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Life behind bars gets new twist in empty Dutch prisons

Voices echo around the magnificent, luminous dome of Breda prison, breaking the silence of the 130-year-old building, now empty of inmates like dozens of others in The Netherlands.


Colorful and whimsical

The 1-acre themed attraction boasts the country's first 20-meter tall double-store Slanting House and three other whimsical structures.


Growing chorus denounces sexist Silicon Valley culture

A growing chorus of voices denouncing sexist culture is echoing through male-dominated Silicon Valley, knocking a number of internet industry executives from their perches.


Made in Myanmar: designers put ethical twist on local fashion

With Myanmar emerging as a manufacturing hub for mass-produced clothes, a crop of young designers are using home-grown fashion to preserve the country's sartorial heritage and reshape the sweatshop model.


Firing up a piece of Ipoh's history

Wood firing ceramic art is fast becoming a sunset industry in this once ceramic capital of Malaysia.


Need a ball or umbrella? In China there's a sharing app for that

Basketballs, electric scooters and rainbow-coloured umbrellas -- nothing seems out of bounds in China's booming "sharing economy".


Hunchback's dream: returning Paris's Notre Dame to glory

Victor Hugo would be appalled to see the ravages inflicted by time, pollution and weather on his beloved Notre Dame, the soaring cathedral that adorns the heart of Paris.


Penang's "Little Jiuzhaigou"

The pristine blue lakes of varying sizes there were said to be formed by rainwater filling up dozens of holes left behind by earlier quarrying activities.


A refreshing alternative

Hikers have found a new trail on the other side of Gunung Pulai, where the pristine blue lake has gained increasing popularity thanks to the social media.


A sleepy town steeped in history

"The town is dead after nine."


 

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