5 fun facts about Herbs in Asia you probably didn’t know...

Asia is often affectionately associated with the use of herbs in the cuisines and daily lives. Different parts of Asia use herbs in different...


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The Sun is Shining on India

India could replace US as the second biggest solar market in 2018


Asia’s Broken Soles

Jia Sidao, the ambitious chancellor of the Song dynasty, creeps over to the daughter of the late emperor. He lulls the trusting little girl...

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The Philippine Archipelago

The Philippine Archipelago offers its visitors numerous extreme sports in the air, sea and on land: hang-gliding and skydiving, scuba diving and sail boating, sandboarding and dirt bike rides. But the most popular activity in the country is hiking on various levels, promising spectacular scenery and exciting meetings with the local culture.

How Cobalt Goes from Congo to the World

Mobile phones are one of the most popular personal devices on Earth. With the demand for lithium skyrocketing along with the ubiquity of the handphone, the mining of toxic rare metals used in the manufacture of lithium handphone batteries is rapidly increasing too. The Democratic Republic of Congo is...

Singapore’s Bloom: 5 Rare Flowers of an Island Nation

HANGUANA NEGLECTA • Small primary forest herb with black berries native to Singapore and extending to Johor, Peninsular Malaysia • Considered Critically Endangered (IUCN Red List) • Currently, only a single population is known in Singapore in the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve 2. ZINGIBER SINGAPURENSE • Ginger species native/endemic to Singapore • Considered Critically Endangered (IUCN Red List) • In 2013, the...

The Smallest Slayers

The tiniest creatures have caused countless deaths, out of which man has earned his immunity, his right to survive among this planet's infinite organisms.

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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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