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  • Airport immigration procedures surge

    Jun 17, 2018 | 19:28 pm

    The Immigration Bureau (IB) saw the number of immigration clearance service procedures rise to 41.9 million or a 31.33% increase in the first half of this year.

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  • Paris open-air booksellers seek Unesco status

    Jun 15, 2018 | 14:45 pm

    PARIS: After baguettes and bistros, second-hand booksellers along the banks of the Seine River in Paris are pushing to be recognised as one of the world's cultural treasures on Unesco's list of "intangible heritage".

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  • Paris puts final touches to Eiffel Tower anti-terror walls

    Jun 14, 2018 | 13:45 pm

    PARIS: Paris is set to unveil thick bulletproof glass walls and metal fences around the Eiffel Tower, designed to protect France's most famous monument from terrorist attacks.

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  • Rediscovering Phrae

    Jun 13, 2018 | 17:00 pm

    More than a decade-and-a-half before the northern railway reached Chiang Mai in 1926, the villagers of Ban Mae Phuak in what is now Den Chai district of Phrae province already had their own train station. A century later, this small station, which is less than 6km from the larger one in Den Chai town, was degraded to a "train stop". Unstaffed and unmaintained, the twin two-storey teak architecture...

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  • Night tours draw tourists to Tokyo's buzzing district

    Jun 13, 2018 | 17:00 pm

    Already known for its boutiques, bars, restaurants and that famous "scramble crossing," Shibuya's appeal as a destination for foreign visitors is being given a further boost by its local tourist association, which has begun tours to introduce the area's nightlife -- from backstreet izakaya pubs to the "love hotel" quarter.

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