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Monthly Archives: June 2013

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Dear readers, Tell us your opinion on these reports and write to us! These reports are not in any way representative. They are merely the stories of a few selected interviewees.  Therefore, we would be very interested in hearing how you experience our multicultural society. Are you Swiss? Are you an expat? How do you experience living in Switzerland as an expat? What stories do you have to tell about the Swiss? We look forward to your feedback via e-mail or via our Facebook page The Basel Journal. Your editorial ––––– There are around 32,000 expats living in Basel and the

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Comments Off   |  20/06/2013 Uncategorized

Local Artist Paints Tallest Mural in Asia

Local Artist Paints Tallest Mural in Asia

It’s nothing new that graffiti is “in“ and is now a recognised art form that is displayed in galleries and appreciated by art critics – as a report in the last issue of The Basel Journal detailed.  Graffiti is impressive, especially the works of the artist known as “ECB” – art that can be enjoyed without wearing smart outfits or paying entrance fees. By Stéphanie Erni In a city called Busam in South Korea, there is a graffiti entitled “Portrait of a Fisherman” that covers an entire side of a skyscraper 70 meters (229 feet) tall. The mural was painted

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Comments Off   |  20/06/2013 Culture

Basel – Tourist Heaven or Tourist Hell?

Basel  – Tourist Heaven or Tourist Hell?

What really interests and fascinates Basel’s tourists? Sex and crime tours, the beautiful old town and the Basler’s modesty? Christian Rieder, CEO of Visit Basel, tells us what tourists like, what they detest, and how they continue to surprise him. By Philipp Probst Why should people visit Basel? Basel has an authentic medieval city centre, which is unique throughout the whole of Europe. Walking past the old houses and through narrow alleys of Basel, visitors can really get a feel for the city’s long history. Particularly Americans are impressed by this and Germans even more so, as their cities were

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Comments Off   |  20/06/2013 Business

Basel Whisky

Basel Whisky

Whether Baslers or expats – on the right occasion, at the right time – both might like to enjoy a glass of good Single Malt Whisky. But why should you enjoy a drink from a country far, far away? For the last few years whisky has been distilled in the area around Basel as well.   By Martin Pütter, Photography Katrin Horn Whisky, Single Malt: most likely nine out of ten people, unless they are either of Irish or American origin, will immediately associate these two terms with Scotland. “Swiss whisky”, on the other hand, these same people would have regarded

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Comments Off   |  20/06/2013 Business, Society

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Comments Off   |  11/06/2013 Uncategorized