Post Tagged : island

January 2019’s Temple Anniversary Calendar

Culture | Jan 02, 2019

Bali has been dubbed the ‘Island of the Gods’, but could just as easily be referred to as the ‘Island of a Thousand Temples’. These temples, being sacred sites for the Balinese Hindus as worshipping places, are also important features on the island’s calendar of events and festivities. Bali’s unique calendar system, known as pawukon, […]

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Untouched: Discovering West Sumba

Archipelago Diaries | Dec 21, 2018

Bali is the past. Labuan Bajo is the present. And this land, Sumba , home to ancient villages, is on its way to be the future of tourism in the Indonesian archipelago.   There’s no doubt that Bali is the most popular island destination in Indonesia, but those venturing a bit further east to the […]

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Experiencing Labuan Bajo with Ayana Komodo Resort

Archipelago Diaries | Nov 27, 2018

This tropical jewel box remained a secret for years, only explored by those willing to go off the popular travel map to discover hidden gems away from the tourist masses. Now that infrastructure has been improved and the tourism industry is maturing, Labuan Bajo has gained a reputation as a must-visit destination with many predicting […]

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Riding The Waves of Bali

Explore Bali | Aug 18, 2018

The combination of consistent water temperature, weather and sea swells throughout the year makes surfers from all over the world consider Bali as the holy spot of surfing. Since the 70’s, after Bali was discovered by trailblazing surfers, surfing has gained popularity with bigger reach each year and grown into an institution. It is easy […]

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The Gems of Riau

Archipelago Diaries | Aug 17, 2018

The Riau Islands is home to what is decidedly one of Indonesia’s favoured destinations – Batam and Bintan. Bridging the heart of Singapore with the lush scenery of Indonesia, the islands have seen growth in both business and tourism. The main islands are Batam, Rempang, Galang, Bintan, Bintan, Kundur, and Karimun. Batam and Bintan are among […]

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Protecting Paradise: Bali’s Environmental Heroes

Our Bali Heroes | Aug 09, 2018

This island we are living on is full of beautiful discoveries, yet it seems we don’t appreciate it. However, the natural beauty that we love so much is also vulnerable due the island’s poor waste management practices. It is easy to find water ducts clogged with plastic waste throughout the island. Because of poor waste management strategies, […]

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Belitung: Beaches, Boulders and Books

Archipelago Diaries | Jul 28, 2018

Belitung Island emerges gracefully from the Java Sea inviting exploration. It does not disappoint. It is unquestionably a place of extraordinary and untouched beauty. The beaches, with their chalky white sand, are some of the most exquisite in South East Asia. Granite boulders rise out of the sea like giant megaliths. My exploration started with […]

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Lombok: An Escape Across the Wallace Line

Explore Bali | Mar 26, 2018

  The warmth of the sun, the wind in hair, and a good book to read, my voyage to Lombok was filled with sunny days, and warm breezes. The short geographical distance between Bali and Lombok can hardly represent the actual differences between these two islands. Lombok has a drier, more arid environment, and having […]

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Windee Winata: Focusing on the Mysterious

Art In Bali | Feb 19, 2018

Bali is an extraordinary visual experience, equalled by few other locations on earth. From the spectacular, shimmering landscapes, to the architectural and sculpturally magnificent structures and monuments, the grandeur of festivals and ceremonies, and the grace of the Balinese. It is vibrant and rich in photogenic subjects that incite wonder and euphoria that continually seduces […]

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