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SAFETY ISSUES 

 

◆ Personal Safety
For a city of 16 million people, Shanghai is a generally safe place to live and study. Violent crimes are rarely known, and the government cracks down hard on them whenever they occur. Crime against foreigners is treated more harshly than crimes against Chinese so there is special level of protection granted to foreigners. Most neighborhoods in Shanghai are safe, so it is fairly common for women to walk alone on the street at night. We have not heard of any place or neighborhood to stay away from at nighttime, but exercise caution and common sense in the wee-hours of the morning. The only personal safety problem one is likely to run into is the pickpockets. They are usually found in major tourist sites, although some people have had their wallet\purse stolen in crowded places like buses. The best precaution is to be alert and keep your money and valuables well hidden.
 
◆ Road Safety
There are certain basic risk and security issues to which each of you need to pay attention as you settle into life in Shanghai. This handout is designed for you to read yourself, but we will also cover these issues in a bit more depth in one session during Orientation.
 
Traffic accidents are a leading cause of death among travelers to developing countries. They are at a risk not only because they are in an unfamiliar environment with unfamiliar and unrecognizable hazards but also because driving culture varies from country to country. Shanghai is no exception. Students are advised to exercise caution when walking because the traffic in the city can be chaotic and unpredictable. Crossing the street can be particularly hazardous. Unlike most Western cities there are a large number of bicycles that use the inside land and pedestrians need to be careful to check for all modes of transport before they step onto the road. Once you have started to cross a road do not hesitate or make erratic movements. Shanghai traffic is very good at getting out of your way if you follow these simple instructions.
 
If you are involved in a traffic accident you will be expected to stay at the scene until a traffic policeman arrives to facilitate transport of the injured party to hospital.

 

REMEMBER: Do not trust strangers easily in the street. Do not show off your cash.

 

 

MEDICAL ISSUES

◆ Medical Insurance

Mandatory Medical Insurance should be bought at Fudan according to regulations issued by Chinese Ministry of Education. The cost is 300 RMB per semester.

 

◆ Medical Services
United Family Hospital 和睦家医院
Address: 1139 Xian Xia Rd., Changning District, Shanghai (长宁区仙霞路1139号)
Tel: 021-5133-1900 (For appointment)
       021-5133-1999 (24-Hour Emergency Hotline)
This institution has a new building, large and international medical staff, and English is one of the linguistic media. 
 
United is less expensive than the US (is any medical system not?), but not exactly cheap. An example is a student who broke a leg playing basketball. His fee for getting a fairly simply fracture treated at United was US$12,000.
 
 
Huashan Hospital Worldwide Medical Center   华山医院, 华山环宇保健医疗中心
Address: 8/F, Building No.1, HUASHAN HOSPITAL, 12 Wulumuqi Rd. M.
               (乌鲁木齐中路12号1号楼8楼)
Tel: 021-6248-3986
It has an excellent foreigner’s section, and English can be spoken. Prices are reasonable.
Out-patient clinic hours: Monday – Saturday, 8:00 AM-10:00 PM
Night emergency: 10:00 PM – 08:00 AM
 
 
The First People’s Hospital 第一人民医院
Address: 7/F, International Medical Care Center, 585 Jiu Long Rd. (near the Bund)
              (九龙路585号近外滩)
Tel: 021-6324-3582 (24hours)
 
 
Rui Jin Hospital   瑞金医院
Address: 197 Rui Jing Er Rd. (瑞金二路197号)
Tel: 021-6437-0045 ext 668101, after hours: 021-6437-0045 ext 668202
 
Drugstores
Western brand toiletries and over-the-counter medications are available in the Portman Shanghai shopping areas (1376 Nanjing Xi Rd. 南京西路1376号, 200040) and in most Watson’s throughout the city.
 
DENTISTRY is inexpensive in China. Should you need dental care, one clinic that offers good service is:
Shanghai Jie Jie Dental Clinic 上海杰捷口腔门诊部
Address: Room 2606, Building C Lane 1066, Jinshajiang Rd. (金沙江路1066弄C座2606室)
Tel: 021-5281-1409  (9:00-12:00 and 1:00-5:00 daily)

 

 

DINING  

There are 3 major dining halls on Handan campus, one in each section of the campus. They are called the South Campus Dining Hall, Main Campus Dining Hall and the North Campus Dining Hall. Nearest to the Foreign Students Dorm is the North Campus Dining Hall. At each of these dining halls, a variety of Chinese food and desserts are available at relatively low prices. (7-10rmb for a decent meal) There’s also a Islamic dining area and 5th Avenue fastfood in North Campus Dining Hall, catering to the eating habits of the minority groups and adding to the variety of food choices for local students, too. 

To eat at these dining halls, you will have to charge money into the e-campus card. Charge stations can usually be found near the west entrance of each dining hall.

General Tips:

1) Service hours at these dining halls are relatively short (10:30-13:00, 5th Avenue fastfood serves longer time). Due to the large number of students living on campus, food run out really fast. So GO EARLY if you would like to eat at these dining halls.
 
2) The staffs at these dining halls usually don’t speak English, some basic knowledge about Chinese food in advance can be very helpful.
 
3) If you prefer to eat the food at some other places rather than in the dining hall, you can ask for disposable meal boxes to have the food “to go”.
  
There are also a variety of dining options around the Foreign Student Dorm (FSD). Exploring different restaurants and experimenting with new food around campus is sure to be a pleasant experience.
 
Right on Wuchuan Road, where your dorm is located, there are dozens of restaurants that offer a wide selection of Chinese regional food, such as northeastern Chinese food, Sichuan food, Cantonese food, etc. A fair number of Korean restaurants can also be found around the FSD, suiting to the needs of the big Korean population living in the dorm. But they are also among the most frequented restaurants by local Chinese students.
 
There’s also a famous “Fudan Street” next to Zhengsu Road in the south section of the campus. Restaurants on this street are popular among local Chinese Students. Owning to the presence of these restaurants, along with a handful of bookstores, music stores and gift shops, the street is thought to be the busiest around the whole campus.
  
Tip: Many of the restaurants around campus have free food delivery service. Grab one of those brochures with simple menus on it, you can have the food delivered to your door next time!

