may be off to Shanghai for work

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    Sep 04, 2012 2:12 AM GMT
    Hi guys anyone been or spent time, or still in Shanghai? I'm just waiting on confirmation for a meeting there later this week.
    Any tips?

    I will only have a limited time and want to spend it wisely.
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    Sep 04, 2012 4:17 AM GMT
    I stayed in Shanghai for a week for the world expo in 2010. It was a blast. It's such an amazing city. Definitely visit these places:

    1) The Huangpu river is the home river for Shanghai. Go on a nightly cruise to enjoy the world class view of shanghai city nights.

    2) Bund: visit the Nanjing East road shopping district. It's pedestrian walking only, and it's like Times square it is very busy traffic, with fun shopping.

    3) xintiandi: this is a very popular place with some restored architecture, with fun shopping and great restaurants.

    4) Area around Yu-Yuan. This is the quintessential glorified Chinese market. There are amazing shopping around. Yu-Yuan itself is a well preserve Chinese style garden.

    5) Orient Pearl. This is the landmark of Shanghai. There's a rotating restaurant on top and a mall across the street. In the mall across the street there's a very good restaurant that serves amazing dumplings it's Din Tai Fung. Try their truffle and foie gras dumplings. There are no others like this place in the world.

    There are others places. Let me look through my travel photo albums but these are the ones that really stands out, and really made a lasting impression.

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    Sep 04, 2012 5:33 AM GMT
    go to the fabric market, they will make you custom tailored suits from practically nothing, I paid I think 550 RMB for one suit and shirt.
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    Sep 04, 2012 6:21 AM GMT
    You can try the one-two punch of dumplings:
    - Yang's Fried Dumplings
    - Jia Jia Tang Bao

    They are across the street from each other near People's Square. Lines snake out of these small restaurants, but they are really yummy if you want to try authentic Shanghai style soup dumplings in two different styles, and they are cheap by American standards. Probably quicker to order take-out.

    If you want to try more local food, you can try Jesse Restaurant.
    http://www.smartshanghai.com/venue/4669/Jesse_%28Tianping_Lu%29_shanghai

    I like all of CityRiver's suggestions. The river cruise at night is really nice. Go for a walk along the Bund. Xintiandi is sort of a westernized shopping/eating area. If you like tall buildings, you can also go to the Shanghai World Financial Center. It's the tallest building in Shanghai. There is a somewhat expensive observation deck or you can go a few floors lower and try to grab a snack with a window view at one of the Park Hyatt restaurants, also similarly expensive but then you get some food with the view.

    If you want to see Chinese art, the Shanghai Museum is a really good place to go. It's free I think, and you can go inside just to sit in a quiet air conditioned place too.

    Another popular shopping area is Nanjing Lu for several blocks starting from the Bund and going eastward.

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    Sep 04, 2012 6:21 AM GMT
    Thanks I will check them out, Just waiting on confirmation, tick tock lol.
    i need a break
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    Sep 04, 2012 6:23 AM GMT
    northoz saidHi guys anyone been or spent time, or still in Shanghai? I'm just waiting on confirmation for a meeting there later this week.
    Any tips?

    I will only have a limited time and want to spend it wisely.


    You might dislike the capitalism and materialistic life styles of the city dwellers.
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    Sep 04, 2012 8:14 AM GMT
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    northoz saidHi guys anyone been or spent time, or still in Shanghai? I'm just waiting on confirmation for a meeting there later this week.
    Any tips?

    I will only have a limited time and want to spend it wisely.


    You might dislike the capitalism and materialistic life styles of the city dwellers.


    Im used to it after being in Dubai for so long, I can take it or leave it.

    now leaving in a fortnight 18th Sept
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    Sep 04, 2012 2:29 PM GMT
    boydroid saidYou can try the one-two punch of dumplings:
    - Yang's Fried Dumplings
    - Jia Jia Tang Bao

    They are across the street from each other near People's Square. Lines snake out of these small restaurants, but they are really yummy if you want to try authentic Shanghai style soup dumplings in two different styles, and they are cheap by American standards. Probably quicker to order take-out.



    I can attest to those soup dumplings. They are the best in Shanghai and, actually, the best I ever had!