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Mie Aceh, a favorite Indonesian dish, By: Hush Petersen

Jakarta Delicacies for the Daring Diner

By: Hush Petersen, first published in Jakarta Expat It’s hard to put your finger on what makes Ben Hil (short for Bendungan Hilir), right at the heart of the city,...

Ternate Indonesia

Ternate: Snacks, Drinks and Karaoke

By: Ed Caffin Ternate, the small but busy island-capital of the North Moluccas, is not a place many travelers linger around for too long. Its remote location and...

Komodoharbour. By: Ed Caffin

Visiting Komodo National Park: into Dragon’s domain

By: Ed Caffin The marvellous Komodo National Park is arguably one of the most interesting places to visit in Indonesia. Located on the edge of the Lesser Sunda...

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Beautiful Lombok and its rapid transformation

By: Ed Caffin Lombok, nestled between Bali and Sumbawa, is a stunningly beautiful island. It consists of green mountains and highlands, lush and fertile lowlands and...

A view of Malang

Malang: Hikes & Hidden Beaches

By: Kindeng Temminck-Simamora Malang is the second largest city in East Java, Indonesia. It is traditionally known as a place to unwind and relax for people stressed...

Nasi tahu and Sate Srepeh at Pak No's eatery, By: Labodalih

Rembang’s Special Dishes, on the hunt for Central Javanese local delicacies

By: Labodali Sembiring Rembang is the name of one of Central Java’s northern districts, as well as its capital. Getting here from Central Java’s capital of Semarang...

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Top 5 Boutique Hotels Jakarta

By: Ray Teh Jakarta is a busy city, that’s hard to get around in. Jakarta is with its 10 million (registered) inhabitants larger than major world cities such as...

Antique mask from Madura with an ornamental flying horse

Setia Darma House of Masks and Puppets

By: Maya Liem Bali is one of the last remaining places in Indonesia with a living tradition of the mask dance and the wayang theatre. The largest collection...

A traditional house in Kota Gede, By: Putri Fitria

Kotagede: The Last Heritage of the Mataram Kingdom

By: Putri Fitria A bell was tolling as Kotagede was officially declared a cultural preserve in Yogyakarta by Sultan Hamengku Buwono X a few weeks ago. The quarter...

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Bali Nightlife: Our Hotlist of Night Clubs in Kuta

By: Prima Frambawati Kuta is widely known as Indonesia’s party capital. Clubs, pubs and beachside restaurants open til late (some never close) and usually have...