Thursday, 14 April 2016

Day 3 in Shanghai

2. Oriental Pearl Tower
The Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower 东方明珠塔; is a TV tower in Shanghai, China. Its location at the tip of Lujiazui in the Pudong district by the side of Huangpu River, opposite The Bund, makes it a distinct landmark in the area. 

The tower was completed in 1994. At 468 m high, it was the tallest structure in China from 1994–2007, till Shanghai World Financial Center was built. and it is classified as a AAAAA scenic area by the China National Tourism Administration.

From the Oriental Pearl Tower, the connecting bridge to the IFC Mall is where all the international brand boutiques can be found! The mall has many famous international restaurants like Morten, Takumi, Lei Garden, Tonkatsu etc... I had lunch at ISOLA , an Italian Restaurant with live seafood tank. I ordered the Bake Seabass and Lobster Linguine. It was a satisfactory meal after all the walking. Thumbs up! 

When its time for dinner, I decided to try Takumi restaurant where I bumped into an old friend who used to work at Singapore Takumi 5 years ago! What a pleasant surprise! She is no other than Ms Yukiko Kusumi, the manager of Takumi Shanghai. Anyway, I had the toro and salmon that just melt in the mouth. The fish was grilled on the spot and serve immediately. The wagyu was juicy and succulent, superb. And I like how they pay attention to the slightest detail like the towel is new, definitely not recycled! 

3. Zhujiajiao 朱家角

This is an ancient town located in the Qingpu District of Shanghai. The population of Zhujiajiao is 60,000. Zhujiajiao is a water town on the outskirts of Shanghai, and was established about 1,700 years ago. Archaeological findings dating back 5,000 years have also been found. 36 stone bridges and numerous rivers line Zhujiajiao, and many ancient buildings still line the riverbanks today.

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