Saturday, October 19, 2019

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...

Top 5 Places to Visit in Brunei

by Colin Tan Brunei is home to a majority of Malay followed by Chinese, indigenous and other ethnicities. It has a small population of about...

Top 5 Places to Visit in Jaffa Port, Tel Aviv Yafo, Israel

Text by Rachel Elnav and Rony Levinson. Photo: Richard T. Nowitz/CorbisAncient things tend to evoke a sense of fascination in us. Take a look...

Top 5 Places to Visit in Ambon

by Abraham Soyem Located nearer to Darwin and West Papua than to other parts of Indonesia like Jakarta, the Aru Islands in eastern Maluku are...

Papua New Guinea: A Perpetual Wonder

Text: EMMANUEL NAROKOBI AND ANDREW MOUTU Image: Marc Dozier/Corbis  The great Melanesian leader Jean-Marie Tjibaou once stated, “The return to tradition is a myth… No...

Top 5 Places to visit in Ulaanbaatar

Text by DELGERMAA NERGUI1. GORKHI-TERELJ NATIONAL PARKA short drive from Ulaanbaatar city centre, this national park is considered one of Mongolia’s most scenic areas....

Top 5 Places to Visit In Penang

By Timothy Tye What’s so special about Penang? It’s a question I often ask myself, when I see foreigners coming to buy properties here, or...

World’s Top Bridges Found in Asia

Bridges that are built with visions of grandeur are of Asian origin, but have become world recognised.Check out the rest of this article in...

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