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Is Slum Tourism Poverty Porn? The Tricky Ethics of Slum Tours

It was the most surreal case of culture shock I’ve ever had: hopping into a van in Cape Town’s clean, pristine Waterfront district, and 20 minutes later getting out in a slum packed with makeshift homes of aluminum and tarp. The jarring contrast is simply reality in South Africa. These shanty towns, known as townships, …

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Sabah NGO sets out to turn water villages into attractive tourist destinations

KOTA KINABALU: A local non-governmental organization (NGO) has embarked on an ambitious project to turn water villages in Sabah into attractive tourist spots. The Meraki Daat Sabah Initiative met with Sabah Tourism, Culture, and Environment Assistant Minister Datuk Joniston Bangkuai earlier this week to brief him on their Project Picasso which is set to begin …

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Is Slum Tourism Poverty Porn? The Tricky Ethics of Slum Tours

It was the most surreal case of culture shock I’ve ever had: hopping into a van in Cape Town’s clean, pristine Waterfront district, and 20 minutes later getting out in a slum packed with makeshift homes of aluminum and tarp. The jarring contrast is simply reality in South Africa. These shanty towns, known as townships, …

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