Dispatch From the Netherworld: Exploring the Largest Cave System in the...

Text by Gregg Yan Like The Hobbit, this tale begins in a hole in the ground. There is only darkness whether I open my eyes or...


Travel and Adventure


The Smallest Slayers

The tiniest creatures have caused countless deaths, out of which man has earned his immunity, his right to survive among this planet's infinite organisms.


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...

The Art of Eight Limbs


The Sweet Nectar of Nha Trang

Whether you’re nestled in a quiet bay or relaxing on the slopes of the surrounding mountains, it is difficult to miss Nha Trang’s unequalled beauty. Said to be one of the most beautiful on Earth, Nha Trang Bay embraces crystal clear waters, a brilliant blue backdrop to white sand,...

Coastal Clean-ups

Text and Photos Nathaniel Soon Volunteer groups in Singapore are cleaning up the island nation’s beaches and waterways and helping scientists assess the scale of local marine plastic pollution.We have all likely come across the common narrative of the boy who aspired to rid his beach of sea stars washed...

Insights Into the Human Soul

The morbid oeuvre from photographer and artist extraordinaire, Dominic Rouse, is not for the faint-hearted. It takes strength to confront the deepest abyss of man’s quintessence.

Riding the Golden Eagle: From Russia with Love

(Text by Simon Richmond. Photos courtesy of GW Travel) The blue and gold painted Golden Eagle is waiting on platform 8 of Moscow’s Kazan station, its destination listed as Ulaanbaatar, even though the final stop is Vladivostok. There’s no time to unpack my luggage, which has already been delivered to...

Current Affairs

Palm Progress

Can palm oil plantations and endangered rainforests really coexist? One conservationist says yes. Text and images credit: Nathan Sen The island of Borneo, divided among Malaysia,...

Above the Water: Sea Science

Text by Benjamin P.Horton 340 MILLION people are at risk of flooding from sea-level rise by 2050. We know that rising sea levels affect every coastal...

The Gold Trap: How COVID-19 is pushing Filipino children into hazardous work

By Marielle Lucenio The Philippines had been making slow progress in its long fight against child labour, but the pandemic reversed the gains that had...

A culture of silence blunts the impact of a new Vietnamese law against sexual...

By Trang Vu Vietnam’s new labor law requires employers to put in place mechanisms to prevent and penalize sexual harassment in the workplace. But Vietnamese...

Who Peels Your Garlic: Inside Manila’s Informal Economy

By Geela Garcia The garlic peeling industry in Baseco, Manila renders Filipino women among the least visible, worst paid, and most dispensable part of...

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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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