The Legendary Ip Man: Grandmaster & Gentleman of Wing Chun

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“It is difficult for a student to pick a good teacher, but it is more difficult for a teacher to pick a good student.” – IP MAN...

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...
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What We Know About the Mysterious Underwater Bridge Between Sri Lanka and India

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Who made it? A great debate circles around the Rama Setu, or Adam’s Bridge, between politicians, geologists and Hindu devotees.

5 Fascinating Facts About Carrier Pigeons

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Long before wireless networks, carrier pigeons were widely used to send messages. We uncovered five fascinating fast facts about carrier pigeons through the years....
Harana , Traditions of Philippines , Serenade

The serenading suitors of the Philippines

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Under a courtship ritual called harana, it was compulsory for Filipino men to sing to their sweethearts

The Wheel of the Year: Celebrating the Seasons

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(text: Iris Toister and Reverand Alon Kobets) NATURE religions, pre-dating Christianity, visualised the year as a wheel with eight spokes. Each spoke is a major...
Sepak Takraw , Singapore , Asian Sports

The Uniquely Southeast Asian Sport of Sepak Takraw

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Sepak takraw may have been around since the 15th century, but it’s no forgotten relic. Find out more about the history of this fast-growing sport – and its bid for Olympic recognition

The Complexities of Kabul

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Kabul, standing fast in the gale of change, exemplifies strength but despite the horrors of unrest has maintained an impossible innocence and breathtaking beauty. The multitudes that call Kabul home relish in the diversity of opinion, culture and natural landscape.