The First Giant Panda Cub Born In Singapore Celebrates His First...

Text and images by the Mandai Wildlife Group Le Le, the first Giant Panda cub to be born in Singapore, has just turned one (on...


Travel and Adventure


Everyone’s a Palaeontologist at DinoQuest

With the advent of augmented reality, interactive game design and advanced animatronics, exhibitions are no longer passive affairs limited to only reading and watching....
Rainforest medicine

Uncharted Territories


Bye-Bye Boat: Rituals on Savu

Text by Khong Swee Lin. Photos by Carl-Bernd Kaehlig A riot of mystical symbols and shapes dances across the weavings. Undulating lines, geometric motifs, animals,...
Diabetes in Asia

The Silent Epidemic


Dear World, Let Us All Fist Bump and Peace Out!

September 21 is the day where the world observes and celebrate a day to promote global solidarity for building a peaceful and sustainable world. by Nora Ismail   ITS ORIGIN The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. In February, the United Nations Security Council unanimously...
Chinese beauty, Historical cosmetics

Asia’s Age-Old Beauty Trends

Across Asia, women throughout the ages have decorated their faces in pursuit of specific beauty ideals

Bangkok’s Chinese Heritage May Soon Be Bulldozed

The Thai capital's new train line may see the removal of cultural sites including an iconic village of alms bowl makers 

Iraq Through the Fall

Alexandra Boulat was a photojournalist best known for her photos documenting the war in Iraq, Afghanistan and Gaza. She co-founded the VII Photo Agency.

Current Affairs

Palm Progress

Can palm oil plantations and endangered rainforests really coexist? One conservationist says yes. Text and images credit: Nathan Sen The island of Borneo, divided among Malaysia,...

Above the Water: Sea Science

Text by Benjamin P.Horton 340 MILLION people are at risk of flooding from sea-level rise by 2050. We know that rising sea levels affect every coastal...

The Gold Trap: How COVID-19 is pushing Filipino children into hazardous work

By Marielle Lucenio The Philippines had been making slow progress in its long fight against child labour, but the pandemic reversed the gains that had...

A culture of silence blunts the impact of a new Vietnamese law against sexual...

By Trang Vu Vietnam’s new labor law requires employers to put in place mechanisms to prevent and penalize sexual harassment in the workplace. But Vietnamese...

Who Peels Your Garlic: Inside Manila’s Informal Economy

By Geela Garcia The garlic peeling industry in Baseco, Manila renders Filipino women among the least visible, worst paid, and most dispensable part of...

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The Uniquely Southeast Asian Sport of Sepak Takraw

Sepak takraw may have been around since the 15th century, but it’s no forgotten relic. Find out more about the history of this fast-growing sport – and its bid for Olympic recognition

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