River Pollution: The Dark Waters of Asia

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The ancient Greeks believed that there were six main rivers that flow from the living world into the Underworld. Like the river Styx flowing...

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.

Rise of an Authoritarian Leader: Ferdinand Marcos

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By Elyssa Yong By far one of the most notorious families in the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos and his wife, Imelda Marcos, made their mark on...

Oceans, Seas, Rivers – What’s the Difference?

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Oceans, seas and rivers are the Earth’s prized assets, influencing the survival of flora and fauna, as well as sustaining organisms and all living...

King Tamar, the Caucasian Queen

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In a world dominated by men, and where education, political power and military strength – all the preserves of men – were the most highly prized of attributes, any ruler who possessed them would be a king. Now and then however, history throws a curve ball. King Tamar was a woman and a great one too.

Asia’s Broken Soles

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Jia Sidao, the ambitious chancellor of the Song dynasty, creeps over to the daughter of the late emperor. He lulls the trusting little girl...

Top 5 Tourist Spots in Iloilo

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Molo Mansion in Iloilo, the Philippines Nestled in the Western Visayas of the Philippines, Iloilo is a hidden gem bustling with must-see sights in the...

Walk On The Wild Side: The Wakhan Corridor

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Sandwiched between the mountains of the Hindu Kush and Karakoram, the Wakhan Corridor linking Afghanistan and China played a vital role in the 19th-century...