Saturday, December 7, 2019

Homeless, not Shameless

How Japan’s broken economic state destroyed the middle-class haven (Text by Kara Kandarakis and photos by Michael Kandarakis) It was January 10, 2001 at exactly...

Democracy: States of Transition

Democracy is a label applied quite liberally by states, but it’s worth noting that while several countries proclaim themselves as democratic, this is not...
Asian Games , Jet Ski , Sport

Never-Before-Seen Sports at the Asian Games

Three new extreme sports have found their way into this year’s Asiad lineup, and all of them take place outside the stadium. We take a look at what to expect from these new events

WWF launches Plastic Smart Cities initiative in South East Asia with a $40M...

Singapore, Tuesday, 19 November 2019 - WWF launched the Plastic Smart Cities initiative today at the Responsible Business Forum in Singapore. The initiative brings...

POLLUTION KILLS 1.7 MILLION CHILDREN

In many developing countries, children grow up in potentially life-threatening environmental conditions – in squalor, surrounded by rampant pollution such as trash, toxic water and polluted air. These pictures – from “Happyland” in Manila, where families salvage waste for a living – present a clear picture of the health hazards posed by these conditions.
Indonesia , Races, Makepung

Indonesia’s Harvest Races

While top athletes duke it out in stadiums at this year's Asian Games, Indonesia’s agrarian backwaters have their own versions of sporting entertainment, starring the very bovines that plough the fields

Transamerica Life Bermuda Partners with WWF to Raise Awareness on Forest Conservation

The “Rewrap Project” wraps your gifts in used newspaper or FSC certified paper to support a more sustainable Christmas Singapore, 28 November 2019 – Transamerica...

A World Without ASEAN

They say you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. ASIAN Geographic asked five experts to imagine a future where the effects of the decades-old regional bloc simply vanished from history, to shed light on what losing it could mean for us

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