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The Bund Museum, housing the Bund Signal Tower, was once the tallest building in Asia and 150 years ago people in Shanghai set their clocks by it. At the junction of Huangpu River and Suzhou Creek, it was reopened in March after extensive renovation. In addition to fascinating relics and old photos of life along the Bund, it provides a spectacular view of the waterfront from the top floor.
The renovated exhibition space is highly interactive. Visitors pass a panoramic picture of the Bund in the 1920s and enter the first exhibition on Shanghai's origin and development into the financial center of Asia and major shipping hub.
Exhibitions include a towering sculpture of a ship, recalling the shipping business. A model of a gas lamp is a reminder that Shanghai was the first city in China to be illuminated, and it was along the Bund.
The second section describes the economic reform and opening up policies started in 1988.
LED screens and advanced technologies surround visitors with spectacular views of the Bund and let them touch a screen and travel to the past, the present and the future.