Shanghai Local Customs

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    Convenient use of PinYin

    by JCtheEE Written Oct 19, 2005

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    Shanghai street signs conveniently include Pin Yin so that foreign travelers can at least sound out the names. The pictured sign resulted in a good laugh.

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    Language barriers

    by Mittnic Written Aug 27, 2005

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    Turtle anyone?

    Be aware that very few Chinese speak any English at all.

    At restaurants the picture menus are practical and in taxis it's good to have your destinations written in Chinese.

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    fan dancer on roller blades

    by SangAji Written Jan 13, 2005

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    the man was very happy to dance around on roller blades and has his pix taken with family!

    a light diversion from the maddening crowd!

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    Bird cages

    by chaYangshu Written Nov 4, 2004
    Birds in a cage

    Local people, mostly men, have pet birds in cages and take them outside on the streets, in the parks etc to get some fresh air.

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    Social activities

    by chaYangshu Written Nov 4, 2004
    Interesting game

    All around China one may see people spending time together with their friends just as these guys playing the game in the Old Town of Shanghai

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    Styling and smiling!!

    by herzog63 Written Sep 29, 2003

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    Styling in Shanghai!

    This guy here sure looked out of place in 1987! Most of the older people still wore the Mao Blues and Greens! But this guy was in full leather top to bottom... I couldn't resist a photo.

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    Don't try this at home....

    by herzog63 Written Sep 29, 2003

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    Acrobat show

    I loved the balancing acts that the Acrobat show did!! I have no idea how come this whole thing didn't fall down. The guy at the bottom was shaking too...... It made my knees nervous watching it.

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    A popular snack in Northern China

    by goglobe Written Sep 4, 2003

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    shops selling pup snack

    Originated in Beijing and Shanghai, a popular snack carrying a wacky name of 'Doggies Gone After 'Em' , meaning that humans go madly about them. Indeed the taste of this meat burger is excellent.

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    The tea ceremony

    by GUYON Written Jan 4, 2003
    Jasmine tea

    The Chinese tea is very light. So they can drink it all the day.
    The preparation of the tea needs a kill.
    It is also the way to drink tap water without beeing sick.

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    Nanjing is another big city...

    by gmanxue Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Nanjing is another big city near Shanghai, which takes 2.5 hours of train to reach. If you have time, you'd better visit Zhongshan Cemetery, where Sun Zhongshan, the father of China, is buried.

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    Sidewalk hawker stall. With...

    by vigi Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Sidewalk hawker stall. With only RMB0.20 they serve delicious and freshly baked Sesame Bo-Pe (puffs) with spring onion. Hmm... Yummy Yummy!

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    Can you imagine, a road-side...

    by vigi Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Can you imagine, a road-side newspaper stall (don't even have shop space), selling newspaper, magazines and milk, uses computer barcode stock control for their merchandises?! Amazing!!!

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    What happens if your mobile...

    by vigi Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    What happens if your mobile phone is out of batteries? This coin-in MOBILE CHARGER MACHINE provides adapters for 13 popular models, located in lobby of big shopping mall.

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    Shanghai is a city with old...

    by Chris_Dahlia Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Shanghai is a city with old and new cultures, meanwhile, eastern and western cultures. You can really experience so much and so different cultures in this city!

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    'A La 'in shanghai lingguist...

    by zqboy Written Aug 24, 2002

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    'A La 'in shanghai lingguist means I or me;you will never learn to understand the linguist of shanghai,even you are Chinese~!

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