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In addition to being rare works of art, the posters at the Chinese Propaganda Poster Art Collection in Shanghai are very convincing. I'm finding inspiration here. Make America Produce More Grain Again!
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Standing across the street from each other, the Shanghai World Financial Center (left) and Shanghai Tower (right), are the 9th and 2nd (respectively) tallest buildings in the world.
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Living the high life on the top bunk of the luxurious sleeper train to Shanghai. Or is it a prison train? We'll see.
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It's the Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong, which traditionally celebrated the fall harvest. For reasons unknown, it's now celebrated like an EDM festival for children.
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On this night, cool Uncle Justin introduces his niece and nephew to a new friend, Molly. We subsequently meet the Jade Rabbit, who according to Chinese legend, lives on the moon. Wild, wild night.
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A clear night at the comfortingly named Suicide Cliff, overlooking Kowloon Bay and Victoria Harbor.
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Every night, more than 40 skyscrapers on both sides of Victoria Harbor perform a laser light show, called A Symphony of Lights. It's going on here, as you can see from the green laser lights on the very tall building in the background.
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While Hong Kong is an urban jungle, it's surprisingly surrounded by natural beauty. The area has premier hiking accessible by public transportation. This leisurely hike, called Dragon's Back, is considered one of the top urban hikes in Asia.
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Condo high rises fill the Kowloon skyline. With limited space and enormous population, residences in Hong Kong must be built upward. As such, Hong Kong has the most residents living at the 15th floor or higher in the world.
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According to the most recent census, close to half of Hong Kong's 7 million residents live in some form of public housing, such as this complex. This is due to the city's unenviable ranking as the least affordable housing market in the world, by a wide margin.
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The median apartment here costs 18.1 times the median salary. In Sydney, the 2nd ranked city, that number is 12.2. Yet, the difference between HK and Sydney (5.9) is greater than the difference between Sydney and the 10th(!) least affordable city, Bournemouth, England, at 8.9, a difference of 3.3. Incredible.
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Bukit Tabur East on a cloudy day. This hill is part of the Klang Gates Quartz Ridge, the longest quartz ridge in the world. From the top, one has an excellent view of both Kuala Lumpur (not pictured - too cloudy) and the Klang Gates Dam. Solid hike!
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Concubine Lane, Ipoh, Malaysia. Although its history is disputed, the common legend is that this street housed the mistresses of British officers living in Malaysia during the British occupation. The surrounding run down British era buildings are currently undergoing renovations, with hip restaurants, cafes, and shops moving in.
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Perak Temple, one of the many Buddhist temples built into limestone caves in Ipoh, Malaysia. Inside the cave are steps leading to the top of the mountain which offers a nice view of Ipoh and the surrounding highlands.
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1. The entrance to the Baba-Nyonya Heritage Museum in Melaka, Malaysia; 2. Some "Nyonya businesses" in Melaka's old town.
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The Baba-Nyonya people of Melaka, and the city itself, share a culturally dizzying history. The city of Melaka was founded by Malaysians, but, due to its strategic location on the Melaka Strait, was occupied by (in order) the Portuguese, Dutch, British, and Japanese. It was returned to Malaysia after the country achieved independence post WWII.
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The Baba-Nyonya people are the descendants of Chinese immigrants and local Malaysians in Melaka, present through all of Melaka's occupations. The term Baba, a word of Hindu origin, refers to the men, while Nyonya, a word of Portuguese origin, refers to the women. Many of the Baba-Nyonya became wealthy business people who later moved into the Dutch built houses such as the house where the museum is located.
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The Melaka Straits Mosque at a rainy sunset.
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This mosque sits on the Melaka Strait, the waterway separating the Malaysian peninsula and the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Since it connects the Indian and Pacific oceans, the Melaka Strait is the busiest in the world with around 100,000 boats passing through every year.
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Hula dancer statue at Aloha Tower.
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Hula was outlawed in Hawaii for over 50 years, after New England missionaries convinced the then ali'i (Hawaiian royals) that hula was evil. King David Kalakaua, whose penchant for carousing earned him the nickname the Merrie Monarch, revived the hula during his reign. Today, Hawaii's largest hula festival, the Merrie Monarch Festival, is named in his honor.
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Aloha Tower Marketplace, a failed mall, was repurposed into a mixed use dormitory for Hawaii Pacific University. I wager the only reason most locals visit now is for the start of the Great Aloha Run, Hawaii's largest charity run, which spans the 8.1 miles/13km from Aloha Tower to Aloha Stadium. A fun civic event!
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