Asia

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...
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...
Kantubek Russia

Abandoned Anthrax: Vozrozhdeniye Island

The Aral Sea was known as “the Sea of Islands,” and once upon a time this camp – now in the middle of the desert...
New South China Mall

Largest Empty Mall in the World: New South China Mall

Located about 50 miles north of Hong Kong in Dongguan, China, the New South China Mall is the largest abandoned mall in the world...

World’s Largest Aircraft: Antonov An-225 Mriya

Bigger than a Boeing 747 and Airbus A380, longer and heavier than the Hughes H-4 “Spruce Goose”, The Antonov An-225 Mriya is a strategic...