You’ll never want to wash another window after watching this terrifying video from China

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Tuesday 7 April 2015

Love a nice breeze? Most people do, but when you’re washing windows 1,300ft above the ground, all you’re hoping for is stillness. Watch the next video and thank your lucky stars you’ll never be washing the windows of the 101-storey Shanghai World Financial Centre.

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There is an entire cocktail bar awaiting you inside this coke vending machine

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Architecture on Wednesday 21 January 2015

Unsuspecting customers at Shanghai’s new sandwich shop The Press are often in for a big surprise when they realize that the innocent looking Coke vending machine at the corner is actually the door to a beautifully designed watering hole. ‘Considering that Shanghai has already seen its fair share of hidden speakeasy-themed bars and lounges, we decided to build suspense and break it in an entirely unexpected fashion,’ says the designer Alberto Caiola.

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Old world meets new in the decor at the Capo Hotel, Shanghai

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Architecture on Wednesday 17 April 2013

The Capo Hotel blends old world Italian charm with the modern flash of glass and polished metals. The hotel, situated in Shanghai, was voted Best Restauarant 2013 by the China Tatler. And no wonder! Fresh, oven baked pizzas and scrumptious cocktails are readily available to enjoy in this super cool atmosphere. I love the strange classical art found throughout.

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Photography by Shanghai-based Maleonn

Ian Bennett Reader Find

By Ian Bennett in New Photography on Tuesday 24 July 2012

Maleonn is a Shanghai-based photographer whose painterly works show off a dreamlike world. The subject of his photos oftentimes blend into the overwhelming atmosphere of his work. When I first saw an exhibition of his in Shanghai, his photos were placed in a space filled with old objects, almost as if you were walking into one of his photos and becoming a part of his space.

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A market in China where parents go to marry off their kids

Casper Johansson Reader Find

By Casper Johansson in New Trends on Saturday 21 April 2012

Only in China. No, wait, only in Shanghai would you find a Marriage Market at People’s Park, which operates every weekend and attracts, literally, hundreds of people all in the united quest of finding the perfect match for their child, their sibling, or occasionally, themselves. So how does it work? Simple. Parents post basic bios of their unwed children on the fences. Interested parties peruse the bios and make their selections. And the rest is in the hands of fate.

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Theme park made entirely from chocolate in Shanghai

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in Cool Travel on Wednesday 4 January 2012

From the Willy Wonka school of edible fun comes the Chocolate Wonderland, a new theme park constructed entirely from, you guessed it, chocolate and open in Shanghai until February 19. Literally everything on display is made from chocolate: even the replica of the famous ancient Chinese Terracotta Warriors. Remarkable.

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Monkey Lounge in Shanghai

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By Bernadette Chua in Cool Travel on Tuesday 17 August 2010

For a city that never sleeps, Shanghai is one of those strange cities that has bars and restaurants constantly opening and closing. But hidden amongst the bustle of the city is Monkey Lounge, a hip watering hole where the clientele is unpretentious and the cocktail list is limited but perfect.

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Liu Jianhua’s Unreal Scene

Francis Andrews Reader Find

By Francis Andrews in New Art on Thursday 8 January 2009

Chinese artist Liu Jianhua has built a model of the Shanghai skyline using just poker chips and dice. Widely known for his quirky ceramic sculptures, his exhibition Dream in Conflict has just been opened at the Galleria Continua in Italy and features Unreal Scene amongst other works bordering on the surreal.

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Sean Fennessy

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Photography on Monday 1 December 2008

Australian photographer, Sean Fennessy, was named by Art and Australia Magazine in 2006 as one of the ‘country’s best artists aged under 25′. These photos are from a larger series on Shanghai called Over the Rainbow.

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