PYONGYANG • Out of breath and looking to distract myself from my aching thighs that were fast turning my 21km run into a chore, I turned my attention to my surroundings as I took in their uncanny similarities to Singapore.
There was the warmth and humidity of a balmy September morning, the rich greenery and perfectly manicured trees, the relatively modern high-rise blocks of flats, the playgrounds and even a bicycle-sharing station. Completing this picture were sweaty runners decked in singlets and shorts.
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