Author Archives: Gary Chandler

Jakarta Sinking Below Sea Level

Threats Rising Due To Climate Change, Development By Michael Kimmelman, New York Times With climate change, the Java Sea is rising and weather here is becoming more extreme. Earlier this month another freakish storm briefly turned Jakarta’s streets into rivers … Continue reading

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Indonesia Should Be Your Next Destination

15 Reasons To Visit Indonesia via Telegraph Travel Jakarta: Indonesia’s sprawling capital, home to 10 million people, is a “melting pot of cuisines and cultures”, wrote Simon Parker for Telegraph Travel in 2015. “The old town of Batavia will transport you … Continue reading

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The Foods Of Indonesia

International, Local Cuisines Found Across Indonesia Many Indonesian meals consist of steamed or fried rice with side dishes of meat, chicken, fish, and vegetables.   There is such a rich variety in the Indonesian cuisine that one should sample specialties in … Continue reading

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Tourists Shine Spotlight On Bali’s Dog Meat

Revelations of Animal Cruelty, Poisoned Food Sold To Tourists Balinese government agencies have called for an end to the dog-meat trade in Bali, according to Animals Australia, which sponsored a summit last week to discuss the killing of dogs for … Continue reading

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Obamas Vacation In Indonesia

Former U.S. President Lived In Jakarta, Yogyakarta By Reuters President Obama and his family have spent the past five days island-hopping in Indonesia, visiting everywhere from Jakarta to Bali. From white water rafting to visiting temples on Java, former U.S. … Continue reading

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Indonesia’s Top Destinations

Tourists Have Fascinating Travel Options Across Thousands Of Islands Indonesia is a very large and diverse country. With 18,110 islands, 6,000 of them inhabited, it is the largest archipelago in the world. The population of 240 million people is composed … Continue reading

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Tips For Shopping In Indonesia

Tourists Get Better Deals When Speaking Indonesian Shopping can be a nonstop activity in Indonesia because merchants are everywhere. In larger cities, such as Jakarta, visitors will encounter everything from luxurious shopping malls to children selling goods on the sidewalks. … Continue reading

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Borobudur The Crown Of Java

Prambanan Also Near Yogyakarta When scholars and historians speak of the world’s great Buddhist temples, most conversations include Borobudur, which means monastery on the hill. Borobudur is the world’s largest Buddhist temple and is most famous for its many stone-carved … Continue reading

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Bali The Island Of Temples

Bali’s Religion and Beliefs Approximately three million people live on Bali and about 90 percent of the people follow the Hindu religion. Balinese Hinduism was formed from a combination of existing local beliefs and Hindu influences from across Southeast Asia … Continue reading

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Orangutan Expert Urges Travel To Indonesia Now

Deforestation Pushing Orangutans Toward Extinction By Kelly Dinardo, New York Times It was the orangutan’s eyes that first struck Biruté Mary Galdikas. “They look very human,” said Dr. Galdikas, an anthropologist and the president of Orangutan Foundation International. “They have … Continue reading

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