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THE QUIZ ON ASIA
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

Mind-Reading Computers Get Better at Their Job

Telepathic machines can now show better pictures of our thoughts.

Science Pioneers

Culture

Polygamy Inc.

Driving through the streets of the commuter town of Rawang, 30 kilometres north of Malaysia’s capital city Kuala Lumpur, Azlina Jamaluddin is more than eager to challenge any criticism of polygamous marriage. A born-again Muslim and self-proclaimed “working woman”, the 48-year-old dentist ascribes her professional success and personal growth to polygamy. “I can work, I have more time for myself and I don’t need to take care of my children all the time, as the other wives share the childrearing responsibilities with me,” she shares.

Entering the Yali Tribe

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Top 5 Places to Visit in Jaffa Port, Tel Aviv Yafo, Israel

Text by Rachel Elnav and Rony Levinson. Photo: Richard T. Nowitz/CorbisAncient things tend to evoke a sense of fascination in us. Take a look at Jaffa for example. It is said to be the most ancient of cities, and one of the most ancient ports in the world. (Some...

The Tree Man

Abul Bajandar made headlines last year with his tree-like warts covering his limbs. Now, this extremely rare illness has given him a life he never expected.

3 ways a picture goes a long way on your Asian travels

For both photographers and travellers, this printer is a handy new friend... because no one in Asia can resist the charm of a little photo

Charming Wakayama

Over 2,500 years ago in the misty history of ancient Japan, the Emperor Jimmu sought the perfect place to rule over his country. He and his family encountered many hardships and defeats along the way until the intervention of a three-legged crow called Yatagarasu. This crow had been sent...

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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