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Eastern Getaways - Issue 189 - Alor by Grace Susetyo

Five Fantastic Eastern Indonesian Holiday Destinations

The Indonesian archipelago, featuring 17,000 islands, has so much to offer insatiable adventurers. While more and more expat travellers are beginning to venture beyond...

Soekarno Hatta International Airport

Soetta Airport to Increase Capacity Ahead of Eid al-Fitr Holiday

Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta Airport will increase capacity by 30% to meet soaring demand during the busy Eid al-Fitr holiday period.



It is not uncommon for Bali tourists to use motorcycles to experience the scenic landscape of Bali. Here are five other reasons why you should rent a bike in Bali. 1....


Reason for the Seasons: A Portrait of Indonesian Spirituality

Travelling throughout Indonesia, religious affiliation is a question I’m frequently asked. My forename gives away my Christian background. Lately, I view Christianity...


Jamal Hussain: The Blessing and Curse of Running a Hotel in Bali

Earlier this year, it was predicted that the number of hotels in Bali will see a 100 percent increase compared to 2015, with around 50 new properties set to welcome...


The Curious Case of Holidaying in Jakarta

Behind Jakarta’s chaotic exterior sits an alternate world that might just get you to fall in love with the capital all over again this holiday season. Caranissa...


Top Five Holiday Retreats in Bali

With luxurious hotels and villas permeating every space on the island, you’re probably wondering which ones would best suit you and your family’s preferences this...

Villa Alamanda's Tropical Garden

Villa Alamanda, the Ubud Sanctuary for Solo Travellers (Advertorial)

Solo travellers looking to have the ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ style holiday experience should consider staying in this secluded luxury villa, located in Bali’s cultural...


Pullman Legian Nirwana: Not Your Average Bali Hotel (Advertorial)

Hotels in Bali are known to be exceptionally enchanting. After all, who would not want to wake up in the morning to the sound of the ocean waves and spend the entire day...


5 Holiday Shopping Trends to Look Out For This Season

Scandinavian renowned furniture and warehouse store IKEA guides us through this holiday shopping season with its latest winter collection. Whether it is exchanging gifts...

Abu Dhabi Skyline 2

Visit Abu Dhabi

Fly to Abu Dhabi with Etihad Airways and experience an enchanting city whose glamorous present can only be equalled by its fascinating past. In the capital of the United...


Ternate Tales of Natural Selection

The Spice Islands are wrapped in an aromatic history of cloves, mace and nutmeg, Kings and Sultans, spice wars, and the rise and fall of invading armies. As I travelled...


German Tourists Detained by Sharia Police for Wearing Bathing Suits

Two German tourists were detained by local authorities for wearing bathing suits while taking a swim at a beach in Lhokseumawe, Aceh. University students Andre Brun and...


Stunning Sumbawa

Few visitors travel beyond the popular neighbouring islands of Lombok and Bali, but voyage a little eastwards and Sumbawa Island offers a peaceful escape from developed...

Education Guide 2017

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