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Renovations to Saigon Cathedral

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral will carry out a massive two-year renovation project from 2017 – 2019 with the approval of the Ho Chi Minh’s municipal government. This is the first major refurbishment for the 137-year-old landmark, one of Saigon’s most famous tourist attractions. The restoration work will be conducted carefully to ...

Whale art installation in the Philippines

Friday, May 26th, 2017

A massive whale is unveiled on the shores of Sea Side Beach Resort in Naic, Cavite, Luzon, Philippines. The 15m x 3m blue whale, which looked to be in the late stages of decomposition, captured the attention of nearby communities and beachgoers. As groups gathered to haul off the dead whale, they ...

Gangga Island Dive special

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Gangga Island Resort & Spa is located on the tiny island of Pulau Gangga, just off the northern tip of Sulawesi, Indonesia. The closest dive sites are around Gangga itself and the 2 larger neighbours, Bangka and Talisei, but also with easy reach are the Bunaken Marine Park and the ...

May Specials with Siren Dive Liveaboards

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

20% Discount on the following cruises: Fiji Siren  -  Dive Beyond the Bligh • 10 nights: 25 August - 04 September 2017   Indo Siren  -  Komodo National Park • 10 nights: 01 - 11 September 2017 Palau Siren  -  Dive the Rock Islands • 7 nights: 21 - 28 August 2017 Philippine Siren  - Malapascua & ...

Diving between Bunaken and Lembeh

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Siladen Resort is now offering boat transfers between their resorts in Bangka and Lembeh, diving along the way. This means that changing resort doesn’t mean losing a day of what you love to do most on vacation!  Contact Symbiosis Custom Travel for more info and to book your next dive trip.

Phnom Penh Street food

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Bangkok and Chiang Mai may have the richest street food in South East Asia, but Phnom Penh is finally making an effort to join the fray... [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK7vLS_wi9Y&feature=youtu.be[/embed]

Reflections on the Chindwin by Pandaw Founder Paul Strachan

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Reprinted from the Pandaw Blog 'The Chindwin is the loveliest of rivers...' so wrote my late friend Alister McCrae of his 1930s trip up the great tributary as a young assistant of the Irrawaddy Flotilla*. And so it remains. I have been up a few rivers in my time and the ...

Dive Raja Ampat last minute special

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Book Raja 4 Divers now for a dive holiday stay between 01 April and 03 June and get an instant 15% discount. ALSO Book a stay between 50 August and 30 September and enjoy 10% off. CURRENT AVAILABILITY (subject to change): April 2017 01 to 08 Apr 2017, 7 nights - 10 spaces 15% LAST MINUTE ...

Indonesian villages powered by locally sourced sustainable energy

Monday, February 13th, 2017

7 February 2017 / Della Syahni - Mongabay A Pandansari resident tends mangroves plants. Photo by Donny Iqbal Indonesia’s national energy strategy relies on large fossil-fuel plants, but remote villages show alternatives are possible. An estimated 1.6 million poor households in Indonesia are not connected to the electricity grid. Indonesia's national energy plan, which ...

Wild Haven of Cambodia

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

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BEFORE THE FLOOD: Can the Bunong Culture Survive Cambodia’s Sesan II Dam?

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Published on Mongabay, 27 January 2017: Story and photo by Luc Forsyth Divided by promises of compensation, ethnic minority villages in northeastern Cambodia face relocation for a hydropower dam.When completed, the Lower Sesan II dam will inundate 36,000 hectares (89,000 acres) of forest and force 5,000 people to relocate, activists say. The ...

Cycling in Burma

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Step back in time and be mesmerized by spirituality and pace of life of modern day Burma. From temple hopping, exploring the countryside, and discovering the coastline, touring Burma by bike is one of the best ways to experience this truly unique destination. * * * * * 14 Day, 13 Night Burma Adventure. Guaranteed departures ...

Angkor Wat walkthrough with Vina

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

A walk through the amazing Angkor Wat with my friend, Vina. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qwrTcpWd6Q[/embed]

Raja Ampat Feb 2017. Last available places

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

There are still a few available places for the following cruises in Raja Ampat aboard the lovely Ondina sailing pinisi early next year: 12-21 February 2017. Sorong-Sorong. 9 nights. €2,745/person 23 February – 04 March 2017. Sorong-Sorong. 9 nights. €2,745/person This route covers the very best dive sites of Raja ...

Yoga & Diving Cruise, January 2017: Special last minute discount

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

Our friends from Yoga Natura are offering an astounding 25% discount for their Raja Ampat cruise between January 8 and 17, 2017 to dive in the amazing waters of Raja Ampat and enjoy the best yoga with Sandra Bicker aboard the SMY Ondina! Sailing a Phinisi schooner through the stunning ...