The Mentawai Islands consists of about seventy islands off the western coast of Sumatra. with the island of Siberut being the largest. The indigenous inhabitants of the islands are known as the Mentawai people. The islands lie approximately 150 km off the Sumatran coast, across the Mentawai Strait and has become renowned worldwide as a surfing mecca.

The Mentawai Islands: Sumatra

The Summer Palace is located in Beijing, China. Within the rather slim 70,000 square meters of space the Summer Palace occupies, there are several variations of different gardens, palaces, and other classically styled architecture. The palace structure suffered two separate attacks in it’s long history. One of these attacks happened […]

Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

I was reading an interesting article today and if you are a connoisseur of Indonesian culture and especially music then the upcoming Bambu Nusantara 2 World Music Festival is one attraction that you really can’t miss. It is n international bamboo music festival and as you know there are various […]

Bambu Nusantara 2 World Music Festival: Bandung, West Java

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

Idul Fitri

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 Fasting Month of Ramadhan

The Tibetan plateau is the home of an ancient and spiritual people, set so high that it is often referred to as the “rooftop of the world”. The strange mix of Indian and Oriental cultures and influences have given a rich history of artistry, religion, and an air of mysticism […]

Mysteries of Tibet

Currently underway in Bandung, the capital of West Java, is the Helarfest, a month-long series of events showcasing more than 30 events at different venues around the city. Organized by the Bandung Creative City Forum, it aims to “awaken” the city’s residents and its visitors to what can be found […]

Helarfest: Bandung, West Java