With a nagging sore throat.
All after 3D and 2N of a frantic biz trip to Shanghai, for a biz conference. And man.. what a rushed trip it's been! Got barely enuff time to plunk my ass down in the hotel room and enjoy the sights/sounds before I'm off to work.
Hmm... now that I recall back... I think I've spent less than 12 hrs over the course of 3D2N in my hotel room! And that's after paying more than RM1k for 2 nights' stay. But then again, it was $$ worth spending... seeing as how the hotel is spanking new (1 yr old), 5-star and in a accessible place downtown. Oh, and let's not forget the fact it's all on my company's tab :P
Enough talk, more pics!
The view from my hotel room.... I've got two.. yes, you read that right.. TWO LCD TVs in my room! One 32" fella just across my bed, and another smaller one you see here, just above the long bath.
More mischievous guests of this room would probably have enjoyed the transparent glass separating the bed and the shower. Imagine getting home after a hard day's conference-ing, and lying on the bed with a glass o'wine, enjoying the view of your partner getting lathered up.
I smell a storyline for an adult video flick already.
On Day 2, I met up with some colleagues from Shanghai who brought me to this utterly fab bar in downtown Pu'xi... right across the Bund. The place is called Bar Rouge
, located in a building called 18 on the Bund
... pretty swanky, with over 90% gweilos.
Cover charge was surprisingly reasonable, given it's fantastic location - only RMB100 (approx RM50). But no free 1st drink though. The bar makes a mean mojito.
The bar is right at the top of a building, and it opens up to the rooftop, where you can sip on your pretentious alco, enjoying the Shanghai skyline and 15 deg C weather. Awesomeness.
My party decided to drink the night away - given I don't drink (well, socially anyway)... so, busied myself with my DSLR on the rooftop :)
Got to make a mental note to return to this bar when I'm next in Shanghai... good music, nice crowd, good ambience and fantab view.
Back to Singapore en-route to PG via the island, on Day 3... managed to snap this of the new Terminal 3 building in Changi airport. The place is goddamn huge! Almost endless, walking from one end to another. I much prefer Singapore's Terminal 2.
3 days in Shanghai breathing in the smoky air and I'm paying the price for it already - coming down with a sore throat which I have the nagging suspicion - will develop into the mother of all sore throats.