dont bring it to Shanghai.
its nt worth it.
dont bring it to Shanghai.
its nt worth it.
In Shanghai French concession is very safe.
In Shanghai Old Town (east of Yu Yuan Bazaar) may not be the case.
In Johor Bahru of Malaysia is not very safe
In Melaka may not be the case.
Also, try to make yourself looks 'less tourist like' will be a good way to keep low profile. So again, individual dependent.
Last edited by Shen siung; 14th September 2009 at 09:14 PM.
Most of my non-Singaporean friends said, when they travel overseas, they can easily spot out Singaporean, because they realized Singaporean tend to speak in a way, dress in a way, that makes them easily to be recognized.
i'm currently in Shanghai... just went out for 2 days walking around with my d90... actually not that bad... a lot of local shanghainese also bring their DSLR when going out... one day i see almost 10 DSLR easily...
i rifle sling my camera and walked most of the tourist spots in Puxi area... i read the map before going out... and knowing where i'm heading to actually kept me quite unnoticed... chinese just don't really bother about what's happening to others... when i'm lost then i ask those cops around the traffic lights right once...
just prevent to be seen as tourist... if no one asked you whether you want a "massage", most probably they'll take you as local, or very familiar with that area already... you'll be left alone then...
Plus a D90 in shanghai is nothing man. The locals are all carrying D3x and D300 everywhere. D90 is low class. When I was in Qibao over the CNY holidays, I saw a 60+ year old auntie holding a D60 shooting on full auto mode. Power or not? I was holding my old S9500 prosumer and they all see me no up.
Last edited by daredevil123; 15th September 2009 at 02:23 PM.
Don't bring the D90 to shanghai. Go there and buy a D90. The D90 with 18-105 kit lens there only cost 7000rmb That is around SG$1550 only. Bring back sell in BnS and make some money.
Are you talking about Pudong?
Anyway, Shanghai is safe. Plus with the coming world expo, police presence is at a all time high. Dirty streets have been cleaned up. All shop signboards are forced to be changed to uniform ones. They are overdoing it in my opinion. Shanghai is losing its charms. But it is prudent to be mindful of your surroundings at all times. Even in Singapore. Oh BTW, people in China hate robbers. And when you shout for help, the heartland folks will generally help, and robbers get whacked till kingdom come. I've seen it with my own eyes. Shout for help in singapore and see how many comes to your aid.
And not to forget an old uncle I saw bringing his D3x, old big heavy Gitzo tripod with pelican case with casters up Huangshan. All he did was to shoot his family there. Damn power. And there I was with my D40x, suddenly i feel shrinkage. LOL.
BTW jaRv1s, I live near Hongqiao and XujiaHui. Whereabouts are you in SHA?
Last edited by daredevil123; 15th September 2009 at 07:19 PM.
There is a small plot of land (comparatively small to the whole Huang Pu Area) on the west of Zhongshan South Road and East of Yu Yaun Bazaar. It is part of the old town of Shanghai, where 丹凤路 and 德安里 located(http://hi.baidu.com/%B7%C9%D1%A9%C6%...b38012f0b.html). There got very small alleys with the houses build close to each other.
Last edited by Shen siung; 15th September 2009 at 07:58 PM.
Brought my D90 to Shanghai and Suzhou for 2 weeks just a week ago and its still safely in my dry cabinet now... Though I only brought and own one 35mm lens
For me, I sling it around by shoulder when not in use (while walking) and was traveling around with 2 friends (1 local and 1 SG) who were also using DSLR and a PnS. Since it was only a 35mm, i guess i was not too 'loud'.
When we were taking night scenes in Shanghai The Bund with a tripod, a lot of ppl were moving around us and looking at our LCDs at what we were taking and how did our pics came out. You could be intimidated at first coz they were practically putting their face right in front of your LCD when the preview was out. But most of them were 'harmless' and were just curious. Some even chatted up my friend and 切磋 some tips.... I even heard some people say "他们好专业阿!" when all 3 of us were just newbies
Anyway, just be alert and dun give ppl any chance bah. For the kiasee me, I sling the camera strap around my neck even when i was taking nite shots on the tripod and was practically bending down all the time.... scared... lolz
If you are going Suzhou, stop by the TIMES SQUARE which is newly opened and very high class and very nice to take pics at night. Got a nice river with loads of colourful bridges, and a super huge sky bridge with an optical display. Got a huge ferris wheel some more!
Some night shots, sorry if they are not nice as me still a newbie and also forgot to bring tripod that day. : p
Dun worry that your DSLR will get lost there as there is practically no crowd! ppl in Suzhou are not so rich hence dun patronize there much, only expats.
Sorry TS if i had tokked too much or strayed from the topic just hope that a real experience will calm your phobia a bit.... hee
See this one that I shot. If you are shooting sunrise, shoot from the Puxi bund side framing Pudong financial district and the Pearl of the Orient tower. One thing to note, most of the year, Shanghai's sky is hazy. Once in a while when you get lucky, you get blue skies. I've lived in Shanghai for 5 years and blue skies are hard to come by.
You might also want to check out Zhouzhuang, Tongli, Huangshan, Zhujiajiao, when you are in Shanghai and Suzhou.
My pics from zhouzhuang HERE
My pics from huangshan HERE
Last edited by daredevil123; 16th September 2009 at 01:42 AM.