Never have I felt this strong until I met Shanghai. That the same second in one place can actually tick faster than any other second in anywhere else of the world. That one second holds a different value in Shanghai.
I wonder if this is a solely Chinese phrase: Time is money.
And Shanghai epitomizes that. Take a look at its subway.
In the year of 2007:
In the year of 2008:
In the year of 2010 and it is still not stopping:
In a span of 6 months, I was allowed a third option—taking the subway all the way to PudongInternationalAirport. All that for a cost of 7 yuan (CNY1—S$0.20). Trips which are under 6km cost 3yuan one way. And this is the most expensive city in the whole of China.