The train that will transform Nakhon Ratchasima
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A planned high-speed train from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima will cut travel times from 5 hours to 77 minutes, making Korat a viable travel and living alternative.
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“Depending on the day, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is either the richest or second richest human on Earth. And while he’s trying to figure out how to use some of that money philanthropically, he announced today that construction has begun on the giant clock in the middle of nowhere that he put up $42 million to build. The 10,000 Year Clock is intended as a symbolic reminder that we should consider the long-term impact of our actions.”
“Twenty years after my first visit to the Vietnamese city, would the people I love most love the land I love most?”
“Chinese city sees its heritage buildings as prestigious assets that can attract some of the world’s leading companies, while Hong Kong turns a 19th century police station into a supermarket and lets developers erase heritage.”
After Chinese laborers were denied entry to the United States thanks to racist 19th century immigration policy, many settled in Mexicali. Their food followed.
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Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.
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<blockquote class=“twitter-tweet” data-lang=“en”><p lang=“en” dir=“ltr”>China aims to create another architectural miracle with the creation of a sky corridor stretching 300 meters at a height of 250 meters in Chongqing. Once complete, the curve-shaped corridor will provide a 270 degree view of the city and will feature a 50-meter infinity pool. <a href=“https://t.co/hBn9DBlVD2”>pic.twitter.com/hBn9DBlVD2</a></p>— People's Daily,China (@PDChina) <a href=“https://twitter.com/PDChina/status/966599698256617473?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>February 22, 2018</a></blockquote>
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