Have a taste of Indonesia: weird, unusual fruits and snacks

There are plenty of reasons to visit Indonesia. Many tourists come here for the superb weather and beautiful beaches. Others come to explore the cultural and religious heritage of the islands. And there are also tourists who come here for the food. Or shall we say the weird, unusual, bizarre […]


Going to Bali this Summer

If you’re anything like most travelers who begin planning a trip to Bali without knowing much about it, you’re probably drawn by the promise of beautiful beaches and sunny weather, but you’re not entirely sure what the weather will be like when you want to go or if there’s an […]

Beautiful Architecture

The ethnic mix of the populous in Indonesia evokes many forms of architecture but my passion is for the older structures built during the period of Dutch occupation throughout the islands.

Idul Fitri

Today marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadhan and the beginning of the two-day celebration of Idul Fitri. I would like to take this opportunity to express to all my Muslim friends across the archipelago… SELEMAT HARI RAYA IDUL FITRI MOHON, MAAF, LAHIR DAN BATIN

Five Great Reasons to Visit Indonesia

Indonesia is a vast archipelago with over 17,000 islands and rich not only in cultural treasures but also a country steeped in history. It is a country extending 5,120 kilometres from east to west and 1,760 kilometres from north to south and, it is the largest archipelago in the world […]

Diving in Indonesia

It has been a while since I have been below the briny and I truly miss it as diving in Indonesia is an experience of a lifetime and with over 17,000 islands to choose from, there are copious amounts of dive-sites each with its own special delights and clarity of […]

Try Breakfast at the Local Market

I have a penchant for traditional markets and you will find these in every village, town and many in the cities in Indonesia. The majority of traditional markets start at dawn and are usually over by midday, except of course those markets where the majority of vendors sell clothes and […]

The Fasting Month of Ramadhan

In just under a week’s time the holy fasting month of Ramadhan begins in Indonesia. This month precedes the Idul Fitri celebration that marks the end of the fasting month and is an exciting time to be in Indonesia for the culinary delights available on the streets and the gaiety […]

The Gangs of Indonesia

Guaranteed you thought I was going to write about bunches of hoodlums that are, occasionally, found in some of the streets in the big cities of Indonesia. Sorry to disappoint you. Rather, I was referring to the small laneways, alleys and narrow streets in Indonesia that are referred to as […]