July 29 is Global Tiger Day!
It was designated as Global Tiger Day at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in 2010 to call attention to the severe decline of tigers in the wild. On this
Rafflesia, a flowering plant with no leaves and almost no stem, can easily be identified by its five leathery, speckled petals.
There are about 28 species of Rafflesia in the world, the most renowned being
Ko Phangan in the Gulf of Thailand isn’t as well-known as its sister island of Samui and has no airport, but this is part of the attraction. Visiting this lush green getaway requires effort,
Tickets have just been released to New Zealand’s newest international festival - Mudtopia in Rotorua.
Celebrating Rotorua’s distinctive geothermal and volcanic environment, the three-day inaugural festival (1 – 3 December) is shaping up as a
Conservationists from the Ministry of Environment (MoE), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and local communities have discovered an Endangered masked finfoot nest for the first time in four years in the Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary
Wellington's Beervana offers total immersion in one of the most exciting brewing scenes on the planet.
Think London, think Porter. Think Bamberg, think Rauchbier. Think Pilsner from Pilsen, Kölsch from Cologne, and Berliner Weisse from
New Zealand Māori carvers, working in Washington DC, are completing final decorations on a traditional wooden waka (canoe) for the Smithsonian Museum to strengthen ties between the two countries.
The six-metre-long waka is a central
There’s a new beverage bubbling over with popularity in New Zealand, and the second annual New Zealand Cider Festival aims to quench that thirst.
Cider popularity in New Zealand has doubled in the last five
Fort Hose in Marudi was named after Charles Hose, the then Resident of Baram.
Born in 1863 in Hertfordshire, he was the son of clergyman Thomas Charles Hose.
As a young man, he continued his study at Cambridge University but never completed his degree.
With the help of his uncle, George Frederick Hose, the bishop of Singapore,
A visit to Marudi, a quiet riverine town in northern Sarawak, would be incomplete without a visit to Fort Hose.
Located about 100km upriver from Kuala Baram, Marudi used to be the administrative centre of this area before Miri was founded.
Today it is