Sunday, November 17, 2019

Sports Heroes – Part 2

Asian athletes who continue to scale greater heights in their respective fields

Travel and Adventure

Science

How gaming became an athletic event

Video games have come a long way from internet cafes and LAN shops, and the profitability of this popular pastime might just make Olympians out of enthusiasts

A Habitat for Humanity

Culture

How Formosa Birthed The Southeast Asian Languages

The aboriginal dialect of the tiny island of Taiwan is the ancestor of one-fifth of the world’s languages, researchers say   Few will associate primarily Mandarin-speaking,...
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Megasapiens

Teeming with activity and gleaming with a million lights is the megasapien, a city so populous it has become a world hub for trade, for culture or for religion. Rome was the first city to attain megasapien status, and today metropolitans number in the millions, but each city is unique.

Zheng He: Leader of the Ming Dynasty’s Treasure Voyages

The Ming Dynasty’s treasure voyages consisted of seven maritime expeditions made by Ming China’s treasure fleet between 1405 to 1433. The expedition was commanded by Admiral Zheng He(郑和), the Yongle emperor’s trusted court eunuch who served as the Grand Director (太监) of the Directorate of Palace Servants in the...

Belitung: A Private Paradise

How to Get There Turquoise, crystal clear waters, beautiful marine life, pristine white beaches, delicious cuisine and aromatic artisanal coffee, Belitung is a spectacular island which offers visitors the unspoilt beauty of Bali in a secluded location just one and half hours from Singapore! Part of the Banka-Belitung island province...

Dried Out Heartbreak

Heavy rainfall and hail shortly before the harvesting season this year have worsened an epidemic that has claimed more than 300,000 lives in India since liberalisation of its agriculture: the mass suicide of farmers.

Current Affairs

Our Planet, Our Life: Cleaning Up Versova Beach

Text: Shreya Acharya Instead of revelling in a much sought-after public holiday by having breakfast in bed or catching up on daytime TV, about 4800...

More Protests Causes HK Government HQ to Close

Clad all in black, close to a thousand protesters, including prominent democracy activist Joshua Wong, gathered at the Hong Kong Central Government Offices in...

Extradition Bill Shelved in HK But Protests Still Expected on Sunday

In a press conference held at 3pm on June 15, 2019, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced that she has decided to...

Street Protests Die Down But Hong Kong Might Lose International Hub Status

Street protests in Hong Kong finally died down on Thursday after the Hong Kong government postponed legislative sessions following widespread riots on Wednesday, June...

One Million Hong Kongers Protest in Streets Against Extradition Bill

A controversial extradition bill enabling China to extradite fugitives from Hong Kong prompted more than one million Hong Kongers to take to the streets...

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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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