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In this issue

In this special Green Edition of ASIAN Geographic, we continue our series of “colour editions” with a look at all things green in Asia.
These different shades of green matter a great deal to our region, and I hope this edition helps you to “think green” a little more – whether it’s using less water, considering your Muslim neighbours, or making your next vacation an ecotourism adventure.

The Karakoram Anomaly Decoded

For decades, scientists have believed that glaciers in the Karakoram Range are defying the trend of those across the globe-resisting glacial melt due to human-induced global warming. But as we trek up the Karakoram's second-longest glacier in July, as the United Nations announces the world's hottest ever month on record, does the melting ice beneath our feet suggest the so-called Karakoram Anomaly is slowing? Or is there a ray of hope it will continue to delay the inevitable?

The Karakoram Anomaly Decoded

10+ mins

Green Water Revolution

Southeast Asia's Quest to Sustainable Wastewater Management in an Era of Climate Sensitivity

Green Water Revolution

10+ mins

Green Philippines

The Philippine Archipelago may be synonymous with perfect beach holidays, but the Southeast Asian nation is also a great choice for your next ecotourism adventure

Green Philippines

7 mins

Life on the Edge

In the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, in the remote northern Russian Far East, indigenous ethnic groups like the Chukchi and the Yupik live in the most extreme conditions, hunting seals in their traditional kayaks as they have for millennia

Life on the Edge

10+ mins

Why so Green?

From the Green Dome of the Prophet's Mosque in Medina to the fluorescent greens of flags and political campaigns, Islam has established itself as the world's \"green\" religion

Why so Green?

3 mins

Green Dreams

With its tea plantations and rice paddies, dense jungles and expansive forests, the region is well known as a green paradise. But many of the most impressive Asian landscapes have names you may never have heard of. Journey with us as we reveal just some of the incredible locations that make the rest of the world green with envy!

Green Dreams

4 mins

Pilgrimage To Japan

The Land of the Rising Sun is as eclectic as it is fascinating, an exotic blend of ancient and modern. But two destinations in particular offer visitors an authentic taste of this unique nation: Wakayama, its spiritual centre, and Kyoto, its cultural heartland.

Pilgrimage To Japan

3 mins

The Silk Road Through Uzbekistan

High-speed trains may ply some of this route today, but the historical, religious and cultural significance of the great cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva remains intact

The Silk Road Through Uzbekistan

8 mins

10 Awe-Inspiring Reasons To Visit Sri Lanka

From eye-popping temples and tea estates to jaw-dropping national parks and natural wonders, the "teardrop island" has it all

10 Awe-Inspiring Reasons To Visit Sri Lanka

10+ mins

Nepal: In The Shadow Of Giants

Sandwiched between China to the north and India to the south, Nepal receives influences from Asia's two major powers, but this unique land bordered by the greatest mountain range on Earth promises experiences offered nowhere else

Nepal: In The Shadow Of Giants

8 mins

DAWA YANGZUM SHERPA: A TRAILBLAZING NEPALI MOUNTAINEER TEACHING WOMEN TO CLIMB

The Rolex Perpetual Planet Initiative is supporting Sherpa guide Dawa Yangzum in her quest to train young local women to become skilled mountaineers

DAWA YANGZUM SHERPA: A TRAILBLAZING NEPALI MOUNTAINEER TEACHING WOMEN TO CLIMB

1 min

People Power in Pink

In 1986, the Yellow Revolution ended the 20-year dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos, but more than three decades later, the Pink Revolution could not prevent the return of the Marcos dynasty

People Power in Pink

5 mins

Surprising Sakura

The cherry blossom may be the national flower of Japan, but the Land of the Rising Sun is by no means the only place in Asia that you'll find these iconic pink flowers

Surprising Sakura

1 min

Barbie's Asian Rivals

With the runaway success of Barbie, which has raked in well over a billion US dollars at the global box office, pink posters and merchandise are everywhere. But in Asia, America's famous doll never quite caught on.

