Kenangan Masa Lalu

By Ruth Ninajanty Tidak semua masa lalu harus dilupakan. Beberapa menyimpan cerita lama yang menarik untuk didengar. Jika Anda kebetulan berada di kota-kota ini, sempatkan menengok masa lalu yang tersisa di sudutnya. Merdeka Walk (Medan) Jl. Balai Kota, Kesawan, Medan Barat Menikmati wisata kuliner malam hari sambil ditemani gedung-gedung bersejarah kota Medan hanya bisa dinikmati di Merdeka Walk. Terletak di salah satu sisi alun-alun kota Medan, tempat ini merupakan lapangan … [Read more...]

Jurus Jitu Berlibur Hemat di Negeri Koala

Australia merupakan benua termuda di dunia, terletak di belahan bumi bagian selatan Indonesia. Jarak antara Indonesia dengan Australia yang terbilang dekat, menjadikan negeri Koala tersebut menjadi salah satu destinasi yang menjanjikan untuk para wisatawan Nusantara. Selain terkenal dengan hewan lucu koala, Australia juga mendapatkan julukan sebagai negeri Kangguru. Banyak tempat-tempat wisata yang bisa dinikmati untuk berlibur di sana. Kota-kota yang biasa didatangi para wisatawan … [Read more...]

Destinasi Surgawi

Dari biara setinggi awan hingga kuil Shaolin, Andri Sharief menulis kurasi wisata ke destinasi berdaya tarik spiritual. METEORA, YUNANI Surga Dunia Jauh dari kemeriahan pesta di pulau Santorini, wisatawan yang berkunjung ke Yunani juga punya pilihan lain: menyaksikan pemandangan spektakuler “hutan batu raksasa” di Meteora. Destinasi yang bertengger sekitar 400 meter dari atas tanah ini tidak hanya jauh dari pinggiran pantai, tapi juga menjauh dari hiruk pikuk pesta. Meteora yang secara ba … [Read more...]

Kurashiki – Japan’s laid back town

Words & photos: Ollie Sungkar A small town where you see Japan through the lens of history, nature and culture. On our recent Japan road trip, we had a chance to visit Kurashiki, a historic city in western Okayama Prefecture that breathes a laid-back atmosphere. You can easily reach there by taking Shinkansen (a bullet train) – 3 hours from Tokyo, 45 minutes from Osaka. But we came from the other side of country where we enjoyed the beautiful panorama along the 150-kilometer b … [Read more...]

Rotterdam – Architectural Medley in Europe’s Largest Port

Text: Joshua Paundra People rarely put Rotterdam on the top of their agenda as a place to visit on their journey in the Netherlands. Situated by the river Maas, the third largest city in the Netherlands is also known as the largest port city in Europe. Yet, the city is not always about business. Spend a day or two in Rotterdam and you’ll find out what the city has various things to offer. If you miss city life, the city center offers tempting shops that will bring out the shopaholic s … [Read more...]

RI SING 50

RI and S'pore celebrate golden years of diplomatic relationship in a contemporary arts exhibition. This particular month, Jakarta is being the seat of an arts exhibition showcasing the creations of contemporary artists from Singapore and Indonesia. The exhibition is a one-month event held from 12 September until 12 October 2017 at the Lobby Gallery of World Trade Center (WTC) 2. The exhibition is jointly organized by Singapore Tourism Board (STB), and PT Jakarta Land and ISA Art Advisory, and … [Read more...]

Paris of the Orient

Text & Images: Chris Andre Shanghai, the most sophisticated metropolis in China, strikes as a surprisingly affordable and beautifully urban holiday destination. For those who’ve never stepped a foot in mainland China, a trip to this part of the world could be a little bit daunting. The absence of Google (the browser, map and Gmail) and the experience of lost in translation are just two among many challenges you’d encounter right from very start. Thankfully, what Shanghai lacks in in … [Read more...]

Buton Revisited

Text : Gandi Faisal In late June, I got a chance to revisit Buton Island, Southeast Sulawesi. It was a trip long in coming if for no other reason than Buton being my late mother’s hometown, and that I finally got the chance to take my family there. It was also a trip I found I sorely needed to recharge and to get reacquainted with my parent’s past, or what’s left of it. Buton is more than a paragraph or two in students’ book describing the island as the place where all of that high-qu … [Read more...]

Paris Van Java

By Aulia R. Sungkar. Originally published in Indonesia Design. In the historic city that retains a colonial and old world charm is a memorable resort lifestyle destination that brings back the glory days of Paris of Java. Only a few minutes away from Pasteur tollgate will take you to astrategic spot of Bandung’s hip and happening.For some people, Paris Van Java (PVJ) is a perfect place to shop ‘til you drop, whilst others love to immerse in its café culture. Or, simply spend quality ti … [Read more...]

Singapore Tourism Board launches ‘Passion Made Possible’

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has recently unveiled "Passion Made Possible", a new brand of Singapore designed to market the country internationally for both tourism and business purposes. The brand was launched by STB in Singapore on August 24, 2017. Indonesia being the top source market is among the first across 15 markets in the global roll out of the new brand over the next 3 months. The new brand captures the spirit and attitude of Singapore, and tells a fuller Singapore story beyond … [Read more...]