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The Grand Tour III-1: Imperial City...Calcutta (Kolkata)

Calcutta (Kolkata) is the first stop on my third segment of the Grand Tour of the East. The capital of the province of West Bengal, and the cultural capital of Bengalis worldwide, it is a worthy first stop, and quite possibly my favourite city of all on the Grand Tour. 996 more words

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Port Cities: Multicultural Emporiums of Asia, 1500 - 1900

The opening of Port Cities: Multicultural Emporiums of Asia, 1500 – 1900 at the Asian Civilisations Museum was tremendously successful, with more than 300 guests attending and having a whale of a time. 1,420 more words

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A Stroll through Motomachi, Hakodate

Motomachi 元町 is the erstwhile Foreign Settlement in the Treaty Port city in Hakodate. Even today, it contains many examples of well-preserved buildings from the Treaty Port era. 425 more words

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