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8 Top Spots to explore and activities to try in Phuket, Thailand

1. Big Buddha There is a myriad of exciting ways to see this treasured landmark. Many tours offer this experience and it is most divine...

6 Ways to Immerse Yourself in a Tribe’s Culture

Text by Shreya Acharya Image from Shutterstock There are numerous tribes around the world that boast a stunning diversity of cultures, practices and beliefs. As such,...

A Brief History of Medical Marijuana

Text by Khushi Makasare Marijuana has a long history of human use. While the plant is criminalised under several Asian systems, marijuana actually originated in...

Thailand: The Kayan in Limbo

Text and Images by Guillaume Petermann The Kayan village of Thailand is a minority group of Myanmar (Burma), donning brass spirals around their necks for...

5 Fun Facts About Herbs in Asia That 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...

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...

How Minimalism Can Help You Live a Sustainable Lifestyle

By Katreena Sarmiento Nowadays, people are increasingly adopting a minimalist style to get their lives in order. There's a wide variety of content being published...

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...

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