China! – Part 3: Shanghai

I actually visited the Handan town, hometown of Kev, after Beijing. The visit was more for Kev to spend time with his family and Handan is not a touristy place and hence nothing much to blog about.

Maglev!

My obsessive-compulsive-ness about engineering: I was paying extra attention to the guideway of Maglev! Haha.

Speedy!

生煎!Kev’s observation: People from Northern China like to eat rice, bread, more meat and less vegetables. Therefore generally, they are more built in size. On the other hand, the main diet for people from Southern China consists of noodles, more vegetables and soups.  Therefore majority of them are smaller in size relatively. He also stated that Southern China is cleaner in general and the food here is very delicate in size and needing more effort in preparing it.

Good community interaction: dancing class on every evening.

The source of live music in the City God Temple.

I can’t describe this sightseeing tunnel aptly… some of the lighting effects were so ugly that they were also pretty at certain glances :p

I like this pedestrian bridge with circular layout!

 

I don’t know why this scene is very nostalgic to me… maybe because I always saw this in movies/series.

A sight of home in the midst of hustle and bustle of Shanghai!

The instruction said “please do not open your umbrella in this area”, but still… Being on the upper deck of the hop-on-hop-off during a scorching day was the culprit of my deep tan!

We just chilled at a nice café overlooking the Bund to rest our weary legs after walking around for the whole day.

And we just sat at the café until the night fell. Adorned by the lightings, the Bund is quite a view at night.

The museum and former residence of Sun Yat-sen is the only place in Shanghai which stirred a torrent of emotion in me. I was actually having tears in my eyes reading and listening to the stories of Sun.

Part 1: Tianjin | Part 2: Beijing | Part 4: Hangzhou | Part 5: The food! (a) (b)|

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2 Responses to “China! – Part 3: Shanghai”


  1. 1 kc October 16, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Ur writing again! :p


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