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Old 11-12-2003, 04:36 AM   #1
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hi... just a few days back.. my boss asked me what do i think abt working in shanghai permanently.. i have no idea on how it's like livin in shanghai.. i heard it's a beautiful city with great skyline..

i would really appreciate some input on this..


thanks!! :D
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Shanghai is the prolly the wealthiest, cleanest, most modernized and westernized city in China. Its European influence goes back a century when the British occupied it and built the Bund (the coastal strand of western architecture). There are some really nice closed-off shop-lined streets to shop around and get bites to eat. Lots of new money and rapid growth - one might say the new face of China... Accordingly, "Shanghai girls"are often pretty but notoriously stuck-up and snotty. And, Yao Ming also played for the Shanghai Sharks hoop team there!

I was last there in 2000, and if you're looking for a modernized Chinese city - it's a far cleaner and preferred alternative to HK for me. However, if you want a more traditional old-style Chinese town, obviously neither is your bet!
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thanks for the info voyd!! :D

i'm looking forward to the trip.. i heard, they will send us there for a good 1 or 2 months just to get the feel... I hope it will be soon.. :P

btw, nice pics!!
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before I found TP I had some kind of disorder that allowed me to block out the thought of how many cities that I HAVENT VISITED YET

My God!!!! Ive got travel flowin through my vains now, I know Im going into debt next year, and honestly I cant wait
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this is another addition to places I must see :D
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