Bali The Island Of Temples

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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

Orangutan Expert Urges Travel To Indonesia Now

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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 a very strong gaze that will penetrate you,” she said. “It’s almost hypnotic.” In the

Indonesia Tourism On The Rise

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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 of foreign tourists. Yes, Indonesia may achieve its target of welcoming 10 million foreign visitors

Indonesia’s Top Tourist Attractions

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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 than 250 different languages. Bali is the most popular island, but many other tourist attractions await across

Indonesia Among Nations Most Vulnerable To Zika Virus

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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 arriving from Zika virus-affected areas of the Americas from Dec. 1, 2014 to Nov. 30,

Volcano Erupts On Lombok

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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 country’s disaster agency. Around 389 tourists are missing after the 3.7-km (12,224-foot)-high Mount Barujari volcano

Indonesia Has Many Of The World’s Largest Islands

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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 of its largest islands with other countries. The Indonesian state of Papua, formerly known as

Bali, Java Have Most Of Indonesia’s Golf Courses

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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 rain forest, on mountain sides, amidst rice paddies, and in valleys with a panoramic views.

Indonesia Named Top Diving Destination

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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 went directly to Indonesia. We dived, we witnessed the beauty of Indonesia. We made coordination

Indonesia’s Indigenous Communities Embrace Ecotourism

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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 as mining and palm oil plantations. The initiative, called GreenIndonesia, would ultimately help the communities