Shop selling chinese wedding accessories at Jonker Street, Malacca
This shot was taken in one of the shop selling chinese wedding accessories at Jonker walk.
Jonker street is famous for its antique goods. It is also famous for its carnival-like atmosphere during weekend nights.
Throughout the Jonker Street, antique architecture is preservered and well maintained. Most businesses taken such advantage to reflect chinese culture in the past.
For the Chinese New Year 2012 a huge dragon was hung over Jonker Street in Melaka.
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Taman Mera ( Red Square) in Melaka / Malacca Malaysia
In 1753, 12 years after conquiering Malacca from the Portuguese, the Dutch founded their "Stadthuys" ...
Melaka Melacca Malaysia Taman Mera Stadthuys Nov. 2004
Melaka Red Square Nov. 2004
At the Melaka River. March 2009
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Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.
Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?
China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.
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.
Text by Steve Smith.