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.
The Creation of ASEAN • An organisation made up of 10 different countries of very different governments, cultures, and economic status, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was born on August 8, 1967 and straight off the bat, many were critical and thought that it would fail. But against all the odds, ASEAN fought through and has now emerged as one of the principal reasons for Southeast Asia’s success. But with that, you’re left to wonder, what was the secret and how did ASEAN beat the odds and emerge victorious?
Long Fight for Democracy THAILAND
The Rise of Philippines After the Marcos Era • By far one of the most notorious families in the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos and his wife, Imelda, made their mark on the country, but not in a way one would expect. Elected to the Philippines House of Representatives in 1949, Ferdinand Marcos quickly moved up the ranks and by 1965, he was inaugurated to his first term as President of the Philippines. This marked the beginning of his 20-year rule, which became increasingly authoritarian and corrupt.
A Tale of Two Countries MALAYSIA AND SINGAPORE • On August 9, 1965, Singapore officially separated from Malaysia, becoming an independent and sovereign state. The move was deeply rooted in the political and economic differences of the two ruling parties, with Singapore’s union with her neighbours lasting less than 23 months. What were the events that led to this pivotal break and why was Singapore ousted by the Federation of Malaysia?
The Legacy of Suharto’s New Order INDONESIA
Remembering Cambodia’s Years of Brutality Under Pol Pot
A Story of Economic Success VIETNAM • Once labelled the poorest nation in the world, Vietnam has endured many trials and tribulations to emerge as a success story that has left the world bewildered. The signs of the country’s economic success are visible from the skyline of Ho Chi Minh City and its office towers, high-end boutiques, skyscrapers, and bustling streets.
PARADISE IN THE PHILIPPINES • With its mesmerising mountainous rainforests, coral seas and gorgeous scenery, the Philippines is blessed with prime terrain for heart-pumping Nature adventures. We take you on a circuit of the region’s best outdoor exploits, and the nosh to tuck into afterwards
The National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Tupungato Volcano Expedition • Through its Perpetual Planet initiative Rolex has supported an expedition to install a weather station on one of the highest mountains in South America to help build climate change science on vulnerable water towers.
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