4.2.16

The Bund ...

I have finally came to the end of my travelogue covering the Jiangnam area and this will be the last post. I hope the travelogue didn't bore you guys down as it was really an intense packed tour with lots of itineraries. My family and I do enjoyed the tour very much and it's also our first time stepped onto China. Well, I definitely will visit China again but might not be this year, but who knows...LOL

Well, we have already checked out from our hotel and while waiting to catch the 12 midnight flight back to Singapore, we were brought around one of the most happening places in Shanghai, which is the Bund. Overlooking the Huangpu river and lots of skyscrappers of old and new, this is indeed the pride of Shanghai people. Though it rains on a cold night, it didn't stop us as well as lots of folks enjoying the night scenery there!! Yes, we have not visited Shanghai if we have yet to step onto the Bund...  and that's from me and some my readers in earlier posts. LOL

We were at the crossroads of Nanjing Road and Zhongsan road. Check out the umbrellas who were waiting to cross the road.

Buildings along ..err.. was it Zhongsan road? Love the colonial buildings there!

A view from the Bund...

Another view from the Bund...

Looking at the bund from the traffic lights

 I was trying to figure out this colonial building, was it Peace Hotel ? I am sure you guys can help me. :)

And, yours truly all wet as well as all wrapped up with my victory sign! LOL 
Then, it was a tiring but satisfactory trip home to Singapore. And, I finally sweat again when reached Singapore at 5am, after enjoying a week of winter!

28 comments:

  1. Too bad, it's raining, if not, it will be more enjoyable... Happy Lunar New Year to you and your family...

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    1. Yeah, too bad it rains but then, luckily it's not a storm and just a drizzle. Still ok la. Same to you too.

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  2. What a great trip you had and that everyone is happy with the trip. :)

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    1. THanks Lina. Yeah,all of us did have a good time.

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  3. Happy New Year to you and family, Chris! :)

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    1. Thanks Lina. Enjoy your long weekend!

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  4. I think you have written a very nice series of travelogue posts, nice and sweet, I don't find them boring.. at least something different from your usual posts, I enjoyed reading as I also learned about the places you have been.. :)

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    1. Thanks SK. I do enjoyed writing travelogue. I tried to remember what was said when refering to the pixs and did a little research , to piece everywhere together.

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  5. haha, yeah!! you have never been to Shanghai if you have not been to The Bund.. I like the place so much that I went there two times, one day and one night to have a different view of this beautiful scenery.. haha, I was lucky because it was not raining when I was there~~ :p

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    1. Yes yes... its true. I actually keep asking the tour guide when are we going to the Bund and I didn't know he kept it to the last. hahahha.. I hope I can go there again.

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  6. I also like those colonial style buildings along Zhongshan Road, there are a few very iconic buildings.. the building you asked, can't see the word there, you should have a better resolution picture that you can read the words.. but for sure this may not be Peace Hotel, it has a very recognizable green steeple roof.. :)

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    1. It's raining and at night and too bad I can't snap a high res pix , compare to the day. There are really a lot of colonial buildings there which give it a mixed of modern and old architecture buildings.

      I am still trying to figure out that building, it's located at the side of a road.

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  7. wah, so nice your flight was at 12am!!! fully utilize the whole day!! or was that day you were flying back to SG counted as one day in your itinerary?? haha..

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    1. Yes, it's counted as a day...hahaha. Anyway, doesn't matter la, we did have a full day in shanghai on the last day, besides the previous day. All of us are dead tired!

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  8. I know this place, so glad that I've been there for the day and the night, that allows me to take picture of both.

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    1. That' nice! I look forward to your posts on the Bund.

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  9. Your tour saved the best for the last part to wrap up Shanghai. The Bunds had been my lifetime dream since watching the gangster series by Chow Yuen Fatt and Sam Liu Leong Wai. I enjoyed walking there and it was damn cold without rain at all. Me and wifey strolled along the whole stretch from end to end for 3 nights. It was the most sweetest memories we had of China. Seeing is believing, right?

    Hey, what drive safely batik kampung? I thought I told the world I would be away to Borobudur and Japan during the CNY. So here is me wishing you a Happy Monkey Year!

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    1. The tour guide even told me where chow then fatt was 'killed' hahahha
      Ok enjoy your trip !

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  10. I know the song! Frances Yip! Anita Sarawak used to sing it too in her live shows. Never watched the TV series though, very popular a long time ago.

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  11. Very nice. The city looks very cosmopolitan and you can really see the British colonial influence in the architecture of the buildings. I've read about the Bund before too, and seen some movies featuring it. Very rich history, it makes me want to make a trip to China again!

    Nice travel posts. Happy New Year to you and your family Chris! :)

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    1. I hope to step onto the bund again and spend longer time there. It's really comes with a lot of history !!

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  12. Very nice photos and I never been to Shanghai but I watch the Bund since I started to watch drama from TVB. ekekke

    Anyway, Happy CNY to you and family.

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    1. There's really a lot to see there and I love being there in the winter . Time for you to plan one :)
      Happy CNY to you and family too !

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  13. Thanks for sharing!
    Never been to China before so your photos and travelogue is very interesting to me!

    Here wishing you and family a happy lunar new year!!

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    1. Well , perhaps it's time to visit ! China really has a lot to offer !
      Happy CNY to you and family !

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  14. Happy Chinese New Year to you Chris, Janice, HernHern and Nicole. Have a great festive break.

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