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Richmond is a midsize city with population of 188,100 in British Columbia, Canada. Richmond is the location of Vancouver International Airport, and the Richmond Olympic Oval was a site for speed-skating events during the 2010 Winter Olympics. More than half of its population in Richmond is of Asian descent, many of whom immigrated in the early 1990s, most of them from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Mainland China.

Richmond is home to many Chinese-oriented shopping malls, most of them along No. 3 Road from Alderbridge Way to Capstan Way. This area is officially termed as the "Golden Village" by Tourism Richmond and includes malls such as Aberdeen Centre, Continental Centre, Union Square, Ethen Centre, President Plaza, Parker Place, and Yaohan Centre. Other malls in Richmond that are not Asian-oriented include Richmond Centre and the Lansdowne Centre.

Major events and festivals held in Richmond include Steveston Salmon Festival on Canada Day, Richmond Maritime Festival, Tall Ships Festival in August and Richmond Night Market during summer weekends.

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