D and Darien both had no school today and so we decided to check out 2 parts of Shanghai, namely the largest Fake Market of Pudong and Yuyuan Garden Tourist Mart.
Of course, we had brunch at our favourite 台湾卤肉饭.
D’s Taiwanese braised pork rice (台湾卤肉饭 (tái wān lǔ ròu fàn)):
J, as usual, had her favourite pepper-salt pork chop rice (椒盐猪排饭 (jiāo yán zhū pái fàn)):
After lunch, we took Metro Line 2 to ‘Science & Technology Museum’ station and were right in the midst of the fake market, which is located underground:
There were already touts hanging around the metro gantries to approach all visitors.
Even though this is the largest fake market, it was really quiet; its visitor density definitely pales in comparison to what we experienced at 七浦路 (Qipu Rd), whose chaos gave us a “headache”.
We must say though, that they really have a wide variety of fake goods; quality of imitation varies with price you’re willing to pay.
Some of the touts/salespeople can be really aggressive, but compared to what we experienced at 七浦路 (Qipu Rd), we think those here are ‘mild’. 😛
There seemed to have been a few entrances into the fake market, and we think it’s in the shape of a square?
亚太盛汇休闲购物中心 (A.P. Plaza)
浦东新区 (Pudong District)
地铁2号线上海科技馆站内 (Underground, along Metro Line 2, Shanghai Science & Technology Museum)
世纪大道2000号 近迎春路 (2000 Shiji Da Dao, near Yingchun Lu)
Overall, this fake market is quite impressive with their level of imitation but it’s a little quiet, maybe we were there too early?
If you’re gonna visit this place and are keen to purchase something, be ready to bargain and slash prices offered – they will definitely try to rip you off; of course, don’t ask for price if you aren’t too keen on something.
Whatever it is, just remember that ALL their goods are FAKE, so do not get too ripped off!
We aren’t into branded goods, all the more not into fakes ones, and so we left for Yuyuan Garden shortly after…