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
Cambodia, Skateboarding, Factory Phnom Penh

Breaking Boundaries : Cambodia’s Female Skateboarder Takes on the Asian Games

With skateboarding making it's debut in the 2018 Asian Games, Cambodia’s top female skater,  Kov Chan Sangva aims to use the platform to break gender boundaries and inspire girls to get on skateboards
Rodrigo Duterte, ASEAN, Laos

The Casual Beginnings of ASEAN

Regional alliances are often brought about by the need to address strife. While ASEAN is no different, the evolution of the organization couldn't be further from tense boardrooms and dry meeting halls

The Koreas at Asiad: A Fraught Combination?

With North and South Korea fielding three joint teams in this year's Asian Games, we take a look at the significance of the initiative...
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
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
Sepak Takraw , Singapore , Asian Sports

The Uniquely Southeast Asian Sport of Sepak Takraw

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
Asian Games, Incheon , Korea

The Politics of Sports in the Asian Games

Sporting competitions conjure images of athletic prowess and physical feats, with all the fanfare hiding the deft political manoeuvring required to bring these events to life. A closer inspection of the Asian Games reveals a political tapestry reflective of the deeply complex relations of the member states.

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