Sustaining Culture: The Kumano Kodō

The Kumano Kodō mountain paths have been trodden for over 1000 years, and are one of only two pilgrimage routes worldwide that have been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. Today, the mountain trails are helping to sustain and renew communities that have been clinging on to survival for the last few decades.

Plataran L’Harmonie Resort, Bali

Plataran L’Harmonie Menjangan in Bali’s west is built from the ground up to interface with the nearby National Park’s natural ecosystems and indigenous wildlife species, as well as sustaining the local community and culture.

Nikoi Island: Sustainable Haven

Nikoi Island offers tranquil equatorial coral reefs, white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, a rainforest and an astonishing variety of sea and land wildlife to its lucky visitors. Even more attractive it runs as sustainably as possible, with no vehicles, aircon, TV or imported building materials where possible. Best of all it’s a mere two-plus hours from the bustling centre of Singapore.

Indonesia for Women: Tourism Beyond the Footprint

Today, more and more discerning travellers are opting for sustainable holidays. And as the trend gathers momentum, there is an increasing awareness that standard “visit, tick off and snap a selfie” programmes don’t truly cater for many travellers. That’s why Wise Steps Travel, an Indonesian-based social travel enterprise, has come up with an impactful journey called A Woman’s Journey - from Women for Women.

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!