Videos by Wild Asia
Children were playing in the river, splashing happily with friends, chatting loudly, laughing joyously one beautiful Sunday morning.
This was the scene at the Taman Rimba Ampang, at the Bukit Belacan area.
Little do these little kids realise that they will be losing the serenity they have so far enjoyed once the Kuala Lumpur Outer Ring Road project becomes a reality.
HSBC - Wild Asia Responsible Journalists Programme is a training programme to inspire journalists and writers to look into the deeper root causes of environmental and sustainability issues and to bring a wider scope and depth of news reporting for such issues.
Heritance Kandalama in Dambulla, Sri Lanka, is a luxury resort and winner of Wild Asia's Responsible Tourism Award for 2010 in the Large Accommodation Operators category. The resort sports a unique architectural design which blends the hotel into the natural surroundings, maximising natural light and reducing energy use. It is built on raised platforms, minimising its impact on the surrounding ecosystem.
This slideshow presents PEPY Tours, based out of Siem Reap, Cambodia. PEPY is a finalist for Wild Asia's Responsible Tourism Award 2010 in the Tour Operators category. PEPY believes tours should be both adventurous AND responsible. It focuses on providing economic benefits to local communities through a variety of educational, volunteer and tour programs. Through their unique bicycle tours, they expose travellers to inspiring people and programs throughout Cambodia.
Soneva Gili is a finalist for Wild Asia's Responsible Tourism Award 2010 in the Mid-sized to Small Accommodation Operators category. The resort is located on the beautiful island of Lankanfushi in the Maldives, and runs under the concept of "intelligent luxury". Its innovative architecture and infrastructure provides energy efficiency, built using only certified sustainable materials. The resort endeavours to reduce their carbon footprint and green-house gas emissions.
Sarinbuana Ecolodge is a winner of Wild Asia's Responsible Tourism Award 2010 in the Mid-sized to Small Accommodation Operators category. It is located on the island of Bali, Indonesia and is dedicated to conserving their surrounding environment and empowering local communities, from building their bungalows with sustainable local materials, to using only biodegradable products on site.
This slideshow presents Andaman Discoveries, a tour operator out of Phang Nga, Thailand, and a winner of Wild Asia's Responsible Tourism Award for 2010. It is an ongoing community-driven project that stemmed from tsunami relief. They offer activities such as handicraft workshops, jungle hikes, cooking lessons, and other community-led projects which put tourists directly in contact with locals, thereby promoting a sense of authenticity in the tour experience.
This slideshow presents the Frangipani Resort in Langkawi Island off the coast of Malaysia. Frangipani is a finalist in Wild Asia's Responsible Tourism Award for 2010 in the Large Accommodation Operators category. The resort is dedicated to getting both guests and staff involved in their RT practices, and participates in a range of creative environmental activities. Frangipani is dedicated to inspiring other resorts to incorporate green practices.
Our forth and final Wild Asia Hero for 2010 is Tijah Yok Chopil, an indigenous woman of the Semai tribe. Tijah has devoted her life to empowering and uniting the once-scattered Orang Asli's of Peninsular Malaysia. Her dedication led to the historic 3,000-strong protest at Putrajaya in March this year.
Our third Wild Asia Hero is the Lubok Bongor Conservation, Cultural, Social and Welfare Society (PRILUB). Formerly known as the Wildlife Protection Unit (WPU), the group was the first community-based wildlife protection unit to be set up in the country.