Virtual Asia: A Community, A Destination for Fashion, A Vision
We invite you to visit our City for a taste of Virtual Asia. Virtual Asia was masterfully built by Javabox Kawanishi. The city has an authentic feel as the buildings and streets were made using photo realistic images. You can wander through the City and truly feel as if you have been transported to the streets of Tokyo or Hong Kong.
Our City offers apartments, many community events, a number of fun attractions and great photo opportunities. We encourage voice chat to establish a more personal feeling among our visitors and residents.
You can visit attractions like Club Chica Boom for partying to great music, the Margarita Lounge to unwind and join in on a karaoke contest, Zo Restaurant to enjoy a night of dinner and jazz, the Orange Cafe for a cup of coffee and a chat with friends, Ralph's Diner for a burger and milkshake and the City Cinema to catch a movie or show. You can also enjoy concerts, fashion shows, the Face of Virtual Asia contest, Citywide hunts, special designer offers, Mandarin Chinese language classes and even scooter races.
The City provides a great shopping experience as well. You can stroll about enjoying the styles of designer stores like Vidal, Chica Boom, 1 Hundred, Sassy!, Oceane Body Designs, Freebie Fashionista Kawaii Kloset, FuLo, Legal Insanity, Bad Dingo, Sandy Farella Fall, Raww, Taste of Asia, Dr. Life Skin's and Danika. You can also even get your avatar moving and in shape by visiting the Rocka Fitness Center so that you can fit into that new form fitting outfit you bought in town.
The vision for the City goes beyond great shopping and fun events though. Our mission for Virtual Asia is to both expose the SL community to the Asian culture/environment as well as to study to see how a virtual society might provide opportunities for economic growth for Asians in real life. The shared vision of SL being a force of effective change in real world environments is both exciting and challenging. An existing foundation committed to aid those less fortunate in the world economy will be procuring computers and space for people in these lands to work in a virtual world. (In some countries daily wages for 13 hours of hard labor is the equivalent of 250 Lindens). Giving people the opportunity work in SL as greeters, hosts etc. would be a welcome break from current employment. The exciting part is the sky is the limit in this scenario. Learning photoshop, blender, scripting skills, etc. will not only allow for great income in a virtual world but can translate into needed and marketable skills in real world applications.
Some have asked why not give all the money you make on clothes and tiers to a charity helping the same people? A valid question with a powerful answer. If we can show that a concept is self-sustaining through tiers and vendor sales then we create opportunities for replication and sustainability. We know too well people change charities every so often, move on from different projects when they have to be maintained by altruistic means. However, when something pays for itself and becomes bigger than just one person or foundation and can be replicated over and over then it will endure.
We welcome you to visit us often in Virtual Asia, to shop and have fun, to become a resident in the City, to become part of our family, and to help us reach our vision and make a difference in the lives of others.
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