Cat Nap

desireekoh13 01 April 2011 2 comments

Shanghai, the Manhattan of the East, is a city that never sleeps. How can it – all that sky-burning neon keeps your senses abuzz, and cloud-poking skyscrapers keep you constantly scanning the horizon across that famous Bund. Nanjing Lu, a socializing party of shopping and hucksterism, where commerce meets Confucius, is a megalomanic maelstrom in a tea cup. Other eye-popping experiences abound – Shaolin street performances, a mind-boggling array of street food, squabbles that seem to erupt at every corner, spit on the ground to hopscotch around.

However, when there’s a will, there’s a way. Or, when there’s an alley, and there’s a stool… one can easily steal away from the action and catch a catnap. Shanghai can wait… for 40 winks.

By Desiree Koh

By Desiree Koh



I am also a journalist writing about travel, adventure, photography, food, sports and fitness, and pop culture - have assignment, will travel; have topic, will scribe. See my work in in-flight magazines on Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways and Eva Air, as well as other international and regional publications, and look out for my Nightlife, A Sense Of Style and Walking Tour chapters in the upcoming Louis Vuitton City Guide - Singapore.

2 Comments For This Post

  1. david23 david23 Says:

    That is so true. I love this article you wrote. Shanghai is a great place to be, to relax and enjoy the view. I have been across a good post as well on and their blog. They feature a daily round up about the best getaways just for this period/week. Worth taking a look.

  2. sam sam Says:

    This is true Shanghai is a great please but what about how costly is this city.
    I am from india and want to know more about this city.

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