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Sunken Lake Toba Ferry Located

The suspected location of the overcrowded ferry that sank last week in Lake Toba has been identified, but will need international help to recover the wreck, the chief of...

One Missing As Another Boat Capsizes in Lake Toba

Another boat capsized in Lake Toba, Simalungun regency, North Sumatra, on Friday evening, and one person has been reported missing. The accident occurred after the...

192 People Now Presumed Dead from Lake Toba Ferry Disaster

The ferry that capsized and sank in Lake Toba on Monday has left as many as 192 missing and presumed dead. Officials say that the ferry was badly overloaded beyond its...

Ferry Sinks in Lake Toba, At Least One Dead and 128 Still Missing

One person is dead and at least 128 passengers are missing after a ferry sank in Indonesia’s Lake Toba. “Many people have reported their relatives...

Ten Stunning New Holiday Alternatives to Bali

In 2017 Indonesian President Joko Widodo ordered further development of ten alternative tourism destinations dubbed “The New Balis”. Currently Indonesia ranks 47th...

Lake Placid

The mighty Lake Toba remains one of Indonesia’s most impressive stop-offs Outside of Bali, the dodgy pizzas and dishevelled hotels that are the mainstays of Indonesian...

Eco-Village Hero: Meet Thomas Heinle

Karen Davis meets Thomas Heinle of Eco-Village Samosir on Lake Toba: a unique community where you may do something of value and really experience true village life on...