The word was that Singapore was boring. I found this to be the furthest thing from the reality on the ground.
The backpacker myth of Tibet and the reality of the 21st century.
Sure, malls are a ubiquitous, mono-cultural, expensive, and haphazard way to develop an urban area but they serve a vital social function in China that we’d probably miss if it wasn’t there.
An excerpt from Ghost Cities of China has been featured in The New Inquiry.
A collection of articles that I wrote for a print supplement about the Chinese city of Zhengzhou in the South China Morning Post.
Before borders can be opened for trade we need to know where the borders actually are. What will happen to Kashmir as China, India, and Pakistan become more politically and economically intertwined?
A visit to the kampung community that is next to Jakarta’s traditional port. Building houses on stilts is one of the prime architectural designs of human culture and appear all through history all over the world.
A major shift has occurred in China, as blissful ignorance has been replaced by outrage of the country’s air quality.