BBC: Indonesia's futuristic take on travel
With its tourism industry hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, Indonesia's has decided to protect its future by placing its cultural heritage on web3
BBC: The Asian blouse that tells the tale of many cultures
There's one garment in Southeast Asia that embodies fashion, heritage and national pride. And now the kebaya is being nominated to join Unesco's Intangible Heritage List for 2023.
BBC: The ancient drink that powers Indonesia
A herbal tincture that originated in Java's royal courts more than 1,300 years ago is being given a new twist by young Indonesians
BBC: The berry that keeps Asia looking young
The goji berry, that has been part of Chinese culture since the 3rd century, is now being viewed as one of the hottest superfoods today
BBC: The birthplace of traditional Thai massage
While the practice of Nuad Thai can now be found in spas throughout the world, the soul of the humble therapy hasn’t changed much in the place where it was born.
BBC: The tiny forests designed by feng shui
As China embarks on an ambitious push to be carbon neutral by 2060, a collection of ancient forests may hold the key to its green future.
BBC: What Marie Kondo says about our new era of self-help
Each decade has a break-out self-help star, like today’s current queen of clean. But what exactly is it that makes us embrace them?
Insider: I quit my job as a nurse to house-sit — and I've now lived rent-free in LA, Portugal, Costa Rica, and more
Erin McKee is a former mental health nurse from the UK. She quit her job a year after the pandemic began. She now travels and lives for free as a house-sitter, looking after the owner's pets or plants.
Mongabay: Bali rice experiment cuts greenhouse gas emissions and increases yields
Rice paddies are responsible for 11% of the world’s methane emissions. There are more than 200 million rice farms in Asia. Working with local farmers, researchers in Bali, Indonesia, have discovered how to dramatically reduce the greenhouse gas emissions output of rice fields
Nat Geo: Photographing Death Valley’s starry skies shines a light on pollution
A national park artist-in-residence captures the fragility and beauty of the desert at night.
Smithsonian: Adventurer Elise Wortley recreates the journeys of famous female explorers
For historical accuracy, the 33-year-old Brit wears only the cotton dresses, yak wool coats and hobnail boots that her predecessors would have had
Smithsonian: Picnics are back
Gen-Z is spurning restaurants to enjoy hot dates outdoors—echoing the picnic’s racy beginnings