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The Smallest Slayers

The tiniest creatures have caused countless deaths, out of which man has earned his immunity, his right to survive among this planet's infinite organisms.

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Teeming with activity and gleaming with a million lights is the megasapien, a city so populous it has become a world hub for trade, for culture or for religion. Rome was the first city to attain megasapien status, and today metropolitans number in the millions, but each city is unique.

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US$ 106M Singapore-based Fund Launched to Protect Asia’s Oceans from Plastic

World’s first investment fund dedicated to preventing ocean plastic  Biggest capital investment towards Asia’s ocean plastic crisis  First investments targeted in Asia by early 2020 SINGAPORE, December 4, 2019 - A US$106 million (SGD$144 million) fund dedicated to preventing plastic from entering the Asian oceans was launched today. The...

High Society: The Ultimate in Designer Tree Houses

Text & Photos Andy Round Once upon a time, tree houses were the stuff of Enid Blyton books and boyhood fantasy. A couple of planks nailed across a sturdy branch were enough to catapult childish imaginations into another dimension. The tree house now, however, is all grown up. And there...
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Fading into Oblivion

Text by Rajeswari Vikirama and Rachel Kwek Language experts say half of the world’s nearly 7,000 languages are expected to be extinct by the end of this century. Asia is where nearly half of these endangered languages are spoken. The continent will lose more than means of communication when these...

Coronavirus Continues Killing Innocents

2020 began with a shocking start for everyone as the infectious CoronaVirus swallowed China and the rest of the word. Originally stemming from animal markets in Wuhan (China), the virus is said to have mutated and was passed onto humans from the animals. The virus has crossed Chinese borders and is now spreading to several other regions. Global death tolls have reached 132, and the number of total confirmed infections has risen to 6,000. 

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Rejecting the Crown: The Coronavirus Pandemic

The label “Made in China” is perhaps preferred in association with the nation’s consumer goods. Its notorious export at present, however, is SARS-CoV-2, the...

Flowing Through Our Hearts: The International Day of Action for Rivers

According to International Rivers, the International Day of Action for Rivers is a day dedicated to solidarity – when diverse communities around the world...

Coronavirus Continues Killing Innocents

2020 began with a shocking start for everyone as the infectious CoronaVirus swallowed China and the rest of the word. Originally stemming from animal markets in Wuhan (China), the virus is said to have mutated and was passed onto humans from the animals. The virus has crossed Chinese borders and is now spreading to several other regions. Global death tolls have reached 132, and the number of total confirmed infections has risen to 6,000. 

China’s Attempt at Mitigating Plastic Waste

Text: Sitaraah Joshi Imagine looking over an endless sea of overcrowded, cluttered waste. Such is the plight of the heaps of rubbish that have been...

Yangtze’s Chinese Paddlefish: Declared Extinct

China’s Yangtze River was once teeming with Chinese paddlefish (Psephurus gladius). The largest specimen recorded was seven metres long and weighed 450KG, making it...

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The Uniquely Southeast Asian Sport of Sepak Takraw

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