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      Recommendations for safe night activities for female traveler

      by phingy Online Now Apr 6, 2014 at 7:59 PM


      i will be visiting Shanghai in May and was wondering if there are any good recommendations for night activities? Are the drinking/cocktail places safe?

      Appreciate any suggestions or advice!

      7 Answers Apr 13, 2014 at 8:25 PM
    • Shanghai 2 day trip (Backpacker)

      by yikeeEe Online Now Feb 28, 2014 at 2:46 AM

      Hi all,
      Good day all, i here have few question is there have any good place or attractive place to recommend to visit for backpacker traveling within 2 days at shanghai? and is there and reasonable price accommodation around? Kindly advise. Hope to get your all feedback soon. Thanks

      4 Answers Mar 19, 2014 at 12:44 AM
    • Best Chinese language school in Shanghai?

      by PeterPan2000 Online Now Feb 11, 2014 at 12:52 AM

      I want to study Mandarin in Shanghai for two months this summer and am looking for a Chinese language school there. I want to progress as much as possible within those two months, so I am looking for a serious school, with good teachers and curriculum. I would also need help with accommodation and visa etc. as this will be my first trip to China.

      9 Answers Apr 17, 2014 at 8:17 AM
    • Should we give up our trip to Shanghai next february ?

      by Marian2 Online Now Jan 30, 2014 at 6:19 AM

      Heard on the news that a pneumologist has just died of Avian flu.We are due to go to Shanghai on feb.14th 2014.WHO does not yet use the word "epidemic",but then,it might use it too late for some people.Could somebody give us some advice about the matter ?

      19 Answers Feb 16, 2014 at 1:31 AM
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      Real Shanghai?

      by sjumani Online Now Jan 26, 2014 at 8:11 AM

      I visited Shanghai twice and ended up going to some temples, Bund and places that always charge something for entry. Need some suggestions regarding some nice places where I can see culture, which offer free observation like chinese martial arts training centers or other places. I'll be staying for 3 days this time as well.

      5 Answers Feb 8, 2014 at 10:06 PM
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      The best way to take money?

      by Janiebird69 Online Now Dec 31, 2013 at 7:33 AM

      Hi, We are a family of 4 flying to Shanghai on 3rd April for 3 days before flying to Sydney and then Brisbane. We have saved up our spending money ( approx 3000GBP). How is the best way to take it as we will be using 2 currencies? I have heard of travel money cards but don't know anything about them?

      Thank you in advance for your help


      11 Answers Feb 17, 2014 at 1:37 AM
    • 8 nights Shanghai April 2014

      by Nifti Online Now Dec 25, 2013 at 8:16 PM

      WE will be in Shanghai for 8 nights and want the best advice on hotels, I think I would really like breakfast included and if possible exec lounge access of a nightime for a drink. I have been looking at Sofitel Hyland near Nanjing Road, anyone know much about that place or do you have any recommendations for hotels around $250 (Au) per night inc breakfast and or lounge access. Also being close to a metro would be good. Other hotels I have looked at are : Les Suites ( near the Bund) Grand Central Hotel, Yangste ( ex Langham) New World Hotel and Howard Johnson Plaza...any advice would be great and Happy New Year

      4 Answers Jan 28, 2014 at 6:49 PM
    • Tour Guide

      by scotontour Online Now Oct 24, 2013 at 7:02 AM

      Can any member recommend a tour guide for our first day in Shanghai (think we will know better & quicker if guided on first day)
      Do not want to use agency ---- perhaps there is someone doing such guides part time or are students
      who can assist with basic tour to understand areas and subways in city area. Further it would be good to have a contact should we need to go to an area or need a translator. Tour / assistance will be for me and my girlfriend only.

      4 Answers Dec 16, 2013 at 12:55 AM
    • Products to Trade

      by scotontour Online Now Oct 24, 2013 at 6:57 AM

      Where is the best place in Shanghai area to go looking for factories.
      While visiting the city I would like to look out for some type of goods which I could export and sell in UK.
      is there a particular free zone or trade zone where the companies are gathered?

      Has anyone send goods back to UK recently to know the duty charge and procedures?

