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Taking a half day or a full day excursion on holiday or between conferences is always a wonderful introduction into a new destination, whether to a City like Jakarta to see its landmarks, learn about its history and culture or enjoy its natural surroundings. A day trip around Bali is an experience not to be forgotten, where one begins to understand what makes Bali such an unforgettable destination. Or get away from your five star hotels in Bintan Resort to see the simple fishing villages and visit historic Penyengat island across Tanjung Pinang. Take a seat in a coach offered by travel agents, hire your own car or bike through the country side. There is much to see and experience in Indonesia.   

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  • Pontianak : City on the Equator

    Pontianak, Indonesia’s City on the Equator lies on the banks of the Kapuas, the country’s longest and largest river, and one of the longest rivers in the world. The Kapuas River has its source at Gunung Lawit, deep in the Mueller mountain range in Central Borneo where it rushes down, meandering 1,143 kilometers west, passing 9 of West Kalimantan’s 14 districts, until it finally reaches the South China Sea, forming a wide delta...

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    Location: Kalimantan » West Kalimantan » Kota Pontianak

     
    The Equatorial Monument: Icon of Pontianak

    The Equatorial Monument: Icon of Pontianak

    Among all countries in the world, only twelve straddle the Equator. While among the countless cities within those twelve countries, only one sits right on this invisible line that separates the earth's southern from the northern hemisphere. Pontianak, capital of the province of West Kalimantan – formerly known as West Borneo - has the distinction of being the  only city in the world  that sits right on the Equator, a fact that...

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    Location: Kalimantan » West Kalimantan » Kota Pontianak

     
    Kupang on Timor

    Kupang on Timor

    During World War II, the city of Kupang , formerly known as Koepang,  on the island of Timor,  was the hub for refueling and landing for long-haul flights from Europe to Australia. The historical El Tari airstrip that was first landed by an American pilot, Lamij Johnson, in 1928 holds many stories,  more than being a mere transit lounge and fuel depot for the few fliersback then. Today, when visitors step on to the moderinising...

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    Location: The Nusa Tenggara Islands » East Nusa Tenggara » Kota Kupang

     
    Bandung’s Impressive Museum of Geology

    Bandung’s Impressive Museum of Geology

    Indonesia is blessed with bountiful nature, not only above the ground with its amazing mountains and fertile soil, or under the sea with wonderful and colorful underwater life, but also in the earth’s belly with numerous mineral resources such as oil, tin, coal, copper to silver and gold ore and precious stones.    Punctuated by numerous active volcanoes that form part of thePacific  Ring of Fire, the Indonesian archipelago...

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    Location: Java » West Java » Kota Bandung

     
  • Padang Panjang: Breezy Little Town on a Hill

    Travelling north from Padang, capital of West Sumatra, towards Bukittinggi, one will pass a breezy little town that stands over 700 meters above sea level, called Padang Panjang. Protected by three towering mountains on the north namely: Mount Marapi, Mount Singgalang, and Mount Tandikek, this town offers picturesque scenery to complement its refreshing ambience. Padang Panjang is divided into 4 administrative areas called resorts, they are:...

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    Location: Sumatra » West Sumatra » Kota Padang Panjang

     

    Saumlaki: Gateway to the Tanimbar Islands

    Somewhere in the eastern waters of Indonesia, between the Aru and Kei Islands to the east, and Timor Island to the west, are strings of islands with light blue outlines, known as the Tanimbar Islands or the Tanimbars. These islands are composed of 65 small islands which form part of the province of Maluku (Moluccas). Some of the named ones are Fordate, Larat, Molu, Maru, Wotap, Wuliaru, Selu, Sera, Selaru, and the largest one is Yamdena. Sailing...

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    Location: Maluku » North Maluku , Maluku » Kab. Maluku Tenggara

     
    Jember

    Jember

    Jember is East Java’s third largest city after Surabaya and Malang, and is located about 150 kilometers from Surabaya. Once just a humble district, most famous for its coffee and tobacco plantations, Jember is now known for its glamorous and glitzy annual parade, known as “The Jember Fashion Carnival.” Attracting hundreds of thousands of spectators each year, Jember has now developed into a neat and complete city, and has become...

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    Location: Java » East Java » Kab. Jember

     

    Pangkalan Bun: on the Arut River

    When heading to the Tanjung Puting National Park, flight schedules may allow travelers to drive straight from the airport to the park, but there is no reason to avoid Pangkalan Bun, a pleasant town on the Arut River.  “Whoever drank from the Arut River will surely return to Pangkalan Bun” says a classic saying for those who visit the town for the first time. The phrase illustrates that certain feeling of nostalgia that one day...

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    Location: Kalimantan » Central Kalimantan » Kab. Kotawaringin Barat

     
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