[by Teo Cheng Huat in Beijing, China]
Across the project site is the famous Shanghai Old Street 上海老街。It is an old business street that has a combination of tourist attractions, shops, entertainment ,cultural exhibits, jeweler's store, wine shop and tea house.
The architecture here has European influence and old Chinese style dated back to Ming dynasty. There are more than 200 stores here. Old shops such as the Tong Han Chun Pharmacy, Lao Tong Sheng Food Store, Wu Liang Cai Glass Shop, De Shun restaurant, take you back to the Shanghai of 100 years ago. In the Chun Feng De Yi Lou teahouse, you can enjoy Yuanbao Tea served with two olives in it. On weekends, the Pingtan (Suzhou Ballads) are performed here too. You can spend the entire day walking through the street shopping and eating or just watching the crowds.