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Ghost cities still exist; #lifestyle #property #sgproperty #singapore #abandoned pls

Credit: ragpickinghistory.co.uk Not all lost cities span hundreds or thousands of years and have faded into myth waiting for a discovery to raise it from the dead. Some cities are abandoned because of a natural or economic consequence. Others were victims of an invasion and politics. In the 1970s, Varosha - a quarter in Famagusta - was the number one tourist destination in Cyprus. Many high-rise buildings and hotels were constructed to cater to the growing number of tourists. The economy was booming and it became a centre of attraction. During 1970 and 1974, it was one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and like California's Salton Riviera Beach Resort , was visited frequently by wealthy and famous people like Elizabeth Taylor. At its prime, Varosha boasted a population of roughly 39,000 permanent residents and was presumably on its way to becoming a maj...

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