Why so Green?

From the Green Dome of the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina to the fluorescent greens of flags and political campaigns, Islam has established itself as...

Travel and Adventure


Predicting Killer Waves

One countermeasure to mitigate disasters in tsunami-prone Japan is to monitor ocean waves far offshore. In a buoy equipped with GPS (Global Positioning System),...

5000 Years of Pepper


Tree of Life: The Wood Element

Article extracted from Asian Geographic Issue 02/2020 (141) Text: Shreya Acharya It is durable and strong, warm and cosy, and lasts up to hundreds of years....

Women of Gaza


SABAH TO HOST ADEX OCEAN PARTNERSHIP SUMMIT 2023, 18 – 20 August, Sabah International...

SABAH TO HOST ADEX OCEAN PARTNERSHIP SUMMIT 2023,18 – 20 August,Sabah International Convention Centre (SICC) Organised in partnership with the Sabah Tourism Board, Sabah will play host to the ADEX Ocean Partnership Summit 2023, a succession to the Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) that took place in Singapore at the Sands...


From the rugged mountains of the India to the gleaming business district of Singapore, Photographer Ravikumar Jambunathan uses black and white images to capture moments of transcendence.

The Mesir Festival: A Paste of History

Text & photos Emre Kuheylan The Mesir Festival is one of the oldest festivals in Turkey. In March 2011, the festival will see its 471st year of celebration in Manisa. Each year, the people of Manisa and surrounding cities gather around the Sultan Mosque and try to catch mesir pastes...

Spirit Warrior: The Religious Source of Martial Arts

Over the centuries, martial arts have travelled far beyond their places of origin and become some of the greatest sports ever devised. In contemporary culture, names like Jackie Chan and Jet Li have broken language barriers, transcended cultural differences and made martial arts the go-to commercial success, embraced by...

Current Affairs

Observing The New Uzbekistan

Central Asia's most populous nation Uzbekistan was voted for their leader. Around 20 million Uzbeks are eligible for an election on 9 July at...

Palm Progress

Can palm oil plantations and endangered rainforests really coexist? One conservationist says yes. Text and images credit: Nathan Sen The island of Borneo, divided among Malaysia,...

Above the Water: Sea Science

Text by Benjamin P.Horton 340 MILLION people are at risk of flooding from sea-level rise by 2050. We know that rising sea levels affect every coastal...

The Gold Trap: How COVID-19 is pushing Filipino children into hazardous work

By Marielle Lucenio The Philippines had been making slow progress in its long fight against child labour, but the pandemic reversed the gains that had...

A culture of silence blunts the impact of a new Vietnamese law against sexual...

By Trang Vu Vietnam’s new labor law requires employers to put in place mechanisms to prevent and penalize sexual harassment in the workplace. But Vietnamese...

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The Road to Independence: Burma (1945 – 1962)

From the 1962 Democracy Protests, through the 1974 U Thant Crisis, the 1988 Uprising, and the 2007 Saffron Revolution, to the 2021 Spring Revolution, Myanmar has fought against the whims of its military leaders and suffered at the hands of the army. To make sense of the tumultuous events of the past six decades, we must understand the complex politics and power struggles that have dominated this country once known as Burma.

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