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The Bund

Shanghai swing

I made my first trip to Shanghai in 2003, a journey that involved a train, a bus and a boat down the Yangtze River from Kunming, Yunnan province.

Sunday, 27 February, 2011, 12:00am

Forget subsidence, the real cracks in Shanghai's Bund lie behind its veneer

Shanghai's Bund is sinking. Of itself, this is hardly news. The city's most famous street has been slowly settling into its foundations since the row of colonial architecture was first built. Shanghai sits, after all, on a plain of ancient river sludge with the consistency of cold porridge.

5 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

The Bund a shining example of success

Few parts of China reflect the nation's burgeoning economy so accurately as the Bund, beside the Huangpu River in Shanghai.

Once the epicentre of the city's financial operations, it fell into disrepair in the second half of the 20th century, only to re-emerge restored, not to its former glory, but to something far superior.

1 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Ballrooms on the Bund

Two lobby-level ballrooms connected to an outdoor terrace area give just a glimpse of the 1,859 square metres of meeting and function room at the Hyatt on the Bund. Meeting facilities also extend to nine function rooms plus the Glasshouse, a pavilion with an outdoor area for private banquets or cocktails.

24 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Renovation turns abattoir into hip entertainment hub 1933 Shanghai

A decade ago when he started out as an information technology executive in Shanghai, Rick Yan Wing-fai's involvement with real estate would be limited to the annual search for a better apartment on receiving the year-end bonus.

18 Aug 2010 - 12:00am


Today: British Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Communicating across barriers'. British Consulate-General.

Canadian Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Social media in the workplace'. Kinwick Centre, Central.

Canadian Chamber of Commerce evening: 'Mind mapping: Sharpen your mind'. Exchange Square, Central.

8 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Filmmaker takes off blinkers of prejudice for fresh look at history

Zhou Bing , 41, gained national fame for his documentary series The Forbidden City in 2005. He explains his passion for history and why it is challenging to look at things from a different perspective.

Most of your productions are about history. Why?

7 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Bund site may fetch record price

A prime plot of land on Shanghai's Bund is expected to fetch a record price for the mainland at auction.

The 57,000 square metre parcel of land on the west bank of the Huangpu River would go under the hammer soon, municipal officials announced yesterday, in a move to take advantage of the city's buoyant real estate market.

24 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Bund to be 'as charming as the Champs-Elysees'

The Bund may be a mess now but in six months' time it will be 'as charming as the Champs-Elysees in Paris' according to Shanghai officials.

The city's tourist attraction has been undergoing a massive renovation for nearly 2 1/2 years, but planners announced on Wednesday that work was entering its final stages.

18 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Dead space put to good use

Where meat packers once went about their work keeping homes, restaurants and hotels in Shanghai supplied, a former abattoir now hosts events and meetings.

Today, Shanghai 1933 is an art deco industrial complex and one of the most chic retail, leisure and meeting venues on the mainland.

27 Mar 2009 - 12:00am