Hong Kong Links

Hong Kong Flag What would locals like others know about Hong Kong? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesHow Hong Kong cleaned up its toxic harbourAbandoned Hong Kong Hotels Go Into Survival Mode as Virus Fallout SpreadsHong Kong’s Protest Movement and the Fight for the City’s Soul – New Yorkerhttps://www.politico.com/news/2019/11/24/hong-kong-elections-china-disaffection-073456https://www.dezeen.com/2017/07/21/video-wending-fanrong-hong-kong-drone-movie-footage-mariana-bisti-high-rise-buildingsClosing time How Hong …

Bangkok = Krung Thep

Photo: Nik Cyclist, Before Labor Day (Some rights reserved) Bangkok is the capital city of and largest urban area in Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or simply Krung Thep, meaning “city of angels.” Google Maps CelebrationThe 240th Anniversary Of The Foundation Of Rattanakosin HeadlinesIconic Bangkok station Hua Lamphong reaches …

Chinese

Poster Spotlight on the Chinese language Wikipedia: Chinese is a group of language varieties that form the Sinitic branch of the Sino-Tibetan languages, spoken by the ethnic Han Chinese majority and many minority ethnic groups in Greater China. About 1.3 billion people (or approximately 16% of the world’s population) speak a variety of Chinese as …

Pakistan Links

Pakistan flag What would locals like others know about Pakistan? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesPakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan ousted in no-confidence voteDiary of a Pakistani schoolgirlPakistan’s beloved ‘poor man’s burger – BBC JacobabadWikipedia World Environment DayPakistan ramps up Protected Areas FlickrShams the Guide Flickr GroupsTowards PakistanPakistan Photographers پاکستانی فوٹو گرافرزAbout …

Pakistan

Photo: Water Alternatives, Batura Glacier (Some rights reserved) Pakistan is bordered by the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south, and is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, India in the east and China in the far northeast. The capital is Islamabad. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/wzEDreKiKbWgDz6x9 Photos Planeta.com

Singapore

Photo: Mark Pegrum, Durians (Some rights reserved) Singapore is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north, and from Indonesia’s Riau Islands by the Singapore Strait to its south. Singapore’s territory consists of one main island along with 62 other islets. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/DJjmkmWdQEepPG6t7 Planeta.com

Singapore Links

Singapore Flag What would locals like others know about Singapore? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesSingapore street food added to Unesco heritage list – GuardianChangi airport, world’s best, warns of ‘daunting’ future in raging pandemicSingapore’s Mandai eco-resort: Paving paradise to put up an eco-resortIs this the worst tourism ad of all time? …

Iran

Photo: Hamed Saber, Kariz (Some rights reserved) Iran is bordered on the north by Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Turkmenistan. As Iran on the Caspian Sea, Kazakhstan, and Russia are also Iran’s direct neighbors to the north. Iran is bordered on the east by Afghanistan, and Pakistan, on the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf …