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If you do not have a lot of resources, living in an expensive city will surely be very difficult. It is important that you know the expensive cities so you can prepare how to tackle it. The good news is that the Economist Intelligence Unit recently released its annual survey. The 2015 list of the most expensive cities are already made known.

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It is time that you know it. Here’s the list:

  1. Singapore: For the third year, Singapore remained at the top. Singapore is again the most expensive city having surpassed Zurich, Hong Kong and Geneva. If you remember, we deposed Tokyo way back in 2013.
  2. Zurich: Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and the second most expensive city. The reason behind this is the Swiss franc’s unfastening from the euro.
  3. Hong Kong: Hong Kong is another Asian city and it now sits on the third spot. This is seven places higher than last year’s study. This is because Hong Kong dollar is attached to U.S dollars.
  4. Geneva: Geneva is the 2nd most populous city in Switzerland and the fourth most expensive city. Geneva is the second Swiss city in the top five. Last year, it was on the 7th This is also the doing of Swiss franc’s unfastening from the euro.
  5. Paris: Paris is the only city in the Euro zone that made it to the top ten. Paris dropped from second place (last year) to fifth. The reason is its weak confidence in euro.paris-tour-eiffel-at-night
  6. London: Paris is followed by London as the sixth most expensive city in the world. London was on the 11th spot last year. London is a non-euro zone city.
  7. New York: New York climbed big time. Last year, it was on the 15th The reason behind is the currency gusts.
  8. Copenhagen: Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and it is the 8th most expensive city in the world.
  9. Seoul: Seoul is the last Asian city who made it to the top ten. This goes to show that Korean won is steadfast.
  10. Los Angeles: Los Angeles also climbed from the 19th spot to the 10th Same with New York, the reason is the currency gusts.

2015 was an unstable year for living costs because of declining commodity prices, currency devaluations as well as geopolitical ambiguity. This is according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s bi-annual pricing index. At the end of the list, South Asian cities like India and Pakistan are included. It is also Lusaka, Zambia’s capital that offers the world’s best value for money.

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Nelson Mandela may have left the world physically but his model of fortitude and influence remains. Mandela demonstrated to the world that a nation is possible to be healed and to be one accord if one’s mind is opened and that the essence of forgiveness is sought. nelsonmandela2

Being detained for 30 years, Mandela did not abandon the fight in the struggle against racism. He has held the capability of having the characteristic of a genuine leader and withdrew his personal prejudice. He brought his country’s pride by ending the system of racism of South Africa by not yielding into great outrage and revenge; these made him a true ruler. He said that if he would be given his freedom, he should let go of his contempt and ill will.

If he would not do so, he probably would still be a prisoner. In line with this, he admitted that he was not a martyr. There is a call for liberalism, open-mindedness and sympathy so that it would be realized that not everybody stand the same and that each one has a treasured belief and morals.

It is wrong to say that we all have similar prejudice, that we take control  over other people and be close-minded on others views. That is why the constitutional right to freedom plays a significant role. It is evidence that every human being has reason and should bear others. As the year is going to end, and as people live in different walks of life, everyone should know that the only stable in the world is change.

As political views rise, the past should not be hanged on to for it could only give birth to hatred and vile and would hinder the outcome of development. Mandela believed that a change in oneself would also change others in order to attain a democratic world. As he said, “One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.”

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Ferris wheels, also called observation wheels are famous in theme parks or carnivals these days. Many people are attracted to its height and sight. Did you know that the original Ferris wheel was built by George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr.? It was built to rival and surpass France’s Eiffel Tower. Ferris built it for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The original Ferris wheel was about 80.4 metres or 264 feet tall. It was later demolished. After the Chicago Ferris Wheel, there have been many succeeding Ferris wheels- taller and better.

If in this case you are curious about the tallest Ferris wheels in the world, here’s an idea:

Singapore Flyer

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To date, Singapore flyer is the tallest Ferris wheel in the world. It is about 155 meters or 540 feet tall. It stands more or less 10 stories taller than the London Eye. For 30 minutes, you will experience Singapore’s skyline. Aside from the views and the ride, the admission will allow you to access three levels of restaurants, shopping and Singapore rainforest. You will surely enjoy every minute.

Star of Nanchang

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Star of Nanchang is the second tallest Ferris wheel in the world. The Ferris wheel is China’s pride. It is about 160 meters or 525 feet tall.

London Eye

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London eye is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe. It is lays on the banks of River Thames in London. It is about 135 metres or 443 feet tall.

Suzhou Ferris Wheel

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Suzhou Ferris wheel is another pride of China. It is about 120 metres or 394 feet tall.

Southern Star

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Southern Star is located in Melbourne. Though it is currently non-operational, the fact remains that it is one of the tallest Ferris wheels in the world which is about 120 meters or 394 feet tall.