Experience a Tranquil Seaside Escape at Amber Lombok Beach Resort

Elegantly situated along the pristine coastline of South Lombok, discover a tranquil seaside escape a short 30-minute drive from Lombok Airport: Amber Lombok Beach Resort. Immerse in an oasis of serenity and refined luxury, graced by mesmerising landscapes and picturesque panoramas, this exquisite retreat beckons globetrotters to unwind and bask in the sophisticated simplicity of its

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Can Surabaya Become a Sustainable City?

Surabaya is probably not the first place you would have chosen as the preferred model for sustainability – its hot, busy, industrial and very developed… but as you will see when we examine all the reasons and criteria, it has an excellent chance of indeed becoming the first Indonesian city to be at least on

Kebun Raya Bogor: Indonesia’s Green Gift to the World

Founded in 1817 by the order of the government of the Dutch East Indies, the Bogor Botanical Gardens (Kebun Raya Bogor) has thrived under the leadership of many renowned botanists including Johannes Elias Teijsmann, Rudolph Herman Christiaan Carel Scheffer, and Melchior Treub. Since its foundation, the garden has served as a major research centre for

Lombok: You Are Missing Something Special!

“We seem to be missing something in the great debate over holiday destinations and I think it’s a shame”, says Alistair Speirs, Founder of Phoenix Communications and quite a well-travelled person! It takes basically the same time to get to Lombok as to Bali so traveling isn’t the problem, it seems to be perception: Bali

Lesser Known Tourist Destinations in Jogjakarta

The Special Region of Jogjakarta is iconic, with world-renowned culture and heritage sites. One might think there’s too much to do in Jogjakarta, as it is affectionately known, from Candi (temple) Prambanan and Candi Borobudur to the Keraton (palace) and Taman Sari. As central as those places are to the culture of Jogja, it is often fun to explore beyond them.

Yogyakarta – a Special Report on a Special Place

Yogyakarta is a Daerah Istimewa, special district, in south-central Java, and is often affectionately known as Jogja.  It is bounded to the west, north, and east by Central Java Province (Propinsi Jawa Tengah) and fronts the Indian Ocean to the south. The district includes the city of Yogyakarta, and most people think that only the city

Indonesia’s ‘Monuments of Love’

When it comes to romance, some seem to prefer fantasy to reality. The world boats famous eternal love monuments: the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, a love symbol of the Fifth Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his third wife Mumtaz Mahal; Altenau Palace (now Mirabell Palace) in Austria, built by the prince-archbishop Wolf Dietrich von

A Train Journey to Jogjakarta

“Tiket, tes dan ID” beamed a friendly face. It was the conductor.  Full of anticipation and anxiety for the journey ahead, I fumbled my papers into his hands. It was the first time in six years I had taken local intercity trains. My last train trip was an excursion to Semarang from Jakarta: a pleasant

Aruna Senggigi Offers a Relaxing Tropical Escape in Lombok

If you’ve been longing for an island escape, the year-end holidays present the perfect opportunity for you to pack up your suitcases and embark on an exploration to one destination that often gets over looked for more popular islands like Bali: the neighbouring island of Lombok. Experience an idyllic retreat to Lombok at the charming

The All-New Pullman Lombok Mandalika Beach Resort Officially Opens

The Accor-owned multinational upscale hotel brand, Pullman Hotels and Resorts, unveils its first property on the island of Lombok with Pullman Lombok Mandalika Beach Resort. The newly-opened beachfront oasis presents globetrotters with an immersive escape for both leisure and business. Nestled on the southern coast of Lombok, Indonesia, the all-new resort presents travellers with a lively

Hello, Hello Bandung

The Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway is scheduled to undergo dynamic-testing in November 2022, coinciding with the G20 presidency. This is a form of friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership between Indonesia and China. The Jakarta–Bandung high-speed rail or KCJB (Kereta Cepat Jakarta-Bandung) project is one of the strategic partnership projects within the framework of Indonesia’s Global Maritime

What’s Good in Bandung These Days?

That is the question you should be asking before you get in the car or head to the train station! We know that the hotels in Bandung have improved out of sight and are great places to really relax and forget the Jakarta city struggles, but please don’t just settle down in the hotel the

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