Xiangyang Market Shanghai Art of Bargaining
Start at 70%-80% Discount off the price. Dun waste time with only 20%. If they ignore you, then try walking away. If that still fail, then try slightly higher. Never Look Eager.
They sell everything from Fake Hangbags, Wallets, Luggages, Golf Clubs and almost anything you can think of.
The touts there are really persistent. Trick is to just ignore them and say no. Do not follow anyone into their shops outside the market which is not regulated and look really dodgy. I have not met with any serious incident in my adventure into those dark alleys but they are more persistent and things can get more heated up inside without the safety of crowds. Homeware, clothings, watches, sourvenir (Nothing from the Qing Dynasty) .Sports wear, jewellery (Fake Tiffany - Bad quality though), Ties, Jackets...the list goes on.
See my comments on my recommended price. Achievable Price in Brackets. Golf Clubs - (RMB1500-RMB2000 (3W, 7 I, AW,PW,SW putter, bag, shoe bag, umbrella, travel bag. All Fiberglass Shaft . Recommend the beaded handbags (RMB 100-150). Other bags around RMB 50 or less. Clothings - Min 50% - 80% discount . Ties - Good Quality(RMB100-120) & Inferior (RMB 20-30. Watch stiching & materials. Ensure length not too short cos some save on material. Fake watches - Max RMB250. Do not last but at US$30, is a fair price for automatic watch. Shoes - Too narrow at the toes. Ski Jackets - Max RMB 150-200 for a fake northcliff Jacket. Luggage/Briefcase -Max RMB 150 - 250 depending on size and design.
Be adventurous and try new foods and venues
Well, I did not think it was specially easy to look for restaurants in Shanghai.
They seem to close quite early and sometimes they refuse to take you in. I don't know if it has to be with the fact of being foreigner or with the fact of being late for dinner !
This one, for example was the restaurant of a hotel in the Bund area. The amount of food they would bring you was amazing and the quality outstanding.
Service was fantastic too.
My point is: be adventurous and eat at local places for 6-10 GBP for two people and enjoy the local cuisine. Don't go to Mexicans , MacDonald's and others. You will not be disappointed by the quality of the local food.
Only a word of advice. Don't ask too much what is in your soup :-) In mine there were some chicken intestines floating. I know it soulds disgusting but it was delicious.
My husband refused to eat the soup but what is the point of travelling if you don't allow yourself to be surprised by the local cuisine? I cannot decide myself between the soup with intestines or the sauteed mushrooms (something simillar to Chanterelle mushrooms)
The duck was not very fleshy...
Projections of Yufo Si.
Pictured here, another of the thousands and thousands of Buddha projections that are located in Asia... This one is a colorful view of the enlightened Buddha seated on a jagged rock formation, overlooking the sea... So many image projections...
Dr Sun Yatsen's Former Residence
No.7 Xiangshan Rd is the former residence of Sun Yat-sen, the great forerunner of the Chinese democratic revolution, and his wife Soong Ching Ling. They lived here from June 1918 until Dr Sun passed away in 1925, with his wife living here until 1937. The museum displays more than 300 original exhibits plus recreates a parlour, dining room, study, bedroom and small sitting room as they were in the 1920s and 1930s according to Soong Ching Ling's recollections.
Open: 9am-4.30pm . Admission: Y20.