During my trip to Shanghai, China we went to Renmin Guangchang or People’s Square where, by all accounts, you can get tricked into a very expensive tea ceremony. But we just went to the Shanghai Art Museum. We had to queue around the building to get in and go through airport style security at which point my water bottle became an issue until I drank from it to show it was just water and not a water flavoured explosive. There were some impressive escalators in the middle that made it feel like a shopping centre more than a museum. There was also a collection of Chinese drawings, paintings, and furniture.
We also went into the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Centre where there is a model of the whole of Shanghai which is really cool. The city was gearing up for the Shanghai Expo which happened in 2010.
Haibo was the Expo’s mascot and he was everywhere, he looked like a squish of toothpaste with arms and legs imo.