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10 Best Ways To Explore East Java & Bali

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10 Best Ways To Explore East Java & Bali

Being a newbie to travelling, I was enthusiastic to discover Indonesia, a country known for its natural wonders and secluded paradises.

Explore Exotic Indonesia at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

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Explore Exotic Indonesia at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with the Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, is organizing the Indonesia Street Bukit Bintang Fiesta at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur from 18 until 21 May 2017 with the theme “Explore Exotic Indonesia”.

#ElahElahBali – A Newbie’s 23 Points of Balinese Joy in Ubud

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#ElahElahBali – A Newbie’s 23 Points of Balinese Joy in Ubud

“Bali is so overrated,”
claimed my friends incessantly when I asked for tips because it seemed that I was the only one left in Asia who hasn’t been to the Island of the Gods. Regardless, there is something about Bali that really attracts me to go there – is it the culture? The food? The people?

Hotel Perks and Quirks You Never Knew Existed on Your Work Trip

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Hotel Perks and Quirks You Never Knew Existed on Your Work Trip

KUALA LUMPUR – January 11, 2017 – Private jets, personal stylists and exclusive rooftops are just some of the many features today’s business travelers can enjoy at the top business hotels around the globe, according to accommodation expert Hotels.com™. Forget those stark conference rooms and bland breakfast buffets, business travel is changing, with hotels becoming more than just a bed for the night. We have turned into a generation of ‘Bleisure’ travelers, who combine work trips with play by adding vacation time to business jaunts. Hotels.com has therefore revealed its stand-out collection of ten of the ‘Best for Business’* hotels that will appeal to today’s ‘Bleisure’ travelers. All these hotels are winners in the prestigious Hotels.com Loved by Guests Awards 2016*. The […]

Jawa Timur Park in Kota Wisata Batu: Fun and Excitement for the Whole Family in Just One Area!

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Jawa Timur Park in Kota Wisata Batu: Fun and Excitement for the Whole Family in Just One Area!

Although many tourists outside Java island might not yet be familiar with Kota Wisata Batu, this district in East Java province located three hours from Surabaya is home to the domestically popular Jawa Timur Park (also known as Jatimpark) that is full of attractions ideal for the whole family, from children to grandparents! The truth is, the entire Kota Wisata Batu is filled with parks and attractions that belong to a large corporation called the Jawa Timur Park Group. Let’s explore the attractions now, shall we?   Where to go? Jawa Timur Park 1 Jawa Timur Park 1 offers more than 60 fascinating rides and the only theme park in Indonesia that contains five roller coaster rides in one place. Jawa Timur […]

14 Places To Visit In Jakarta

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14 Places To Visit In Jakarta

Jakarta – being the capital and largest city to a country with the largest economy in Southeast Asia that creates employment opportunity to millions of people – continues to flourish as a tourism hotspot, especially in anticipation of the completion of its new airport, scheduled to be ready by 2017, and the mass rapid transit systems, slated for completion by mid-2018.   The following are the places that travellers can choose to explore when being in this sprawling megacity: WEST JAKARTA 1. Kota Tua Jakarta (Jakarta Old Town) Jakarta Old Town is a popular meeting point. It is a historic place developed during the Dutch period, whereby most of its buildings are among the oldest in Jakarta. Travellers may ride colourful bicycles with […]

AccorHotels Launches the Opening of Ibis Styles Bogor Raya, West Java

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AccorHotels Launches the Opening of Ibis Styles Bogor Raya, West Java

AccorHotels announces the opening of ibis Styles Bogor Raya, the first international premium economy hotel in the city of Bogor, West Java.  The hotel is located within walking distance to the prestigious 18-hole Bogor Raya Golf Course, housed within the residential complex, boasting picturesque views of Salak Mountain and lush greenery of the golf course.  Accessible within a 45-minute drive from Jakarta, the hotel serves an oasis for guests seeking a weekend getaway or a golfing retreat. Garth Simmons, Chief Operating Officer, AccorHotels, Malaysia-Indonesia-Singapore, said, “We are delighted to introduce the first ibis family hotel in the city of Bogor. The Ibis Styles brand provides an ‘all-inclusive’ room offer with breakfast and WIFI internet access at an affordable price.  Delivering comfort in […]

AirAsia Introduces Two New Routes to Indonesia

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AirAsia Introduces Two New Routes to Indonesia

