Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Shanghai City- Limitless And Boundaryless

Recently visited Shanghai and want to share some unique experiences and advance developments of technology and growth, demonstrating the power and potential of human mind. Human mind power is unlimited in its potential to create the results one desire, WHATEVER they might be. There are no limits with the exception of the limits we place on our-self. This is the stuff I actually experienced in Shanghai. Amazing wonders created by human mind, at one place- Shanghai, it’s true that definitely people of Shanghai think different from the rest of the world.

There is an unending list of World's Biggest, Longest, Tallest, Fastest and Who-Knows-What-Else and what next. I am sharing just a few…..

World's Longest Sea Bridge - Donghai Bridge, linking the financial and commercial hub of Shanghai with the booming port and industrial city of Ningbo, "world's longest sea bridge", the 36-kilometre (22-mile) structure connects Jiaxing city near Shanghai to the port city of Ningbo in the eastern province of Zhejiang. It has six vehicle lanes in two ways and emergency parking areas. It is 31.5 meters wide, and the designed vehicle speed is 80 kilometers per hour.

 World's Tallest Building -The Shanghai World Financial Center (WFC) is super tall. It is a mixed use skyscraper which consists of office spaces, hotel rooms, conference rooms, observation decks and shops on the ground floors. It stands out 492 metres (1,614 ft) tall, a "broad-shouldered building", which looks different from every angle we view. Designed by Architect William Pedersen and developed by the developer Minoru Mori, WFC boasts of a gross floor area of more than 377,300m² and feature 31 elevators and 33 escalators.

World's Fastest Train- Maglev, Shanghai's spanking-new Maglev (magnetic levitation) train, the world's fastest, most futuristic passenger line. Smiles abound inside the sleek train as, with a breathtaking whoosh, it rockets to 300 kilometers per hour in two minutes flat. Overhead, like a giant scoreboard, an LED blinks out our record-breaking progress till we top 430 kph. Designed for transportation, sightseeing and tour trips, it connects Pudong International Airport with the expressways entering the downtown. With a total length of 30 kilometers, the maglev train has a designed speed limit of 430 kilometers per hour. The whole trip takes seven minutes.

Indeed, the Maglev is faster than any speeding locomotive precisely because it's as much like a plane as any railroad we've known. True, the train has no wings, but no wheels or engine, either. Transrapid, the German firm that developed the system, describes the Maglev as "the first fundamental innovation in the field of railway technology since the invention of the railway." Magnets are the attraction. First, powerful magnets lift the entire train about 10 millimeters above the special track, called a guide way, since it mainly directs the passage of the train. Other magnets provide propulsion, and braking, and the speeds - up to 500 kph in test runs; a good 60 percent faster than the renowned Bullet Trains - are attained largely due to the reduction of friction.

World's Biggest Expo- After eight years preparing, Shanghai launched the biggest Expo so far with a lavish show of lights and fireworks. Almost 200 countries are participating in the multibillion-pound Expo. Approximately 4 lac people visit each day. Expo 2010 features everything from palm trees from Saudi Arabia to Rodin sculptures from France. Tourists ride up to the roof of Switzerland's pavilion on a chairlift, while the Netherlands' "Happy Street" has miniature buildings set on what appears to be a helter-skelter. All pavilions are like galleries of human inspirations and thoughts. The British pavilion – a cube pierced with 7-metre (23ft) Perspex spikes – proved so popular at trial openings that at one stage it had to be closed when too many people rushed to see it.

The Expo site, covers a total area of 5.28 sq km, including the enclosed area and outside areas of support facilities. The Expo Site spans both sides of the Huangpu River, with 3.93 sq km in Pudong and 1.35 sq km in Puxi. Enclosed area measures 3.28 sq km (2.39 sq km in Pudong and 0.9 sq km in Puxi).


World's Largest Metropolitan City- Shanghai is practically the biggest city in China as far as size is concerned and one of the most populated of the world, with a 20 million population that continues to grow very fast each year.

World’s Biggest Network of Elevated Flyovers & Expressways-Shanghai currently has 6 city elevated roads (including 2 ring roads) and 18 expressways (including 2 ring expressways). The 48-kilometer Elevated Inner-Ring Road goes along the circular Zhongshan Road and links up the two sides along the Huangpu River through the Nanpu Bridge and the Yangpu Bridge.

World’s Best Balance of Human Body & Mind- Shanghai Acrobats, Acrobatics is an interactive art form. Whether you are old or young, educated or illiterate, you can appreciate it as long as you can see. There is no language barrier and cultural border. When you watch a Chinese acrobatics, you are strongly impacted both mentally and physically. It is truly an unforgettable experience.

The infinite technological advancements in Shanghai show the Infinite Possibilities of a Balanced Mind, it is a fascinating constellation of illustrations of human potential. These revolutionary technology advancements demonstrate that the quality of our life and our external world can be improved and enriched a lot by enriched thinking patterns. When the mind is balanced and in harmony, people involved in any field are much more likely to achieve optimum performance in terms of speed, strength, and so on. So let’s work inside first to have a better world outside.

Chinese have very strong religious and spiritual beliefs as well, and they strongly dedicate their prosperity to God. They believe that true prosperity has a spiritual basis. God is the Source of all supply. Mind, body, abilities, talents, education, experience, job or profession are all instruments and channels of prosperity, but God is the Source. Whatever is the job or profession of a person, one must do it keeping a definite and consistent touch with that rich Source, if you want to be consistently prospered.


  1. Its always a pleasure reading your blog.
    Shanghai is a marvelous place, tallest building, longest sea bridge, biggest city... simply AMAZING.
    They must have faced loads of difficulties in constructing these huge structures, and they succeeded because God was always with them.
    They have a real strong spiritual base, and thus they have been able to reach their aims and fulfill their dreams.
    In the coming years, its going to be a Superpower, we can bet on that.
    Coming back to your blog, amazing piece of writing. Good job, keep it up. :)

  2. Thank you Stuti dear, there s a writer hidden in you as well.....

  3. Tapasya Joshi @ Facebook

    Gud One and very informative. Thanks
    June 30, 2010 at 11:55am ·

  4. Gautam Kapoor @ Facebook

    True.China is developing at too fast a pace to be liked by any other country.Thats why they are ruling the world. Very nice experiences shared.Keep it up with more issues on development & experiences. I belive if some one shares his/her experience, its worth learning from ones experience.

    June 30, 2010 at 9:55pm

  5. Sangeeta Khanna Mehrotra @ Facebook

    Thanks for sharing .....very informative....!!!!!

    June 30, 2010 at 10:45pm

  6. Very Informative....Sooo tempted to visit soon...

  7. Thanks Simmi and u r alway6s welcome..

  8. really it gaves a good information for us thank s for providing this kind of information for us indirectly u also helped for my project on this flyover.once again thank u sonia