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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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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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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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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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