22 Feb 2014

In Oklahoma City, re-imagined landmarks on the menu – Los Angeles Times

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Oklahoma traces its contemporary history to pioneers who populated the prairies. Now, new urban pioneers are repopulating the capital, Oklahoma City, as restaurateurs re-imagine landmark buildings and create new communities around them.

They could hardly have come at a better time: The local economy is booming, and Forbes ranks OKC as the nation’s eighth-fastest-growing city, thanks to thriving oil, gas and wind-power sectors as well as fracking.

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09 Jun 2013

Japanese port city of Nagasaki has long East-West connection – Los Angeles Times

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NAGASAKI, Japan — On my first trip to Nagasaki, just out of college, I knew what most of the world knows: An atomic bomb fell here on Aug. 9, 1945, bringing World War II to a close. It wasn’t until my second visit, more than 20 years later on a guidebook assignment, that I realized how much I had missed.

 

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29 Dec 2012

Singapore’s Pulau Ubin offers a step back in time – Los Angeles Times

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Among Singaporeans of a certain age, the mention of Pulau Ubin conjures nostalgia for the days before their nation’s transformation from a jungle of simple villages, called kampongs, to a forest of high-rises. For Singaporeans born since the 1970s, Pulau Ubin is probably as foreign as it was to this American, who went in search of peace, quiet and, quite literally, another side of Singapore.

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