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Volunteering With Animals In Yogyakarta Is Not Just Dirty Work

I have always had the childhood fantasy of being an animal keeper. To be a feeder of wildlife, a friend of beasts sounded like a dream job… until a party pooper  would burst my bubble with horror stories of menial tasks and dirty manual labour. “All you’ll be doing is clean animal poop,” they say. “You won’t actually get a chance to interact with the animals.”

Is working at a wildlife rescue centre all dirt and no play? I was about to find out during my weekend volunteering at the Jogjakarta Wildlife Rescue Centre, a  Fuze Ecoteer Responsible Travel programme.

The Singapore Zoo Was Full Of Butts

The Singapore Zoo utterly impressed me. It was amazing, it was massive (28 hectares), it was colourful, it was full of surprises at every turn.

What To Do When A Polar Bear Is Sleeping

What to do when a polar bear is sleeping? Poke the polar bear in the butt until the lazy bastard wakes up. Then get some root beer and fish together.

The Proud Father In Egypt

The Citadel, Cairo, Egypt.

He was walking out of The Citadel as I walked in, carrying his baby carefully in his arms like she was a pot of gold. A white blanket rests gently on her head, shielding her from the vicious Egyptian sun.

Little Nyonya Lady In Her Little Antique Shop

In a Nyonya antique shop in Jalan Sultan, Singapore..

You can’t see it, but hidden behind her spectacles, she has the kind eyes of a mother. When she smiles, the outer corners of her eyes gently curve up together with her matronly lips. Like the clutter of antiques covering every inch of her quaint little Baba and Nyonya shop, her age is starting to show.

10 Crazy Things I Achieved In 2013 Thanks To The Travel Bug

1. Gave myself scars with a story to tell in Phuket, Thailand

This Is The Most Beautiful National Park Of All Taiwan

DAY 4

People say if you’ve not visited Taroko Gorge National Park, you’ve not seen Taiwan. They say she’s the most beautiful place of all Taiwan, and they are quite right. On day 4, I met her. I stared at her, I breathed in her scent, I took in her glorious beauty. She looked back at me shyly and smiled, and with open arms she invited me to explore the curves of her cliffs…

HUALIEN Is The Wallflower Of Taiwanese Towns

DAY 3

Yesterday’s long walk in Taipei took a toll on me. Thankfully, I had time to take a long nap to recharge my batteries. Next stop: East Taiwan.

What To See And Do In TAIPEI, Taiwan

DAY 1

Woah, travelling, is really a waste of time. When you’re moving between miles, trying to get from one place to another, there’s not much you can do to be productive but sleep and make a futile attempt to read. We left Kuala Lumpur’s LCCT airport at 10am, boarded a four hour flight, and only checked in at a hotel in Taipei at 6pm.

I Thought Backpacking In Taiwan Would Be Boring, I Was Wrong

I’ll be honest to tell you that I was a teeny bit skeptical about backpacking in Taiwan. Amazing shopping? The only shopping I do is picking through my sister-in-law’s hand me downs. Culture? Taiwan is as Chinese as my Grandfather’s extensive China teapot collection.