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Do you know the first cosmopolitan of Korea?

Hecho, the author of The Book of Travels to Central Asia and India, Wang O Cheun Chuk Kuk Jeun(往五天竺國傳)

After unifying the three kingdoms in the...

Contributor: Chansoon Park
City: Seoul
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A Biogenesis of Processed Singapore Noodles

for Mary Nazareth

…a case of you,

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Contributor: Kai Chai Yeow
City: Singapore
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A poem written inspired by the Silk Princess, a Chinese wood panel painting from the 7th or 8th century. As the BBC's "A History of the World" describes the artifact:

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Contributor: Siok Tian Heng
City: Singapore
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Between the predisposition to the Absolute, and the red walls of the labyrinth, the paths that lead to the meaning vary. And, whether the letter is a sword, a candlestick, or a wall-- the truth is farther...

Contributor: Naseer Hassan
City: Baghdad
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Saisam trunk, the bride trunk

( a trunk used to be given to newly married brides in Hijaz region)

I once asked my mother about my grandmother special trunk, the one that every bride used to have when...

Contributor: Hanaa Hijazi
City: Jeddah
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The letter was from a friend in Bihar, a nun who had trained with me in medical college. She wrote that a rural hospital there, run by the Sisters of Charity, was urgently in need of a surgeon. Was I interested?...

Contributor: Kavery Nambisan
City: Lonavla
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Wherever I go, I always return. I sometimes don’t want to ever leave. Place is a feeling for me. It is hot air, ferocious rains, and wild beauty, yet there are times when it is all chaos, sadness, injustice and...

Contributor: Ameena Hussein
City: Colombo
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Food stall 1

Old bald man at market yong tau foo* store
stands below his sign:
10 pieces for $4, $2 per bowl, 50 cents rice.

In between serving customers
before the weekend crowd builds...

Contributor: Siok Tian Heng
City: Singapore
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Two young men, one in a bright red t-shirt and the other in a navy blue one, were perched on top of a huge billboard positioned strategically on the roof of a five-storied building. The view was impeccably...

Contributor: Dipti Sherchan
City: Lalitpur District
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The undersecretary was a tall, slim, bald, nice looking old guy who would turn 60 and retire within six months of summoning me to his office. He received me with a grin that turned to a hesitant smile as he said: “...

Contributor: Ahmed Shafie
City: Cairo
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Death, My Funny Valentine
By Yeow Kai Chai (Singapore)

Picture this. A blonde dude decked out in shimmering mail sitting on a stone outcrop. He’s playing a game of chess. His sparring partner? A tall,...

Contributor: Kai Chai Yeow
City: Singapore
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[Concept definition:Religion will hereby be used to refer to Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, while writing refers to creative writing.]

“Catholics should consider boycotting the film "The Da Vinci Code" to...

Contributor: Abdullah Al Wesali
City: Dammam
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