      1 Answer Oct 25, 2013 at 5:52 PM
    • Hotels Advise

      by scotontour Online Now Oct 22, 2013 at 11:08 AM

      Hi members, I am going to travel again and seek your knowledge and great advise
      I am sorry to start with hotels as almost one in three posts are about hotels!
      I am heading to Shanghai and wish to spend a week there (maybe go outside for a night or two) and wish hotel advise
      my requirements are
      1. must be clean & tidy. 2 reasonable value ($80 daily budget) 3. wifi access 4. near metro to tour the city
      From reading the notes I think Jing An district, People's Square near metro would be a good central location and would get better value than closer to Bund,

      11 Answers Feb 17, 2014 at 1:41 AM
    • Explore Shanghai

      by vicky03 Online Now Oct 16, 2013 at 4:56 AM

      We are visiting Shanghai for 1 week in first week of November and would like members help
      Can you please advise good clean hotel for circa $80 dollar which is good base for traveling and walking around or perhaps an apartment hotel would work good
      Also where we could go outside Shanghai for a trip and overnight stay to see life outside the city ..maybe by travelling 2-3 hours on fast train
      How about weather by that time- will it require us to bring jackets?- we would like to have light pack bag as possible
      And lastly, best restaurants to visit (not expensive just good value)

      6 Answers Nov 18, 2013 at 7:33 AM
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      Airport Shuttle #5 from Pudong

      by amarshah Online Now Oct 10, 2013 at 9:29 PM


      I would be reaching Pudong in the morning and need to reach People Square / Nanjin Rd from the airport.

      Wanted to know if the bus #5 Airport Shuttle stops at People Square or goes further to Middle Yan An Rd ?

      Could i request for a drop at People Square Metro ?



      1 Answer Dec 11, 2013 at 2:07 AM
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      Three Days in Shanghai!

      by rudysmom626 Online Now Oct 8, 2013 at 9:57 AM

      Hey guys!

      I'm spending 3 days in Shanghai over Thanksgiving break (visiting a friend who moved there for work) - I've never been to China before and don't know that much about Shanghai (the other two destinations on the trip, Tokyo & Hong Kong, I've been wanting to visit forever!) - what are must-dos and sees in Shanghai in a 72 hour window? I'll be staying in the Jing-An district, if that helps shape your answers!

      Can't wait to hear your thoughts!
      Blake aka Rudysmom626
      VT Team

      9 Answers Dec 2, 2013 at 12:48 AM
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      Golf clubs

      by hirdy Online Now Sep 24, 2013 at 5:19 PM

      Hi there does anyone know where you can get golf clubs please

      3 Answers Nov 2, 2013 at 6:18 AM
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      need info about budget nice hotel in shanghai and Train ticket to Hangzhou and suzhou

      by WidartoW Online Now Sep 16, 2013 at 10:46 AM

      Hello, i will be in shanghai in 1 - 10 October 2013, i heard that 1 - 7 October is the Independence day in china, is it right? and what i should concern about this event? are there anyone can suggest me a good nice budget hotel in shanghai for 8 - 10 October 2013? and also about the train ticket, i have plan to go to hang zhou in 5 October to 7 October, stay for 2 nights , and to suzhou at 9 october, but not stay overnight, should i book early for hang zhou and suzhou train tickets? because its still holday season and 5 october falls on saturday. Please advice. and if i want to book online and pay by credit cards, what safe sites for online train booking? thank you so much.

      3 Answers Sep 24, 2013 at 4:24 PM
    • Hotels in Shanghai

      by janetbc Online Now Sep 11, 2013 at 3:13 PM

      I will be in Shanghai first week of November and would like to stay in a hotel that is close to most tourist attractions...any recommendations?

      8 Answers Nov 18, 2013 at 7:33 AM
    • 7 days in Shanghai

      by Nifti Online Now Sep 7, 2013 at 5:21 PM

      Hi ...we are booked to be in Shanghai for 7 days over Easter in 2014. Have never been before and looking for accommodation hopefully with exec lounge acces on Nanjing Road or close at a reasonable rate. Some say the French Concession area is the place to stay. Our budget is around $200 au per night and can go up a little. As first time visitors would love some hints on what to see over those 7 days, I know it seems like a long time but wanted a change from our normal rushing around and do things hopefully a bit more slowly. We love shopping too and would be interested in at least one market. I am busy studying all the forums but if there are any experts out there. Also I am allergic to MSG in foods, how do I say " No MSG" in the corect language. Thank you

      7 Answers Sep 13, 2013 at 1:19 AM
    • From East Nanjing Road to Hongqiao Airport

      by jnogen Online Now Sep 5, 2013 at 12:23 PM

      Hello:I'd like to know approximately how much does a taxi ride cost from East Nanjing Road Station to Hongqiao Airport,my flight leaves at 9:40 am also I'd like to know around what time should I be at the airport.Thanks a lot for any information.

