ASIAN Geographic celebrates Mother’s Day by honouring women who have paved the way in human rights, social justice and fearless photojournalism in Asia. We pay tribute to Alexandra Boulat’s photos of the 2003 Iraq invasion, remember Singapore’s renaissance woman Sylvia Kho and cover the plight of abused women in India’s Pink War amongst other stories.
Scuba Diver AUSTRALASIA gets its Darwin on. We meet some of the most striking examples of evolution in action under the waves in Asia Pacific, we chart the development of our oceans’ ancient, most well-adapted predator, the shark, and find out how other creatures are perfectly designed for their dinners. Come on a journey to Tubbataha, one of the best protected MPAs in the world, that has evolved to become one of the most pristine dive destinations on the planet, and follow the development of diving in the region - a story that starts over 2,000 years ago.
In this issue, Asian Geographic magazine celebrates 20 years of publishing by rehashing some of its best works, contributors, and achievements. We will look at two decades of captivating photography and stunning art, as well as scientific discoveries and cultural exploration. While it is safe to keep on the track, our journey through Asia has often taken us off the beaten path, whether through physical quests or beyond the boundaries of our minds. On this occasion, we also bring to light a unique perception of the current economic development in India and China, as well as take you through the enchanting, multi-faceted country that is Qatar. As we mark this milestone we look back on this beautiful continent and the people who have helped shape our identity, but we also look forward – for there is much more to come.$10.00 SGD Add to cart
The concept of food has always been one served on a plate (or bowl) selflessly, with a story to tell. Each ingredient and every process tells a tale of a home and a homeland. In this issue, we journey through the history of staple Asian foods, rice and noodles, and their associated dishes around the region. You may see stark differences as well as uncanny resemblances among dishes, and each dish will show you part of a nation’s culture and tradition. Our feature articles highlight the unique street food culture of Asia, and take you through the fascinating history and practice of the paan (betel nut) custom. And in case it all makes you feel a little peckish, we have also provided some inspiration for amazing restaurants, cafés, and other dining experiences for any mood, budget and event, so you can have your fix in any corner of Asia. Be warned though: your mouth will water and you may hear a rumble – from your tummy, of course. But we promise it will be worth the journey.$10.00 SGD Add to cart
It’s a freaky world in the water! Asia’s seas are home to mysterious stone structures, critters straight out of a Tim Burton movie, weird and wonderful (and mostly undescribed!) life forms that drift up from the depths at night, and fish that switch their genders. Get fully immersed in the strangeness of the oceans in these parts, with magical muck diving, blackwater adventures, rebreather encounters and ghostly tales from Truk Lagoon. This issue is as far from normal as you’re likely to get.
THE New Year brings in fresh new resolutions and this is exactly what Asian Diver has plunged into. With a new look, new approach and new found gumption, every issue of Asian Diver this year will send your fins a-flappin’ and inspire nonstop plunges to keep your gills wet. We begin the year with adventures unlike any other; voyages not for the weak and tales that have become legends, boldly going where no one has gone before. We salute these boys and acknowledge their endeavours that have always been to stretch the limits of Man’s journey into the blue. Keep it real, keep it fun, keep it compelling…
In the second issue of 2016, ASIAN Geographic delves to the heart of the planet and its warming climate. Coming at the back of the Paris Climate Talks, we look at how impactful the new agreements are to Asian countries and how we are taking steps to ensure the survival of our planet.
SDOP begins the year with a complete refresh: an eye-catching new design, awesome new sections, and a new travel-friendly format! In this issue, we bring you face to face with the big animals and the little critters in our compilation of 20 of the planet’s most sensational dives, we give you a rundown of the Coral Triangle’s most-prized macro subjects, and our new Through The Lens section includes a comprehensive underwater photographer’s guide to Indonesia’s stunning Raja Ampat. Plus: This issue introduces the main features of this year’s bigger-than-ever Asia Dive Expo (ADEX), including the awesome photo and video talks, and the fantastic Film and Book Festivals! Grab your copy today!
It is with great pride that ASIAN Geographic partakes in a major role as we celebrate 50 years of independence for Singapore. Being a proud Singapore company and publisher of coffee table book Singapore My Home, we will showcase the history, heritage, culture and wildlife of Singapore, along with Singapore’s achievements over the years and uplifting moments during our growth as a nation.
