Thursday, December 12, 2019

Your Guide to the Persian New Year

Nowruz ushers in the Persian New Year and the summer solstice – a time for feasting, music, and watching buzkashi, offering visitors the ideal opportunity to immerse themselves in local culture.

Travel and Adventure

Science

From Zero to 5G

Thanks to cutting edge technology, we've become more and more connected, communicating with one another via text, audio, images and video – all while...

The New Space Race

Culture

The Guise of Gems

WHY WOULD SOMEONE choose to make a living photo-graphing something so small, complicated and delicate that’s difficult to even hold in focus? In a...

Cultural Change-makers

India’s Pink War

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Saving Gili’s Horses

The cidomo horses are the pride and joy of the Gili islands in Indonesia, but increasing tourism to the area taxes the horses more than ever. Already, efforts are underway with the help of donors and volunteers, but what more can be done to retrieve these animals from the brink of abuse?

The Chain Effect

His past is a mangled mess of prison time and drug relapse, but having wrested himself from the clutches of his old life, Chef Benny Se Teo has built an establishment where ex-offenders find refuge and more importantly, a second chance. Eighteen Chefs is now a wildly successful enterprise serving up hot, affordable meals.

First People of the Arctic

Thousands of years have shaped the lives of the original peoples of the Arctic, true explorers and survivors of one of the world’s most desolate environments. To this day, the natives of the Arctic, including one of the oldest tribes, the Chukchi, continue to thrive. (Text by Bogdana Vashchenko....

One Book at a Time

On the frontline of combating global illiteracy is the award-winning organisation Room to Read, founded in 2000 by former Microsoft executive, John Wood, Erin Ganju and Dinesh Shrestha.

Current Affairs

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...

WWF launches Plastic Smart Cities initiative in South East Asia with a $40M...

Singapore, Tuesday, 19 November 2019 - WWF launched the Plastic Smart Cities initiative today at the Responsible Business Forum in Singapore. The initiative brings...

Multi-stakeholder support for a circular economy

●  Global Initiatives, UN Environment Programme, World Business Council for Sustainable Development and World Wide Fund for Nature welcome delegates to the 8th Responsible...

Our Planet, Our Life: Cleaning Up Versova Beach

Text: Shreya Acharya Instead of revelling in a much sought-after public holiday by having breakfast in bed or catching up on daytime TV, about 4800...

More Protests Causes HK Government HQ to Close

Clad all in black, close to a thousand protesters, including prominent democracy activist Joshua Wong, gathered at the Hong Kong Central Government Offices in...

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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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