Bali is the ultimate paradise. Conjuring screensaver images of beaches, centuries-old temples, pampering villas, and even healers, the Hindu-driven island nation within the country of Indonesia has rich culture and centuries-old rituals still practiced today. Temples are ubiquitous, as are moss-covered stone shrines.
A slum area on Indonesia’s Java Island has become an unlikely tourist attraction, as well as a social media hit, after its homes were painted vivid colors to transform the district into what is now being called “Kampung Pelangi” (“Rainbow Village”).
The Tourism Ministry is holding a series of workshops from April 20 to 22 to discuss the competitiveness index of the nation’s 10 priority tourist destinations, also known as 10 New Bali, in Tanjung Lesung, Banten, as quoted from The Jakarta Post.
We already know about the things that shouldn’t happen in Bali: excessive drinking, tourists exposing way too much flesh on the beach and blatant ignorance of the island’s culture. But that’s not the real Bali. Beyond Kuta there is plenty that will surprise, and delight, the first-time visitor to the Island of the Gods.
Across Indonesia’s 17,000 plus islands, there is something for everyone – even the pickiest of travellers. As the country opens up further to foreign tourists, visitors are finding that the beautiful destinations span far beyond Bali and Papua.
Recognized as the largest Buddhist monument in the world, the magnificent Borobudur Temple in Central Java, Indonesia has again received worldwide acknowledgement: National Geographic placed Borobudur in the Top 3 of 15 in World’s Iconic Adventures Worth the Effort, after the awesome Machu Picchu in Peru and Petra in Jordan, as published on 26th April […]
A sprawling archipelago of white sandy beaches, towering active volcanoes, seas abundant with marine life, rich rainforests, and dozens of ethnic cultures, it’s easy to see the traveller’s allure of visiting Indonesia. But even the most pristine of tourist attractions have a dirty little secret, as quoted from Indonesia Expat.
Throughout the month of May, the beauty of East Java’s Plengkung Beach in Banyuwangi is on display at the Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, in the Tourism Ministry’s latest campaign to promote Indonesia abroad, as quoted from Jakarta Globe.
Travelling, finding and shredding new waves is one of the great joys of surfing life but it can go sour if you approach it with the wrong attitude. Or the wrong crew. Once etiquette breaks down ruffled feathers, negative vibes and car park show-downs are never far away. Let’s avoid all that can we?
Of course, in 1981, when Bali was still fairly underground, nobody could have predicted just how popular the little island in Indonesia would become.