Menu in English

 
鱼香肉丝(yuxiang rousi)
pork and vegetable, spicy and sweet
京酱肉丝(jing jiang rousi)
pork and scallions
红烧排骨(hongshao paigu)
pork rib
回锅肉(huiguorou)
pork, spicy
肉丝蒜苗(rousi suanmiao)
pork and garlic sprout
肉丝拉皮(rousi lapi)
pork and starch product
梅菜扣肉(meicai kourou)
pork and dry vegetables
软炸里脊(ruanzha liji)
fried pork
尖椒肉丝(jianjiao rousi)
pork and green pepper, spicy
蚂蚁上树(mayi shangshu)
vermicelli and pork
菠萝肉(boluo rou)
pineapple and pork
 
尖椒牛柳(jianjiao niuliu)
beef and pepper, spicy
铁板牛柳(tieban niuliu)
beef platter
水煮牛肉(shuizhu niurou)
beef and vegetable, hot and spicy
蚝油牛肉(haoyou niurou)
beef in oyster sauce
红烧牛肉(hongshao niurou)
braised beef
酱牛肉(jiang niurou)
stewed beef, old fish
洋葱牛肉(yangcong niurou)
beef and onion
红烧土豆肉(hongshao niurou)
beef and potato
 
宫爆鸡丁(gongbao jiding)
vegetable and chicken, spicy
酱爆鸡丁(jiangbao jiding)
chicken in thick bean sauce
黄焖鸡块(huangmen jikuai)
stewed chicken
辣子鸡(laziji)
braised chicken and chestnut
红烧鸡翅(hongshao jichi)
chicken wings
滑溜鸡片(hualiu jipian)
chicken and vegetable
辣子鸡(lazi ji)
spicy chicken
 
香菇菜心(xianggucaixin)
mushroom and green vegetable
红烧茄子 (hongshao qiezi)
eggplant
鱼香茄子 (yuxiang qiezi)
spicy eggplant
素炒豆芽(suchao douya)
bean sprouts
苜蓿肉(muxu rou)
green vegetable and eggs
西红柿炒鸡蛋(xihongshi jidan)
tomato and eggs
烧二冬(shao erdong)
mushroom and bamboo shoot
炒豆苗(chao doumiao)
a kind of green vegetable
素炒空心菜(suchao kongxincai)
spinach
沙锅豆腐(shaguo doufu)
tofu and vegetable cooked in pot
干煸四季豆(ganbian sijidou)
green beans
醋溜土豆丝(culiu tudousi)
potato
脆皮豆腐(cuipi doufu)
tofu
家常豆腐(jiachang doufu)
home-style tofu, a little spicy
麻婆豆腐(mapo doufu)
tofu, spicy and hot
 
牛肉面 (niurou mian)
noodle with beef
鸡丝面(jisi mian)
noodle with chicken
担担面(dandan mian)
noodle with sauce, spicy
西红柿鸡蛋面(xihongshi jidan mian)
noodle with tomato and egg
朝鲜冷面(chaoxian lengmian)
Korean noodle, cool
桂林米粉(guilin mifen)
rice noodle, Guangxi style
过桥米线(guoqiao mixian)
rice noodle, Yunnan style
 
肉包子(rou baozi )
meat steamed bun
素包子(su baozi)
vegetable steamed bun
馄饨(huntun)
Shanghai small dumpling
油条(youitao)
fried donut stick
稀饭(xifan)
porridge
饺子(jiaozi)
various dumplings
 
北京烤鸭(beijiang kaoya)
Beijing duck
涮羊肉(shuan yangrou)
Mongolian hotpot for mutton
火锅(huoguo)
hot pot of beef, chicken and various vegetables
清真皖鱼(qingzhen wanyu)
steamed fish, light flavor
松鼠鱼(songshu yu)
fried and braised fish in sweet sauce
红烧鱼(hongshao yu)
braised fish

 

 

EXERCISES

 

Gym facilities in Fudan provide cheap alternatives to off-campus commercial gyms. There’re 2 gyms on Fudan campus. One stands south to the Foreign Students’ Dorm in the north section of the campus, and the other by the local student living quarter in the south section of the campus. Both gyms are equipped with fitness equipments that you can have access to for 2-3 RMB per/hour. Around the campus, there’re also around 20 outdoor basketball courts, 10 volleyball courts, 5 tennis courts, 2 table tennis rooms, 1 soccer field with a 400-meter running track and a swimming pool. Most of the outdoor facilities are free to use during assigned hours, while others can be accessed at a very cheap price. (usually less than 5 RMB per hour) 

Note: At times, sports facilities will be occupied to have P.E. lessons. During such period, sports facilities will NOT be open for public use.
 
Tip: Due to Fudan’s special policy of mandatory exercise hours for Freshmen and Sophomores, sports facilities are usually heavily occupied from 3-5 pm on weekdays. You can avoid this busy hour to have a better exercise environment.

 

BANKING 

Banking in China is quite easy. Most foreign bank cards are accepted at ATMs. Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted at places frequented by foreigners, though most transactions in smaller stores are cash only. Checking accounts are seldom used.
 
◆ Opening a Bank Account
 
For those staying in China for an extended amount of time, setting up a Chinese bank account is a very simple process that takes about 15 minutes. Head for the bank of your choice (e.g. Bank of China) with a passport and 20RMB; 10RMB will pay for your new debit card and 10RMB will go into your new account. After filling out some paperwork and choosing a password, you will leave the bank with an ATM card and a bank book. HANG ON TO BOTH! WE ALL KNOW THE ANXIETY AND NUISANCE THAT COMES WITH LOSS OF THESE ITEMS. The ATM card can be used to withdraw money at any Chinese ATM. Your specific bank will not levy an ATM fee, while other banks usually charge 2RMB for a withdrawal. The card can also be used at most Chinese establishments as a visa/debit card, but cannot be used outside of China. The bank book is essential in all transactions that you will make at the bank. Take it with you when making deposits or wiring transfers.
 
