ASIA

From the mountains of the Himalaya to the Archipelagos in the Pacific, Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent.

Come and see the colourful Kaleidoscope of cultures and people, hear the noisy sound of an rising continent, a continent unique for the variety of living standards, languages, architecture, smells and vital religions.

BANGLADESH

DHAKA / Shakharibazar

Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh, located in central Bangladesh, on the eastern banks of the Buriganga River. Modern Dhaka is the center of political, cultural and economic life in Bangladesh. Stroll with our camera through the Shakharibazar road in the oldest part of the city. The street, lined with 3meter narrow and 26meter long houses, is dominated by the Hindu community. Smell the life of an busy evening on the bazaar. (10/2008)

DHAKA / Rickshawtour

Dhaka is a Mega city and one of the major cities of South Asia. Dhaka, along with its metropolitan area, has a population of over 12 million, making it the largest city in Bangladesh. Cycle rickshaws and auto rickshaws are the main mode of transport for the inhabitants. Jump on a Rickshaw and drive through the night of this intense city. Don't be afraid, your driver will bring you smooth through all the horrors of traffic, ringing the bell constantly. (10/2008)

CHINA

BEIJING

Beijing is the capital of China and its third largest city. The walk starts with a tube ride, passes the biggest Square in the world, the Tian'anmen Square, goes southwards into the small old Quarters and alleys (Hutongs), which are now rapidly disappearing, as many of them where leveled and replaced with high-rise buildings. (05/2007)

SHANGHAI 1

Shanghai, on the banks of the Yangtze River Delta, is one of the largest cities of China and the seventh largest in the world. It is the centre of finance and trade in mainland China.

The cam paces around the streets of Hongqiao in the west bank of the Huangpu River. Finally the walk reaches the famous Bund, with old colonial buildings on the west and views over the skyline of the new business district Pudong on the east. (05/2006)

SHANGHAI 2

As in many other areas in China, Shanghai is undergoing a building boom. In recent years, a large number of high, sometimes eccentric skyscrapers have sprung up.

The walk starts with a view over the People's Square precinct, where you see notable examples of contemporary architecture. Then you go on a binged on Shanghais most famous shopping street, the shiny Nanjing Road and in its surprisingly simple side streets. (05/2007)

SHANGHAI 3

In the late 1930s it was often called "sin city", a place notorious for it's Gangsters, casinos and brothels.

The walk shows this area in the former foreign concessions on Puxi today. The Bund contains a rich collection of early 20th century architecture, from neo-classical HSBC Building to the art deco Sassoon House. Opposite the River you see Pudong and its distinctive Skyline with Oriental Pearl Tower and Jin Mao Tower. (05/2007)

HONG KONG

Hong Kong - City

Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China and a former British Crown colony until 1997. Hong Kong is -beside Singapore- one of the international financial centres in Asia and one of the densely populated areas in the world. Video walk through Hong Kong in the morning and experience one of the most exciting cities in Asia. (01/2009)

Hong Kong - Boat Tour

Hong Kong, famous for its unique existence and strong economic power, attracted many refugees –so called Boat People- in history. Even today it is not unusual that people live on boats in one of the bays of Hong Kong. In this video you see the city skyline from the outside before you enter a small boat to go to the mainland. Enjoy your little boat tour along the skyscrapers of Hong Kong. (01/2009)

INDIA

KOCHI

Kochi, formerly known as Cochin, is a city in the Indian state of Kerala, on the southwest coast of India. The city is one of the principal seaports of the country. Successive waves of migration have made Kochi a cultural melting pot. Even in this “videowalk” through a touristic district with wide fancy souvenir shops, you will see the city’s distinct colonial heritage and a blend of tradition and modernity.(12/2007)

MUMBAI (Bombay)

Mumbai, formerly Bombay, is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra and with more than 13 million the most populous city in the country and the world's fifth most populous metropolitan area. Mumbai, located on Salsette Island, is the confident commercial and entertainment capital of India. Dive into the crowded streets and rub your shoulders with Maharashtrians, Gujaratis, North Indian, Tamil people, Sindhis, Kannadigas. (03/2007)

