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  • jokejong
    Singapore, Singapore30 contributions
    Very pleasant. Newly renovated. Not suitable for young kids, lack of interactivity and designed for teenagers and above who enjoys history. Conveniently located near an mtr station. The narrative was simple to follow and clear. Language in English was excellent. Overall pleased with the experience. I spent about 1.5hr inside.
    Written 29 October 2023
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  • Jo-Ann
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia15,996 contributions
    The largest slaughterhouse in Shanghai back in the 1930s. Today it is a shopping complex with boutiques, restaurants, dance studios, etc. If it is completely occupied, it would be a place to chill. Now I believe people go there for photography as the structure of this building is unique and original. Take Line 4 to Hailun station. Exit 2 into Hailun Road then turn right into Shajing Rd. This interesting building will be right in front of you!
    Written 10 May 2021
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  • Jo-Ann
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia15,996 contributions
    Great park. Great location for Lu Xun’s resting place. It is located at a quiet corner. The park however is pretty happening. People go there to dance and play badminton and even organized musical groups together.
    Written 1 March 2021
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  • Jo-Ann
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia15,996 contributions
    It was a rainy day when we went. Not a good idea. Gotta go back for another visit. Interesting street with early 20th century architecture. However, I wished the shops were opened. Not sure whether they are closed on the day we went or not open at all. Even the most intriguing building was closed.. a 1928 church that looks like a Chinese temple. This street houses old residences of famous writers. I appreciate the names of these writers in English and a short description about them, and their statues. Wished they did up the old residences and turn them into museums!
    Written 22 November 2020
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  • John V
    157 contributions
    This was a great experience. Local team did loose but the game was much better than I expected. As other people noted:
    - buy ticket at the booth
    - it’s safe around the stadium
    - buy authentic things in the store, it’s fairly priced

    We went there through the subway and that was super easy to do. The station is right at the stadium.

    Really recommend if you, like me, are curious about CSL. Take this chance and get a legit jersey at the team store inside of the stadium.
    Written 26 August 2018
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  • KodoDrummer
    Buenos Aires, Argentina64,975 contributions
    Well maintained, impressive building used as a museum to give us insight into the Chinese postal service over the years.
    Written 22 September 2022
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  • Adam W
    Shanghai, China32 contributions
    The museum is quite small and situated in Lu Xun Park. They limit the number of people entering, which at least limits the typical crowds that one experiences in Shanghai. It is an interesting collection, but it would certainly benefit any visitors to educate themselves about Lu Xun before coming.
    Written 27 November 2015
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  • kankan
    Shanghai, China1 contribution
    This attraction has the same great ambiance and flair it has always had -- fully recommended for those who like this kind of youth scene or are curious about idol culture. Seeing the girls is very easy and very cheap. The songs are great, and the girls are very funny. However, it's now much harder to attend an actual stage performance without understanding of how the group and its company functions.

    Keep in mind, it is now reservation only (unless the show isn't sold out, but knowledge of the group is needed to know if it will be sold out or not). Certain "teams" perform on different days, and sometimes they don't perform at all, so it's not a "walk-ins welcome" kind of place. The schedule will not be posted anywhere physically, it is posted on the SNH48 website, which is fully in Chinese.

    Tickets must be booked online, either through email reservation for foreigners (which is not recommended, the email on the website is wrong and they only deal in Chinese) or the SNH48 Official Online Mall (the ticketing section). This route requires you to be identity verified with a passport (and apply for PayPal use if you don't have a Chinese bank account), but the overall process is much more simple after verification. One pro of email reservation for foreigners is that you can pay with cash when you pick up the tickets at the theater. The con of that method is that you must provide a scan of your passport, your trip itinerary, and survive communication barriers with the ticket guys.

    If you do end up making it to a stage performance, I salute you! The SNH48 Theater is a wonderful attraction that I would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone, though you'll mainly find theatergoers to be in their early to mid 20s, some older. This is the main demographic. Even though the group is fully female, don't be daunted to attend as a woman if you're curious. Some girls have more female fans than male fans (some very considerably), so you'll find a nice gender split here, depending on the day. While originally geared towards young men, the theater is equally as attended by young women.

    The theater also has a small merchandise shop and cafe area with free WiFi and tables. Sometimes SNH48 members hold live stages on the cafe's tiny stage.
    Written 13 December 2018
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  • John T
    London, UK699 contributions
    The temple is quiet and secluded and easy to access. Staff and polite, helpful and welcoming. The highlight for my daughter was the koi carp pond and the opportunity to feed the fish. The temple buildings are well maintained and nice to wander around
    Written 4 January 2020
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  • Purplefield
    Yokohama, Japan12 contributions
    The place is one of the residences Lu Xun lived in the final days of his life with his wife Xu Guangping and their son Zhou Haiying. (Lu Xun’s real name is Zhou Zhuren.)

    It is a place where you can imagine the author having a life with his wife, his first baby son and friends from in and out of the country, such as Mao Dun, Agnes Smedley and Neishsan Wanzao (or Uchiyama Kanzo).

    Lu Xun died in this three-story residence in 1936 at the age of 56 years old. Most furniture are of his belongings.

    His only child Zhou Haiying was born in Shanghai in 1929 when his father was 49 years old. Haiying means a child (Ying嬰) born in Shanghai(Hai海). (He died in Beijing last year.)

    The baby Haiying was probably crying and running in this place. His picture is hung on the wall. The cute baby’s portrait was painted by an anonymous Japanese painter who was in Shanghai at that time.

    The place is located in the middle of old Shanghai buildings with narrow backstreets leading to everywhere. (But please avoid disturbing residents.) Shanghai people are still having daily lives around the residence. You will see washing clothes hung from windows.
    Written 3 November 2012
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  • Travel Lovo
    London, UK652 contributions
    I am staying at the W - so the North Bund park is just walking distance away (Puxi Side). Splendid weather, amazing view, close to Zero people away from the crowds and the best images you can get. Sitting in the park listening to birds concert - amazing Shanghai. The only set-back River bank is quite high so walking near the Huang-Pu is stopped by police … although jogging on the 2.5 km running trail is smooth !!
    Written 5 August 2021
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  • Lisa
    Toronto, Canada259 contributions
    Busy mall right off exit 3 of Hongkou Football Stadium subway station, no need to go outside. The mall has 7 levels all together. Food court and Carrefour supermarket on the basement level (subway level) and then mostly clothing as you go up. There is also an electrical appliance superstore that I think is 2 levels. If you love coffee like me, Starbucks seating area is right where al the freezing air comes inside from the mall doors opening and closing, so Costa Coffee is a better bet. Or try Vitatea (maybe spelt wrong?). It has lots of teas and you can also get coffee. It's usually quiet and they have nice couches to sit.
    Written 5 February 2017
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  • Christos A
    Athens, Greece47 contributions
    You go here for the view. We had a great experience here for the views. The drinks / food were no bad so na so. Highly recommend.
    Written 17 January 2022
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  • Nigel G
    Singapore, Singapore8,594 contributions
    Visited the tomb of Lu Xun in the park by the same name. A seated sculpture of the man himself stands in front of a memorial wall, in front of which is his tomb. There are stone benches to sit on either side. It smelt badly of cigarettes - then I thought how poignant - for Lu Xun was never seen without a cigarette himself.

    A man who wrote some epic works.

    Nice place to stop a while.
    Written 17 August 2017
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