Sunday, February 23, 2020

Photographer Spotlight: Md Rafayat Haque Khan

Photojournalism Category February 2020 Winner, captioned “Muslim travel on overcrowded trains after attending the final prayer of Biswa Ijtema at Tongi near Dhaka, considered...

Travel and Adventure

Science

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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Trial by Tongue

The New Space Race

Culture

The Guise of Gems

WHY WOULD SOMEONE choose to make a living photo-graphing something so small, complicated and delicate that’s difficult to even hold in focus? In a...

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Soft and Savage

Owls - the fluffy but fierce residents of Malaysia's forests - are victims of the illegal wildlife trade. Text: Rachel Genevieve Chia   Malaysia-based Mauritian photographer Shamma Esoof speaks to Asian Geographic about her photo series on on the nocturnal bird, which seeks to raise awareness against buying owls as pets. For her images, Shamma...

Mind-Reading Computers Get Better at Their Job

Telepathic machines can now show better pictures of our thoughts.

The Mothers of Invention: Explore the History of Asian Innovation

From pottery, farming to weaving and writing, some of the most fundamental innovations of civilisation were created by Asians. Asian Geographic uncovers some of the most important inventions that were instrumental to the modern world we live in.{ CHINA } Pottery c. 18,000 BC The oldest piece of pottery discovered was...

Rituals of Remembrance

As the sun sets, a vanguard of boys enters the ceremonial grounds, shouldering large V-shaped objects covered in colourful plastic streamers and bells. They bounce up and down to set a beat while seated onlookers look towards the line of approaching Saisiyat tribespeople. As they begin to flood into the grounds, rocking their bodies as they step in time with the jangling bells, their haunting singing – energetic, but mournful – rises in volume.

Current Affairs

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...

The S.E.A. Write Award Ceremony

A Prestigious ASEAN Award Presented to the 2016-18 Winners Since 1979, the S.E.A. Write Award, or the Southeast Asian Writers Award, has been presented annually...

Transamerica Life Bermuda Partners with WWF to Raise Awareness on Forest Conservation

The “Rewrap Project” wraps your gifts in used newspaper or FSC certified paper to support a more sustainable Christmas Singapore, 28 November 2019 – Transamerica...

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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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