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Paris truffle find hailed as boon for urban gardeners

Lifestyle Jan 10, 2018

This event raises the hope of an undreamt-of windfall for the new wave of urban gardeners colonising gourmets colonising city roofs.


Alpine air at work? Delhi eyes novel ways to battle smog

Lifestyle Jan 09, 2018

From the outside, the Paharpur Business Centre looks like any modern office block. But inside it is a virtual jungle where rooms and corridors are lined with more than 7,000 potted plants and creepers.

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Turkey reopens iconic 'Iron Church' after revamp

Lifestyle Jan 08, 2018

Made out of cast iron, the iconic ornate building has been dubbed the "Iron Church".

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Old Shanghai neighbourhood shivers in winter

Lifestyle Jan 05, 2018

In the city's lower-income neighbourhoods such as Laoximen, people are too poor to pay for electric heaters. 


2018/19 colour inspirations for Asia

Lifestyle Dec 29, 2017

Need some colour inspiration for your home this new year? 

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Crowdfunding saves tumbling down French chateau

Lifestyle Dec 28, 2017

The building has fallen into disrepair with trees and vegetation sprouting out of its roof and windows.

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Berlin's town hall takes techno scene under its wing

Lifestyle Dec 14, 2017

The gathering pace of gentrification in the capital could be "the death of clubs".


A river runs through it

Lifestyle Dec 06, 2017

For acclaimed architect Joost van Grieken, home follows the aquatic path of Bali’s sacred Ayung River.

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India's 'Miami': Putting Mumbai's Art Deco on the map

Lifestyle Dec 05, 2017

The ambitious Art Deco Mumbai project aims to document every single one and educate residents about the buildings' origins to ensure the "style moderne" architectural legacy of India's financial capital is preserved.

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Communist Hanoi gets its first McDonald's

Lifestyle Dec 04, 2017

The restaurant is the first outside of the southern commercial hub Ho Chi Minh City.