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.
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
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.
A visit to Surigao Del Sur will reveal a few surprising scenes such as the enchanted river and the three-tired Tinuy-an Falls, a few highlights of Philippines nature tourism. Text and Photos by Henrylito D. Tacio
Nature-based tourism meets beach tourism on the shores of Buenavista, an island resort in the south of the Philippines.
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.
. 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.
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.
The mayors of London, Paris, Los Angeles, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Quito, Vancouver, Mexico City, Milan, Seattle, Auckland and Cape Town have committed to a series of ambitious targets to make their cities greener, healthier and more prosperous.
Owned by Mandai Park Holdings (MPH) and operated by Banyan Tree, the resort in Mandai will be jointly created and named by both parties. Following the formation of the partnership, the next steps would entail developing the design and operations plans for the resort, which is scheduled for completion in 2023.
The United Nations declared 2017 to be the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. Its objective was to help promote a fairer, more environmentally sensitive global tourism industry. While the UN has done lots of groundwork and research, there is still plenty the average tourist can do. Here’s how.
On the list of finalists of Responsible Tourism Award 2017 is a game lodge in Botswana, a fynbos protected area in South Africa, a social enterprise in Vietnam, a tour operator working to benefit local communities in Limpopo, a European city, a group of guest cottages in Kangaroo Valley in Australia and a company enabling travellers to walk from village to village in rural India.
Eco resorts often claim to blend subtly into the local environment. Bamurru Plains goes one better and is actually part of its environment. By James Teo.
Back in the early 2000’s, Tioman Island was a prime destination for keen divers and budget travellers holidaying in Malaysia. But not much else: it was definitely right off the map for quality resort relaxation. Then, just over a decade ago, the Japamala eco-resort opened and showed Tioman was not just for backpackers. By Jeremy Torr
One of the least known islands of the Seychelles group, tiny Cousine Island is introducing limited tours for keen nature watchers. Now up to six visitors a day can visit its unspoilt wildlife, which includes giant Aldabra tortoises and Hawksbill turtles. By Jeremy Torr.
Nestled on the shoreline of the Arabian Gulf lies Mövenpick Beach Resort Al Khobar, a true getaway that awaits families, couples and corporate travellers alike. The resort features contemporary and spacious deluxe villas and facilities include a private lagoon beach, a wellness centre and restaurants offering a variety of excellent dining options.