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Clan Jetty 001

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The Clan Jetties, George Town, Penang, Malaysia, a World Heritage Site.The Clan Jetties are are unique series of Chinese settlements along the Weld Quay. Homes are built on wooden piers jutting out into the Penang Channel. It has been in existence since the 19th century. The residents of the jetties are decedents of the original Chinese immigrants that settled in Penang. Each Jetty reflects the distinct historical and geographical linage of its residents. The are originally eight jetties along the quay, (Chew Jetty, Koay Jetty,Lee Jetty, Lim Jetty, Peng Aun Jetty, Tan Jetty, Yeoh Jetty and the Mixed Clans Jetty).

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Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.
Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.

Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.

I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.

The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.

China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.

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