Shanghai is famous for being a word which means kidnapping.
It is also famous for having mainland China's most expensive taxis and whores, lots of bars and many many tall buildings.
The traditional food in Shanghai is oily and sweet, and many people say it tastes like dog shit. Luckily there are many great restaurants featuring food from other places.
Shanghai people are notorious for being rude and Shanghai men also have a reputation for being a bit girly. At a push the average Shanghai guy weighs in at about 48kg which makes it a great place to go for a fight! Watch out though, a recent scrap outside the Guangdi nightclub saw quite a few Western folks outnumbered and running with their tail between their legs. Better luck next time eh!
Shanghai is definitely the most happening city in China at the moment, with an emerging live music scene, lots of parties and concerts and a promising outlook on the property front.
Everyone else: Really, I hear that Taipei is a slurry ridden shit pit for people who can't hack the pace of Shanghai city life...
Moron: Yeah that's right, you've been there?
Everyone else: No fear! I wouldn't touch Taipei with a pointed stick.