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2022

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...

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Travel and Adventure

Science

The Sun is Shining on India

India could replace US as the second biggest solar market in 2018

Culture

Ghost Nets of the Ocean

Huge fishing vessels pipe through the Torres Strait every day, casting their nets and reeling in the bounty. But yet more net drifts along the coast, forgotten but for the animals that become ensnared in it, and the islanders whose paradise wanes with the ocean's suffering. Rising to the call, these ambassadors have woven their message of conservation into stunning works of art.
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Legendary Landmarks: Spectacular Sights of Asia

With the current COVID-19 pandemic ongoing, the itch to travel is greater than ever and as we wait to find out when travel restrictions will finally lift, we can only read about the places that we dream about. From world-famous landmarks such as the Taj Mahal, Great Wall of China,...

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 come together with one voice to say that our rivers matter. Great poets all over the world have written about rivers, and why not? On their...

The Enchantment of Tehran

Kamin Mohammadi recounts her childhood in Tehran, the snowy winters spent snowball fighting with her cousins and the after-school cup of café glacé with her aunt.

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

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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