Eric Moller's House
This house was built in early 20th century by a Swedish business man Eric Moller. It was built according to his daughter's dream. The whole house is in old scandinavian style. The interior design of the house is very classic. It is pretty amazing!
Now the house is used as café, restaurant (where you can eat in a private room) and hotel.
It's located on Shanxi Nan Rd, right across City Hotel.
From Singapore to Shanghai, direct flight
Only 3 airlines fly direct from Singapore to Shanghai. They are: Singapore Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Garuda Indonesia.
Garuda's fare is the cheapest among the 3.
I will not recommend China Eastern Airlines. See my link to the "Warning/Danger" tips below:
REVIEW OF CHINA EASTERN AIRLINES FLIGHTS
Ancient Qibao Town
Though much of ancient buildings are gone and new ones are re-built, you can still try something different in this city. In a large scale, those historic sites become a place where you can try many different local snacks and search for some handicraft. But it's always commercial.
The People's Square, which was refurbished and expanded in 1994, is the political and cultural center of Shanghai. The square is home to a gigantic music fountain, several dozen thousand square metres of green patches, the Shanghai New Museum with a unique design, the magnificent City Hall, a spacious underground shopping center, and the splendid Grand Shanghai Theatre. A stroll on the square enables one to gain some idea about the modern chic and refined elegance of Shanghai and its people.
"What a wonderous town"
Shanghai was by far my favorite stop along my Chinese adventure.
We were there during the New year celabration.
This is the famous Tea house and bridge in the old town. Which actualy is Very New. The Tea house is original but all the other structures in the area are brand new and made to look old, like the original architecture.
You can't go through the old town without stopping in at a little restaurant
For some Shanghai noodles or the baosa.
I found the food in Shanghai to be sweeter than up north.
I like to go off the beatan path a little and explore the street markets. here is the Chicken market. You can't get it any fresher than this.
"Nan Jing Lou"
If you havn't been to Shanghai in a few years you probably won't recognise a lot of things since this place is developing so fast.
Nan Jing Donglu is partialy a walking street, no cars allowed!
And the night life is overwhelming.
This area is growing at an alarming rate. one of the tallest building in the world (88 livable floors) is here. The T.V. tower and some giant department stores. Not to mention dozens of places that we did not even go to.
But one day we thought we would spoil ourselves and we went to the Shangrala hotel for drinks. :-)
I find it funny , in China if you want to do anything Chinese in an authentic Chinese restaurant the cost is relative to the Chinese yuan( kuai, renminbi). But if you want to do, or drink, or eat anything that resembles western culture you pay western prices??????? Go figure.
Another shot of the tower with the setting sun.
Here is a shot that, unless you are a night watchman you will never get again. The new subway line over to Pudong and along Nan Jing Lu had just opened and we were the only people taking it at that moment.
I am sure it won't be long until it is as packed as all the other subways in China.