Polygamy Inc.

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Driving through the streets of the commuter town of Rawang, 30 kilometres north of Malaysia’s capital city Kuala Lumpur, Azlina Jamaluddin is more than eager to challenge any criticism of polygamous marriage. A born-again Muslim and self-proclaimed “working woman”, the 48-year-old dentist ascribes her professional success and personal growth to polygamy. “I can work, I have more time for myself and I don’t need to take care of my children all the time, as the other wives share the childrearing responsibilities with me,” she shares.

A Brief History of Medical Marijuana

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Text by Khushi Makasare Marijuana has a long history of human use. While the plant is criminalised under several Asian systems, marijuana actually originated in...

Nepal’s Last Nomads Still Hunt and Eat Monkeys

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Nepal’s last hunting tribe subsists on primates as their main meal, but not for much longer
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Breaking Boundaries : Cambodia’s Female Skateboarder Takes on the Asian Games

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With skateboarding making it's debut in the 2018 Asian Games, Cambodia’s top female skater,  Kov Chan Sangva aims to use the platform to break gender boundaries and inspire girls to get on skateboards

Sea Change in the Strait

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By Sarah Chew It is August 1965. Less than two years after a merger, Singapore’s reluctant departure from the Federation of Malaysia throws her into...

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

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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...

Made in China

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Coming from the ultra-modern megalopolis of Shanghai, nobody would believe that a four-hour bus ride through eight-lane expressways, followed by a bumpy, mostly unpaved road would lead to the Chinese version of Hollywood. Hengdian, a city of around 200,000 people in the eastern part of Zhejiang Province is where, astonishingly, around 20 percent of all Chinese movies and TV series are filmed.

8 Top Spots to explore and activities to try in Phuket, Thailand

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1. Big Buddha There is a myriad of exciting ways to see this treasured landmark. Many tours offer this experience and it is most divine...