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Ticket discount for students

An Expo official recently announced entry discounts to encourage local and international students to visit Expo 2010 Shanghai during the summer school holidays. The offer runs until Aug 31.

Brief: Later openings, umbrellas available...

One hundred Hong Kong residents aged from 18 to 65 began their volunteer service in the Expo Garden on Monday. Selected from more than 1,000 applicants in Hong Kong, these experienced volunteers are from all walks of life and speak fluent Mandarin and English. They will provide assistance at the China Pavilion, Hong Kong Pavilion and Expo Axis until July 23.

Belgium lays it on the table

Chambar Bistro has been packed every day since it opened two months ago. Shanghainese seem to be mesmerized by Belgian delights - the beer, the chocolates, the cheeses and the fashion. The surge in popularity at this restaurant has given the Belgian phenomenon unexpected visibility.

A long, happy life by the sea

Shanghai summers can be brutal. With the humid air, high temperatures and the haze that lingers above the city, one wonders if fresh air can be found anywhere close to the bustling metropolis.

Buses just too popular during Shanghai Expo

Despite long queues at bus stations and overcrowded buses, no more services can be added on the two busiest bus routes in the Expo site for fear of traffic jams, the city's traffic authority said on Monday.

New weather forecast system launched

After a year's preparation, the Shanghai Metrological Bureau recently announced its newest weather forecast system, which is based on the advanced model of Heat Index.

Evening tickets now on sale until 8:50pm

Evening ticket sales hours to Shanghai World Expo will be extended to 8:50pm from today for the convenience of the increasing number of evening visitors, the organizers announced.

Viva the flavors of Mexico

Tucked along the phoenix tree-lined Yongjia Road in the former French Concession, Mi Tierra Mexican Restaurant & Taco Bar offers a taste of authentic Mexico inside a rambling and ornate whitewash villa built in 1927.

Residences of the rich and famous

Some of China's most famous 20th-century identities lived in Shanghai and many of their former residences still stand, Xu Junqian reports.

The very best of berries

Yuyao city offers a treat that's sweet but challenging to collect, Wu Yiyao discovers the pleasures of waxberries.

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