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Old 22-02-2012, 01:45 AM   #1
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Shanghai

Hi Bros, will be visiting shanghai early march. any places to recommend for shopping and sight seeing?
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Old 22-02-2012, 11:48 PM   #2
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Wealth of information. Google. Read.
Shanghai for the first-timer - Wikitravel
Shanghai travel guide - Wikitravel
Shanghai/Nanjing Road - Wikitravel
French Concession travel guide - Wikitravel
Bund travel guide - Wikitravel
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Old 24-02-2012, 07:45 AM   #3
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You will be amazed by the Bund, Lujiazui.

Take a bund cruise at sunset, highly recommended.

Shopping, chenghuangmiao, qipu rd or science and tech museum.

For brandeds, don't bother.

Are you doing side trips to Suzhou/Hangzhou?
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Old 26-02-2012, 05:43 PM   #4
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You will be amazed by the Bund, Lujiazui.

Take a bund cruise at sunset, highly recommended.

Shopping, chenghuangmiao, qipu rd or science and tech museum.

For brandeds, don't bother.

Are you doing side trips to Suzhou/Hangzhou?
nope. will be gg for 5nights only. package is from deal.com $40 for 5nights hotel room stay.

Thanks for the input. is it advisable for me to purchase my outer clothing there as the climate there is from 3-12 degrees. Im quite big in size though.
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Old 26-02-2012, 11:46 PM   #5
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nope. will be gg for 5nights only. package is from deal.com $40 for 5nights hotel room stay.

Thanks for the input. is it advisable for me to purchase my outer clothing there as the climate there is from 3-12 degrees. Im quite big in size though.
You will need a good winter jacket immediately after you land.

I think it will be too late for you to reach then buy a jacket.
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Old 27-02-2012, 12:11 AM   #6
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Huh, so cheap?! So how much did you pay in total.

I really need to keep a lookout for these kind of deals.. Missed it anyway try super brand mall, and the area ard jing'an / nanjing mrt.
Well, for that price, don't expect anything other than a room with a bed.

I believe you are referring to Nanjing West Rd Subway Station rather than Nanjing East Subway station.

It can confuse the first timers to Shanghai.
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Old 27-02-2012, 12:21 AM   #7
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Nanjing rd.. Ahh yeah. Doesn't matter its all so close! Just walk, explore! Personally I found it boring there. Especially the raffles shopping center, the singapore one sort of like city hall. Soooo boring!!!!!!! Bleh!
Nono, Nanjing East rd and Nanjing West Rd are far away! Nanjing Rd is a very very long rd but I agree with you, just walk, explore and you will fall in love with this city.

Raffles Shopping centre is at renmin square by capitalmall so nothing uniquely China there.

Head over to Chenghuangmiao, many buildings with vendors selling a lot of small items.
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Old 27-02-2012, 04:01 PM   #8
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theres nothing nice at dongtai road... its like a pasar malam but full of GRISLY-LOOKING antiques. most of them are fake anyway.

i was there 2 weeks ago because i wanted to get some communist propaganda posters for my friend.

unless ure really someone interested in antiques that are most probably fake, id suggest that you spend your time at other places

the lady whom i bought my posters from offered to sell me some north korean stuff like stamps and currency which i thought were quite interesting..

im currently staying in shanghai because im on an internship
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Old 27-02-2012, 04:09 PM   #9
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Nono, Nanjing East rd and Nanjing West Rd are far away! Nanjing Rd is a very very long rd but I agree with you, just walk, explore and you will fall in love with this city.

Raffles Shopping centre is at renmin square by capitalmall so nothing uniquely China there.

Head over to Chenghuangmiao, many buildings with vendors selling a lot of small items.
i think raffles city shanghai is still worth a visit though

go to the basement, where they have alot of small foodshops that sell good food. theres one that sells skewered meat and its really nice. the carls junior here is also cheaper compared to singapore's.

they have a hershey's shop on the first floor near starbucks which sells lots of sweets and chocolates that i dont think you can find in singapore
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Huh, so cheap?! So how much did you pay in total.

I really need to keep a lookout for these kind of deals.. Missed it anyway try super brand mall, and the area ard jing'an / nanjing mrt.
air tix is 500+ 2 way trip.
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Old 27-02-2012, 11:59 PM   #11
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You will need a good winter jacket immediately after you land.

I think it will be too late for you to reach then buy a jacket.
alright then. think i shall buy one in sg before flying over. thanks
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i think raffles city shanghai is still worth a visit though

go to the basement, where they have alot of small foodshops that sell good food. theres one that sells skewered meat and its really nice. the carls junior here is also cheaper compared to singapore's.

they have a hershey's shop on the first floor near starbucks which sells lots of sweets and chocolates that i dont think you can find in singapore
Will include nanjing west road in my itinerary.
Last question, anyplace where i can get cheap sneakers there.
Intending to wear a pair of my old sneakers there and change
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Old 28-02-2012, 10:04 AM   #13
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Will include nanjing west road in my itinerary.
Last question, anyplace where i can get cheap sneakers there.
Intending to wear a pair of my old sneakers there and change
are you looking for a specific brand?

if you want to get original ones can try raffles city shanghai or super brand mall at lujiazui. east nanjing pedestrian road might be worth a try.

ahem ahem ones can just go qipu lu which is one train stop away (purple line) from east nanjing road station.
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Old 28-02-2012, 10:17 AM   #14
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Don't bother with the brand-name stuff we are accustomed to here. They always cost more there. You can go for Chinese brands, like Li Ning, Antah and that Qiaodan brand in the news now.
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Gd suggestion. Qipu rd reminds me of bugis haha. Original sneakers in SH always costs about the same in SG, sometimes slightly higher
There are factory outlets which you may be able to find good deals.
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