Decarbonization in the Shipping Industry: 2021 Outlook

In 2018, the UN International Maritime Organization set a goal to cut the maritime shipping industry’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least half by 2050. Through...

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Science

Memories: 4 Old School Communications Must-Haves of Yesteryear

By Rachel Kwek. Take a trip down memory lane as we recall these communication must-haves of yesteryear The Pager: These personal radio devices allow users to receive...

Casting Light

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Culture

Wok of Fame

When the government created the city-state’s first hawker centre in 1971, resettling disparate food vendors into a single, well-managed facility, no one could have predicted the peculiarly Singaporean obsession that would ensue.

Mind the Gap

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The Hot Soup School Challenge champions.

Asian Geographic Hot Soup School Challenge 2017

The 2017 ASIAN Geographic Hot Soup Challenge concluded its sixth successful quiz this year, held at the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS). The competition brought together 20 teams of four between the ages of 13 and 17 from various schools around Singapore, with the majority of participants returning to the competition with high hopes of making it into the finals.
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Sidewalk sacrifices

The 7th lunar month sees incense and food left on sidewalks in Asia, but experts and Taoist believers cannot agree on why or how the practice came to be.

Eight Astonishing Asians that Hold Guinness World Records

People all around the world have been fascinated by Guinness World Records. And why not? Each record category proves more interesting than the last. Here are some Asians who hold unique, extraordinary records around the globe. 8. The Longest Beard in the World The longest beard measures 2.495 metres, and belongs...

Entering the Yali Tribe

Where waters run wild and forests grow free, there are groups of people who live alongside Nature in perfect harmony. Tribes across the world have always been a keen point of interest, conjuring up curiosities of how they live, worship, speak, dress, and what they eat. In our upcoming issue,...

Current Affairs

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...

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. 

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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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