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Select Articles by Justin Calderón


Kulning: A hypnotic Swedish singing tradition, January 7, 2021

A simple online solution that could end plastic pollution, June 14, 2019

Europe’s baffling linguistic enigma, June 4, 2019

How to make sure the fish we eat is safe, April 26, 2019

The French region with a new currency, April 19, 2019

Why are the Maltese so competitive? January 8, 2019

The tiny nation leading a new space race, July 16, 2018

Inside the secret world of accent training, March 18, 2016

Bangkok shouldn’t be good for expats — but it is, April 27, 2016

CNN Create

Robots to the rescue, April 1, 2021

Japan’s universal health coverage aims, April 1, 2021

CNN Travel

Swedish runestones open up a gateway to ancient Viking past, November 26, 2020

What happened to Denmark’s hippie paradise? August 10, 2019

Jordan Trail: A trek through history via ancient villages and wild wadis, June 13, 2017

Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago: Saling through one of Earth’s last paradises, January 16, 2017

El Carnaval de Barranquilla sizzles in Colombia, February 9, 2016

Heritage and hilarity: Funnyman’s mission to save Old Manila, July 17, 2015

Punches, headbutts, knockouts: Asia’s ‘new’ martial arts sensation, September 23, 2014

Balut: How to eat the Philippines’ fertilized duck egg, February 4, 2014

10 things to know before visiting Colombia, April 30, 2013

Where Bangkok’s sex workers go to school, October 12, 2010

Foreign Policy 

Colombia’s pro-lifers are objectively pro-Zika, April 18, 2016


FARC rebel rehab hopes to create lasting peace, April 24, 2016

Bangkok Post

Displaced Syrians cross the Rubicon, July 16, 2017

The Thunder Dragon goes Digital, November 23, 2015

Maps with meaning, September 7, 2015

Remittance revolution, August 31, 2015

Carmakers get rolling in the Philippines, August 10, 2015

Newsweek (Japan)

Myanmar enters the crucible of its democratic transition, April 21, 2015

Southeast Asia’s “swing nations”, November 12, 2014

Facebook Addiction Disorder in Malaysia, April 23, 2012

Southeast Asia Globe

History is how you read it: the Marcos Museum, October 16, 2015

The Diplomat

Myanmar’s Telegram System Still Alive, November 10, 2014

Myanmar’s Lagging Public Infrastructure, May 25, 2014


Pole-dancing steps into the spotlight in China, June 9, 2011

Urban China: View from a Shanghai “snail house”, January 18, 2011

Borneo Post

Is there no salve Sarawak can apply to Sabah’s scars?, March 31, 2013

The Expeditioner 

Saigon from the Backseat, January 3, 2010

2 thoughts on “Select Articles

  1. Hi mate,

    I’ve been reading your content for a while now and couldn’t help but notice that you wrote piece on Lethwei back in 2014.

    I cover the sport of Lethwei, and have recently written an article best described as “The Beginners guide to Lethwei” which features the history, rule set and general analysis on the ancient sport, if you’re interested?

    More info:

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