Barbie's Asian Rivals

2 mins

Jaipur: India's Pink City

Where Pink Paints a Thousand Stories

Jaipur: India's Pink City

3 mins

Pink Himalayan Salt

It's probably no better for you than regular salt, and it doesn't actually come from the Himalayas, but pink salt has some history behind it - and it's here to stay

Pink Himalayan Salt

2 mins

Pink Power Female Icons, Trailblazers and Deities

From rulers to warriors, scientists to activists, actresses to adventurers, Asian heroines have defied societal norms, challenged stereotypes, and paved the way for future generations of women

Pink Power Female Icons, Trailblazers and Deities

7 mins

The Biggest Pink Diamond In The World

Tracing the journey of the "Sea of Light" and the "Light of the Eye" diamonds from a mine in south-central India to a cavernous vault in the capital of Iran

The Biggest Pink Diamond In The World

10+ mins

CELEBRATING THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST STEPS ON EVEREST'S PEAK

Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary made history with their daring climb to the summit of the world's highest mountain. Today, Rolex is supporting their legacies in the Himalaya through its Perpetual Planet Initiative. The Himalayan Trust and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa Foundation, now run by the climbers' children, are protecting the region's environment and empowering its local communities

CELEBRATING THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST STEPS ON EVEREST'S PEAK

3 mins

Philippines in Pink

From its psychedelic jeepneys to its kaleidoscopic festivals, the Philippines is never short on colour, but if it's a rose-tinted adventure you seek, look no further than these three coral-coloured experiences

Philippines in Pink

5 mins

The Pink Orchid Mantis

With a pink and white body and large lobes on its feet resembling flower petals, Hymenopus coronatus is a beauty, but the life of this \"flower mantis\" is not all roses.

The Pink Orchid Mantis

2 mins

Conserving The Last Frontier

Myanmar's once-paradisiacal Mergui Archipelago, the sprawling home to the country's Moken "sea gypsies", has become Southeast Asia's epicentre for unsustainable and illegal fishing

Conserving The Last Frontier

5 mins

The Shark Conservationist Who Helped Capture Jaws

After participating in the shoot that led to Hollywood's most famous shark scene, Valerie Taylor became a tireless defender of sharks and the marine environment. For ADEX Pixel Expo's "Generational Exchange", actress and ADEX Ambassador for Marine Conservation Hidy Yu talks to the Australian legend

The Shark Conservationist Who Helped Capture Jaws

6 mins

A Drop In The Ocean

With the establishment of locally managed marine areas around just a few of the Mergui Archipelago's 800 islands, the race to safeguard this jewel of the Andaman Sea faces a long uphill battle

A Drop In The Ocean

10 mins

Saving Species On The Brink

There are two primary reasons underlying threats to wildlife in Southeast Asia: illegal wildlife trade resulting in population declines and rapid deforestation leading to large-scale loss of habitat.

Saving Species On The Brink

4 mins

Finding Harmony Between Humans And Elephants

How one non-profit organisation is encouraging alternative crops to reduce human-elephant conflict in Thailand

Finding Harmony Between Humans And Elephants

7 mins

Understanding The Ocean's Biggest Fish

How one research team is using ultrasound and blood sampling techniques pioneered in Japan to study whale sharks in the wild off the Galápagos

Understanding The Ocean's Biggest Fish

8 mins

Cleaning Up The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

New technologies are being deployed to remove plastic trash from our oceans and rivers

Cleaning Up The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

4 mins

Koh Tao: Little Changes, Big Impacts

How two small businesses are putting sustainability first in their efforts to improve lives and preserve the environment

Koh Tao: Little Changes, Big Impacts

3 mins

Protecting The World's Biggest Eagle

The national bird of the Philippines is under threat of extinction from deforestation and human persecution

Protecting The World's Biggest Eagle

2 mins

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ASIAN Geographic Magazine Description:

PublisherAsian Geographic Magazines Pte Ltd

CategoryCulture

LanguageEnglish

FrequencyBi-Monthly

Asian Geographic Magazine is a bimonthly magazine that covers the culture, nature, and people of Asia. The magazine is known for its stunning photography and informative articles on a wide range of topics, including:

* Culture: Asian Geographic Magazine covers the diverse cultures of Asia, from traditional arts and crafts to modern festivals and events. The magazine also features profiles of influential Asian figures and thought leaders.
* Nature: Asian Geographic Magazine covers the natural wonders of Asia, from its lush rainforests to its towering mountains to its crystal-clear beaches. The magazine also features articles on the region's wildlife and environmental challenges.
* People: Asian Geographic Magazine covers the people of Asia, from their daily lives to their unique traditions and customs. The magazine also features profiles of ordinary people who are doing extraordinary things.

Asian Geographic Magazine is a must-read for anyone who wants to learn more about Asia. The magazine provides readers with a unique perspective on the region's culture, nature, and people, as well as insights from leading experts and academics.

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