Author Archives: Gary Chandler

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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Indonesia Among Nations Most Vulnerable To Zika Virus

Singapore Experiencing Rapid Surge  Indonesia is among countries most vulnerable to the spread of the Zika virus in Asia and Africa according to a study published by The Lancet medical journal. The researchers identified countries with high numbers of travelers … Continue reading

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Volcano Erupts On Lombok

Hundreds Of Tourists Missing On Mt. Rinjani Almost 400 tourists are missing after a volcano erupted in Indonesia, spewing a massive column of ash into the atmosphere. More than 1,000 vacationers have been evacuated from the area, according to the … Continue reading

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Indonesia Has Many Of The World’s Largest Islands

More Than 17,500 Islands Across The Equator Indonesia includes some of the largest and most exotic islands in the world, including Bali, Borneo, Java, Komodo, New Guinea, and Sumatra. There are more than 17,500 islands in all. Indonesia shares two … Continue reading

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Bali, Java Have Most Of Indonesia’s Golf Courses

World-Class Golf Found Across Indonesia Indonesian golf courses, typically beautiful and challenging, appeal to golfers of all levels. World-class golf courses are found on the shores of picturesque lakes, inside a volcanic crater, on ocean cliffs, surrounded by lush tropical … Continue reading

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Indonesia Named Top Diving Destination

Scuba Divers Find Paradise In Indonesia Indonesia has been awarded as The Most Beautiful Diving Destination 2016 during Diving and Resort Travel Expo 2016 (DRT) held Taipei, Taiwan, on June 17-19. “We had closely observed Indonesia for this award. We … Continue reading

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Indonesia’s Indigenous Communities Embrace Ecotourism

Green Indonesia Helping Save Rain Forests Six indigenous communities have launched an ecotourism initiative that would show off their ancestral forests. They hope to develop alternate economic models that local governments in Indonesia could embrace, other than extractive industries such … Continue reading

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Indonesia An Endless Summer For Surfing

Bali, Java and Lombok Good Starting Points For Surfers Indonesia is ideal for surfing all year round, although the winds and waves shift from season to season. June to August usually produces the largest swells. Some of the best waves … Continue reading

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Australian Tourists Now Enter Indonesia Free

Australians Granted Free Entry to Indonesia For 30 Days  Aussies will no longer have to pay for a visa on arrival in Indonesia. Late last week President Joko Widodo​ signed a decree waiving the $35 visa requirements for another 79 countries, including … Continue reading

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Indonesia Falls Short Of Tourism Target

Jakarta Terrorist Attack Takes Toll On Tourism  Indonesia missed its target to attract at least 10 million foreign tourists in 2015 despite various promotion attempts, according to the Central Statistics Agency. Indonesia attracted 9.73 million tourists last year, in comparison to … Continue reading

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