Saturday, November 9, 2013

Shanghai facility

Original text by Adi Windoro, executive summary by Darmansjah

Warm and Chic for Walking

From five-star hotel, the Four Season in Weihai Road, with a pedestrian sidewalk about 15 feet lebbar it drove us to a crossroads in the area of ​​skyscrapers in the district (municipal equivalent) Pudong, Shanghai, Thursday (2/5) afternoon.

At the edge of the sidewalk con-block storey row of trees grow. Distance from one another tree about 10 meters. Under the tree, leaf litter noose attached circular from iron. The janitor sweeping enough foliage to avalanches between iron plates. The dried leaves were trapped under the slab, and the wind does not decompose into fertilizer.

Average tree height of 3 meters, leaves, fresh, and trunked, branches, and twigs is strong. Several pedestrians and hotel security guard who claimed he had never met heard about a tree falls in there despite the cold wind blowing. Similarly, when the heavy rains flushed the area of ​​the future of Shanghai.

Distance punctuated with trees, there is a row of wet and dry waste is segregated special cigarette bins. Every 2 meters from the trash, there is a long iron chairs painted gray. Enough to sit three adults.
Although decorated with lush trees, the grandeur and beauty of the city from the sidewalk is not blocked. Sidewalks free of hawkers. There are one or two motorcycles parked the delivery of goods on the sidewalk. However, the motorcyclist was no more than an hour to park their vehicles there.

While sitting in a chair or embankment pavement marking your plants a row of buildings in Shimen Kingdom intersection road, we could see the buildings scramble to claw tub sky.

Looks Jin Mao, the first tallest building in Shanghai until 2007. 421 meter tall building was completed in 1999. Eight square-shaped building, a symbol of China's prosperity, is inspired from the pagoda building. 88-storey building is divided into 16 segments from top to bottom, which is one-eighth of each segment is shorter than the 16 floors below.

Building known as the home of the world's longest laundry (400 meters) the construction cost 540 million U.S. dollars. Predicate Jin Mao as the tallest building in Shanghai eliminated after building the Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC) as high as 492 meters stands majestically beside him.

Because the building like a tool tip shape corkscrew, SWFC Shanghai dubbed by residents as the building corkscrew (ban tou). From the rooftop, you can see views of the city so far is almost 5 kilometers.

Buildings used for hotels, conference rooms, observation decks, and shopping malls. The Park Hyatt hotel, which has 174 rooms, occupies 79 floors to 93 floors.

In November 2008, the Shanghai Tower built buildings as high as 632 meters. According to the plan, 128 story building which cost U.S. $ 2:33 billion will be completed next year.


If the sidewalk in the area of ​​Pudong skyscrapers are built wide and open escort pedestrians witnessed the splendor of Shanghai, Jing'an neighborhood sidewalks built more warm and slick.

Its width is only about 5 meters and at the edge of the pavement decorated bright flowers that dominated blend pink, red, maroon, and purple. Others decorated garden pavement edge.
Trip Saturday (4/5) morning it started four star hotel, Equatorial, in Yan-an Road West towards Jing'an Temple area.

Approximately 20 meters in front of the hotel courtyard, we climbed the stairs pedestrian bridges. Floor staircase and bridge deck is made from materials that are not slippery glass shaped like a soft brown. Arm bridge made of poles and three chrome-plated metal pipe about 20 cm in diameter. create a strong impression of the pedestrian handrail.

Pedestrians no longer worry about crossing many busy highway intersection below. They also do not worry about getting lost because at the bridge wide as 5 meters were installed plus driving directions map directions mounted on poles crossing each bridge.

Although not lighted and roofs, bridges feels comfortable and safe, because none billboards-five vendors, beggars, and thugs hangout there.

Ahead down to Jing'an neighborhood, looking down two stairs and stepped up with a regular escalator. Smapa on the sidewalk, full of plants lay flowers at the edge of the sidewalk and left on the highway divider. The right side of the road decorated gardens extending to the main park in Jing'an Road.

This brings us to the sidewalk Jing'an Temple in Jing'an Road, next to the magnificent temple there is the mall, while on the other side lay the main park. Pedestrians men generally wear suits shirts, while women are more casual with colorful makeup section.

In the side yard and rear rows of tents and mall kiosks seem-five feet.

Retirement spending

In the main park, sidewalks widened to 15 meters. Left and right sidewalks overgrown with mature trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants, and grass and rocks are laid out nicely. Be some standing in the corner of the restaurant and gallery like atmosphere at the Art Market.

Towards the end of the garden seemed an extensive range of places to grow plants and water weeds. Swimming has 2 meter wide sidewalk. Not far from there is an educator and humanist bear statue china, Cai Yuanpei (1 November 1868-5 March 1940).

In the best city park in Shanghai, it appears dozens of grandparents retirement spend time with a walk, light exercise, or read a book. Some of them were sitting in a wheelchair. There is also a coming together with children and grandchildren, but not much.

"In China, right, Just about every family has a child. At most two children. Parents quickly abandoned their children to get married, have children, and sink into busy work. City park in Jing'an warm as a yearning to fill the old days the elderly in china, "said GM GI, in Shanghai.

In Shanghai, pedestrian paths, a means of introducing the grandeur and beauty of the city, became a means of passing along the rest of the elderly age to city parks, a comfortable path, the mothers pushing prams in any direction to go.

In Jakarta, such as pedestrian pathways is extremely expensive luxury goods. Rights robbed pedestrians in Jakarta for illegal parking areas, foot-five vendors, beggars, thugs gathered, and bikers. When, Jakarta has a neat and warm pavement to its citizens as a pedestrian right? I do not know!.


  1. Shanghai is a tourist friendly destination. No wonder, a lot of Singaporeans are always waiting for flight promotions to Shanghai because of its natural beauty and safety too.