The New Hong Kong Bucket List

Hong Kong is ready to be explored, again! From new attractions to lesser-known outdoor beauty to a brand-new arts and culture district, the city is calling travellers to discover destinations new and old. Once one of the world’s most popular cities, Hong Kong was rocked by the pandemic and soon-after, its protests. This of course

Secrets of Siem Reap

You’ve heard of Angkor Wat, and so have the millions of people that visit the temple every year. However, a destination should not be defined by a single site, as I discovered on a recent, eye-opening trip to Cambodia’s cultural capital, Siem Reap. With a history comprised of an ancient civilisation, colonisation, civil war and

Taiwan: Pioneers of Technology, Leaders in Tourism

John Chen, Representative of the Taipei Economic & Trade Office. Photo by Raditya Fadilla/NOWJAKARTA Representative of the Taipei Economic & Trade Office, John Chen, talks about Taiwan tourism and why you need to visit the country. Taiwan and Indonesia have enjoyed quite a healthy partnership over the years. How is the balance of visitors between the

Vilnius: The Lithuanian Capital’s Coming Out

A stunning sunset over Vilnius, Lithuania. Photos by Katrin Figge/NOWJAKARTA Despite its eventful history, picturesque old town and laid-back energy, Lithuania’s capital, Vilnius, remains a hidden gem in Europe—but this may change very soon.  When travellers plan to explore the cities of Europe, only few will give Vilnius a second thought. But the capital of Lithuania,

Taiwan: A Different Nightlife Sensation

Taiwan offers many things. The night markets are the ones you should not miss. Photos by Taiwan Tourism Bureauy and Refa Koetin/NOWJAKARTA Offering a plethora of treats, trinkets and fun activities, the night markets in Taiwan are too good to pass up. I recently found myself in Taiwan in a trip sponsored by the Taiwan

Korea Sees Rising Trends in Travel and MICE Tourism for 2019

Thanks to its modern development in infrastructure, excellent services and accessibility, Korean MICE destinations have become as one of the best meetings and conferences tourism trend in the world. Embassy of The Republic of Korea in Jakarta together with Korea Tourism Organization held an event last month about the Korea MICE Roadshow 2019 to foster

Fantastic Thailand Family Holiday

Thailand is top destination in Southeast Asia and the country always has something to offers  within season. Check these several activitiesfor your future itinerary. From Michelle-star restaurant to famous Thai massage, Thailand is one of the top destination in Southeast Asia and the country always has something to offers within season. Photo coutesy of Tourism Authority of

A Look at Korea’s Enchanting Changdeokgung Palace

Heading over to South Korea anytime soon and looking for historical sites to visit? Here’s what you can expect from South Korean culture. The centre of Korea, Seoul is a giant tourist magnet that proposes everything to delight its tourists from being one of the world’s most popular holiday spots and financial epicenters of East

Stepping into the Hidden Charms of Korea at Gyeonggi-do

Historical tours are a great way to disseminate knowledge of history, life, culture and tradition. Gyeonggi-do is one such place where to learn about the history of the Korean peninsula. This is the place serves as a  buffer zone between North and South Korea. Gyeonggi-do serves as a  buffer zone between North and South Korea.

The 5th Singapore International Photography 2016 Festival

The fifth edition of the Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF) 2016 is in full swing and runs until November 16. The non-profit biennial festival aims to provide a platform for Southeast Asian artists to showcase their works alongside their international counterparts. The festival includes exhibitions, workshops and outreach programmes to promote photography across Singapore. In

Singapore Biennale 2016: An Atlas of Mirrors

Since its establishment ten years ago, the Singapore Biennale has continuously drawn a rising number of visitors to its premises. Organised by the Singapore Art Museum, the Singapore Biennale 2016 (SB2016) was officially opened on October 27 and will run through the end of February at different venues throughout the city. SB2016 also initiates projects

Soaking in The Singapore Sun with The Sasonos

Spend five minutes with celebrity couple Dwi Sasono and Widi Mulia, and you will soon realise that nothing is more important to the pair than family. The charming actor and his quirky singer-wife are proud parents to three bubbly, highly energetic children, Dru Prawiro, Widuri Putri and Den Bagus. But between juggling their hectic schedules

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