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...

Mesopotamia: the Birthplace of Justice

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The world’s first written laws came from its first civilisation, Mesopotamia, and along with it the earliest judicial proceedings in the presence of a king

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.

The Pyramid of Gunung Padang

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Megalithic site in Indonesia could be the oldest in the world Gunung Padang Indonesia Göbekli Tepe TurkeyPyramids of Giza EgyptStonehenge EnglandBorobudur IndonesiaRapa Nui Easter IslandMacchu Picchu PeruGunung Padang is once again making headlines as...

The Wallace Line: Where Kangaroo Meets Monkey

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The region of islands, Wallacea is named after the pioneering ecologist and geographer Alfred Russel Wallace (1823–1913), one of the titans of 19th-century British science. His observations of zoological differences to the northwest and southeast of an imaginary line through the Indonesian island of Sulawesi were part of a body of work that, alongside Charles Darwin, reinvented biology through the lens of evolution.

No Land for Nomads

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It’s seven in the morning, but the frosty Mongolian steppe is still pitch black. With a thick blanket of clouds covering the starry sky, darkness is pierced by the hundreds of eerie lights emanating from the eyes of a large sheep herd.

Religion Comes to Town

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Chinese immigrants arriving in Singapore took brought with them diverse religions that today live on in ornate places of worship, cemented in Singapore's cultural landscape.

The Enchanted City

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Liron Shimoni grew up in Tel Aviv, surrounded by the sights and sounds of a thousand cultures colliding. He remembers the nights dancing on the beach, the fishermen at the port and how the city grew to the metropolis it is today.