5 island eco resorts near Singapore

One of the nicest perks of living in Singapore is the ability to travel to other countries in the region. As Changi Airport is within reach for all residents, it is easy to catch a flight to one of the fine exotic islands that Asia is famous for.ย However, if you are looking for an island…

5 elephant volunteering programmes in Thailand

Last April I went to Thailand to work as a volunteer at The Surin Project, an ethical elephant tourism project. It proved to be a very rewarding experience. Ever since, several of my friends consider making a similar trip theirselves.ย I always encourage people to go for it! Voluntourism is a showcase example of sustainable tourism…

Tangkoko Nature Reserve in North-Sulawesi

The north of Sulawesi, formerly known as Celebes, is mainly known for its dive sites, nature parks and volcanic mountains. But it might be one of Indonesia's best kept secrets that the rainforests at Sulawesi are home to some of the most unique animals on earth, including a tiny monkey which is considered to be…

5 ethical elephant day-trips in Thailand

Since the elephant is the national animal of Thailand, elephant tourism is a key factor in the Thai tourism industry. Due to a growing awareness of the crueltyย and the abuse that many elephants have to bear, more and more tourists are looking for an animal-friendly alternative. However, while this is a positive trend, there is…