Chinese paintings from Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) of some ancient “beauties” in their daily livings. The artworks were painted on folding screens (184cm x 98cm) and are currently stored in Beijing’s Palace Museum. Image via Xinhuanet [Cn]…
Director Tsui Hark and the main cast of Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame attended its Asian premiere in Beijing last Sunday.
Starring Andy Lau, Li Bingbing, Carina Lau and Tony Leung Ka-Fai etc., Detective Dee is one of the most anticipated Chinese films of the year. Photos from the Beijing press conference, via Xinhuanet [Cn]…
Bangkok is voted by readers of Travel+Leisure magazine as 2010 World’s Best City. The votes were probably cast prior to the demonstrations and riots at the Thai capital earlier this year, but the result is pretty ironic nonetheless.
The Top 10 World’s Best Cities – (1) Bangkok; (2) Chiang Mai, Thailand; (3) Florence, Italy; (4) San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; (5) Rome, Italy; (6) Sydney, Australia; (7) Buenos Aires, Argentina; (8) Oaxaca, Mexico; (9) Barcelona, Spain; (10) New York City, USA.
Top 10 Best Asian Cities – (1) Bangkok; (2) Chiang Mai; (3) Kyoto, Japan; (4) Siem Reap, Cambodia; (5) Udaipur, India; (6) Jaipur, India; (7) Hong Kong, China; (8) Hanoi, Vietnam; (9) Tokyo, Japan; (10) Beijing, China.
Ouch, Kuala Lumpur is not on the list… ain’t surprising though.