The Asian Index – Eight, Pho, and K-Pop – 18.11 min read

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Air Canada’s Shanghai to Toronto Flight number: AC88
KLM’s Hong Kong to Amsterdam Flight number: KL888
United Airlines’ Beijing to San Francisco Flight number: UA888
Air Astana’s Beijing to Almaty, Kazakhstan Flight number: KC888
Number of floors in each of the Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia: 88
Volume number of Ricepaper’s 2013 issue: 18


Number of pho restaurants in Richmond Hill, ON according to Urban Spoon: 111
Number of pho restaurant in Richmond, VA according to Urban Spoon: 11
Number of pho restaurants in Hanoi, Vietnam according to Urban Spoon: N/A


Average price of pho in North America: $5.00
Average price of pho in Korea and Japan: $10.00
Average price of pho in Vietnam: $1.75

Pho was invented: approximately 1890
The word “pho” was added to the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary: 2007


First K-Pop album released: 1925
Women win the right to vote in Newfoundland: 1925

First pop song written by Korean composer: 1929
Women first allowed to become Canadian Senator: 1929

Asia Music Forum launched: 1980
First female Speaker of the House of Commons in Canada: 1980

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