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Manado – Forgotten diamond of Sulawesi

In a country like Indonesia, where the territorial waters cover more than the entire land area, Manado was necessarily a town overlooking the sea. And yet, very few of those traveling to discover Indonesian beauties decide to stop by this … Continue reading

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Useful phrases and tips for communication in Indonesian language

Believe it or not, there are 583 languages and dialects spoken in Indonesia, including languages of various ethnic groups of the country. Some of these languages are Acehnese, Batak, Sundanese, Javanese, Toraja, Buginese and many others. All of them are … Continue reading

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Tempestuous history of Indonesia

Your journey to Indonesia will be a better experience if you get to know more about its past and all types of influences which made Indonesia be just like it is today. That’s why we prepared a short guide through … Continue reading

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Wakatobi Islands: Underwater nirvana like no other

Indonesia is a country where acronyms abound, so when I was informed I was traveling with a group of friends to Wakatobi, I assumed it was just to one island by that name. It was only later that it dawned … Continue reading

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Myths and history of Belakang Padang Island

Belakang Padang Island rises from the waters of the Singapore strait. (JP/Fadli) A myth says that those who go to Belakang Padang Island will have their yearnings met. Thus, a romantic nickname was born: “Penawar Rindu“, the island that soothes … Continue reading

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Kuta – Indonesian diamond on the Island of Gods

You won’t find a better place for entertainment, nightlife and cheap accommodation than Kuta, at least on the island of Bali. The easiest way of reaching Kuta is a ride from Ubud, which lasts for about 90 minutes. Atmosphere in the street … Continue reading

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A glance at the wetlands of East Kalimantan from the Somber River, Graha Indah mangrove center

As East Kalimantan prepares to become Indonesia’s future capital, a trip to anywhere in the province promises to be more interesting than ever. The Jakarta Post recently took a trip to the East Kalimantan city of Balikpapan on a media junket with … Continue reading

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Five Most Favorite Destinations in NTT

The Tourism Agency of West Manggarai regency, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) province, with the help of Swiss Contack, conducted surveyed tourists on their favourite tourism destinateion place in NTT. Here are the five best tourism places selected by tourists, quoted … Continue reading

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The Banda Islands: From tragedy to tranquil tourist attraction

The buildings lining its flower-filled streets comprise some fine examples of gracious, old colonial architecture, many now crumbling under the pitiless tropical sun. On a plateau above Banda Neira is the pentagonal-shaped Fort Belgica. Built in the 1620s, this massive … Continue reading

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Locations with ‘The Lion King’-esque sights in Indonesia

The breathtaking view of Baluran National Park in Banyuwangi, East Java. (Shutterstock/-) A remake of the 90s classic The Lion King is back on the silver screen. This time, however, the animation has been re-made to a life-like recreation of the original … Continue reading

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