A Cave near Taunggyi in southern Shan State may have been home to Stone Age artists 4000 years ago, archaeologists believe. They will start excavating the site, in the forest of Ywangan, after the rainy season ends. U Aung Aung Kyaw, assistant director of the Department of Archaeology and National Museum, told The Myanmar Times that the site would also have to be preserved and maintained. The cave is used by travelling woodcutters, and the smoke from their fires has coated the ancient drawings on the roof and walls of the cave. “It’s important to excavate to find more evidence and artefacts that reveal the archaeology and the history of the cave,” he said. 

The baby tiger grasps the man’s arm with its front legs while sucking warm milk from a bottle. That is its 3 a.m. meal. The next will come in three hours. It quickly falls back to sleep as the man washes the bottle before cleaning milk drops on the floor. Nguyen Ba Phu takes care of the cub at the Saigon Zoo with two colleagues. "It's like a mother taking care of her newborn,” he said. The 32-year-old vet is among a team of experts who helped the only white Bengal tiger couple mate at the zoo. 

When Komodo National Park was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature in 2011, this lesser known region of eastern Indonesia became an overnight travel sensation among wildlife buffs keen to see Komodo dragons — the largest lizards on earth. 50 kilometers east of Komodo, the western shore of Flores has become a springboard for the dragon hunters. Most travellers fly into Bali, spend a night in town, then hop on a boat trip over to the famous isle. At best, they’ll do a quick detour to the technicolour coral reefs of the Flores Sea. But those who rush off are doing themselves a disservice. From waterfalls straight out of paradise, to an island full of flying foxes, to stylish new eco resorts and a surprisingly sophisticated dining scene — there’s much more to see in western Flores than Komodo dragons. 

It was in 1997 when the first kayak expedition reached the country. The expedition consisted of a team of international kayakers. The team were hosted by the Tourism Council of Bhutan, which was known as Tourism Authority of Bhutan at that time. The team were invited to look for other adventure activities for western tourists. One of the kayakers of the first expedition was Gerry Moffatt from the United States. During the month-long expedition, Gerry and the team mapped the major river systems and kayaked down the unexplored gorges and crystal-clear rivers of Bhutan.

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