Indonesia In Focus

A breathtaking Island country located in South East Asia, Indonesia is best known for its beaches, volcanoes, Komodo dragons and jungles. As the country’s capital and largest city, Jakarta is an ever-growing metropolis. Home to over 255 million people, Bahasa Indonesia is the official language and has been adapted from Malay. If you’re travelling to Indonesia, expect a tropical, warm and humid temperature all year round as the country only ...

Top 5 Reasons to Travel Solo!

1. Meeting new people Going overseas by yourself allows you the opportunity to meet other like-minded travellers and locals. Travelling by yourself make it easier for others to approach you and for you to approach others. It is also a great opportunity to chat to locals and immerse yourself in the local culture, which is harder to do in a group setting.   2. You can go where you want, ...

Vietnam in Focus

Vietnam is one of South East Asia’s most beautiful countries. The capital city of Vietnam is Hanoi. Whilst it isn’t the largest city in Vietnam, it is the most populated. Hanoi is located approximately 1,760 km north of Ho Chi Minh City, which is the largest city in Vietnam. Vietnamese is the main language spoken by the majority of the population. The current population of Vietnam is around 90.5 million people ...

Who will support me when I am volunteering overseas?

One of the questions we get asked most often is, “Who will support me on my Development Together placement?” This question comes from all our participants – both student and professional volunteers considering a placement with us. When Development Together was still just a thought bubble, our management team did extensive research into what level of support other organisations give to their volunteer both before they leave, once they are ...

Cambodia in Focus

The Kingdom of Cambodia is a nation located in the Indochina Region of South-East Asia, bordering Vietnam, Laos and Thailand. There are approximately 15 million people in Cambodia, with over 97% being Khmer. The Capital and Largest City is Phnom Penh, located in the South. The largest religion in Cambodia is Theravada Buddhism, which is practiced by over 90% of the population. Cambodia has a tropical wet and dry climate, ...

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