Tiny Swiss Army knife+cigarette lighter...
Certain materials like silk or leather react in a unique way when subjected to something like flame. Anything else will react differently. With a lighter one can test the authenticity of a material and the tweezers prevents your fingers from burning.
Tiny Swiss Army knife has scissors and pair of tweezers in it. If travelling by airplane, pack it in your suitcase which you will check in as baggage. A lighter will go onboard in your handbag or in your pockets.
Cut a piece of the cloth which you are buying, hold it with tweezers and light it up with a lighter. Many times a dealer convinces the cloth being 100% pure silk and it turns out not to be... as a result of this test. Or sometimes its enough even when I pull the lighter out of my pocket and they see it. Then they will tell that it is not genuine leather/silk.
Please consult someone to teach this trick to you in practise before trying it. Normally I use this trick on markets.
Be careful and do not ruin any items in a shop or burn it down!
The Metro is a cheap and convenient way of getting around Shanghai, and there are English language announcements as well.
Shanghai is quickly expanding their system to meet demand, but you'll find that the subway can get very crowded even outside rush hours.
Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Centre
Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Centre displays the past, present and future of city planning and construction of the Shanghai Metropolis. Thus, if you're a history buff, and is also interested in the future (at least of Shanghai), then, you can take a peek inside.
The Bund is the most iconic group of buildings in the world. Stretching for a mile along the bank of the Huangpu River, it begins at Yan'an Road in the south and ends at Waibaidu Bridge (formerly Garden Bridge) in the north, which crosses Suzhou Creek. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Shanghai thanks to its colonial architectural delights in its 22 historic buildings. The buildings once housed numerous banks and trading houses from Britain, France, the U.S., Russia, Germany, Japan, The Netherlands and Belgium, as well as the consulates of Russia and Britain, a newspaper, the Shanghai Club and the Masonic Club. A building boom at the end of 19th century and beginning of 20th century led to the Bund becoming a major financial hub of East Asia. However, in the 1950s, many of the hotels and clubs closed or were converted to other uses at the hands of the Communist Party. But, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, with the thawing of economic policy in the People's Republic of China, buildings on the Bund were gradually returned to their former uses.
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