Photographer Spotlight: Yusuf Bin Madi

Landscape Category June 2020 Winner, taken in Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, captioned "The land above the cloud". As ASIAN Geographic’s annual Images of Asia (IOA)...

Travel and Adventure

Science

The 4 Main Apps in China’s Parallel Cyberspace

Most foreign apps are alien to Chinese residents in China. But they don't need them because local companies have developed copycats that often surpass...

5000 Years of Pepper

Culture

Spiritual Skin

For centuries, indigenous tattooists working across Asia have marked human skin with powerful designs and symbols in their quest to signal ethnic identity and render the body sacred. Carried through life and onwards into death, these marks of humanity testify to an ancestral legacy that is in danger of gradually fading away.

Polygamy Inc.

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Games of the Great Khan

The Naadam games in Mongolia send the country into a festive frenzy every summer as people revive the ancient glory of a lost empire.

Spices: Roots and Routes

Text and images by Shreya Gopi Not only has Asia been the origin of several spices, but these treasure troves have also travelled all over the world, becoming an integral part of non-Asian cuisine. Food historian Colleen Taylor Sen has noted that from ancient times, spices from India and Southeast...

157 Same-Sex Marriages Might Be Registered in Taiwan On May 24

Taiwan, one of Asia’s most forward looking territories for the LGBTQ community, might see 157 same-sex marriages registered on May 24 after the Constitutional Court ruled that same-sex unions must be legally implemented by May 24 following the entering of “The Enforcement Act of Judicial Yuan (司法院the judicial branch...

Delivery Drones Are the New Postmen

Drones promise to be the future of consumer delivery in China, where large-scale trials are being carried out.

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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