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Asian Geographic JUNIOR Issue 4 - 2015

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In ASIAN Geographic Junior's "Living Legends" we take you on a journey of exploration through Asia's incredible cultural legacies; from ancient lost civilisations that mysteriously disappeared to ground-breaking inventions that have shaped the world as we know it today. Find out how to become a black-belt master of Kung Fu, let your mind soar with dragons, or discover the Asian monks that have gained real-life superpowers. With a mix of fantastic stories, activities and of course, never ending fun - we're about to explore Asia's exciting and enduring heritage in a way that's never been done before.

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mud, mud, glorious mud!

Just like fruit is good for your body, mud is good for your skin and contains a whole load of minerals like magnesium and potassium. Mud has been known to have amazing healing powers, with some cultures believing that it holds physical remedies. But don’t just go digging up dirt at the Botanic Gardens, as not all kinds of mud can be used for the skin! Chief inventors of their time, when the Romans weren’t out trying to claim the world, they were busy bathing in natural mud baths. Remarkably, these mud baths are still used today to cure illnesses such as arthritis and heart disease. Not only considered to be miraculous curing baths, they were also a perfect place to meet, where communities would bond, much like friends meet up…

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SINGAPORE NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATIONS August 7 - 10 Singapore Celebrating Singapore’s first half century as an independent country on August 9, 2015, the bicentennial celebrations are set to be something to remember for the next 50 years! Singapore will be dotted with events all weekend, with things happening around the country from the Marina Bay Sands, to the Botanic Gardens and Sports Hub. Witness breathtaking aerial displays, fighter jets looping the skies with ear-splitting force, colourful acrobats defying gravity, street parades, per formers young and old, athletes, and musicians. Get ready for the party of the century! BUYOGAN FESTIVAL Mid August Leyte, Philippines “Buyog” means bees, and that’s what this festival is all about! Held in the town of Abuyog, during the festival, brightly coloured “bee dancers”, both children and adults, put on a splendidly choreographed bee…

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“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” –John Ruskin “LIFE isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to DANCE in the rain.” –Vivian Greene “Feelings are much like waves. We can’t stop them from coming, but we can choose which one to surf.” –Anon “Some people feel the rain, others just get wet” –Bob Marley “Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.” –Robert H. Schuller “You can no more win a war, than you can win an earthquake.” –Jeannette Rankin “Adopt the pace…

4 min.
when the world gets wild

Nature is constantly trying to keep everything in balance, and sometimes this means making some huge adjustments. But, when Nature needs to shift things around in a big way, cities and villages, and forests and farms, can end up in the way. Asia, as a region, sees more natural disasters than anywhere else in the world. The impacts of these events are more severe in poorer countries with big populations, that can’t prepare for them properly or deal with their aftermath. Here are just a few of the biggest natural disasters that have rocked this part of the world. MAY–JULY 1201 EGYPT AND SYRIA EARTHQUAKE WHAT HAPPENED? A huge earthquake caused a tsunami that devastated Cyprus, with aftershocks that hit a wider portion of the Middle East. Around 30,000 were killed in the event, and approximately…

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around asia in four seasons

WINTER WHERE? Harbin, China WHEN? December–Februar y WHY? With winter temperatures dropping below freezing, the snow-packed scenery of China is a real-life winter Wonderland, and is ideal for showing your children exactly how winter, caused by the chilly climate of the cold-temperate zone, directly affects the environment. AUTUMN WHERE? Jiuzhaigou Valley, Sichuan Province, China WHEN? October–Early November WHY? China’s most beautiful national park, the Nine Village Valley is home to an abundance of multicoloured lakes reflecting the colourful autumn leaves. See, first hand, how the seasons’ changes affect plants and animals, and how mountains and high altitudes affect the climate. SPRING WHERE? Tokyo, Japan WHEN? Late March–Early May WHY? Without a doubt one of the most beautiful sights of spring around the world, the annual blooming of the cherry blossom, or “sakura”, that happens along river banks and in the parks of Japan make it look as if Monet himself…

3 min.
can you help save life as we know it?

Crazy hot weather, cyclones, rising sea levels, floods – you’ve probably heard or read about these issues before, but did you know that these are signs that something major called ”climate change” is taking place all over the globe? WHAT EXACTLY IS CLIMATE CHANGE? Climate change is a large-scale, long-term shift in the planet’s weather patterns and average temperatures, and eventually it can and will completely change the way you and I live. So why is this happening, you ask? Scientists say there are many factors that are causing this change in our climate. But the main reason the climate is changing is because humans have been burning what we call “fossil fuels” – coal, oil and gas – to make electricity, which releases carbon dioxide. Think about this: Each time you play your…