|Shanghai, The Bund|
|Shanghai in the evening @ The Bund|
Thanks to William, a friend of my loved one, we went to a nice restaurant at the Bund. It is situated at 7th floor of a nice old European architectural building that strategically facing the Bund - the prestigious area in Shanghai. The Bund or locally known as Wai Tan, is the waterfront area and is regarded as symbol of Shanghai. It is on the west bank of Huangpu River from the Waibaidu Bridge to Nanpu Bridge.
There is more than good food served up at New Heights. As appetizer, the three of us had mushroom soup, foie gras and crab salad. As for the main course, we had sole fish, cod fish and steak. My sole fish was served with baked potato with sour creme and chives. Yummy… It was impossible to skip the dessert! Three scoops of ice cream was a perfect choice! I never tried ‘black sesame ice cream’ before, and this first experience was actually good.
As a personal note, this dinner was part of my French listening exercise. Toutefois j’ai pris beaucoup apprécie ce diner. Merci William.
|One of the momuments @ Shanghai, in one of the traffic lights|
More to Explore!
|The high rise buildings in the surrounding of People's Park|
|Can you see the old building (left) & old one (right)?|
Like this match!
Well, a day before, the distance between my hotel and Shanghai Old Town is 9km. However, on that day, a different taxi driver took a different route of 21km! Mmm…. My intuition told me to note his Driver ID number and so I did.
Anyway, People’s Park is big park at the heart of the city. Anyone can come in and enjoy the green garden. Lots of activities on Sunday morning; a guy doing his Tai Chi, people just walked around and enjoy the garden, some people took pics of the lovely Lotus Pond, small group of tourists, etc…
In one corner of the park, we saw many handwritten advertisement (or small posters) in the local language. We were clueless… what is it about? Classified advertisement?
It is within walking distance from People’s Park. The street is close to any vehicle except the ‘mini train’ shuttle from one point of the street to the other end…. If you are too lazy to walk, you can pay and take this ‘mini train’, which is normally full with children -J
There were many people, of course, it was weekend. No mood for shopping or barganining. Just window shopping... Jalan-jalan...
|Cute shops. L: chopstiks shop. R: chocolate shop!|
We just went for a stroll along Nanjing Road West. There is a number of upmarket malls, office buildings, Exhibition Centre and more shops.
After being tired of walking, we stopped at an outdoor coffee place. There is Mojo in Shanghai too! Well, Mojo is a name of a coffee shop in Ho Chi Minh City. That’s where I and my girlfriends like to go for coffee. Jokingly, one of them said that Mojo stands for Mojokerto! It’s one of districts in East Java province in Indonesia.
|Left: Mo'Jo in Shanghai. Right: Mojo in Ho Chi Minh City|
Finally, we arrived at the destination of where we wanted to be….
|The Bund in Daylight - Hello Shanghai...!!|
|Let's take a walk, The Bund, Shanghai|
|It was windy, a bit cold but still bearable...|
Be creative in pics taking. My style – this style – was copied by the guy next to me!-J
|See, I can hold that tower!!!|