16 Nov '11, 9pm

Island in the sun: by Leong Wee Keat A verdant gem of just 1860 sq km, located 800km east of Madagascar amidst t...

The quiet appeal of Mauritius was immediately evident as the plane descended. A verdant gem of just 1,860 sq km, located 800km east of Madagascar amidst the shimmering sapphire waters of the Indian Ocean, it is part of a chain of islands formed during a series of undersea volcanic eruptions eight to 10 million years ago. While no longer active, the original crater can still be seen today along the Black River Mountain range along the island. The rugged beauty of Mauritius - unspoilt coastline, picturesque peaks and fields of sugarcane plantations sitting at the foot of a mountain range - belie an unbelievably mild climate with temperatures hovering between 24°C and 30°C all year. I arrived on the island one cool day in September, near the end of the Mauritian "winter" that falls from May to November, and was greeted by low humidity and the sun's gentle warmth. After a seve...

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