Indonesia and its Colonial Heritage

Indonesia and its Colonial Heritage

If you have a specific interest on the Indonesian history, from its colonial architectural heritage of the Dutch East Indies era, you will fall in love visiting their various forts and historical colonial buildings. There are other attractions such as its museums, churches and the colonial heritage hotels are simply amazing. Heritage tourism attractions in Indonesia is mainly in Kota. It is the old Jakarta and here you should explore the Maritime Museum, Gereja Sion, Stadhuis Batavia, Toko M... [ read more ]

Jakarta Kota Station

Jakarta Kota Station

This is a terminal train station in the old city core of Jakarta. It is also a cultural landmark and historical point. At first it was called the Batavia Zuid and popularly known as Beos Station. It was dated back to the 1870 and it is a special Dutch (Frans Johan Louwrens Ghijsels) architect’s work with Western Art Deco and the local architectural styles. Some of the older colonial buildings that are worth ’hunting’ during your trips are: the Baijen’s Country House and the Outer Ho... [ read more ]

Carita & Java Island Eco-Tourism

Carita & Java Island Eco-Tourism

With intentions to visit the Java Island, you might wan to consider checking out Carita Beach, Krakatau. Seeing the coastal town, cruising along the Sunda Strait by boat and then to the active volcano island. The Sunda Strait has its name coming from the Indonesia Pasundan which means 'West Java' in English. It is between the Islands of Sumatra and Java itself, connecting the Java Sea to Indian Ocean. If you wish to climb up the southern half of the deserted volcano, you can plan to do so, t... [ read more ]

Purwokerto and its Hot Springs

Purwokerto and its Hot Springs

To say you have seen Purwokerto is incomplete if you have not see its central public square. There are six banyan trees and many Purwokertonians like to spend their time in this square. They bring their children to place there, hence many toys vendors can be found there other than those local food vendors. Kabupaten and the old cemetery on the Ragasemangsang Road are some of the places of interest. Baturaden is rather a highland country. It is at the foot of Gunung Slamet volcano and locally... [ read more ]

Stepping on Sacred Places

Stepping on Sacred Places

Exploring Indonesia is not complete without stepping onto one of their sacred sites. Just mention the island of Bali, you can find at least four of such sacred destinations. The first to highlight here is Mount Agung and Besakih. It is a highly sacred mountain and it is where the Pura Besakih or the Mother Temple of Bali is situated. Still an active volcano though, this site last eruption was in 1963. It has lava that flows missing the Mother Temple of Besakih. Indonesian's Balinese take thi... [ read more ]

Essential Travel Experiences in Indonesia

Essential Travel Experiences in Indonesia

Savo r a good cup of coffea Arabica at the Arabica coffee production region is simply relaxing. Here you will experience nature at its best with other crops growing near the highland region of Kintamani. It is also very near to Mount Batur. Coffees are special here as it is processed using the wet method. At the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, Bali is a real paradise that anyone must see at least once. If you are traveling to Indonesia, surely you must experience what these b... [ read more ]

Pura Tirta Empul in Bali and Borobudur

Pura Tirta Empul in Bali and Borobudur

In the central part of Bali where the Tampaksiting district is, you can find the Pura Tirta Empul. It is a sacred destination visited by many. This temple enshrines Vishnu who is one of the three main gods and it rules water. The god that rules rain is god Indra and Vishnu is of a higher level than god Indra. Tirta means 'holy water' in the Indonesian language. The balinese has deep beliefs that Pura Tirta Empul is a temple where holy water springs. They also believed that it has power to cu... [ read more ]

Kota Ambon and its Sights

Kota Ambon and its Sights

Siwa Lima is one of the museum which is a must see when you travel to Kota Ambon. It features the regional and colonial artefacts. First you will see two buildings with a snaking road between them. Capture and be inspired by the breathtaking view of Ambon on the upper rear terrrace. You can also visit the little Hindu Temple after going through the stairway. Ambon was colonized but when the Dutch drove out the Portuguese, it had been under the Dutch control til 1945. The two classes of the p... [ read more ]