Category: Travel

Philippines Government Wants its Overseas Workers to “Bring Home a Friend”

Filipinos working overseas are being encouraged to help boost the number of foreigners visiting the Philippines. The “Bring Home a Friend” program offers...

Romancing the Stone

When I arrived at the Hotel Tugu in Blitar, a three-hour drive from Malang, I felt like I was taking a journey back in time. The pages of history opened before me as I...

Humanitarian Who Swam For Indonesia

Monte Few foreign athletes have devoted themselves to humanitarian and environmental causes in Indonesia as much as Montgomery Monfore, an American world record ocean...

The Great Gunung Agung and the Displaced Balinese

Following the months of turmoil amongst the displaced Balinese who live within the impact zone on Mount Agung our reporter describes their ordeal and imminent issues...

Tourists Return to Bali

Businesses have done well over the Christmas period with reports of normal numbers of foreign tourists everywhere and plenty of domestic visitors occupying the roads. In...

Chubu: The Underdog Travel Destination of Japan

Christabel Sasabone spent a week in Chubu, Japan and showcases some unique destinations for the adventurous and curious traveller who wants to indulge in some of the...

Club Med Resorts in Hokkaido – A Unique Ski and Winter Wonderland Holiday the Entire Family will Love

Ever wonder what it’s like to experience an all-inclusive resort vacation in one of the world’s top-rated ski destinations? Writer May Tien places another tick on...

Corruption and Mismanagement in the Times of the VOC

The Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie, VOC) was established in 1602. The company was initially granted a 21-year monopoly to trade in Asia. A...

36 Hours in Surabaya

Do you want to explore Surabaya, but don’t know how to begin your journey? Don’t worry, The SNA Media Club is here to enlighten you with our 36-hour guide to this...

The Resurrection of Krakatau

When Krakatau erupted in 1883, it became the most powerful volcanic eruption in recorded history.  Scientists stationed in Batavia (Jakarta) used seismographs to...

Precious Indonesian Artifacts Being Looted by Treasure Hunters

Precious Indonesian artifacts in the paddy fields of Sukoharjo district, Central Java, are being dug up by illegal treasure hunters who then sell the items on the black...

48 Hours in Yogyakarta

All around Indonesia, there are wonderful experiences to be had even if you are somewhat short for time. This is first in a series of travel articles that will offer...

The Dutch Pioneering Voyage to the East Indies

By Bartele Gallery Jakarta The last decade of the sixteenth century heralded the emergence of the Dutch as the colonial power that was to supercede Portugal as the...

Bali Dynasty Resort: A Haven for Expat Families in Booming Kuta

Most visitors won’t associate the nightlife of Kuta with family friendliness, but Bali Dynasty Resort serves as a private oasis for foreign parents to settle in. As...