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The Light of The South Shrine

Built on the backs of prisoners of war, this Shinto shrine commemorated Japan's conquest of Singapore and testified to the might of the "Empire of the Rising Sun".

Women of Gaza

A lady wearing a niqab, a face veil, while shopping at a market in Gaza. © Natasa KleanthousA life choked with adversity along the Gaza Strip

The Land of Women

A Hae-Nyeo diver in a modern rubber diving suit – which were distributed in the 1970s – carrying her harpoon. © Kang Man BoThe Hae-Nyeo divers of Jeju Island in South Korea have been freediving for hundreds of years, harvesting seafood by hand.

Who was Sylvia?

Singapore's renaissance woman, Sylvia Kho (1917–2013), was an innovator and entrepreneur in the arts of fashion, beauty and decoration. Read about the story of her life, which is nothing short of amazing.

A Dying Tradition

The clanging of hammers on metal, echoing through the back alleys of Bangkok, sounds out a fading tradition...

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Malaria is pervasive in Asia-Pacific, yet its invisibility means that people are not aware of the scale of the problem. Biomedical scientist Professor Kevin Baird discusses the disease, its impact in the region, and how we need to combat it.
Hon and his son walk through the rice fields outside their village. The Kuy are the biggest indigenous community in Cambodia. © Antoine Raab/ The Ruom Collective A Cambodian community protects its sacred forest In Cambodia’s northern Prey Lang forest, one of the last remaining lowland evergreen forests in Southeast Asia, the indigenous Kuy community is organising itself to preserve its roots, traditions, and protect the land to which it belongs.
Nilo plays with a broken cell phone he found in the canal in Manila. © Paul RatjeIn many developing countries, children grow up in potentially life-threatening environmental conditions – in squalor, surrounded by rampant pollution such as trash, toxic water and polluted air. These pictures – from “Happyland” in Manila, where families salvage waste for a living – present a clear picture of the health hazards posed by these conditions.
The illegal animal trade, deforestation and its affect on the climate, pose an existential threat to Borneo’s wildlife. © Gil Woolley/ ScubazooRead about how deforestation and the illegal animal trade threatens Borneo’s wildlife and how the WRU are working tirelessly to mitigate the threat.You can also check out the trailer for the exciting new web-series, Borneo Wildlife Warriors.
]Gold mining has sparked a clash between illegal diggers, artisanal mining associations and large multinationals. © Zigor Aldama and Miguel Candela

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