Banking’s Beginnings

Article extracted from Asian Geographic Issue 02/2020 (141) With its first appearance as far back as 2000 BC in ancient Mesopotamia, banking has come...

Travel and Adventure

Science

I Do: The Human Psychology to Marry

mar·riage noun the social institution under which a man and woman establish their decision to live as husband and wife by legal commitments, religious ceremonies, etc.   Dictionary.reference.com A methodical...

Culture

Chiang Mai’s Three Traditional Handicrafts

Thailand's northern city of Thailand was once the center of knowledge, architecture and commerce. Traders and travellers alike brought with them handicrafts like silverware, parasols and woodcarvings, all of which are still made today.
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José Jeuland: A Photo Study of Longevity in Okinawa

José Jeuland's  latest photography exhibition, "Longevity Okinawa" was officially opened amid huge fanfare at Fullerton Hotel in Singapore on April 19. A series of portrait shots of Okinawa residents aged 89 to 106 years years old in early 2017 on Okinawa, José had been intrigued by the health and...
Diabetes in Asia

The Silent Epidemic

Sixty percent of the world’s diabetic population is Asian. And yet, many people don’t understand the dangers of this disease – and how to prevent it.
E-sports, Gaming, Russia

How gaming became an athletic event

Video games have come a long way from internet cafes and LAN shops, and the profitability of this popular pastime might just make Olympians out of enthusiasts
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UNESCO’s latest initiative could save Asia’s reefs

A UNESCO-led initiative launched earlier this year could prove a shining beacon of hope for besieged marine ecosystems like Asia’s Coral Triangle. 

Current Affairs

Rejecting the Crown: The Coronavirus Pandemic

The label “Made in China” is perhaps preferred in association with the nation’s consumer goods. Its notorious export at present, however, is SARS-CoV-2, the...

Flowing Through Our Hearts: The International Day of Action for Rivers

According to International Rivers, the International Day of Action for Rivers is a day dedicated to solidarity – when diverse communities around the world...

Coronavirus Continues Killing Innocents

2020 began with a shocking start for everyone as the infectious CoronaVirus swallowed China and the rest of the word. Originally stemming from animal markets in Wuhan (China), the virus is said to have mutated and was passed onto humans from the animals. The virus has crossed Chinese borders and is now spreading to several other regions. Global death tolls have reached 132, and the number of total confirmed infections has risen to 6,000. 

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...

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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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