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RAIN IN LAHORE TURNS ROADS INTO PUDDLES

Filed in Southeast Asia News by on August 10, 2011 0 Comments • views: 1152
RAIN IN LAHORE TURNS ROADS INTO PUDDLES

LAHORE: Constant and heavy rains in Lahore turned the weather pleasant but filled the roads with water Monday. So far, 120 mm of rain has been recorded in Lahore while many areas are facing power failures and severe traffic jam. Many parts of the upper country including Lahore and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) are receiving light and […]

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YOUNG NO LONGER IN MOOD FOR TRADITION

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YOUNG NO LONGER IN MOOD FOR TRADITION

The cheongsam is one of China’s great contributions to world fashion. Local chain Shanghai Tang and star designer Vivienne Tam have long championed the classy dress, having westernised it for a more cosmopolitan market.  Directors Ang Lee and Wong Kar-wai have shown on the silver screen what beauty, when worn by the right actress, the […]

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YU LAN (HUNGRY GHOST) FESTIVAL IN HONG KONG

Filed in Southeast Asia News by on August 10, 2011 0 Comments • views: 2659
YU LAN (HUNGRY GHOST) FESTIVAL IN HONG KONG

The seventh moon in the lunar calendar is when restless spirits are said to roam the earth, and when the believers make efforts to appease the ghosts and ancestors – particularly during the Hungry Ghost Festival itself. In some areas of Hong Kong, visitors can see small roadside fires, where believers burn fake money and […]

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Hong Kong: Wealth gap hits a 30-year high

Filed in Southeast Asia News by on June 19, 2012 0 Comments • views: 2051
Hong Kong: Wealth gap hits a 30-year high

The gap between rich and poor in Hong Kong, as measured on an internationally recognised scale, now stands at its widest in at least three decades, government figures show. The city’s Gini coefficient – a scale from 0 to 1 on which higher scores indicate greater income inequality – has reached 0.537 based on income […]

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