Roaming In Shanghai – Part 2

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My flight back to India leaves at 10 pm tonight. So Daniel and I decided to scout around Shanghai a little more today. Here are some pictures.

We walked past the construction site of the Shanghai Tower

Between the Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Center

The Oriental Pearl Tower

Since yesterday I have been looking for a better case for my iPad. The one that Apple offers is horrible. Its basically a magnet for dirt and does not have a place to keep anything else like business cards, a small note book, pen, etc. Daniel suggested that we try the knock-off market. So we took the subway and headed to a place called Shanghai A. P. Xinyang Fashion & Gifts market. Here fashion involves duplicate clothes, watches, etc. of world famous brands. Gifts include knock-offs of iPhones, iPads, BlackBerrys and just about every electronic item that has been duplicated. And of course, there was software as well – AutoCAD, Inventor, SolidWorks, Pro/ENGINEER, CATIA V5 and a bunch of titles from Microsoft and Adobe. This reminded me of the time when I went looking for pirated software in Mumbai (see “A Close Encounter With Mumbai Pirates“).

This “Rolex” watch was priced at 680 RMB ($100) and came complete with serial number and all. The guy came down to 200 RMB ($30)

Unfortunately I couldn’t get the iPad case I wanted. Maybe someone on eBay will have what I’m looking for. And last but not the least.