Agricultural Bank of China
(农业银行)

Fudan Brunch Handan Road 220(邯郸路220号复旦大学正门东)65645291

Wuchuan Road 95(武川路95号武东路口)

Guoquan Brunch Guoshun Road 241(国顺路241号近四平路)

Xiangying Brunch Xiangying Road 1128(翔殷路1128号)

95599
Bank of China
(中国银行)

Guoding Brunch Guoding Road 286(国定路286号)

Guobin Road 30(国宾路30号)

 95566
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
(工商银行)
 Guoding Brunch No. 19 Guoding Road 600(国定路600弄19号)
 95588
China Construction Bank
(建设银行)

Guoding Brunch Guoding Road 369( 国定路369号)

 95533
 
Citibank
(花旗银行)
1F Marine Tower, 1 Pudong Avenue
浦东大道 1 号船舶大厦1楼
021-5879-1200
Standard Chartered
(渣打银行)
26/F China Merchants Tower, 161 Lujiazui Dong Rd.
陆家嘴东路161号招商大厦26楼
021-5879-1200
Bank of America
(美国银行)
17/F, AZIA Center, 1233 Lujiazui Ring Rd.
陆家嘴环路1233号17楼
021-5887-1230
HSBC
(汇丰银行)
1000 Lujiazui Ring Rd.
浦东陆家嘴环路1000号汇丰大厦地面层
3888-3888
 
  
◆ International cash-by wire available in China
 
An international money transfer service will be operated through Western Union Financial Services of the United States and its China agent, China Courier Service Corp.
 
The money transfer information is sent through the company’s international computer system network. At the destination, the recipient can collect the funds within minutes or hours at the designated time.
 
The cash can be collected at any location where the service is available, or it can be delivered by courier to the recipient at the address provided by the sender.
 
At present, only US dollars or Chinese RMB can be transferred through this service.
 
Address:
       No. 1 Sichuan Rd. (N.), Shanghai
Website:
       www. westernunion.com
Telephone:

 021-6356-6666

 

Student Comments:
● Do it through ATM or Bank of China.
● It’s pretty convenient to get money exchanged here---but always go to the Bank of China.
● Really easy. Don’t even worry about it.
● Having an ATM card is easiest, but travelers’ checks are good too.
● I usually used an ATM machine to obtain money from US bank account in RMB. The fees are somewhat high, but not unreasonable. For the start-up, I used traveler’s checks and changed about $ 400 at the airport upon arrival.
● Difficult because bank is far away, often had to withdraw from ATM.
● There is a Citibank by the Bund. Go to the bank to exchange $.
● I bought traveler’s checks that were easy to use, but sometimes ATM cards were more convenient. They work at a lot of places.
● Go to the Bank of China. Save your receipts in case you can’t spend it all and want to exchange it back to dollars. But I doubt it.

 

 STUDENTS CLUBS &SOCIETY

There are sports, music, practice and technical clubs among Fudan  local students:  

棒垒球协会Fudan Baseball Association:
少龙拳术俱乐部Shao long kungfu club:
陈式太极拳协会Chen shadowboxing club:
中国象棋协会Chinese chess club:
游泳协会Swimming club:
乒乓球协会table tennis club:
板球协会cricket club:
空手道俱乐部karate club: 
笛箫协会Chinese folk music club:
余音社Yu Yin club:
燕园剧社Yan Yuan drama club:
麦田剧社Mai Tian drama club: 
书画协会Painting and Calligraphy club:
音乐剧协会Musical club:
国标舞俱乐部International standard ballroom dance club:
复旦歌社Fudan Song club:  
环保协会Environmentalism club:
人与自然协会Human and nature club:
旅游协会Traveling club:
数码爱好者协会Digital enthusiasts club:
仁己社Ren Ji club:
国际交流学生协会International exchange students club:
创意与实践协会Creativity and practice club:  
生命科学社Life sciences club:
素食文化协会Vegetarian club:
博雅学社Bo Ya club:
复旦诗社Fudan Poetry club:
国际问题研究会International affairs research club:
人文学社Humanities club:
零零舍社Ling Ling She She:
知和社Zhi He club:

Contact Mr. Ye Jun Cheng 13482694772 if you are interested.

There are also some International Students clubs at Fudan:

Regional International Students Association
Chinese Opera Club 

Contact Ms. Tu in Foreign Students Dorm Room 121 (Tel: 65643857).

 

 INTERNET PHONES & POST 

◆ Internet Access in Dorm
There is an Ethernet socket in each room at Foreign Student Dormitory No.2. The fee is already included in the rent. Wireless connection is not available on campus.
 

Once you get your internet working, please make sure that you check your email everyday so that you will not miss any important messages.

◆On Campus Wireless Internet Access

Most areas of  Handan Campus are covered by Fudan Wireless Internet Access.

To log in, use proper username and password.

Username: Please enter your Fudan student number (not application number starting with letter "c"). Remember it because it is useful to you during your exchange study at Fudan.
Password: Try last six digits of your passport number which you provided in your application, if there are letters in last six, substitute letters with number 0. If you still cannot log in, try 666666.
 
◆ Fixed Phone
Each of you will have one fixed line in student dorm. You only have to buy a 201 China Telecom Card to make out-going phone calls. Incoming calls are free of charge. And you may also use the internet card for making phone calls on one of the fixed lines. 201 cards can be purchased at mom and pop stores in the university vicinity. It is a very economical way for domestic calling.
 
For international calls, tell people in the States to get a long distance plan and IP card to call you---much more economical that way. IP cards maybe used by phoning the US, RMB 30-50 (depending on your haggling skill) gives one 36 minutes.
  
Tip: Most 201 cards are paid generally 70% percent off or even lower.
  
◆ Mobile Phone
Mobile phones are highly recommended; you’ll soon learn that they are a must have item. To get your mobile phone working, you need to purchase a SIM card in 24-hour convenient shops with a new mobile number assigned to it. And just as with the internet access at your dorm, for recharge, you buy recharge minute cards or go directly to nearby service branches of China Unicom or China Mobile.
 
 
China Mobile(中国移动) Operator is strongly recommended for its cheap price and good service, and the brand M-Zone under it is especially designed for students.
 
All the brands under China Mobile offer a special service that enables you to call US in a cheap way. It costs 1RMB/month for the service, and 0.4RMB/min for the calling.
To activate the service: use SMS to send KTXGX to 10086
After activation, here’s the right way to call: dial 12593+ 00+ country code+ number
 
◆ Regular Mail
Whether the address is in English or in Chinese, make sure the words “Fudan University” are included. You will receive your mail from the front desk of Foreign Students’ dormitory.
 

