Environment

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.

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

Japamala Resort: Luxury Eco-living on Tioman

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

Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards 2010 Winners

Wild Asia announces the winners for the 5th Responsible Tourism Awards 2010 from Thailand, Indonesia and Sri Lanka at ITB Asia. After months of short-listing the finalists and making site visits to the final six properties and tour operators, Wild Asia’s judging panel has finally selected its 2010 RT Awards winners.

Victoria Hotels & Resorts Get Greener with Tons of Rubbish Collected in Vietnam and Cambodia

Hotels can and should do their part in contributing to the environment in which they operate. A stellar example of upholding community spirit and environmental responsibility is Victoria chain of hotels and resorts in Vietnam and Cambodia.

Restoring Hope in Survivors of Padang Earthquake through Music, Art and Dance

One year later, what is happening in Padang with the survivors of the massive earthquake that rocked the city? The process of reclaiming lives, rebuilding homes and regaining a foothold in some form of normal existence is still in its early stages. Kayti Denham reports.

Bohol Ecotourism: Chocolate Hills, Tarsier Research, Balicasag Island, Pamilacan Island

Bohol, an oval-shaped island province in Central Visayas bounded on the north by the Camotes Sea, on the west by the Cebu Strait, and on the South by the Bohol Sea. One of the more than 7,000 islands, it is considered an anchor tourist destination.

Philippines Ecotourism: Mati City Boasts Nature, Beaches, Dinosaur Island, Carmelite Monastery

Mati City has almost everything to offer to its guests and visitors. Endangered species like Philippine eagle, tarsier, and marine turtles can be found in some parts of the city. Dugong and whale watching can also be enjoyed in Mati’s crystal clear waters.