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Archive for December, 2010
China may have invented fireworks, but it won’t be firing any in Shanghai this new years eve. According to ShanghaiDaily.com “Popular New Year countdown celebrations at the Bund and Xujiahui areas have been canceled due to safety concerns in the wake of last month’s devastating high-rise blaze in the city.”
As we all know, fireworks are dangerous and should be only used by professionals. However, it seems that while organised firework events may be banned, individuals and amateur pyromaniacs have been given the green light to launch as many as they like. So long as they’re not near “commercial areas, airports, hospitals, schools, and social utilities.”
Have your NYE plans just changed upon reading this? Let us know how you’re going to celebrate instead.
It’s the Monday morning after a weekend of festivities and heavy drinking. Santa has come and gone leaving behind various badly chosen gifts (in my case a Kindle) and the odd strike of genius (which in my case was additional pairs of socks0.)
With Christmas over and the NYE on the horizon we decided to provide you with some inspiration on potential new years resolutions. Make a pledge to help reduce you Shanghai’s air pollution and find out why in this weeks Feature: A Breath of Fresh Air.
Back when the website was in the early stages of development, I did an interview with Ivan Yoong, the co-founder of OzNz (now The Oz). While it wasn’t the first interviews I did for T@lk, it was the first I conduced in the nude. Since Ivan’s favourite place in the city was a steamy and mysterious (he still won’t reveal its exact location) bath hour, I couldn’t record the interview. Hence why it’s not verbatim. Read what Ivan said here.
The good news is that the runways of Europe have been liberated of snow. Flights headed to London have reopened and airlines are scrambling to get backlogged customers home in time for Christmas.
Shanghai is forecast to be hit by snow this Friday and Saturday. For those staying in town there is a high possibility of a white Christmas.