Shanghai Museum is one of the city’s main highlights, housing over
120,000 historical artefacts and covering a period spanning from
prehistory to the last imperial dynasty.
museum is organised into 11 state-of-the-art galleries and three
special exhibitions, exquisitely and tastefully arranged with captions
and explanations that are very comprehensive. The collections range
from bronze, calligraphy, coins, ceramics and sculptures to the art of
ethnic minorities within China. In particular, the paintings,
calligraphy and collection of bodhisattvas are worth visiting.As
a mascot of this fast-developing city, the Chinese have taken care to
get the details of Shanghai Museum right, with information displays (in
Chinese and English) and general presentation all top notch. The
building itself is modern, but retains the influence of the past. It is
said to resemble a bronze mirror from the Han dynasty era and gives the
visitor an impression of serenity upon entrance.
museum contains fewer objects than the largest museums in Beijing and
Taipei, it is nevertheless one of Shanghai’s (and China’s) top
The Spa at the Hilton Shanghai is a favorite among females because they specially designed massage that are female friendly. The therapist will work on those specific pressure points to massage away menstrual cramps, back pains and headaches. They also have chocolate massages and a lot different ones.
4/F Hilton Shanghai
250 Huashan Rd.
6248 0000 ext 2600
Opened in 2003, the JW Marriott Shanghai at
Tomorrow Square is the chain’s China flagship. Opposite People’s Square
and the Shanghai Art Museum, the award-winning hotel is set in a
space-age, crystal-shaped structure on top of a tall tower like a
frankfurter on a stick, but considerably more elegant. The lobby is on
the 38th floor and the hotel runs to the 60th floor, home to the
world’s highest library-cum-exclusive boardroom. There is an executive
apartment complex too. The wraparound views from here take in the
entire city. All rooms feature massive picture windows, the Marriott’s
new “Revive” beds, and an in room safe large enough to handle a laptop
(a convenience not yet available at most Shanghai hotels).
The toilets have shower cubicles (with side jets as well) and bathtubs.
There is a steam iron and ironing board in all rooms. After that quick
clean-up and steam press, there’s Broadband to plug into. Power points
are two pin, plus three-pin “chicken feet” Kiwi-style (where the two
lower points are splayed outwards). A Pepsi is just Rmb15 and a local
beer 25 RMB. Dry-cleaning costs run 100 RMB for a two-piece suit and 95 RMB for a dress. Other excellent on-site facilities include a Mandara
Spa, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a funky fitness center.
Brasil Steak House
Steak traces its origin back to Brazil, South America. They were experts on roasting beef. They roasted large pieces
of meat on the carbon and then flavored the meat with salt. This
tradition of roasting has evolved into today’s Brazil style
roasting—-the Brazilian chef, with a large roasting fork in hand,
The Brasil peels the meat from different parts of the large chunk and sends it to the tables in turns. Guests can choose their most favorite part of the chunk and the degree of roasting, and after the chef cuts it and putsit in the plane, the guests can enjoy this exotic flavored beef steakto their heart’s content. It’s an all you can eat place. It also has great grilled fruits.
1582 Huaihai Zhong Lu, opposite Shanghai Library
Mon-Fri 11am-3pm, 5-11pm, Sat-Sun 11am-11pm
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The Irenes Thai, red and golden in color, has a double-deck roof with
Thai style protruding eaves. It is an authentic Thai style restaurant
in Shanghai that hires chefs, cooks and service staff from Thailand,
providing food of sweet, sour and curry flavors. The owner is Mark, he makes great Thai food. They also have a 150 rmb all you can eat deal. Give them a call and see when they have it! They also own the bar on the first floor it’s called Spot bar!
Smoked Fish Slices
450 g (1 lb) cod fillet or any other firm white fish, cut into matchbox-
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
pinch of salt
3 spring onions, finely chopped
2 slices root ginger, peeled and finely chopped
250 ml (8 fl oz) water
50 g (2 oz) sugar
1/2 teaspoon 5-spice powder
600 ml (1 pint) vegetable oil
Preparation time: 15 minutes plus marinating
Cooking time: 25-30 minutes
1. Marinate the fish in soy sauce, wine and salt for about 1 hour.
2. Remove the fish from the marinade and drain. Pour the marinade
into a pan and bring to the boil. Add the spring onions and ginger,
together with the water, sugar and 5-spice powder. Simmer until reduced
by half, then strain the sauce through a sieve into a bowl.
