Category Archives: Islands

Lombok A Diverse Tourist Destination

Island Offers Beaches, Golf, Waterfalls, Volcano Treks, History Lombok is often compared to Bali. The neighboring islands have many similarities and many differences. They are only about 20 miles apart. Lombok has much in common with Bali, but it is less … Continue reading

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Bali’s Most Stunning Temples

Religion The Center Of Balinese Culture No visit to Bali would be complete without a trip to see at least one of Bali’s many Hindu temples. There are over 20,000 pura (Balinese for temple) in Bali, a widespread marker of … Continue reading

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Indonesia’s Top Travel Destinations

Travel To Bali, Borneo, Java, Sumatra Indonesia is a huge country, in both population and land area, with significant cultural and geological diversity. With 18,110 islands, 6,000 of them inhabited, it is the largest archipelago in the world. The population … Continue reading

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Scuba Diving In Indonesia

Indonesia Is Diving Paradise Indonesia is an epicenter of underwater biodiversity, hosting a greater variety of marine life than anywhere else on earth. The South China Sea, the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean converge here, on the world’s largest archipelago of … Continue reading

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Garuda Indonesia Raises Passenger Target

Indonesia’s Tourism Booming Having a population of around 245 million people and comprising about 17,500 islands stretching from Papua to Sumatra, Indonesia is a very promising market for the airline industry. “The market potential that had not yet been exploited … Continue reading

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Borneo Countries Push For Common Visa

Plan Promotes Island Tourism Foreigners visiting Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia will only have to apply for a single visa if an agreement could be reached between the three countries on the framework. Tourism Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg said he … Continue reading

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Indonesia Creates World’s Largest Manta Ray Sanctuary

Ocean Conservation Important To Indonesia Good news for Indonesia’s scuba diving enthusiasts. The Manta Trust, WildAid, Blue Sphere Media, the Indonesian Manta Project and Save Our Seas Foundation are today celebrating the signing of a new regulation creating the world’s … Continue reading

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Bali Expects More Tourists From China

Bali A Top Destination For Asians 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 … Continue reading

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Indonesia Cave Reveals Historic Tsunamis

Tsunamis Nothing New To Indonesia A cave discovered near the source of Indonesia’s massive earthquake-spawned tsunami contains the footprints of past gigantic waves dating up to 7,500 years ago, a rare natural record that suggests the next disaster could be … Continue reading

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Sumatra On High Alert Over Volcano Activity

Indonesia Has Most Active Volcanoes The alert status for one of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes has been raised to the highest level after it repeatedly sent hot clouds of gas down its slope following a series of eruptions. Mount Sinabung … Continue reading

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