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Expats warn over time bomb Bali

by Ray Clancy on March 5, 2010

Bali is losing its attractiveness and needs to be more sustainable and protect its rainforests and coastline, according to long term expats who say they are watching the island self destruct.

There is growing concern that utilities and infrastructure are not being modernised, that rampant development is spoiling nature and that even cultural life is suffering. [click to continue…]

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Calapan City Guide

November 4, 2008 City Guides

The City of Calapan, or Lungsod ng Calapan, is the capital city of the province of Oriental (Eastern) Mindoro, an island found at the southwestern coast of the island of Luzon in the Philippines.  The province is a component of Region IV-B, or MIMAROPA, which is an acronym for its constituent provinces of Occidental and [...]

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Kuala Lumpur City Guide

August 19, 2008 City Guides

Kuala Lumpur, or fondly referred to as KL, is the capital city of Malaysia.  It is located within the state of Selangor in the central west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur’s metropolitan area is situated within the Klang Vally, which also comprises its suburbs and other neighboring towns and cities in Selangor.  Its name is [...]

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Kota Kinabalu City Guide

August 19, 2008 City Guides

Kota Kinabalu is the capital city of the state of Sabah in east Malaysia.  It is situated in the northwest coast of the island of Borneo on a narrow flatland surrounded by the Crocker Range in the east and the South China Sea in the west.  Kota Kinabalu, or simply KK, is a major commercial and industrial [...]

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Makati City Guide

August 15, 2007 City Guides

Makati City, or just Makati, is the 7th largest city in the Philippines.  It has a total land area of 27.36 km² and a total population of 471,379 as of the 2000 census.  The city of Makati is one of the 16 cities and municipality that make up Metropolitan Manila.   It is situated in the [...]

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Davao City Guide

August 15, 2007 City Guides

Davao is an expansive, bustling city located at the southeastern part of Mindanao, the second largest island in the Philippine archipelago.  It is the largest city in the Philippines in terms of land area with its span of 2,443.61 sq km.  Davao is also considered as the de facto capital of Mindanao, serving as the [...]

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Cebu City Guide

August 15, 2007 City Guides

Cebu City is the capital city of the Cebu province found in the Visayan islands of the Philippines.  Known as the Queen City of the South, it is the Philippine’s second most important metropolitan center, after Metropolitan Manila, as it is the most important business, trade, and industrial center in the Visayas and Mindanao regions.  [...]

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Quezon City Guide

August 15, 2007 City Guides

Quezon City is a large and populous highly urbanized city found in the central region of the island of Luzon in the Philippines.  It is one of the cities that make up the conurbation of Metro Manila, the country’s National Capital Region.  The city lies on a plateau on the northeast of the metropolis, between [...]

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Marikina City Guide

August 15, 2007 City Guides

Marikina City is a highly urbanized industrial city located at the eastern part of the island of Luzon in the Philippines.  It is one of the cities and municipality that comprises the conurbation of Metro Manila, the country’s National Capital Region.  The city sits on the lush Marikina Valley surrounded by the Cordillera and Sierra [...]

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Pasig City Guide

August 15, 2007 City Guides

The city of Pasig is a highly urbanized eastern city found in the island of Luzon in the Philippines.  It was once the capital of the province of Rizal before it became a part of the conurbation of cities that constitute Metro manila, the country’s National Capital Region.  It is surrounded by the cities of [...]

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San Juan City Guide

August 15, 2007 City Guides

San Juan is the youngest and second smallest city to comprise the conurbation of Metro Manila, the Philippine’s National Capital Region.  Its land area of 5.94 sq kms comprises less than 1% of Metro Manila’s total land area.  Due to its small area, the city is typically described as a congested city, allowing for little [...]

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Manila City Guide

August 15, 2007 City Guides

The city of Manila, or lungsod ng Maynila, is the cosmopolitan capital of the Philippines, and one of the cities and municipality that comprises the Metropolitan Manila area.  It lies on the western coast of the island of Luzon, at the confluence of the Pasig River and the Manila Bay where it is surrounded by [...]

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Paranaque City Guide

August 15, 2007 City Guides

The city of Parañaque, or Lungsond ng Parañaque, is a constituent city of Metro Manila, the National Capital Region found on the island of Luzon in the Philippines.  It is located approximately 8 kms south of Manila, the country’s capital; and bordered to the north by Pasay city, Muntinlupa City to the southeast, Las Piñas [...]

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