The Bund

Breathtaking views at Banyan Tree Shanghai on the Bund

Breathtaking views at Banyan Tree Shanghai on the Bund

Shanghai's newest hotel, Banyan Tree Shanghai on the Bund, touts itself as a romantic getaway in an urban resort. The hotel's expansive view certainly lives up to the "romantic" part, and the secluded location fits the "getaway" - at least for now.

Friday, 23 November, 2012, 3:27pm

Actress Carina Lau an entrepreneurial queen in helping to launch stores ... and her nightclub

Our home-grown, award-winning actress Carina Lau Ka-ling is demonstrating impressive entrepreneurial spirit. The star of Let the Bullets Fly was on a triple roll last week in Shanghai.

16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

GLOBAL ambitions

It may have some of the best-preserved colonial buildings in China, but Shanghai's focus is on the future, not the past, an attitude reflected in its ever-changing skyline and frantic pace.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am


Enter the Dragon

6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Paris of the East indulges its love of French wines

Shanghai is bursting with chic, classy places to drink and be seen drinking wine these days, especially in the Bund and Pudong areas. Almost every imposing Bund building now sports a trendy, candlelit rooftop bar, with glorious views over to Pudong.

20 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Going back to its roots

Following a hiatus of more than 60 years, the mainland's oldest operating Western restaurant has returned to its roots in Shanghai, where visitors can find an increasing number of fine dining places in renovated heritage buildings.

17 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

The Peninsula Shanghai

A new building on the Bund? Yes, the Peninsula Shanghai is at the northern tip of this Unesco-designated Modern Heritage site. At 13 storeys high, the hotel's clean minimal exterior lines and colour blend well with the stone facades of its neighbours.

26 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund

The InterContinental Hotel Group has selected Shanghai to be the home of its first Hotel Indigo in the region. The boutique-style outlets are known for their innovative design with an eye for local culture, and the Shanghai branch is no exception.

4 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Restored to former glory

Located at the foot of Nanjing Road on the Shanghai waterfront is the copper-roofed Fairmont Peace Hotel, an imposing brown brick edifice dating from 1929 that has been restored to its former glory.

Originally known as the Cathay Hotel, it underwent a name change following the Communist victory in 1949.

25 May 2011 - 12:00am

Classic comeback

The Bund, Shanghai's famous waterfront promenade, is among the most fabled in the world. Neo-classical buildings lining the banks of the Huangpu River evoke the glamour of pre-war Shanghai, when traders from around the world would gather to seek their fortunes.

12 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

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.

27 Feb 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