Andy Lee Chaisiri, actually not from India
Answered Jun 25, 2014
I'm not really sure why, but every Indian man I've met that lives in China has a blonde girlfriend. Those guys also studied in the west (US and Britain) though. So it seems many Indians in China came there after studying in the west, and hang out mostly with western immigrants.
Kirtikumar Sonawane, Software engineer , lived in shanghai for 2 months.
Answered Jan 4, 2016
I lived in Shanghai for 2 months.
Here are few things , I can highlight.
1. Transportation is very suitable here. You will get Bus, Metro, Taxi at cheaper rate.
But you will find heavy rush in peak hours. Avoid Metro in peak hours, or be prepared :)
2. Food : If you are non vegetarian , then you will not have trouble finding food.
Lots of options are available and you will get chance to eat delicious Chinese food (I heard it , but will never get a chance cause I am vegetarian)
3. Cost of living : I realized prices are around 3-4 times costlier than India.
Dairy products are costliest , following fruits and vegetables. meat is comparatively cheaper.
House rents are very high.
4. Shopping : Shanghai is shopping paradise , shopping should not be missed here. Lots of options available, quality wise, and price wise. Few places are must visit.
Qipu lu (Pronounced as "Cheapu lu) : There are many shopping malls , each with about 4-5 stories of shops, all filled with trendy and fashionable made-in-China clothing. You will get thousands of (I can say tens of thousand) densely populated shops stuffed full of cheap and more cheap clothes, shoes, accessories, bags, jackets.
Han City : You will get all the fake stuff here. It does not look like a fake, it is exact replica. For clothing , whichever brand comes into your mind Gucci? D&G? Burberry? everything is available here at amazingly low price. And don't forget to buy leather stuff like purses and jackets. It is of very good quality and cheap.
Caution: Shopping is not simple task here. They will open with huge overrated price first , bargain it to -80% . Be clear what you want. You will find shoppers yelling at you badly. Don't take it personally, take it as fun , take your stand. show them your bargaining skill.