The Bund

Please just gimme a break

Need some time out from the chaos of the city? Then read on ...

One secret to surviving in this city of 16 million while retaining some semblance of sanity is knowing where to find its serene urban sanctuaries.

Friday, 24 September, 2004, 12:00am

Shanghai puts heat on the Bund

The lights will go out on the Bund again this summer if the temperature hits 35 degrees Celsius in Shanghai. The city has ordered all 'scenic lighting' turned off to save electricity on hot nights when millions of people turn on their air conditioners.

7 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Big wheel coming to the Bund

Japanese company Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has been picked from a field of three to build the world's largest Ferris wheel in Shanghai.

It will have a diameter of 170 metres, while the entire structure will be 200 metres high and will provide a viewing platform for both sides of the Huangpu river.

5 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Shanghai may seek Bund listing

Shanghai may apply for World Heritage listing of the waterfront Bund district in a move aimed at preserving the city's heritage, state media and an official said yesterday.

21 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Check in

Sweet temptation: If you're planning a sojourn to Shanghai, M on the Bund is offering pavlova at dinner for only 10 yuan (HK$9.4) a slice, until July 15. Call [86 21] 6350 9988 for reservations (7/F, 5 The Bund, on the corner of Guangdong Lu, Shanghai 200002;

27 May 2003 - 12:00am

Bund ambition

A man wearing a dark suit and an off-white trench-coat stands on the top floor of a colonial building on The Bund in Shanghai. It is dark inside except for a little light filtering through the open roof. The man grabs his keys and opens the fragile glass doors leading to a tiny balcony overlooking the majestic Huangpu River.

25 May 2003 - 12:00am

Biggest Ferris wheel to add new spin to old Shanghai

Shanghai has always had high hopes, but now it is reaching for the skies with plans to build the world's largest Ferris wheel.

4 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Report outlines potential for city markets

Prospects are positive for the office and residential markets in Shanghai and Shenzhen, according to Colliers International's The Knowledge report on Greater China.

The report said Shanghai had huge investment potential for domestic and overseas developers, particularly because of new developments along both sides of the Bund.

15 May 2002 - 12:00am

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12 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Bund ban bites into eatery's elite bookings

A Shanghai restaurant which received bookings for two heads of state has lost out due to last-minute changes to security arrangements in the city.

19 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

The Interview

If you have any interest in old Western architecture in China, you have almost certainly attended one of Tess Johnston's lectures, or own one of the books she has written with her business partner, photojournalist Deke Erh. She has carved out a niche recording the past and the dwindling number of buildings still testifying to an alien influence on the mainland.

13 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Big strides made in bid to regain place on world financial stage

Look up in the entrance hall of the refurbished former Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corp headquarters on the Bund and you will notice a magnificent rotunda with a fresco depicting the great cities of the 1920s.

31 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Competitors display flair

Judges say Australian companies have shown entrepreneurial flair despite the difficult economic environment in the region.

15 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Michelle's great Shanghai surprise

MICHELLE Garnaut is a clever woman. Ten years ago, she opened her restaurant, M At The Fringe, in the 1913 Dairy Farm Building on Lower Albert Road. Dazzling, wacky, faintly decadent, it made a loud design statement for a Hong Kong restaurant at the time (and the food was, and continues to be, terrific).

28 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Business swings on history in Shanghai

So is Shanghai the mother of all white elephants? Has $50 billion worth of concrete been poured as monument to a dream that this museum of decrepit Western architecture will live again?

13 Mar 1999 - 12:00am