ASIAN Geographic is the bi-monthly magazine that scours the region to bring readers the most compelling stories and images from the world's largest and most diverse continent. Readers enjoy a unique melting pot of breathtaking photography and in-depth features covering culture, nature, sustainability issues and exploration into the history of this diverse region. A regular 'Exploration' segment follows brave field editors as they travel deep into Asia's unexplored regions to take readers on a journey.
Impressions of the Wild • Artist Van Wangye is passionate about the natural world and hopes his work will make a difference for the planet by furthering wildlife conservation efforts and scientific education.
Four Treasures of the Study • Find out why the brush, paper, ink and ink stone are considered treasures in the heritage art of Chinese calligraphy.
FOUR TREASURES OF THE STUDY (文房四宝 ) • is an expression used to refer to the brush, ink, paper and ink stone used in Chinese calligraphy and painting
Underground Treasures • Fossil fuels and metals are the most precious resources found underground. We take a look at how much of them come from Asia.
Red Alert • Animals are among the many natural treasures to which Asia is home. We spotlight 14 Asian species listed as critically endangered in the IUCN Red List.
The IUCN Red List Categories
Prized Medicinal Plants and Animals • Mankind has for thousands of years tapped into the plethora of plants and animals on Earth for medicine and food. We take a look at six of the most valuable natural medicines our planet offers.
Eye for the Precious • When sparkly, multicoloured gems beckon, how do you tell the genuine from the fake? Gemologist Tay Thye Sun gives us insights.
Difference between jade and jadeite
The sterious Loot • The tales of the Second World War are aplenty but how many of us have heard of the supposed treasure trove the Japanese buried in the Philippines? ASIAN Geographic digs deeper to understand the grand mystery surrounding Yamashita’s Gold.
The Tiger of Malaya
Fading into Oblivion • Language experts say half of the world’s nearly 7,000 languages are expected to be extinct by the end of this century. Asia is where nearly half of these endangered languages are spoken. The continent will lose more than means of communication when these priceless cultural treasures vanish
From Age to Page: Glimpse into Historical Reality Through Fiction • Asian literature gives us insight into the tumultuous journeys that have shaped the peoples of this continent over history
A Trove of Cultural Treasures in the Golden Triangle • High in the mountains of the Golden Triangle where boundaries of Myanmar, Thailand and Laos coincide lives a rich multiplicity of traditional peoples who have maintained their independence and ancestral identity to a high degree. Each group represents an extraordinary world – unique in history, language, features, beliefs, and culture. May such intangible heritage be kept alive as a testament to the diversity of mankind.
UNESCO Heritage Sites of Asia • Spectacular landforms, splendid architecture, historical cities, natural wonders and spiritual centres: Asia has them all.
Koh-i-Noor: A Biography of the World’s Most Famous Diamond • Discover the secrets of the world’s most sought after diamond, and its extraordinary travels across Asia to Europe.
Zheng He: Leader of the Ming Dynasty’s Treasure Voyages • The seven naval expeditions of Admiral Zheng He from Ming Dynasty China to India, the middle east and Africa has fascinated the world for centuries. ASIAN Geographic looks at the advanced naval...