Shanghai 2012 – Part 4

Yu Yuan

Yu Yuan

We visited Yu Yuan after Xin Tian Di, but sadly we were too full to try the famous xiao long bao there. We did have ice cream though! 😛

389335_384234171627201_477977247_n

Flavours of snuff

533870_384234314960520_389509195_n

What is snuff??

Came across this interesting shop and bought some snuff for my sister. It’s quite funny when she uses snuff coz it looks like she’s sniffing drugs (but she’s not, obviously!).

524025_387613171289301_1661428821_n

Apparently, there are as many Apple staff as there are Apple customers

536606_387616847955600_2086197432_n

Ren Min Guang Chang in daytime

383553_387617934622158_1723234102_n

Interesting aquarium display in the shopping centre, but sadly, the glass cracked and the fishes (& sharks) died in March 2013.

538691_387621007955184_786571053_n

Interesting vending machines that sell food coupons (something like Groupon, but physically available)

536490_387620301288588_20297161_n

You know why this picture was taken right?!?

533309_387621811288437_836675399_n

Homecooked tofu soup, Korean style

534942_387621554621796_883499004_n

Korean Kimchi pancakes

Us girls wanted to reward mum & her colleagues with a homecooked meal, so we made a pseudo-Korean meal for them. The tofu soup was chockful of ingredients, ala Tan Family style! Always more ingredients than anything else. LOL

Other than shopping and eating, there really really isn’t much to do in Shanghai. It’s very much similar to Singapore, just that signs and language are in Mandarin. I went again in Aug 2012, and I stayed at home 80% of the time coz it was so freaking hot. Like really way much hotter and humid than Singapore. A 10 min walk to the nearby shops had me dripping sweat, and the Starbucks staff asked me if I was ok (like if I was going to pass out from the heat). Embarrassed mucho?

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s