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Ancient Chinese vase set to fetch more than S$10 million in Hong Kong

 

Are you serious?  This is insane!  A few million dollars for a small ‘ancient’ vase (Read the original article below).  Imagine if you were the winning bidder, and went up on stage to receive the vase, and then you tripped and dropped the vase on the floor. reddit ask  Damn that would suck big time! Ha!

Its like that time I remember there was a hockey event and the team won the championship and the captain of the team who was holding the trophy dropped it on the floor by accident!

What other crazy million dollar bids you seen people snatch up before?  Share your stories below!

A Chinese Guan Vase of the Southern Song Dynasty is shown to the media in Hong Kong on Monday. The rare vase is expected to fetch more than 60 million HKD at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Spring Sales 2015 which will take place on April 7. — PHOTO: AFP HONG KONG (AFP) – A simple Chinese vase made over 800 years ago and unveiled in Hong Kong Monday is expected to fetch HK$60 million (S$10.6 million) […]

Tens of thousands of hopefuls hurl oranges at Hong Kong wishing tree

A family taking pictures of their wishes, which are tied to plastic oranges, in the remote village of Lam Tsuen on Feb 19, 2015. — PHOTO: AFP HONG KONG (AFP) – Carnivals and fireworks are Hong Kong’s trademark Chinese New Year celebrations, but tens of thousands of people also travel to a remote village to hurl oranges at a tree in hopes of making their wishes come true. In a tradition stretching back more than a century, visitors to […]

Strong Quake Kills at Least 175 in Southern China

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BEIJING — A strong earthquake in southern China’s Yunnan province toppled thousands of homes on Sunday, killing at least 175 people and injuring more than 1,400. About 12,000 homes collapsed in Ludian, a densely populated county located around 366 kilometers (277 miles) northeast of Yunnan’s capital, Kunming, China’s official Xinhua News Agency reported. The magnitude-6.1 quake struck at 4:30 p.m. at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles), according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Its epicenter was in Longtoushan […]

20 China travel tips that will make your journey easier

Bookmark these 20 useful traveling tips, will definitely make your trip to China easier and funnier!

 

Hitting the China travel trail doesn’t have to be a struggle if you arm yourself with the right knowledge. Shanghai taxi drivers don’t like small bills, such as 1 yuan or 5 jiao notes. Conversely, in northern and western China, expect market vendors to reject coins outright. You want rice? You gotta say it aloud. Rice is rarely served during a meal in Chinese restaurants, being seen as a cheap way to fill up at the end if needed. […]

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And the world's best airline is...

Here comes the world’s best airline, you might want to mark it down for your next trip.

Lufthansa took 10th place in this year’s World Airline Awards. The airline is known for providing sleek economy seating with ample legroom. Comfortable with stylish fittings, Etihad airways offer business class seating to make you feel at home. The airline took 9th place in this year’s World Airline Awards. South-Korean based Asiana airlines has a five star rating and has maintained sky high standards since its inception 26 years ago. Garuda Indonesia scored eighth place in this year’s awards. […]

 

Coming soon? Standing instead of sitting on planes

Wo… you are saying that we might need to stand throughout the whole flight?!

“How was the flight?” Pretty soon, we may know better than to ask. STORY HIGHLIGHTS New university study calculates value of standing-room-only cabins on planes Vertical seats could lead to 21% increased passenger capacity and 44% lower ticket prices Airlines such as Ryanair have been touting the concept for years While vertical seat designs have been developed, none have yet been approved for commercial transport (CNN) — It’s not some miserable dystopic movie scene about class polarization . The […]

Seems like not a bad idea for short flight, right?

Like and share it if you find this new concept of standing on planes sounds cool!

 

Geisha hunting in Kyoto: 7 things to know before going to Gion

There are 7 things that you need to know about Geisha, let find out more from the post!

Geisha are found throughout Japan, but Kyoto is considered the birthplace of geisha culture. The city’s historic Gion district is probably the most popular place for seeing geisha. Geisha are found throughout Japan, but Kyoto is considered the birthplace of geisha culture. The city’s historic Gion district is probably the most popular place for seeing geisha. There are easy ways to distinguish between maiko (apprentices, pictured) and geisha. A maiko will have decorations such as flowers in her hair; […]

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U.N. report: Our oceans are trashed with plastic

A Chinese boy runs along the trash-strewn beach along the sea coast in Anquan village, which is in Hainan province, in 2011.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Plastic waste in oceans is causing $13 billion of damage to marine ecosystems each year, new reports say
  • Microplastics smaller than 5 millimeters, which are common in consumer goods, are especially dangerous
  • The solution to the problem is increasing recycling and decreasing unneeded use of plastics

Click here to read the full post at edition.cnn.com

Plastic is important in our life, in many aspects, but its’ negative impacts to the environment are huge.

Let’s start using alternatives like recycle bag, to cut down usage on plastic at the same time recycle them. Thanks those who have been practicing that, and more people should join in and do the same.

Let’s go green!!!

things to do in hong kong

There are hundreds of things to do in Hong Kong; it’s an excellent holiday destination with lots of fascinating attractions. The city is known for its long skyline and vibrant city centre.  Hong Kong also has some excellent restaurants and plenty of interesting places to eat. There really is something for everyone. Enjoy a visit to the space museum, sample the street food or spend some time relaxing at the Nan Lian Gardens. You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to activities, so here are some of the top things to do in Hong Kong to help you plan your trip.      Read Full Article →

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