Monthly Archives: September 2023


Cambodia, a Southeast Asian gem, teems with history, culture, and breathtaking natural beauty. For budget travelers seeking unforgettable adventures without straying too far from Indonesia, Cambodia presents the perfect choice. Just a few hours away, this country offers a plethora of captivating tourist destinations. Here are five places in Cambodia that you should consider visiting. 1. Angkor Wat Angkor Wat stands as a Hindu temple complex and urban city ruins built between the 8th and 14th centuries. Covering approximately 400 square kilometers, it consists of hundreds of temples, and exploring this vast complex takes around 4 hours. To enter the temple, you must cross a long bridge, the sole entrance to the complex. 2. Royal Palace, Phnom Penh Also known as the Royal Palace, it has stood since the 1860s. Its strategic location offers stunning views as it sits near the confluence of the Mekong River and the Tonle Sap…

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australian heatwave

Spring Heatwave in Australia An unusual spring heatwave has raised temperatures in interior South Australia, New South Wales, and Victoria. This weather event is setting records, raising temperatures above September normal. The mercury has hit 34.2°C in Sydney, a spectacular example. This measurement is 12°C above the September typical, indicating a strong heatwave. Bureau of Meteorology meteorologists warn that the steady rise in temperatures is far from ended. In the next days, temperatures may rise to an incredible 16°C above the seasonal normal. The effects of this extended heatwave go beyond pain. Dry and warm temperatures are expected over most of Australia this summer, according to weather experts. These circumstances are connected to the deepening of an El Niño event, which increases the probability of severe weather events in summer. Wildfires and droughts are constant concerns. Uncertainty Over Australia and Atlantic Conversely, Australia and the Atlantic hurricane season is peaking.…

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Air China: Emergency Landing at Changi Airport Due to Engine Fire

Air China: Emergency Landing Air China found itself making an unexpected emergency landing at Changi Airport as one of its engines caught fire. On Sunday evening, September 10th, an Air China flight en route from Chengdu, Sichuan Province, had to make an emergency landing at Singapore’s Changi Airport due to an engine fire. The incident resulted in the closure of Changi Airport’s runway for approximately three hours, causing delays for all incoming and outgoing flights. The Unfolding Situation At 11:05 local time on April 16, Flight CA403, carrying 146 passengers and nine staff members, took off from Tianfu Airport in Chengdu. The aircraft in question was an Air China A320neo, registered as B-305J, as per the flight tracking website During the flight to Changi, the airplane reported the presence of smoke in its forward cargo area and lavatory. At approximately 15:59 local time, the pilot declared an emergency and…

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Debt Dilemma at Country Garden: A Snapshot of China's Vulnerable Developers

Country Garden: Debt Restructuring Country Garden, one of China’s prominent property developers, recently navigated a complex financial ordeal by reaching an agreement with its creditors. In this deal, they extended the maturity period for its domestic debt, totaling a staggering 3.9 billion yuan, approximately $537 million, or a formidable 8.05 trillion Indonesian Rupiah. This move has provided much-needed relief, not only for Country Garden but also for the beleaguered Chinese real estate sector. Country Garden Navigating Uncertainty: Government-Driven Stimulus Measures While this pact may momentarily relieve the company and its stakeholders, the critical question that looms large is whether a series of government-driven stimulus initiatives can promptly rekindle demand, ease the liquidity crisis gripping this sector, and cast aside the pall that hangs over the world’s second-largest economy. Real Estate Sector’s Vulnerability Exposed As Reuters reported on September 4, 2023, the collapse of several major Chinese real estate giants has…

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