Asia

The Island Shaped Like a Battleship: Hashima

Populated from 1887 to 1974, Hashima was originally purchased by Mitsubishi to be run as a coal mining facility. Just off the coast of...
World Discoverer ship wreck

Shipwrecked: World Discoverer Cruise Ship

Hidden in a remote bay of the Solomon Islands, the beached wreck of the German-built Liberian Cruise ship World Discoverer slowly rusts. Built in...

Turkmenistan’s Door to Hell

Turkmenistan is seventy percent desert – the Karakum Desert, to be exact. The nation is divided into five provinces, the second largest being the...
Thames Town China

Thames Town: an English Town in China

You're not far from Shanghai, yet the spire of the Victorian revival church in front of you casts its shadow across a medieval town...

Population Density Nightmare: Kowloon Walled City

Originally built as a Chinese military fort, the Kowloon Walled City became a residential enclave after the New Territories were released to Britain in...
Foxconn apple factory

Foxconn: Depressing Apple Factory

Previously Sometimes Interesting featured Guiyu, the Chinese town tasked with disposing most of the world's electronics. What about the origins of the electronics we...