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Indonesia is home to a species of 12-inch high miniature deer and a mudskipper that climbs trees.


The Borneo rainforest is 130 million years old, making it the oldest rainforest in the world.


Malaysia has built the tallest twin towers ever made—a staggering 88 stories high.


The number one hobby in China is stamp collecting.


The Puerto Princesa Underground River is the 2nd longest subterranean river in the world—stretching 8.2 kilometers on Palawan Island in the Philippines.


The Cambodian flag is the only flag in the world that features a building.

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea has a greater density of languages than any other nation on earth with more than 850 indigenous languages recorded.


In Japan the literacy rate is almost 100 percent.


Singapore has the largest fountain in the world. Made of cast bronze, it cost an estimated USD$6 million in 1997.


In Vancouver, around 1910 the city was paved with wooden bricks. These bricks were replaced with concrete paving around 1926.


Red Bull originated in Thailand and was previously called Red Guar.

Hong Kong

In Hong Kong a bun festival is organized on Cheung Chau Island, between April and May. It is intended to appease the hungry ghosts roaming the island.

South Korea

South Korea spent six years transforming a landfill with waste piles over 90 meters high into the World Cup Park.

2012 Pacific Rim Cover, "Remembering Chinatown." Image of man standing next to bicycle in Chinatown.

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