Green or Greenwash?

'Eco' is sometimes used in Malaysia as a synonym for 'outdoor', leaving eco-conscious travellers scratching their heads in their efforts to seek out sustainable attractions. Taiping is a case in point, with Spritzer EcoPark, which features mini-golf, a cafe, kids' activities and tours of the eponymous bottled-water plant (though yes, there's information about bottle recycling, too!). Equally, it's worth examining the eco-credentials of tours in nearby Kuala Sepetang, which might feature firefly watching (minimal impact) and eagle feeding (highly damaging).