It was the second time to travel to Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG airport), one of China’s most important air traffic hubs. Our China free & easy tour with high-speed train starts from the city of Shanghai and end at Hangzhou. We did not use the same airport to go back home.
(Above) Machines at the arrival hall before clearing the custom clearance, these machines are new measures to speed up the immigration process. Applicants who submit their information in advance can print forms from machines upon arrival and reduce the waiting time at the border.
Do remember to fill in the arrival card which is a yellow and white piece of paper (above) that every foreigner needs to complete before passing through Chinese immigration. You can ask the cabin crew in the plane to give you the yellow card before you landed, or you can just get the card from the immigration counter.
You will have to fill in the details of:
- Date of birth
- Passport number
- China Visa number if any. Singapore does not need visa for less than 2 weeks.
- Your flight number
- Purpose of visit
Shanghai Pudong international airport operates flights to 250 domestic and international destinations. It is quite a large airport but it is not hard to navigate at all as there are signboards written in Chinese and English everywhere.
Baggage claim area.
Maglev train signboard starting from 7.02 am to Longyang Road. Please refer to blog on the maglev train.
If you are not traveling with Maglev, there are other modes of transport, Metro and coach. Just follow the signboard and walk for about 10 mins to reach Maglev if you are going to the city center, only takes less than 10 mins to arrive at Longyang road (30km) away from the airport.
We arrived at the airport at around 5 am in the morning, after clearance of customs we went straight to look for our morning breakfast. There are so many varieties of choices to choose from. The good thing is the restaurants start operating quite early.
East Dawning 东方既白
We had East Dawning, it is a Yum China’s fusion of the KFC business model with Chinese cuisine. The menu is mainly Chinese cuisine.
Chinese You Tiao (fried dough) was wrapped inside the eggroll. Inside you will find a dark special sauce that tastes salty and sweet.
Mini wonton soup
Rice wrap with pork floss.
Next door is the KFC, we go get coffee there as East Dawning does not serve coffee.