If you want to catch a good view oof the Shanghai skyline at night, go to any of the tall buildings in Pudong.
Regine and I went to a bar on top of the Mandarin Hotel. It comes with an outdoor area which is great for taking photos and enjoying the fantastic skyline.
Drinks prices there are not exorbitant as well. We spent only about 200 RMB there for two drinks.
Though it was drizzling, I ventured out and took a few:
If you are into Jazz, you might be pleased that Deborah J. Carter would be performing at the Shanghai Concert Hall on 8 June.
Check out the details here : http://deborahcarter.com/?event=shanghai-concert-hall
Usually, I have no issues walking in quiet places or desserted alleys in Shanghai. I did that many times before. Probably because of my build, I never faced any issues as I am not an easy target.
Yesterday, I was walking near Shanghai Railway Station very late at night and I suddenly felt uneasy. I looked around and noticed someone in the background. I had a suspicion he was tailing me because, whenever I changed directions, he changed too. But he was still about a good 50 metres from me.
I gave him a stern look to acknowledge that I noticed he was tailing me. I also clenched my fist slightly to indicate I am ready in case he wants to try anything funny.
I kept walking but in the corner of my eye, I kept a close tab on him. I was prepared to sprint.
As I walked toward the pedestrian crossing towards an area with more people, I noticed he went into a convenient store realising that it was fruitless to follow me and that whatever he tried to do, he would not succeed. I was relieved and went on my way.
Let this blog post be a friendly reminder to those in Shanghai and those coming here for the first time.
Though Shanghai is a relatively safe city, never let your guard down!
Be safe ! Be vigilant!
Let the fireworks begin!
In celebration of the Lunar New Year, especially during the countdown, one can hear the sound of fireworks cooking off for hours even in the suburban areas. Yes, this is how the Chinese like to celebrate.
Some of these fireworks are improvised and homemade too.
Just after a quick tour around Cool Docks, I took a walk with a friend and took some photos of the views around the Bund. I have not been to the Bund since the renovations were completed. There are now a lot more visitors friendly touches and photogenic spots.
Just near Cool Docks, there is a newly opened bar with a small man-made beach, beach beds included ! I guess this is a great idea for the summer but definitely not a good one for winter! No wonder there is no one there when we took the photos.
For those of you residing out of Shanghai, do you know where this place is?
This is one of the most common meeting point (at least for me) when meeting up with friends for after work dinner, with friends that have never been to Shanghai or with net friends that you have never met before.
Why? Prime reason is because this place is relatively central and its not difficult to look for entertainment, food or coffee a few minutes walk from there. Moreover, this structure is unique and quite big so you would not have to worry about people not getting to the right place, missing your description or getting lost.
Where? Just outside Jing An metro station.
So next time you are thinking of where to meet your friend, try here.
Bello' Co is a mixture of cocktail bar, cafe, lunch bistro, fine dining establishment, club and lounge. If you like Spanish and Japanese Tapas and cocktails, this is the place to go !
Great place to go if your friends and you are decided on whether to go to a bar, cafe or restaurant!
Address: 848-850 XinZha Rd
Operating Hours:Daily 10:00am -01:00 pm