Built on the backs of prisoners of war, this Shinto shrine commemorated Japan's conquest of Singapore and testified to the might of the "Empire of the Rising Sun".

A lady wearing a niqab, a face veil, while shopping at a market in Gaza. © Natasa Kleanthous

A life choked with adversity along the Gaza Strip

A Hae-Nyeo diver in a modern rubber diving suit – which were distributed in the 1970s – carrying her harpoon. © Kang Man Bo

The Hae-Nyeo divers of Jeju Island in South Korea have been freediving for hundreds of years, harvesting seafood by hand.

Singapore's renaissance woman, Sylvia Kho (1917–2013), was an innovator and entrepreneur in the arts of fashion, beauty and decoration. Read about the story of her life, which is nothing short of amazing.

The clanging of hammers on metal, echoing through the back alleys of Bangkok, sounds out a fading tradition...

Togakushi – the destination of the pilgrimage – has five shrines. © Ed Day.

There is a Japan beyond the hectic city life of Tokyo, the technology, and the stereotypes of geishas and men in suits. We often speak of looking at the bigger picture, and rightly so. In Japan, this means venturing beyond the comforts of the cities, exploring the rural hinterland, and having the luxury of time to do so.

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Screaming men charge through the lines of soldiers and paramedics protecting the temple's shrine – they are possessed by the decorative and magical Sak Yant tattoos that have been etched into their skin.

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The Samurai were the warrior clans of medieval Japan, immortalised in literature and in art.

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When the bees are gone.

Pesticide use, habitat loss, diseases, parasites and global warming are plunging the honeybee population into decline, so much so that fruit farmers in China and elsewhere are doing the work of bees. Why? Because you have a bee to thank for every one in three bites of food you ingest.

A mangrove forest in the Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar. Mangroves are ecologically vital to the region in their ability to sequester carbon. © Shutterstock.

Offset your carbon emissions by planting a mangrove in Myanmar. 

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