NEW MERCHANT OF VENICE
IN RESTORED BUILDING
The historic palazzo of Fondaco dei Tedeschi in Venice has been reborn as a luxury shopping destination.
DFS Group, the Hong Kong-based duty-free retailer, has opened a sprawling 6,722 sq m emporium in the Renaissance-era premises, spanning four storeys.
The "lifestyle department store" offers high-end goods from Italian and global brands.
Examples include Valentino, Jimmy Choo, Burberry and Bulgari.
The 800-year-old Fondaco building overlooks the Grand Canal, and used to be a trading centre for merchants.
It has been under restoration for several years before this reopening.
CREATE YOUR OWN KIMCHI
AT ANNUAL FESTIVAL
Fans of kimchi, arguably
South Korea's top staple, will want to turn up at an event dedicated to the fermented vegetable dish.
The annual Gwangju World Kimchi Culture Festival will run from Nov 18 to 22.
It is held at the home of the nation's only kimchi theme park, Gwangju Kimchi Town.
Participants will not only get to learn how to make
their own kimchi, but can
also try out cooking and kimchi-related programmes.
Visitors also have the chance to see a wide assortment of Korean kimchi, as well as similar fermented dishes from around the world.
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GREAT WALL'S MOON GATE OFF-LIMITS AFTER COLLAPSE
An ancient arch door that forms part of the Great Wall
of China is now in ruins
after being damaged by
strong winds in Shanxi province on Monday.
The collapsed section, called Moon Gate, is a
former watchtower built
during the Ming dynasty, about 500 years ago.
During the National Day holiday last week, tourists, who visited the Guangwu Great Wall section, found
the ruins cordoned off.
The Guangwu section is popular as it had retained the original look of the structure.