Scary... how empty Boxing Cat is. Every single time I pass it Boxing Cat is empty or almost empty. It's like a ghost town but a restaurant. Will this be the second Boxing Cat restaurant in Shanghai to close down? Likely soon, folks. You heard it here first.
One of the best place in Shanghai to do Yoga. Professional teachers, different kind of Yoga, very good facilities and affordable price. Before or after the class, you can access to a part of the equipments of the 4 seasons hotel (sauna, jacuzzi...) which is really pleasant. Try it and you will come back, for sure...
I am going to talk only about the Basketball part as it is the one in which I am involved and this is a personal point of view, so take as you want. Concerning our experience in this league, I have to raise the fact that this is actually not with pleasure that we compete in this league. What we've noticed is that every time we played against a Chinese team, the referees are actually on their side. First they don't play a nice basketball (which I can not blame them for) but the worst is the fact that the referees actually take decision at their advantage: - many of their faults are not counted when ours are always (normal) but even some not existing ones are! - The table doesn't count the time-outs properly (last time we counted 4 in one half-time when 2 are authorised) so when the score is tight and that we just scored they asked for a time-out, so then they can start the game from the middle of the court. - when we try to complain about the difference of treatment we get some technical faults. However when the other Chinese teams complain about a decision of the referees, they never get punished and they even sometimes manage to change the decision!
On the other hand concerning the organisation, we receive several emails for schedule changes, but when we request a change because of a problem of our players' availabilities, we receive an answer that most of the time is few days before the match and are requested to pay a "fine".
In the end, I don't feel that this association is run for the love of sport (and beautiful sport) but rather for the financial profit opportunity, as there isn't any other ones.
If you think you are good enough for going over that difference of treatment, go for it! But don't expect nice games If you want to play for the pleasure of playing in a good spirit, at this price I rather advice you to rent a court and find buddies to play with.
While I have not yet had a chance to enjoy all the elements of Salt & Light, the "Library" makes for an enjoyable evening. The back speak-easy feels almost like one's own private getaway. If anything else, Salt & Light is a go-to spot for dates.
I discover Yoga with Yoga room, I feel really good after each class. Each teacher are different but very professional. The price is really good > you have access to the Jacuzzi and sauna after or before the class. Their website is easy to use to see and book a class. I highly recommended it !!!
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