WHAT do Beirut, Kuala Lumpur and La Paz have in common?
They are among the winners of a new global campaign to find the seven most incredible cities in the world.
The New7Wonders Cities was created by Swiss-born filmmaker and explorer Bernard Weber, who has been on the hunt for the best new spots across the globe for years.
More than 100 million votes flooded in back in 2007 when he asked the world which seven wonders were the greatest. The Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China were among the winners.
Then, in 2011, he did it all again, this time searching for natural wonders. Winners included Jeju Island in South Korea and the Amazon.
The latest list may be surprising to many, but Weber says it showcases the diversity of the planet.
“We began with more than 1200 nominees from 220 different countries and here have seven cities that represent the global diversity of urban society,” Mr Weber said. “For the first time in human history, more than half of our planet’s population lives in cities and this election emphasises the dramatically challenging character of our changing world.”
The digital domain is creeping off our desktops and onto our bodies, from music players that match your tunes to your heart beat, to mood sweaters that change color depending on your emotional state – blue for calm, red for angry.
There are vacuum shoes that clean the floor while you walk and fitness bracelets, anklets and necklaces to track your calorie burning.
Mozilla, the non-profit foundation behind the popular Firefox web browser, is getting into phones. But it’s not stopping at web browsers — it’s launching an entire phone operating system.
The Mountain View, California-based foundation said on Sunday that phones running Firefox OS will appear this US summer (June onwards), starting in Brazil, Colombia, Hungary, Mexico, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Spain and Venezuela.
Garden Of Dreams – Singapore’s new icon Garden by the Bay promises a multi-sensory experience for visitors- from lush greenery and floral displays to choice F & B options.
Singapore is akin to a city within a garden, where rich greenery co-exists perfectly with a myriad of world class attractions. Its burgeoning Marina bay precinct, home to the Esplanade-Theaters on the Bay, Marina Bays Sands and the Singapore Flyer, has a new iconic green attractions to add to the experience.
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