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Ye Shanghai, A Pearl in the East – Part 3: Suzhou and Sha Jia Bang Hairy Crab

Suzhou

From Shanghai, we travelled to Suzhou, a city which is located in the Northeast of Jiangsu Province.  

Sha Jia Bang’s Hairy Crab

Suzhou Hairy crab deeniseglitz

For lunch, we had a seafood frenzy where we tried Sha Jia Bang’s hairy crabs!  

Suzhou Sha Jia Bang Hairy crab deeniseglitz

I don’t consider myself a seafood lover and I don’t know how to de-shell a crab. The waitress saw my fumbling hands and decided to help me dissect the crab with her bare hands. Well, I wonder if her fingers were germ-free…  

The locals over there like to dip the crab meat in vinegar, which perhaps to cancel out that fishy taste.  

ShaJiaBang – a large ecological wetland in Jiangnan

Sha jia Bang suzhou china

It’s dark,gloomy and slightly misty. It’s way too cold here. I remembered that my toes almost went numb.

When we reached there, we were told to watch a performance first before exploring the town. A performing act titled, ” Let The Bullets Fly” at Ancient town.

Sha jia Bang suzhou china

Wang Shi Yuan (Master of Nets Garden )

One of Suzhou’s classical gardens listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Sha jia Bang suzhou china wang shi yuan deeniseglitz

Intricate carvings 

suzhou china wang shi yuan deeniseglitz

How on earth did the Chinese do that? Be marvelled by how much details and thoughts are placed into building this classical garden.

suzhou china wang shi yuan deeniseglitz

Take a stroll in the garden, walk along the contours of the pond, as you reflect upon thyself.  

suzhou china suzhou industrial park restaurant deeniseglitz

Dinner at a restaurant in China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park This Industrial Park has seems somewhat similar city layout as Singapore. According to the guide, this industrial park has been prospering after the Singapore stakeholders left. What a pity!

One of my favourite Chinese dishes-Sweet and sour crispy fish.

suzhou china suzhou industrial park restaurant deeniseglitz

suzhou china suzhou industrial park restaurant deeniseglitz
suzhou china suzhou industrial park restaurant deeniseglitz

上车睡觉,下车尿尿。玩了,吃了,我们现在回去睡个饱觉。

Head up to the bus to sleep and board off the bus to make a trip to the toilet. After playing and eating, we head back to have a good sleep. That’s life on the tour bus.

Read my previous Shanghai travel posts here!

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