You might have noticed that I have not been updating my blog here for a period of time. Well, that’s because I have been extremely tied down with work in Shanghai recently. In fact, it is a good thing to keep myself busy – only that I miss blogging.
Well, so basically, here is where I am – a country with the largest population in the world.
Shanghai gave me the feeling of being back in Singapore, because of its high-rise buildings and fast-paced society in the economic arena. On the other hand, the city is integrated with preserved infrastructure which makes one think of Shanghai as 2nd faster growing city in China, besides Beijing.
The Huangpu River separated the city between the east and west. The former, commonly known as Pu Dong, consisting of newer buildings, as well as its typically higher cost of rent. The latter side is more crowded and rental cost is probably cheaper.
When people comes to Shanghai, the infamous People’s Park is a place where visitors should not miss. Near to that would be the 南京步行街 (Nanjing Walking Street), a street that is meant for pedestrians only. To make a comparison, it is similar to that of Singapore’s Orchard Road, or Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street.
Having been here for about 2 weeks, I am already pretty accustomed to the culture and the food. I could literally walk into a street stall and ask for a plate of fried rice easily. The only issue is, the process of ordering may not be commonly seen. However, it’s always not too difficult to ask around. English is used by most people, but it’s always easier to manoeuver with a knowledge in Mandarin background.
In any case, if you happen to visit Shanghai and need some tips or hints, do not hesitate to drop me a question over here. I’ll try my best to respond to you.