January 4, 2013 § 1 Comment
There are plenty of websites and magazines that can help you find your way round the city, the purpose of my blog is to simply share my own experience on the city and to document my adventures. If you need more information on things which I have not mentioned that don’t hesitate to contact me and I will try to help you, alternatively you could try these:
This is the company who arranged my one-month internship for me, they sort everything out for you even down to the Chinese sim card that they give you on arrival. They arrange the internship in the industry that you want, you will have a phone interview before they place you in order to ensure that you will be matched with a company that suits you. They will also arrange the accommodation as well as organise some activities including a charity day for all the interns, it is a great scheme to get on if you want to experience Shanghai but also want to gain some valuable work experience to boost your CV and career aspects. They also have placements in Beijing as well as their Mandarin learning programme, take a look here: http://www.crccasia.com
This is one of my personal favourites in Shanghai for visitors and also for expats who are actually living long term in Shanghai too. Their magazine is fortnightly and you can pick up a copy in most restaurants and bars. The website which is updated so frequently you can only assume that it is run by lots of little gnomes who don’t sleep. From food reviews to latest events, it has everything you need to live, work and play in Shanghai.They have websites for Shanghai and Beijing, check it out here at http://www.cityweekend.com.cn
If you can get apps on your phone, this app is worth every penny. You can search for restaurants, bars, hotels, art galleries, schools, hospitals etc. and the app is easy to navigate around too but the best part? It has a function which allows you to click on any place you want to visit in Shanghai and it will provide you with the address in Chinese for you to simply show the taxi driver.