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THE QUIZ ON ASIA
2022

Dispatch From the Netherworld: Exploring the Largest Cave System in the...

Text by Gregg Yan Like The Hobbit, this tale begins in a hole in the ground. There is only darkness whether I open my eyes or...

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Travel and Adventure

Science

Uncharted Territories

Asia's rainforests contain a treasure trove of medical treatments waiting to be discovered. But who knows where the next life-giving discovery will be made?

From Zero to 5G

Culture

The Gold Trap: How COVID-19 is pushing Filipino children into hazardous...

By Marielle Lucenio The Philippines had been making slow progress in its long fight against child labour, but the pandemic reversed the gains that had...

Philanthropic Champions

Spiritual Skin

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Priest, Pachyderm and Pygmy

A theory gone unheeded for decades finally came to the attention of the scientific community and struck gold in 2003, when bones of a new, pygmy-sized hominin species were discovered on the island of Flores, Indonesia.

The Complexities of Kabul

Kabul, standing fast in the gale of change, exemplifies strength but despite the horrors of unrest has maintained an impossible innocence and breathtaking beauty. The multitudes that call Kabul home relish in the diversity of opinion, culture and natural landscape.

Photographer Spotlight: Grace Ho

Landscape Category January 2021 Winner, taken in Phatthalung, Thailand, by Grace Ho, captioned, “Serene Morning At Phatthalung” As ASIAN Geographic’s annual Images of Asia (IOA) 2021 Photo/Videography Competition looms closer, submissions to our IOA Monthly competition – the precursor to our annual event – are pouring in. We have received...

The New Space Race

In analysing the space policies of lead Asian players like China and India, it becomes clear that both nations are increasingly focusing their efforts on a “space race” – or, more accurately, something of a “gold rush” in space. While these countries certainly have a long list of objectives they want to accomplish in space, there is no clear finish line, neither is there a definitive time frame.

Current Affairs

Palm Progress

Can palm oil plantations and endangered rainforests really coexist? One conservationist says yes. Text and images credit: Nathan Sen The island of Borneo, divided among Malaysia,...

Above the Water: Sea Science

Text by Benjamin P.Horton 340 MILLION people are at risk of flooding from sea-level rise by 2050. We know that rising sea levels affect every coastal...

The Gold Trap: How COVID-19 is pushing Filipino children into hazardous work

By Marielle Lucenio The Philippines had been making slow progress in its long fight against child labour, but the pandemic reversed the gains that had...

A culture of silence blunts the impact of a new Vietnamese law against sexual...

By Trang Vu Vietnam’s new labor law requires employers to put in place mechanisms to prevent and penalize sexual harassment in the workplace. But Vietnamese...

Who Peels Your Garlic: Inside Manila’s Informal Economy

By Geela Garcia The garlic peeling industry in Baseco, Manila renders Filipino women among the least visible, worst paid, and most dispensable part of...

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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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