Monthly Archives: October 2009

Singapore

History The history of today’s Singapore began when the British bought the island in the 19th century in order to use it as a trading post in the Far East. The town quickly became one of the biggest ports in … Continue reading

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong quick facts Full name: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (中華人民共和國香港特別行政區 in Cantonese — the last character, which looks like a little blueprint, means ‘region’ or ‘area’) Official languages: Cantonese, English Population: 6 … Continue reading

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