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Birdwatching in Asia: Here’s Why This Hobby Is Taking Flight

By Kissa Castañeda
Aug 09, 2021 Earthbound during the pandemic, many of us turned our eyes to the sky, and to ...

The Malaysian Luxury Rain Forest Retreat That Guests Return To Again And Again: The Datai Langkawi

Ann Abel | Senior Contributor Apr 12, 2023,08:51am Thirty years ago, when Asian super-luxury resorts were first being developed, it ...

Visual Artist SC Shekar Gives Your Landscape Photography Skills A Boost At The Datai Langkawi

Kenneth Tan
07 September, 2022 Towards the end of October, budding photographers will be able to level up on their skills ...

Use leaves to wrap vegetables instead, say green activists

PETALING JAYA: Environmental activists groups are calling for action to use leaves of plants instead of plastic for wrapping vegetables.
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More Asian travellers getting hooked on adventure tourism

Malaysia’s travel trade is seeing growing demand for adventure travel, fuelled by well-travelled Asians looking for deeper experiences, improved air ...

Green Luxury In Langkawi

THERE WAS A time when, right up to the mid 1980s, Langkawi was a nobody of an island. Phuket had ...

A Visit to The Datai, Langkawi, Malaysia

Meet Irshad Mobarak, The Datai’s resident naturalist, down at the beachfront for an After Dark Nature Walk. “Langkawi’s definitely underestimated ...

Man and nature in perfect harmony

WOOOSH. The silhouette of something dark swoops across the inky canvas of the jungle. Despite the enthusiastic ramblings of my ...

‘We are going to self-destruct’: Development plans threaten Malaysian island

“You don’t have to travel very far and you are right into nature,” says Irshad Mobarak, founder of JungleWalla and ...

A Jungle retreat: The Datai Langkawi

“When you stay at The Datai, you’re sleeping in the jungle,” Long-time resident and world-renowned naturalist Irshad Mobarak says, ...