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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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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Make it More Than a March

Today is the day that we celebrate the existence of Earth, and we make more sustainable decisions like turning off the lights and taking shorter showers. For whatever reason, people don’t do this daily. To some, being environmentally friendly is considered “trendy” and not vital. What people fail to understand, whether it be from ignorance

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Kota Kinabalu – Mangroves

Plants are expected to consist of roots, stems and leaves. It’s usually assumed that dirt is somehow involved. Mangrove plants, however, are an exception. Mangroves are groups of trees and shrubs that grow in saline or brackish water in inter-tidal areas between land and the sea in subtropical and tropical regions. There are 69 “true”

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National Animal: Philippines – The Carabao

The Carabao (Bubalus bubalis) is often mistaken for a large rock, a puddle with huge horns or a big black road block. Though this swamp-loving domestic water buffalo is found all throughout rural South East Asia, in the Philippines the Carabao holds special status as the National Animal. There are two main theories about the

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The 3 Top Eco-Tourism Spots in Sagada

Ecotourism is a new conservation movement based in the tourist industry. It has been described as “responsible travel which conserves the natural environment and sustains the well-being of local people” [1]. High up in the Cordillera mountains in the Northern Luzon region of the Philippines exists the town of Sagada. This place is booming with

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