Shanghai in 5 days - Explore, Eat and Experience one of China's Mega cities - Part 1 (What to SEE)

What a start to 2016. Thanks to Roomorama and Cathay Pacific, Shauneeie and Michelle got to visit Shanghai. One of China's busiest and booming cities, I had the chance to stay in one of roomorama's apartment during my stay in Shanghai. 

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I am no ordinary traveller I must say. I try to visit pubs, lesser known attractions and places that can give me photo worthy pictures. First time to Shanghai and looking for unique places to go? You would wanna read on!

But wait! Because we took Cathay Pacific to Shanghai, it was mandatory that we stop over in Hong Kong. What do you do in Hong Kong International Airport? Eat obviously. The ever popular Tusi Wah Cha Can Teng is on level 2. 

Landed in Shanghai and first thing we checked into our Roomorama's accomodation.

The Denis House - Smacked right in the middle of 南京西 shopping district. We found the location very central but you have to contend with staying in a building that's built in the 1920s. The accomodation was nicely decorated and check in and out was a breeze due to the every efficent house keeper.

Now that all of that is settled, where to sightsee in Shanghai ?

Most tourists would shop around Huaihai Road, Nanjing Road. Walk around French concession, the Shanghai Financial Centre and Oriental Pearl Tower. Lovely sightseeing places but here's where I went with the help of my local and Singaporean made friends:

1. 1933 Slaughterhouse (1933老场坊)

Get lost in this dim dark last remaining slaughterhouse. Every corner throws up surprises. Every ally has a different portrait to it. Try to go at night i was told. but i dare not.

10 Shajing Rd, Hongkou, Shanghai, China
Subway: Hailun Road 海伦路

2. The Power Station of Art (上海当代艺术博物馆)

A power station converted into an art museum at the South of Shanghai. Free entrance here and you get to see funky exhibits as well as taking very insta-worthy pictures. Don't forget to get to the top of the museum and chill with a lightbulb milk tea at the museum's cafe. 

200 Huayuangang Rd, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
subway: Xizang Road 西藏南路, a 15 mins stroll to the museum

3. Gongqing Forest Park (共青国家森林公园)

One very gigantic park North East of Shanghai. We took the subway till the end of line 8 and cabbed to the park. The forest is said to be different during the seasons and you can even see a paranoiac view of the Huangpu river if you walked till the very end. This place radiates calmness, a good walk around the park for a couple hours.

4. M50 (M50创意园(莫干山路店)

Another artsy place for photos. M50 or 50 Mongshan road showcases an area dedicated to art, cafes and many photo worthy spots. Comb every inch of the place as the different alleys will surpirse you with unique finds. 

50 Moganshan Rd, Putuo, Shanghai, China
subway: Jiang Ning Road 江宁路

Beisdes these 4 unique places, we too, visited the usual Shanghai sightseeing spots. From the Bund, to Tianzifang and Xintiandi. More pictures below and that's it for my post on what to see in Shanghai.

Once again, thank you Roomorama and Cathay Pacific for this trip. Hope to be jetting off again. 

I'll be writing about EATS and DRINKS in Shanghai soon! wait for it.

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