Tag: shanghai

10 Things about Shanghai

Shanghai is also known as Hu (沪), the official abbreviation. It is this chinese character 沪 that one sees on motor vehicle licence plates registered in Shanghai. It is a port city on Huangpu River, and is situated on the estuary of Yangtze River. Huangpu…

Epilogue – 匆匆沪之行

Observations on Shanghai The trip was essentially our very first to China. We both had been to Hong Kong a couple of times and I to Shenzhen for a couple of days too, but these don’t count. Not in the way I count this…

CHAR Grill: A Photo Gallery

I did wrap up all the posts on our trip to Shanghai last Dec in Jan this year, but something was nagging in the back of my mind. To be specific, I really wanted to write about our enchanting dining experience at CHAR bar…

Resplendent Pudong

Shanghai is divided into the East and West segments with the Huangpu River (黄浦江) flowing through it. As such, the area to the east is called Pudong (浦东) and the area to the west called Puxi (浦西). Pudong is where the international airport and…

Oh, What a View!

This short trip to Shanghai started out as a need to get away from it all for a while; it was last-minute, and completely unplanned for. That would have explained why we chose to stay at Shanghai Baron Business Hotel instead of a better…

The Quintessential Shanghai Xiaolongbao

Because we have eaten at 3 separate restaurants serving superb Shanghai Xiaolongbao (上海小笼包) on this trip, the mister mandated that I must write about our experiences (despite the fact that he does not eat Xiaolongbao). Unfortunately, while I’m a self-professed gourmand, I’m far from being…

Shanghai Faves: 田子坊 and 朱家角

Two of my favourite places that we visited during this Shanghai Trip must be Tianzifang (田子坊) and Zhujiajiao (朱家角). The former is a small, renovated residential enclave in the French Concession now stuffed with little arts and craft shops selling knick knacks and cosy…

Romanticising The Bund

The Bund requires no introduction. Without a doubt, I am referring to The Bund in Shanghai, a waterfront area found in central Shanghai and is singularly the most famous tourist attraction of Shanghai. It was an eleventh hour decision to make a trip out…