My 5: Paul Draper live at Yuyintang Park, Shanghai.

Paul Draper live Yuyintang Park Shanghai.

Reading from China? This My 5 contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. March 2019. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw that Paul Draper was coming to China! I mean, really? It wasn’t a difficult decision to grab a ticket, after all they were highly affordable and Shanghai […]

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My 5: Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum.

Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum.

1. March 2019. I’ve got a great trivia question for you. Back in 1937 when the Nazi Party had begun their relentless persecution of the Jews, which city became the only world metropolis to accept Jewish people fleeing from the horrors of The Holocaust? Well, as you’ve almost certainly figured out from the name of […]

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My 5: Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre.

Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre.

Reading from China? This My 5 contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. March 2019. I’ve always been fascinated by the manipulative powers of propaganda art. From Uncle Sam and The Soviets to The Nazis and The Vietnamese, it just blows my mind to think how a single image […]

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My 5: Rain Room – Yuz Museum, Shanghai.

Inside Rain Room Yuz Museum Shanghai.

Reading from China? This My 5 contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. March 2019. “Have you heard about Rain Room?” my colleague Lena asked me back in Ruian a few days before my Shanghai trip. Hmm, I had not heard of Rain Room, “What’s the deal?” When she explained […]

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My 5: Shanghai French Concession Part I.

Walking route Shanghai French Concession.

1. March 2019. If I had to pick my favorite Shanghai day it would definitely be the hours I spent mooching about the city’s historical French Concession district. A million miles away from the teeming masses of The Bund, Shanghai’s French Concession is a sleepy network of tree-lined streets, flowery alleyways, ultra-trendy cafes, bars and […]

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My 5: Shanghai 1933 Slaughterhouse.

1933 Slaughterhouse Shanghai.

1. March 2019. When I was compiling my potential hit list of Shanghai sights to turn into articles, I wanted to seek out some truly unique city spots. You know, the kind of stuff that gets the people saying WTF! And boy oh boy did I find just that in the form of Shanghai 1933 Slaughterhouse! […]

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My 5: Waibaidu Bridge, Shanghai.

Waibaidu Bridge Shanghai.

Reading from China? This My 5 contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. March 2019. Located at the confluence of Suzhou Creek and the Huangpu River, Shanghai’s Waibaidu Bridge looks like a modest little structure at first glance. But what it may lack in length and height, it certainly […]

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