The first day of the year was an educational one. I slept in as I was up until four in the morning, and thus only got to People’s Park sometime around noon and entered the Urban Planning Museum. Not only does it sport some incredible artworks depicting Shanghai, but also contains a massive model of Shanghai. If you linger around the model for some while they change the lighting every few minutes – one setting is lights off and only the buildings glow for themselves.
Just around the corner you can find the gigantic Shanghai Museum, with ceramics, clothes, calligraphy, paintings and whatnot. It’s similar to many other city museums, but on a greater and better scale.