Becoming a social enterprise is not something that you just claim you are doing. It has to be something that you and your company is really doing. Although the term social enterprise is new to many, if you look around you will be able to actually see there is continuous effort done by conventional businesses to solve social issues happening around them. Borneo Eco Tours is doing just that!
Reading from causeartist.com, the impact of social enterprise all over the world is getting bigger. In the European Union, 1 out of 4 new enterprises set-up every year are social enterprises. In the Philippines itself, 25% of businesses have become a combination of for-profit and non-profit (2015). Consumers are discovering and moving towards purchasing products from ethical brands and services, which Backyard Tour has seen by itself.
What would you call a responsible traveler? Do you even care to be one? Find out more from this blog article. Becoming a responsible traveler would simply means to be able to give back to the local communities while traveling, minimizing the environmental or social impact as a result of you travelling to that particular location, or do your part in helping the locals conserve fragile cultures or wildlife.
Kuching, the capital of Sarawak, is simply unique. No other city in Malaysia has such a romantic and unlikely history, nor displays its charms with such an easy grace. The residents of Kuching of approximately 650,000 population enjoy living here, and taken great pride in their fascinating city, which is reflected in their attitude to visitors.
Not everyone can make great Char Siew Pork, a Chinese style BBQ pork prepared by marinating slabs of pork in a heavenly mixture of fermented red bean curd, Shaoxing wine, soy sauce, honey and a few other ingredients before they are barbequed over charcoal and then served with rice or noodles.
Dabai is one of many exotic fruits in Sarawak.
It is commonly known as or-kana - means 'black olive' in Hokkien, but technically it is not an olive. Scientifically, it is known as Canarium odontophyllum.
There are 75 types of Canarium species from tropical and subtropical areas. Surprisingly, the Canarium family tree is under the Burseraceae, which is a native to the tropical Africa, southern Asia, and Australia, as well as places like Nigeria-east to Madagascar, India, Southern China, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Most of the locals in Sabah and Sarawak do not have direct translation of "Thank You" . They do not simply saying "Thank you" after receiving some form of help because help is assumed . It is perceived that you should return the favor whenever possible.
Visiting Kuching, Sarawak would be the best experience if you know when to visit. The busiest time for Sarawak, along with its neighbor, Sabah would be during Harvesting celebration festivals (end of May - June). However, there are lots other factor that you should consider when it comes to visiting Kuching. Fruit season would be the time that you might not want to miss as well. That would be around November - January. Sometimes, you may find your luck in July - September, depending on the dry season of the year.
Welcome again to this site. This is our personal sharing over the venture that we have just established in Oct 2015 - Backyard Tour Private Limited. As the challenges are so real that sometimes they become overwhelming to take in, we realized that we are not doing this for our own sake. This is a burden to run a mission for the rural communities that need to have new opportunities in their lives or else, they may see life as meaningless to live for.