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Michelle Qiao

Michelle Qiao is a columnist of Shanghai Daily. She has initiated the column "history revisited" focusing on historical buildings in the city since 2004 which was well received from the readers and ended up into the book "A Walker's Guide".  Contact her at: michelleqiao@shanghaidaily.com

Tourist center adds spice to Wukang Road

The building at 393 Wukang Road was virtually unknown a decade ago, but it’s a popular stop on the street now. It all started in 2009 when the municipal tourism bureau decided to copy the practice of cities around the world and establish visitor’s centers around Shanghai for World Expo 2010.

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Ferguson Lane revitalizes Wukang Road

The Ferguson Lane project on Wukang Road is about creating a Chinese urban village where people want to spend their leisure time sucking back lattes, shop- ping in trendy boutiques and browsing art in modern galleries. The area comprises five buildings including a 1920s villa as the center- piece.