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Promoting Filipino cuisine can boost agriculture

Agriculture can transform from over-importing to self-sufficiency. Consumers can enjoy cheaper food.

Theater project aims to ease isolation of Japan’s social recluses

Through an experimental theater project, artists are hoping to offer hikikomori a chance to express themselves and regain self-confidence

Child’s tooth in Laos could offer clues to ancient human relative

Researchers believe the discovery proves that Denisovans -- a now-extinct branch of humanity -- lived in the warm tropics of southeast Asia

Indonesians celebrate Vesak at world’s largest Buddhist temple

Celebrations included prayers and meditation, collecting holy water and the release of flying lanterns symbolizing the letting go of negativity

Indian sari weavers toil to keep tradition alive

Varanasi's hand-weavers have cultivated a reputation for excellence over centuries, specializing in intricate patterns

Strasbourg cathedral loses famed ‘green ray,’ to fans’ chagrin

The stained glass at a cathedral in eastern France will no longer produce a distinctive green ray seen just twice a year, on the...

‘The bottom line’: Scuba divers help preserve historic Bangkok mansion

The city's breakneck reinvention over recent years has seen gleaming malls and flashy condos fly up, and old structures come down

‘Woven air’: Bangladesh revives elite forgotten fabric

The textile once brought magnificent riches to the lands where it was spun

Bananas to fish scales: Fashion’s hunt for eco-materials

Bananatex uses leaves from banana trees in the Philippines to make bags, T-shirts and a line of shoes for H&M that sold out within two hours

Homage to the acacia trees

Most of the trees are as old as the campus itself and it offer much-needed shade and bring in a relieving breeze even in the scorching heat

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