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Swastika in my travels around Asia

22 Feb 2021 1 minute read 0 comments marianomariano68

The symbol of happiness and love, used to this day in most cultures of the world - that is, Swastika.   Olive bowl with traces of the creator's fingerprint       While traveling around the world, mainly in Asia, you can come across t...

Satire: India and China resort to paintball fights as international pressure rises

27 Jan 2021 1 minute read 0 comments SocraticDingo

Photo of Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim India by Tanmay Jain BEIJING — India and China will use nonlethal paintballs instead of live ammunition to settle an ongoing feud over land, announced Zhao Lijian, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign M...

Solana Allocating $5M in Grants for Development in Asia

27 Jan 2021 1 minute read 1 comment Abhimanyu Krishnan

The Solana project is working with Coin98 Ventures to fund development of solutions on the Solana blockchain by setting aside $5 million in grants, according to an announcement made on Jan. 26. The Coin98 Solana Ecosystem Fund will provide $100,000...

Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake Strikes Indonesia

16 Jan 2021 1 minute read 1 comment AverageVancouverite

At about 01:00 local time, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Indonesia's Sulawesi island, toppling buildings, triggering landslides, cutting of power, injuring over 600 people, and killing at least 34 others. According to a report by the United State...

Lab-Grown Chicken Meat Approved for Sale in Singapore

3 Dec 2020 1 minute read 1 comment AverageVancouverite

The Singapore Food Agency has given a United States-based start-up known as "Eat Just" permission to begin selling its lab-grown meat, which will become the world's first regulatory approval for cultured meat. Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer J...

Malaysia Borneo, Bohey Dulang - little-known tourist regions, My trip to Borneo

5 Nov 2020 2 minute read 2 comments marianomariano68

Borneo - Semporna - Bohey Dulang During our stay in Borneo, in the town of Semporna, we decided to go on a day trip to the Bohey Dulang reserve. It is a large volcanic crater surrounded by beautiful islets and coral reefs that few people know about,...

Japan's SBI eSports Team Given the Option to Be Paid in XRP

1 Oct 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Abhimanyu Krishnan

Japan’s SBI group will pay its eSports team in XRP, according to an official announcement made on September 30. The SBI e-Sports team signed a sponsorship contract with SBI VC Trade Co Team members will be given the option of being paid in fiat or X...

My journey through Asia, Borneo - What the monkeys are talking about, Borneo, Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary

28 Sep 2020 2 minute read 1 comment marianomariano68

My trip around Malaysian Borneo could not be complete without visiting monkeys who live in Labuk Bay. The place where they are staying is quite specific, because it is not a reserve and it is not a shelter or a zoo. Located several kilometers from...

Vietnamese Police Seize Over 320,000 Used Condoms

25 Sep 2020 1 minute read 1 comment AverageVancouverite

Vietnamese police spokespeople say that officers raided a warehouse in the southern Binh Duong province and seized over 320,000 used condoms that were reportedly to be illegally resold to unsuspecting customers. Local media reported that several doze...

Oil Tanker on Fire off Sri Lanka Coast

5 Sep 2020 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

A 330 meter-long (1080 foot-long) Panamanian-registered oil tanker called the New Diamond suffered an engine explosion off the eastern coast of Sri Lanka, and is now on fire. The vessel is carrying about 270,000 tonnes of crude oil, and the Sri Lanka...