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A ship that’s worth a fortune September 30, 2006

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 This is one ship that’s worth the material it is built on. It is currently being displayed in a museum that houses all of the former Indonesian president Suharto’s gifts and presents that he had received during his time in office.

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All things jade September 30, 2006

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Jakarta has a number of beautiful museums. Among them is this one which houses all of those presents and gifts that the former Indonesian president Suharto received when he was head of state.

This “royal bed” is made totally of jade. A most impressive work of art. Truly a magnificent gift, if ever I saw one.

Blast from the cinematic past September 30, 2006

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A nocturnal foray into the heart of Penang after dark revealed a rare scene somewhere in the back alley of Chulia Street.
Amid some old flats was this ancient projector showing a movie. It has been a long time since I have seen one of these film machines being operated in a public place.

Second-hand book market September 30, 2006

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This is but one section of one of about half a dozen secondhand book stalls up in the Chowrasta complex in Penang.

There are some rare finds among the mountain of books in the stalls which are badly organised. Pity the place is now in a dilapidated condition.

The Chinese art of relaxation September 29, 2006

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“Are you talking to me?” That look on this senior gentleman seems to say as much.

Life’s much more enjoyable and simpler when you are not all prettied up in a tuxedo. Elders like him serve as a reminder for us, the younger set,  that the best things in life are found when dressed in shorts!