The Hip-Pop SIGNBOARD CARVER • Craftsman hows How to Make • George Town • MALAYSIA

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Master Lee is a wood carver. He creates Chinese signboards and modern art by mixing old traditions with modern methods.   “My name is Lee Chee Cheng. I’m…

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RUBBISH • Small Business Recycling Center • George Town • MALAYSIA

Monday, September 14, 2015

“My name is Mrs. Lian. I do recycling. Newspaper and plastic.” “When the people come, I go and weigh. After I weigh, I pay the money.” “They’ll come….

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TIM MAN • Tinsmith Craftsman • George Town • MALAYSIA

Monday, September 14, 2015

In some corners of Penang, old craftsmen, artisans, still grind away at traditional trades. Mr. Khaw is one of them. He’s a tinsmith. His hands and soul are…

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Juliana Canal LOCK • How the Born Lock Works

Friday, December 26, 2014

The Born lock is one of the most critical structures for boats navigating the Juliana Canal (Julianakanaal). It enables ships to bypass an unnavigable section of the river…

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WEED Invaders: Saving India’s Backwaters • Water hyacinths in Kerala

Thursday, December 25, 2014

The Kerala backwaters are dying. They’re being taken over by weeds, by an invasive species: water hyacinths. As Dr. Prabhu, from Sanatana Dharma College in Alleppey, explains –…

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