there are plenty small shops selling pearls near Yuyuan garden, they all look practically the same..but i would advise you to find that shop and ask for Jin Yu Qin, because our small but greedy for pearls group bought really a lot of all kind of necklaces, earrings, bracelets..sure you could get good discount, just ask her if she remembers a man with his 5 wifes...sure she will remember..:) China is known for its good prices on pearls. Prices range, depending on size, length of necklace, and quality. Negotiations are a must prices starts from 200 usd for a long necklace, but you can easily get it for half this price...and many small nice gifts for free
Large restaurant on Wujiang Road
I ate at Tim Hing Restaurant on my first evening in Shanghai during a visit to the city in May 2008.
This local restaurant is located on the bustling food street of Wujiang Road, just off Nanjing Road West, about 10-15 minutes walk west of People’s Square.
Having browsed the various food stalls and simple restaurants of Wujiang Road, soaked up the tempting aromas, watched locals tucking into their dumplings, noodles and grilled meat and seafood, I realised that there wasn’t an English language menu (or any English language signs) in sight – so if I ordered anything on Wujiang Road, it would be a case of pointing and hoping for the best. On my first night in the city, I wasn’t quite ready to do that.
The one exception on Wujiang Road was Tim Hing Restaurant; a brightly lit restaurant with a smattering of English translations amongst the Mandarin signs. I took a seat by the window and scrutinised the extensive menu with most dishes translated into English.
The menu consisted of soups, udon noodles, soup noodles, dumplings, wantons and a variety of stir fries and noodle dishes containing beef, chicken, pork, duck or seafood. A couple of the more interesting dishes I noted were “trotters with peanuts” and “duck chin”.
The drinks menu was extensive and, as well as the usual choice of soft drinks, hot beverages and beers, there was coconut juice, sour plum juice and a variety of sago and gelatine drinks.
I opted for:
Singapore style noodles - Cost: 25 Yuan / 2 GBP
A plate of very oily noodles with small fried shrimps, strips of fried pork (like pencil thin sausages), bean sprouts, egg and green chilli peppers.
The menu indicated that this was a spicy dish, which was one of the reasons that I ordered it, but it wasn’t spicy at all. It was tasty enough and generally a nice meal, but it was far from spicy.
Lemon Coke - Cost: 8 Yuan / 0.65 GBP
A glass of Coke with ice and lemon. The waitress pointed at two Chinese symbols on the menu to determine which option I wanted. I assumed that these must be “large” and “small”, but in actual fact they were “hot” and “cold”. I’ve never tried hot coke, and this warm evening wasn’t the time to do so, so I opted for traditional cold Coke.
The largest and most westernised restaurant on Wujiang Road. A good choice of dishes and one of the few places in the area with English translations on their menu.
Former HSBC Building
The former Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank headquarters building is at no. 12 on the Bund. It was built in the early 1920s in Greco-Roman style, dominated by a 150-foot-high dome supported by eight marble columns imported from Italy. The building now houses the Pudong Development Bank and is open to the public. The inside of the dome contains beautiful mosaics of the world's greatest banking cities. Two bronze lions frame the main entrance - these are copies of the originals, now found in the Shanghai History Museum.
I was stay in Pudong area, which is a new town of Shanghai...nice concept of housing, where they look like European concept. The price, are quite same the price in Malaysia. Transport? So noisy where ppl like to horn other cars...20m of population make Shanghai so noise and busy city...
Shanghai have two main airports which is connected to international airports or domestic airports. I have to go to local airports when I need to travel to Guangzhou. Interesting thing in airports is, you have to go to airport at least 3 hours before your departure time because there are verrrrrrryy long Q especially when you arrive at custom point.
As you see in this pics, this was taken from one of my contractor that I met in China. This old guys still managed to work like this and he already old! I am really salute him! This pics make me think a lot about Msian young generation....