Indonesia

Sights & Flavours of Jakarta

Continuing from Places to Eat and  Shopping in Jakarta (contributed to Jakarta Savvy), here is a list of places we visited during the weekend holiday in the city.
Taman Fatahillah, Kota Tua
For a dose of cultural and historical experience, Taman Fatahillah (Fatahillah Park) takes you back to the colonial times with preserved architectures of European style. The City Hall […]

By |January 11th, 2014|Indonesia, Jakarta|2 Comments

Places to Eat in Jakarta

Jakarta is one of the world’s most populous cities, a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities, celebrating diversity through food! The capital and commercial hub of Indonesia has brought together international cuisines and traditional delicacies from all over Indonesia including Javanese, Sumatran, Surabayan and Chinese, just to name a few.

In less than 2-hr flight […]

By |December 31st, 2013|Indonesia, Jakarta|4 Comments

The Land of Toraja

Makassar is the bustling capital of South Sulawesi, one of Indonesia’s fastest growing cities. Also known as Ujung Pandang, Makassar consists of various ethnic groups including Bugis, Mandar, Chinese, Javanese, Buton and Toraja, offering a multitude of historic gems, cultural experience and sightseeing opportunities. It is the gateway to the nearby pristine islands and […]

By |August 10th, 2013|Indonesia, Makassar|2 Comments

SilkAir’s inaugural flight to Makassar

On 1 August, SilkAir’s inaugural flight to Makassar departed Singapore Changi Airport at 0805 and arrived at Sultan Hasanuddin Int’l Airport in 3 hours. Makassar is SilkAir’s eleventh destination in Indonesia, after an earlier launch to Semarang on 29 July. SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, operates flights to Makassar three times weekly […]

By |August 5th, 2013|Indonesia, Makassar|0 Comments

Bali: Sunset & Goodbye Indonesia

Time flies and it was the last night of our 14-day Int’l Travel Blogger Trip. I was surprised that the farewell dinner was held at such a lovely spot that we could watch the beautiful sunset in Bali. Potato Head Beach Club it is.

Often, I go on trips that I know no one. The […]

By |December 4th, 2012|Bali, Indonesia|3 Comments

Bali: The World Famous Island Destination

Bali is world famous. The top island destination in Indonesia is synonymous with exotic travel, luxury spa resorts, idyllic beaches, picturesque mountain scenery, great food, shopping, party and all fun-related activities. The tourist haven is known as the ‘island of a thousand temples’, with over 90% of Balinese are Hindus.

Probably one of the most […]

By |December 3rd, 2012|Bali|0 Comments

Komodo National Park: World’s top diving & snorkeling sites

By far, this is the best snorkeling experience in my life! Komodo National Park is not only notable as the natural habitat for the endangered Komodo dragons, it has an amazing underwater scenery so awe-inspiring that, in my opinion, no world-class oceanarium can rival. It’s a bliss that we are living in the tropics […]

By |December 2nd, 2012|Indonesia, Komodo National Park|2 Comments

Komodo National Park: Up Close with the Dragons

Komodo National Park is officially the ‘New 7 Wonders of Nature’. The pristine beaches and crystal clear waters teeming with an abundance of colourful marine life top the list of my favourite snorkeling sites anytime. Not to forget the world’s largest lizards roaming on the islands – Komodo Dragons! The near-extinct species can only be […]

By |December 1st, 2012|Indonesia, Komodo National Park|5 Comments

Sunrise & Crossing the Sand Sea to Mt Bromo

It was one of those rare days that I had to ‘force’ myself to sleep before 9pm and struggle out of bed, breaking my own record of setting off at 3:30am to see sunrise over Mt Bromo. From Java Banana Lodge, we took the jeep to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park and arrived in less […]

By |November 30th, 2012|Bromo|5 Comments

Discover Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta is the second most popular destination after Bali in Indonesia.  Also known as Jogjakarta, the beautiful city never fails to amaze with its old world charm and natural beauty. Steep in history, Yogya is the centre of Javanese art and culture, the cradle of civilization on Java where a few world heritage sites […]

By |November 29th, 2012|Indonesia, Yogyakarta|4 Comments