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An Epic Creation

Text by Shreya Acharya The birth of writing from ancient Sumer has led to prominent and influential literary works, such as the Epic of Gilgamesh,...

ASIAN Geographic celebrates Diwali!

Whether you refer to it as Diwali, Deepavali, Dipavali, Dewali, Deepawali, or the Festival of Lights, this day is the brightest of them all....

At the End of the World

Text and Photos by MAGDA BISKUP THE PICKUP TRUCK was slowly climbing up the steep and unusually bumpy dirt road. I was squeezed between my...

Asia’s Sweet Success: The History of Ice Cream in Asia

by Selina Tan The concept of a frozen dessert is one that goes back thousands of years. By pouring a mixture of salt and ice...

José Jeuland: A Photo Study of Longevity in Okinawa

José Jeuland's  latest photography exhibition, "Longevity Okinawa" was officially opened amid huge fanfare at Fullerton Hotel in Singapore on April 19. A series of...

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...

Memories: 4 Old School Communications Must-Haves of Yesteryear

By Rachel Kwek. Take a trip down memory lane as we recall these communication must-haves of yesteryear The Pager: These personal radio devices allow users to receive...

Spirits of the Yellow Leaves

Text Shu Nimonjiya | Photos Geza J. Holzinger When development and preservation collide. In the highlands of Northern Thailand, there was once a truly isolated tribe...

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