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Introducing Zhabei District in Shanghai

Located to the north of Jing’An and Huangpu districts, separated by the Suzhou Creek, Zhabei is one of the oldest districts of Shanghai. Zhabei is a residential and business district as well as a major education hub of the city. Zhabei is the location of Shanghai University which was founded by the Chinese Nationalist Party and the Chinese Communist Party in 1922. Many local schools can be found in Zhabei as well. Formerly home to many factories and the working class, Zhabei is becoming increasingly popular with city residents and foreigners, partially due to lower rent prices. The city government is also working to make the district into more of a business district. Currently, 13 multinational companies have regional headquarters in Zhabei including Vale, TESCO, and Kohler. The district serves as the location for the Shanghai Multimedia

Zhabei is also home to a wealth of cultural sites. The Shanghai Railway Station, which served as the main railway station in Shanghai before the Shanghai South Railway Station was completed, is located in Zhabei. You can also visit Hui Shen Gong Xie, the first Western-style court in China, the residence of famous Chinese artist Wu Changshuo, or pre-1937 homes on Tangjia Lane. For a leisurely afternoon, you can visit Daning Lingshi Park – the largest green space in Puxi. The park has a beach, bamboo, ponds, and sections modelled after Northern China, Southern China, and Europe. Near the park are the Zhabei Stadium and Shanghai Circus World. Although it lacks some of the Western restaurants and stores that some districts have, Zhabei is a great location for anyone who would want to live in or visit a district with lots of culture and history.


Presentation of the Red Envelope Tradition

As a standout amongst the most huge components of Chinese culture, the red envelope [红包/hónɡbāo] is given amid exceptional events or occasions. Amid Chinese New Year, all unmarried youngsters get red envelopes from grandmother, grandpa, uncles, close relatives, mother and father obviously. Chinese individuals more often than not state "恭喜发财,红包拿来/Gōngxǐ fācái, hónɡbāo nálái" (May you have a prosperous New Year, and give me a red envelope) as a welcome amid the Spring Festival. It is, in any case, not so much the cash given that matters but rather the desire for joy and thriving.

Imagery of the Red Envelope

The red shade of the envelope symbolizes good fortunes and should avoid detestable spirits. The measure of cash contained in the envelope for the most part closures with an even digit, as per Chinese convictions; for example 88 and 168 are both fortunate numbers, as odd-numbered cash blessings are customarily connected with funerals. There is additionally an across the board convention that cash ought not be given in fours, or the number four ought not show up in the sum, for example, in 40, 400 and 444, as the elocution of "four" takes after that of "death" and along these lines connotes misfortune for some Chinese. At weddings, the sum offered is generally planned to take care of the expense of the participants and in addition connote goodwill to the love birds.

What is the Story Behind "the Red Envelopes

It is said that some time ago, there was a little beast called "祟" (suì), who made kids wiped out by moving into their beds when they were sleeping soundly. One couple made their tyke a toy out of eight copper coins to play with, with an end goal to keep the youngster from nodding off. The kid in the long run nodded off, yet when the creature drew nearer, the coins exuded a solid gold light that frightened it off!

The couple spread the news to their neighbors and companions of how the creature feared coins, and individuals began giving out 压祟钱 (yā suì qián), actually signifying "cash to mistreat the beast 祟." Later on, an easier character 岁 was utilized to supplant 祟 and the idea of压岁钱 came to fruition.


Ambassador Relocation has a new look!

Having grown from being a real estate agency to become a full-service relocation company, Ambassador is currently in the process of revamping its brand image.

Beginning of January 2017, Ambassador Relocation has launched a newly redesigned website as part of a rebranding effort to better accommodate the company’s position in the marketplace. Ambassador’s website has a new look and feel with a focus on the client.

Not only will the whole website look fresher, but it will also better incorporate user experience to make the property search easier. The focus is especially made on the map search tool which has been fully redesigned to save time and clicks. The new website will also feature a relocation guide where users can access all sorts of information about living in Shanghai, including compound and neighborhood details, practical information and tips for newcomers, a directory of useful contacts for expats and more.

In addition to the new website design, Ambassador also launched new branded items including a brochure-map, a bag and a folder. “Ambassador Relocation was built on hard work and with the client in mind,” said Issa Zeng, GM of the company. “I am thrilled with our new rebranding and feel that it will further our business and allow us to better serve our clients.”


Ambassador Relocation

17D, No 1399 West Beijing Road

Jing'an District
Shanghai 200040




Telephone: + 86 139 1608 9730