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Top 10 London Attractions

The official London city guide has made a video for the 10 best attractions in the metropolis, including museums, galleries and world heritage sites.

No nature sceneries, and shopping is not recommended lol. Actually, the list is based on official visitor numbers, some places simply don’t have a headcount for that.

Adolfo Farsari vintage Japanese postcards

Photos of Japan in late 19th century, produced by Italian photographer Adolfo Farsari [wiki], who arrived in Japan in 1873 and built a successful commercial photography business. Hat tip to LabaQ [Jp] and Rocketnews [En].

Adolfo Farsari vintage Japanese umbrella maker

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CNN: Who is Kim Jong-un?

A summary about Kim Jong-un, the North Korean supreme leader who took over the reign from his father who passed away in 2011. Coming from CNN I expected the video to be more “aggressive” but it’s simple facts and stories.

There were hopes that the isolated nation would become more liberal at first when Kim Jong-un took over but all that have vanished since; this guy is probably worse than his predecessor when it comes to dictatorship and cruelty.

Singapore is best place to do business

Singapore tops the ease of doing business chart for the ninth consecutive year. The ranking is featured in the Doing Business report, published annually by the World Bank Group which measures regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it.

The top 10 economies with the most business-friendly regulatory environments are Singapore, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Denmark, South Korea, Norway, United States, United Kingdom, Finland and Australia.

My country Malaysia is ranked at 18th, not bad at all. Economic powerhouse China is ranked at 90th.

A Tale of Two Koreas

An infographic by The World Weekly which shows some differences between North Korea and South Korea. The peninsular was divided into two after World War II as a result of the Cold War. They are still in confrontation these days.

North Korea vs South Korea infographic