Sustainable Forests are a Must for Indonesia and the Planet

“Sustainable forest management is the stewardship and use of forests and forest lands in a way, and at a rate, that maintains their biodiversity, productivity, regeneration capacity, vitality and their potential to fulfil, now and in the future, relevant ecological, economic and social functions, at local, national, and global levels, and that does not cause

Bandung’s Creative Sites

Bandung's young blood never ceases to express themselves through creativity. Photos courtesy of Janita Ekaniana, Bandung Cultural and Tourism Office, NuArt Sculpture Park, Floria Zulvi/NOWJAKARTA The city that’s always passionate about presenting its creativity in every corner leaves such a good impression on travellers. Bandung’s image as a creative city has been embedded in the memory

From Our Friends in Bali

In response to the Covid-19 situation, we highly recommend everyone to stay at home and avoid physical contact as much as possible. Check out our Bali section here for updates and find more news at Sensatia Botanicals Launches Facial Scrub and Facial Mask Collection Sensatia Botanicals, Indonesia’s leading natural beauty care brand, introduces its

Medan’s Multi-cultural Allure

One of Indonesia’s top travel destinations, Medan offers a unique urban landscape, harmonious and vibrant multi-ethnic cultures and great food. Anyone who has adventured to Medan won’t be able to deny the fact that they can be crazy about this city’s appetizing food options. The city also still keeps its old-world charm as it offers

Batang Gadis National Park Sumatran Tropical Forest Relics

The formation of this national park is much like a recognition of the country and strengthening of local traditions preserved in Mandailing natural forest and water resources over the years. This national park was named after a river that splits the area. Located in Mandailing Natal, North Sumatra, Batang Gadis National Park is formed through

Blitar – Tales of Intrigue in East Java

Photos by David Metcalf/NOWJAKARTA Blitar is a quiet, friendly town in East Java. From mystical lakes with god-fish legends to the stunning Bung Karno Museum honouring the founder of Indonesia, it is full of history and intrigue, as well as colourful characters. At the entrance to the Bung Karno Museum and Library, a beautifully framed large

Bali’s Amorous Escapes

When the lounging on glittery sand and savouring cocktails at sunset have been ticked off the date list, perhaps its time to take the intimacy to the next level. Here we share some of the island’s unparalleled romantic escapes and stays that encourage you and your loved one to explore not only Bali, but also

Best of Celebes

Manado and Makassar promises pristine beaches, gorgeous coastlines, historical sites, cultural vibrancy, culinary delights, genuine local hospitality and modern urban lifestyle. One of the most compelling islands in the country, Sulawesi, charms travellers across the globe with its mountainous interiors cloaked in a dense jungle. This island was a special site for British scientist, Alfred

Subak – The Spirit behind Rice Cultivation

Subak is Balinese traditional water management. Photos by Gerda Kassing/NOWJAKARTA The jewel-like perfection and beauty of Bali’s rice terraces illustrate that it is not just about a crop, giving food and prosperity to the farmers. For over a thousand years, this cascading landscape has been shaped by men in accordance with nature and the gods.

A Road Trip to the West Coast of Java

Sunsets are always stunning in the west coast of Java. Photos by Rintang Azhar/NOWJAKARTA Starting from the zero-kilometre mark of the Great Post Road, roll down the window of your car to appreciate the endless nautical beauty of Anyer littoral zone that spans through its long coastline. Taking a two-hour road trip to the west

The Joys of the Harvest Festival in East Belitung

While Belitung island is unquestionably home to the most secluded and beautiful collection of beaches, it’s also remarkably known for diverse cultural heritage, ranging from thanksgiving celebrations to folk festivities. This year, the province successfully held its most anticipated event, bringing in more than 4,000 visitors. The perfomance of Alu Besantok played by Sanggar Tembang

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