Friday, February 21, 2020

China’s Attempt at Mitigating Plastic Waste

Text: Sitaraah Joshi Imagine looking over an endless sea of overcrowded, cluttered waste. Such is the plight of the heaps of rubbish that have been...

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...

King Tamar, the Caucasian Queen

In a world dominated by men, and where education, political power and military strength – all the preserves of men – were the most highly prized of attributes, any ruler who possessed them would be a king. Now and then however, history throws a curve ball. King Tamar was a woman and a great one too.

Celebrating Earth with the late H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand

According to the United Nations: The equivalent of one soccer field of soil is eroded every 5 seconds. It can take up to 1,000...

ASIAN Geographic PASSPORT coming to you soon!

Each ingredient and every process tells a tale of a home and a homeland. In this issue, we journey through the history of staple Asian...

Asia in Numbers

Asia is known for its busy ports and tourist traffic. In our latest issue is an extensive infographic showing Asia's busiest airports and its...

The S.E.A. Write Award Ceremony

A Prestigious ASEAN Award Presented to the 2016-18 Winners Since 1979, the S.E.A. Write Award, or the Southeast Asian Writers Award, has been presented annually...

What’s In A Name?

Today marks Myanmar's Independence Day. Here is a little background on the history of the country and its curious name. Festivals and traditional activities are...

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