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Tropical Luxury by 1davidmcmahon

The splendour of the 19th-century Raffles Hotel, complete with ceiling fans, is reflected in the cover of a historic silver trolley. The trolley, and other silver items of great historic significance and value, were buried by quick-thinking staff in a hotel courtyard just before the Japanese Occupation of Singapore in World War II and retrieved, unblemished, after the Japanese forces surrendered to the Allies in 1945.

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Golden Hong Kong Panorama by Richard-Brew

One of the luckiest collections of sunrise pictures I’ve taken. The cloud kept flowing over the hills behind me until the sun rose and broke-through, turning Kowloon Bay golden and bathing the city in it’s light. The cloud above and forest below provide the perfect frame.

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Cityscape in middle of Bangkok,Thailand by Mingmuang

Cityscape in middle of Bangkok,Thailand

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Water Temple by csillogo11

Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, or Pura Bratan, is a major Shivaite and water temple on Bali, Indonesia. The temple complex is located on the shores of Lake Bratan in the mountains near Bedugul. Water temples serve the entire region in the outflow area; downstream there are many smaller water temples that are specific to each irrigation association (subak).
Built in 1663, this temple is used for offerings ceremony to the Balinese water, lake and river goddess Dewi Danu, due to the importance of Lake Bratan as a main source of irrigation in central Bali. The 11 stories of pelinggih meru dedicated for Shiva and his consort Parvathi. Buddha statue also present inside this temple.
Lake Bratan is known as the Lake of Holy Mountain due to the fertility of this area. Located 1200 m above sea level, it has a cold tropical climate.

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