|Shang Simla, China is home to people that value discipline, peace, and clarity of mind over all else. While there, adventurers are encouraged to visit the Academy to learn the Martial Arts skill, then head to the Scholar's Garden for introspective meditation. If you're lucky, you may even catch one of Shang Simla's famous fireworks shows!|
|Game||The Sims 3: World Adventures|
Shang Simla is a peaceful community set near a mountainous area of China near the Great Wall. It was founded by a group of monks with an ethos of discipline and Martial Arts. It is full of colorful flora, such as Chinese elms and cherry trees, growing on deep green hills. The town is named after Shang Ri-La and it is based on a mountainous town in Shaanxi or Shanxi, most likely Xi'an, but features the Forbidden City in the middle, which is based on the real Forbidden City in Beijing. This sub-hood features activities and items that compliment Chinese culture and architecture. Shang Simla is the hub for training in the Martial Arts skill introduced in World Adventures. Sims can also explore landmark tombs and hidden tombs throughout this world, there are numerous adventures to be had. There are numerous pre-made families in Shang Simla, although they all unfortunately lack description texts and money. Description text on some objects introduced in World Adventures expand on the lore of Shang Simla, depicting characters such as painter Han Shin.
A trip to Shang Simla costs §1300 for a single Sim and §1000 for each additional Sim, making it the cheapest vacation destination the player's Sims can travel to.
- Sims will bow to each other when greeting, instead of shaking hands.
- Sims who live here all have the inheritable Asian Culture hidden trait. This makes Sims eat with chopsticks.
- Players' Sims can compete in a Shang Simla exclusive Martial Arts competition, calling opponents similar to the ranked chess competition.
- Lots here make liberal use of the new pagoda roof style.
- National dishes include Stir Fry and Egg Rolls, new recipes for the Cooking skill.
- Fireworks. Going to Map Mode after setting one off will enable the player to see the display.
- Bake Fortune Cookies with Fortune Factory Fortune Cookie Maker (§1,900) and read the fortune inside as a Sim eats it. Get moodlets if the fortune is good or bad.
- Martial Arts like the Sheng Hai Training Dummy and the Board Breaker.
- Tomb survival items like the Shower-in-a-Can and dried food.
- Cheap cameras for developing the Photography skill.
- Books that are exclusive to Shang Simla, including Martial Arts skill books.
- The Jade House (Hong family)
- The Orchid House (Shang Simla) (Hua family)
- The Pomegranate House (Kim family)
- The Green Fern House (Louie family)
- The Laurel House (Lu family)
- The Hydrangea House (MinShen household)
- The Bamboo House (Pei family)
- The Rose House (Su family)
- The Lilac House (Wang family)
- The Narcissus House (XioZhi household)
- The Peach Blossom House (Yao family)
- The Citron House (Yat Sen family)
- The Maple Tree House (Yuan family)
Vacation home lots
- Lotus House
- Palace in the Clouds
- Plum Blossom House
- The Thyme House
- West Royal House
- Han's Orchard House
- The Azalea House
- Chrysanthemum House
- The Peony Estate
- The Dragon's Maw
- Dragon Springs
- Halls of the Lost Army
- Resolute Fist Retreat
- The Temple of Heaven
- The Terracotta Army
- Crane Master Martial Arts Park
- East, North, South, and West Towers
- Han's Barn
- Market Caverns
- Dong Huo's Treasure Trove
- Hot Springs Cave
All Sims among these families have the hidden Asian Culture trait. NPCs generated in Shang Simla do not have this trait, instead they have the hidden trait connected to their job (e.g. Pizza Appreciator for Pizza Delivery), and other Sims such as Explorers have no hidden traits at all.
- There are other Asian elements in Shang Simla other than Chinese:
- In The Sims 4: Romantic Garden Stuff, there is a fountain called the "Spitting Flower Fountain" which is said to be inspired by the countryside of Shang Simla.
- In The Sims 4: Movie Hangout Stuff, there is an item called "Lilacs & Lanterns" mentioning Shang Simla, 73 South Shang Simla Hills and Maya Wang. According to the description, Maya Wang was part of Season 4, Episode 1 of Plumbob Pickers. It's unknown whether she played herself, or was portrayed by someone else.