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Asian Geographic JUNIOR

Asian Geographic JUNIOR Issue 1 - 2015

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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Country:
Singapore
Language:
English
Publisher:
Asian Geographic Magazines Pte Ltd
Frequency:
Interrupted

in this issue

4 min.
painted faces

TRADITIONAL MASKS FROM AROUND ASIA Have you ever painted or created a mask at art class? If you have, you’ll know that masks are a lot of fun to make and wear! Across various cultures in Asia, masks are more than just fun – they have traditionally been used as symbolic objects. A common part of dance, theatre and rituals, masks have played a central role in storytelling and the passing down of culture. China » Earliest masks from 3500 BC were used for religious healing » Today, masks are used for religious ceremonies, weddings, funerals and for cultural events » Chinese New Year masks are painted with Chinese symbolic designs and vivid colours, especially red, the colour of prosperity » Opera masks are painted directly on the faces of the opera performers. Different colours depict the…

1 min.
solve the series of five puzzles to win a prize!

The Unsolved Robbery Well done! You have found the Twin Swords of Qutlugh! Unfortunately, in picking up the swords, you have triggered a trap. The way by which you came is now buried under ten feet of rubble. Fortunately for you, there is a way out. In the final years of King Qutlugh’s reign, there was robbery that went unsolved. The case puzzled King Qutlugh till his death. His court wizard put a spell on the Twin Swords of Qutlugh so that the person who solves the case while holding the swords will be magically transported out of the tomb. Here is the case: Three men, Aru, Ika and Hari, stole some animals. One of them stole a horse, one stole a mule, and one stole a camel. The three were caught, but it was…

1 min.
asian geographic society one asia one heart

MISSION Our mission is to conserve Asia’s natural heritage, spread geographic knowledge and inspire people to protect our planet. OBJECTIVES As a Geographical Society, we believe that future generations can only thrive and embrace Asia’s beauty when we do our part to conserve the living heritage and educate societies about conscious living on this planet. VALUES As we work towards securing a healthy planet for today and the future, we are guided by these fundamental values: • We are optimistic that life on Earth can be preserved and our efforts are never a lost cause • We make decisions with integrity and take responsibility for all our actions • We have the courage to take bold action on causes we strongly believe in • We respect and embrace the diversity of all cultures and beliefs Subscribe to ASIAN Geographic magazines…

4 min.
officially wild

Do you have a favourite animal? Many countries have favourites too! Some animals are just as, or perhaps even more, famous than humans. Countries have national symbols that are distinct and are easily associated with the particular country. These symbols can be plants or animals, even mythical creatures! National animals, in particular, are important, as they represent a country and its values, while giving citizens more to be proud of. CENTRAL ASIA Kazakhstan: Golden Eagle The Golden Eagle is distributed across several countries in Asia and Europe, but it is hard to spot one! Turkmenistan: Akhal-Teke horse Distinctively golden, this breed is thought to be one of the oldest existing horse breeds and is speedy, resilient and intelligent. Kyrgyzstan: Gyrfalcon Largest of the falcon species, the gyrfalcon is extremely fast and powerful in flight. Uzbekistan: Khumo (mythological) EAST ASIA China: Giant Panda Numbering…

2 min.
reading facial cues

What are social cues? Social cues are the signals we communicate to one another non-verbally. While adults usually have no trouble picking up on how a change in expression could mean a sarcastic comment, for example, young children might sometimes have problems identifying social cues, taking instead the literal meaning of the words spoken. This can lead to their misunderstanding people and situations. There are, however, exercises you can conduct with your child to improve his or her skills in reading social cues. Types of social cues There are different categories of social cues, including facial expressions, body language and personal space as well as the tone or pitch of the voice. Each of these signals add meaning to messages that are communicated verbally. For example, think of how the sentence “Please answer…

2 min.
a green home

Anson Lee Kai Yi, 10, studies at Northland Primary School in Yishun, Singapore. He enjoys cycling, swimming, skateboarding, playing catch and many other games. Anson with Dr Lim Wee Kiak, Member of Parliament for Nee Soon Group Representation Constituency (Canberra) at the Meet-The -People Session! Anson Lee Kai Yi makes a trip down to a Meet-the-People Session to find out how environmentally-friendly his neighbourhood is and how he can play a part in caring for it. I believe that the environment is important to us because mankind’s survival is directly affected by it. Trees are being cleared for development and our air is polluted by gases that factories and vehicles emit. As part of the future generation inheriting this planet, we need to know how to save the environment. Hence, I decided to…