News

April 2022

Own a Ford Ranger? Ford is organizing a 4x4 off road adventure ending with Durian Tasting at Green Acres Orchard, Penang

https://www.facebook.com/389079677842502/posts/join-us-for-an-4x4-off-road-adventure-to-learn-the-true-capabilities-of-your-ran/5043028065780950/  

 

February 2022

2022 Will be the Year of Purpose-Driven Travel

Sustainability and Responsibility are Key Booking Factors - People around the world are growing increasingly conscious of the environmental impacts of travel, and many will keep this in mind when booking their next trips. Our research found that nearly two-thirds (59%) of travelers are willing to pay more fees to make a trip sustainable, and nearly half (49%) will choose a less crowded destination to lessen the impacts of overtourism."

Shared from WiT (Web in Travel) 

By Michael Dykes, Senior Director, Market Management, Northeast Asia, Expedia Group

https://www.webintravel.com/sponsored-post-2022-will-be-the-year-of-purpose-driven-travel/ 

 

January 2022

'Travel is good for Mental Well-Being - Vaccinations are a part of life' Get that Vitamin Vacay!

by Yeoh Siew Hoon, WebInTravel 

https://www.webintravel.com/travel-is-good-for-mental-well-being-but-first-you-need-to-get-vaccinated/ 

 

December 2021

Green Acres Orchard & Ecolodge - Living the Dream Life

By David Loh, internationally published award winning author, photojournalist and aerial landscape artist

https://davidstloh.exposure.co/greenacres 

 

October 2021

What's the fuss about organic durians? 

With Michelle & Valentine Gill, Christina Wong, Reuben Clements & Lee Ong Sing 

https://youtu.be/S2073KuMNGQ 

 

September 2021 'Spectacular Malaysia' with Mark O'Dea 

Watch from 14:25 onwards for Mark's experience at Green Acres Orchard & Ecolodge

Aired on 18 August 2021 on TV Okey Astro Channel 146

https://youtu.be/gdxmnJRpoc8 

 

August 2021 Wrap up and review of Durian Season 2021 

Recording of zoom session attended by our durian customers

https://youtu.be/ZezI1y2m954

 

July 2021'Taste of Memory' featuring Green Acres Orchard & Ecolodge

Watch this episode about Penang old-time dishes cooked with Torch Ginger (Bunga Kantan).

Aired on 10 July 2021 on 8TV channel.

https://youtu.be/gwBrFRuaF5E

 

June 2021 'Jalan-Jalan Jom' with Reen Rahim and Fizo Omar

Watch this for Malaysian celebrities' experience at Green Acres Orchard & Ecolodge 

Aired on 26 June 2021 on TV Okey Astro Channel 146

https://fb.watch/8dagbVdzwX/ 

 

January 2021 Slow Food Movement in Penang - Green Acres Orchard & Ecolodge

https://www.mypenang.gov.my/all/my-stories/83/?lg=en 

 

December 2020 Green Acres as featured in newly published book - Never Forgetting Balik Pulau

By Josephine Choo with photography by Adrian Cheah 

https://www.adriancheah.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=356:2020-never-forgetting-balik-pulau-exploring-an-alluring-rustic-village-in-penang-across-time&catid=14&Itemid=109 

 

October 2020 Interview with China Global Television Network (CGTN)

Bats Under Attack: Flying fox plays key role in tropical ecosystems

https://news.cgtn.com/news/7841544f33514464776c6d636a4e6e62684a4856/index.html?fbclid=IwAR3sm7NdAA1QZfNTekKtd4bB6URD63nQt5wqdl4kL662O1-x0w8U_Sr7W80 

 

May 2020 - Penang Fruit Farm for Farm Tours by Sade Dayangku, Vulcanpost 

https://vulcanpost.com/696722/green-acres-penang-fruit-farm-malaysia-farm-tours-farm-stays/?fbclid=IwAR1jsh4Gb3uDDbGwSiV4TelgWtiyvcqfwsPJzBD68lWdR3DLhVMJyYUaAgk

 

February 2020 - by Kirsten Freudenberg, World Tour Travel Report: Day 200 - 202 at Green Acres

https://weltweg.de/malaysia-reiseberichte/#greenacres

 

February 2020 - by TTG Asia, “Focus on our natural heritage of the hills, nature parks, mangroves, cottage industries”

https://www.ttgasia.com/2020/02/27/penang-trade-to-debate-controversial-tourism-master-plan-at-wit-indie-2020/?fbclid=IwAR2L6XaivRbPAz1exQQCFwVEJ8OHM9etjznERIJCAWoNzf9s70xXyMFfHBw

 

January 2020 - by Yeoh Siew Hoon, WebInTravel Letter from Penang: Going Batty in Green Acres 

https://www.webintravel.com/letter-from-penang-going-batty-in-green-acres-and-getting-lost-in-garden-of-evening-mists/

 

October 2019 - by Project Pteropus, Rimba Research - Remember to thank the Bats for our Durian! 

https://rimbaresearch.org/2019/10/24/bat-week-2019-remember-to-thank-the-bats-for-our-durian/

 

June 2019 - by Yeoh Siew Hoon, WebInTravel

https://www.webintravel.com/letter-from-green-acres-the-habitat-penang-where-the-grass-is-indeed-greener-and-nature-richer/

 

May 2019 - by Our Better World: Garden of Thorny Delights

https://travel.ourbetterworld.org/story/journey/garden-thorny-delights/story

 

May 2019 - by Our Better World: A Durian Farmstay that Loves the Earth

https://travel.ourbetterworld.org/story/journey/garden-thorny-delights/info

 

May 2019 - by Natasha Lee, Compound Butter (Art Inspired by Food) - The Nature Issue Volume 11 (USA)

(Online issue by subscription)

 

March 2019 - by Lydia Yang, Lydiascapes Travel

https://www.webintravel.com/wit-indie-2019-wind-down-the-window-and-smell-the-durian-flowers/

 

August 2018 - by Jan Yong, Asian Property Review: 1 Durian Farm, 2 Kampong Houses & 3 in a Family

(Online issue by subscription)

 

July 2018 - by Emma Walmsley, Small footprints, Big adventures

https://smallfootprintsbigadventures.com/?s=green+acres

 

April 2018 - by Timothy Tye, Penang Travel Tips

https://www.penang-traveltips.com/green-acres-2018.htm

 

March 2018 - by Eric Chong, Green Acres Orchard & Ecolodge: Hills & Heritage of Penang - The Durian Experience

https://www.adriancheah.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=176:hills-and-heritage-of-penang-the-durian-experience&catid=35&Itemid=115

 

June 2016 - by Timothy Tye, Penang Travel Tips 

https://www.penang-traveltips.com/green-acres.htm

 

Spring 2016- by Lindsay Gasik, Heirloom Gardener (USA) Spring 2019 Issue: Durian Seeds - feature on Green Acres Orchard & Ecolodge

(Online issue by subscription)

 

November 2015 - by Slow Food International: Tropical Fruit Tourism in Penang - feature on Green Acres Orchard & Ecolodge (member of Slow Food International)

https://www.slowfood.com/tropical-fruit-tourism-in-penang/

 

May 2015 - by Lindsay Gasik, Year of the Durian 

https://www.yearofthedurian.com/2015/05/green-acres-organic-durian-eco-retrea.html

 

September 2014 - Sin Chew Daily

https://www.sinchew.com.my/content/content_1003911.html

 

May 2014 - Timeout Penang: Things to Do

https://www.timeout.com/penang/outdoor/penang-green-acres 

 

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