CNNGo TV in Shanghai: Where we were, who we met
Tang Ting -- Photographer
Address: 10 Shajing Lu, near Jiulong Lu 沙泾路10号, 近九龙路
Contacts: +86 21 6501 1933, www.1933-shanghai.com
About Tang Ting: Check out the special portfolio of images that Tang Ting shared with us.
About the venue: Built in the 1930s to be the largest abattoir in East Asia, the architectural achievement that is 1933 has now been repurposed to draw visitors rather than cattle, housing clothing boutiques, event spaces, wine stores and restaurants. Come shop, ogle the Escher-inspired staircases and test your fear of heights at the glass-floored gallery on the top level.
William Fung -- Our very own fixer
Venue/Address: The East Gate neighborhood of the Old City, about 15 minutes walk down from the Bund. Zhonghua Lu near Fuxing Zhong Lu 中华路, 近复兴东路 (Large East Gate); Renmin Lu, near Dongmen Lu 人民路近东门路 (Small East Gate)
William helped us with translations and getting around Shanghai, but managed to show us one of his favorite parts of the city. Thanks Will.
Zhou Libo -- Comedian
Venue: Da Ke Tang
Address: No. 25, Lane 388, Xiangyang Nan Lu, near Yongjia Lu 襄阳南路338弄25号，近永嘉路
Contacts: +86 21 6467 6577
About the venue: Zhou Libo isn't the only one with Shanghai charm. Relive a few minutes of old Shanghai glamor at the popular Da Ke Tang teahouse in a restored 1930s villa. House specialty: Pu’er tea.
Shen Hongfei -- Food Critic
Venue: Tian Di Yi Jia (restaurant)
Address: 3/F, Bund 18, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu 中山东一路18号3楼, 近南京东路
Contact: +86 21 6329 7333
More on Shen Hongfei: Find out what are Shen Hongfei's Top 10 Shanghai restaurants.
About the venue: If there was a list of places to awe guests with views of the Bund, Tian Di Yi Jia would be at the top. Located on the third floor of the venerable Bund 18, Tian Di Yi Jia delivers modern Shanghainese (read: Shanghainese-Western fusion) cuisine with Bund views that might just surpass the dishes. The VIP room (minimum RMB 4,000) sets guests up with a coveted view of the Pearl Town and Pudong skyline. Shen Hongfei says this is the best place in town for Capital Soup, and you shouldn't miss Tian Di Yi Jia's sake foie gras and Shanghai-style ice cream. After work let the party continue upstairs in Bund 18 at Bar Rouge and L18.
Han Han -- Blogger, publisher, rally car driver
About Han Han: Han’s blog, hosted on the popular portal and forum Sina.com (find it here, Chinese only), has the most clicks in the Chinese-speaking world. He was named by Time Magazine as one of the world's most influential people this year.
Bang Bang Tang -- Band
Address: 1731 Yan'an Xi Lu, Entrance at Kaixuan Lu 延安西路1731号, 入口在凯旋路
About Yuyintang: This cramped performance space is the hub of the city’s underground music scene. Depending on what night you show up, you might find a noise-rock outfit from Jiangsu Province, a Norwegian DJ collective, or a Beijing quartet channeling the Ramones -- as well as their Shanghainese hipster fans. Heavy on grit and light on floorspace, you’ll leave Yuyintang sweaty and reeking of smoke, but with just a little bit more street cred and understanding of what the local live music scene is all about than when you walked in.
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