Everything you need to know about Shanghai
This dynamic Chinese megacity is coming on to Air Niugini’s radar, with flights due to start early next year. Brian Johnston goes exploring.
Few cities can match crowded, futuristic, forward-looking Shanghai. From humble beginnings as a mere fishing village, it began its climb to megacity less than 200 years ago and has recently become the ultimate symbol of China’s economic dynamism, bristling with skyscrapers, flashing with neon and heady with a can-do attitude.
While it has few historic sights other than venerable temples and an interesting European colonial heritage, Shanghai is a mustvisit destination for its cultural creativity, vibrant and everchanging dining scene, shopping and the energetic optimism of its inhabitants.