20 May '13, 3pm

From miyagi.sg: Shanghai Is Still In China (And Singapore Airlines Is A Great Way To Fly)

From miyagi.sg: Shanghai Is Still In China (And Singapore Airlines Is A Great Way To Fly)

On a work trip to Shang­hai last Fri­day, I sat in my cab and mar­velled at the gleam­ing tow­ers, giant bill­boards and the fre­netic pace of the peo­ple in the busi­ness dis­tricts of the giant city. Then my cab dri­ver asked me some­thing which I assumed to be per­mis­sion for him to excuse him­self because he needed to find a toi­let urgently. I also assumed that he had spot­ted a pub­lic lava­tory some­where close to the junc­tion where he had stopped the taxi. That pub­lic toi­let turned out to be a bush on the edge of a small park next to the road. There have been other rude reminders that I was in China, but this one still shocked me enough for me to fum­ble and drop my phone while I tried to sneak a photo. On foot later, there was the usual array of peo­ple spit­ting on the side­walk before cross­ing the road, peo­ple not fear­ing for their lives by rid­ing a moto...

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