In English your address is:

Your Name

Foreign Students Apartment, your room number
Fudan University
No. 57 Wudong Rd.
Shanghai 200433
CHINA
 

 For best results, have the sender write the copy in address in Chinese as follows:

   
中国上海武东路57号 200433
复旦大学留学生公寓楼 your room number
Your Name
 
  
(NB:The English and Chinese versions of the address are not exactly the same, but mail will arrive in either case.)
 
 
◆ Postage Rates in China
International Airmail
 

Weight

1-20g

20-50g

50-100g

100-250g

250-500g

500-1000g

1000-2000g

Postage

1.5

2.8

4.00

8.5

16.7

31.7

55.8

 
Weight
1-20g
20-50g
50-100g
100-250g
250-500g
500-1000g
1000-2000g
Postage
1.5
2.8
4.00
8.5
16.7
31.7
55.8
Airmail to Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan
  
Weight
1-20g
20-30g
30-40g
40-50g
50-60g
60-70g
70-80g
Postage
6.00
7.8
9.6
11.4
13.2
15
16.8
Weight
80-90g
90-100g
100-110g
110-120g
120-130g
130-140g
140-150g
Postage
18.6
20.4
22.2
24
25.8
27.6
29.4
Postcards
Overseas: 4.50                     
Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan: 1.00 (Additional RMB 0.5 is charged for airmail)
Domestic: 0.80
  

Domestic Mail

Inside Shanghai

  
Weight
1-20g
20-40g
40-60g
60-80g
80-100g
Postage
0.80
1.60
2.40
3.20
4.00
Weight
200g
300g
400g
500g
 
Postage
5.20
6.40
7.60
8.80
 

to somewhere outside of Shanghai

 
Weight
1-20g
20-40g
40-60g
60-80g
80-100g
Postage
1.20
2.40
3.60
4.80
6.00
Weight
200g
300g
400g
500g
 
Postage
8.00
10.00
12.00
14.00
 

 

Note: The above postage is quoted in RMB.
 

 

 

LAUNDRIES 

You might worry about how to get your laundries done inFDU. There is one laundry room with 6 machines in your dorm building. It charges RMB10/bucket to wash and RMB10/bucket to dry cloths. Besides that you can find a number of other places.
 

 

 

TRANSPORTATION 

Transportation within Shanghai is fairly inexpensive and certainly varied. Those adhering to tighter budgets, or those who simply enjoy traveling with the locals, can make use of the buses and subway. They are relatively painless ways to save a few RMB that could be better spent elsewhere. However, if claustrophobia is a concern (be wary of the subway and buses around commuter times… yikes), then taxis are a great and still relatively inexpensive option.
 
◆ Transportation Card
You could always prepare small money for the bus, or get a transportation card from 24 hour convenience shops such as Alldays好德, Kedi可的 or Buddies良友金伴, and from some of the main metro stations and bus terminations. Face value ranges from RMB100, 200 to 500, within which, 20 is the cost of the card.
 
With the transportation card, you could slide it easily whenever you get on a bus or a taxi.
More money could be put into the card at metro stations and convenience shops.
 
 
◆ Bus Routes Near Fudan
Bus and trolley bus (to be mentioned as just bus below) may be not the best transport for foreigners, but having some knowledge about it will give you an option when you come across a traffic problem, especially when you cannot find a taxi on a rainy day or have no idea where the Metro station is.
Shanghai buses can be extremely crowded in rush hours and some of them are not totally clean. But buses on busy shopping streets or connecting major attractions are in excellent condition and during off-peak hours it is a pleasure to ride in them. Plus, the bigger windows of a bus will give you a better view of the city than taking taxis or subways.
 

 Taxis

Taxi is a good choice for transportation in the city, especially off-peak hours. It is affordable (¥11 for the first 3km) and saves you a lot of time, but try to get your destination in Chinese characters as communication can be an issue. As Shanghai is a huge city, try to get the nearest intersection to your destination as well since even addresses in Chinese are often useless. Drivers, while generally honest, are sometimes genuinely clueless and occasionally out to take you for a ride. Always insist on using the meter and, if your fare seems out of line, demand a printed receipt before paying. If you feel you have been cheated or mistreated by the driver, you (or a Chinese-speaking friend) can use the information on the printed receipt to raise a complaint to the taxi company about that particular driver. The printed receipt is also useful to contact the driver in case you have forgotten something in the taxi and need to get it back.

Taxi colors in Shanghai are strictly controlled and indicate the company the taxi belongs to. Turquoise taxis operated by “Dazhong” (大众), the largest group, are often judged the best of the bunch. Another good taxi company, "Qiangsheng" (强生), uses gold-colored taxis. Watch out for dark red/maroon taxis, since this is the ’default’ color of small taxi companies and includes more than its fair share of bad apples. Also private owned taxis (You can recognize them easily as they have an ’x’ in their number plate) are among them. The dark red/maroon taxis will also go "off the meter" at times and charge rates 4x-5x the normal rate - especially around the tourist areas of the Yuyuan Gardens. Bright red taxis, on the other hand, are unionized and quite OK, furthermore there are more 3-star and above taxi drivers working for this company. The dark-green taxis are limited to the district they are called in, so take note.

ALWAYS ask for taxi receipt.

ALWAYS choose taxi in big companies like Dazhong, Qiangsheng, Bashi and Jinjiang.

 
◆ Subways and Light-rails
The fast-growing Shanghai Metro network now has 8 lines with another 4 under construction. The trains are fast, cheap and fairly user-friendly with most signs also in English, but the trains can get very packed at rush hour. Fares range from ¥3 to ¥9 depending on distance. Automatic ticket vending machines take ¥1 or ¥0.5 coins and notes. Most stations on lines 1-3 will also have staff selling tickets, but on the newly-completed lines ticket purchasing is all done by machine with staff there only to assist if something goes wrong.
 
You can now transfer between lines freely with a single ticket (except at Shanghai Railway Station where only line 3/4 transfer is free and at Yishan Rd where only line 3/9 transfer is free, but the latter case is because the Line 4 station for Yishan Rd is a separate location). The metro can also use Shanghai’s public transportation card (non-contact). But be careful, certain stations exist on both lines with the same name but are located in different places (Yishan Rd- Line 3/9 and line 4 are separate stations- go to Hongqiao Rd. for line 3/4 transfer or back to Yishan Rd on line 3 to be able to transfer to line 9; Pudian Rd- line 4 and line 6- go to either Century Ave. or Lancun Rd. to transfer between these lines)

 

 

 

SHOPPING 

 

 

 

Shopping in Shanghai is certainly different than Hong Kong or New York. The city is developing its own unique style that already competes with the ultimate shopping experience anywhere in the world (though not in price!). There are already some wonderful high end boutiques, as well as large scale designer shopping. There are plenty of special areas that are fun to wander about and gather less expensive, yet equally cool and interesting items. So keep an eye on this section and find your favorite shopping site.
 
