Shanghai’s met r o department estimated that more than 120,000 tourists had traveled to the newly opened Disney Resort metro station on Line 11 each day during the three-day Labor Day holiday. While the Shanghai Disneyland is scheduled to open only on June 16, visitors can already access the Disneytown area surrounding the theme park. As the shops and restaurants have yet to open for business, visitors flocked to the two convenience stores and cart vendors for refreshments. A number of people had even brought their own food and drinks, along with portable chairs. Authorities have advised against traveling to the Disney Resort during peak hours (10am - 11am, 3pm - 5pm).
The 127-story Shanghai Tower started operational trials on April 27 and has opened its exhibition hall located on level B1 showcasing the construction process of the building as well as models of the world’s tallest skyscrapers. The opening hours of the exhibition (adults: 50 yuan; senior citizens and children: 30 yuan) is from 9am to 5pm. The building, which will also house a hotel, a museum and an art gallery, will open its observation deck on the 119th floor later this year. At 632 meters, the Shanghai Tower — it cost 14.8 billion yuan ($2.27 billion) to build — is the world's second-tallest building, after the 828-meter Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
A new Anti-Counterfeiting and Certification system (ACC) that gives artworks a unique ID to distinguish them from knock- offs has been launched by the Industry Association of Arts and Crafts in Shanghai. Endorsed by 18 nationally recognized jade artists, the system works by taking a 3D scan and image of the original piece before generating an ID which is authenticated by the artist, the industry association and the official ACC system. The authenticity of an artwork can then be verified by scanning the QR code using a smart phone.