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Old Posted May 14, 2007, 4:42 PM
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Originally Posted by ryanE View Post
Its on Middle (Central) Yang Gao Rd. Its a fairly major road that runs close to the Science Museum (metro station) and somewhat close to Century Park. My knowledge of that part of Pudong is pretty fuzzy, but based on the address of the school, id think its at least a 15-20 min walk to the metro station. Everything in Pudong is pretty far apart.

Have you decided where you will live yet?

I wouldnt highly recommend living out in Pudong, even if you work there. Unless you have a family and are living in a villa, nothing happens out in Pudong. Id very much recommend you get a place in Puxi along the Line 2 Metro. Zhongsan Park offers quite a few affordable options in a very good location and you will find quite a few other english teachers/students in the area. Same goes for Jiangsu. If you have a bit more money, want to be a bit closer to pudong and are more into living in an expat setting, The areas around Jing An and Nanjing Xi stations are nice too.
Thanks for the reply. I don't mind a 15 minute walk to the Metro - when I was staying with my friend in Shanghai on vacation she lived about the same distance from a metro station, so it's no big deal to me.

The school provides an on-campus apartment, so I'll be living right at the school. I know Pudong isn't exactly lively, but it's only 2 or 3 stops up on Metro Line 2 to get into Puxi, so that doesn't bother me too much.
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