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Home ownership has been a cornerstone of public policy in Singapore

Public housing in Singapore⁠ ⁠ Home ownership has been a cornerstone of public policy in Singapore, with the ruling People’s Action Party believing it would ensure social and political stability. ⁠ ⁠ About 90 per cent of city residents are homeowners, in comparison to about 50 per cent in Hong…...

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The “Aqua Luna II ” junk boat passes through Victoria Harbour along the Central skyline

The “Aqua Luna II ” junk boat passes through Victoria Harbour along the Central skyline.⁠ ⁠ Tourist arrivals to Hong Kong in October took the sharpest plunge in a single month since May 2003, when the city was plagued by the severe acute respiratory syndrome.⁠ ⁠ According to the latest…...

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An award-winning set of photographs shows a slice of life aboard China’s slow trains and a side of the country forgotten amid the fanfare over high-speed progress.

An award-winning set of photographs shows a slice of life aboard China’s slow trains and a side of the country forgotten amid the fanfare over high-speed progress.⁠ ⁠ When Qian Haifeng set out to see the country on the cheap, he began photographing his fellow passengers and captured an intimate,…...

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An Indonesian journalist hit in the eye by a rubber bullet whilst covering anti-government protests

Veby Mega Indah, an Indonesian journalist living and working in Hong Kong, was hit in the eye by a rubber bullet whilst covering anti-government protests in September.⁠ ⁠ In an emotional interview with the Post this week, she recalled collapsing into the arms of a journalist behind her, hearing voices…...

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Bomb disposal officers in Hong Kong have defused two home-made devices containing 10kg of high explosives

Bomb disposal officers in Hong Kong have defused two home-made devices containing 10kg of high explosives.⁠ ⁠ They were found on school grounds and designed to kill large numbers of people, police said on Monday.⁠ ⁠ Officers said the bombs were “complete, fully functional and ready to be used” radio-controlled…...

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Zozibini Tunzi, Miss South Africa, was crowned Miss Universe today in Atlanta

“I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like me, with my kind of skin and my kind of hair, was never considered to be beautiful.”⁠ ⁠ Zozibini Tunzi, Miss South Africa, was crowned Miss Universe today in Atlanta. ⁠ ⁠ The 26-year-old finished first ahead of…...

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As night falls in Hong Kong on Sunday, roads on Hong Kong Island are still covered

As night falls in Hong Kong on Sunday, roads on Hong Kong Island are still covered in a sea of protesters.⁠ ⁠ Many turn on the lights on their phones outside Pacific Place in Admiralty. ⁠ ⁠ The head of the rally reached the endpoint, Chater Road in Central, before…...

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Tens of thousands of people are marching in Hong Kong on the eve of the six-month anniversary of the anti-government protests.

Tens of thousands of people are marching in Hong Kong on the eve of the six-month anniversary of the anti-government protests.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ The mass march is starting at Victoria Park and is due to end in Central on Hong Kong Island.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ It is organisers Civil Human Rights Front’s first…...

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Expect adventure, sea views, temples and a meal of seafood in Cheung Chau

The sunset over Shek Kwu, Cheung Chau.⁠ ⁠ It’s the perfect time of year to explore the island, which lies 10km southwest of Hong Kong Island.⁠ ⁠ Expect adventure, sea views, temples and a meal of seafood in Cheung Chau, an oasis of peace and quiet.⁠ ⁠ Read more at…...

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Thailand’s Maya Bay has witnessed a near miraculous recovery in marine life after being wrecked by overtourism

Thailand’s Maya Bay has witnessed a near miraculous recovery in marine life after being wrecked by overtourism.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ The picturesque cove – made famous by Leonardo DiCaprio’s ‘The Beach’ – was packed full of up to 5,000 tourists, every day for some 18 years. The noise of the tourist boat…...

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