Geography of Shanghai

Mood Indigo: reflections of old Shanghai colour your stay

The Indigo chain of hotels prides itself on making its designs reflect local neighbourhoods, and its first Asian branch is no exception.

Friday, 22 June, 2012, 12:00am

Eyes on the prize

Hong Kong has two dominant English-language luxury lifestyle magazines, the types of brick-like glossy publications packed with tales of Burberry trinkets and the latest Bentleys, of Balinese pampering packages, fanciful chronographs and anti-ageing serums that most of us cannot afford.

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Shanghai Urban drives on with offshore growth

Shanghai Urban Construction Group, a major Shanghai-government-owned building firm, is aggressively expanding abroad, despite risks such as physical attacks on its staff in Angola.

On June 28, the company established SUCG International to operate its international businesses.

13 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Demand soars for space

Substantial expansion by international and domestic corporations has pushed up rents for grade-A office space in Puxi in Shanghai. It has also driven the vacancy rate to its lowest level since 2009, say international real estate consultants.

31 May 2011 - 12:00am

Tenants want only the best

The growing demand for luxury goods on the mainland has also boosted the demand for top-of-the-line office space in Puxi, Shanghai, as international retailers are aggressively expanding.

31 May 2011 - 12:00am

Concierge key to centre's service

When entering a business centre for the first time, potential serviced office tenants value a receptionist's warm greeting.

Customer care is mostly welcomed, as executives leave behind a bustling street for the calmer surroundings of a serviced office.

2 May 2011 - 12:00am

ORIENTAL playground

Shanghai, or the 'Paris of the Orient', is a city framed with European characteristics. What it lacks in must-see tourist attractions, it makes up for with a heady mixture of glitz, glamour and grit where old-world charm and futuristic allure collide.

15 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

City living at a price

hanghai's luxury residential market had a banner year in 2009 when prices doubled to peak in late December at an average of 75,000 yuan (HK$87,400) per square metre, according to Colliers International. Since then, prices have come down and stabilised at an average of about 60,000 yuan.

10 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

HK developers are heading north

The tale of two cities and the varying fortunes of their office sectors continues unabated, with Hong Kong developers laying a stake in prime business districts across the border.

8 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

A customised event for every occasion

An added-value 'Inside Collection' scheme makes meetings and events tailored to each occasion. Activities organised through the InterContinental Puxi range from off-site team-building and meeting the local community, to stimulating speakers being arranged and other projects. The hotel itself also has a 300-seat multipurpose auditorium and 700-seat Grand Ballroom.

24 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Popular band's expo concert cancelled

World Expo organisers cancelled a performance of Smap, a top Japanese band due to play on Sunday, to avoid any potential stampede.

7 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Puxi site of expo's core theme fails to draw crowds

The abiding image of World Expo 2010's first three days in Shanghai has been of sizzling visitors queuing for hours on end to get into the most popular exhibits.

But the multibillion-yuan fair has also been a classic tale of two cities. Across the river from the mobbed national pavilions, the Puxi half of the site has been an oasis of relative calm.

4 May 2010 - 12:00am

Shanghai backwater prepares for transformation as bridge opens

Shanghai officials have effectively put property developers under starter's orders for development of the city's 'last virgin territory', announcing yesterday that a bridge linking Chongming Island with the city would open by the end of the month.

15 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Shanghai to put prime waterfront commercial site up for auction

Bucking the trend towards holding back land auctions because of the financial turmoil, Shanghai would put a prime site up for sale in December and expects it to fetch the highest price in the city's history, a municipal official said.

28 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

City's mix of old, new shows it is alive, says renowned architect

To renowned French architect Paul Andreu, Shanghai is a living entity with a jumble of buildings - good and bad, old and new. 'A town is not made of only excellent and perfect things. It's living,' he said.

23 May 2008 - 12:00am