If you are in need of a toilet, they are relatively easy to find: At cross-ways they have green signs which will give you directions to the nearest public toilets! You'll never know what you'll meet. We once found it to be inside a hospital, where we had to search for a while.
Few complex in the same area called Qi Pu Road which have many shops selling all kinds of clothes, bags, shoes, accessories. Easiest way is to go by bus 167 from Nanjing Walking Street.
Lots of people come here to buy in bulk. Bargain !!! Its a must ! You must slash at least 50% off as you won't find price tags here normally.
Everything is vegetarian!!
It was cold and rainy... I was alone in shanghai and hungry. Also I didn't know a word of Chinese. I knew if I found a vegetarian restaurant I could order anything and not worry about accidentally eating meat. So I walked FOREVER to find this place. Eventually, rain-soaked, tired, and starved, I found it.
Walking in, I noticed the calming ambiance of dark wood and running water. I was greeted by some women who led me across a small "bridge" over a relaxing stream of running water, to a nice table.
The menu was so confusing because there were dishes such as beef and fish, and I thought I was in the wrong place! So I ordered some dishes of tofu to be safe. I must admit the waiter was very kind to deal with me and my nervousness from being in a different country, and eating strange foods.
The food was delicious and the price was moderate. The ambiance was the best part.
Later, I found out that ALL of the food there is vegetarian and only resembles such food as beef or fish! pickled tofu-- prepared in different ways. Some were shaped like bow-ties, others like blocks. And others were like cylinders. It was tasty and a good appetizer.
Bund Sight-seeing Tunnel
This is a tunnel built beneath the Huangpu River and it connects to the opposite Pudong. The tunnel is 647m long and the journey takes approx. 10min. Single & return journey ticket cost RMB20 & RMB30 respectively.
The experience is like sitting in a time machine capsule or space travel. Colourful lights will be projected on the wall of tunnel as the full transparent carriage you are in moving forward, narrating to you the brief history of Shanghai.
Jiang Nan Trip
Spring 2007, my first visit to China
3 cities - Shanghai, Hangzhou and Suzhou.
Fly from Singapore to Shanghai Pudong International Airport. Travelled to Hangzhou and Suzhou by train. Nice experience though was a tiring trip. =)
Recommended places to visit in Shanghai are:
The Bund where you see the old architecture and new modern buildings across Hungpu River, Jin Mao Tower (World No. 4 tallest building) to view the night scenery of Shanghai, Shanghai Museum, Huai Hai road (French concession), Yu Yuan, Shanghai Old Streets and Nanjing Dong Road
Main attractions in Hangzhou are around the Xi Hu.
The view at the broken bridge is very nice. =)
Must visit the gardens in Suzhou. Also, take a boat to view the night lightings of Suzhou.
Gardens to visit are: The Humble Administrator's Garden, The Lion Forest Garden and the Master-of-Nets Garden.
Visit Suzhou gardens during the off peak season. The entrance fee is also cheaper. Visit in Spring or Autumn.