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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China: Leader Of The World’s Newest Tech Wave

The rest of China is starting to catch up with its major cities in term of technological standing


The Face of Islam: In Praise of an Inimitable Creation

Text & photos by Sophie Ibbotson & Max-Lovell-Hoare It is often said that Islam does not permit the portrayal of living things in art but,...

Treasures of Asia: The 5 Most Popular Gemstones in Asia

Text by Tay Thye Sun and Rachel Kwek. Photos by Tay Thye Sun and ShutterstockThe infinity stones that make up the infinity gauntlet might not be in our grasp but some of the most valuable gemstones in the world are found natively in Asia. Asian Geographic takes a look at...

Celebrating International Mountain Day

It's December 11, otherwise known as International Mountain Day! Source: United Nations The increasing attention to the importance of mountains led the UN to declare to 2002 the UN International Year of Mountains. The first international day was celebrated for the first time the following year, 2003. Mountains are home of 15%...

Little-known Facts About the Mobile Phone Industry

Text Rachel Kwek Beyond the latest models and increasingly impressive phone specifications, what more is there to the gadget that has captured the imagination of people around the world? AG reveals interesting nuggets about the mobile industry. Weirdest app ever created For sure this is not the only strange app in the...

The Land of Women

For well over a century, women of the South Korean island province of Jeju – “the Land of Women” – have made their living by freediving – ill-equipped – to the depths of the ocean to harvest seaweed and shellfish. Reaching depths of over 10 metres in chilly waters, and lasting between two to three minutes on a single gulp of air, over 100 times a day, the Hae-Nyeo, or “sea women”, are often seen as myth-like mermaids.

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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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