Aug 9 2011

Auntie Anshu

I went to visit her again. Few more pix near by ..

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Aug 8 2011

Gulangyu 鼓浪屿


Drum Wave Islet 鼓浪屿

张杨路 1649-99 Zhangyang Road
浦东 Pudong District of Shanghai.
021.6230.9999; 5885.8805

Good: free beer, hot pot, soft PJ
Bad: no bath towel, stingy with hand towels

Entrance fee ¥79 that includes sauna/shower and dinner only, 5:30pm-8:30pm. They charge overnight fee ¥20. Rooms are from ¥158 (sleeps 2) to ¥688 (sleeps 4). From Sunday to Thursday, 50% off on the ¥288, ¥388 and ¥688 type of rooms. They call foot rub as 足道 (as 足疗 in other places), ¥98 for 70 min or ¥68 for 45 minutes.

No bath towels, make ado with hand towels, and even with that, the attendants were stingy about handing them out. I don’t need greeters at door and being greeted at every corner. Just some decent service.

男宾止步 translates to Stop Man; attendants’ undies hang in the bathroom

The dining room is dingy. They only light up the front area that’s near the buffet table due lack of customer. When dinners begin to light up their cigarette I complained. The manger told me
“It’s no use, they (the smokers) won’t listen.”

The sign I mistaken for as No Smoking

Well, you’re the manager, you TELL them not to smoke. I pointed to the No Smoking sign I thought it was.
“I can’t do THAT, the consumers have their right.” The manager barked back at me.
Ya, right. BUT am I a consumer too, AM I NOT?!
The manager left without a word.
Sullenly, I walked back to the table. What’s funny? Upon closer inspection, the dinning room’s sign that I mistaken for No Smoking, is actually No Fireworks. Why anyone wants to light up firework in a restaurant is, well, really beyond me.

 

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Aug 8 2011

Shanghai Xitiandi 新天地

Starbucks ..
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Aug 8 2011

Shanghai

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Aug 6 2011

Dalang Yaosha 大浪淘沙

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DaLang Taosha 大浪淘沙
桂林路 588 Guilin Road, 021.6436.6666
(Metro Line 9, use Exit 4)

Good: Garden on the 5th floor (but smoking is allowed there!); rainforest; hot steam room
Bad: service; lunch

Entrance fee ¥79 for 12 hours cycle, includes sauna/steam room/shower, and lunch which serves 11:30am-1:30pm. Checking out after 2am, additional ¥30 Overnight fee will be accessed.

They have tubs: one with flower petals, one with jets and one with two pounding rain which is my favored. The pounding water last about a minute, 铺天盖地 blot out the sky and cover up the earth, really. Open shower stalls. The rooms are from ¥339 (sleeps two) to ¥2,000 sleeps 4.

My first impression upon enter is dingy. There wasn’t any greeters outfitted in outlandish dresses. The few girls in the locker room weren’t helpful. We got to the buffet lunch little before 1pm, the food were all gone or nearly empty. The fruit bar displays only water melon and yellow melon, both looked old. Someone dropped a plateful melon on the floor; the melons remained on the ground for the rest of the time. According to the manager, this bath house is one of the better ones in Shanghai.

The in door garden on the fifth floor is nice, although the ceiling is low. It also has children playing area. Here is another review.

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Aug 6 2011

Subway in Shanghai

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Aug 6 2011

Cathay movie 国泰电影院

This old movie theater is near Jinjiang Hotel 锦江饭店. It’s right across a subway station.

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Aug 5 2011

Shanghai

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Aug 5 2011

Jinjiang Hotel 锦江饭店 

This venerable hotel is next to Cathay.

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Aug 5 2011

南翔小笼包

Nanxiang Juicy bun (on Youtube). It has sever floors and the higher one is more expensive. We were seated to the third floor (a level down from the top). The bill was ¥95, (about US$16, assume the xrate at 6). Ok décor and ok food. Won’t go again. The Flushing one is better, IMHO.

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