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Why don't you have a ride on subway train crossing national border?

Singapore – Malaysia metro agreement signed http://www.metro-report.com/news/news-by-region/asia-pacific-ex-china/single-view/view/singapore-malaysia-metro-agreement-signed.htmlI couldn't imagine that Malaysian Railway in Singapore would e…

Why is that country busy in building tourist's attractions?

Dubai Frame: Emirate's controversial mega structure opens http://edition.cnn.com/style/article/dubai-frame-opening/index.htmlUAE builds attractive structures one after another to shift from its economic dependence on crude oil to on touris…

Why don't you stop using straws?

The last straw: Is time up for this plastic relic? http://edition.cnn.com/2018/01/14/world/plastic-straws-ban-campaigns/index.htmlBasically, straw is not necessary for drinking except for people who need one because of medical reasons. But…

Why is the new metro line meaningful in rail-riched city?

Amsterdam completes Noord-Zuid metro line http://www.metro-report.com/news/projects/single-view/view/amsterdam-completes-noord-zuid-metro-line.htmlAmsterdam has been famous for advanced transportation system. The city has complicated tram …

Travel Diary to Russian city of Vladivostok was completed

Feel free to read it from the URL below. http://special-rapid223.hatenablog.com/entries/2008/03/01#Travel top

Why do they want to overhaul the hotel?

The Fleming: New Hong Kong heritage hotel pays homage to Star Ferry http://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/fleming-hotel-hong-kong/index.htmlI've heard that travellers who used to visit Hong Kong many times would choose cheaper hotels in Sh…

Why does he repeat discriminative statements?

Opinion: Donald Trump is a racist who preys on the powerless http://edition.cnn.com/2018/01/12/opinions/donald-trump-is-a-racist-and-bully-opinion/index.html"Bullying on the weak" is the common phrase we often hear in Japan. It's the word …

Why does expansion of budget Air make airports less punctual

And the world's most punctual airline is... http://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/most-punctual-airports-and-airlines/index.htmlI think that airports which have many destinations by budget Air will be ranked lower. As you know, LCCs has ac…

Why don't you eat spicy food to keep fit?

Surprising factors that may keep you thin http://edition.cnn.com/2018/01/09/health/thin-factors-jampolis/index.htmlWhen I sum up the results, we can say Living near gym Living away from fast food restaurant Eating spicy foods are the most …

Why is it a notable train renewal?

CRRC rolls out Hong Kong metro train http://www.metro-report.com/news/news-by-region/china/single-view/view/crrc-rolls-out-hong-kong-metro-train.htmlWe can say that it's one of the periods for MTR Hong Kong. That's because Kwun Tong Line h…

Why is he suffering from mental disorder?

How Trump can prove he's 'very stable' http://edition.cnn.com/2018/01/07/opinions/trump-mental-health-opinion-obeidallah/index.htmlAt a glance, it's difficult for us to imagine that President Trump has mental issue as far as he seems to le…

List of train pictures in Russian Federation has just been updated

special-rapid223.hatenablog.comPlease click the link above. There are pictures I took in Vladivostok and its vicinity.

Sorry for skipping post

Because of traveling and sickness, I couldn't update my diary. Within a week, I'd like to complete the travel diary to Russia.

Travel Diary on January 4, 2018

Today's purpose is just to go back to Japan. We headed for Vladivostok station to take airport express. DSC_2753 posted by (C)gozami Interior of the airport expressThe train departed. From the train, we could see many locomotives like this…

Travel Diary on January 3, 2018

From the hotel, we walked to funicular station to board cable car. IMG_5167 posted by (C)gozami On our way to Verkhnyaya stationIMG_5174 posted by (C)gozami Statue of IMG_5181 posted by (C)gozami Russky Island BridgeIMG_5187 posted by (C)g…

Travel Diary on January 2, 2018

We got up later than scheduled. Our delayed schedule made us hurry up and forced to take Keisei Skyliner, the rapidest train connecting downtown of Tokyo and Narita International Airport. From Nippori, we boarded it. The train was running …

Happy new year!

I'd like to upload train pictures on the last day of the year 2017. All of the pictures here were taken in Kansai. JR West 225 series (5100s) in Nagai.Sta JR West 287 series(Kuroshio) in Tsurugaoka.Sta Nankai 31000 series in Shin-Imamiya.S…

This is the last post in the year of 2017

Ranging from news to my travel diary, I've posted my diary everyday this year. As far as I can, I'd like to post everyday even in 2018. Have a good year!

Why does it ignore an important airport?

Xiamen Metro opened on December 30, 2017 http://www.urbanrail.net/as/cn/xiamen/xiamen.htmThough Xiamen has more than 5 million people, including suburban cities, it has no metro system before inauguration of this metro. I wonder why there …

Why is it horrible to leave emerge of populism?

10 questions that could keep you up at night in 2018 http://edition.cnn.com/2017/12/27/opinions/10-questions-2018-opinion-ghitis/index.htmlEspecially, the fact that raw populism became so popular around the world in recent years is the big…

Why don't you take new KTX line?

Winter Olympic KTX line inaugurated http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/high-speed/single-view/view/winter-olympic-ktx-line-inaugurated.htmlEast Coast of Korean Peninsula had been isolated from high speed rail networks before inauguration o…

Why is it energy inefficient just to imitate Western architecture?

What traditional buildings can teach architects about sustainability http://edition.cnn.com/style/article/vernacular-architecture-sustainability/index.htmlExplicitly, concrete buildings with wide windows are not suitable for high humidity …

Why was the subway line named in such a way?

Wuhan opens three metro lines in one day http://www.metro-report.com/news/metro/single-view/view/wuhan-opens-three-metro-lines-in-one-day.htmlBasically, subway lines in Mainland China are named as the numbers like Shanghai Metro Line 1. Bu…

Why can we define the most beautiful lady in an easy way?

Is this the world's next top supermodel? http://edition.cnn.com/style/article/models-1-new-faces-exhibition/index.htmlIt's difficult to define the factor that looks beautiful, because it depends on cultural background. For example, in a co…

Why does every bullet train have to run at 300km/h?

Japan says Thai bullet train to cost nearly $13bn https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/Economy/Japan-says-Thai-bullet-train-to-cost-nearly-13bn?utm_source=paid.outbrain.com&utm_campaign=BA%20JPN&utm_medium=referralThe most important th…

Why are they backlashed?

North Korea fan club: "We had lots of hate messages" http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-42368978/north-korea-fan-club-we-had-lots-of-hate-messages?ocid=socialflow_twitterI don't know why they are hated. Even if North Korean political sy…

Why did they change diagram?

Japan's JR group's simultaneous diagram revision in March, 2018 http://dia.seesaa.net/article/20180317_JR_new_timetable_breaking.html(Translation begins) JR East http://www.jreast.co.jp/press/2017/20171213.pdf ・During morning time, throug…

Why electric cars are fuel consuming vehicles?

2018 will be the year of the electric car http://money.cnn.com/2017/12/21/technology/2018-year-of-the-electric-car/index.htmlJudging from energy conversion rate, it's not good to use full type electric cars. Surely, hybrid cars, which rege…

Why don't we have to see Cascade accidents seriously?

Overspeed focus in Amtrak derailment http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/passenger/single-view/view/overspeed-focus-in-amtrak-derailment.htmlIt's so serious accident, if it is truly caused by different signalling system between PTC and CTC.…