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buying drinking water

Hi,

Is it safe to drink tap water in Shanghai? Are there any convenience stores as soon as you exit from the Century station to purchase water?

Thank you.

Sherbrooke, Canada
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1. Re: buying drinking water

It is recommended not to drink the tap water. You will find bottled water on sale absolutely everywhere.

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2. Re: buying drinking water

Some hotels in Shanghai have a separate tap for drinking water. It explicitly states that you can drink it.

Shanghai, China
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3. Re: buying drinking water

No need for "Evian" or "Perrier". Buy "Nongfu Spring" (bottle with a red cap) or "Nestle". 0,5 l for 1-2 RMB in the many mini-marts.

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4. Re: buying drinking water

many convenience stores like Alldays,Lawson etc etc all over Shanghai and also drinks vending machines in metros as well.

Just like in most other countries not advisable to drink unboiled tap water.

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5. Re: buying drinking water

@bennystar - "...Just like in most other countries not advisable to drink unboiled tap water..." - you need to travel more!

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6. Re: buying drinking water

Almost all 4 star tourist hotels will supply free drinking water (at least 2 bottles per room). 3 star & lower are more likely to supply a kettle only.

Shanghai, China
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7. Re: buying drinking water

what i mean is most asian countries not the developed countries.

Sherbrooke, Canada
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8. Re: buying drinking water

Yeah. I never had water in a bottle until I visited Asia the first time years ago.

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9. Re: buying drinking water

save for most developed countries in europe most asian countiries except for australia that i had travelled to have notices about the safety of drinking unboiled tap water.Een in Singapore whichis generally well known for its cleanliness i do not drink the tap water.

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10. Re: buying drinking water

forgot to mention that most parts of the world are still developing or underdeveloped,and China is still a developing country still a long way to go,water pollution is still a menace esp in the remote areas .Shanghai is considered quite acceptble but still better be cautious.

I was in VN and Madras and the water flowed out was rust coloured!!