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The AG Big-Byte: The Stake around a “Steak-less” Future

Each week, Asian Geographic's BIG-BYTE delves into the trends and issues that matters on the digital platform. This week, we look into the controversy...

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International Polar Bear Day: Meet the Snow Giants

Today, on International Polar Bear Day, we celebrate the majestic snow giant and its charming characteristics. 
What may seem like a coat of white fur to from afar is actually collective strands of pigment-free and transparent hair, with a hollow core that reflects visible light

Culture

The serenading suitors of the Philippines

Under a courtship ritual called harana, it was compulsory for Filipino men to sing to their sweethearts

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Sea Change in the Strait

In 1965, Singapore was ousted from the Federation of Malaysia. We examine the two countries’ respective political trajectories between then and now.

On Concerns Around Potential Amendments to the Shark Ban in the Maldives

Media statement by The Republic of Maldives’ Ministry of Fisheries, Marine Resources and Agriculture: Following serious concerns regarding the status of shark stocks in Maldivian waters, as well as the Indian Ocean in general, the Maldives adopted the Precautionary Approach and imposed a ban on shark fishing within its Exclusive...

Top 5 Places to Visit in Brunei

by Colin Tan Brunei is home to a majority of Malay followed by Chinese, indigenous and other ethnicities. It has a small population of about 428,000 people compared to Singapore’s 5.39 million. However, Brunei is larger in geographic terms and the country has preserved about 70% of its rainforests. Islam...

A Right to Rule

Monarchies have been associated with majesty, mercilessness, and even madness. Few absolute monarchies remain – but in some states, blood still runs thicker than water.

Current Affairs

5 things you must know to kick off World Ozone Day this year

Today is World Ozone Day! In 1994, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 16 September the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer,...

Fighting a war: Afghanistan’s Army of Midwives

In Afghanistan, a woman dies every 27 minutes from pregnancy-related complications. At 6.5 percent (6,500 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births), the maternal mortality...

The Road to Independence: Burma (1945 – 1962)

From the 1962 Democracy Protests, through the 1974 U Thant Crisis, the 1988 Uprising, and the 2007 Saffron Revolution, to the 2021 Spring Revolution, Myanmar has fought against the whims of its military leaders and suffered at the hands of the army. To make sense of the tumultuous events of the past six decades, we must understand the complex politics and power struggles that have dominated this country once known as Burma.

Sea Change in the Strait

By Sarah Chew It is August 1965. Less than two years after a merger, Singapore’s reluctant departure from the Federation of Malaysia throws her into...

On Concerns Around Potential Amendments to the Shark Ban in the Maldives

Media statement by The Republic of Maldives’ Ministry of Fisheries, Marine Resources and Agriculture: Following serious concerns regarding the status of shark stocks in Maldivian...

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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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