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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...
Tourists in Batam city, Riau Islands Province, can revisit the experience of the heroic sea voyage once undertaken by legendary Chinese Admiral Cheng Ho that led him to nine cities in Sumatra and Java Islands. The admirals silk road expedition is being replicated in a new marine tourism attraction called, "The Cheng Ho Sea Route: Archipelagic Sailing," which covers Batam, Aceh Darussalam, Pale...
Offering meeting/banqueting facilities, Hotel Namira Syariah Pekalongan is located a 5-minute drive from Pekalongan Train Station. Free WiFi access is available throughout the property.Each air conditioned room here is provided with a flat-screen cable TV, carpet flooring and a seating area. Complete with a refrigerator, the dining area also has an electric kettle. Featuring a shower, private...
Indonesia is one of the largest and most diverse countries in the world. Incredible natural landscapes including stunning ocean views as much as volcanoes, mountains and hills can be found across the country. Rich in history and culture, Indonesia is also home to a number of charming towns, ten of which we explore in the following list.Bukittinggi I © Hanafiannoy/WikiCommons Bukittinggi...
Covering a sprawling 300 hectares and more, fringed by a swathe of white sand beaches brushed by the South China Sea, the Nirwana Gardens in the north-west coast of the island of Bintan appears to have it altogether for the perfect holiday or the most romantic honeymoon. This all-inclusive and self contained upmarket Resort offers beach activities, fun, Covering a sprawling 300 hectares and more,...
Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism recently announced that Indonesia has succeeded in rising 20 rungs to 50th place overall from its previous position at no. 70 from among 141 countries evaluated by the World Economic Forum (WEF).  In 2014 some 8.8 million international visitors came to Indonesia due to the government’s national prioritization of the industry (ranking 15thplace on this item) and...
Lore Lindu National Park spokesman Achmad Yani expressed optimism that the upcoming Sail Tomini 2015 can increase tourist arrivals in Central Sulawesi province. "We are conducting maintenance work on several facilities at the national park in order to attract as many tourists as possible during the international maritime event of Sail Tomini," Yani revealed here on Friday. He noted that i...
The unforgettable  wonders of the Indonesian Archipelago will be showcased along with other cultural splendors of Asia in  the first ever Festival Asia, scheduled to take place from 15th to 17th May 2015 at Tobacco Dock, in London,  a fantastic venue filled with creative ambience.Carrying the theme “Wonderful Emerald of the Equator”, the Indonesian Pavilion will present the country's fascinati...
Tanah Lot, located in Beraban village, Tabanan, Bali province, attracted 247,377 domestic and foreign tourists in April 2015, or an increase of four percent as compared to the same period last year. "In April 2014, we received 237,045 tourists," Operational Manager of Tanah Lot Tourism Area I Ketut Toya Adnyana stated here on Tuesday. Of the total number of tourists, 3,170 were domestic chil...
Presentations of the  grand arts of the fabled island of Bali will again throw the spotlight on this tourist paradise as the 37th edition of the annual Bali Arts Festival will be rolled out from 13th June to 11th July 2015, to be centered around Bali's Art Center in Denpasar, capital of Bali Province.For one full month, the best of Bali’s dances, music, and artistic expressions will be on displa...
Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand have agreed to promote tourism in the Malacca Strait, Vice President M. Jusuf Kalla stated here on Tuesday. He noted that this was one of the agreements reached during the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) meeting. "There are tourism spots in the Malacca Strait such as Langkawi (Malaysia), Phuket (Thailand), and Bintan through Sabang (In...
The Bali Post recently carried an editorial written by Nyoman Sumawijaya, a Balinese living in Cimahi, West Java.  Always eager to share informed local views on development issues, Balidiscovery.com presents a free translation of excerpts from that editorial.Editorial: Bali Tourism Development Must be Evaluated By Nyoman Sumawijaya Based on a study, Bali’s tourism business is not healthy. Using...
Gran Meliá Jakarta is located in the heart of the city's business district, just 3 km from shopping at Plaza Senayan and Blok M Square. This 5-star property has an outdoor pool, 2 tennis courts and a pampering spa.Elegantly decorated, air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a cable/satellite TV, minibar and personal safe. Large en suite bathrooms come with a bathtub and hairdryer. Newly reno...
The Historical Walk of the Asia-Africa Conference (AAC) commenced at 9:15 a.m. local time, led by a row of military personnel bearing the flags of the countries participating in the AAC. During the Historical Walk, a group of youth wearing West Javas traditional clothing carried banners. President Joko Widodo accompanied by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Pr...
Indonesia's Minister of Tourism, Arief Yahya, concurrently  Committee Chairman for Side Events of the 60th Commemoration ofthe Asian African Conference, keeps a watchful eye especia lly on preparations for the colossal “Angklung for the World” Show which will take place Thursday, 23rd April 2015 at the Siliwangi Stadium in Bandung from 09.30 to 10.30 am. The event is crucial, since those perfor...
In 1816, Europe and North America experienced an unusual climatic phenomenon termed, "the year without a summer" due to Mount Tamboras massive eruption in 1815, although no one then suspected any connection to the eruption. The 1815 eruption of Tambora was one of the mightiest and deadliest ever recorded in history. On the Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI), Tambora rates a 7, one of only four in...
To last for over a full month from 6th June to 12th July 2015, the Festival Jakarta Great Sale (FJGS) 2015 will involve no less than 78 malls,multiple shopping centers and thousands of shops across the capital city. Shoppers can expect discounts of  up to 70% and exciting Midnight Sales. With these attractions, Jakarta is sure to be swarmed with shopaholics from all parts of Indonesia and abroad.C...
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