Singapore’s NTU: Wood Construction Pioneer

Europe has led the way in recent years with some truly impressive wooden buildings, but Asia is fighting back. Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has announced plans for an impressive US$130million, six storey academic building built from wood. It will be the largest in Asia.

Sarawak Adventure Tourism - From Rafting to Cycling

Presenting the best of tourism highlights and cultural settings, Sarawak has planned these events for the action oriented, adventure seeking and adrenaline-driven traveller. Get ready to explore this beautiful country while doing something completely different... something that takes you out of your comfort zone!

Lord Howe: Sustainable World Heritage Getaway

Lord Howe Island is a tiny speck of land in the Pacific, only 11km by 3km, with terrifyingly high mountain peaks, under 400 inhabitants and a 25kph speed limit. It’s a unique destination.

Five Reasons to Stay at Villa Samadhi Singapore

While most tourists head to Singapore for its city attractions, there are those who are nostalgic about Singapore in the early days of the 20th Century. For these, the Villa Samadhi Singapore on the south of the island would fill a void or two. Mallika Naguran is pleasantly surprised with her ecotourism experience at a restored and responsible black and white bungalow that still tells the story of the British Singapore in the 1920s.

Kelimutu: Sustaining Parks - and People

Indonesia has a poor reputation for its ecological stance, so any resort that claims it deliberately operates near National Parks to raise visitor conservation awareness is a plus. Kelimutu Crater Lakes Eco Lodge makes a point of employing local people to extend that awareness into the local community.

Barry’s Place Atauro : In Harmony with Nature in Timor

If you thought Timor Leste was off the beaten track, take a boat ride to the island just an hour or so offshore from the capital, Dili – to Atauro. You will find a place where living with nature is as important as your holiday, and where you can almost feel the spirit of nature.

Bangkok Tree House: The Sustainable Hotel in a Green Lung

A hotel in the centre of a river that you have to walk or row a boat to offers the sustainable traveller one of the best places to stay in Bangkok.

Pulau Semakau : where garbage creates its own ecosystem

Singapore produces thousands of tonnes of rubbish a day. Even with recycling efforts, that’s a lot of rubbish. Singapore has taken a novel approach and turned one of its offshore islands into a dedicated landfill site – one that is also home to various flora and fauna despite its key role as a giant waste receptacle.

Thung Dap – Rebuilding with Sustainable Tourism

When a subsea earthquake generated a massive tsunami in 2004, thousands lost their lives and tens of thousands lost their livelihoods along the Khao Lak coast of Thailand. But today, sustainable tourism is well on the way to replacing – and enhancing – the lifestyles of some of the local people

Five Ways How Tasmania Might Surprise You

Having travelled through a number of places in Tasmania, Mallika Naguran and Jeremy Torr suggest travel tips that would come in handy for the intrepid traveller, especially those who look forward to a drive holiday in Australia.

Sustainable Living at Sarinbuana Eco Lodge in Bali

Making the right connections is what it takes to allow nature to provide for animals and people at Sarinbuana Eco Lodge. Mallika Naguran spent two nights in central Bali to learn how permaculture and ecotourism can go hand in hand in the heart of the forest.

Kerala Launches State-wide Responsible Tourism Initiative

Kerala Launches State-wide Responsible Tourism Initiative

The world’s first statewide responsible tourism (RT) mission has been opened in Kerala, India. Aimed at promoting people-friendly, local community-friendly and environment-friendly initiatives it is tasked with boosting rural development, local employment opportunities and the empowerment of women.

Veligandu Island Resort Awarded for Community Support

. Veligandu Island Resort and Spa, in the Maldives, has been selected for a Champions Award as a result of its work and commitment to local communities.

Club Med Cherating: Promoting Interest in Sustainability

Putting sustainability into practice and achieving awards are only part of resort operator Club Med's goals. One of its Asian resorts is pioneering efforts to educate guests and promote real-world knowledge of environmental issues.