A Mid Summer Shanghai Night Dream

This was to be my 3rd trip to Shanghai already….but still feel excited.  Got on my 1725 hrs SQ flight – well somewhat disappointed that the aircraft is not the newer ones with bigger screens and better inflight entertainment system.

catching my flight to Shanghai from Changi Airport T3

Am glad I opted to sit in the mid-section and boy was I glad with my decision.  There was a gang of ‘rowdy locals’ and just as the flight was almost filled I saw some passengers from the back with the assistance of the flight stewardess ‘upgraded’ to join us in the ‘non-noisy’ section.   I simply can’t understand why when they talk even over the phone it appears like they are arguing with someone.   5 hours later, we landed in Shangahai in as what the captain of the flight suggested “slightly cloudy with the land temperature at 28 D celsious”.   Yippie, not as hot as I had thought it would be.

It was almost 01am when I finally settled down and got ready for bed in my sister’s house……

Day 2

We went to Shanghai Cheng Huang Miao

Day 3

Yeah! Expo day! Today we went to the PuXi side of the expo.  The World Expo held from 1st May to 31st Oct 2010 is generally divided into 2 sectors – Puxi and Pudong.   Countries and Cities have their pavillion set up at Pudong whereas those by corporate companies are at Puxi.

We wanted to go to the Japanese one but the q for it was 5 hours.

So we went to the next one which is 3hrs 4o mins waiting time…..it was a long wait.  The exhibit by CISCO showcased future developments and used a case of what a typical day for a ‘Chen’ family might be in 2020.  How future technology will bring forth more convenience for our day to day mundane activities.  However I just feel that the short (less than 10 mins) showcase justifys the long 3 hrs plus wait for it.  For convenience’s sake we had KFC for lunch.

After that we went to the Expo Oil Pavillion.  That was a gruesome 4 hrs plus q……..the pavillion showcased how oil came about and the importance of oil to our daily lives.  There was even a pretty exciting 4D movies presentation.