JTC (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Travel Haiku - China Summer Olympics

Beijing Summer Olympics
city races to recover
past glories

Beijing Summer Olympics
the race to catch up
with the world

Beijing Summer Olympics
everywhere our eyes
soar

Beijing Summer Olympics
city outshines
the athletes

Beijing Summer Olympics
a city waits to stun
the world

Beijing Summer Olympics
a basket of medals
for builders of triumphs

If you haven't been living under a rock, you know that Beijing will host this summer's Olympic games. In preparation for the games, Beijing has concocted some interesting new architecture. The city recently unveiled a new airport terminal, built to resemble a dragon; the National Aquatic Center, called the Watercube, created to look like an enormous cube of bubbly water; and the Beijing National Stadium, the primary site of the 2008 Summer Games, which bears a likeness to a giant woven basket sprouting from the ground.

by john tiong chunghoo

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