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...


Travel and Adventure


Are Caves Turning into Lethal Portals?

Text Khushi Makasare An unwavering rise in temperatures has fuelled the evolution of microbial communities in cave environments, proving to pose an ominous threat to...
Cow Farming, Cattle Farming, Hefer Farming, Pasture

Drones Take Off In Asia


Above Sea Level

Long before the sun peeks over the horizon, artisanal fishermen across Malaysia’s Johor Strait gather at their respective jetties and beaches. These days, fish are harder to find and their coastal lands are slowly disappearing into the sea. The future is bleak for the indigenous fisherman.

Transforming Lives: Art for Human’s Sake

AS RARE AS once in many centuries, a great piece of art shows up, and not another word shall be uttered. The notion of autoteles, from the Greek, mandates that such a masterstroke is “complete in itself”, a universal concept that spawns higher understanding amongst even the weakest in...

Have Micro and Nanoplastics Become Part of Our Diet?

Text Rachel Kwek and Terence Koh It is a well-known fact that microplastics swimming in our oceans are a huge problem but have they already found their way into our stomachs? Ocean plastic pollution is a major and growing global problem. Scientists estimate that the Earth’s oceans may already contain more...

Island Styling

The island province of Negros Oriental in the Philippines is a haven for explorers who prefer off-the-beaten-track adventures
Shah-i-Zinda Complex

Discover the Silk Road

In September 2017, a crew of explorers embarked on an expedition to trace the history of the Silk Road in Uzbekistan. Asian Geographic’s Spencer Nah shares his experience of the expedition – the second in a series of three. 

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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