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Kate Wu

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Locating in Yuen Long District, the northwest of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Wetland Park is a 61-hectare park featuring board walks, mangroves fields, bird hides, flora and fauna found in Hong Kong, and a large indoor education centre. The park was intended as an ecological mitigation area (EMA) to compensate the urban development of this area which was rural villages and fish ponds. Now, it is a showcase of bio-diversity in Hong Kong. BoardwalkMaze Chinese Pond HeronCommon TigerThere are a variety of dragon flies around the lily pond area Bird watching, butterfly garden, and Learning center The park was well designed with various facilities to showcase the bio-diversity of Hong Kong. There are freshwater marsh, ponds, wooden, mangrove boardwalks, bird hides, and butterfly garden. It is a great outdoor classroom to learn about the variety of flora and fauna, and observe the mudskippers, crabs, birds, butterflies and dragonflies up close. Fiddler crabsBird photographers gathered in bird hides to take photosLiving Wetland Gallery features information about wetlands around the world. Find the Origin of Hong Kong Agarwood Hong Kong is a phonetic translation…

In 1972, the 4th King of Bhutan, King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, declared that “Gross National Happiness” is more important than Gross Domestic Product. This concept measures a much broader perspective, including nine domains: Psychological well being Health Education Time use Cultural diversity and resilience Good governance Community vitality Ecological diversity and resilience Living standards While it is not the simple “happiness” commonly known, this Gross National Happiness index does convey a message to the world that Bhutan government cares about the overall wellbeing of the individuals. The High and The Low Bhutan is the world’s greenest country with over 70% of land covered by forest. With around 800,000 population living in 38,394 square kilometers of land, Bhutan’s population density is one of the lowest in the world. Culture & Traditions When it comes to culture, polygamy is probably the most unique one. It is legal for men and women to have multiple wives and husbands at the same time. The 4th King of Bhutan has 4 queens. Isn’t it the dream of most men?! Divorce is acceptable, not a disgraceful…

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