Earlier this week, Singapore-based restaurant reservations provider Chope has announced that it will now also offer its online reservation services to the thousands of restaurants listed on popular lifestyle site City Weekend.

As mentioned, Chope (which is Singaporean slang for the verb ‘reserve’) is an online reservations service similar to Opentable, and is popular in Singapore and Hong Kong. Member restaurants pay a fee to Chope, which provides them with a reservations backend system, and allows bookings to be made directly with said restaurants on its website.  In March 2013, the company raised US $2.5 million in a round of Series B funding.

With the partnership between Chope and Ringier (the group which owns City Weekend), diners will be able to secure tables at their favourite restaurants for free via both City Weekend and Chope’s websites and apps. The partnership initially covers Shanghai and Beijing, but may include more cities such as Guangzhou and Suzhou as the influence of City Weekend grows throughout China.

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Zen is a tech journalist with a fondness for tech gadgets and pandas. She is also a full-time grad student studying business journalism at Tsinghua University, and often spends much time dreaming about...