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Perfect balance - Chiang Mai

July 2015

What’s it like being a second city? On duty for The Escapist, Robert Bound found Chiang Mai to be an ancient town with a contemporary buzz of bars, bands and boxers, wonderful food and beautiful girls on scooters. It doe…

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Most liveable city: Tokyo

June 2015

Marking the biggest shake-up in the survey’s nine-year history, Monocle’s 2015 Quality of Life survey awards Tokyo the number one city to call home. Rising from second place in 2014, the Japanese capital’s defining paradox…

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The Monocle Quality of Life Survey 2015

June 2015

This year sees the biggest shake-up of our annual Quality of Life list since it launched in 2007. We’ve added 22 new metrics and the new additions have led to some dramatic changes in the order of the top 25 cities. Old…

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Showtime – Expo 2015

May 2015

Monocle Films visits the national pavilions at the Universal Exposition – hosted this year by the city of Milan – to see how countries use this global stage to grow their businesses and brands.

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Building better cities

April 2015

To draw Monocle's Quality of Life Conference to a close, our editor Andrew Tuck took an in-depth look at how metropolises are changing around the world and poses some fundamental questions to get city planners thinking.

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What is quality of life?

April 2015

How do we create cities that deliver quality of life for everyone? That can pull in global talent but also take care of locals? Places that are good for a fun night out and also running a new enterprise; that have culture…

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Hidden depths: Trabzon

March 2015

The people of Trabzon in Turkey are tough, patriotic and proud of their culture, be it guns or folk dancing. We look at the region's tourism industry and find out what's holding it back.

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State of the news

March 2015

Burma's national broadcaster, MRTV, was once a government mouthpiece. As the country slowly turns to democracy, Monocle films goes behind the scenes to see if it can change with the times.

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Art of war: Afghanistan

February 2015

With an exhibition of his artwork of war-torn Afghanistan opening at the Imperial War Museum North, artist and illustrator George Butler received a visit from Monocle films. His ink-and watercolour scenes bring a new depth…

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High-risk hotels

January 2015

In a war zone, even the hotels are targets. Monocle visits three high-risk hotels, including the Corinthia in Tripoli where nine people were killed in an attack earlier this week.

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