Malaysia’s Perhentian Islands paradise

A few years ago, I got introduced to the Perhentian Islands in a Dutch travel programme. Ever since this magnificent island paradise with its crystal clear sea full of marine life and coral gardens, powdery white sand beaches and virgin jungles has been high on the bucket list. Last weekend, we finally had the chance to…

An eco-conscious divestyle resort at Bali

In November 2015 we travelled from Bali to the Gili's for a dive trip. As our final destination was Gili Air, we booked a one night stay at the OK divers resort & spa in Padang Bai. Although we were looking forward to our stay at the Gili's, we were sad to leave this place…

A green lodge in Gili Air

Being one of the most popular destinations of Indonesia, the Gili Islands are hard to miss. Although we wanted to see these beautiful islands ourself, we also wished to escape the tourist traps. We very well succeeded in that as we found a green getaway at the westside of Gili Air. Difference between the Gili Islands Gili Air…

High-class conservation in West-Papua

As much as I love to travel, I am needed at home in Singapore from time to time. In order to keep you updated on unique eco-friendly destinations, I will start sharing places where I haven't been (yet) but know from different sources that they are worth the attention. This weeks destination is one that…

Underwater paradise in North-Sulawesi

At the northern tip of Indonesia’s Sulawesi, a tiny 8 km² island is located. It is known for its breathtaking underwater world and therefore popular amongst scuba divers and snorkelers. Meet Bunaken Island! The island is part of the Bunaken National Marine Park: a unique tropical water ecosystem consisting of mangroves, coral reefs and many tropical…

Mutiara Beach Resort at Bintan Island

It may not be as famous as its big brothers Java, Sumatra and Bali, but Bintan Island is definitely worth some attention. As it's just a 45-minutes boat tour away from Singapore, Bintan is a popular getaway for Singaporeans that want to escape the city for a weekend without putting to much effort in their journey. Though…