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In support of the inspirational Earth Day 2022 theme #InvestInOurPlanet here are our...

Here’s how to get your “friendcation” right!

They say that friends who travel together stay together. But is it really true that...

Hydroponics and aquaponics – gardening without soil

Did you know you can grow plants without soil? Hydroponics is an awesome way to grow...

How can we repair coral reef?

As a protected marine conservation area, we work hard to maintain and nurture growth in...

Wishing you both a happy wedding anniversary!

Anniversaries are special! Whether you’ve been together one year or 50, there’s no better...

Why a private island getaway should be on your bucket list

Private islands are the stuff of tropical dreams, aren’t they? Which probably explains...

What makes a hotel eco-friendly?

The travel world increasingly talks about eco-friendly resorts, green hotels,...

Love is in the air... and under the sea!

“One can't fail to fall in love with Bawah. The colours are intoxicating; the shipwrecked...

Romantic Moments at Bawah Reserve

What is the definition of romance? The Oxford English Dictionary defines romance as:

 

...

Marry me? Swoonworthy proposals to help you pop the question in style.

Congratulations! You have made the decision to ask your partner to marry you. Maybeyou’ve...

The ultimate line-up of dreamy, romantic private dining spots at Bawah

Whether it’s for a proposal, birthday, anniversary, honeymoon or simply “just because”, a...

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