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Shanghai, China
Customs
| Places to Visit


CURRENCY
- The local currency is the Yuan or RMB., When in China, you will refer to the local currency as RMB and it is best to use the local currency as opposed to American Dollars. You should change your money prior to arriving in China. Exchange rate is approx. 1RMB to 8 USD. If you require more funds, there are ATM's all over Shanghai and most hotels and the major department stores have money changing counters but you must have your passport with you in order to exchange money.

POPULATION
- Officially approximately 17 million plus 3-4 million tourists at any given time, unofficially the total population is closer to 30 million.

SHOPPING LINGO
- MUST KNOW LANGUAGE
(phonetic spelling)

• Hello - Knee How
• Goodbye - Shin gin
• Thank You - Shir Shir
• Yes - shide
• No - bushi
• That's too expensive - Ti grayla
• Can you make it less - pee i edan
• Beautiful - May lee
• That one - na ga
• Okay - ha va
• Business Card - Min Pia