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Jakarta – Bandung

Jakarta – Bandung

Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia. Finding places in Jakarta, especially smaller buildings not on the main arteries, tends to be difficult due to poor signage and chaotic street names. The same name is used for different streets on different parts of the city, and it's often difficult to find the correct street/address without the postal code/region. To find the address in this metropolitan, try start asking people in the ...

Borobudur – Yogyakarta

Borobudur – Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta — uncommonly written JOGJA is capital of Yogyakarta Special Region province, owes its special status to the sultanate of Hamengkubuwono, which has ruled the area since 1749. Today's Jogja is a bustling town and the most popular tourist destination on Java, largely thanks to its proximity to the temples of BOROBUDUR temple.Other famous here is GAMELAN, a musical ensemble of Indonesia typically featuring a variety of instruments such as ...

Mount Bromo Tour

Mount Bromo Tour

Mount Bromo is an active volcano in the Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park. Bromo is in fact only one of many peaks inside the massive Tengger Caldera, but it's easily recognized as the entire top has been blown off and the crater inside constantly belches white sulphurous smoke. The inside of the caldera, aptly dubbed the Laut Pasir (Sea of Sand) is coated with fine volcanic sand and the overall effect is ...

Bali Paradise Island

Bali Paradise Island

Bali is renowned for its diverse and sophisticated art forms, such as painting, sculpture, woodcarving, handcrafts, and performing arts. Balinese percussion orchestra music, known as gamelan, is highly developed and varied. Balinese dances portray stories from Hindu epics such as the Ramayana. Famous Balinese dances include pendet, legong, baris, topeng, barong, and kecak (the monkey dance).The Hindu New Year, Nyepi, is celebrated in the spring by a day of silence. ...

Lombok – Gili Island

Lombok – Gili Island

Lombok is located just east of Bali, Lombok has been promoted as "an unspoiled Bali" for quite some time, with beautiful beaches and the large, looming volcano of Mount Rinjani. Lombok is also becoming increasingly popular for honeymooners. Tanjung Aan, a beautiful area near the Kuta Beach. The sand is very unique that it looks like pepper. Weaving process, See the local handicraft and weaving process in Desa (village) Sukarare. ...

Komodo Dragon

Komodo Dragon

Komodo National Park lies in the Wallacea Region, identified by WWF and Conservation International as a global conservation priority area, and is located in the center of the Indonesian archipelago, between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores. Komodo National Park includes three major islands: Komodo, Rinca and Padar, as well as numerous smaller islands creating a total surface area (marine and land) of more than 1,800 km2.Descendents of the original ...

Toraja Highland

Toraja Highland

The Toraja are an ethnic group indigenous to a mountainous region of South Sulawesi. Most of the population have local animist beliefs known as Aluk To Dolo ("Way of the Ancestors"). Torajans are renowned for their elaborate funeral rites, burial sites carved into rocky cliffs, massive peaked-roof traditional houses known as tongkonan, and colorful wood carvings. Before the 20th century, Torajans lived in autonomous villages, where they practised animism and ...

Sport & Adventures

Sport & Adventures

Comprise risky and uncertain experiences. The term is more popularly used in reference to physical activities that have some potential such as skydiving, mountain climbing, and extreme sports. The term is broad enough to refer to any enterprise that is potentially fraught with risk, such as a business venture or a major life undertaking. Adventurous experiences create psychological and physiological arousal. The activities are typically undertaken for the purposes of recreation ...