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Earthquake Rattles Lombok, Gili Islands, Bali A deadly 6.9-magnitude earthquake shook the island of Gili Trawangan, off Lombok in Indonesia, last Sunday. The death toll from the earthquake that rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok a week ago has passed 400 and the government is estimating economic losses of at least several hundred million dollars. The […]

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Bali Sets The Pace By John Wogan, Travel + Leisure Some of the most luxurious resort hotels on the planet are located in Indonesia, home to everything a well-traveled hotel connoisseur would expect: beautiful beaches, delicious food, postcard-perfect views, and faultless service. So it’s hardly a surprise that our readers are willing to endure multiple […]

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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 and South Asia. The Balinese, like all people of Hindu faith, believe their religion is […]

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World-Class Golf 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 rainforest, on mountain sides, amidst rice paddies, and in valleys with panoramic views. Most golf courses […]

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Indonesia Raises Tourism Goal Tourist arrivals to Indonesia in 2014 reached 8.52 million, a growth rate of 7.29 percent over 2013. Indonesia is confident that the target of 9.3 million for the entire year of  2014 has been achieved and even surpassed. Similarly the target of 251 million trips by domestic tourists has also been achieved , […]

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Religion Key To Balinese Culture No visit to Bali would be complete without a trip to see at least one Hindu temple. There are over 20,000 pura (Balinese for temple) in Bali, a widespread marker of Bali’s reverent culture. The most impressive temples include: Pura Besakih The holiest of all temples in Bali, the Mother Temple […]

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Bali A Top Destination Bali will likely welcome more Chinese tourists this year, thanks to a new direct flight by Hainan Airline starting mid-January. The upcoming Chinese New Year will also cause a rise in Chinese visitors until early next month, as many will vacation on the island. According to Indonesia’s official tourism website, run […]

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Tourism A Growth Industry In Indonesia The total number of international tourist arrivals to Indonesia in 2014 is at this very moment recorded at 9.3 million, while domestic tourism totals 251 million trips, said Tourism Minister Arief Yahya at the end of the year press conference. The Minister is positive that when all data are […]

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Tourism Growing Across Indonesia Indonesian tourism arrivals for the first nine months of 2013 are bolstering optimism that a target of 8.6 million foreign visitors for the entire year will be met. Indonesian foreign tourist arrivals in September totaled 770,878 – pushing arrivals past the 6 million mark on a cumulative basis for January-September 2013. […]

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The Gateway To Indonesia Bali still has pockets of untapped beauty as serene and laid-back as they ever were. Today, Ubud is the most famous country village in the tropics, after last year’s Eat Pray Love, starring Julia Roberts, was filmed there. Bali’s reputation as a tropical island paradise has its roots in an expatriate artists’ […]

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