Nagoya, Batam city

Batam City, The Industrial Island

Batam’s proximity to Singapore has helped it to develop from a jungle covered island with mangrove swamps to an industrial hub. Due to the shortage of labour in Singapore, Batam has become the place for joint industrial ventures between the two countries. This has attracted workers from all over Indonesia to flock to Batam in[…]

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Siberut island, Mentawai islands

The Amazing Mentawai Islands in Sumatra

Mentawai Islands, Take half a million years of isolation then drop some settlers on this 190,500 hectare island and leave to develop in its own special way. This is what exactly has happened on the Mentawai islands. This is not a step back in time, this is virtual jump back in time and a step[…]

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Sumbawa island, West Nusa Tenggara

Sumbawa Island, Great Place To Experience The Best Of Indonesian Hospitality

Sumbawa is a long stretch of island sandwiched between Lombok to the West and Flores to the East. Sumbawa doesn’t receive many visitors due to its location and lack of tourist facilities but this shouldn’t stop the adventure thirsty traveller… Sumbawa will delight you with its dramatic landscape and ever so friendly people. Sumbawa is[…]

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Kupang, West Timor, East Nusa Tenggara

Travel To West Timor, East Nusa Tenggara

The history of Timor reads like ‘Lord of the Flies’ yet even more venomous and conflicted where Head Hunting used to be the islands pastime. Small Kingdoms were pitied against each other in eternal battles for land, resources and pride. Chieftains loyalties and alliances changed with fortunes and political tides. Then something happened that caused[…]

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Warinding Hill, Sumba

Visiting Sumba Island

Sumba is known by many as the islands of spirits as the island has a reputation of holding many funerals. This being said Sumba isn’t all about the celebration of the afterlife, the island is also famous for it’s ikat fabric weaving that is prominent throughout East Nusa Tenggara. The one festival of interest that[…]

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The palace of Sumbawa, Istana Dalam Loka

Sumbawa Besar – Clean, Beautiful, Healthy, Safe and Proper

Due to its remoteness, Sumbawa Besar is rarely visited by travellers and those that do manage to arrive here tend only to stay overnight as they will continue their journey further East towards Flores or West towards Lombok. Besar is an acronym for Bersih, Elok, Sehat, Aman Dan, Rapi. This translates to Clean, Beautiful, Healthy,[…]

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Ombo beach, Dompu

Dompu, The Exotic Town Of Sumbawa

Dompu is the capital of Central Sumbawa and has a little more to offer than its sister cities of Bima and Sumbawa Besar. Most people that head to Dompu are surfers in search of the perfect wave. Most of these surfers have returned with wild stories of endless waves hitting the south coast of Sumbawa.[…]

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Bima town, West Nusa Tenggara

Bima, The Beauty Of Sumbawa

Bima is situated on the Eastern side of Sumbawa and is actually more frequented by travellers than the capital Sumbawa Besar. The reason behind this is that Bima is much better located for those wanting to head to Lakey near Dompu for the surf or for those daring to venture on the islands of Komodo[…]

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Ngella traditional village, Flores

Ende, The Largest Town in Flores

Ende is the largest town in Flores and is deemed to be the most important with its harbor serving other destinations around the archipelago. For the tourist, travelling to Ende can be a necessary transit onto Kelimutu. The town of Ende isn’t too appealing as it is a very hot and dusty place with it[…]

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The amazing of the crater Kelimutu lake

Kelimutu Lake, The Crater Lake At The Top Of Kelimutu Mountain

If you ever find yourself on the floral island of Flores, don’t overlook the beauty of Kelimutu Lake. Kelimutu is a crater lake that is located at the top of Kelimutu Mountain. The beauty of this lake lies in its uniqueness not found anywhere else on our planet, because the lake holds waters of three[…]

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Lembata island, East Nusa Tenggara

Lembata, The Tourism Island

Lembata is a place that will captivate your imagination with its unique customs and very friendly people. If you come here expect to extend your stay a little longer, as most travellers get caught up in the magic and unique customs of the people that live here. You will probably arrive on Lembata through the[…]

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Alor, East Nusa Tenggara

Travelling To Alor, The Wild Paradise

Alor is a place that most travellers never quite get to. This being said, for those who venture this Far East in the Nusa Tenggara chain will be met by nothing short of a wild paradise. You will be greeted by a very rugged, mountainous island and pristine waters that have become in recent times[…]

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Nemberala Beach, Roti island

Roti Island, The Hidden Paradise Of Nusa Tenggara

Roti is becoming increasingly popular with surfers in search of that perfect wave. It can be said that these surfers aren’t disappointed with what they find here as the island is starting to gain international recognition. Most of the surfers that arrive on Roti generally come from Kupang on Timor. The ferry crossing takes approximately[…]

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Caci Whip Fighting

Ruteng, Another Exotic Town Of East Nusa Tenggara

Ruteng is a town surrounded by intricate winding valleys high up in Flores mountains. Ruteng can be found around 140 km east of Labuan Bajo and most travellers use this town as an opportunity to rest overnight on their way to Moni, Kelimutu. The town is the capital of the Manggarai district and boasts to[…]

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Maumere Bay Marine Park

Maumere, One Of The Best Dive Sites in Indonesia

Maumere was regarded as one of the best dive sites in the whole of Indonesia. That was until a devastating earthquake and Tsunami hit the area in 1992 causing widespread damage on land as well as under the waters too. Happily life has returned to Maumere however signs of the devastation live on as you[…]

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