Actxplorer is excited to have made friends with Care Channels (CC) Philippines in 2018 and is excited for future collaborations starting this 2019! This January, Actxplorer visited Care Channels’ Davao Care Farm and here’s a short story on our first collaboration: Davao, situated in Mindanao, is the largest city in the Philippines in terms … Continue reading Fullest potential // Davao, Philippines
INSURANCE. What associations do you draw with this word? Secure, guarantee, a form of safety net… But what if I told you today that this is far from the case in many rural places in the world? To many rural dwellers, insurance takes the form of livestock, and specifically in the form of a female … Continue reading The unsecured insurance, the secure alternative // Luang Prabang, Laos
An unlikely mix of people landed themselves in Indonesia; From all over Central Asia they have come. Many stories brief and deep I listened to, But one particular story pierced through my heart. A story of how the world turned upside down for one man, None of which his … Continue reading Melting pot of hope // Refugees in Indonesia
This May 2018, Actxplorer joined students from the National University of Singapore (NUS) for 1 week in Southern Thailand on their annual Geography Field Studies Programme. In the southern province of Phang-Nga resides some Moklen people – sea gypsies that have resettled on the southern coasts of Thailand for a few generations. Though known as … Continue reading Responsible Travelling: A Relook at Tourism Through the Lenses of Ethnic Minorities
The holiday retreat you’ve been looking forward to is FINALLY here. After months of planning and waiting, you arrive at your dream destination with great ambitions of being greeted with serenity… But instead, you are met with people asking: ‘hotel?’ ‘massage?’ ‘taxi?’ and let’s not forget the streets strewn with big buses, small vans and … Continue reading In Support of Community-Based Tourism?
So unknown are these mysterious waterfalls that even the locals have not named them. I was very impressed how the team at Myanmar Adventure Outfitters discovered them while exploring the Shan state, from train rides, riding around and some map apps. The two spectacular waterfalls are nicknamed Hidden Tiger Falls and Dark Horse Falls. Day … Continue reading Tripper’s Review #3 |The Hidden Falls of Shan State