Ubud, upcountry Bali. Everyone knows where it is but no one’s quite sure these days of what it’s all about. Traditional Bali? New Age maypole? Eat-love-pray buffet? None of the above? Its centre is now a thriving strip of accommodation, boutiques and vego-vegan-GF eateries, plus rolling maul traffic jams....
Where to Komodo dragons live? Next time you’re thinking of booking a trip to Bali, consider extending your holiday to Flores. With lush mountains, waterfalls and islands, some Komodo Island looks like it's straight out of a Jurassic Park movie. And there’s a bonus. You’ll get to come face to face...
Thousands of people celebrated the winter solstice in Hobart with a Balinese demon-purging Ogoh-Ogoh procession and burning ritual. The event was a highlight of MONA’s midwinter Dark Mofo festival, which ran from 10 to 21 June 2016. Each year, Dark Mofo attracts crowds of up to 10,000 people each night....
Update: Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali resort closed on 31 July 2017 to make way for a lavish new Trump resort. A sprawling resort away from the tourist spots, Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali resort is set on an impressive 103ha of cliff-top grounds dotted with 13 temples and a Greg Norman-designed golf...
Balikpapan is the sprawling capital city of East Kalimantan, a district in Indonesian Borneo. It lies on the east coast of Borneo and is Kalimantan’s only cosmopolitan city. Balikpapan has a population of around 600,000. International tourists don’t exactly flock to Balikpapan. The city is an 18-hour commute from...
Balikpapan is the second largest city in East Kalimantan, a province in Indonesia bordering Sarawak in Malaysia. The coastal city is situated on the east coast of Borneo and is mostly known for its palm oil, coal mining and oil refineries. Balikpapan is a little off the beaten and track...
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