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kyhยฎ  ๐Ÿ  alor setar ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ ๐Ÿ€ ๐Ÿ…ฅ since nov 8, 2006 ๐Ÿพ couscousโ–ชpupuโ–ชgarlicโ–ชparsley ๐Ÿ“ singapore ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ ๐Ÿ”œ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท

wedding crowd thronged around the statue of islam karimov, who presided over the republic of uzbekistan's leadership from 1991 to 2016 as its first president. the widely revered strongman passed away on sep 2, 2016, exactly a day after the 25th anniversary of his taking office as the president of central asia's most populous republic. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
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memorial complex of islam karimov, uzbekistan's first post-independence leader in his hometown of samarkand. on aug 31, 1991, he declared his country's independence from the crumbling soviet union and made the next day an annual national holiday.

karimov's presidency of 25 years is one of the longest in the world. his administration had been criticized for being heavily authoritarian and repressive due to its multiple crackdowns on religious extremism and political dissidence that resulted in the imprisonment of thousands of civilians as well as scores of deaths of protestors, notably during the 2005 andijan unrest.

despite the severe transgressions of human rights and freedom under his rule, a national personality cult has grown around him since his death, with many locals regarding him as a great leader and national hero. as a foreigner and outsider, am afraid such a glaring paradox could only be fathomed and accepted by the citizens themselves. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ
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lying to the northeast of the registan is the enormous bibi-khanym mosque, possibly the shiniest jewel of all monuments in samarkand during the reign of timur.

once one of the islamic world's largest mosques and still remains the biggest historical mosque in central asia, its main dome rises to 40 m high while its gigantic pishtaq, the entrance portal reaches a height of 35 m. in the middle of the courtyard lies a huge qur'an stand that was crafted from marble blocks.

financed by the spoils of his invasion of india, timur commissioned the mosque's construction to celebrate the victory of his campaign (though a popular legend suggests otherwise and attributes its construction to his beloved wife, nicknamed bibi-khanym in honour of his return). due to the mosque's unprecedented scale and ambitious design, the construction techniques of the time were pushed to the limit, so much so that the dome started crumbling even before it was completed.

unfortunately, the mosque fell into neglect in the centuries that followed and was left to deteriorate at the mercy of the elements. it sustained further damage when an earthquake rocked the city in 1897, where large parts of the building collapsed. the mosque remained largely in ruins throughout much of the 20th century until the soviets began massive restoration and reconstruction works in 1974, a painstaking process that is still ongoing today.
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finally got to try kacang pool, the malay adaptation of the egyptian dish, ful medames. popular in johor and singapore, am glad that my workplace is just a stone's throw from the traditional malay heartland of kampong glam where this hearty veg-friendly dish is easily available. defo coming back for more! ๐Ÿด
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skyline of hcmc. ๐ŸŒ†

on the left is the faint silhouette of landmark 81, which was completed this year and surpassed the bitexco financial tower (right) in height to become the tallest building in vietnam's largest city.

at 10 m taller than the petronas twin towers, landmark 81 is currently the tallest completed building in vietnam and southeast asia. but its regional reign will be short-lived - that title shall be passed to the 492-metre tall exchange 106 in kuala lumpur upon its completion early next year.
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i can never pass up the opportunity to order curry and noodle soup. spice over bland food, soup over fried food any day!

are you a curry and soup person as well? ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ
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