3. Heat the oil in a wok to 180 degree C or 350 degree F, or until a
cube of bread browns in 30 seconds. Drop in a few pieces of fish at a
time. Fry for about 4 minutes or until crisp and golden brown. Remove
the fish pieces from the oil, drain on paper towels, then put into the
sauce for about 5 minutes. Remove the fish pieces from the sauce and
allow to cool on a plate. Serve cold
Shanghai Style Stir Fry Egg with Dry Scallop
sai bang xie (Mandarin)
Dry Scallop 20 g
Egg, use white only 6 pcs
Egg Yolk 1 pc
Evaporated Milk 4 tbsp
Salt 1/2 tbsp
Cornflour 1 tbsp
Sesame, Pepper dash
Sauce in a saucer
Fine-diced Ginger 1/2 tbsp
Vinegar 2 tbsp
12 chicken feet, declawed and skinned
3 tablespoons dark soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice wine
3 slices ginger
3 green onions
1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1 piece orange rind
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 pint water
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1 hour 35 minutes 5 mins prep
1. Combine all ingredients and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
Free Wireless Internet Hot Spots in Shanghai
Free wireless internet and wi-fi hotspots in Shanghai’s Pudong area
Super Brand Mall
One of Shanghai’s biggest malls, overlooking the Huangpu River.
168 West Lujiazui Road, Pudong, Shanghai
Tel: 6887 7888
St. Regis Hotel
Five-star hotel popular with business travelers.
889 Dong Fang Road, Pudong, Shanghai
Tel: 5050 4567
Shangri-La Hotel, New Tower
Five-star hotel overlooking the Huangpu River. Free wireless internet access is only available in the new tower, charges apply in the old tower.
33 Fu Cheng Road, Pudong, Shanghai
Tel: 6882 8888
Free wireless internet and wi-fi hotspots in Shanghai’s Xintiandi, Huaihai Lu and the former French Concession
Popular chain of Hong Kong style Cantonese restaurants with outlets around town.
Lane 123 Xingye Road, Xintiandi, Shanghai
Tel: 6385 1311
Building 5, Lane 181, Taicang Road, Xintiandi, Shanghai
Tel: 3307 0798
LUNA Café Bar & Restaurant
Pleasant spacious restaurant well-placed for people watching.
Building 16, Lane 181, Taicang Road, Xintiandi, Shanghai
Tel: 6336 1717
Housed in a historical villa with pleasant garden seating.
11 Dongping Road (by Hengshan Road), Shanghai
Tel: 6474 6166
Zapata’s Mexican Cantina
Next door to Sasha’s and shares its garden seating area.
5 Hengshan Road, Shanghai
Tel: 6474 6166
O’Malley’s Irish Pub
Outdoor seating available and real fireplace keeps your fingers warm in winter.
42 Taojiang Road (by Hengshan Road), Shanghai
Tel: 6474 4533
Spacious restaurant with reasonable prices and outlets in three commercial districts.
1. Level B1, Hong Kong New World Tower, 300 Middle Huaihai Road, Shanghai
Tel: 6386 5005
2. 528 Fuzhou Road (near Hubei Road),Shanghai
Tel: 6360 3031
3. Grand Gateway, 5F Food Court, 1 Hongqiao Road (by Huashan Road), Xujiahui, Shanghai
Tel: 6448 2595
Gym with health club and swimming pool.
3F, Building 6-7, 123 Xinye Road, Xintiandi, Shanghai
Tel: 5358 1188
Free wireless internet and wi-fi hotspots in Shanghai’s People’s Square/ Nanjing Lu
Healthy garbs, smoothies, and free internet.
Unit 112, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing West Road, Shanghai
Tel: 6279 8682
Small cosy lunch venue next to Shimen No. 1 Road metro stop
819 Nanjing West Road, Shanghai
Tel: 5213 0571
Airy American-style restaurant-pub with sports on TV and free wifi.
132 Nanyang Road (near Xikang Road), Shanghai
Tel: 6256 2265
Popular restaurant-bar on the Tongren Road stretch of bars with branches on Maoming Road and Pudong.
86 Tongren Road (near Yan’An Road), Shanghai
Tel: 6247 0320
a nice lounge on Tong Ren Road. It’s on the second floor
78 Tong Ren Road
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
American-style coffee spot.
Unit 02-03, Block 10, Xintiandi
European cafe, quiet, charming, excellent cakes.
25 Shaoxing Lu, House 2 (near Shanxi Nan Lu)
2/F, Yunhai Tower, 1331 & 1329 Huai Hai Zhong Lu
God’s kitchen has given birth to dozens of clubs around the world, all of which share a small set of qualities? stunning design, thumping music and world-class sound systems. Bon Bon has one of the biggest and best sound systems in Shanghai. The interior is very good. Clubber’s and look over the balcony onto the dance floor. Bars are all over the club, as are staff, and drinks are reasonable (standard spirit￥50). The music is a defining feature. Gods kitchen has always been
home to cutting edge music. They bring in all of the worlds greatest D.J’s. The club is still staring up. It’s capacity is 2000 people. It’s boasting design by award-wwinning Italian Patricia Urquiola. They have hip hop night too.
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