Tomohon festival returns with special flower, MURI record

Up to 32 decorated vehicles enlivened Tomohon International Flower Festival held in Tomohon, North Sulawesi, on Aug. 8. According to a statement, people from across...

Room with a view: Mecca hotels offer VIP haj experience

Five-star hotels with views of Islam's holiest site and luxury haj pilgrimage packages are attracting a super-wealthy clientele and establishing Mecca as the...

Taking your bicycle on the train? Keep in mind this new regulation

State-owned railway company PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) has implemented a new regulation regarding the type of bicycles that are allowed to be taken...

Papua’s Baliem Valley festival celebrates 30th edition

The 2019 Baliem Valley Cultural Festival (FBLB) showcased various art and cultural attractions during its 30th installment in Wamena city, Jayawijaya regency, Papua province,...

2019 list of all airlines operating at Soekarno-Hatta airport 

Following the opening of Terminal 3 at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in 2018, there have been many changes regarding the terminals for domestic and international...

Taman Safari Indonesia to hold animal parade to celebrate Independence Day

Taman Safari Indonesia (TSI) in Bogor, West Java, will hold an animal parade on Aug. 17-18 to celebrate Indonesia’s 74th Independence Day. Heru Maryadi, head...

PT KAI’s new Argo Cheribon to start operating on Aug. 16

State-owned railway company PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) is to launch a rebranded train called the Argo Cheribon on Aug. 16. According to, the Argo...

In ‘act of protest’, AirAsia will collect extra $5.5 starting Aug. 9

Starting Friday, AirAsia – in an act of protest – will be collecting the increased Passenger Service Charge (PSC) levied by Malaysia Airports Holdings...

Premium coworking space now available at Soekarno-Hatta airport’s Terminal 3

State-owned airport operator Angkasa Pura II (AP II) has opened a premium coworking space at Terminal 3 of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten. Named...

Ancol’s Pasar Seni ups its profile with eco-market, art workshops for Independence Day

Pasar Seni (Art Market) in Ancol Dreamland Park, North Jakarta, is set to hold a series of events to commemorate Indonesia's 74th Independence Day. Starting on Aug....

The unforgettable Rote Island

Rote Island in East Nusa Tenggara offers outstanding beaches with perfect waves, making it well known among surfers across the globe. But this is...

Why climate change could make your next flight a bumpier one

Keeping your seat belt buckled for the duration of trans-Atlantic flights increasingly looks like a good idea, according to a study of weather systems. The...

Lakeside cabin in Japanese national park to get capsule-type beds

The municipal government of Hinoemata, Fukushima Prefecture, has decided to renovate the Ozenuma cabin managed by the village in Oze National Park, installing capsule-type...

Wings Air officially opens new routes from Bandung

Low-cost airline Wings Air inaugurated on Friday the operation of four new routes, connecting Bandung in West Java with Bangka Belitung Islands, Bengkulu and Jambi. The flights will...

Brit wins global award for photo of East Java’s Tumpak Sewu waterfall

An aerial snapshot of the Tumpak Sewu waterfall in East Java taken by British photographer Hugo Healy won the #Aerial2019 photo competition organized by...

Citilink becomes first airline to connect Bali to Banyuwangi

Low-cost carrier Citilink, a subsidiary of national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia, has launched a new direct flight between Banyuwangi in East Java and Denpasar...

Six villages of Indonesia keenly preserve ancient traditions

Indonesia is a country made up of thousands of islands, multiple ethnicities and countless traditions. The cultural richness of the archipelago is still upheld...

US upgrades Hong Kong travel warning as airport protest planned

Washington on Thursday warned US citizens to “exercise increased caution” when traveling to Hong Kong, as protesters announced three days of new demonstrations at...

On Mount Merapi, Samiran villagers open homes to tourists

Five years ago, Samiran in Selo district, Boyolali regency, Central Java, was just a small village located on the slopes of Mount Merapi and...

Manson murders grip tourists and Tarantino 50 years on

As a tour guide specializing in notorious Hollywood deaths, Scott Michaels is well aware of America's morbid fascination with the dark side of Tinseltown. But...

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