First weekend in Shanghai

I’m Alvin Lam from Melbourne, Australia. I recently completed second year of my business degree in human resources and management at Monash University. I am now interning in HR at GoGlobal for the next two months, and I will be sharing my experiences in Shanghai on this blog.

I have always known Shanghai to be a shopper’s paradise, a piece of heaven for your bargain seekers as well as big spenders. Yet, when I closely inspected the travel guide and tourist maps, I was stunned at the variety of places and activities available for other interests, from your hard-core clubbers to your art lovers and foodies.

With a passion for travel, my inner tourist took over, and my weekend plans immediately became packed with tourist sights to visit and admire. My first stop was the Shanghai Museum at People’s Square, famed for its rich collection of historical Chinese artifacts throughout the dynasties.

Shanghai Museum

Shanghai Museum

Chinese Paintings Exhibition

Chinese Paintings Exhibition

Ethnic Minority Exhibition

Ethnic Minority Exhibition

Lunch consisted of strolling East Nanjing Road, Shanghai’s main and one of the world’s busiest shopping streets. With an addiction for shopping, it’s difficult to bypass the colossal shops branded with international names like Zara, H&M, Forever 21, and of course, M&M world.

The journey down to The Bund was certainly worthwhile. There’s a saying that goes ‘you have not been to Shanghai unless you go to The Bund’. This is certainly most accurate. Seeing the Pudong skyline for the first time, I wanted to scream ‘I’m in Shanghai!!!’

The Bund

The Bund

After admiring the phenomenal view and the many famous art deco buildings that line the street (Puxi side of the bund), I went back to East Nanjing Road for some shopping before returning to The Bund again for the dazzling light show later in the evening.

East Nanjing Road

East Nanjing Road

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On Sunday I was up early for another day of adventure and sightseeing. This time, it was Shanghai Old Town, consisted of the Yuyuan Gardens, City God Temple and the surrounding bazaar.

Yuyuan Garden

Yuyuan Garden

City God Temple

City God Temple

It was fantastic to see a touch of old China within such a developed and buzzing city like Shanghai. Lunch and dinner involved choosing the many cheap street food stalls and eateries surrounding the old district.

Shanghai Old Town

Shanghai Old Town

Despite my tired legs, I had a great weekend exploring Shanghai. More adventures (and posts) will continue in the weekends to come!

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