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Flores: Island of Traditions and Ceremonies

By: Ed Caffin The island of Flores is one of Indonesia’s emerging travel destinations. With Lombok’s international airport up and running, and a number of...

Secrets of Keraton Yogyakarta

Inside the Keraton of Yogyakarta

By: Rohman Yuliawana Keraton Yogyakarta is located in the south of the city. The walled complex covers fourteen hectares and consists of dozens of eclectic buildings...

Not just a Museum in Magelang

OHD Museum is a private museum of modern and contemporary Indonesian art, founded and owned by the well-known art collector Dr. Oei Hong Djien (OHD).  He started his...

101 Butterflies of Indonesia

By: Meril Wilson An illustrated book about the life cycles of butterflies found in Indonesia’s Lowlands. Written and illustrated by Meryl Wilson, an Australian...

Ari Lasso

Indonesian Popular Music. A History

By: Chandra Drews and Emma Kwee Indonesia has a rich culture of music that sadly often goes unappreciated overseas or even (more sadly) at home. This article...

A mysterious land unveiled. Burma

Its political isolation ended, Myanmar yet remains a land of little-known cultures and peoples. Those with a curiosity to know more will find much to enjoy in Burma...

30 Things First-Time Solo Travelers Need to Know

by Cristina Costea Venturing out on your own for the first time can be intimidating and downright scary. First times are always that way. On the other hand, traveling...

Alternative Travel: Sumbawa by Motorbike

Sumbawa by Motorbike

By: Ed Caffin Apart from the legendary surfspots at Maluk and Lakey Peak, few see more of Sumbawa. Mostly, it is only observed from behind the window of a bus,...

Waterfalls of Bali

Bali has a wonderful selection of waterfalls, especially in the central-northern highlands, offering the opportunity for both gentle and challenging nature treks...

Turtles release Bali

The Green Sea Turtles that inhabit Indonesia’s coastal waters are now considered an endangered species. Sadly, this is because of harvesting for meat, eggs, and...