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Read up on commentaries and perspectives on issues on forests and peoples around Asia.

April 20, 2016

Borneo Chic’s 5th Anniversary

JAKARTA, Indonesia – On its 5th anniversary, Borneo Chic showcased a new collection of bags and clothes that offer a wide variation of local ethnic textiles in modern designs. An event was held in Kekun Café, Jalan Bangka Raya No. 99 READ MORE »

March 17, 2016

Forest Facial and More!

PAMPANGA, Philippines – “I feel rejuvenated!” – said Bernd-Markus Liss, Principal Advisor on Climate Change for GIZ in the Philippines. This was after he went through the forest spa experience organized by NTFP-EP at the Asia Pacific Forestry Week (APFW) in READ MORE »

February 9, 2016

Honey that’s truly Asian!

Definitely the highlight of the issue is Madhu Duniya, the largest Forest Honey event in Asia, held every 4 years, and gathering over 150 participants in total from honey gatherers to scientists, government officials to private sector players. It was READ MORE »

February 4, 2016

A vision of an eco-fair archipelago

This Papuan song, sung during a traditional ceremony in offering to the heavens, was the opening number of the PARARA Festival. Young Papuan elementary school children, with wide-eyed expectation to see the Jakarta they only read about in school books, READ MORE »

January 11, 2016

Designing sustainability

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia – Water was streaming up to the roof of the hotel to water the vegetable garden. Amazing! It was the first time ever I witnessed something like that. Apparently, in the GreenHost Hotel in Yogyakarta, dishwashing water is READ MORE »