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A Long Road to Bali’s Hidden Gem: Menjangan Dynasty Resort

For people who’ve been caught up in the hustle and bustle of city living in Jakarta, a short trip to Bali will surely feel like the ultimate and grand escape. Most...

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Top 5 Jobs Available for Foreigners in Bali

In many cases, expatriates choose to live in Bali because the living cost is relatively lower compared to other places in foreign countries. Here, they generally find...

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Gili Labak is a Secret Paradise for Foreigners

Located in a hidden spot near Madura island, Gili Labak is a secret paradise for expats looking for the quintessential secluded beach experience.

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Weh Island: The Outer Edge

A small tropical treasure trove of peace and adventure can be found tucked away in Aceh’s far north, at the north-westernmost edge of the Indonesian archipelago. Weh...

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A Modern Day Robinson Crusoe: Meet Max Ammer

Dutch-born Max Ammer first visited Indonesia when he was 29 and not long after made Raja Ampat his permanent residence. Running two dive resorts and an NGO that focuses...

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Underwater Komodo Adventures

Gregg A. Hollomon partakes in the exhilarating, high-current dives of Komodo National Park to photograph the large and small delights this region has to offer. The...

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The Dangers of Diving

Most articles about diving in Indonesia wax lyrical about the beautiful, warm, inviting underwater world, with a myriad variety of fish and corals of kaleidoscopic...

The Salvador Dali Quest

The Salvador Dali Quest

After living in Southeast Asia back and forth for over twenty years, I have come to realize that most of the expats living and enjoying this complication of life are...

Bangka Island - Last Chance to See

Last Chance to See?

An unspoiled island off the northern coast of Sulawesi is scheduled for partial destruction despite a Supreme Court ruling that it cannot be mined. Local villagers and...

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Beautiful Borders: find yourself in the unexplored international borders of Anambas

Although Indonesia is famous for its breathtaking mountain landscapes, mysterious caves, and rapid rivers, some forget that it is in fact a maritime country filled with...

Sea Turtles The Selayar Marine Conservation Challenge

Sea Turtles: The Selayar Marine Conservation Challenge

It was a fine day in Benteng, Selayar. The 100-kilometre long island just off the southern coast of Bira, South Sulawesi, is known to some as a diver’s haven and...

30 Places to Dive in Indonesia

30 Places to Dive in Indonesia

The Indonesian archipelago, with thousands of kilometres of coral reefs, pristine remote islands and an enormous biodiversity, is one of the world’s best destinations...

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Togian Islands, Central Sulawesi: True Remoteness

If you’re looking for party and nightlife, the Togian islands are not the right destination. On the contrary, if you are looking for complete isolation, silence and...

Learning to Dive in Bali – What to Do and What Not to Do

Bali is universally recognized as a top destination for divers, due to wonderful marine life and spectacular dive sites. If you are planning to start exploring the...