You will also find a number of smaller convenience stores and large supermarkets in the university vicinity and in everywhere around the city.
 
 
◆ Major Shopping Areas
Listed below are five of the busiest shopping areas in town, with each one bearing its own feature. They are the part of Shanghai you don’t want to miss!
 
Xu Jia Hui 徐家汇
 
It is the largest shopping and entertainment zone in the city’s southwest. The shopping area is named after Xu Guangqi, a scientist in Ming Dynasty who lived in the area. Covering 1.2 square kilometers, Xujiahui is home to Grand Gateway shopping center, Orient Shopping Center, Pacific Department Store, Huijin Department Store, Metro City and Huilian Department Store. The shopping area also has the biggest number of underground shops in Shanghai.
 

You can find almost everything here, from clothes to computer gadgets, catering for all budgets. It also offers quality dining, dancing, movies and gaming services. You can take Metro Line No.1 to get there at the Xujiahui Station.

 

Huaihai Road (M.) 淮海中路
 
 
Huaihai Road M. was built in the early 20th century, and was the heart of the French Concession. It is well known for its elegant and flourishing business. The road is Shanghai’s most fashionable one, embodying the prosperity and vigor of the city, with shopping malls standing along it. You won’t feel bored in shopping here as too many brands and stores are set here. A walk on the road, along with plane trees and top-class office buildings, especially at night, will bring you the feeling of romantic. You can take Metro Line No.1 and get off at Huangpi Road S. or Shaanxi Road S. to reach this road.
 

  

Nanjing Road 南京路
 
The street is known as “China’s No.1 Commercial Street.” It began to boom in the 19th century (then known as “Bubbling Well Road”) and was the busiest shopping area in old Shanghai.
 
The main stretch of shops on Nanjing Road starts at the Bund and ends at the Jing’an Temple. It is divided into two parts: Nanjing Road E. and Nanjing Road W.
 
The east section is the busiest shopping area in Shanghai, if not the busiest in China. On both sides of the road, there are many department stores with long histories, providing you with a wide choice of goods from food to clothes. It is “pedestrian only”, but if you don’t have enough time, take a tourist tram which enables you to grasp the whole sight of the bustling pedestrian road in a short time. It’s cost: 2RMB (25 US cents).
 
The west part mainly boasts luxurious brand names and targets big spenders. You can find a wide variety of world-famous brands in these spacious and well-arranged stores, such as Armani, LV, Prada and CD.

 

 

Zhong Shan Park 中山公园
 
This area features clothes shops offering varieties of discounts and a new top-class shopping mall which is attracting more and more customers.

 

Qipu Road 七浦路
 
Qipu Road, or Cheap Road, is known as the most popular place in Shanghai for clothes because of low prices and endless choices.
 
Three buildings form a triangle. Two of them are connected by an elevated walkway. The clothes on the first two floors look decent enough but they are not made of good-quality fabric, and most of them are similar in style.
 
The higher floors sell good-quality clothes at comparatively higher prices. These shop owners prefer to sell clothes to wholesalers, who can get clothes at much lower prices.
 
On both weekdays and weekends, this road is always crowded with shoppers. If you want to shop around the three buildings in one day, save your energy. One building is quite enough to exhaust you.

 

 

◆ Supermarkets
  
Wal-Mart 沃尔玛
Address: No. 125 Songhu Rd., Yangpu District (杨浦区淞沪路125号)
           Tel: 021-6511-5133; 6511-5099

 

 

SPORTS

  

With advanced sports facilities, Shanghai hosts a series of important national and international sports events every year. In 2006, the city witnesses 37 international sports events and 55 domestic ones, including Shanghai leg of F1, Special Olympics Invitational and Master’s Cup. The city’s sportsmen also won credits for Shanghai. They won 34.5 golds at national events, placing Shanghai second among Chinese cities in the terms of gold numbers. At the 15th Asian Games in Doha, they brought home 23.5 golds, equalized one world record and broke two Asia records two Asian Games records.
 
Since the 1990s, Shanghai has speeded up construction of sports facilities to meet the need of domestic and international sports events. The multifunctional sports venues completed in the city include Shanghai Stadium, Shanghai International Circuit, Hongkou Soccer Stadium, China Disabled People’s Sports and Art Training Center, and Qizhong Tennis Center.
 
 
◆ Sports Facilities
Hongkou Stadium   虹口足球场
Address: 444 East Jiangwan Rd. (江湾东路444号)
Tel: 021-65400009
The fist specialized football stadium in China.
 
Shanghai Stadium 上海万体馆
Address: 1111 Caoxi Rd. (N.) (漕溪北路1111号)
Tel: 021-64385200
World’s longest cantilevered steel truss roof structure with fabric canopy and span of 300 meters.
 
Shanghai International Tennis Center  上海国际网球中心
Address: 517 Hengshan Rd. (衡山路517号)
Tel: 021-64155588-82
A multifunctional complex for sports, body-building, entertainment, food & accommodation and commercial & social activities.
 
Shanghai International Golf Country Club 上海国际高尔夫球乡村俱乐部
Address: 961 Yinzhu Rd., Zhujiajiao Town, Qingpu District (青浦区朱家角镇新杨村盈朱路961号)
Tel: 021-5972-8111
The first golf club in Shanghai located in Dianshan Lake Scenic Area.
 
Shanghai Wushu Center上海武术中心
Address: 595 Nanjing Rd. (W.) (南京西路595号)
Tel: 021-62153599
A Chinese Wushu club, specialized in Karate classes.
   
Long Wu International Kungfu Center 上海龙武功夫馆
Address: 215 Shanxi Rd. (S.) (陕西南路215号)
MP: 130-0325-2826
Tel: 021-5465-0042
The largest, professional Kungfu center in Shanghai.
 
