Bekapai City Park at Balikpapan 2
Another view of Bekapai City Park located at the busiest spot in Balikpapan, which is Jalan Sudirman.
You can see the Novotel Hotel at the far right, one of the most popular hotel in Balikpapan
Bekapai City Park located at the busiest spot in Balikpapan, which is Jalan Sudirman. During the nigh...
This is the view of Bandar Balikpapan Central Business District from an unused pier. The building wit...
Bukit Bangkirai is natural tourism area managed by PT. Inhutani I Unit I Balikpapan. This tourist are...
Side view of Samarinda Islamic Center Mosque. The parking area (including basement area) able to acco...
The Main Floor of the mosque. This area can accomodate 20.000 people.
View from the Main Floor to the Ground Floor of the mosque. Function Room (with the capacity of 5000 ...
The gate that separates the Outer Plaza and Inner Plaza.
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.