Art has a purpose in conservation and the coral garden is an extension of this, discovers Mallika Naguran.
In north Queensland, Australia around the November full moon, look out for the biggest mass sexual event of the year. The Great Barrier Reef corals will be mating.
Looking for a special getaway? You could do worse than take a trip to historic Gabo Island, off Victoria, Australia’s easternmost tip. The body that runs it, Parks Victoria, says it is a maritime lover’s dream escape.
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.
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