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The land known for its hospitality, multiple temples and great food has a host of natural wonders that beckon.

Reflections: Voyages of Discovery

From Marco Polo, Vasco Da Gama to Zheng He, explorers have traversed the globe in search of discovery and adventure. Asian Geographic traces their journeys...

Still Standing: Tasmania’s Richmond Bridge – Landmark of Convict Labours

TASMANIA’S Richmond Bridge is a tribute to simple form and a lasting symbol of Australia’s European origins. While surviving convict-built bridges are still relatively...

A Pilgrim’s Progress

Follow five of Asia’s most majestic pilgrimages – from Japan’s snow country, to the mountainous vistas of Tibet and Sri Lanka, and trace religious passages through India and Turkey.

On the Edge of Happiness

Text Woo Wan Lu Photos Quek Zong Ye Living the Vanuatu way. The wish to attain happiness is a basic human instinct. Some years ago, I...

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