Daily Archives: July 30, 2008


A caravanserai (Persian: كاروانسرا kārvānsarā, Turkish kervansaray) was a roadside inn where travelers could rest and recover from the day’s journey. Caravanserais supported the flow of commerce, information, and people across the network of trade routes covering Asia, North Africa, … Continue reading

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South Korea Plans To Raise Its Investment In Alternative Energy Development

South Korea plans to raise its investment in alternative energy development by 60 percent this year to $193 million, the government said, as the resource-hungry nation seeks to diversify its energy sources. It plans to spend 194.4 billion won ($193 … Continue reading

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Village: Basic Unit of Settlement Development

A village is a clustered human settlement or community, larger than a hamlet, but smaller than a town or city. Though generally located in rural areas, the term urban village may be applied to certain urban neighbourhoods, such as the … Continue reading

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Kampong Glam

Kampong Glam is a neighbourhood in Singapore, a city-state in Southeast Asia. It is located north of the Singapore River, in the urban planning areas of Kallang and Rochor. Etymology The area’s name is derived from two Malay words, Kampong, … Continue reading

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