Around Town

Your news round-up for the month of October

Squash Stars On The Bund
Last month, The Peninsula Shanghai hosted the 2015 China Open – Squash Stars On The Bund. Sanctioned by the Professional Squash Association (PSA) and the Women’s Squash Association (WSA), it was the largest World Tour event with the biggest prize money ever staged in China. It took place in the Palace Suite, on the 11th floor of the hotel, and brought together the world’s best male and female squash players who competed head-to-head in a transparent glass court with the fast-paced action visible from all four sides, along with stunning views of the Lujiazui skyline.
    Described as the Formula One of courtside games, hosting the tournament at The Peninsula
Shanghai continues the trend to make squash sexy and showcases the heart of the city in the best way possible. Other landmark destinations tournaments have been played at include in front of Hong Kong Harbour and even among the Pyramids in Giza, Egypt. The Peninsula Shanghai passionately champions the sport, as they believe that it aligns with the brand’s DNA of speed and consistency.
Fancy A New iPhone…?
Are you a man? Are you looking to buy a new iPhone? Well, you might be in luck if you are tall, educated and disease-free. Shanghai Human Sperm Bank is offering a cash subsidy to their donors, equaling the cost of a brand new iPhone. The RMB 6,000 subsidy is justified by the transportation and nutrition costs for the multiple trips to the ‘bank’ over a six-month period.
Magical Blue Skies For Disney
Authorities have ordered 153 enterprises, at risk of posing a pollution threat around the Shanghai Disney Resort, to close by the end of next year. The announcement stated, "Seventy-nine enterprises will be shut down in the first half of 2016 and the rest will be closed by the end of next year in an effort to make the zone better serve the needs of Disneyland as well as the Shanghai International Tourism and Resorts Zone," So it would seem that Disney really is the place where dreams come true…