The ‘bouncy hills’ in Sheshan’s Sculpture Park. Photo by Jon Charest.
★ John Pasden checks out the Shanghai Sculpture Park in Sheshan and, despite the cost, finds it to be pretty awesome.
★ Louisa Lim: investigates the controversial alternative Expo’s of Cai Guoqiang and Feng Zhenghu, which call for the struggles of the peasant classes, and the injustices committed to facilitate the Expo to be recognised.
★ Wang Jianshuo has been left feeling confused and uneasy as security measures at Shanghai Jiaotong University are increased to an unprecedented level without explanation .
★ Geoff Ng rescues us from being disowned by our mothers with a gentle reminder that this Sunday it is tradition to reward their years of love and devotion, and what better way than taking your mum out for brunch at his top rated Shanghai eateries?
★ Fiona Huang, reassures parents that the Expo has gone to some lengths to make itself child friendly; despite the heat and large crowds, the day trip proves do-able but not entirely enjoyable with little people in tow.
★ Xing Zhao declares the new Focus Bar to be a more mature, romantic alternative to Red Station, a favourite of the lesbian club scene, but undertones of scepticism hint that this bar must prove its staying power.
★ Mads Kristiansen from Dutch electric-duo Reptile and Retards fame invites you to release your inner idiot as they gear up for their biggest tour of China, headlining at Yunyintang on 6th May and the two biggest music festivals Zebra and Strawberry.