Monday 25 Sep 2023
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KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 3): On the cover, vibrant colours of Guatemala trigger the wanderlust in us, as we live vicariously through renowned photographer Zung Heng, who shares his experience of life and Covid-19 in Central America behind the lens. A land covered with jungle, dotted with volcanoes, Guatemala is home to some of the greatest Mayan archaeological sites on earth.

Mexico usually comes to mind when Mayan history and civilisation are mentioned but Guatemala is all too often underrated in this aspect. Moreover, Malaysians do no need a visa to travel to Guatemala — a great reminder of the power of our passport.

Also in this issue, we take a look at the green agenda undertaken by the Malaysia Pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020, where participating entities work towards a theme of sustainability, mobility and opportunity.

Local NGOs are already gearing up for Pinktober — the National Cancer Society Malaysia has designed programmes for Breast Cancer Awareness Month that target the disease and Covid-19 at one go.

More stories you should not miss: The setting up of Arctic World Archive to safeguard and preserve heritage data for future generations; Mechanical timepieces that are flight-friendly and style-suitable for international travel; and The Ice Cream Bar’s new cocktail-inspired series for grown-ups to beat the heat.

Read all of these in the latest issue of Options, out with the Oct 4, 2021 issue of The Edge Malaysia weekly.

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