SEPANG, 4 November 2016 – AirAsia continues to grow its Johor Bahru hub by introducing another new route connecting the southern state of Malaysia directly to Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia with three times weekly flights which will commence operations on 10 January 2017. Apart from that, AirAsia will also be recommencing flights from Kuala Lumpur to Solo, beginning 17 January 2017. Now everyone can connect directly from Johor Bahru to Jakarta with promotional fares from as low as RM99* one way, while the Kuala Lumpur to Solo flights are from as low as RM149* one  way. These fares can be booked online at www.airasia.com from now until 13 November 2016 and travel from the commencement date of the respective flights up […]

The Sanchaya Bintan Promotes Alternative To Plastic Surgery

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The Sanchaya Bintan Promotes Alternative To Plastic Surgery

BINTAN ISLAND, Indonesia October. 21, 2016 – An approach to health and well-being that smooths facial wrinkles endorsed by some of the world’s biggest names including Madonna and Kim Kardashian has come to The Sanchaya Bintan.  Developed by renowned healer and skincare expert Kazumasa Kawasaki, who has an estimated 100,000 followers predominantly in his native Japan, Europe and the United States, ‘The Kawasaki Way’ challenges widespread belief and the allure plastic surgery has. He feels strongly that it is  not needed to combat the ravages of aging.  Dubbed the ‘Non-Surgical Lift’, the 60-minute treatment on offer at The Sanchaya Spa prescribes specialized massage techniques to boost blood circulation and skincare product made from rare, natural Japanese ingredients. The results include an instant, visible […]

6 Top Places To Visit On Ambon Island, Indonesia

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6 Top Places To Visit On Ambon Island, Indonesia

Ambon – an island that is part of the Maluku archipelago east of Sulawesi and north of Timor in Indonesia – was never on my travel list until I was recently invited to it.

Greenhost Boutique Hotel, Yogyakarta – The Hub For Sophisticates Of Sustainability

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Greenhost Boutique Hotel, Yogyakarta – The Hub For Sophisticates Of Sustainability

Why is this place unique? Greenhost Boutique Hotel in Yogyakarta is unconventional, pared-down, low-key and understated. The owner and designer of the hotel, Bapak Paulus Mintarga, makes recycling and sustainable lifestyle sexy. He employs upcycled materials in clever and useful ways throughout the hotel. The property is also home to a creative hydroponic farm on its rooftop that cultivates salads that are supplied to the hotel’s restaurant, including plants like mint, basil and betel leaf to be grown along the corridor, further making it unique and never-seen-before. The hotel shares the story on how to lead a sustainable lifestyle but at the same time committed towards maintaining high service standards. It is also the place where sustainability meets art because it showcases […]

Mr. Muhamad Munir, New General Manager At Sheraton Bandung Hotel & Towers

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Mr. Muhamad Munir, New General Manager At Sheraton Bandung Hotel & Towers

Proudly presents the appointment of Mr. Muhamad Munir as the new General Manager of Sheraton Bandung Hotel & Towers. He was born in Palembang on August 5, 1971, but then he crossed the sea to study, spent 23 years in overseas. He accomplished his Master of Social Sciences in Economics (Honors) in 1994 with the 1st Class 1st result. Munir began his career in 1990, where he worked for a well known hotel chain, Sheraton Dhaka as manager. His achievements brought him to a higher level for the hospitality industry in some neighboring countries such as Singapore and Malaysia. Entering 2000, Munir came to Batam to conquer new challenges there. He was the youngest GM in Batam at the time. His total […]

Issue 11.3 – Eat Well, Travel Often

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Issue 11.3 – Eat Well, Travel Often

It in interesting to see that despite the economic slowdown and evident cost-cutting measures in place, the public’s appetite in travelling, as well as delicious food, remains resilient.

All-New Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta Now Open at Capital Place

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All-New Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta Now Open at Capital Place

Jakarta, Indonesia, 2016 – While today’s travellers are more likely to arrive in Jakarta by commercial aircraft or private jet, the city has long welcomed the world as one of history’s most storied marine ports.  Now, the start of a new era in Indonesian hospitality begins with the much-anticipated opening of the all-new Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta. “Jakarta is a very big, very busy city that simply never stops – and Four Seasons feeds on that energy, optimism and uniquely Indonesian friendliness and flair,” says General Manager Christian Poda, who leads a team of 250 carefully selected local and international staff. “We’ve created this beautiful new hotel with every possible luxury, and now we are thrilled to finally welcome our first guests and […]

8 Things to Do & See in Lombok

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8 Things to Do & See in Lombok

Planning to go to the island of Lombok? We list down 8 things that you must do and see in Lombok to help you with your itinerary.

