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Last week, we talked about the development of Dubai, an emirate within the United Arab Emirates, with its ambitious real estate, high rise buildings and airline. With 80% of its population expatriates, this Pearl of the Middle East is also tourist-friendly and caters to an international crowd.
Just over 20 years ago, Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, was a city on its knees. It housed a mere 50,000 souls, mostly rampaging Khmer Rouge. Its finest public buildings, hotels, embassies and office blocks were either occupied by soldiers, their prisoners or by nobody at all.
The Buddhist institution-cum-columbarium project will generate economic and business activities in the area, said the developer of the multi-million-ringgit project.