Category: Asia & Pacific

Unravel the Mysteries of Japan with Gate 1

Today’s Japan is a self-styled contradiction. Here, the citizens who fuel a fast-paced economic juggernaut embrace traditions of tranquility and harmony. The most technologically advanced bullet train jettisons passengers to a slow-paced nature preserve. Vending […]

Everest: Discovery and Conquest

Despite all the cultural riches, sacred temples, and magnificent beauty of Nepal, the country is best known as the home of the highest peak on the planet, Mt. Everest—or, as the locals know it, Sagarmatha, […]

Preserving a Kingdom: Bhutan’s Enduring Culture

To enter Bhutan is to enter a world unto itself. Many have compared it to the mysterious Shangri-La, but there’s no mystery to how closely the Bhutanese safeguard their treasured traditional culture. With its doors […]

Borneo! Rich History, Primeval Beauty & Warm Smiles

It’s been said that the wildest, most untouched corners of the world are home to the most welcoming people. Surely that must be said of Malaysian Borneo. There is magic here—high in the treetops, infused […]

The Plight of the Bornean Orangutan

Peering into the deep, dark eyes of a Bornean orangutan, you’re likely to see a bit of yourself. It’s not your imagination playing tricks on you; this remarkable primate shares 97% of its DNA with […]

Borneo’s Primeval Splendor

Birdsong transforms the canopy of the Borneo lowland rainforest into a symphony. Around you, the lush jungle foliage of Asia’s last great rainforest whispers in a Java Sea breeze. Home to 15,000 types of flowering […]

Malaysia’s Magnificent Capital: Kuala Lumpur

It doesn’t take long to understand why Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s robust capital, is one of the most visited cities in the world. First, there is its remarkable diversity—a mix of Mughal, Moorish, Tudor, Neo-Gothic, Asian, […]

Indonesia’s Rich Bounties of Rice and Tea

Indonesia’s lush volcanic landscapes are home to some of the world’s most fertile farmland. Indeed, farming is a tradition of which Indonesians are rightfully proud as the people here over the centuries have adapted the […]

Indonesia: Where Two Worlds Meet

Natural Wonders of Java and Bali Have a Mystical Side If there’s one thing that stands supreme amidst all of Indonesia’s sumptuous beauty, it’s the volcano. Indonesia, after all, is its volcanoes. Lush rainforest, vast […]

It’s All About the Rice

Indonesia is the third largest producer of rice in the world, growing up to 50 million tons per year in the last decade. The average Indonesian consumes 441 pounds annually. But if rice is the […]