To celebrate World Oceans Day, Scuba Diver will explore the world’s most precious underwater destinations with a trip around the planet’s protected marine sites. Packed with the most beautiful photography and comprehensive info on what makes these locations so special, this record of our oceans at their best will be a must-keep edition.$10.00 SGD Read more
Get "Castaway" from it all with an island adventure with this SDAA's Tiny Islands issue! Discover the most magical island getaways in Asia Pacific, and learn about the lure of Japan's tropical paradise - Ishigaki - where mantas and critters compete for your attention. Find out how salty the ocean really is, get the low down on drift diving, and find out what to pack in your fist aid kit before you venture off the grid. For all this as well as some of the world's best underwater photography and much more, grab your copy now!
This year, the quadrennial Asian Games – a massive sports event that often gets mixed up with some of its regional variants – will be hosted here in Southeast Asia. We appraise several local sports that set the Asiad’s lineup apart from its Olympic counterpart, and drop in on three unique sportspeople gearing up for August. But the 18th Games’ most interesting aspect could just be its return to Indonesia, a place where, over a half-century ago, Jakarta’s controversial hosting decisions shocked the 1960s’ worlds of sports and politics. Indonesian politics also kicks off another fascinating tale: how five Southeast Asian men managed to create the first Asian miracle of the 20th century: the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Helped by a few rounds of golf and drinks, these powerful diplomats succeeded in getting their respective countries – many with histories of bitter grudges and border invasions – to team up into a bloc that today still merits international admiration. Their surviving family and friends share memories of these master negotiators.$10.00 SGD Read more
In SDAA’s “Diving Green” issue, we bring you all things eco scuba. From how to travel, to where and how to dive, case studies of destinations that are making a difference, we also address the challenging question of what’s stopping us from making the changes we need to make to protect our oceans. If you want to use your diving to save the seas, this one’s for you.
Take the plunge with Asian Diver as we bring you the ultimate dive course guidebook for any scuba divers, aspiring divers, and professionals. Jump in and know about the must-have dive certificates offered by different dive agencies.$10.00 SGD Add to cart
Dedicated to Women in Diving In a male-dominated world, meet the “sisters of the sea” who are leading the way, doing it for themselves, and for the oceans! The waters, and the pages of SD’s next issue, are full of pioneering women like the world famous marine biologists “Her Deepness” Dr Sylvia Earle and “Queen of the Mantas” Dr Andrea Marshall, as well as masters of underwater photography like Jennifer Hayes, Amanda Cotton and Lia Barrett. Meet the female film makers, conservationists and mermaids who will be at ADEX 2017. Hear their stories, be awed by their work– dive in to an underwater world of girl power!
The next issue of ASIAN Geographic focuses on climate change. Our photographic showcase documents coastal communities in the Sundarbans, whose livelihoods are threatened by rising sea levels and increasing salinity. We trail a faction of Cambodian environmental vigilantes who are combatting illegal deforestation, examine the connection between climate change, food security and women farmers in Asia, walk with Borneo’s wildlife warriors in saving the orangutans, and follow a group of children salvaging pollution in Manila to make a living. We put meat under the knife in the carbon emissions discussion, and visit a small community of monks who are warding off the pushing tide in Thailand to save their sacred temple. Rather than looking at the effects of climate change in isolation, the issue also considers the possible solutions.
Themed spiritual pilgrimages, this issue of Passport takes you on various journeys that are at the heart of different faiths held by people around Asia. With stories that uncover spiritual practices and places across the continent and a six-page 2019 festival calendar to inspire your travels next year, this is an issue not to be missed!$10.00 SGD Read more
The 2019 edition of The Big Blue Book focuses on the perils of plastic pollution on the very source of life – the ocean. We look into the creation of plastic, its long life span, durability and opinions from prominent scientists on how plastics affect marine species – for example how microplastics affect coral reefs. We also investigate the solutions that can prevent further plastic pollution of our oceans so that marine species can be protected.$10.00 SGD Add to cart
The magazine that brings you everything you need to get yourself underwater this year is finally here! Featuring "61 Reasons Why You Need to Dive in 2016" (so that you can answer those disbelievers once and for all) the annual Diveaholics Buyers Guide is again full of all the gear and gadgets that you need to fix your kit cravings, as well as the low down on the places you need to get to. With a directory of operators in the hottest destinations, from the buzziest to the most remote and least explored, whatever floats your dive boat, SDAA has it covered. Get your copy now!
Some of the most fascinating aspects of existence happen in small ways. This issue, ASIAN Geographic turns a macro eye on the teeny tiny world around us that we so often forget, simply because we don’t stop to properly look for the infinitesimal.
In the first issue of 2016, ASIAN Geographic takes a closer look at the simian race as we move into the zodiac Year of the Monkey, from monkey gods worshipped in every corner of the Asian continent to the 5th-century Monkey Temple in Nepal and the 16th-century Chinese fable ‘Journey to the West’.
