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Akha, Traditional Costume, Hill Tribes, Thailand

Thailand’s Hill Tribes See Their Last Days

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Photographer Spotlight: Froilan Robas

Street/People Category June 2020 Winner, taken in Manila, Philippines, titled "Faith" and captioned "An annual festival celebrating the Feast of The Black Nazarene in...

Thailand: From the eyes of a young explorer

Six months ago, we were neck deep in the ASIAN Geographic Hot Soup Challenge 2017, pitting our knowledge of Asia against other secondary school contestants for a shot at being crowned champion of general knowledge on the region. Late October saw us triumphantly bundled up for a flight to Bangkok – almost vibrating with excitement – as part of the victor’s winnings: a specially organised educational adventure into the Land of a Thousand Smiles.
The Hot Soup School Challenge champions.

Asian Geographic Hot Soup School Challenge 2017

The 2017 ASIAN Geographic Hot Soup Challenge concluded its sixth successful quiz this year, held at the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS). The competition brought together 20 teams of four between the ages of 13 and 17 from various schools around Singapore, with the majority of participants returning to the competition with high hopes of making it into the finals.

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International Polar Bear Day: Meet the Snow Giants

Today, on International Polar Bear Day, we celebrate the majestic snow giant and its charming characteristics. 

Photographer Spotlight: Jobit George

Street/People Category July 2020 Winner, taken in New Delhi, India, captioned "Floral Face". As ASIAN Geographic’s annual Images of Asia (IOA) 2020 Photo/Videography Competition looms closer,...

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