- Marc van der Chijs spends the weekend watching sailing races at Dianshanhu, a lake about 50 km outside Shanghai, and recommends it as a great weekend greataway. Membership at the sailing club starts at just RMB2500/year (gawd, that’s cheaper than our gym membership), and you can rent boats there by the hour, if you’re not bringing your own boat along, that is. Driving on the way to the lake, Marc catches sight of a fake Chinese aircraft carrier made out of concrete and with fighter jets parked on the runway. Of all the weird things he’s seen in China so far, Marc says this ranks in the Top 10.
- In the meanwhile, Wang Jianshuo reports from another lake — the Dishui Lake (滴水湖). He says that Jinjiang Inn, China’s answer to Holiday Inn, which is always “brave enough to open the first hotel in a newly developed area” has opened a new outlet at the lake. He takes a few pictures, and yes, the hotel does look like it is in the middle of nowhere.
- The Shanghai Show is back in action after the Youtube block (yay for Shanghai) and shows us their fancy new camera (maybe they decided putting together a daily video was too time-consuming). We have an unfulfilled
childhooddream of becoming a pornstar and wonder if their former-Playboy-photographer neighbour can help us in any way. Also, we tried looking at their new videos (for some reason they’ve chosen to host with imeem.com instead of some mainland Chinese alternative) and gave up halfway. It just took FOREVER to load for this busy blogger.
- Shanghaiist’s own subway fetishist Micah Sittig gets us wet with pictures of the new Baoshan Lu subway station, where Line 3 splits off from Line 4. He also marvels that the Metro City (Xujiahui) globe is “now covered with LEDs and flashing psychedelic patterns” (haha) and reveals that the that the Line 4 Nanpu Bridge Station has “a unique layout, with opposite-direction trains on two different levels directly above/below each other”. Hot stuff.
- Meanwhile, at another subway station, Longyang Lu to be precise, Swiss James of ISpyShanghai took this picture that you see up there.
Photo from Swiss James of ISpyShanghai.com