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
Experiencing an all-too-familiar phase during travelling by which the hunger pangs have yet sank in when it’s dinner time already (perhaps due our stomachs filled by soymilk and heads still processing the scenes we saw during the distribution), we decided to head straight to the informal school for the street kids in a small dingy … Continue reading Tripper’s Review #2 – Informal School for Street Children in Yangon, Myanmar
It is a known fact that while you are in Vietnam, you need to visit the war museums and have a go at Vietnam’s street food. However, there is so much more that Vietnam has to offer. Take Hanoi for an example – as the capital of Vietnam, it is known for its centuries-old architecture and diversity of … Continue reading 5 Unusual Activities To Try In Hanoi!
Over the past 2 weeks, reports about the Rohingya exodus from Myanmar have flooded our newsfeed. The extent of the crisis is huge, with 300,000++ people fleeing Myanmar for safer grounds, where the likelihood of being burnt alive within their homes is dramatically lower. The Rohingya are an ethnic Muslim minority group living primarily in Myanmar’s … Continue reading Rohingya Community Workshop in KL