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  1. K-pop giants BTS lifted the spirits of their fans worldwide when they appeared on a prime-time special episode of The Late Late Show Starring James Corden via video link from South Korea and performed their 2019 single, Boy With Luv.Other artists appearing on Monday’s special episode, titled “Homefest”, included Billie Eilish and John Legend performing from Los Angeles, Dua Lipa performing from London and Andrea Bocelli performing from Italy.Hosting the show from his garage, Corden encouraged…
  2. What did you do before becoming a chocolatier? “In university I studied international public law and I have a master’s in taxation. My parents wanted me to work in a bank, so I did. But I found it boring. In my work I met entrepreneurs who seemed very joyful compared to us bankers.“I also saw the big transactions of cocoa and thought it’s fine to export cocoa, but not all of it. Two million tonnes of cocoa are exported from the Ivory Coast every year to big companies like Nestlé. It’s absurd…
  3. During the eerie calm that settles just after midnight we spot her. A large, dark shape, flecked white by moonlight, lugs itself from the waves, leaving a wake of two-metre-wide tractor-like tracks. She is fully lit fleetingly by the routine swirl of KwaZulu-Natal’s Sodwana Bay lighthouse: a leatherback turtle, the second-largest reptile species in the world.To find her, it took two hours of scouting the nocturnal shoreline with guide Pete Jacobs, of Ufudu Turtle Tours, in a safari-style 4x4…
  4. Stories of a large rock-face carving of the Buddha on Kangva hill, in Cambodia’s Pursat province, had long been told in the village at the foot of the hill, but no one alive remembered seeing it. Local legends of giant snakes and earth spirits, or neak ta, had largely kept villagers away from the low hills that straddle the border of Pursat and Kampong Chhnang provinces, on the western banks of Tonle Sap lake. That changed last year on the morning of November 27. “Bun Sopheap was scrambling…
  5. Filmmaker Lauren Greenfield was drawn to the Philippines by journalist Bill Mellor’s article about the remote island of Calauit. In the 1970s, Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos ordered 250 indigenous families off the island so they could stock it with zebras, giraffes and other African transplants. Eventually Calauit was overrun by diseased, inbred animals.“They were a symbol of the recklessness and carelessness of wealth and power,” Greenfield tells the Post in a phone interview from her office. …
  6. Patriotism among Hong Kong Chinese has always been a fluid, and periodically vexed, emotional concept. Whether sentiment is outwardly directed towards Britain, China – or countries such as Canada, New Zealand or Australia, where the individual holds citizenship (while conveniently not revoking their Chinese nationality) – or Hong Kong as a vague “city state”, locating just where ultimate loyalty lies has been complex. In British times, exclusion of Chinese from senior participatory bodies,…
  7. It should be one of the most heavily affected countries on earth, sitting in the red zone between South Korea and China. Yet North Korea claims not to have a single case of the coronavirus.While that is unlikely to be true – US intelligence is “fairly certain” there are at least a few, because of a notable lack of military activity in Pyongyang – North Korean factories could start picking up some of the slack for a virus-ridden China and South Korea.Ethically dubious as this sounds, we might…
  8. Rather belatedly, the West is quarantining itself to “flatten the curve” of the corona­virus spread, so for the next month or so billions of people will be looking for things to do at home. Binge-watching television is the easiest way to fill the hours, of course. Lockdown will also lead, one assumes, to more can­oodling and some predict a baby boom nine months from now. Before we all get clucky, I should say that recent empirical evidence out of China, which has experienced the worst of the…
  9. In some cities around the world, timber is making a comeback as a more sustainable, cost-effective construction material of choice – even for high-rise buildings.The 52-metre (170-foot) tall office building at 25 King Street in Brisbane, Australia, designed by architecture firm Bates Smart, was the tallest timber tower of its type when completed in 2018, surpassed last year by the 84.5-metre Mjostarnet in Norway, by architect Voll Arkitekter.One of Asia’s largest, slated for completion in 2021,…
  10. Are you making the best of your travel history? For once, we all have plenty of time on our hands to step back and consider it.Many of us have had incredible experiences abroad and will have the photos – thousands of them – to prove it. But chances are your travel photography files are in a mess, so what better time to sort them out and enjoy reminiscing over your favourite past adventures while you do?1. How to edit your travel photosWe all have too many travel photos. Whether you have got SD…