Shaw has decided to add a few new routes to Flocations. Some of these are definteily a bit off the beaten path so bear with me:
1. Yangon, Myanmar accessible from Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok
Storm is coming -Yangon, Burma by Jason Wang
The city is an amalgamation of British, Burmese, Chinese and Indian influences, and is known for its colonial architecture, which although decaying, remains an almost unique example of a 19th-century British colonial capital. New high-rise buildings were constructed from the 1990s as the government began to allow private investment. However, Yangon continues to be a city of the past, as seen by its longyi-wearing pedestrians, its street vendors and its pungent smells.
2. Kochi, India, accessible from Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok
Pristine Island, Kerala by Anoop Negi
A city born in storm, nurtured in rivalry and established as battling ground for European empires. This phrase makes prefect understanding of Kochi which was formed as an ancient port city after the Great Floods of the Periyar River in 1341. With partitioning of Chera Kerala empire in 14th century, this region came under control of a new dynasty, rivaled by other local feudal lords. With the advent of colonization, Kochi became the first major battle grounds of almost all European powers. However, least it made an impact over the fortunes of this city.