Tourist Attractions

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!

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.

Bamurru Plains Resort: Australia’s Okavango Delta?

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.

Old Towns and Street Culture of Yunnan

Old Towns and Street Culture of Yunnan

Off-the-beaten track in Yunnan. Dig below the franchise food bars, selfie-stick vendors and bridal stock-shot locations, and China’s Yunnan Province still has plenty of cultural history to see and experience. By Kayti Denham.

Culture and Geology of Bali’s Mountains and Lakes

Why are mountains and mountain lakes so important to the Balinese? Simon introduces us to the cultural and religious significance of the geological landscapes of Bali in the first of a two-part series.

National Parks: Tasmania’s Green History

The first National Park in the world was declared in 1872 by US president Ulysses S. Grant. It was rightly seen as a massive milestone in the preservation of natural heritage. 

Duck Reach: Hydroelectric Wonder of Tasmania

If you were told exactly where the true pioneers of sustainable hydroelectric power first worked their engineering magic, you might be surprised.

Apani Dhani Eco-Lodge: Preserving Local Cultures and Heritage, India

Travellers seeking to discover the ‘real-India’ through immersive village life experiences are the ideal match for this one-of-a-kind hamlet in the desert clime.

Five Things To Discover in Cameron Highlands

While tourists still flock to Cameron Highlands for its natural landscape and cool clime, many fall for dull and hackneyed tours such as visits to strawberry and vegetable farms. To truly experience this charming eco-tourism destination within the Titiwangsa range of Pahang, West Malaysia, it is best to immerse yourself in the highland’s natural beauty, biodiversity, heritage and culture... and learning something about the forest ecology too. Mallika Naguran, who's been to Cameron Highlands numerous times as a kid and still visits, shares some pointers.

BEST Society - Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards 2014 Finalist

BEST Society, which stands for Borneo Ecotourism Solutions and Technologies, supports rural communities in Malaysia’s Sabah establish and improve their own social enterprises, improving their quality of life through business. Moving away from charity, now the NGO focuses on capacity building in social entrepreneurship, and is increasing access to markets for cottage industry artisans.

Andaman Discoveries - Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards Finalist

Andaman Discoveries in Thailand was born out of tragedy, and formed shortly after the Boxing Day Tsunami when villagers decided that community-based tourism would allow them to generate additional income and support their traditions, culture, and lifestyle. Since then, Andaman Discoveries has been offering various tours (volunteer trips, family holidays, and educational visits for schools) to empower the local community. Their Moken Experience tour supports nomadic communities preserve their culture through responsible tourism.

Tanjung Puting National Park's Environmental Impact

A slow boat trip through Tanjung Puting provides a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of the Borneo forest and watch the behaviour of the primates that inhabit it. In the third and final part of this series, writer Simon Pridmore sums up his experience in Kalimantan's remote Tanjung Puting National Park.

Showcase Eco-Resort: Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa

Beyond green, this eco-resort in West Malaysia shows how organic methods can be applied to address environmental problems and tourism impacts to produce amazing results. Mallika Naguran meets the man behind this award-winning resort to learn of his unwavering commitment towards Mother Nature.