As the largest city in the Province of Riau, Batam is an industrial boomtown, an emerging transport hub, and part of a free trade zone in the Indonesia–Malaysia–Singapore Growth Triangle. The Port to Paradise In recent years, Batam has emerged as a popular destination for visitors not only from SingaporeContinue Reading

The Natuna islands together with the Anambas archipelago are Indonesia’s outermost northern border islands in the Riau Archipelago, on the west side of the South Chinan Sea. Strategically located between Singapore, the Malaysian Peninsula on one side and East Malaysia on Borneo on the other, the two island-clusters are nowContinue Reading

Pelalawan is a Regency of the Riau Province, currently one of the richest provinces in Indonesia due to its abundance of natural resources, making it the economic hub of the island of Sumatra. Pelalawan spans a variety of geographical conditions: dense forests, expansive plantations, peat bog plains and alluvial rivers.Continue Reading

Pekanbaru is the capital of Riau Province and is the third largest city on the island of Sumatera, after Medan in the North and Palembang in South Sumatra. Lately the Riau province has come into international limelight when UK’s Steve King broke his own world record by surfing up theContinue Reading

The town of Sibolga is the main sea port on the west coast of the province of North Sumatra. Ever since the early centuries AD, Indian and Arab merchants used to sail across the Indian Ocean to Sumatra using this western gateway. The main attraction here then was the highContinue Reading

The booming city of Medan, capital of North Sumatra, is an economic hub and commercial center for the region. This is the largest city in Sumatra Island, whose long been attracting residents from all over Indonesia to come and stay here. Due to these ethnic diversities, Medan is known forContinue Reading

Takengon is a 100 km town from the westernmost edge with population no more than 230,000. Takengon is the capital of Central Aceh district. It sits to offer you a handful of rareness you must see. The food is unique and it’s worth noting. Agro-tourism and activities around the LakeContinue Reading

Its auspicious position on the tip of the westernmost point of the Indonesian archipelago has made the town of Banda Aceh a recognized transit point as well as a hub for education, commerce, and government. As a tourism gateway in the westernmost entrance to Indonesia, you are invited to learnContinue Reading

The picturesque town of Berastagi in the beautiful Karo highlands, is 70 km from Medan on the way to Lake Toba. Situated at an altitude of 1,300 meters, the town has a cool climate, ranging between 17-20 degrees Centigrade, making a refreshing break from the heat of the city. DaysContinue Reading

The lovely little town of Teluk Dalam is an amazing fusion of beautiful scenery, captivating culture, and intriguing history, located on the southern tip of Nias Island, North Sumatra. Teluk Dalam is where surfing aficionados from across the globe and the Indonesian islands flock to try conquer its amazingly thrillingContinue Reading

When it comes to surfing in Indonesia, Lagundri Beach at the Bay of Sorake on Nias Island is simply THE ultimate destination. Nias’ Sorake Bay is an internationally renowned surfing spot, and has become one of surfers’ most exotic wave-searching destinations. Every year, surfers flock from across the globe forContinue Reading

Situated at the entrance way of the Malacca Strait, Weh Island is naturally untouched despite its small size and convenient access. It is another garden often forgotten. Diving in Weh Island is a well established recreational activity. Dive masters and dive instructors are ready to offer a variety of diveContinue Reading

Situated some 45 km east of Banjarmasin, capital of South Kalimantan Province, Martapura is a sparkling little city literally filled with diamonds and all the precious rocks delved from inside Borneo’s earth. Administratively, Martapura is the capital of the Banjar Regency. The city is well-known as the center of theContinue Reading

Banjarmasin is the best place to absorb Kalimantan’s urban culture, both on land as on the waters. Located on a delta near the junction of the Barito and Martapura rivers, Banjarmasin, together with its neighboring city, Banjarbaru, form the center of the ninth largest metropolitan city in Indonesia. From ancientContinue Reading

Located just away from the mainland of East Kalimantan in the district of Berau, the Derawan archipelago comprises 31 islands, most well known among these are the islands of Derawan, Maratua, Sangalaki and Kakaban. Here is Indonesia’s largest nesting site of the rare and endangered giant green turtles and hawksbillContinue Reading

Palangkaraya or Honoured and Sacred Great Place, is the capital city of Central Kalimantan. Growing from Pahandut, a small stilt village on the banks of the Kahayan River, the first President of Indonesia, Sukarno, had decided that it would become the next site of Indonesia’s capital. The new city wasContinue Reading

Situated just across the border from Sabah, Malaysia, the town and island of Tarakan is a part of young province, North Kalimantan. It was once a major oil producing region during the Dutch colonial period and had great strategic importance during the Pacific War and was among the first JapaneseContinue Reading

Singkawang is the capital of West Kalimantan and the second largest city in the province that bordering the State of Sarawak, Malaysia. Unlike other towns in Indonesia, Singkawang has a distinct oriental atmosphere with hundreds of Chinese temples found around almost every corner of town. This is because over 70Continue Reading

Balikpapan is located on the south eastern coast of East Kalimantan facing the deep Makassar Straits. Like its counterpart city of Pekanbaru in Riau on Sumatra, is known for its oil mining. Oil and other mining industries are the reasons why nearly all domestic airlines fly to Balikpapan rather thanContinue Reading

Introduction Bunaken is an 8.08 km² island in the Bay of Manado, situated in the north of the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Bunaken forms part of the administrative city of Manado, capital of North Sulawesi. The marine Park around Bunaken is part of the National Park that also includes theContinue Reading

Although it is the capital of South Sulawesi Province, the town of Mamuju is not an autonomous town and still lies under the administration of the Mamuju Regency. Situated strategically between Palu, capital of Central Sulawesi, and Makassar, capital of South Sulawesi, Mamuju has grown into an economic bridge betweenContinue Reading

Makassar is the largest city in eastern Indonesia and the capital city of South Sulawesi province. Makassar enjoys a central location in the Indonesian archipelago and is Indonesia’s busy air hub, connecting Sumatra, Java, Bali and Kalimantan in the west with Sulawesi, the Moluccas and Papua in the east. TheContinue Reading

Tana Toraja is safely protected beyond the lofty mountains and rugged granite cliffs of the central highlands of the island of Sulawesi and the home of the Toraja people. ‘Discovered’ and opened to the world from their long isolation only since the beginning of the last century, the Toraja todayContinue Reading

Introduction Now a National Marine Park covering the entire Wakatobi District, it comprises a total of 1.4 million hectares, of which 900,000 hectares are decorated with different, colourful species of tropical coral reefs. For Wakatobi is widely recognized as having the highest number of reef and fish species in theContinue Reading