Category: Travel

Albert Kok

Meet Albert Kok. General Manager of Panorama Destination Management and an advocate for change and growth.   What is the Panorama Group? The Panorama Group, or more...

A Little Snip of Heaven

Indonesia can be a difficult place to search for an address. It is no longer a surprise to me that 101 is next to 26 and there are three 52’s on a single road. I am...

The Road Less Travelled: Sumatra’s Padang

Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago and is a place of rich and diverse culture and natural beauty, much of which is off the main tourist trail and...

Raffles & Brit. Invasion of Java

Raffles Unravelled

Raffles and the British Invasion of Java Tim Hannigan Monsoon Books 2012 368pp ISBN 978-981-4358-85-9 As a lad growing up in post-World War II London, I was force-fed a...

Honouring the Faiths in Java’s North Coast

Honouring the Faiths in Java’s North Coast

Being the multicultural country that it is, there are many ways of celebrating Christmas in Indonesia. Even the weather is a departure from the Northern Hemisphere’s...

Sri Lanka

I have long held a fascination with the tear shaped island clinging meniscus-like to the Indian sub continent. Their cricketers – always the bravest underdogs...

Colonies – Dutch East Indies vs. British India

Examining a map of the world, preferably a globe, one cannot but wonder how a few nations, occupying but a tiny fraction of the world, were able to colonise the rest of...

Indonesia’s Hidden Paradise

Tucked away on the east coast of Sumatra in the Java Sea lies a hidden gem, untouched by commercialism and the hoards of tourists usually found in such an idyllic...

Jump into Bali’s Past: Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida

Walking around the touristic area of Bali, surrounded by the noise of horns and a thousand motorbikes, anesthetized by car fumes and chased by various kinds of sellers,...

The Batu Bolong

The Batu Bolong: Living Aboard the Good Life

The Komodo National Park, an area of 1,817 square kilometres made up of three main islands, Komodo, Rinca and Padar, as well as several smaller ones, was earlier this...

Daka - Bangladesh

Dhaka’s Old Town

Old Dhaka is a mish mash of narrow lanes, crumbling houses home to a myriad of artisans and a history that dates back more than 400 years. There are no accurate maps to...

Taman Menteng

Hidden Gems

A public awareness campaign uncovers Jakarta’s few suitable but forgotten parks, whetting local appetites for green spaces they can use. When Samsuri moved into...

Observatorium Bosscha Bandung

Geek’s Guide to Bandung – Part 1

Celestial Wonders of the Southern Sky “Bandung” often evokes images of the star-studded café and shopping scene. Granted, Bandung does have a glamorous charm that...

USS Liberty, Tulamben

Strong eruptions normally are a hazard for people living close to the volcano. In 1963 the eruption of the Mount Agung, the Bali’s sacred mountain, killed more than...

Education Guide 2017

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