Continue reading this article since it talks about our experience visiting selected attractions between Danau Toba and Medan that are bound to make your journey special and memorable, especially if you are adventurous and want to explore off-the-beaten-path.
It’s that time of the year again – everyone’s favorite holiday and the perfect excuse to indulge in endless feasting and shopping. Instead of opting for conventional festivities, why not celebrate while also clocking in good karma points? Check out these five destinations that are putting their own joyous spin to Christmas and see how you can be part of celebrations that make a difference – a Christmas you certainly will not forget.
The city of Solo, formally addressed as Surakarta, is an off-shoot of the Mataram Sultanate and was founded almost three hundred years ago. It is small in scale but big in culture and heritage, ideal for a relaxing getaway.
Marriott International makes another breakthrough in Bali with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Bali Ungasan, the third Four Points hotel to open on the island. Situated in Jimbaran hills, the hotel offers breathtaking views of Jimbaran Bay, Mount Batukaru and Mount Agung. Whether travellers are on the island for work or fun, the hotel is sure to cater to the needs of today’s every day traveller with its approachable design, stylish comfort and all of the brand’s popular extras.
Though Moyo Island might be a familiar name among celebrities, it came quite a surprise to me as it is still affordable, since the island also offers cheaper food and accommodation options that are truly God-sent for budget travellers.
Almost every year Malaysia has to tolerate the transboundary haze that affects air visibility, and contribute to respiratory issues. In September 2019, the haze sadly affected parts of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, and it even makes it way to southern Thailand and southern Indochina.
Traveling is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and definitely a luxury we should not take for granted. This June, as we commemorate World Environment Day and World Oceans Day, it is the perfect opportunity to take a step back and consider the impact we have on Mother Earth
West Sumatera is a land blessed with natural wonders ranging from its mountains and valleys, rivers and lakes, as well as islands and beaches. Its compelling natural landscapes are preserved through time and remain steadfast despite the strong wave of modernisation.
To be honest, I wasn’t sure whether I’d enjoy the sunrise tour in the first place – I dreaded the idea of hauling myself out of bed in the wee hours, specifically at 2:00 a.m., just to catch the first light of the day. Yes, sunrises are beautiful, but so does Chris Hemsworth, the main star of my dreams.
Bali Zoo is proud to introduce a grand new intimate Elephant Mud Fun half-day package allowing guests to get down and dirty with the friendly Sumatran elephants while discovering their behavior and lifestyle from the experienced mahout.
Though it literally means ‘A Thousand Islands’, the Kepulauan Seribu archipelago located north of Jakarta’s coastline actually comprises 110 islands – only 45 of them are open for tourists such as Macan, Pelangi, Puteri and Ayer. Interestingly, the size of Seribu Islands is seven times bigger than mainland Jakarta.
The beginning of October usually means two things: it is either Christmas being only two months away or Halloween! For those who love the spirit of Halloween and mysticism of the paranormal, here are seven places you can go for that horrifically satisfying experience!
“Please, just five more minutes…” I begged silently. But time was not on our side – we are pressed for it just like during any other typical media familiarisation trips that I participated in the past. “Chop chop…onto the bus. We need to get going for our lunch now,” said my guide, Pak Herman, a humorous, kind-hearted man with strong sense of punctuality. We were in front of Sipiso-piso waterfall, supposedly the highest waterfall in Indonesia and probably one of the most spectacular sights I’ve ever seen. It’s fascinating how this simple case of natural physics could make you lost in the moment; like how this curtain of water in front of me flows sleekly from an opening on the rock face […]
The Portuguese attempted to render the Malay term in plural form by calling her ‘Malucas’, which later became to be known as Moluccas. In English, it is widely known as the Spice Islands, as a tribute to the two renowned spices native to Maluku: cloves and nutmeg. Despite being home to valued commodities which were the reasons for conquest, the present day Maluku is the lesser known wonders of Indonesia, waiting to surprise travellers.
Tanjung Lesung is blessed with picturesque beaches and stunning views of the mighty Krakatau volcanic mountain, a low-key place that still holds little recognition among foreign travellers, but has been an absolute favourite among the Jakartans. The place is imbued with soul and romance and the locals want to keep this dreamy paradise all to themselves.