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
Under a courtship ritual called harana, it was compulsory for Filipino men to sing to their sweethearts
Across Asia, women throughout the ages have decorated their faces in pursuit of specific beauty ideals
Where waters run wild and forests grow free, there are groups of people who live alongside Nature in perfect harmony. Tribes across the world...
Thailand's northern city of Thailand was once the center of knowledge, architecture and commerce. Traders and travellers alike brought with them handicrafts like silverware, parasols and woodcarvings, all of which are still made today.
For centuries, indigenous tattooists working across Asia have marked human skin with powerful designs and symbols in their quest to signal ethnic identity and render the body sacred. Carried through life and onwards into death, these marks of humanity testify to an ancestral legacy that is in danger of gradually fading away.
The world’s first written laws came from its first civilisation, Mesopotamia, and along with it the earliest judicial proceedings in the presence of a king
Text by Simon Koh, Joan Koh, Selina Tan Illustration by Richard Cagomoc Mention weddings and what comes to mind is the father of the...