Photographer Spotlight: Yusuf Bin Madi

Landscape Category June 2020 Winner, taken in Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, captioned "The land above the cloud". As ASIAN Geographic’s annual Images of Asia (IOA)...

Travel and Adventure

Science

The Lungs of the Earth

The oceans are crucial to regulating climate and act as “the lungs of the Earth”, with algae and cyanobacteria in seawater providing up to 80 percent of the atmospheric oxygen which we rely on to breathe. The oceans also house over 230,000 marine species, with estimates that there are between one and 10 million species still undiscovered. Alongside their own intrinsic value, many of these marine species provide important goods and services. Collectively, ocean-related services and business are estimated to contribute over USD500 billion to the world’s economy.

Culture

Fragments of Heaven

The breathtaking beauty of ancient mosaics is as unique as it is stunning. Not only does a mosaic make for a grand overall picture, look closely and you will find that each tile is a miniature work of art in itself – some no bigger than a few millimetres across.

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5 Ways to Cut Carbon Emissions of Ships

Global shipping is the sixth largest producer of greenhouse gas emissions after the United States, China, Russia, India and Japan. With carbon dioxide emissions from shipping off east Asia doubling in less than a decade, here are five ways to cut the emissions of ships contributing to global warming:Use...

What is Coral Bleaching?

As the oceans warm, some fish species are migrating away from equatorial waters towards cooler areas closer to the poles. The optimum temperature range for coral is between 18 and 29 degrees Celsius. Corals can withstand short periods of warmer or cooler water. Corals in some areas have been shown...

Top 5 Places to visit in Ulaanbaatar

Text by DELGERMAA NERGUI1. GORKHI-TERELJ NATIONAL PARKA short drive from Ulaanbaatar city centre, this national park is considered one of Mongolia’s most scenic areas. It is a popular picnic spot for locals in Ulaanbaatar, but one can also go there for horse-riding, trekking, rafting or even cross-country skiing during...

Every Tribe, Every Nation

In 2010, photographer Jimmy Nelson began a three-year journey around the world to document some of the world’s most iconic indigenous cultures

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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