MUMBAI TAXI RIDE (Bombay)

Mumbai is located on seven - now-merged - islands and spans across a total area of 603 km². Mumbai's business opportunities as well as its high standard of living attract migrants from all over India and, in turn, make the city a potpourri of many communities and cultures. The video takes you into a spacious Mumbai-Cab. Look out of the window, while crossing the city. Smell the dusty streets and have a chat with the taxi driver …(12/2007)

MUMBAI 3 (Bombay)

Mumbai is the commercial and entertainment centre of India. Not only that Mumbai attracts important Indian financial institutions, such as the Reserve Bank, the National Stock Exchange and the corporate headquarters of many Indian companies, but it is also the world's tenth ranked center of commerce if measured by the global financial flows. This video takes a look into the business-district of the city and beyond into the small streets and markets. (12/2007)

INDONESIA

JAKARTA

Jakarta, capital and largest city of Indonesia, is also the eleventh largest city and ninth most densely populated city in the world. It has a decidedly cosmopolitan flavour and a diverse culture.

The walk strolls through streets with small houses and gardens in a suburb and leads into the huge modern streets of the central business district. But be aware, Jakarta's roads are known for undisciplined driver behaviour!!! (06/2007)

JAPAN

KUGENUMA BEACH

Kugenuma Beach is a popular sightseeing spot and a part of the Fujisawa city located in Kanagawa, Japan. This place is famous as the birthplace of surfing and beach volleyball in Japan. During the Tokyo Olympics in 1964, the sailing portion took place here. The video spots an overview of the beach and shows a bunch of surfers waiting for high waves enough for surf riding. Unfortunately on this day the wind is not as good as some might hoped. (08/2008)

OSAKA

Osaka is beside Tokyo one of the centre of commerce and hosts companies as Sharp, Sanyo and Panasonic. This video-walk goes through one of the six shopping districts. Amerikamura -also called American Village or “Ame-mura”- is the area for fashion for young people, while this area is famous as a hangout for western foreigners as well. The walk passes the shopping streets on a Saturday when the roads have been closed.

TOKYO "Asakusa"

Asakusa is a district of Tokyo and is most famous for the Sensjo-ji Temple. The Buddhist Temple is one of several temples in Asakusa. On top are the festivals well known, first and foremost the Sanja Matsuri in May. This area has a less frenetic and more traditionally Japanese atmosphere compared to other neighbourhoods in Tokyo. The video walk starts with leaving the metro station and ambles to the Sensjo-ji Temple where you are invited to discover the temple spirit of Asakusa. (08/2008)

Tokyo "Ginza"

Ginza, Tokyo, is know as one of the most luxurious shopping destinations of the world. It is the upmarket area of Tokyo with many department stores, boutiques and restaurants. This is the area where Gucci, Lacoste, Vuitton and Prada present the latest. The video-walk starts at the Misukoshi department store and passes the Dior and Cartier store. You will have a look inside of one of the shopping centres and finally you can enjoy the modern street atmosphere of a famous luxury area. (08/2008)

TOKYO "Gaiemmae"

Minato is a district of Tokyo and is located southwest of the Imperial Palace. Minato hosts 49 embassies and is the area known for the Roppongi Hills, Tokyo Tower and the Rainbow Bridge. This short video walk goes around the Metro Station “Gaiemmal” and shows the daily life of Tokyo and its residents. At the end you enter the Metro Station to take the train to somewhere. If you want to continue with the Tokyo Metro atmosphere, we recommend to watch the video “Tokyo; Ginza Line”. (08/2008)

TOKYO "Ginza line"

The subway system of Tokyo comprises of 9 Metro lines and is famous to be extremely punctual and has a regular 5 minutes interval. The Ginza Line operates between Shibuya and Asakusa and is the one of the most crowed Metro line of Tokyo.The video walk starts in a train car and goes through the entire station system of Asakusa. (08/2008)

