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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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On Mount Merapi, Samiran villagers open homes to tourists

Samiran tourist village is home to the Merapi Garden area. (JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi) Five years ago, Samiran in Selo district, Boyolali regency, Central Java, was just a small village located on the slopes of Mount Merapi and Mount Merbabu, serving … Continue reading

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5 destinations to photograph wild animals in Indonesia

A Javan rusa fawn on a beach in West Bali National Park. (Shutterstock/Tropical studio) Are you a wildlife photography enthusiast? There is no need to travel all the way to Africa in order to capture National Geographic-worthy wildlife photos. Here in … Continue reading

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