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11 Things You Need If You Just Moved to Shanghai

11 Things You Need If You Just Moved to Shanghai

Moving to Shanghai or perhaps you just moved here?

Moving to a foreign place can be daunting, but with so many online resources to prep you, there’s really no reason to be totally lost and confused. More than 170,000 foreigners live in Shanghai (according to Shanghai Stats), with about 3000-9000 new foreigners coming in every year. Shanghai is one of the world’s most international city, you can find anything and everything here, and probably more. With that said, it is always better to be prepared and here’s the essential things you need if you just moved to this Chinese metropolitan giant of Shanghai.

FREE VPN

FREE VPN

Yes! It’s time for Shanghai Halfpat to give away a freebie!

And what better gift to give readers (presumably from Shanghai/China) than a free 12VPN Lite account? I’ve talked about needing a VPN in China previously but haven’t exactly heard why YOU want a VPN. So I’ve decided to run this campaign till the end of the month to find out reasons why you guys need a VPN. Leave me a comment here or send a tweet. It’s got to be specific and succinct, and in 140 characters or less, to be fair to those taking part in Twitter. Examples are “I need a VPN so that I can tell my best pals in the UK that I miss them terribly on their Facebook walls!”; “a VPN will allow me to see YouTube videos of my little Schnauzer back home in LA”, and whatever else you can think of! The winner will be chosen based on originality, sincerity, and creativity! So let the creative juices flow! Make it rhyme, compose a haiku, or make it a sales pitch for all we care! …

In China? Get a VPN.

In China? Get a VPN.

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Living in Shanghai, or anywhere in Mainland China, means access is denied for Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Blogspot, and all the other sites blocked by Great Firewall of China (GFW)…