Shanghai Swimming Pool 上海游泳馆
Address: 1300 Zhongshan Rd. (S. No. 2) (中山南二路1300号)
Tel: 021-5860-0871
The biggest swimming pool of Shanghai, near Shanghai Stadium.
 

 

 

 

CHURCH

You may want to go to church while you are in Shanghai. There are a lot more than the few listed here, of course. All major religions have services available in Shanghai. These are just a couple of recommendations for places to worship.
 
International Church: Protestant 国际礼拜堂 (Community Church)
Address: 53 Hengshan Rd, Xu Hui District. (徐汇区衡山路53号)
Tel: 021-6471-7952
Sunday services, at 7:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. and 19:00
 
Kunshan Protestant Church 昆山景灵堂
Address: 135 Kun Shan Rd. (昆山路135 号)
Tel: 021-6364-2629
Sunday services at 7:30a.m. and 9:30 a.m. There is also regular evening services.
 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 耶稣基督末世圣徒教会 (Mormons)
Address: Flat 12C, Block, Longbai apartments, 2461 Hong Qiao Rd. (虹桥路2461号)
Meets every Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
 
Church of Christ the King  天主教堂 (Catholic Church)
Address: 361 Julu Lu. (巨鹿路361号)
Tel: 021-6217-4608
Services on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:30 a.m. in English.
 
Xujiahui Cathedral (St, Ignatius Cathedral) 徐家汇天主教堂
Address: 201 Caoxi Bei Rd. (漕溪北路201号)
Daily services 5:30, 6:15 and 7:00 a.m. Sundays there are 5 services beginning at 4:45 a.m.
Until 9:30 a.m.
 
Mu’en (Baptized with Mercy) Church 沐恩堂
Address: Methodist, 316 Xizang Rd. (M.), by Jiujiang Rd. (西藏中路316号,西藏中路九江路口)
Tel: 021-6322-5069
 
 
Xiao Tao Yuan Mosque 小桃源清真寺
Address: 52 Xiao Tao Yuan Rd. (小桃源路52号)
Tel: 021-6377-5442
Services are at the traditional Times of day for Muslims.
 
Ohel Moshe Synagogue   上海摩西会堂 (Jewish Church)
Address: 62 Chang Yang Rd., Hong Kou District (虹口区长阳路62号)
Tel: 021-6541-5008/ 3511-0215

Fax: 021-6512-0229

 

 

SITESEEING   

Cultural & Historical Sites
 
Shanghai is a city with a long cultural history. By the end of 2007, there were 19 cultural and historical sites listed under the state protection and 165 under the city protection. A number of ancient sites and gardens dating back to Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties have been well preserved.
Listed below are a few of them that we would like to recommend to you.
 
Shanghai Museum 上海博物馆
Address: 201 People Ave. (人民大道201号)  
Tel: 021-6372-3500
Located in the center of Shanghai in People’s Square, Shanghai Museum is a large museum of ancient Chinese art. The museum style and presentation surround visitors with artifacts demonstrating ancient wisdom and philosophy. The exterior design of the round dome and the square base symbolizes the ancient idea of a round heaven and a square land.
The museum is divided into eleven galleries and three exhibition halls. The eleven Galleries cover most of the major categories of Chinese art: Ancient Bronze, Ancient Ceramics, Paintings, Calligraphy, Ancient Sculpture, Ancient Jade, Coins, Ming and Qing Furniture, Seals, and Minority Nationalities.
 
 
Site of the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China 中共一大会址纪念馆
Address: 76-78 Xingye Rd. (兴业路76-78号)
Tel: 021-5383-2171
This is the birth place of the Communist Party of China and is now under the state protection. The two houses with stone gates are typical Shanghai residences in the 1920s. The first national congress of the Party was convened in one of the sitting room on the ground floor on July 23, 1921. There are wax statues of participants in the congress, precious documents and other exhibits, recording the historic period of the beginning of the Party and its activities in the following years.
 
 
Shanghai Confucian  Temple 上海文庙
Address: 215 Xueqian Street, Wen Miao Rd. (文庙路学前街215号) 
Tel: 021-6377-1815
Shanghai Confucian Temple is the only ancient architectural complex combining temple and school in downtown Shanghai for worship of China’s great thinker and symbol of China’s ethical foundation, Confucius. Established in 1294, the temple has existed for more than 700 years, during which it was moved several times. The current site was chosen in 1855, occupying an area of 1.13 hectares. It is a fine architecture complex elaborately designed with pagodas, small bridges, flowing water and lush greenery that form a unique Jiangnan (“South of the Yangtze River”) garden.
 
  
Former Residence of Sun Yat-sen  孙中山故居纪念馆
Address: 7 Xiangshan Rd. (香山路7号)
Tel: 021-6437-2954
The residence was bought by a group of Chinese then living in Canada for Dr. Sun Yat-sen to support his revolutionary activities. Dr. Sun lived in this house in 1920-24. In 1961, it was listed as an important historical site under state protection. During his stay here, Dr. Sun reformed the Kuomintang and entered the first round of cooperation with the Communist Party of China. He also wrote several books in this house. Articles on display include the sword, military maps and writing tools once used by Dr. Sun.
 
 
Former Residence of Soong Chingling   宋庆龄故居
Address: 1843 Huaihai Road M. (淮海中路1843号) 
Tel: 021-6474-7183
The former residence of Soong Chingling, Honorary President of the People’s Republic of China, has a milk-white boat-shaped mansion in Western style as its main building. The display at the residence preserves the original state when Madame Soong Chingling was its owner. There are the presents of Chinese painting “galloping horses” from Xu Beihong and a huge red carpet from Mao Zedong. On the wall are a portrait of Dr. Sun Yatsen and a photo of Soong Chingling with Mao Zedong. In the garage is a limousine that was a gift from Stalin. The former residence of Soong Chingling is under state protection.
 
 
Former Residence of Mao Zedong 毛泽东故居
Address: No.7 Lane 583 Weihai Rd.  (威海路583弄7号)
Mao’s former residence is an old-style, two-storey building with a stone-framed gate, located at 7 Yulanfang, Weihaiwei Road (today’s No.7, Lane 583, Weihai Road). In mid-February 1924, when Mao was Secretary of the CPC Central Bureau and an official of the Kuomintang Shanghai branch, he lived in this house. Today, the building is listed as a historical site under the city’s protection.
 
