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ASIAN Geographic


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.

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WHY cut up money? C. K. Wilde showcases “Alternating Currency”, the first currency collage he made with currency from all over the world. The piece was a critical reconfiguration of the system of capitalism and the cult of personality propaganda that banknotes represent. The material used and its handling necessitated deep reflection on the use of symbolic capital as a system of inter-human relations. …

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back from the dead

Eternal rest is a lifelong task for the indigenous people of South Sulawesi, who congregate to serve their dead relatives once every few years. Follow Claudio Sieber as he gets a first-hand look at the bizarre practices of the Toraja who believe their deceased loved ones never really die. Log on to www.asiangeo.com/environment/stirring-the-bioplastic-industry/ as ASIAN Geographic talks to one of the most promising bioplastic startups in Asia that is causing a stir in the bioplastic industry with their biodegradable straws. …

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EDITORIAL PUBLISHER/EDITORIAL DIRECTOR John THET • thet@asiangeo.comEDITOR KWEK Zhi Yin Rachel • rachel@asiangeo.comCONTRIBUTING EDITOR Ian BONGSO-SELDRUP • ian@asiangeo.comEDITORIAL ASSISTANT Rajeswari VIKIRAMAN • intern@asiangeo.com DESIGN SENIOR ART DIRECTOR Benjamin CHEH Ming Hann • ben@asiangeo.comWEB/IT Dutch CATALON • dutch@asiangeo.com ADVERTISING & MARKETING BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Jason TAN • jason@asiangeo.comACCOUNTS MANAGERS Desmond HO • desmond@asiangeo.com Anne LOW • anne@uw360.asiaPROJECT & EVENTS MANAGER Ellfrance PHANG • ellfrance@uw360.asiaMARKETING MANAGER Nora ISMAIL • nora@uw360.asia CIRCULATION SENIOR TRAFFIC/PRODUCTION MANAGER Victor OW • victor@asiangeo.com CONTRIBUTORS Justin CHOOZigor ALDAMAYD Bar-NessDarren SOHDan LIUDominika KOSZOWSKAJuan Carlos PINTOLaurence BOUCHARDMariusz MAJEWSKISONG HanZay Yar Lin…

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“Cell phones are so convenient that they’re an inconvenience .”Haruki Murakami If you own a mobile phone, you are among the over 5.1 billion mobile phone users worldwide. This number is projected to grow to 5.8 billion in 2025. Who would have thought this small device would dominate telecommunication. After all, its grown-up version – the smartphone that the majority are accustomed to today – only started becoming common a decade ago. Some of you may recall using coin and card-operated payphones before you owned a mobile phone. Widely used till the 1990s, these relics are still relevant and constitute a fond memory to many (p36-39). Remember the days you used pagers, flipped through phone books to find telephone numbers and sent SMSes on phone keypads with buttons you…

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frames on screens

iPhone XS Max f2.4, 1/150, ISO 16 Darren Soh (Singapore) iPhone 7 Plus f/1.8, 1/2000, ISO20 Samsung 05 Galaxy Sony S8 SLT f/1-A .799 , 1V /15 f/, 22 ISO .050 , 1/ iPhone 7 Plus f1.8, 1/640, ISO 20 HUAWEI P20 Pro f/1.8, 1/30, ISO200 iPhone X f/1.8, 1/140, ISO20 Sony Xperia XZ1 f/2.0, 1/2000, ISO40 iPhone X f/1.8, 1/1700, ISO20 01 Windows to the World Dominika Koszowska, grand prize winner of the 8th Mobile Photography AwardsSony Xperia XZ1 f/2.0, 1/1000, ISO40 02 Reflection Darren Soh (Singapore), winner of #shotoniphone Challenge One of 10 winning entries from the Apple #shotoniphone Challenge announced in February this year. Judge Phil Schiller says of this image: “A reflection that looks like a painting,. Two worlds have collided.”…

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7,200 miles 306, a racing pigeon, holds the record for the longest pigeon flight by flying 7,200 miles over sea, mountains and desert from Arras, France to Saigon, Vietnam in 24 days. 800 Pigeons In the eastern Indian state of Orissa, 400 police stations relied on the Police Pigeon Service to communicate daily and during natural disasters. The service that comprised some 800 pigeons was retired in March 2002. 1.75 Hours Walter Fricker, a pigeon fancier, started the world’s first airmail service – Great Barrier Pigeongram Service – in 1897 in New Zealand. The service operated between the Great Barrier Reef and New Zealand till 1908, with pigeons covering the distance in 24 1.75 hours. 776 BC At the first Olympic Games held in…