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Towering above the Pudong area, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower is a major landmark in Shanghai. The tower is 468 m high, highest in Asia and the third highest in the world, after Toronto Tower (553 metres) and the Moscocw TV Tower (533 metres). Apparently with the completion of this tower, the experience of the nearly 20 million Shanghainese population in watching TV and receiving broadcast was greatly enhanced. Ironic then how I couldn’t even get a squeak out to you guys over the last week. WordPress.com the blogging site I use to deliver this blog is blocked and I had no access to it. I had been left voiceless in China!

I will have to post the second instalment of my post on global funds only later. Meanwhile, any bloggers out there planning a trip to China, take note that you may have to write your post offline first and then email it to someone outside China who can post on your behalf.  

That said, Shanghai is a pretty amazing city – everything is scarily BIG – from infrastructure to buildings, to malls and businesses – you can almost smell the amount of money that’s been poured in to develop this gateway into China. Below is a nighttime scene of the the Bund, the embankment along the waterfront of the Hangpu River, where tourists and locals alike can have a leisurely stroll to take in sights of the magnificient colonial buildings including the famous Peace Hotel as well as the towering skyscrapers of the new Pudong area across the river including the 88-storey Jin Mao Building that houses the tallest hotel in the world, the Grand Hyatt.

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