The Bund

Pre-Mao vaults remain a guarded secret

Safe deposit boxes unopened since 1949 are still being guarded in the subterranean vault of the former Bank of China building on the Bund.

Wednesday, 3 March, 1999, 12:00am

Pre-Mao vaults remain a guarded secret

Safe deposit boxes unopened since 1949 are still being guarded in the subterranean vault of the former Bank of China building on the Bund.

'We are still waiting for the owners to come back,' said staff guarding the huge American-built circular steel vault door.

3 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Bund bids heating up

The race for office space is again heating up on Shanghai's historical Bund, with bidders vying for part of the 155-year-old Pujiang Hotel which houses the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

Space constraints have prompted the exchange to build its own 27-storey building in Pudong across the Huangpu River and, despite delays, is expected to move in by the end of this year.

22 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

All walks turn out in Shanghai welcome

Tens of thousands of people from all walks of life led Shanghai's celebrations on the famous Bund last night to greet the reunification.

Workers, retired teachers, schoolchildren, army personnel, and party officials flanked the Huangpu River to celebrate.

1 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Cruising with a yellow ribbon

It's the best view you're going to get of Shanghai. The Hai Hua arrives at midnight at the mouth of the Huangpu river and anchors for the last night karaoke party.

Then early next morning it puffs up the river, with the Oriental Pearl TV tower soaring on the eastern Pudong bank and the Bund emerging from the morning haze straight ahead.

12 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

High rents put damper on Bund revival

THE architectural splendour of the renowned Shanghai Bund may be a big tourist draw but it seems to hold little appeal for today's heavyweights in world banking and finance.

24 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Foreign banks face snags in yuan trade

DELEGATES to the recently concluded Economist Conference in Beijing say major obstacles are blocking foreign banks from engaging in yuan currency business in China.

12 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Bund's return to glory given boost by bank

CHINA Merchants Bank (Shanghai) has lent its support to the city's authorities to rebuild the Bund as a financial district by paying US$18.8 million for a historical building.

The bank, part of the China Merchants group, will occupy a five-storey building on Zhongshan Road (East) built in 1924 and owned by Taiwan Bank before the Communist takeover in 1949.

29 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Bund sites to be ready for use next year

THE historic buildings along the famous Bund - including the former headquarters of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corp - will be leased or tendered out by next year.

'I think we should be able to lease or tender out all the buildings by next year,' Zhou Jinbao, general manager of the Shanghai Bund Buildings Function Transformation Administration Department, said.

29 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Bund valuations almost set

HONG Kong surveyors C Y Leung & Co and Jones Lang Wootton, appointed to value the historic buildings along Shanghai's famous Bund, are close to completing their assessments.

Another local surveyor, Chung Sen Surveyors, said it had already submitted its valuation report to the Shanghai municipal government.

15 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Historic waterfront buildings for sale

A BATCH of 18 turn-of-the-century buildings along the Bund in Shanghai have been put on the selling block as the municipal government attempts to revitalise the city's one-time international financial status.

13 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Lujiazui: key is infrastructure projects

LUJIAZUI is the designated 28 square kilometre finance and trade district of the Pudong New Area, Shanghai's most recent development zone.

Pudong is located on the east bank of the Huangpu river directly opposite the Bund, comprising about 520 square kilometres of land, which will be developed in phases.

1 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Huangpu district: the new downtown area

JLW has defined Shanghai's Downtown district as extending westwards from the Bund to Chengdu Road, incorporating all of Huangpu district, in addition to the eastern portion of Luwan district.

It is bounded to the north and south by Beijing and Fuxing roads respectively, and includes the Bund precinct and eastern Huaihai Road precinct.

1 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Bank bolsters bid for old Bund office

HONGKONG Bank held its first board meeting in Shanghai yesterday - its first outside Hong Kong in 129 years - lending weight to its proposed bid to reoccupy the old headquarters on the Bund.

23 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Bund may price itself out of the office race

IT is anyone's guess how much it will cost to acquire the user rights for any of the prestigious buildings along Shanghai's world-famous Bund.

23 Nov 1994 - 12:00am