 
Longhua Temple 龙华寺
Address: 2853 Longhua Rd. (龙华路2853号)
Tel: 021-6456-6085

Longhua Temple is a 1,000 year old monastery, the oldest in Shanghai, occupying an area of 20,000sq.m., It is said that the temple and Longhua Pagoda were built in AD 242 by King Sun Quan of the Wu Kingdom of the Period of the Three Kingdoms. It was rebuilt many times in the later dynasties. Many of the structures were built during Qing Emperor Guangxu’s reign (1875-1909).

 

It has always attracted large numbers of worshippers. There are four principal halls in the temple: the Grand Hall, the Hall of the Three Sages, Hall of Maitreya and the Abbot’s Room. On the sides are the Bell Tower, the Drum Tower, Arhats Hall and the Preaching Hall. Longhua temple fair, a folk festival with a history of 400 years, is held every year on the 3rd day of the 3rd lunar month. On New Year’s Eve, thousands of tourists and Buddhists from Japan, southeast  Asian countries and local citizens visit the temple.
 
 
Jade Buddha Temple 玉佛寺
Address: 170 Anyuan Rd. (安远路170号)
Tel: 021-6266-3668
This temple is known for the two jade Buddha statues enshrined in it. The statues were brought to Shanghai by a high monk named Hui Geng from Putuo Mountain. He had gone on a pilgrimage to Burma, where he received 5 jade statues of Sakyamuni. On his way back to Putuo, he passed Shanghai and left two statues, one in sitting posture and one, reclining. In 1882, a temple was built to enshrine the statues. The temple was later destroyed by fire. A new temple was built in 1918 and completed in 1928 on the present site. The architecture of the temple is of the Song Dynasty palace type, stately and majestic.
 
 
Duolun Road多伦路文化名人街
Formerly named Doulean Road transliteration, Duolun Road is a little street in Shanghai, north of the Sichuanbei Road Trade Area, and south of Lu Xun Park and Hongkou Football Field, with its back to the Inner Ring Viaduct and Jewel Light Track. The length of it is only about half a mile. The street is both narrow and short, and is also winding and deep and quiet, edged by little buildings of various styles, row upon row. Through in the maps it can hardly be found, it’s a major scene in the history of literature of modern times.
 
 
Yu Garden 豫园
Address: Fuyou Road (福佑路)
Yu Garden, a classical garden in downtown Shanghai, boasts a history over 400 years. Each pavilion, hall, stone and stream in the garden is expressing the quintessence of South China landscape design from Ming and Qing Dynasty. Over forty spots, divided by dragon walls, wound corridors and beautiful flowers, form an unique picture featuring “one step, one beauty; every step, every beauty.” It’s reputed to be the most beautiful garden south of the Yangtze River. Built beside the Temple of the City God and covering only fives acres, it follows the Suzhou garden design of a world in microcosm, with 30 pavilions linked by corridors, artificial hills, bridges over lotus pools, groves of bamboo and walls occupied by stone dragons. The surrounding bazaar is packed with traditional and modern shops, restaurants and temples.

  

Entertainment
 
This is a broad topic, and since one person’s entertainment is another’s barbiturate, we’ll just give you a few general hints. Suffice it to say that there is plenty to do in this city. Elsewhere in the HANDBOOK we’ve directed you toward various monthly “what’s going on” type magazines that give one the lowdown on discos, bars, restaurants, sports events, art shows.
 
Most of these are available free at major hotels, bars and nightclubs. We have also referred you to the city’s excellent museums, worth many days of viewing. On the other end of People’s Park is a place that is often missed, the Shanghai City Planning Hall, which sounds deadly but actually has a fascinating three-dimensional model of Shanghai. It’s huge, and permits the viewer a strong sense of the city’s magnitude and the directions toward which it plans growth. The Planning Hall can’t be missed thanks to its distinctive roof, topped with four massive steel cupolas.
 
◆ Popular Sites
 
Huangpu River Cruise 浦江游览
Huangpu River Cruise has been regarded as one of the most important and traditional tourist activities at night. It is know to all that the beautiful Huangpu River, also called the mother of this metropolis, embodies the quintessence of Shanghai’s attractive scenes.
 
During the cruise, visitors can enjoy scenes on both banks. One of the most riveting cruise is the combination of the world-famed bridges and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Nanpu Bridge and Yangpu Bridge are like two huge dragons while the Oriental Pearl Tower resembles a suspended pearl. This captivates locals who are familiar with the drama :” Two dragons Tossing a Pearl.”
 
Shanghai Grand Theatre 上海大剧院
Address: 300 People’s Ave. (人民大道300号)
Tel: 021-6318-4478
Business Hours: 9:00~11:00; 13:00~15:30
Located to the west of Shanghai Municipal Government Building and with a total investment of 60 million USD and a total floor space of 70,000 sq.m, Shanghai Grand Theatre was designed by a world-famous French architect known for having designed Paris’s Bastille Opera House. Built in 1994, the theatre is a place for performance of first-grade international and domestic music, opera, ballet, orchestra, symphony and drama.
 
With the largest stage in the world equipped with convertible facilities, the building of the theatre is 40 meters high, with 2 stories underground, 6 stories above ground and another 2 stories on top, 10 stories in all. It contains a few separate performance venues: the huge main audience hall, the Lyric Theatre able to seat 1,800 people, the 600-seat Drama Theatre and the 200-seat Studio Theatre. Shanghai Grand Theatre has become one of the centers f cultural lives in Shanghai. A lot of world-grade dances, operas, music and films, such as British <cats> and Broadway’s <The Miserable World> have been performed or shown there.
 
Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center 上海城市规划馆
Address: 100 People’s Ave. (人民大道100号)
Tel: 021-6318-4477
Business Hours: 9:00~16:00  
Entrance Fee: around 30 RMB
 
  
Transportation: Bus No. 18, 20, 23, 37. 46, 49, 71, 109, 127, 145, etc.
Lying in the northeastern part of people’s Square, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, as one of the new landmarks of metropolis and the largest urban planning exhibition center in the world, provides the services of exhibitions, meetings, business, F&B and advertisement.
On the fourth floor is a huge three dimensional model of the cityscape that permits the viewer a strong sense of the city’s magnitude and the directions toward which it plans growth. The Planning Hall can’t be missed thanks to its distinctive roof, topped with four massive steel cupolas.
A great deal of high technology in the fields of sound, optics and dynamics is used in the Section of Urban Rapid Transit. Visitors will be led into a simulated carriage and get a first-hand experience of the great changes of Shanghai.
 
