Shanghai: The City of Tomorrow

Boomtown, they call it. In Shanghai skyscrapers seem to erect themselves at a ‘blink-and-you’ll- miss-it’ speed. Yet, there’s a charm to China’s economic hub that isn’t easy to come by in a buzzing metropolis. It may be the city of the future, but it really is worth discovering today.

Shanghai sparkles. Perhaps it is the steel and glass catching the sun during the day and the flickering neon lights at night that give it
that impression, but it’s a shine nonetheless. And it is captivating. Distracting, even. For, if you pay close attention, you’ll find that around every corner the old peeps out from behind the new. Just a day in Shanghai can introduce you to the old and the new, each as compelling and fascinating as the other.

Read on to find out what sights to see, food to eat, bars to party at and most importantly what wonders to experience.

The City of Tomorrow by Karina Aggarwal.

Published in Atelier magazine December 2012.