Friday, May 14, 2010

One second in Shanghai

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 Pudong International Airport. 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.