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Koh Pich (Diamond Island) is one of the major development sites in Phnom Penh. It includes the Elysee project - a Parisian-style residential area.
“It is now common to look back on West Berlin in the last years of the Cold War as a place of complete freedom. But finding a room to rent was just one of the problems you faced in the island-city, writes Paul Hockenos.”
“Sky City, the replica of Paris on the outskirts of Hangzhou, was supposed to be empty. The development had been built in 2006 to house 10,000 people in a community modeled after France’s capital, complete with its own Eiffel Tower, Champs-Élysées, and white Haussmann-style apartments.”
“Facebook was supposed to open up societies like Cambodia. But it’s doing just the opposite — with disastrous consequences for its fragile politics.”
“Chiang Mai is the Digital Nomad Centre of the Universe, and the neighbourhood of Nimman is the capital thereof. In two months of living in Nimman, I explored what makes Nimman the thriving bubble that it is today, for better or worse.”
“How our obsession with electronics transformed southern China.”
“In a rare interview, the much-loved author of Full Tilt and Through Siberia by Accident, now 86, looks back on more than 50 years of pioneering, intrepid travel.”
“Garbage collectors in the Turkish capital have opened a public library made up entirely of books once destined for the landfills.”
Southeast Asia Railways
“Refurbishing of the train track from Aranyaprathet to the border is now completed, but the planned reopening of the rail link between Thailand and Cambodia will not happen soon.”
Hanging out in Cholon, Saigon.
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