5 fun facts about Herbs in Asia you probably didn’t know...

Asia is often affectionately associated with the use of herbs in the cuisines and daily lives. Different parts of Asia use herbs in different...


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Everyone’s a Palaeontologist at DinoQuest

With the advent of augmented reality, interactive game design and advanced animatronics, exhibitions are no longer passive affairs limited to only reading and watching....


Breaking Boundaries : Cambodia’s Female Skateboarder Takes on the Asian Games

With skateboarding making it's debut in the 2018 Asian Games, Cambodia’s top female skater,  Kov Chan Sangva aims to use the platform to break gender boundaries and inspire girls to get on skateboards

Redefining Luxury: Satoyama Jujo

SATOYAMA JUJO IS A NEW STYLE HOTEL CENTRED AROUND A BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED 150-YEAR-OLD HOUSE, AND SET IN A MAGNIFICENT LANDSCAPE – BOASTING NATURAL HOT SPRINGS AND A UNIQUE LOCAL FOOD CULTURESatoyama Jujo is located in the thick of snow country in the beautiful Minami-Uonuma region, flanked by mountains around 2,000...

Everest is Dehydrating: The Great Himalayan Rapid-Fire Dessication

(Text by Wang Guan Li. Photos by John Novis/Greenpeace) Glaciers in the Himalayas used to provide the water source for one-sixth of humanity. Dubbed the “Third Pole”, for having the largest concentration of glaciers outside the polar caps, the Himalayas boast 11 peaks over 8,000 metres and around 100 over...

Chinese Citizens Banned From Cryptocurrency Offerings

In a bid to control the rising power of cryptocurrency, China has banned its usage for corporate fundraising.
Asian Games, Incheon , Korea

The Politics of Sports in the Asian Games

Sporting competitions conjure images of athletic prowess and physical feats, with all the fanfare hiding the deft political manoeuvring required to bring these events to life. A closer inspection of the Asian Games reveals a political tapestry reflective of the deeply complex relations of the member states.

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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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