Articles Tagged ‘pudong’

How Shanghai Got Its Name

How Shanghai Got Its Name April 22, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Dating back to the 11th Century Song Dynasty, the name Shanghai refers to two characters that imply the name “Above the Sea” or “The Upper Sea”although historians and etymologists don’t seem to agree on which meaning is the intended Song Dynasty one. Some speculate that...

Pudong: The Rising Star of Modern China

Pudong: The Rising Star of Modern China April 7, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Pudong/Lujiazui is an amazing, quickly-growing, business and finance center in Shanghai. It occupies the land on the East side of the Huangpu River, a river which now cuts Shanghai effectively in half. The Eastern side represents all that is modern, and is home to high rises, sky scrapers, large modern...

Has the City Changed Since the Expo?

Has the City Changed Since the Expo? March 24, 2011 | Events | Read More
Many people ask if and how the city has changed since it hosted the 2010 World Expo. The complex answer is that a lot has developed and adapted and progressed, while at the same time many underlying aspects have remained the same. Yes, the city has changed, but it is a structural shift, not a psychological...

Shanghai to Open a Disneyland

Shanghai to Open a Disneyland January 15, 2011 | Events | Read More
Disney has announced it will open a Disneyland in Shanghai, which is perfect because Shanghai is China’s busiest and largest city. It is the fashion and financial hub of China and the perfect place for Western culture and products to seep into the country. Shanghai is such a foreign-friendly city...

Best Neighborhoods in Shanghai, for Short-Term Stays

Best Neighborhoods in Shanghai, for Short-Term Stays October 1, 2010 | Hotels | Read More
Staying in Shanghai short-term is a great idea, whether for work, study or tourism. But, once you arrive and try to find a hotel or short-term apartment you’ll need a bit of local knowledge to find the right neighborhood to start looking in. Moving to any new city is hard, but one where you don’t...

A Taxi Tour of Shanghai

A Taxi Tour of Shanghai September 23, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Seeing Shanghai in a few short days can be nearly impossible…unless you make a few sacrifices and see some of the city from the window of your taxi. To make the most of a taxi tour of the city, you’ll want to map out an itinerary ahead of time and ensure your cab driver recognizes the route. This...

Highlight on a Hotel – Grand Hyatt Shanghai

Highlight on a Hotel – Grand Hyatt Shanghai June 29, 2010 | Hotels | Read More
Few places inspire more romance, passion, respect or just plain awe than the Shanghai Grand Hyatt in the Jinmao Tower. Once you walk into the main floor lobby you are whisked to a golden elevator (literally) that lifts you fifty stories off the ground before ushering you into the real grand lobby. Your...

How to Enjoy Jinmao Tower

How to Enjoy Jinmao Tower June 15, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
Having worked in Jinmao tower for over a year, I feel I can safely give a biased guide on how to enjoy one of China’s most famous structures. Jinmao used to be the tallest building in Shanghai, that is before the mammoth Shanghai World Financial Center was completed next door. With a viewing room...

Shanghai’s Diverse Neighborhoods — A Guide

Shanghai’s Diverse Neighborhoods — A Guide May 10, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Getting around in Shanghai as a newbie might be difficult. Unlike most major cities, Shanghai does not sport an endless maze of one-way roads, but the roads are still hard to navigate because of congestion and unless you speak some Chinese, the street names may be hard to remember. Here is a quick and...

How to visit Shanghai’s Pudong District

How to visit Shanghai’s Pudong District April 3, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
If you are interested in visiting modern Shanghai, look no further than the business and finance district of Pudong to really experience all the area has to offer you’ll need some inside information from a local expert. Having worked in Pudong for the past year in the famous JinMao Tower, once the...