Aliwal Shoal: Home for Sharks, Heaven for divers (South Africa)

In South Africa, divers usually have one focus: sharks. They want to know where they can dive with sharks, how to do it ethically, and why sharks flock to the southern tip of Africa. Notorious for its sheer quantity of sharks is Aliwal Shoal, which is nestled into the northeastern part of the country. Experienced divers know that Aliwal Shoal is the best place to see sharks in South Africa.

Hagensborg Brings Slave Free Chocolate to the West Coast

Most people don’t know that chocolate has a princess. Her name is Shelley Wallace and she is the owner of Hagensborg Chocolate Limited. Based in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, Hagensborg is a chocolate company that prides itself on making “Clean, Slave Free and Wild Chocolate” and is leading the way to ethical and sustainable chocolate.

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Diving in Kenting National Park – Kenting

Taiwan is not often synonymous with diving. Instead, Taiwan conjures images of enormous night markets, bubble tea and the glitzy and busy capital of Taipei. But if you venture to the south of the island one discovers the lush forests and clear blue waters of Kenting National Park. Taiwan is an island located to the

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Petulu Gunung – The village of a thousand birds

Every dusk, thousands of white birds roost in trees on the island of Bali. This bird mecca is found in the rural village of Petulu Gunung just 3 kilometers outside of Ubud in central Bali. Historically, inadequate roads left the village of Petulu isolated and poor. Many people left to work in other parts of

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Diving in Atagawa

Diving is Japan is famously associated with Okinawa and its subtropical waters. With all the focus on Japan’s diving in Okinawa, few international visitors venture to the Izu Peninsula for tourism let alone with the desire to explore its marine life. The tourism in this region is catered to Japanese locals who go diving in

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Changi Airport Butterfly Garden

While most major international airports offer free Wi-Fi, expensive duty-free shopping, and restaurants, Singapore’s Changi Airport offers an escape from the stresses of international transit with a tasteful Butterfly Garden. A refreshing green space, the garden has an impressive collection of about 1000 butterflies and moths belonging to 47 different species that are found in

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Holy Crap: The Batu Caves

About 45 minutes outside of central Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia are the Batu Caves. The caves are very easy to reach. There is a direct train from KL central to the Batu Caves, and the Batu Caves are the last stop on the KTM Komuter train line. It costs about a 2.60 MYR/0.81 CAD. The Batu

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Singapore Art Museum – Lizards Tail by Hiromi Tango

The concept of dropping a lizard’s tail is the central metaphor for Hiromi Tango’s visual art exhibit, “Lizard’s Tail”, at the Singapore Art Museum. Inspired by her volunteer experiences at an Australian Youth Centre where she interacted with disengaged youth, she conceptualized a lizard’s ability to drop its tail as a metaphor for how humans

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