What an amazing experience!

It was a bitter sweet moment yesterday as I departed the group in Narsarsuaq three days early. It’s been a short but remarkable journey this past week working with four fellow young changemakers from around the globe and a small team of producers, videographers and Professor Jason Box. The last few have been both surreal and eye-opening, and…

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Greenland’s natural beauty – up close

On our first visit to the tree planting site in Narsarsuaq, we were given some time to explore the area. The surroundings are so magnificant — from the grand mountain ranges to the turquoise blue waters peppered with icebergs — so I quickly whipped out my camera to capture the location. I soon realised I’d spent so much time appreciating the…

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Ice is white – no? The Black Ice Story

We are here with Prof Jason Box who has been monitoring changes on the Greenland icesheet to try and tell people what’s happening in this remote but important location. Yesterday we took a helicopter ride to Kiagtût Sermiat Glacier which was really cool where Jason Box is recording how fast this glacier is melting. I noticed all this black…

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Nørsk and Northern Lights

Yesterday the team and I were visiting the Nørsk reconstruction area in Qassiarsuk, Greenland. From what I heard, this area is the best reconsruction zone in the world. This is a place where the Nørsk (Viking) came and settled in Greenland for several hundred years. In that reconstruction zone, we went to a church of Erik the Red. I am amazed…

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The melting of the glacier

We took a helicopter ride to Kiagtût Sermiat Glacier with world renowned Glaciologist, Prof. Jason Box. It was an amazing experience as it was the first time we all get to go on a helicopter ride. especially to get a view of the glacier from above with our own eyes.   Helicopter view of the glacier   When we landed, the…

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Help to make Greenland greener

Our mission for today was to plant at least 100 trees, and that is what we have done. Nature in Narsarsuaq is really amazing. The arctic is not full of ice and glaciers, as most of the people think. Here, in South Greenland, you can also see a beautiful green vegetation. During photosynthesis, trees and other plants absorb carbon dioxide and…

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From Nuuk to Nuuk

I’ve had the most interesting flight journey of my life today . We rushed to the airport for our 9 am fight to Nasarssuaq. The plane was so small that we had to be weighed along with our baggages. Entering the flight we noticed why so,it was completely packed. The journey was planned to take around 45 mins for a stopover before Narsassuaq. But…

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Icebergs up ahead!

Finally arriving at Nasarssuaq, we noticed how the bay is completely packed with icebergs from the fjords. The locals mentioned that they never had so many icebergs during this time of year in the last few decades. As we were crossing the bay to reach our hostel, the Lief Kensington hostel, we passed a few giant icebergs along the way. The…

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Arctic!! ( Finally )

After 5 days going from Indonesia, with all the obstacles ( 2x flight delayed, 1x cancel flight, bad weather, super foggy, rain, wind) finally we made it to the Arctic! Actually it was out of my expectation, because i thought Arctic will be a place covered by ice and snow, but what i see here is different. It’s a wonderful place, very peaceful,…

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Do not let this culture melt

Even in the coldest, most isolated places a rich culture can be found. The Greenlandic Inuits have lived on the ice for over 45,000 years. During our travels we were gifted an insight into this ancient yet adapted life style of residents in Nuuk. Young children played soccer in the playgrounds as old man watch over their streets and oceans. The…

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