      2 Answers Sep 14, 2013 at 12:48 PM
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      cheap hotels in Shanghai

      by MellySmelly Online Now Sep 2, 2013 at 5:19 PM

      where to stay economically in Shanghai

      4 Answers Sep 6, 2013 at 9:12 PM
    • Shanghai stay

      by rajaravi977 Online Now Aug 31, 2013 at 1:52 AM

      Ok how to have full body service that is also Crime?. How to be safe either from the Service provider and from the Law?

      5 Answers Sep 1, 2013 at 1:20 AM
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      Weather & what to wear in Shanghai end of September?

      by brendazart Online Now Aug 29, 2013 at 4:22 PM

      Will Shanghai and Suzhou be horribly hot and humid end of September? What to wear -- cotton? No black?

      5 Answers Aug 31, 2013 at 12:03 AM
    • Stay at shanghai

      by rajaravi977 Online Now Aug 29, 2013 at 9:50 AM

      I stayed at shanghai last year for 5 days. The First day i saw aBusiness card of girl infront of my room. I could able to understand, along with me my friend also there. I have not engaged even though i was intersted . Next month i am going. How to have a safe sex at My hotel room (i am afraid for Money and Health also). Is it Crime in shanghai

      12 Answers Aug 31, 2013 at 2:19 AM
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      tuesday night

      by EstebanE Online Now Aug 26, 2013 at 10:13 AM

      whats the best club to go on Tuesday night? (tomorrow)

      1 Answer Aug 27, 2013 at 12:44 AM
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      Aerial view of Shanghai

      by SummerHighlandFalls Online Now Aug 25, 2013 at 11:05 AM


      I would like to view and take some pictures of Shanghai from an aerial viewpoint.

      On the Pudong side of the Hangpu river which would be the besy building to choose, The Oriental Pearl TV tower, The Jinmao Tower or the Shanghai World Financial Tower - or is there a better alternative?.
      Also, are there any tall buildings on the Bund side from where the Pudong side can be viewed from above.
      Thanks for any advice.

      5 Answers Aug 26, 2013 at 5:14 AM
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      Hotel/apartment in Shangai

      by Janiebird69 Online Now Aug 21, 2013 at 1:58 PM

      We are a family of 4 flying from Heathrow to Sydney with a stopover in Shanghai. The stopover is for 2 nights. We would like to stay somewhere that is close to a metro station connected to the airport but close to the centre and tourist attractions....on a budget :0) Any suggestions please?

      6 Answers Aug 23, 2013 at 2:10 AM
    • tour for the jewish ghetto in shanghai

      by tahoe123 Online Now Aug 15, 2013 at 9:33 PM

      What tours do you recommend to see the Jewish ghetto and jewish historical sites?

      3 Answers Aug 16, 2013 at 5:16 PM
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      Accommondation for student in Shanghai from August to January 2013

      by Eurasian68 Online Now Jun 21, 2013 at 3:30 AM

      Hello all,

      I am seeking for an accommodation for my son who will study in Shanghai Tongji University. He is 21 years old and non-smoker.

      The maximum monthly rent should not exceed 320 Euros.

      Anyone in Shanghai can help?

      Thank you.

      2 Answers Jun 22, 2013 at 1:39 AM
    • International transfer - Pudong Airport

      by Sydney555 Online Now May 26, 2013 at 12:29 AM

      We are arriving Pudong airport early in the morning (flying our of Sydney) in a few weeks time and have 7.5 hours wait in Shanghai before our next flight to London. Our last stop over at Pudong airport 5 years was an extremely frustrating experience and I am hoping things have improved...


      1. Do they now have international transfer (so that you do not have to go through immigration, pick up your luggage and check in again which is what we had to do the last time - it took us 3 hours and we almost missed our flight!). If so, what it the procedure now?

      2. Are there ATMs inside the international transfer area? (If not, we will need to change money before we leave Sydney)

      3. What are the facilities inside the international transfer area - specifically food/restaurants, places to relax etc.

      We are landing and flying out of Terminal 1.


      2 Answers May 29, 2013 at 1:15 AM
    • Where can I buy animation / action figure in Shanghai?

      by TTThunder Online Now May 5, 2013 at 11:21 PM

      Hi, Where can I buy animation / action figure in Shanghai?

      Are there any places like Akihabara or Nagano in Japan where there are a lot of shops?

      Also, do we need to bargain? (In Japan, we do not bargain...)

      Thank you very much for your advices.

      1 Answer May 5, 2013 at 11:27 PM
    • Visiting Shanghai for a day

      by kenps Online Now Apr 23, 2013 at 2:24 AM

      I hold an Australian passport. Can I visit Shanghai for a day only? I have return flight within 24 hours of arriving. Do I still need to apply for a visa before flying?

      2 Answers May 15, 2013 at 8:41 PM