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What’s the True Origin of the Borneo Elephant?

What’s the True Origin of the Borneo Elephant?

Could it be true that a gift exchange between Asian rulers several centuries ago inadvertently saved a population of elephants from extinction? Pygmy elephants, once native to Java (but sadly now extinct in the area), were found alive and well in northern Borneo in the early 21st century, and this has led to new thinking […]

Remote Lands’ Dozen Dream Destinations 2017

Remote Lands’ Dozen Dream Destinations 2017

Well, it’s that time of year once again. We’re back with some of Asia’s most exciting destinations for the coming 12 months, places that are guaranteed to awaken your adventurous spirit and leave you mesmerized by the planet’s beauty, diversity and fascination. We’ve rounded up some of the most interesting, undiscovered and jaw-dropping locations from […]

Malaysia Truly Tastier – A Culinary Guide

Malaysia Truly Tastier – A Culinary Guide

Malaysia is home to countless delicious dishes whose flavorsome roots come from all over the region, reflecting the multi-ethnic tapestry that makes up Malaysian society. There are strong influences from Indian, Indonesian and Chinese cuisine; within those designations are both the traditionally-rendered recipes, which stick to the cooking and seasoning methods of their homeland, and […]

The Best Places to Dive in Asia

The Best Places to Dive in Asia

With tropical islands galore and long stretches of sandy coastlines, lapped by crystal clear waters teeming with colorful and fascinating submarine life, Asia is the ideal destination for divers. Pack your underwater camera as we run down some of the continent’s finest sites to plunge in.   Underwater treasures in Thailand     The gorgeous […]

5 Amazing Asian Islands

5 Amazing Asian Islands

There is nothing quite like an island escape to help you unwind, your stresses melting into the powdery white sand as you gaze upon a calm emerald ocean. And when it comes to breathtaking island destinations in Asia, there is, quite literally, an archipelago of hotspots to choose from…