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“Promesing future”
Review of 1933 Old Millfun

1933 Old Millfun
Ranked #41 of 1,319 things to do in Shanghai
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“Promesing future”
Reviewed 7 April 2014 via mobile

This is a very interesting place, still under construcion but you can tell it wil be very trendi (bars and cafes are blooming in here but also some actual offices), if you are near by or like unusual architecture this is a must go

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Shanghai, China
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“Moo...ving experience!”
Reviewed 23 February 2014

A highly unusual location with some interesting shops, a couple of bars and restaurants including the intriguing "Red Star" Russian Restaurant which gives a free vodka shot for every customer and has an amazing 3 layered "Russian Flag" cocktail which is worth trying provided you can handle the sweet Grenadine base layer to finish it.

Slaughterhouse 1 still has some spooky features like iron insets in the walls which latched gates open and closed (and one functioning gate still findable) to funnel,the animals towards their doom. Look for,the funnel shaped entrances that allowed the beasts to enter more easily but once into the various channels there was not turning round and one way only to go !

A remarkable concrete construction with a fascinating design of great interest provided you don't dwell too much in what went inside!

This building has great potential but needs more of its space purposefully utilised to make it a "must not miss" ! ,,,,,,,for those with an interest in functional (macabre) architecture it already has this status!

Views for the rooftop are an interesting juxtaposition of old and new Shanghai.

Visited February 2014
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Winter Park, Florida
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“Very interesting building - architecture only”
Reviewed 29 January 2014

Having read about this building I was curious and went to see it on a trip to Shanghai. I elected not to cab it, but walked from the subway. This lead to some interesting wrong turns where I got a view of some basic, local neighborhoods. The building itself is very interesting due to it's history and the architecture itself. It is worth a visit for the curious and probably a must-see for the architecturally minded. The current tenants of the building are several add agencies, a couple of restaurants and a shop or two. The day I was there the building was very un-crowded. It was pretty much left to me and several other toursts/phtographers and the folks who worked there.

Visited November 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Interesting architecture”
Reviewed 3 January 2014

Well I was drawn to this 'attraction' from the comments by fellow reviewers about its architecture. I think it would depend how easy it is for you to get there as to whether or not it is worth a visit. For us, it was a walk across town which in itself was worth it for what you see on the way. But considering the various angles and ramps which make the Millfun interesting, it is hard not to be constantly aware of its slaughterhouse history which is hypocritical of this meat eater but you will see what I mean if you visit. There were a few interesting shops including a jeweller and home wares and a few cafes but we didn't check out much more than the ground and first floors. But yes, I agree, it's a good place to visit from a photographic perspective but weigh this up with the effort to get there.

Visited December 2013
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“Fascinating and Jardin de Jade restaurant inside was great too”
Reviewed 24 December 2013 via mobile

My family spent several hours walking around this amazing building, taking pictures, looking at shops (not many, but the few were interesting), going across the street to the design building with the cool, red, plexiglass stairway that went up several floors, and then returning to eat at Jardin de Jade on the third floor which had wonderful stir-fried green beens with pork sausage, great pan-dried dumplings, and great spareribs. The hong shao rou (fatty pork) and spring rolls were just okay, and the noodles were mamahuhu (so-so). I highly recommend this as a half-day activity in Shanghai.

Visited December 2013
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