The center also takes pride in its longest optical illusion system in China. The system shows today and yesterday’s Nanjing Road and portrays the characteristic human and cultural images of both 1930s and 1990s.
 
 
Shanghai Xintiandi 新天地
Address: Taicang Rd. (to the south of Huaihai Rd.) (太仓路,淮海路以南)
Transportation: Bus No. 24, 12, 109, 926, Subway No. 1, Tourist Bus No. 10
Xintiandi, situated in the center of Shanghai, near both Huaihai Road (M.) and People’s Square, is famous for its successful combination of Shikumen (a traditional Shanghai architectural style) and modern western architectural style. It is seen as a typical manifestation of “Hai Pai” (Shanghai Style) culture as well as a reflection of Shanghai’s historic culture in architecture.
 
The structures of Shi Ku Men in Xintiandi give one the sense of going into the past, as if he entering the 1920s again! In the mid-1990s, Hong Kong’s Shui On Group announced a 50 million USD scheme to construct a hub of culture, art, entertainment, shopping ,dining and leisure by renovating the original Shikumen at the south of Huaihai Road (M.), with a view to creating something akin to London’s Piccadilly Circus or Paris’ Arc de Triomphe in Shanghai. However, the interior of each building is completely modern and all kinds of relaxing facilities can be found, such as cafes, restaurants, galleries, boutiques and bars. It is often thought of by both local people and visitors as one of the most attractive places for nightlife. A favorite of Shanghai citizens and expats alike.
 
 
Hengshan Rd. Leisure Street 衡山路休闲街
Transportation: Bus No. 02, 15, 42, 44, 49, 93, 824, 830, Subway No. 1etc.
 
Lying in the Xuhui District, the busiest part of southwest Shanghai, Hengshan Road is famous for its typical European atmosphere.
  
Hengshan Road is located in Shanghai’s former French Concession area. Though only 2 kilometers long, it is crowded with cafes and bars intermixed with hotels, beauty parlors, health clubs and bakeries. On both sidewalks, there are many luxuriant French plane trees and dozens of European-style buildings of 1920s’ and 1930s’ vintage. It is a night street, one of the city’s hot spots.
 
Shanghai Wildlife Zoo 上海野生动物园
Address: Sanzhao Town, Nanhui District (南汇区三灶镇南六口路178号)
Tel: 021-5803-6000  
Business Hours: 8:00-17:00
Transportation: Tourist Line No. 2, Line Yuanye, Line Zhangnan etc.
Entry fee: 80 RMB (adults); 40 RMB (children)
Close to Pudong International Airport, Shanghai Wildlife Zoo, the first of its kind in China, covers a vast tract of land, established in a combined style of modern zoos and wildlife parks. Although the animals are free to roam or relax in wide, open spaces, they are separated from the viewing public by deep moats and heavy fencing. There are over 200 rare species of animals housed in two separate areas-the walking zone and the bus-only zone.
 
In the walking zone, visitors can walk around randomly. A wide range of species; divided into several groups can be seen, e.g. a herbivore zone, an aquatic bird lake, an enclosed aviary, a butterfly aviary and a monkey zone. In the bus-only zone, people have to stay in a fully-closed bus; through the bus windows they view zebra, camels, antelope, elephants, giraffes and rhinoceri. In a few larger zones, dangerous carnivores including bears, tigers, lions and cheetahs are kept.
 
The zoo boasts about 100 animal stars that are able to give more than 50 types of performances that are scheduled throughout the day. As an example, between 9:00 to 10:00 in the morning, different animals gather on the square facing the main gate to welcome visitors. Starting from 11:00 and 14:30 respectively, groups of lions and tigers do stunts at the Animal Area. It is a real spectacle, sure to turn off PETA enthusiasts. Visitors are permitted to drive their own vehicles inside the zoo.
 
Oriental Green Land 东方绿洲
Address: 6888 HuQingping Rd. (沪青平公路6888号)
Tel: 021-5923-3000
Located by the Dianshan Lake in Qingpu District, it is one of the top sites in the country for young peoples extracurricular education and entertainment. Covering more than 3,700 hectares, the center is divided into eight areas, including the Bravery and Wisdom District, the Knowledge Boulevard, the National Defense Education, the Wildness Surviving, the Creation Activities, the Aquatic Sports, the Daily Life Practice, and the Sport Training zones. It has a lawn extending 170,000 square meters, 110,000 trees and more than 400 types of flowers. A long ride outside the city, but recommended (mildly).
 
Shanghai Circus World 上海马戏团
Address: 2266 Gonghexin Rd. (共和新路2266号)
Tel: 021-6652-2395
Transportation: Bus No. 46, 95, 114
Located on Gonghexin Road, Shanghai Circus World is a well-equipped modern circus. It includes an amusement city, an animal house, a performers’
  
reception center and a rehearsal hall, with a total area of 22,500 sq.m. Acrobatic and circus performances are the central attractions!
 
Able to seat 1,672 people, the Acrobatic Ground is equipped with all necessary up-to-date facilities for large-scale acrobatic shows. Shanghai Circus Troupe and other famous troupes perform here.
 
The Animal House, which has an area of 1,540 sq.m, contains an elephant’s room, panda room, seal room, stables and an animal rehearsal room. Another feature is the Culture and Business City, which occupies an area of12,000 sq.m. It has cultural displays, a shopping center and a restaurant.
 
 
Bridge 8 八号桥
Addres: Jianguo Road Central Near South Chongqing Rd.
Bridge 8 in the Luwan district is the best-known creative industry compound in Shanghai. Its predecessor as tenant was the Shanghai Car Brakes Factory, with a floor area of over 10,000 sqm. Today, in addition to creative studios, there are also coffee shops, French and Japanese restaurants, beauty salons, art galleries and household stores situated in the compound. The compound is made up of seven inter-linked buildings, with common space, decorated under four different themes linked through different themes for each building. New elements have been injected into these old buildings to create an innovative architectural style that embraces both the industrial era and modern developments.
 

 

 

 

 

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