The Creation of a Capital

Colombo is a city of history. Even in the all-engulfing, bustling trading centre that is Pettah, unique architectural features such as colonnaded verandas can be found, though they are fast disappearing. While the number of historical sites dwindles, the rich culture of Colombo is resilient.

The Boatbuilders of Tanah Beru: Keeping Seafaring Traditions Alive

(Text by Khong Swee Lin. Photos by Carl-Bernd Kaelig) WORKING round the clock, stevedores trot up and down narrow gangplanks propped between port and deck,...

4 Longest Train Journeys in Asia

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Hibaku Tree of Hiroshima

Hibaku: The Witness Trees of Hiroshima

Almost 200 trees survived the direct effects of the Hiroshima atomic blast on August 6, 1945, and are now called hibaku jumoku – the survivor trees.

Unveiling Salekhard

Salekhard, far from an empty grass steppe, is a flourishing city where tradition and modernity meet. Proudly the only city located within the polar circle, Salekhard beckons to where frigid winds calm in warm hospitality.

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon

(Photo: Graphicaartis/Corbis) The Hanging Gardens of Babylon has captured the imagination of historians worldwide for centuries. Yet, its existence remains a debate as years of...

Suspended in Time: A Life of Devotion

Text & Photos  by Angelia Tan It’s an old island here in Koh Samui. Situated on the east coast of Thailand, the history told takes...

The Future of Language

Singapore English Today in Asia, there are examples of language evolution. Step forth Singapore’s street language, Singlish, a colloquial brand of English with words...

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