Indonesian Sights and Shopping Opportunities

Indonesian Sights and Shopping Opportunities

Bantul is the capital of Bantul Regency in the Yogyakarta province of Indonesia. The Indian Ocean is to the south of Bantul. It is also a town with 444 craftsmen making a paradise of handicrafts in Bantul. Both domestic and foreign architects design the market with an accentuating local architecture. It is the biggest craft market which is 15 minutes from Yogyakarta city. You can find pottery, primitive wooden statues, ceramics, keris, ornamented mountain stones even some traditional Javanese... [ read more ]

The World's 10th Largest City: Jakarta

The World’s 10th Largest City: Jakarta

Jakarta is the capital as well as the largest city of Indonesia. It is also the 10th largest city in the world. You must check out the world-famous National Museum. Then go for a clean massage at Bersih Sehat Mayestik massage parlor and have an amazing experience of a lifetime. If you are traveling with children, bring them to the theme park for some amusement at Taman Impian Jaya Ancol. In Jakarta, the Fatahillah Square is one of the landmarks for those into photography. Or for free sightsee... [ read more ]

Fascinating Tips for Traveling in Indonesia

Fascinating Tips for Traveling in Indonesia

Traveling in Indonesia can be really relaxing exciting and fun as it is a breathtakingly beautiful country with amazing sights and really hospitable people.  However, to sight see this beautiful paradise is best if you are aware of the tips and cautions before arriving there as a foreigner. Here are some fascinating good to know tips, check them to the best out of your stay in the country and to avoid some unpleasant surprises. But do not worry, Indonesia is safe to travel to, you just have... [ read more ]

The Top Secrets of Backpacking in Indonesia

The Top Secrets of Backpacking in Indonesia

Be it that you have decided to go to Indonesia by backpacking for its culture or cultural events, or for its nature and sports, you have made a decision that is by far one of the best. This south-east Asian archipelago is a massive one. Indonesia has 18,110 islands and only one-third of them are inhabited. Besides its capital city Jakarta, Bali is a wonderfully rich destination for backpackers.      Backpacking for the Adventurous Traveling in Indonesia can even mean luxur... [ read more ]

Eco-Tourism Things to do in Indonesia

Eco-Tourism Things to do in Indonesia

On the beaches especially at Candidasa (east of the lagoon) is one of the amazing place for snorkelling. Only if you want the best, by hiring a guide with a jukung to Amuk Bay or Blue Lagoon makes wonders. Some choppy surface water and pretty strong currents in the middle of the ocean, be sure to jump at spots without those rocks. Marvel at the schools of fish, very large schools due to the abundance of nutrients in the water. This is not a place for corals viewing. At less than 160,000 R... [ read more ]

The Scrumptious Indonesian Chinese Cuisine

The Scrumptious Indonesian Chinese Cuisine

Indonesian menus host a delectable and diverse variety that suits every taste. More than you can imagine for the infamous 'Nasi Goreng' delicacy we attribute to the Indonesian stereotype. The finest Indonesian Chinese cuisine exists due to its cultural and foreign influences. Classic regional dishes are prepared with addition of coconut milk, chili and spices. There is just a fine line between those Nonya cuisine by the Peranakan. Goreng Indonesian Chinese 'goreng' dishes are mainly... [ read more ]

The Top 8 Interesting Snacks and Delectable Savory of Indonesia

The Top 8 Interesting Snacks and Delectable Savory of Indonesia

When you are in Indonesia, you must definitely try the snacks the Indonesians have to offer. The most commonly seen is the crispy crackers called the Kerupuk or Kroepoek made from a dried paste usually from the mixture of starch and ingredients such as shrimps or anchovies and peanuts. These are called Rempeyek as they are made with rice flour, coconut milk, spices, chopped citrus leaf and salt. There are variation made from spinach (peyek bayam). Together with Indonesian dishes such as g... [ read more ]

Budget Travel to Indonesia: From Planning to Money Savings

Budget Travel to Indonesia: From Planning to Money Savings

You have already been planning your travel to Indonesia in backpacking style, yet you are sticking to a tight budget. The way it is to see as much as you can in Indonesia is to save as much money as possible or even spend as little money as possible! Still, while you are in the beautiful Indonesia, you do not want to compromise on the sights. What you can really do is make bigger savings by small changes to the way your normally travel. One good tip for you when you are in Indonesia, is t... [ read more ]

Gear up Your Money Saving Skills Before Going to Indonesia

Gear up Your Money Saving Skills Before Going to Indonesia

Learning the local Indonesian Bahasa will help you greatly and possibly money savings. Learning the language breaks down the language barriers and it is something you can do six months before your travel. Look for language exchange partners in your home country and it is usually free or over drinks. A great way to count down to your trip and having a new friend found. It can be an enjoy money saving skills especially for the sociable kind. Hospitality Exchange Partners There are volu... [ read more ]

The Top MUST See and MUST Do in Bali and Java

The Top MUST See and MUST Do in Bali and Java

Bali is situated at the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands. It is between Java and Lombok with Denpasar towards the south of Bali. Bali is ideal for honeymooners particularly. Very romantic and magnificent sunset/sunrise at the Kuta beach, Tanah Lot and Jinbaran Beach. Moreover, the cultural dances are renowned for its variety. Here you can see the Paddy Terrace, volcanic sites, beaches, arts, crafts and temples. Just married couples can find a wonderful place with lots of sights... [ read more ]