Some days you may promise to do the thing you have
been longing to do but then find an excuse to postpone
it. But life is short, so get there and do the things you
want. There are a range of exciting things to do in Shanghai so that you can live your life to the fullest, making
every day, hour, minute and second as breathtaking as it
can be. Yoyo He and Zhang Yang report.
Learn to scuba dive
It's vastly different under the sea and recreational diving allows
participants the chance to see what
it's all about.
Located on Xizang Road N., Magic-city Diving Club provides training
and all the equipment you need to
become a certified diver. All beginners will be trained at a pool on
Zhongyuan Road. The pool's depthranges from 1.5m to 5m.
The club also has a classroom for instructors to teach diving
knowledge. The club boasts a team
of experienced trainers including
a PADI course director and four
Master Scuba Diver Trainers.
The club's aim is to encourage
more people to try diving and
protect the sea.
The Wind Tunnel Flying Experience Center in the Shanghai
International Circuit Tourist area is just plain wild. It offers a state-of-the-art vertical wind tunnel that
provides a safe way for you to experience true human flight. The center
offers flyers a fun environment in
which they can experience a “free
fall,” or the feeling after jumping
from an airplane.
One can learn how to keep their
body under control. Without the
pressure of worrying if your parachute will open and then having to
focus on landing, tunnel flyers can concentrate on learning free fall
skills. With all those other stresses
taken away, the rate of learning for
tunnel flyers is rapid. In addition,
they effectively do the equivalent of
at least 10 skydivings in one session
with fly skills. That would usually
take many days at a drop zone, so
learning in the tunnel really consolidates all the skills.
Take to the sky with Bacon Paragliding
Land. In the outskirts of Shanghai, Bacon
Paragliding Land has quality instructors who
work with people of all ages and skill levels.
They organize trips to nearby areas with
nice scenery that can last for several days.
As long as the weather conditions are
right, you can fly for around 15 minutes per
jump. For those with no experience or who
just want some company up in the air, Bacon
Paragliding Land offers tandem flies, where
you are strapped to an experienced flyer.
For thousands of years, the
Dead Sea has alleviated visitors of
various ailments. After 50 years
of research and technical advancement, floatation therapy has
captured the benefits of the Dead
Sea and evolved its treatment into
a proven science. Floatessence is
the first facility to provide floatation therapy in China.
The water in the float pod
comprises more than 40 percent
Epsom salt. An astounding 99.94
percent of pathogenic organisms
cannot survive salt concentrations
above 10 percent.
Floatation therapy helps alleviate sleep disorders. One hour of
floatation therapy is equivalent to
eight hours of sleep. Floating stimulates our natural metabolism.
Moreover the Epsom salt solution cleanses the body of heavy
metals, boosts circulation and
Bungee jumping is one of
those items on many a bucket
list. Although the city's two
bungee locations are now
closed, you can still try it at Hangzhou Paradise Park,
about a 2.5-hour drive from
Shanghai. The bungee platform is 33 meters.
Race car driver Ma Qinghua
named his own go-kart track,
Q.M. Karting. The city's newest
go-karting center is in the former
Expo site in the Pudong New
Area. It features one large outdoor track and a smaller indoor
one, plus a cafe with a spacious
patio. For safety reasons, the
larger outdoor track is restricted
to licensed drivers. But anyone
meeting the 120-centimeter
height requirement can take a
spin on the indoor track's winding 500 meters of crazy turns