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Covering over 70 percent of the Earth's surface, oceans are essential to life. Undoubtedly, our oceans are changing in response to climate change. What does this mean for our liquid planet?

Discover Asia's Vanishing Traditional Tattoos


The distinctive facial tattoos of the Konyak are typically related to whether an individual had participated in combat. Additional tattoos came to mark a man's body if he took human life. © Lars Krutak

Nilo plays with a broken cell phone he found in the canal in Manila. © Paul Ratje

In many developing countries, children grow up in potentially life-threatening environmental conditions – in squalor, surrounded by rampant pollution such as trash, toxic water and polluted air. These pictures – from “Happyland” in Manila, where families salvage waste for a living – present a clear picture of the health hazards posed by these conditions.

While climate change presents a global existential threat, Asia stands to be hit the hardest in the immediate future. Sir David King, the UK Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change, recently visited Singapore and shared his opinions on the state of clean energy transition in Asia.

Tao Yuanming, also known as Tao Chien (365-427 CE), is widely considered to be one of the greatest poets of the Six Dynasties Era. His poem, 'Substance, Shadow and Spirit', is insightful and philosophical, and its message about life strikes a cord even to this day.

The mass pilgrimage at Kumbh Mela unites Hindus in a splendid showcase of faith and devotion!

Pilgrims at the Kumbh Mela take shelter at a decorated wall near the ghats in Ujjain to escape the blistering heat during this time of the year. © Genther Deichmann

A compilation of visual stories that connect the land, culture and people of Eurasia that were linked by the former Mongol Empire under Genghis Khan, the ruler who united the nomadic tribes of northeast Asia.

Horse Breeding in Eastern Mongolia. The Mongol Empire was established on horseback. The rise and fall of the empire was dramatic. The Mongols are back to where they began and their horse breeding traditions continue.


The sun peaked over the horizon, and in a matter of minutes, the darkness which had cloaked me for hours vanished, replaced with a warm, orange glow. Though a good sized crowd was gathered at the summit, you could have heard a pin drop, such was the silent reverence for the place. © Shutterstock

With a history spanning over 2,000 years, sumo offers an exhilarating taste of Japanese culture.

ASIAN GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE celebrates Asia in all its rich diversity, from its natural environment to its assortment of wildlife, cultures and scientific discoveries. Based in Singapore, the team has its fingers on the pulse of Asia, with its award-winning contributors scouring the region to bring powerful stories and images to you. Titles under Asian Geographic Magazines include its flagship title ASIAN Geographic, PASSPORT, JUNIOR, and its diving titles, Asian Diver and Scuba Diver.

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