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Trip To Shanghai Day 2

Read my post before about our first day in Shanghai on trip-to-shanghai-day-1

Aug 4th, 2013

And here is our second day in Shanghai.. 
We planned to go to Nanjing Xi Lu (West Nanjing Road), Shanghai Science and Technology Museum and Xin Tian Di, ended for dinner at Nan Xiang Steamed Bun in Yuyuan Garden.

My Outfit of the Day:
– Embellished Skirt from Zara
-Top from Zara
-Shoes from Crocs

Mandatory daily OOTD shot in front of our hotel

Our hotel signage

We found very nice street green wall with detailed installation, each planter having their own drip irrigation.

Snap a photo, loll!

Spotted this at one of urban park..

Have no idea to whom this car belong to, but owner parking this Jeep on the active road, hmmmm… mybe they just don’t care..

Spotted another vintage building.. <3 font="">

On 580 Nanjing Xi Lu is HanCity Fashion and Accessories.. I heard this one is Taobao mall.. So we tried to go in..
I read the online review about this place:

“The downtown “fake market”. You’ll find fake goods all over Shanghai, but Han City (formerly know as Fengshine Market) has conveniently jammed hundreds of stalls, touts, and greedy salespeople together under one roof. It’s the epicenter of IP violation in downtown Shanghai (there’s another one in Pudong, at Metro Line 2’s Science & Technology Museum station). Everything here is fake, fake, fake and the opening asking prices are astronomical. As a rule of thumb, start by offering 10% of the seller’s asking price and settle for somewhere between 10% and 30%. The salespeople here are sharks and make a living ripping off unsuspecting tourists, so bargain hard and be prepared for a frustrating and protracted shopping experience. Cash only.”

When we went in, few people started to approach us and offer the branded stuff, they mentioned they will bring us to their warehouse so we able to see more collections.. We kept on said “NO”. If you are not interested, so better do not follow them or asking price when you see something on their shop. Once you ask for price they will give price 5-10 times the stuff worth and once you bargain they will know that you are keen on their item. If you are not too keen better just walk out and say sorry to them. Even though they will keep on chasing you, haha… 

Well, we found this place so scary, so better to avoid this place if you do not wan to get trapped in scam..

This place doesn’t look like market, seldom people inside, only a few ang moh (western) tourist and a bunch of vendors tried to offer and chasing you.. We are very sure this place is not too safe for buying stuff.. Anyway, inside all FAKE branded stuff, so you should watch out..

Hancity Fashion and Accessories, 580 Nanjing West Road, near Chengdu Bei Lu

After we ran away from HanCity, we walked along Nanjing West Road..
That day also pretty hot there, about 40degrees Celcius..

Spotted the Clock Tower.
We found our lunch somewhere in Nanjing Xi Lu, food there very cheap and the stall very crowded with local people and their menu all in Chinese.. Lucky i went there with my hubby..

Zha Jiang Mian – Handmade Noodle with Soybean Paste Minced Meat  

Simple greens..

Xiao Long Bao

Spicy Ma Po Tofu.. Taste similar like Korean Soft Tofu Stew.

Dessert for hot day.. Snow ice cream with pearls.

Saw lots of lotus seed sold on the roadside..

Shanghai Science and Technology Museum..

Such a hot day!!!

Went inside the mall, AGAIN! to avoid the heat outside..

I love Shanghai streetscape..

 Xin Tian Di..

Xintiandi is an affluent car-free shopping, eating and entertainment district of Shanghai, China. It is composed of an area of reconstituted traditional shikumen (“stone gate”) houses on narrow alleys, some adjoining houses which now serve as book stores, cafes and restaurants, and shopping malls. Most of the cafes and restaurants feature both indoor and outdoor seating. Xintiandi has an active nightlife on weekdays as well as weekends, though romantic settings are more common than loud music and dance places. It is considered one of the first lifestyle centers in China.

I am a big big girl in a big big world!!!

Ah, how i love the architecture and the finishing on this cultural place..

Tired walking… Then we have a break on Starbucks.. Ah ya, Starbucks are everywhere in Shanghai.. 🙂

They have mini roll cake.. So cute, we had a mango roll cake and red bean macha roll cake.. Really soft cake on their outer layer and not too sweet filling inside.

Having blueberry yogurt with cereals on top

Coffee for hubby..

Cafe in Xian Tian Di area

Small alley within two buildings..

Then on the evening we went to Yuyuan Garden to try NanXiang Steamed Bun..

It’s the Sheng Jian Bao, it’s Shanghai delight, similar with Xiao Long Bao, but those are fried and have thicker skin like common bao.

Always love Crystal veggie Dumpling

Roasted Duck Rice, the gravy very tasty..

Xiao Long Bao
-To be continued- 

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