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View Poll Results: Which city has the best infrastructure
Shanghai 0 0%
Tokyo 7 77.78%
Seoul 2 22.22%
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Shanghai is quite conveniently structured. It has 6 major CBD/shopping areas, with easy access by metro lines. In general , PUDONG is not as walkable as Puxi.
Are there crazy traffic jams? I remember in Beijing there seemed to be traffic jams 24/7! Like gridlock round the clock.
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:48 AM
 
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Of course there're traffic jams, but to a much smaller extent than BJ. BJ is terribly designed. Even with its mass transit system as big as SH, it is much less convenient.

SH feels much modern than BJ. SH feels like HK, with lots of modern skycrappers and incorporating a good blend of eastern and western culture. BJ is very old fashioned Chinese.

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Are there crazy traffic jams? I remember in Beijing there seemed to be traffic jams 24/7! Like gridlock round the clock.
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Of course there're traffic jams, but to a much smaller extent than BJ. BJ is terribly designed. Even with its mass transit system as big as SH, it is much less convenient.

SH feels much modern than BJ. SH feels like HK, with lots of modern skycrappers and incorporating a good blend of eastern and western culture. BJ is very old fashioned Chinese.
That's what appeals to me about it, I prefer history, culture.etc to just another modern metropolis. I hope they haven't torn down too many of the hutongs either, our hotel was in one and they're charming.
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:39 AM
 
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I've ridden the top 5 metro subway systems and would give the edge to Seoul though all are good systems. The high speed train from Shanghai to the airport is nice. Excluding transportation, Shanghai has some areas that need more development. I would say the overall infrastructure would be close between Tokyo and Seoul with Shanghai still needing more development.
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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The contrast is striking:



http://www.businessinsider.com.au/sh...vs-2010-2010-6
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:49 AM
 
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interesting pictures
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Old 05-01-2014, 03:10 PM
 
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Never been to Shanghai but Seoul Metro system is da bomb. It has cell signal and wifi and has heated seats in the winter.
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