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...

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Casting Light

Born in the golden age of Muslim civilisation as Abu Ali al-Hasan ibn al-Hasan ibn al-Haitham – often called Alhazen by Western theorists –...
Ajinomoto, Monosodium Glutamate

Trial by Tongue

Rainforest medicine

Uncharted Territories

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High Notes

Musicians who made it into our list of astonishing Asians

In the Footsteps of the Buddha

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Socotra: Yemen’s secret Garden of Eden

Text & photos by Alessandro Gandolfi/Parallelozero/TCS Like a modern-day Garden of Eden, the island of Socotra is a secret world filled with trees of knowledge and life – unique species with mythical names such as Dragon’s Blood or Desert Rose. This botanical gem south of Yemen was isolated for thousands...

Land Before Time

The discovery of a new moth species, the Endoclita fahringeri, in the mountains of Gunung Leuser in Sumatera, Indonesia is proving to be a landmark in scientific history, as narrated by Alfred Fahringer.

Philanthropic Champions

Visionaries who believe in making the world a better place and have made efforts to do so

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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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...

The S.E.A. Write Award Ceremony

A Prestigious ASEAN Award Presented to the 2016-18 Winners Since 1979, the S.E.A. Write Award, or the Southeast Asian Writers Award, has been presented annually...

Transamerica Life Bermuda Partners with WWF to Raise Awareness on Forest Conservation

The “Rewrap Project” wraps your gifts in used newspaper or FSC certified paper to support a more sustainable Christmas Singapore, 28 November 2019 – Transamerica...

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...

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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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