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