YOKOHAMA "at night"

To experience Japan on the day time is by far very exiting but even more interesting at night. Unfortunately video records at night time are usually accompanied by a low quality, but this video walk catches the night atmosphere of Yokohama in an acceptable quality. We invite you to walk down the roads of Yokohama at night surrounded by illuminated advertising and blinking lights. (08/2008)

YOKOHAMA "Historical port"

Yokohama has a population of 3,6 Million and is a major commercial hub of the greater Tokyo area. The economic success and the multicultural attractions are based on the role as one of Japans most important port for international trade. In the past 150 years the port of Yokohama was an essential part for international affairs, e.g. during the Korean War for the US Navy. The video walk shows the historic port area “Kannai” and passes a little park where people relax. (08/2008)

YOKOHAMA "Stadium"

The Yokohama Stadium, Naka Ward, is a venue for Baseball plays and has a capacity of 30,000 people. It’s the home of the Yokohama BayStars and it’s beside the Skymark Stadium in Kobe one of two in Japan with an American look. This walk goes around the stadium while fans of the Baystars wait for entrance to the next match. (08/2008)

MONGOLIA

ULAANBAATAR

Ulaanbaatar, or Ulan Bator, is the capital of Mongolia. 1,000,000 people live in the coldest national capital of the world. The sub arctic climate with brief, warm summers and long, very cold and dry winters brings the city an average annual temperature of -1.3°C (29.7°F).

Here you find a short Video-Walk through the streets. It’s only a Teaser. Hopefully, WalkonEarth will be provided with a longer version? (2004)

MYANMAR (Burma)

YANGON

Yangon formerly Rangoon, is the largest city and former capital of Myanmar (Burma). Although a major Asian city (population of 5,000,000) the pace of life is quiet relaxed. Religion does not play a very influential role in the streets, where you find the largest number of colonial buildings in Southeast Asia today.

The walk takes you through Kyauktada Township (Downtown), along the City Hall and the Sule-Pagoda, the heart of the city. (11/2006)

SRI LANKA

COLOMBO 1

Colombo is the largest city and commercial capital of Sri Lanka. The city is located on the west coast of the island. Colombo is the most populated city in Sri Lanka, with 642,163 people living within the city limits. The population of Colombo is a mix of numerous ethnic groups, mainly Sinhalese, Sri Lankan Moors and Tamils. Because of political conflicts and the danger of attacks this video walk was finally stopped by suspicious police. (12/2007)

COLOMBO 2

Colombo, the administrative capital of Sri Lanka, is a busy and vibrant city with a mixture of modern life and colonial ruins. Walk with us through the noisy streets and markets a bit outside of the city-centre. See Colombo's public transportation, mainly buses, taxis and colorful auto rickshaws (commonly called "three wheelers") and hear their squeaking sounds. Watch your step! (12/2007)

THAILAND

BANGKOK

Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and residence of its King Bhumipol. The rapidly expanding town is already the 22nd most populous city in the world (with more than 6 million inhabitants). Bangkok was, and still is, a major economic and financial centre of Southeast Asia.

The walk passes dusty streets, incredibly exotic smelling snackshops, elevated highways, 1001 Motorbikes and ends on Siam Square in the central shopping district. (06/2007)

Mae Hong Son

Mae Hong Son is a small town situated in north west of Thailand, capital of the Mae Hong Son Province with some 6,023 inhabitants. It is located near the border of Myanmar along the banks of the river Pai.

On the walk you can enjoy the small-town atmosphere and the Burmese influenced temple architecture on the shore of a pictures lake. (06/2007)

VIETNAM

HANOI

Hanoi, capital of Vietnam for almost a thousand years has a population of 3,145,300 today. Still considered to be the political and cultural centre of Vietnam, Hanoi hosts more cultural sites than any city in Vietnam, including over 600 pagodas and temples.

Join our walk through the lively and noisy streets on the right bank of the Red River. (04/2007)