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Culture old and new in focus

SONGJIANG wants to set itself up as an important hub of calligraphy, ancient culture and filmmaking by 2019, according to a newly released three-year government work plan. Calligraphy Songjiang native

Tan Weiyun

Technology corridor a game-changer

THE district’s campaign to change the slogan “made in Songjiang” to “high-tech Songjiang” is gaining traction with construction of G60 Shanghai Songjiang Science and Tech Corridor. The project runs along

Wing Tan

Housekeeping course turns out its first graduates

THE first graduation class in a domestic service education course recently completed two-and-a-half years of study at the Songjiang branch of Shanghai Open University. The 52 students, ranging in age

A town that will benefit from new technologies

Jiuting Town is planning to become a technology center under the blueprint for the G60 Shanghai Songjiang Science and Tech Corridor that runs along the G60 Highway from Shanghai to Hangzhou. The center

Turning kitchen scraps to washing liquid

SONGJIANG residents can swap 1,500 grams of kitchen waste for a 250-gram fermented product used for washing hands and dishes. The “trash-to-treasure campaign” is aimed at encouraging residents to sort,

Two new primary schools set to open

SONGJIANG is opening two new schools this year, with classes due to start after the summer holidays. Sijing Primary School affiliated to East China Normal University in Sijing Town will comprise eight

Learning which came first: the chicken or egg

At the Taipingyang Poultry Farm, more than 600 children try their hand at drawing on egg shells. The school outing teaches them about farming and especially chickens and how they hatch eggs. Since its opening, the farm has played host to about 5,000 students.

Bus system embraces digital era advantages

SONGJIANG’S bus system is moving into the digital era with the launch of an official WeChat account, electronic bus stop signboards, digital video recorders and a bus monitoring system. “Knowing when

Getting a view of the ‘World at Night’

Shanghai Astronomical Museum is hosting a “World at Night” photo exhibition in honor of Global Astronomy Month. The museum is located at the Sheshan Hill Observatory, which was founded by French Jesuits

University canteens keep a spotless reputation

With 18 canteens in seven universities in Songjiang University Town serving meals to about 100,000 students and teachers a day, food safety is obviously a high priority. A recent inspection of all the

Vintage Shanghai in filmmaking park

SHANGHAI Film Park in Songjiang’s Chedun Town, designed to re-create the scene of 1930s Shanghai, is a studio famous for churning out popular movies and TV series. It’s also a popular tourist attraction. Along

Traditional Chinese medicine proponent

XU Pushan (1835-1910) is celebrated as a traditional Chinese doctor adept at treating fractures and injuries. Born in Jiuting Town in Songjiang District, the young Xu learned martial arts from a monk

Long-time kitchen favorite is easy to prepare

Shanghai natives love their fried rice. It’s a household dish that’s easy to cook and good to eat, with balanced nutrition from meat, rice and greens. In the suburbs, the rice is often cooked with a clay

‘Taking the pulse of the earth’

YUAN Lianfang’s work routine may look boring at first glance, but she finds it fascinating. Working alone at the seismographic observatory based in No. 2 Songjiang High School, she collects data points

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