Archive for the 'Java' Category

Batik - Java’s traditional textile

Whenever you are in Jakarta & trying to buy souvenirs for your loved ones at home, the easiest thing to do is to stop by a “Batik Keris” store in one of Jakarta’s shopping malls. Batik is one of Indonesia’s most famous art forms and crafts. It is basically Javanese textile, usually cotton or silk, [...]

The End of The World at Mount Bromo

Located in East Java, Mount Bromo, part of the Tengger Highlands, is probably one of the most enchanting peaks in Indonesia. It provides tourists with a spectacular feeling of looking at the end of the world, especially during sunrise.
There are three mountain peaks located at the Tengger Highlands. Mount Bromo (2392m), being the most famous, [...]

When a son loves his mother…

“Tangkuban Perahu” is an active volcano close to Bandung, the capital city of West Java. The site is a popular attraction for visitors who would like to complement their shopping experience in Bandung. The name “Tangkuban Perahu” itself means upturned boat and there is folklore behind this beautiful nature scenery.
Long time ago, the land was [...]

A beautiful hideaway in the mountains

Located in the deep tranquil village of Ciparay, a subdistrict of Garut in West Java, Kampung Sampireun offers a serene retreat far away from the hectic city life. This is a place that I love to escape to and just relax.
It was drizzling when I arrived at Kampung Sampireun last year and I was welcomed [...]

Bali - The Island of Gods

“Pulau Dewata” or the Island of Gods, that’s what many Indonesians call Bali, the tropical island where the vast majority of Indonesia’s Hindu minority lives. This is the MUST place to go when you are visiting Indonesia. You will be amazed with how the Balinese manage to maintain their traditional culture intact even though contact [...]

Metropolitan City in Indonesia - Jakarta

Home to 8 million people, Jakarta is one of the most dynamic cities in the world. Located just on the northwest coast of Java, Jakarta is the capital and the largest city of Indonesia. Jakarta is a metropolitan city that offers more than just the crowdedness and heavy traffic jams.
When you come and visit Jakarta, [...]