Asian Diver's ADEX Collector's Edition is back with an inspiring and fact-packed bumper issue to celebrate the International Year of the Reef, alongside an in-depth look at the ocean's apex predator. Get the low-down on what's happening in the shark fin trade, brush up on your knowledge of sharks and corals, and find out how individuals and organisations around the world are working to save our sharks and reefs.$10.00 SGD Read more
Asian Geographic Passport Special Travel Edition 2015/2016: Asia Hidden Scenes & Cities In this annual special travel edition, we invite you to travel through history: Journey in the footsteps of Genghis Khan through the lands from the Mongol Empire with some breathtaking scenery captured in our photo essay. Explore Japan, Thailand and India through their ancient sporting traditions, get inked by a tribal tattoo master, leave your shoes at the door and take a pilgrimage, or join the throng of one of Asia’s many vibrant festivals. We know Asia better than anyone.
Titled 'Celebrity Seas' this issue presents The World of Underwater Film &TV; Featuring a world exclusive interview with Sir David Attenborough, the Godfather of Nature documentaries, this is a must-read edition featuring the seas that have been featured on screens - big and small around the world, and recognition of the esteemed people behind the cameras. We descend into the depths of the Mozambique Channel with Hans Has Fifty Fathoms Award winner Laurent Ballesta in search of the coelacanth, the dino-fish that was thought to have been extinct for over 65 million years, and we journey back in time with the celebrated filmmaker and shark expert Valerie Taylor with a nail-biting extract from the dairy she kept while on location filming Blue Water White Death – the first ever documentary to contain 35mm footage of the great white.
Dive into the unique, wild and whacky experiences of underwater photographers and divers from around the world. From epic pelagic stories to first-time jitters, readers will be in for a treat in this special edition of Scuba Diver Australasia + Ocean Planet.$7.50 SGD Read more
Asian Diver is celebrating Asia's psychedelic seas in the "Colours of Asia" edition; exploring some of the most colourful dive sites in the world, investigating the reasons behind the Technicolor patters of the creatures that inhabit them, and visiting the Similan Islands where the underwater world looks like it's on steroids. But the oceans look very different if you're a fish, and Asian Diver has the science behind the real fish eye view. Get ready to dive into 2016 with a massive splash... of COLOUR!
In this issue, we unpack several health controversies and crises, from MSG to processed foods to the insect food revolution and diabetes. But it’s not all doom and gloom: The region’s varied cuisine is an intangible part of its heritage. We pay homage to the enduring art of the longevity noodle – handmade and visually evocative. Asia’s food culture is perhaps best summed up through the humble hawker, peddling the sheer diversity of this region’s culinary innovation through their roadside food carts. But even the ubiquitous street food vendor faces an uncertain future, as regulators of hygiene standards and urban planning brandish eviction – or “relocation” – notices. It’s time to eat smarter: to be more conscious of what we buy, how we waste, and what we ignore on that little label on the side of a can. Perhaps never before has this phrase been more weighty: "You are what you eat". Bon appétit!$7.50 SGD Read more
Draw inspiration from influential leadership icons, philanthropic champions, business magnates, science icons, cultural figures and sports heroes in our list of 100 astonishing Asians. Read about how plein-air drawing is gaining a strong following in urban societies worldwide in an age when instant photo feeds prevail. In 'Microscopic Plastic Litter and Rivers of Filth', we spotlight the issue of plastic pollution and how this environmental nemesis can find its way to your dinner. Find out how a Dutch man had a hand in writing history when he copied the Portugese’s closely-guarded sailing routes to the East Indies in 'The Map That Opened Up Southeast Asia'. What's your impression of Kama Sutra? Find out how it compares to the true identity of what could be the most celebrated yet misunderstood treatise on sex. See Singapore from new perspectives in Sony ambassador Michael Yamashita’s shots of the garden city, and view a snapshot of the highest and longest natural and man-made structures in the East and West.$10.00 SGD Read more
No journeys on Earth are more epic than those that take place in the vast blue beyond. Join SDAA on extraordinary migrations of marine mage fauna, and prepare to level-up your wanderlust with tales of sea safaris through the most exciting waters of the world. Some journeys will change you forever, SDAA’s next issue might do the same.
Drift Diving Edition From the Kuroshio Current to the Oyashio Current and even the East Australian Current, this issue takes on one of a much-overlooked aspect of scuba diving. Drift diving is an important skill that offers some of the most challenging, yet massively rewarding adventures. Go with the flow and drift, baby!
