Saturday, October 19, 2019

Sealing the Deal

The meticulous art-form of seal stamping continues to be popular in China today

Travel and Adventure

Science

The 4 Main Apps in China’s Parallel Cyberspace

Most foreign apps are alien to Chinese residents in China. But they don't need them because local companies have developed copycats that often surpass...

5000 Years of Pepper

The Lungs of the Earth

Culture

Vanishing Roots

One of the largest ethnic groups in Cambodia, the Kuy community lives in harmony with the forest. For them, life follows the organic rhythm of Nature, rooted in the essence of community life. “We call this place our home. This is where we feel protected,” they explain. A community strongly tied to their animist beliefs, the Kuy people says that the Neaktah – or ancestral spirits – have blessed their presence in the forest. The Neaktah watch over people and places, as long as they are paid respect through prayers and offerings.
Seal carving, Chinese Seal, Stamps

Sealing the Deal

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Abode of Peace in the Lion City

"Abode of Peace in the Lion City" curates stamps, artefacts, 360° virtual reality displays and interactive stations to connect Singapore and Brunei's rich cultural traditions

What is the IUCN Red List?

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The Philippine Archipelago

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Thrilla in Manila

Growing up in a democratic suburb away from the designer labels and the big money of Manila’s central business districts has its benefits.

Current Affairs

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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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