The rebirth of Ipoh Old Town
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The Old Town of Ipoh in Malaysia has now become popular tourist destination for its heritage architecture and food and cafe scene.
“When adventurers crave "untouched” places and “authentic” peoples, it’s the locals who ultimately pay.“
“The best saffron in the world is grown in Kashmir, but climate change and regional violence is driving away its next generation of farmers.”
“We had visas and letters of introduction and were quickly ushered towards the diplomatic booth, the guard look at the ink smudged pages of my passport with a bemused smirk and called to his colleague for guidance, the advice was simple, just stamp them in. He did and we were. As frontiers go Basra international…”
“There’s no doubt that Atlantic City is going under. The only question left is: Can an entire city donate its body to science?”
“Fintan Magee and Guido van Helten were invited to Tehran to celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations between Australia and Iran.”
“Meet JFK’s first on-airport hotel—complete with midcentury modern guest rooms, a 10,000-square-foot rooftop deck with pool, and a Jean-Georges restaurant.”
“Western Australian wheat farmer Leonard Casley described as a man who ‘lived three lifetimes’”
“Fan Ho was a legendary photographer, best known for capturing the beauty and spirit of old Hong Kong in his black and white photos. …”