Did I not get the memo about the Long Bar closing? Apparently one of Shanghai’s oldest expat bars, situated in that top part of the Portman (Shanghai Center) since it was built almost, is now being turned into a place called CVRVE. It looks like a futuristic airport lounge.
Shanghai is now home to East China’s largest greenhouse: Chenshan Botanical Garden. It covers an area of 12 thousand square meters, boasts more than 9000 breeds of plants from all over the world, and is located in the Songjiang District.
Uh oh! This sounds foreboding: “Shanghai’s GDP growth in 2010 fell behind the national average for the third successive time, raising concerns over the development outlook of the eastern financial hub that has the biggest city economy in China.”
Paul French sighs about the destruction of Love Lane (Wujiang Lu), which we thought had already been completely demolished and rebuilt months ago. Apparently not.
If you have a lot of money and still don’t want to leave Shanghai for Chinese New Year vacation, City Weekend has the guide for you. They should call it “Ways to make sure you’re paying at least a grand while feeling like you’re in the middle of a war zone.”
Shanghai Pudong International Airport’s terminal in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province began operation last week. It’s the “first one in China that is away from its home airport and is capable of handling check-in for regional and international air flights.” Let’s hope someone gets the idea to do this for city center Shanghai.