News tagged with southeast asia

Chinese buy paper iPads for ancestor worship

Paper replicas of Apple's iPad and iPhone are selling like hot cakes in China this year as millions prepare to honour their ancestors in an age-old annual festival that has taken on a modern twist.

dateMar 28, 2012 in Other
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Vietnam store makes Christmas tree from cellphones

(AP) -- Southeast Asia is closer to the equator than the North Pole, but an electronics store in Vietnam is ringing in the holidays with a 15-foot Christmas tree made from more than 2500 unusable cellular ...

dateDec 23, 2011 in Other
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Cambodia opens controversial mega-dam

Energy-starved Cambodia on Wednesday opened the country's largest hydropower dam to date, a multi-million dollar Chinese-funded project that has attracted criticism from environmental groups.

dateDec 07, 2011 in Environment
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Malaysian Buddhists hold apple ritual for Jobs

A Buddhist temple on Malaysia's island resort of Penang has held a religious ritual in which mourners bit an apple to hasten Apple visionary Steve Jobs' reincarnation, a report said Tuesday.

dateOct 18, 2011 in Other
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