Asian Geographic Magazines continues to commemorate its 20th anniversary in this issue by celebrating the richness, allure, and expanse of Asian brands, artists, and locations that are, and have been, in line with our publication’s themes and overall outlook for the past 20 years, as well as bring to you more original articles and perspectives. For the last two decades, we have been honouring Asia’s diversity and vastness, and still continue important discussions in the continent, ranging from environmental issues to science, exploration, travel and of course, the different heritage, art and cultures that pulsate through the continent and reinforce our vision to bring Asia to the World.$10.00 SGD Add to cart
Black Magic Edition In this issue, the magic of the night takes over and Asian Diver invites you to surrender body and soul to some of the best night dives you’ll ever experience.
Travel with ASIAN Geographic to discover the first peoples who migrated to the Asian continent in our picturesque series by Jimmy Nelson. Find out about migrating comets in the Oort Cloud, the nomadic way of life in Mongolia and the Chinese labourers to British Guiana and back. Even the earth does not remain still, as you will find in our feature of Pangaea. Come with us - we are all travellers here on Earth.
In this issue, we examine the origins of everything in the way of the human condition - from evolution, to artistic expression, to the birth of monotheistic faith, and the violent beginnings of modern warfare. We also take a look at how scientific developments are challenging everything we thought we knew about the origins of life and civilisation. We place current debates within historical context, such as the development of the war of drugs, and the mythical roots of Pokemon and popular gaming culture.
Magical, mystical, miniature – seahorses are the stuff of legend, and critters that even the most experienced diver never tires of seeing. With ADEX 2016 dedicated to seahorses, Asian Diver’s Big Blue Book is the complete guide to these amazingly unique, yet threatened, little creatures! From ancient legends to their amazing anatomy and gender-bending behaviour, from where to find them and how to dive with them when you do, to their conservation status and how new species get their names, plus incredible photos, this is a must-keep guide for everyone who’s not immune to the charms of the seahorse. Get your copy today!
We think that Asia Pacific’s diving really is the best in the world, and we have given you just 20 of the hundreds (thousands?) of examples that back up this bold claim. We’ve also put together a comprehensive list of dive operators that can get you out there to see all of this undersea wonder for your self. And of course, we’ve scoured the world of gear and gadgets to bring you the newest and best (read: most covet-worthy) equipment for 2015.
From the awe-inspiring great white to the adorable dogfish sharks, Scuba Diver Ocean Planet presents a collection of images from some of the most talented underwater photographers across the globe. These individuals have united with the same vision – to see our sharks saved. Featuring the smallest, fiercest, friendliest, and rarest sharks, let these images attest to the true nature of sharks in this Collector's Edition.$10.00 SGD Read more
This annual SCUBA DIVER OCEAN PLANET showcases some of the best in underwater photography, from some of the most exciting underwater shooters in the industry. This year’s edition “Around the World in 80 Shots” presents iconic dive destinations from around the world, and includes the secrets behind the shots as well as insights into the gear that the professionals use. Showing off the world’s hottest dive destinations, with some of the most inspirational underwater photographs ever, SCUBA DIVER OCEAN PLANET is a must-have for dive travellers and aspiring photographers alike..
The Big Blue Book Edition Plunge into the NEW AND IMPROVED Asian Diver Magazine! This bumper issue has a whale-sized whopping 32-pages extra, bringing you extra content from the deep blue. With a series of in-depth features dedicated to dolphins, read all about our planet's most intelligent animals, and the issues facing the most at-risk species in the wild.
From the geological (volcanic activity and earthquakes) to the meteorological (hurricanes, thunderstorms and tornadoes) and the oceanographic (tsunamis, ocean currents and breaking waves), phenomena continue to awe humankind, while reminding us who’s the boss in such acts of God.
Are you on a budget or indulging in some luxury? This SDOP issue suits all; from camping in Scotland to sheer indulgence in St. Lucia. Check out how a photography pro travels, go faraway to San Benedicto with the magnificent giant oceanic mantas, take a weekend break in Sydney or Florida or try something different in Lembeh. Diverse photographic opportunities in California, sea lions in Mexico, submerged ancient Roman ruins in Italy, book and video reviews - all this and much, much more. Dive in, chill out and plan your next diving adventure with Scuba Diver OCEAN PLANET, your complete dive travel guide.
Think of the tales you may have heard about tribes that travel, carrying with them their families, livelihoods, and homes, only to move again in a couple of weeks, leaving nothing but footsteps. It is fascinating, and as if these tribes have a life so large it could be established anywhere – across towns, countries, and even borders. This Wood issue encapsulates these lives led by the nomads of Asia, stories of powerful women, and a look at the unprecedented challenges facing China and the wider region due to the coronavirus pandemic. We have taken the element through its numerous definitions: growth and being, its physical properties, its shapes and forms, and its symbolism. Because just like bamboo, so symbolic of the wood element, we bend, we twist, but we never break.$10.00 SGD Add to cart