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Text by Rajeswari Vikirama and Rachel Kwek Language experts say half of the world’s nearly 7,000 languages are expected to be extinct by the end...

Editorial Error in AG 141 Issue 2/2020 (The Wood Edition)

Asian Geographic magazine apologises for the error in AG 141 Issue 2/2020 (The Wood Edition) on the description of the individual found on the...
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The Symbol of Freedom

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Article extracted from Asian Geographic Issue 02/2020 (141) With its first appearance as far back as 2000 BC in ancient Mesopotamia, banking has come...

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Article extracted from Asian Geographic Issue 02/2020 (141) Text: Shreya Acharya When it comes to personality types, the archetypal wood baby is “the pioneer” –...

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Article extracted from Asian Geographic Issue 02/2020 (141) Text: Shreya Acharya It is durable and strong, warm and cosy, and lasts up to hundreds of years....

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Oceans, seas and rivers are the Earth’s prized assets, influencing the survival of flora and fauna, as well as sustaining organisms and all living...

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