Myo Zaw Khant is a 26-year-old banking assistant. Despite the chaos outside, he’s the epitome of cool professionalism: wearing a traditional cotton longyi and a white collarless shirt. He has a shy smile and a reserved, self-disciplined manner.
This Philippine paradise, which reopens 26 October, is showing the way ahead for sustainable tourism. Thailand’s Maya Bay, the setting of DiCaprio’s ‘The Beach’, and Indonesia’s Raja Ampat should take note.
Most land-based Southeast Asians (like me) can’t quite comprehend a world in which the earth itself can suddenly start groaning, moving and in the most extreme cases, such as in Palu last week, turn into molten mud (the technical term is "liquefaction").