Spotlight from Top of Jin Mao

Attended a private party on the boat of the Huan Pu river. The boat left the pier at the Bund and toured on the river. Shanghai also has great views (if not better) than San Francisco at night, but very few people in Shanghai have the chance to experience the amazing city – not so many people have the sensation of the beauty of the city and not so many people have spare time as visitors have for this city, or simply don’t have enough money for it.

Recently, a laser light was installed exactly on top of the Jin Mao Tower – the tallest building in China, and the third tallest in the world. The laser lights shot to the sky and form a strong light pole in the landscape of Shanghai.

Tonight, the light was reserved with the boat, so in the two hour tour, the spot light followed the boat, and the boat is just like the spotlighted actor in the dark Huang Pu River. It is fantastic. I am very sure the boat is the third eye attracting objects on the river. The first is the histoical building groups at the Bund, the second is Pudong and the third is the small boat.

I rate it as one of the coolest idea in Shanghai in the year 2005.

10 thoughts on “Spotlight from Top of Jin Mao

  1. Carroll

    Wow, what a fantastic idea! You must have been partying with “The Important People” (VIP’s) in Shanghai that night, Jian Shuo. Such fun :-)

  2. A

    Sounds very cool!! I would like to see that. Do they do this frequently? Or was it just for the private party only?

  3. Tracey

    sounds cool? or just a game of money? too much superiority in your blog! you think when you’re in the small boat, you have rights to look down on the majority of shanghainese—- very few people in Shanghai have the chance to experience the amazing city – not so many people have the sensation of the beauty of the city and not so many people have spare time as visitors have for this city, or simply don’t have enough money for it.

    Except sitting in the lonely boat, we have many methods to show our passion and love for this beautiful city. Remember, we know this cool city much more than you!! Never judge on people only by money!!

  4. gabyu

    Bring lights from towers reminds me lighthouses. But focusing the light to a particular attraction is pretty sweet.

  5. bigbro

    Tracey,

    I do not sense any “superiority” in this post or in Jian Shuo’s blog — what I see is love of life. Instead, I do detect some “redeye sickness” in your comment. Nobody even mentioned the price of such an activity and you just assumed it is a money game only. Please relax. I see nothing wrong with Jin Mao wanting to make some “market priced” money by their unique position and device from those who are willing to expense it and at the same time spice up the city’s night scene a little, occassionally. I say occassionally because, if done too often, it becomes notaurity and generates light pollution.

  6. shirley

    “Don’t have enough money for it”,many people can’t as visitors for shanghai city.

    one foreign friend e-mail to me:”I Still want you to join with me and see the F1 race at shanghai”.

    F1 race is wonderful race,but I can’t see it ,it is Expensive ticket.

    shirley

  7. mcgjcn

    – suppose Jianshuo’s intention was to provide the readers info of new highlights in Shanghai.

    Different places fits different people, there are various readers in this blog, some might appreciate such info.

    Even some readers do not like it, there seemed no need to bring the hatred here… as a Shanghainese, I wouldn’t feel Jianshuo is looking down on me just by commenting the boat tickt price…

    From this blog it’s visible that Jianshuo and Wendy are living a better life than normal Chinese, nevertheless, they earned such life from hardworking, and we do not know what and how much they have sacrificed… people shouldn’t be attacked just because of that…

  8. DallasCowBoy

    It is good that everybody can express their opinion, but I thought it would be much better not to have the following in the post:

    “…but very few people in Shanghai have the chance to experience the amazing city – not so many people have the sensation of the beauty of the city and not so many people have spare time as visitors have for this city, or simply don’t have enough money for it.”

    It may leave the wrong impression to the world. Two years ago, when I was having dinner at Red Lobster in Rochester NY, a waitress that I talked to don’t even think people in China has color TV.

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