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Bridging the Orang Asli gap

The Orang Asli have much to offer to the tourism industry in Malaysia but first, some issues need to be addressed.

Human Writes: The guardians of Malaysian forests need our support

Preserving forests is not just important for native communities to survive, but for all us, in tackling the climate crisis.

Seeking local experiences when on holiday? Be more responsible

There are calls for one to holiday more responsibly when seeking authentic local experiences, especially those that involve the indigenous community in Malaysia.

Booked Out: How and when you're introduced to an author’s work matters

Sometimes, how and when you are first introduced to an author’s works matter. Young adult fiction works by Isabel Allende influenced the columnist's opinion of Allende's great work, 'The House Of The Spirits' when she read it as an adult.

Photos of end-of-life patients bring more awareness to palliative care

This final piece in our 'Unsung Angels' special report on palliative care looks at the vivid images captured by documentary photographer SC Shekar, as he hopes to create more awareness of the need for palliative care.

9 festivals and celebrations in 2019 that make Malaysia truly Asia

Malaysians are already familiar with major occasions like Hari Raya, Chinese New Year, Deepavali and Christmas. But there are many other cultural events to immerse in, too. Here are nine highlights from Tourism Malaysia’s calendar for 2019.

Head for the hills! Hikers defy violence in central Nigeria

Years of spiralling violence has rocked Nigeria, a country of outstanding natural beauty. But tired of the unrest, young hikers have now decided to revive its slogan, 'land of peace and tourism'.

Yearstarter2019: Preserving wealth of culture among Dayak community

Tuyang Initiative’s mission is to provide sustainable economic opportunities for the preservation of the Dayak cultural heritage.

Yearstarter2019: Empowering Sabah’s rural indigenous communities

For two decades, farmer-turned-activist Adrian Banie Lasimbang has worked to empower rural indigenous communities in Sabah. In 2019, the 41-year-old Penampang native aims to find even more sustainable methods to improve their livelihood.