Jakarta's Public Transportation

Jakarta’s Public Transportation

Jakarta's Public Transportation includes the busway, commuter trains, buses, rental cars, by taxis, by bajaj and by ojek. If you want to get to Jakarta by boat, one thing to bear in mind is there are safety precautions which you should take due to the lots of pickpockets and muggers. The national ferry company PELNI, offers ways to get to the north of the city. Speedboat to Pulau Seribu also leads you to the north shore. Getting Around Jakarta By Transjakarta Busway There are ten main line... [ read more ]

Getting Around Jakarta

Getting Around Jakarta

Jakarta is a great place for sightseeing, eating and drinking, entertainment, nightlife and shopping. Being the capital and largest Indonesian city on the northwest of the island of Java, Jakarta is divided into Central, West, South, East and North. In the local language, they are Pusat, Barat, Selatan, Timur and Utara respectively. In Jakarta Utara, there are the beautiful Thousand Islands, the Ancol Bayfront City and the Kelapa Gading shopping centres. Suburbs The four main Indonesian su... [ read more ]

The Asia's Kebab - Satay

The Asia’s Kebab – Satay

Originated in Indonesia, a traditional dish that is ever so popular is the 'Satay'. It is just like the kebab, but it is an Asian version prepared with thinly strips of beef or chicken, threaded onto bamboo skewers. The Satay is grilled, and served with a peanut based dipping sauce. Now the part about the grilling is special. It is cooked over a live fire, over an open flame. It is not cubes of meat, but instead a long strips of meat threaded in a weaving pattern onto skewers. Very simple conc... [ read more ]

What's Fantastic in Sumatra and Sulawesi

What’s Fantastic in Sumatra and Sulawesi

©chachabunaken/flickr Usually you will also visit the Pandai Sikek Village for its local wood carving and weaving handicraft works. For relaxation, you can arrange an en route a stop in Puncak Kiabang, and watch the Anai Waterfall. Rumah Tuo Kampai Nan Panjang is a landmark and point of interest with an impressive 350 years of history. See those original gadang houses and traditional kampongs. Mesjid Tuo Belimbing is a religious site for those of you who wants to see more cultural sights. Ki... [ read more ]

Visa to Bali & Travel Tips

Visa to Bali & Travel Tips

The first thing about traveling in Bali is to ensure you have a Visa on Arrival. Neither can you extend this visa nor convert it into a different one. It takes about three to five minutes per applicant per visa for the purchasing process. And there are six payment counters, a money changer and a bank at the airport to process payments. Once you have purchase the visa on arrival, you will need to proceed to Immigration where you visa will be processed. If you are from Brunei Darussalam, Chile, ... [ read more ]

Diving and Flores Attractions

Diving and Flores Attractions

A three day park pass or for dive in the park at Rinca or Komodo islands is about US$15. There are other dive spot and island attraction near Lombok and Gili Islands. One of which is Labuan Bajo which is at the far west of the coastal areas of West Manggarai. As it is the biggest regency, you can see many astonishing sights. You can also take part in lots of adventurous activities here. The possibilities are endless. The Komodo National Park encompasses a lot of water and islands west of Labua... [ read more ]

Nusa Tenggara of Indonesia

Nusa Tenggara of Indonesia

 It is also known as the Lesser Sunda Islands is just several miles from Bali. Some popular places to visit is Lombok, Sumbawa, Flores, Timor and Komodo Island. In this post, you will find out more about Lombok in the West Nusa Tenggara and Flores which is in the East Nusa Tenggara. Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara is an island in Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTB) province in Indonesia. It looks like a circular shape but having a 'tail' (Sekotong Peninsula) at the southwest point. Considering its populatio... [ read more ]

The Third Largest City: Bandung

The Third Largest City: Bandung

The capital city of West Java is Bandung and it is third largest in size after Jakarta and Surabaya in Indonesia. So called 'Paris of Java' by the Dutch, this city has a unique atmosphere like in the colonial times. The other nickname is Kota Kembang that means the Flower City as they used to have a lot of flowers. Lush and Beautiful Bandung is on the altitude of 768 meters and has lush and beautiful Parahyangan mountains surroundings. And such an altitude means it has a mild and very plea... [ read more ]