There’s no doubt about it, life as an expatriate in any foreign country can be a scary thing! Not only do your find your daily routines disrupted, but simple activities you might have taken for granted back at home, for instance taking the bus or going to the grocery store, are

EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS:

  • Shanghai Police Station: 110
  • Ambulance: 120
  • Fire Control: 119

FOREIGN CONSULATES:

U.S. Consulate:
1469 Middle Huaihai Road
+86 21 3217 4650

British Consulate:
Shanghai Centre,
Suite 301,
1376 West Nanjing Road
+86 21 3279 2000

French Consulate:
Haitong Securities Building
2nd Floor,
Suite 201
689 Guangdong Road
+86 21 6103 2200

Canadian Consulate:
ECO City Building,
8th Floor
1788 West Nanjing Road
+86 21 3279 280

Spanish Consulate:
Jin Mao Tower
12th Floor
88 Century Avenue
+86 21 6321 3543

Brazilian Consulate:
188 Jiangning Road
+86 21 6437 0110

Italian Consulate:
989 Changle Road
+86 21 5407 5588

Australian Consulate:
Shanghai Centre West Tower
Suite 401
1376 West Nanjing Road
+86 21 6279 8098

German Consulate:
181 Yongfu Road
+86 21 3401 0106

Mexican Consulate:
1375 Middle Huaihai Road
+86 21 6437 3451

Turkish Consulate:
Qi Hua Tower
Room 13B,
1375 Middle Huaihai Road
+86 21 6474 6838

New Zealand Consulate:
Room 1605-1607A
989 Changle Road
+86 21 5407 558

TRANSPORTATION:

Taxi Companies In Shanghai:

  • Dazhong: +86 21 96822
  • Jinjiang: +86 21 96961
  • Haibo: +86 21 96965
  • Qiangsheng: +86 21 6258 0000
  • Bashi: +86 21 96840

Buses in Shanghai:

  • 8684 (to find bus routes and bus numbers)

Trains in Shanghai:

Most neighborhoods have a ticket office to purchase in person

Miscellaneous Shanghai Travel Information:

  • Spring Airlines (budget airline)
  • Ctrip (travel packages, flights, trains, hotel booking)
  • eLong (travel packages, flights, trains, hotel booking)

DESTINATION GUIDE

Useful information about China’s healthcare system, cost of living, career opportunities, cultural aspects, top expat cities and more.

FOOD DELIVERY SERVICE:

Sherpa’s Food Delivery Service
www.sherpa.com.cn/
+86 21 6209 6209

SHANGHAI SPORTS TEAMS INFORMATION:

Shanghai Warriors (American Football Team):
http://facebook.com/shanghaiwarriors
http://www.weibo.com/shanghaiwarriors
shanghaiwarriors41@gmail.com

Shanghai Nighthawks (American Football Team):
http://www.facebook.com/shanghainighthawks
play@gamedaychina.com

Shanghai Rugby Football Club (Rugby Union):
http://www.shanghaifootballclub.com/

Shanghai Lions Football Club (Football/Soccer):
http://shanghai-lions.com/

ASAS Super 7 Football League (Football/Soccer):
http://asas_football.grupo.la
+86 21 5212 7522
services@asas.comm.cn

SHOPPING IN SHANGHAI:

Fabric Market (Custom tailored clothing)
399 Lujiabang Road

Fake Markets
Han City
580 West Nanjing Road

Qipu Road Clothing Market
168 Qipu Road

Hongqiao New World Pearl Market (also a fabric market)
3721 Hongmei Road

AP Plaza
Inside Metro Line 2
Shanghai Science & Technology Museum Subway Station

Online Stores (similar to eBay):

ONLINE RESOURCES (NEWS ARTICLES, FORUMS, CLASSIFIEDS):

Shanghai Expat
City Weekend
Shanghaiist
EnjoyShanghai
SmartShanghai
Asia XPAT Shanghai
Bonjour Chine
Shanghai Vive
eChinaCities

CHINESE HEALTH INSURANCE:

Aetna International

International health insurance company who provides health benefits to expats across the globe, including those moving to China.

Bupa Healthcare
www.bupa-china.com
+86 21 6418 6557
info@bupa-china.com

Pacific Prime Health Insurance
www.pacificprime.com
+86 21 6467 1304
info@pacificprime.com