Bawah Reserve: Under Anambas’ Spell

Story by Dian Arthen Photos by Bawah Reserve Doc. & Lina Gan Originally published in August-September 2018 edition of Indonesia Design. Bawah Reserve in Anambas Islands offers visitors a chance to get in touch with nature in the most luxurious and sustainable ways possible. Located 150 nautical miles northeast of Batam Islands in the North Natuna Sea is Anambas Islands Regency, a small archipelago of Indonesia comprising of more than 200 islands. Due to its remote location, the … [Read more...]

The Wonders of Semarang

By Dian Arthen Must-visit cultural, and Insta-worthy, attractions in the Capital City of Central Java When it comes to travel destinations in Central Java, Yogyakarta certainly comes first to mind. Slightly less popular than Yogyakarta is Semarang, which is the capital city of the province. The city’s name is said to derive from two Javanese words “asem” and “arang,” and was made as the capital of Central Java after Indonesian Independence. During the colonial period, Semarang served as t … [Read more...]

Zürich in 24 Hours

Text: Chris Andre Images: Zürich Tourism You can sample the city’s bustling art scene, old town charms and the most tantalizing chocolate, all in one day Zürich, unlike what many initially thought, is not the capital of Switzerland. The quaint old city is the largest in the country, despite having only less than 500,000 urban dwellers. What it lacks in the growing population, Zurich certainly makes up for with a promise of quality life. Spend just five minutes strolling around the … [Read more...]

Nice to be Here

Text and images by: Chris Andre Widely promoted as "Bali" of France, Nice is a beautiful European summer city that offers more than sprawling beaches. For those who have been to France, a visit to Nice would still induce ooh and ahs. This small tropical destination in the south-east of France, along the French Riviera, is surprisingly full of colors. The history notes that Nice was actually derived from the city’s previous Italian name, Nissa. That itself provides some clues as to why the city … [Read more...]

Thousand Islands Getaway

Text: Gandi Faisal Some of the favorite destinations among the Thousand Islands to escape the city’s hustle and bustle. Countless Joy among the Thousand Islands The Thousand Islands lie spread out off Jakarta Bay, and have long been a tourist destination for not only the city’s residents, but also tourists from across the archipelago and overseas. The range of small islands in the region makes for a great location for spending the weekend or even for longer vacation. You can do isl … [Read more...]

Yogyakarta Home to New Artotel

Yogyakarta is home to ARTOTEL Group’s newest Artotel Hotel. Located at Jalan Kaliurang Km.5.6 No.14, Caturtunggal, Sleman, ARTOTEL Yogyakarta boasts modern architecture with touches of local culture—a characteristic shared by all ARTOTEL hotels. This amalgamation of modernity and local wisdom gives the hotel unique persona, true to the ARTOTEL’s vision of providing hospitality services in its art-inspired designer hotels. From the brass slider to substitute stairs from the 2nd floor to the 1st fl … [Read more...]

Nuansa Dewata di Tanah Lombok

By: Aulia R. Sungkar Bersebelahan dengan Pulau Bali di bagian barat, Pulau Lombok punya banyak bakat serupa. Sampai tahun ini, entah bagaimana citranya masih tetap terjaga sebagai “Bali yang orisinil”. Pura Batu Bolong Untuk pemandangan sunset yang unik di pantai Senggigi, kunjungi Pura Batu Bolong. Sepintas tampak seperti Tanah Lot di Bali, pura ini juga aktif digunakan sebagai situs ibadah bagi umat Hindu di Lombok. Dengan latar Gunung Agung di kejauhan, pemandangan sunset akan tam … [Read more...]

16th Anniversary of Thousand Islands Leading Up to 2018 Asian Games

The month of November was a special time for the people of Thousand Islands. The special regency in North Jakarta celebrated its 16th anniversary on November 9, and the event coincided with the official opening of Thousand Islands Festival. The event held at the ‘capital’ of the regency, Pramuka Island ran from November 6 until 12. The festival is supported the Tourism Ministry and features activities, such as beach clean-up, music performances, and various competitions. The region has been ha … [Read more...]

Intiwhiz Kembangkan Hotel Kapsul di Mojokerto

PT Intiwhiz International melakukan inovasi baru dalam pengembangan Hotelnya, dalam bentuk hotel kapsul yang diberi nama Whiz Capsule Hotel di kawasan Trawas Mojokerto, Jawa Timur. Whiz Capsule Trawas akan memberikan pengalaman yang berkesan bagi siapapun yang menginap, dengan fasilitas-fasilitas yang tak kalah lengkap dengan hotel lainnya. Fasilitas yang disediakan di dalam ruangan kapsul, diantaranya televisi, earphone, meja baca, pendingin ruangan, dan dilengkapi dengan Lampu Baca demi … [Read more...]

Intiwhiz Resmikan Whiz Prime Hotel Basuki Rahmat Malang

PT Intiwhiz International, salah satu perusahaan PT Intiland Development, Tbk, secara secara resmi membuka hotel ke-21 nya, Whiz Prime Hotel Basuki Rahmat Malang, pada Sabtu 11 November 2017. Pembukaan (grand launch) dihadiri oleh jajaran papan atas Intiwhiz dan Intiland. Dengan lokasi yang sangat strategis di tengah kota, tepatnya berada di Jalan Basuki Rahmat No.85–87 Malang, Jawa Timur; hotel ini hanya berjarak 5 menit menuju Alun-alun Kota Malang, Stasiun Kereta Api Malang, Pusat P … [Read more...]