Filmmaker Cyrus Moussavi and Jacob Russell of Raw Music International travel around the former Burma, now Myanmar, searching for traditional music and the stories that come with these songs.

Thirsty for change, a new breed of artisans are challenging legal restrictions and industry giants with their DIY amber nectar.

What is the most important wildlife species on Borneo? Depending on whom you ask this question, answers will surely vary. A forestry official might argue that any tree of the dipterocarp family is obviously most important, because that’s where the timber cash is. And for the same reason, an oil palm grower would likely reply that the oil palm tree is by far the most important species. Many people in Australia, Europe or North America may reply “the orangutan,” or maybe “the rhino” or “proboscis monkey,” because, after all, those species are highly threatened and many worry about their survival. But ask a person from Borneo and the dominant answer would likely be quite different. In fact, I think that many would argue that the Bearded Pig is by far the most important. Are you surprised? Had you even heard of Bearded Pigs? Bear with me and I will explain.

The Bako National Park is the oldest and smallest national park in Sarawak, but it offers some of the most spectacular views. The 27 sq km park has stretches of white sandy bays, rocky shorelines and fantastic rock formations that are the result of millions of years of sandstone erosion. Its rainforest is also home to almost every type of plant life found in Borneo. The beautiful jungle trails lead to secluded beaches and breathtaking waterfalls. The park, established in 1957, is located some 37km off Kuching and faces the expansive South China Sea.

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