View from Puncak Pass, Overlooking the tea plantation

Java Island, The Heart Of Indonesia

Java is the hub of Indonesian society, home to the nation’s capital – Jakarta, and one of Indonesia’s most popular tourist destinations. It has enjoyed its role as a regional leader for centuries. Many powerful empires of yesteryear – Hindu kingdoms, Buddhist kingdoms, Islamic sultanates, and the Dutch East Indies were all based in Java. Today,[…]

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Ambonese Dance

Maluku, The Moluccas Or The Spice Islands

Maluku – The Moluccas – Jazirat al-Muluk – The Island of the Kings – The Spice Islands – the names themselves invoke a sense of adventure, of mystery, and hint of something to be discovered, stirring that yearning which lives deep within all of us who travel and demands to be fed. When you arrive in Maluku,[…]

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We Love Dani Man

Welcome To The Hidden World, Welcome To The Baliem Valley

Welcome to the hidden world, this group of indigenous peoples have been sealed off from the rest of the world by a wall of mountains and the only way to get there in comfort is by air. Some people say that this area shows the authentic tribes of Papua. Tourism is thriving in this area[…]

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Asmat Carving - Papua

Jayapura, The City Stands Looking Down Upon The Bay

This is a city of many names. In the last 100 years it has been known as different things, first it was called Hollandia, then Kotabaru (new city), and then Soekarnopura, and even Port Numbai, but today we know it as Jayapura. The City stands Looking down upon the Bay. There is a tourist industry[…]

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Diving in Raja Ampat

Travel To Raja Ampat Islands

Raja Ampat means the Four Kings. Why the Four Kings well the myth tells us that there was a woman who found 7 eggs, 4 eggs hatched and out popped four princess who were separated and each became a powerful king in Waigeo, Salawati, Misool East and Misool West. The other 3 eggs turned into[…]

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Asmat Tribe in Papua

Papua, The Paradise Islands

The Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua cover the western half of the world’s second largest island – New Guinea. The eastern half of the island is the independent nation of Papua New Guinea. Papua’s secrets are deeply held by the tallest mountains between the Himalayas and the Andes, dense rainforests, and lack of[…]

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Diving in Indonesia

Diving Adventures in Indonesia

Indonesia which is situated on the western edge of the Pacific rim boasts an extremely abundant source of aquatic life, with approximately 4,000 species of fish and several hundred species of coral reefs to get engrossed in. With a high coral fish index level the waters around Raja Ampat are considered to be one of[…]

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Surfing on Plengkung beach

Surfing Adventures in Indonesia

Hanging around Batu Karas, the conversation tends to drift to surfing in Indonesia, and the legendary surf adventures Indonesia has to offer. Here are the top 10 surf spots in Indonesia everyone seems to be talking about. Everyone has their own story of a particularly long ride in a perfect tube, or an almost romantic[…]

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Bandung Volcano Tour

CIATER HOT SPRING Ciater is a pretty little place in the middle of huge tea estate. Its main attraction is the Sari Ater Hot Spring Resort; the pools are probably the best of all the hot springs around Bandung. You can enjoy swimming in warm sulphurous water pools that can heal rheumatism and skin problems[…]

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Highland Up Country Tour

BOGOR BOTANICAL GARDEN Located at the heart of Bogor, it is world class botanical gardens, covering an area of around 85 hectares. Officially opened by the Dutch in 1817, it was from these gardens that early researchers developed various crops such as tea, cassava, tobacco and cinchona. The park is still a major center for[…]

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Golden Jakarta Tour

NATIONAL MONUMENT This 137-meter-high column towering over Merdeka Square is both Jakarta’s principal landmark. Topped by a glittering flame symbolizes the nation’s independence. The flame is gilded with 35 kg of gold leaf. The basement of the monument houses an exhibit of 48 dramatic dioramas depicting the history of Indonesia from prehistoric times to the present.[…]

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Jakarta Dreamland Tour

Ancol Dreamland (Taman Impian Jaya Ancol ) Located on Jakarta Bay in North Jakarta, Ancol Dreamland is Indonesia’s largest and most diverse recreational facility. The 24-hour complex offers an incredibly wide array entertainment options from family oriented entertainment, to late night adult options. The main gate is open 24-hours – the various attractions operate on[…]

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Kampoeng The Old Batavia Tour

NATIONAL MUSEUM The National Museum, built in 1862, is the best museum in Indonesia and is reputedly one of the finest in Southeast Asia. The museum has an enormous collection of cultural objects of the various ethnic groups-costumes, musical instruments, model houses, numerous fine bronzes from the Hindu-Javanese period, as well as many interesting stone[…]

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Attack of the Dutch on a Balinese stronghold in Lombok in 1894.

The History Of Indonesia

A Rough History Indonesia’s history comes from a wealth of immigrants. Have you ever heard of the term Java man? Well java man lived here around half 1 million years ago, we know this through the work of Eugene Dubois who found the remains in Java in 1809, hence the name Java man. From the[…]

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Tana Toraja

The Best Cities Of Indonesia Unleashed

Indonesia is one of very huge countries in terms of islands. The diversity in the geography and culture make Indonesia a perfect place to visit in holiday trips. The diversity is also in terms of the religions and tribal culture as well as languages. The cliffs, waterfall, forest and of course the beaches make Indonesia[…]

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