In this section, we will share things to see and do around Shanghai together with tips to make your visit as smooth as possible. This includes sightseeing and shopping venues;
Through to more practical things such as;
The information shown should only be taken as a guide only and the links provided were correct at the time of publication. Should any of the links be broken, please contact Alex Jamieson.
The following link will give you the information you seek. Travel China Guide - Power Plugs and Sockets in China
Here is a good tip: Consider taking a power board with you. This will mean you only need to take 1 plug converter and use your normal plugs in the power board.
Consider purchasing a Powercube as there are several models available some with USB changing plugs included.
When you travel, you hold important documents, whether these be your Passport or travel tickets/reservations. Here are a couple of tips in protecting this information.
One of the things that you should consider is registering you travel plans on Australian Governments' Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) web site - Smartraveller This will help the DFAT personnal locate you, or your family, in case of emergencies.You should also consider taking photcopies of all your travel documents, including your passort, visa and credit cards, putting a copy in your luggage and leaving a copy with your family.
Now days, we all have credit cards with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips. These RFID chips are also in your passort. There are various methods to protect your personal information safe. Consider purchasing or borrowing the following RFID protection;
Strandbags RFID range as a guide to what products are available should you consider.
There are some simple tips to improve your stay in Shanghai or for any country.
While englisg is spoken in Shanghai,bBefore you arrive, try to get the address of your accommodation in the local language, in this case Chinese. This can sometimes be obtained directly from the hotel. This will help with taxis or obtaining help if you get lost.
When you want to get 'out and about' have the hotel staff write your destination down in Chinese.
Check the FX rates offered at your hotel and compare these to foreign exchange shops and banks. Sometimes the hotels are unaware of rate movements or weekends, so some benefit can be had.
There are two major International airports servicing Shanghai - Pudong and Hongqiao. Travelling around Shanghai can be interesting, especially if you want taxis, the Metro system and the Maglev are excellent options.
This section is 'WORK IN PROGRESS' as we will build it up as we progress towards Game Day.
A recent post from the RTTC Facebook page by Rory Smith had this to say about a tour he undertook
I'm going to plug this tour in a few different threads I see pop up. Its probably the best tour I've even been on and I'm well travelled. You need to have a bit of and open mind and maybe be prepared to eat some things you normally wouldn't. Although there's lots of what we would consider "normal" food. It's only 3 hours and the guides are amazing. They take you to spots of Shanghai you'd never have known about. Can't recommend it enough and you'll meet a bunch of great people. Happy to answer any questions or share some photosViator link - Eat like a local Shanghai Food Night Tour
Maybe I should not give you this little gem, however as we are all family there it is a quaint little bar with possible the best Shanghai views and cold beers - The Captain.
Here, we will offer insights into which sightseeing tours, where to eat and drink plus the best shopping that our RTTC members can recommend to you. In addition, we will share information from those members, who have lived and visited Shanghai.
Shanghai’s an incredible place, but to make life easy, Port Adelaide die-hard and occasional Shanghai-visitor Tom Jankovic takes you through all your travel essentials. Read Tom's advice here