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I am currently in Kuching, my favorite place in Malaysia.

I need to update some information, do some interviews and write about selected responsible destinations around Kuching.

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C.Bossis, 6th of May 2009

Who they are and what they do

japamala-kinnaree-overseeing-the-walkway-to-the-resortThis is a resort like no other in Pulau Tioman, Pahang. It is luxury without decadence; a rustic escape with all the amenities of a 5-star hotel; a soothing sanctuary in an undisturbed corner of an otherwise busy island. Japamala Resort is high-end comfort at minimal cost to the planet.
Maple Loo-Asaro and Federico Asaro are avid fans of nature and this husband and wife team has transferred this passion to their resort. The most outstanding feature of this place is how it has incorporated all the elements of nature into the design of each of their villas. Individually designed by Federico himself, each villa or sarang
(nest) is made to accommodate the area on which it is perched, and not the other way around. Read the rest of this entry »

Who they are and what they do

fp-signboardThe Frangipani Langkawi Resort and Spa is serious about being green. It does not stop at a passive plea to its guests to save water, switch off the lights and reuse their towels. Instead it has a systematic program in place to reduce its carbon footprint, work towards self-sustainability, give back to the local community and educate its guests. And just to ensure that the desired green attitudes and practices are in place; Chek Min En was hired as its environment and education officer to share her passion for the planet with both staff and guests.
The list of green achievements at this very comfortable resort can be found on their website, but they are not simply green washing. The owner of the resort, Anthony Wong, is a long-time Malaysian Nature Society member and his goal is to imbibe every facet of the establishment with his green philosophies. Read the rest of this entry »

Who are they and what do they do

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Anna Pierrot and Larry Scuccato opened the Flying Rhino guesthouse in September 2008, in Kuala Kubu Bharu (KKB for the locals), in Selangor. Before the Flying Rhino, the husband and wife used to work in China, Anna in Education and Lorenzo in Industrial Engineering. They visited Malaysia several times and appreciated the diversity of the many still unspoilt natural areas. Why did they leave their comfortable expat life in China and open the Flying Rhino guesthouse? “We fell in love with the place, and wanted to make a difference by sharing environmental concerns and a life style with other people” said Anna.

Aware of culture and heritage, and keen to not disturb the forest with another land-consuming lodge, they settled on building the guesthouse in the middle of busy KKB, at the foot of Fraser’s Hill. It took them about two years (to find a house, buy it, renovate it, find a local partner, fill up the administrative papers… the list goes on). A huge amount of energy and determination was required to implement the project that lead to the Flying Rhino guesthouse. Read the rest of this entry »

A memorable trail in the jungle with a Semai guide: a unique opportunity to see rare and endangered Rafflesia and Raja Brookes butterflies in the Malaysian Peninsula.

Who are they and what do they do

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SEMAI or the Friends of Eco-tourism and the Conservation of Nature is a non-governmental indigenous community organization formally launched in April 2005. The aim of SEMAI is to protect the rare and endangered Rafflesia and Rajah Brookes Bird-wing butterfly’s habitats in the Bukit Kinta Forest Reserve that surrounds the village. SEMAI is the acronym for Sahabat Ekopelancongan Memuliraan Alam Indah as well as the name of the indigenous people or orang asal (orang asli) of the Kinta forest. Ulu Geroh is the name of the village made up of three Semai settlements. Read the rest of this entry »

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