Night markets roar back in financial hub

By He Wei in Shanghai | China Daily | Updated:Jun 28, 2020


Shanghai's famous Jinjiang Amusement Park opens at night for visitors on June 6. [Photo by Chen Yuyu/For China Daily]

Spread over 40 stands, the nightlife marketplace has drawn in internet celebrity brands like Machi Machi, which got featured in a music TV by popular singer Jay Chow.

"The nightlife market itself is the best reflection of the city vibe," said Lin Ziying, a 33-year-old who works at a securities firm in Shanghai.

She has been to three late night fairs in a row since early June, saying the event serves as "such a relief after being confined indoors for months".

A celebration party at Sinan Mansions in downtown Shanghai comprised a host of bars and cafes in historical architecture establishments.

A total of 12 major night markets have made their appearance across the city, including the Yu Garden commercial arcade, the plaza at the Bund Finance Center, and Daxue Road near Fudan University.

The venue of the China International Import Expo was also turned into a market where companies sold imported products that were featured at the expo. They included masks from South Korea, dairy products from New Zealand and Spanish wines.

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