Balancing the North: The Mythical Southern Continent

Text by YD Bar-Ness There are some places on the map that no person can visit, and yet, they are charted with precision and confidence....

Jewelled Princes

Meet Me in the Middle

The Earth People

Island of Tongues

Asia’s Broken Soles

Travel and Adventure

Science

An Invisible Disease

Malaria is pervasive in Asia-Pacific, yet its invisibility means that people are not aware of the scale of the problem.

Culture

Business Magnates

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Bali – Island of the Gods

text by Made Wijaya When I first swam ashore to South Bali in 1973, I had no idea that I would spend the next 40 years working on the fabled isle, completely absorbed by the local culture and architectural traditions, nor had I any idea that I would have to...

Sponges, Fishes and Dragons: New Creatures from the Old World Seas

(Text by Matt Bile. Illustrations by Bill Rebsamen) LIFE exists on Earth because of the sea. Life awoke in the sea, reached its greatest diversity in the sea, and conquered the land by crawling from the sea. Since the first primitive humans beheld the oceans, we have wondered at their...

Spiritual Skin

For centuries, indigenous tattooists working across Asia have marked human skin with powerful designs and symbols in their quest to signal ethnic identity and render the body sacred. Carried through life and onwards into death, these marks of humanity testify to an ancestral legacy that is in danger of gradually fading away.
Cambodia, Performance, Arts, Disabilities

Epic Encounters : Trailblazing Cambodian Theatre  

Internationally-touring theatre company Epic Encounters showcases the many talents of performers with disabilities   Text Jennie Pearson  Photos Charlotte Hodges/Photographers Without Borders   To get a drink the way you like it at the Epic Arts Café – a coffee spot amid farms and colonial French architecture in sleepy Kampot town – one can...

Current Affairs

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

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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