Category Archive: Indonesia

Rinca or Komodo Island?

If you have one day only to visit these islands which one should you pick? Advertisements

Padar island – Komodo Island – Pink Beach & Manta Point

Apparently there are people who only visited this part of Indonesia for 2 or 3 days, go to Rinca which is the island nearest island to Labuan Bajo that has Komodo Sanctuary took… Continue reading

Visiting Komodo Islands – Boats and Hotel

I now think that the most relaxing thing is the combination of a quiet warm morning, broken by the sound of the engine of a small boat and the breaking water against its… Continue reading

Vintage Train to Solo for a Vintage Market

Please please let me know if you have seen cuter trains than this! Where and how can we all see it? This is the train I took to go to Solo. It is… Continue reading

Yogyakarta Sultan’s Palace – Kraton

I am not going to bore you with details of the Keraton, the place was interesting enough and worth the visit for those who has never been. I wouldn’t expect anything “impressive” from… Continue reading

Taman Sari – Royal Baths

I love this place the most out of the places I visited in Yogyakarta this time around. Why you say? Because  : 1.It is called a Water Castle I just love the name,… Continue reading

Borobudur Sunrise

Have you had any of that moment this year? The moment that you realise that your memory tends to play tricks on you? That moment came to me when I visited the Buddhist… Continue reading

Running Amok & Man Tiger – Reflection on two books.

Did you know the phrase ‘Running Amok’ meaning a person is out of control, usually in a specific space or environment, creating chaos, came from the word Amuk or Mengamuk in Indonesian/Malay? I… Continue reading

Going to the Market

When I was really little, one of the things that I look forward to is to times when our over-the-road neighbour, Bude (Aunty), ask me whether I want to go to the market… Continue reading

Cold Brew & Coal Brewed Coffee

Did I mentioned that I like Coffee? Haha.. I talked about coffee: In one of my first updates – Kopi Tubruk Where did coffee come from – Weasel and Goats Coffee places in… Continue reading

Made in Indonesia – 2016

I have a confession. I lied in this post. To say that I only buy postcards when I travelled. That is not entirely true. I only buy postcards if I travel in European… Continue reading

Small Monkeys and Batu Putih – Fin

…We got out of the bushes where the monkeys were, and drove a long the bigger red-earth road for about 10 minutes, even deeper to the forest. When suddenly I can see the… Continue reading

Old World Monkeys – Small Monkeys and Batu Putih 2

… The patient ranger, who looks like he played in the sun all the time unlike the renowned north sulawesian of fair skinned type, drove the motorbike a little further and stopped in… Continue reading

Small Monkeys and Batu Putih 1

After our 3-hour drive from Manado, the driver, who at the beginning said he knows the way but then several times made the wrong turns, reversing and going back on ourselves, finally made… Continue reading

Wildlife in Your Back Garden – Resort in North Sulawesi

After being in the cities a lot in Indonesia, it was quite a shock to the system to find the happy chirps of bird song at the Resort I stayed near Manado. When… Continue reading

In Search of Ikat Bentenan

Bentenan Woven cloth are once an art that had died in North Sulawesi, where the last ‘original’ weaved fabrics can only be found in museums in The Netherlands such as the Troppen Museum.… Continue reading

Travelling through the tip of North Sulawesi

The big contrast of Sulawesi and Java is the lush and heavy greenery. On this visit ( worth mentioning this is not my first time here) I went to Manado, Tangkoko Nature Reserve,… Continue reading

Menu – The Illusive

Here’s how it goes, now, in most of the restaurants I have been in Indonesia: I scan the menu, the plethora of yummy sounding food, then I choose an item. The waitress comes… Continue reading

Binatang Press! Risographic Publisher Indonesia

Illustration, design and printing has always been an art that goes hand-in-hand for me. One of the first things I do when I went in the creative design industry is to visit a… Continue reading

Mango and Bambang – an illustrated book on a Tapir

Generally a striking black and white animals are well known, I mean look at Panda, zebra, badgers and skunk. Who doesn’t know them, there are plenty characters on children’s book that involves these… Continue reading