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A news aggregator on Tourism in Indonesia. Frequently updated. Destinations in Java, Bali, Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku, Papua. Includes topics on Flora and Fauna, Diving and Surfing, Relaxation, Art and Culture...
Singapore property developer Far East Organization will intensify efforts to expand across the world, including in Indonesia, with two new hotel projects to be developed in Bali and Batam.Far East Organization property sales chief operating officer Shaw Lay See said the company would team up with local developers due to their better knowledge of field works, including in licenses and land acquisit...
Known for its intact marine ecosystem, West Papua Provinces district of Raja Ampat has been actively promoted worldwide in attracting tourists over the last five years. Literally meaning "Four Kings," Raja Ampat has been derived from a local myth and has one of the most beautiful marine panoramas in the world, and is located in the Coral Triangle area, the heart of the worlds coral reef biodiversi...
Novotel Bogor is a 45-minute drive from central Jakarta, set among breathtaking gardens and an 18-hole golf course.Guests can relax on the Novotel’s poolside terrace under the shade of tropical trees. The rooms at the Novotel Bogor Golf Resort are modern with air conditioning and 45-channel flat screen TVs.Many rooms include balconies or terraces facing the green gardens.After a round of golf a...
The Jakarta Marathon 2014, Indonesia's  biggest international  running event is ready to be staged on Sunday, 26th October 2014.Entering its second edition, the Event will offer competitions in  three categories: the  Full Marathon (42.195km), a half marathon (21km), and maratoonz for kids (1.3km).As in its inaugural edition last year, Jakarta Marathon will take elite international runners, nat...
Located in Menteng’s Central Business District, Morrissey Serviced Apartment offers luxurious 4-star studios with a flat-screen TV and iPod dock. It features an outdoor pool, restaurant and free internet.Elegant studios are air-conditioned and come with modern interiors and floor-to-ceiling windows. All well-appointed studios have a kitchenette and sofa seating area. Bathrooms have either a b...
The year 2014 marks the 9th Sanur Village Festival (SVF) that will, be held from 20 until 24 August 2014 with the theme “Morning of The World” at Maisonette Area, Segara Beach, Sanur Bali. This year's event will bring more fun and exciting activities that is sure to cater to any type of crowd. You can join those fun activities during the festival, which are the environment programs, festival a...
"Dont die before going to Raja Ampat," West Papua Governor Abraham Octanianus Aturury recently stated while promoting Sail Raja Ampat 2014 in Jakarta.He is not exaggerating while describing the panorama of Raja Ampat, which has abundant natural resources and underwater beauty that has been included in the list of the worlds ten best underwater paradises.As a marine tourism destination, Raja Ampat...
Since centuries the people of Java have used herbs, roots and leaves for fitness, medicine and body treatment. These are carefully selected and concocted into health-providing herbal potions and drinks, known in Indonesia as Jamu, recognized  to give both outer and inner health and beauty.  During this 2014  Visit Central Java Year , the provincial government of Central Java will present  the J...
The Japanese government has decided to waive visas for Indonesian tourists visiting Japan, which is expected to be effective next year, and in return, the Indonesian government will do the same for Japanese tourists visiting Indonesia, Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa said Tuesday. Natalegawa announced the Japanese government's decision following a 60-minute bilateral meeting...
Bali’s iconic Hard Rock Hotel has recently introduced newly refurbished meeting facilities.Hall of Fame Ballroom - a versatile space of 430 square meters able to s accommodate 500 people in theatre-style seating. Capable of being divided into two rooms: Hall of Fame 1 and Hall of Fame 2. This meeting area also offers an adjoining 155 square meter pre-function area that can be used for reception...
French hotel chain Accor officially opened its newly renovated Pullman Jakarta Indonesia in Central Jakarta on Thursday.The upscale luxury hotel designed for business travelers has undergone a US$15 million refurbishment project and is now equipped with rooms for business meetings and seminars, with an array of dining options.“The Pullman brand was launched only seven years ago but already has 8...
Award-winning luxury resort Conrad Bali has launched two exciting new wedding venues and accompanying packages - one kissed by the sun upon a golden beach, and the other shaded within a lush tropical garden. The Sabbia Beach Wedding gives brides and grooms the opportunity to marry in barefoot luxury style under a romantic open air Bale, a traditional Balinese pavilion, on the shimmering golden san...
Dalang Ki Purbo Asmoro, one of Indonesia’s most celebrated wayang kulit puppeteers, is sitting cross-legged on a rattan mat between a flickering lamp and a wide sheet of linen.With both hands he begins twirling two mountain-shaped kayon puppets, followed by carefully manipulating Drupaudi, giving her svelte, human like gestures. Her story spans generations of family feuding and bloody wars.  It...
June 2014 recorded the highest number of tourists ever who visited Indonesia in one month, reaching 851,500, which is a significant growth of 13.17% compared to the previous month of May, or up 7.84% compared to June last year, informed Suryamin, Head of Indonesia’s National Statistics Bureau.  While during the first semester of 2014, from January through June,  the total accumulative numbe...
2014 Foreign arrivals to Bali for June total 330,121 – an increase of 19.72% over June 2013 when 275,617 foreign tourists came to the Island. On an aggregate basis for January –June arrivals to Bali are up 15.73%.Click Image to EnlargeClick Image to EnlargeClick Image to EnlargeExtrapolating to the end of the year, Bali may end the year with more than 3.75 million foreign visitors .Development...
The Indonesian Ministry of Tourism has presented Centra Taum Seminyak Bali with the Best Service Excellence of the Year Award 2014 as part of Indonesia’s Best 50 Hotels and Restaurants Awards.The award was presented to Hotel Manager Agus Suananda in a ceremony on 18 July conducted by the Indonesian Achievement Centre in co-operation with Tre Uno Event Management of Jakarta.The awards were first...
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