Marine Tourism in Central Java

Marine Tourism in Central Java

The province Central Java is famously known for its cultural aspects. The Javanese culture is what people are coming here for. You will notice polite and soft-spoken group of people as compared to the other parts of Indonesia. Here is also the home of Batik which is an exquisite textile made using a wax-resist dyeing technique. Places like Yogyakarta, Pekalongan and Surakarta are some examples of centres for Batik production. Karimun Jawa in Central Java In the Java Sea where the 27 islands ca... [ read more ]

National Parks in Java Indonesia

National Parks in Java Indonesia

In Java, there is one world network of biosphere reserve and one World Heritage Site that is a national park. Gunung Gede Pangrango is the biosphere reserve and Ujung Kulon is the heritage site. Both are with great biodiversity. The other national parks in Java includes Baluran, Gunung Ciremai, Gunung Halimun, Gunung Merbabu, Kepulauan Seribu, Alas Purwo, bromo Tengger Semeru, Gunung Merapi, Karimunjawa and last but not least Meru Betiri. Karimunjawa National Park for example, is in the Kari... [ read more ]

Nias Island

Nias Island

In the Indian Ocean, in the western part of Sumatra is one of the 131 largest islands called Nias Island. You can get there by a weekly ship, if you are will be going there from Jakarta. This ship brings you to Gunung Sitoli or you may take a not so frequent flight from Medan. The airport is Binaka on the island, you may also consider the Susi Air, UNHAS or Merpati Air. Discovering this island and its culture is one of the must do. There are Chinese, Malay and Batak as native inhabitants liv... [ read more ]

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 ]

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 ]

Indonesia Dances and Music Culture

Indonesia Dances and Music Culture

With more than 1.8 million square kilometers of land area, Indonesia has the communications infrastructure such as radio broadcast stations, television broadcast stations, Internet hosts, telephone and internet users of 16 million. Their transportation includes railways, highways, waterways and airports. Of course, they have ports and harbors from Banjarmasin, Ciwandan, Belawan, Krueg Geukueh, Panjang, Palembang, Sungai Pakning, Tanjung Priok and Tanjung Perak. Experience Indonesian Culture... [ read more ]

Bandung Culinary Art and Musical

Bandung Culinary Art and Musical

Searching for an interesting event in Indonesia is not a difficult task at all. For example in Bandung, you can catch the ancient Sundanese legend of Lutung Kasarung. This 27th December 2011 til the 7th January 2012, do not miss their spectacular show. About Lutung Kasarung Better known as the 'lost ape', this is an ancient folklore from the West Java people. They are Sundanese who tells the journey from the realm of heaven to earth of Sanghyang Guraminda. He was in the form of an ape-like... [ read more ]

Hindu Religion Balinese Culture

Hindu Religion Balinese Culture

The Hinduism that was practiced in Bali as a religion is Agama Hindu Dharma. They called themselves Hindu Ciwa for the Balinese. Both Buddhism and Hinduism arrive from Java, extended from India in the 8th - 16th centuries. Symbolically, it is the Swastika, the wheel of the sun that make Balinese Hinduism somehow different. The belief is that nature's elements are influenced by spirit. Hence they need to be appeased and to do so, this spirit is offered Sesajen (a kind of offerings) made from ... [ read more ]