Posts Tagged ‘indonesia’

Wayang Jogja Night Carnival #4

Designated as the ASEAN City of Culture for the period of 2018 to 2022, Yogyakarta is truly the cultural soul of Indonesia. Headed by Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X, Yogyakarta is a hub of Javanese culture and keeps its traditions close to its heart. With its fierce determination to maintain its…

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Home of the 7 Valleys: Lake Toba

From Komodo National Park to the Island of the Gods, Indonesia is home to some of Southeast Asia’s most beautiful gems. Filled with magnificent natural formations, a rich history and incredible cultural diversity, a holiday-goer can expect nothing short of a mesmerising experience. One of its best gems sits atop…

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Mount Batur: Subverting Expectations

While planning our trip to Bali, Indonesia, the one activity that constantly came up was trekking Mount Batur to witness the breathtaking sunrise splayed across the sky. We constantly heard about the rich colours that interlaced and danced with each other while the sun emerged amidst them. When the time…

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Reimagine Wellness Travel with Align Holistic Fitness

Combining fitness and wellness with travel – what’s not to love? Wellness tourism has become a rising trend that’s taking the world by storm amongst tourists, which blends wellness and travel into one itinerary. At Align Holistic Fitness, they manage to execute this seamlessly. About Align Holistic Fitness Based in…

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Southeast Asia’s Most Underrated Treasures

Southeast Asia is home to some of the world’s most beautiful places to visit. There’s bustling Bangkok in the ‘Land of Smiles’; old Town Hoi An in Vietnam; as well as the white sand beaches of Boracay in the Philippines. But those are just three of the hundreds of ravishing…

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Snapshots: National Parks

Whether it is for the protection of forests, national treasures or wildlife, national parks around the world are as varied as the countries they belong to. From ancient civilizations to geological wonderlands, we visit some of the lesser-known parks around the world. ICELAND Vatnajokull National Park Vatnajokull National Park is…

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Short Breaks: Lombok

Part of Indonesia’s West Nusa Tenggara province, the island of Lombok has often been hailed as an unspoiled version of its more famous neighbour, Bali. The rich and enduring culture of the indigenous Sasak people add to the charm; the Sasak language is more widely spoken here than Bahasa. Capped…

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Short Breaks: Flores Island

Long hidden in the shadows of its more famous neighbour Bali, the island of Flores is part of a volcanic belt which stretches from Sumatra through Java and the Banda Sea – and is most famous for its population of Komodo dragons. The chain of 14 active volcanoes creates a…

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Nature Through the Lens

PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Andrew JK Tan / Mentorgraphy   About Andrew JK Tan, photographer “I am a very serious hobbyist and also a freelance photographer. I have been involved in photography for over 30 years now. I especially love shooting nature, sports, wildlife, landscapes, travel, portraiture and macro photography. In 2012…

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Short Break: Surabaya, Indonesia

Surabaya is Indonesia’s second-biggest city and the gateway to Central Java. Despite its sprawling size, it packs in a quaint mix of culture and history, including the historic Arab quarter, colonial Dutch architecture and one of Indonesia’s biggest Chinatowns. It’s also the stepping stone to nearby Mt. Bromo, the UNESCO…

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