Asian Geographic Images of Asia Monthly Competition February 2021 Winners and...

The ASIAN Geographic's Images of Asia (IOA) 2021 photography competition, exhibits the work of photographers from all across Asia. We have received stunning photos...

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Science

This Is What The Man With An Asteroid Named After Him...

His suggestions: flying out to meteorite craters and lying on a mattress in the middle of the desert.   Text Rachel Genevieve Chia     Amar Sharma might not...
Rainforest medicine

Uncharted Territories

Culture

When a child is commodified

Deprived of the basic essentials for survival, children – viscerally afraid of an uncertain reality – can easily be led by the false promises of food, a decent wage, or even security and affection. Anna Malika, fashion designer and survivor of child sex trafficking, recollects her powerful and inspirational journey…
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The Sky is Bad Today

Text & photos Rodney Dekker Recurring natural disasters threaten traditional ways of life. On the evening of November 15, 2007, a fierce Category 4 cyclone – with peak winds of 250km/h – approached the coast of Bangladesh from the Bay of Bengal. “I was roused from my sleep by the cyclone shaking my...

Asia in Numbers

Asia is known for its busy ports and tourist traffic. In our latest issue is an extensive infographic showing Asia's busiest airports and its most visited cities, amongst other exciting top picks. Busiest Airports in Asia Long transfers and airport transits, holiday destinations, or business hubs; most busy cities are entered...

Payphones Through the Years

With the advent of mobile phones, public payphones have fallen by the wayside. We take a look back at how they have evolved with us through the years.1878 Thomas Doolittle reportedly created what could be considered the first payphone by placing a telephone in Bridgeport and another in BlackRock, Connecticut...

José Jeuland: A Photo Study of Longevity in Okinawa

José Jeuland's  latest photography exhibition, "Longevity Okinawa" was officially opened amid huge fanfare at Fullerton Hotel in Singapore on April 19. A series of portrait shots of Okinawa residents aged 89 to 106 years years old in early 2017 on Okinawa, José had been intrigued by the health and...

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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