Category: Travel

Fertility Wedding Decoration

Love, Sex, and Harmony: Bedtime Stories from the Heart of Java

Most of us have heard of India’s Kama Sutra and Tunisia’s Perfumed Garden. Every ancient agricultural society has its own celebration of fertility, sensual...

Museum Fatahillah

Indonesian Heritage Society

Located on the 17th floor of Sentral Senayan 1, a square office tower next to the Sogo side of Plaza Senayan, this rather dull and uninteresting building does not do...

West Papua Calling

Tourist excursions to Indonesia’s West Papua province are often dreamt about and rarely undertaken. Those who do head to Papua usually congregate in the Baliem Valley,...

Legal Realities of Indonesian Expatriates – Family Matters

The purpose of this article is to explain some of the main family law related topics in the context of expatriate life in Indonesia. This includes a discussion on...

Finding Love in Bali

Finding true love anywhere these days is difficult or it seems maintaining the love buzz is more of the problem, as you just need to check the statistics of divorce...

Owning Your Own Personalized 19th/21st Century Map of Jakarta

The recent flooding followed by the inevitable Jakarta traffic grid-lock must make us look back wistfully to a time when Jakarta really was a big village and the commute...

The Ancient Puzzles of Borobudur

The Borobudur Temple is considered by many to be a wonder of the ancient world. We all probably have heard raves of its majestic landscapes at the break of dawn, the...

Counterpoint: Dutch Colonialism Versus the Divisive Legacy of the British in South Asia

As an Indian-American currently living in Indonesia, I was surprised to read Mr. Rooseboom’s recent article comparing the Colonial experiences of Indonesia and...

Padangbai: Hot Bus to the East Coast

Buses will take you just about everywhere on Bali. “When are you leaving for Amlapura?” I asked the bus driver one recent Friday at Denpasar’s Batubulan...

The Boga Shipwreck: The USS Liberty of the Future

Following the enormous success of the USS Liberty Shipwreck in Tulamben, the North of Bali now has a new shipwreck. The “Boga” was sunk in September 2012 in front of...

A Walk through Memories of Indonesia’s Underwater Missions

With a marine area of 93,000 square kilometres interlacing throughout some 17,000 islands, a good navy force should be one of Indonesia’s top priorities. The...

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...

Education Guide 2017

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