• Phang Nga Bay: Phuket’s Tourism Done Right

    When Edwin and I visited Phuket three years ago, like any excited tourist, one of the attractions we did was elephant trekking. Only returning back to Singapore did we realise that behind the facade of these majestic wild animals, are cruel practices that exploit and abuse them to become docile and obedient. In many cases, elephants are taken from their mothers from young and are subjected to a prolonged period of systematic torture in a process called “Phajaan”, or “breaking the spirit”. With this knowledge in mind, we decided against animal tourism in our recent trip to Phuket. I’m not saying that all animal tourism in Phuket is harmful, there…