Author Archives: Gary Chandler

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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Indonesia Tourism On The Rise

Ecotourism An Untapped Market Across Indonesian Archipelago Although Indonesia has many attractions for tourists – beautiful countryside, interesting cultures & historical remnants, beaches, nightlife in Jakarta and Bali, and much more – the country fails to attract a large number … Continue reading

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Indonesia’s Top Tourist Attractions

Adventures Await Beyond Bali Indonesia has more than 18,000 islands and 6,000 of them are inhabited. It is the largest archipelago in the world. It includes more than 240 million people from more than 300 ethnic groups. They speak more … Continue reading

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