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Botanical gardens a lifeboat for threatened plants

Lifestyle Sep 26, 2017

Plants are essential for life on Earth. They play a crucial role in regulating the climate, maintaining soil fertility, and the purification of water and air. 

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From yoga to movies: Lisbon embraces rooftop living

Lifestyle Sep 26, 2017

Lisbon's rooftops are being reborn as swanky bars as well as backdrops for yoga classes, movie screenings and pools.

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An ancient Chinese fishing community washes ashore

Lifestyle Sep 25, 2017

Along southern China's snaking rivers, an ancient fishing community that once lived and worked exclusively on the water has been finding its way to land.

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Building bridges

Lifestyle Sep 24, 2017

The restoration of The Royal Press in Melaka and rejuvenation of Art Printing Works in Kuala Lumpur have put both places in the spotlight.

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Trouble's allure

Lifestyle Sep 23, 2017

Not all who wander are lost, according to Singapore’s pioneering luxury boutique hotel, Vagabond.

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Chinese skiers cool off at world’s largest indoor ski park

Lifestyle Sep 20, 2017

It was a hot summer afternoon in Harbin and tourists strolled cobblestone streets with the Chinese city's famous milk popsicles in hand. But indoors, it was perfect weather for skiing.

Move over Disney, Mexico plans Mayan theme park

Lifestyle Sep 19, 2017

The park, dubbed Amikoo — or "friend" in the Mayan language — will have rides and characters based on Mayan mythology.

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Shanghai temple moves 2,000-tonne hall on rails

Lifestyle Sep 19, 2017

The main hall and statues of a century-old Buddhist temple in central Shanghai have been moved 30m on rails to ease crowding at the popular site.

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Japan: the land of a thousand conveniences

Lifestyle Sep 17, 2017

Welcome to Japan, where hospitality and customer service form part of the country’s DNA.

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Transcendental habitation

Lifestyle Sep 09, 2017

Sarawak-born architect Ling Hao makes his mark on the industry, building an everyday world by recalibrating scale and redefining the relationship between the interior and the exterior.