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    Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn builds bridges over Venice

    Life, Published on 08/05/2019

    » Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn created a splash on the sidelines of the Venice Biennale contemporary art fair two years ago with a gigantic sculpture of a child's hands reaching out of the Grand Canal, calling attention to climate change that threatens, among other things, to sink the lagoon city.

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    Australia wrestles with saving the Great Barrier Reef

    Asia focus, Published on 29/10/2018

    » Ask four Australians why the Great Barrier Reef is bleaching, and you'll hear four different answers.

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    Borneo to be wild

    Brunch, Published on 23/09/2018

    » Landing in Kota Kinabalu, we weren't sure what to expect. The name, to most globetrotters, conjures up the sky-piercing Gurung Kinabalu -- a mountain whose conquerable peak of 4,095m entices both novice and serious mountaineers from all over the world. But we weren't here for that. We were here for everything else (that the Malaysian Tourism Board could stuff) in between.

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    Polar wisdom

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 24/04/2017

    » Many people dream of setting foot in Antarctica -- the wintry, isolated locale populated by penguins and seals -- but for someone who has been there twice, like Assoc Prof Suchana Chavanich, the experience is not just fun and games.

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    New discovery

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 29/01/2015

    » The Children's Discovery Museum in Chatuchak district, Bangkok, is worth visits by both children and grown-ups due to fun interactive learning and state-of-the-art presentation. This attraction was reopened on National Children's Day this month after four years. The museum was established under the Learning For Young Creative Minds concept, according to Bangkok's Governor MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra. It has three buildings covering over 7,000m² and outdoor and exhibition spaces covering 3,000m².

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    Harmony in the hills

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 02/10/2014

    » Tucked into a hollow in a range of mountains northeast of Chiang Mai town, the people of Ban Mae Kampong have been living a simple but contented life in the embrace of nature for more than a hundred years.

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    More than teak

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 15/05/2014

    » Nestled in the compound of Wat Devaraj Kunchorn Voraviharn in Dusit district, the Golden Teak Museum stands tall and graceful upon 59 big teak pillars that date back almost 500 years.

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    Poles Apart

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 16/05/2013

    » The spirit of rebirth is almost palpable as you walk the streets and hear the stories of Warsaw. Wiped off the map in the 19th century, reduced to ashes by German planes and panzers in 1939 and consigned to suspended animation during the four decades of repressive Stalinist rule that followed, this metropolis _ and the country of which it is capital _ has endured a succession of traumatic misfortunes that it has somehow survived, integrity intact, to reassert its proud identity in the 21st century.

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    Mountain biking in Nepal's Mustang valley

    Life, Published on 09/05/2013

    » Thailand has some fantastic mountain bike trails and although my wife and I ride often, we know we've barely scratched the surface. Still, about once a year the urge to go and ride someplace else, with different trails, scenery and culture, becomes irresistible.

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    City in a garden

    Life, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 15/11/2012

    » Singapore has done it again. Gardens by the Bay, which recently opened in the Lion City's Marina Bay area, is unique for its size and landscape design.

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