As we prepare for Spring, please find interesting places and their stories:
Taronga's Emergency Response to Bushfire Crisis
In the wake of recent devastating bushfires, Taronga Conservation Society Australia is enacting its response to save and restore vital species and habitats that have been heavily impacted and destroyed. In the wake of recent devastating bushfires, Taronga Conservation Society Australia is enacting its response to save and restore vital species and habitats that have been heavily impacted and destroyed.
Taronga Conservation Society Australia, CEO, Cam Kerr addressed the current situation saying: “For months now, fires have been raging across our beloved country. The impact on families, their homes, our forests and our wildlife has been devastating and heartbreaking. Our hearts go out to all those affected.
Throughout this immediate crisis, Taronga has been involved in a number of emergency response operations, helping to save wildlife from the devastation of these bushfires and droughts by providing emergency shelter, medical care and rehabilitation for an unprecedented amount of displaced and injured wildlife.
In November, Taronga launched a Koala Emergency Appeal to support Taronga's immediate and long-term strategy to ensure the ongoing survival of koalas in the wake of this crisis. Contributions to this appeal have been – and will continue to be – critical in safeguarding the survival of this national icon.
In order to achieve these critical outcomes and provide Australia's wildlife with the support it needs to recover from these devastating conditions, Taronga has extended their focus to the Taronga's Wildlife Crisis Appeal.
To find out more and to donate, please visit www.taronga.org.au/savewildlife
Music to Our Ears: Four Seasons Sayan Awarded 2020 Conde Nast Gold List Award Comes as Resort Releases New Music Album by Resident Wellness Mentor
Starting the New Year on a high note, Four Seasons Resort at Sayan has been awarded as the only hotel in Bali on the Conde Nast Traveller 2020 Gold List, coinciding with the launch of its own wellness-inspired music album.
The highly-coveted list of top hotels and resorts globally is chosen annually by Conde Nast's editors. Covering 49 countries, the 2020 Gold List recognises just 26 properties in Asia-Pacific based on the service, innovative experiences and architecture. In announcing the results, Conde Nast said, “Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, on the banks of the Ayung River just outside arty Ubud, is still queen of the jungle…A new cooking school and refreshed wellness program are now speaking to the mindful crowd that flocks to this corner of Indonesia.”
The award comes as the resort reveals its latest wellness innovation: an album titled 'The Sacred Nap' with songs and mantras by resident wellness mentor Ibu Fera, a former Buddhist nun. The calming compilation is named after the experience of the same name that has struck such a chord with guests, who are rocked to sleep in aerial-silk hammocks suspended amidst the rice fields while listening to Fera sing lullabies against the backdrop of the river valley's wildlife.
The album is available at the resort's Sacred River Spa Boutique for guests to take home, and another album is already in the making.