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C4鈥?Jing鈥檃n Tuesday 30 January 2018鈥?Shanghai Daily 1 3 Jiangchang River 1 Sihang Warehouse Battle Memorial Moments 3 of January Moller Villa 1. Beautifying the banks 3. Landmark buildings listed Jiangchang River, cleaned in 2014, Dongjiaojing River 4 is now undergoing beautification on its 2 5 Three historical buildings in Jing鈥檃n banks. were added to the city鈥檚 listing of 20th century Chinese architectural heritage In the past four months, walking path- this month. ways were built and riverside platforms added. They are the Sihang Warehouse Battle Memorial, the Paramount ballroom and Water plants like the purple Siberian the Moller Villa. iris, green rough horsetail and colorful iris were planted to thrive in the river. The battle memorial along Suzhou Dozens of plants cover the riverbanks, Creek was originally built as a storage including cassia trees, starry-like gypso- facility for banks, but Japanese invad- phila and white camellias. ers requisitioned it as their military headquarters during their occupation Last year, the government removed of Shanghai in World War II. Numerous illegal structures along the riverfront of bullet holes in the fa莽ade of the building the whole district. A greenbelt is being were retained during renovation. built along the Dongjiaojing River. It contains underground equipment de- The Scandinavian-style Moller Villa, signed to store and purify rainwater. completed in 1936, harks to a castle out Above ground, the parkland has become of Hans Christian Andersen鈥檚 fairy tales. a popular site with local residents. Featuring multicolored tiled Gothic and Tudor steeples, gables and spires, it was 2. Museum first in Shanghai 2 a gift from British businessman Eric Moller to his daughter. Family treasures and collections are on show at the city鈥檚 first lilong, or neigh- The legendary Paramount ballroom is borhood lane, museum, which opened famous as the site where Charlie Chaplin this month in Jing鈥檃n. once danced, 鈥済olden voice鈥?Zhou Xuan once crooned and movie queen Hu Die Xiwang Garden Lane Museum is tucked famously got engaged. away in the century-old Xiwang residen- tial compound on Fengxian Road. 4. Street-side assistance Xiwang is a typical old-style Shanghai Anything can happen on the streets. It lane neighborhood, where Chinese and can suddenly start to rain when you have Western influences co-mingle. It houses left home without an umbrella. A food 12 Queen Anne-style buildings located delivery man may discover his mobile on interconnecting lanes. phone battery is dead. The history is related on information The Linfen Road Community has come boards and in old photos in the museum. to the rescue. Its commercial commis- Residents loaned some of the fam- sion built a public services pavilion at ily treasures to the museum, including the intersection of Linfen and Pingshun Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) waist drums roads, providing free services from rent- and toys from the 1930s. als to charging gadgets and drinking water. It also helps disabled people to sell handicrafts they make. 5. New 鈥榖ig data鈥?blood An Amazon Web Services鈥?subsidiary announced this month that it will build the Shanghai-Amazon AWS United In- novation Center in Jing鈥檃n鈥檚 Shibei High Technology Park, which hosts Shanghai鈥檚 big data center and is a centerpiece of the 鈥渟mart city鈥?project. Officials said the site will include an exhibition center and facilities to foster professional development in big data and international incubators.