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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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12 great reasons to visit South Sulawesi

A stone garden in the prehistoric Leang caves area, Bantimurung district, South Sulawesi. (Shutterstock/krisbiantoandy) If you’re looking for an Indonesian destination rich in culture, active pursuits and unparalleled marine life, don’t miss South Sulawesi. This diverse destination seemingly has it … Continue reading

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Banda Islands: Portal into another world

There is a lot to see in the Banda Islands, a place that can bring any visitor back into the past. The sky is a grey wash. Dark clouds hang low and ragged over a silver sea. Wind whips up … Continue reading

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Tourism minister launches hyperlocal GrabAndong transportation in Yogyakarta

Tourism Minister Arief Yahya officially launched GrabAndong, a horse-drawn carriage ride-hailing service for travelers visiting the Malioboro area in downtown Yogyakarta, which can be accessed through the Grab application. “With the support of technology, hopefully more travelers will visit the … Continue reading

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RUMAH ATSIRI: SCENTED HEAVEN IN TAWANGMANGU

“These are some old pictures of this place” our tour guide explained to us at the start of our garden tour. From the photos showcased at their lobby, I could see that there weren’t many changes to this place. Rumah Atsiri used … Continue reading

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The unforgettable Rote Island

Perfect moment: Sunset at Nemberala Beach on Rote Island, East Nusa Tenggara. (JP/Ayu Saptarika) Rote Island in East Nusa Tenggara offers outstanding beaches with perfect waves, making it well known among surfers across the globe. But this is not its … Continue reading

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White sand of Nusa Dua in Bali Island

Nusa Dua, the remarkable island located in Indonesia, was designed with a great purpose: to be an all-inclusive kind of tourist destination. It is considered as a perfect place for both family trip and romantic honeymoons. Island of Nusa Dua located in South Bali … Continue reading

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145-year-old Blitar coffee plantation lures tourists with colonial history, internship opportunity

At the foot of Mount Kelud in Blitar, a coffee plantation established at the end of the 19th century offers an interesting experience for tourists. In the middle of the plantation, which is situated 450 to 600 meters above sea level, … Continue reading

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What to look for when buying a suitcase

Finding the perfect luggage to suit your various trips is no easy task. One of the most important considerations is of course durability, whether it’s a hardshell or softshell suitcase, and its construction. Here are a few things you need … Continue reading

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