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5 Stunning Skyscrapers Taking Shape in Asia

August 7, 2018 Boasting architectural heights of over 500 meters, these supertall buildings are now on the rise. Photo: Grand Rama 9 Tower 1. Grand Rama 9 Tower, Thailand Upon completion in 2021, the 615-meter tall Grand Rama 9 Tower will be nearly twice the height of the MahaNakhon, which is currently the country’s tallest. Designed by Architects 49 Ltd, the estimated $600 million building will be platinum-level LEED certified. It is expected to be…

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Winter Tour: Strolling and Snowshoeing Through Gifu’s Hidden Spots

  One of central Japan’s best kept secrets is Hida-Furukawa, a stop or three (for rapid or local trains) past Takayama station. Hida-Furukawa is a well-preserved old town replete with dark wood and white-washed walls, carp-filled waterways winding along its narrow streets and a riotous spring festival boasting semi-naked men competing in shows of strength and agility, elaborately decorated floats and some of the loudest drums this side of Armageddon. Unlike Takayama, however, its historic…

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Ocean Park Hong Kong’s Biggest Summer Festival

July 10, 2018 Summer Carnimal will feature animal-themed parades, authentic Caribbean and South American cultural shows, and plenty more. Photo: TripZilla If you’re spending summer in Hong Kong, be sure to check out Ocean Park Hong Kong’s Summer Carnimal 2018, the home-grown theme park’s largest festival themed around the hottest of the four temperate seasons. “Carnimal”, a play on the words “carnival” and “animal”, hints at the animal-themed parades that will be featured in this summer…

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Getting Inked In Tokyo: 3 Female-Friendly Tattoo Studios

The Safest Places In The Capital To Get That Kanji Inked Right April 26, 2018 | Lifestyle It’s your body, your choice. But choosing the right place to get inked is your responsibility. Maybe you’re looking to commemorate a loved one, empower yourself with a quote or a Japanese kanji or you just like art and want a piece of it for yourself — there are hundreds of reasons to get a tattoo. It’s your…

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Singapore’s Manhattan is Asia’s Top Bar for the Second Year Running

May 4, 2018 The annual ranking of Asia’s 50 Best Bars was announced at an awards ceremony in Capitol Theatre, Singapore. Photo: Manhattan Singapore looks set to cement its spot as Asia’s cocktail capital, with 12 bars making the cut for the annual ranking of Asia’s 50 Best Bars — one of which secured top spot. Coming in tops is Manhattan bar at The Regent Singapore, which retained its place as Asia’s top bar for the…

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