Anantara Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa

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Anantara Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa

Text by: Azizul Arkaan Intro Uluwatu is the most southerly part of Bali. Its landscape is defined by a promontory of majestic limestone cliff, offering visitors a different scene from the other parts of the island. This stunning landscape also serves as the backdrop of Anantara Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa. The resort is rather secluded from the other neighbouring hotels – its slightly remote location must be due to the resort’s massive beach-fronting land bank. Arrival Massive, stone, stadium-like steps leading to the main lobby might appear daunting to visitors at first. But worry not, the staff is ever ready to assist with your luggage. A gentle hit on the gong marks the arrival of guests to the resort, alerting the staff […]

THE HAVEN Bali Seminyak Suite Room

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THE HAVEN Bali Seminyak Suite Room

With it’s sophisticated contemporary design, The HAVEN Bali Seminyak sits befittingly alongside the chic shopping strips and eclectic mixture of urban dining and party venues of Seminyak. Being only a short distance from the ever-famous Seminyak Beach as well, where we have our very own exclusive Beach Club, this resort is made for the modern traveler coming to Bali, the Island of The Gods. One of our complex accommodation is our Haven Suite Room which is surrounded by verdant landscaped grounds and private area of swimming pool which can only be access by our suite room. Once you step in into Haven Suite Room, you will hypnotize by the generous space sits a 4 person dining table by a stylish kitchenette complete […]

Club Med Bali, An All-Inclusive Oasis in the Island of the Gods

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Club Med Bali, An All-Inclusive Oasis in the Island of the Gods

Nestled on a tropical beach front in the heart of Nusa Dua, Club Med Bali boasts spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. This is an authentic Balinese-style property with modern functionality woven into the fabric of its buildings that employ intricate traditional Balinese carpentry, replete with wonderful splash of colours in their details. The rooms are, as you’d expect, spacious and cosy. The beds offer uber-comfortable sleep, especially after a long flight, and the cosiness is enhanced with the addition of a daybed in front of the windows, allowing guests to admire the outdoors while reclining in the comfort of their personal space on a lazy afternoon. A flat screen television, high-speed Wi-Fi and the usual perks to be found in the […]

Hotel Tugu Malang, Surreally Monumental

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Hotel Tugu Malang, Surreally Monumental

Gaya Travel team have been hearing so much about Hotel Tugu Malang for quite some time. It was only in early February 2015 that our team finally managed to visit this highly reputable establishment, which left us all inspired, enlightened and respectful towards Peranakan richness and Indonesian sophistication.

Intercontinental Bali Resort Received an Emerald Medal and Award from Tri Hita Karana

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Intercontinental Bali Resort Received an Emerald Medal and Award from Tri Hita Karana

InterContinental Bali Resort is delighted to announce its achievement in Tri Hita Karana by receiving an Emerald medal and certification award: the highest category in Bali’s prestigious Tri Hita Karana Awards.

Save 70% at Semara Seminyak

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Save 70% at Semara Seminyak

From now until 31 January 2014, Semara Seminyak guests enjoy 70% discount when staying at the Executive Suites, costing only USD120++ per room per night.

Insider Tips on Ubud from Chedi Concierge

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Insider Tips on Ubud from Chedi Concierge

An insider tips on exploring Ubud, Bali. An interview provided by Miss Puspa Anggareni, a concierge info from Chedi Club Tanah Gajah.

Lombok Not just the ‘Second Bali’

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Lombok Not just the ‘Second Bali’

“Lombok was not as famous as Bali and nobody had faith in Lombok like I did,” Stephan Servin, the General Manager of The Santosa Villas and Resort in Lombok, Indonesia, who is also the Chairman of Lombok Hotels Association, said to me about the island just next to Bali called Lombok, part of the Nusa Tenggara Barat province.

Garut : The Road Less Travelled

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Garut : The Road Less Travelled

This hidden gem of a destination is replete with volcanoes, pine forests and lush countryside. Travel further down to the south coast and you will be greeted with some fine, deserted beaches. To discover Garut, it is best covered to spend at least one day and night.

The Papandayan – Bandung, Indonesia

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The Papandayan – Bandung, Indonesia

The Papandayan first began as a four-star property located along the bustling Gatot Subroto 83 Road by offering efficient service to its clientele, mostly business travellers.However, after a major face lift,The Papandayan has now taken the interpretation of luxury to one level higher that impresses guests, coupled with high standard of service that it has already been known for.

More Travel Options for Indonesian Tourists to Malaysia

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More Travel Options for Indonesian Tourists to Malaysia

Indonesian travellers can now access a greater selection of Malaysian travel packages on Tourism Malaysia’s website and for the very first time, buy the packages online directly with the introduction of a SOTA widget on the website.

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