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Bangka Belitung draws tourists with revamped minibuses

  Bangka Belitung Islands province is reliving urban scenes from 1970-2000 with the operation of its old minibus service, known as the Indonesian autocompany of Sungailiat (Pownis), to enliven tourism in the city of Pangkalpinang. With the minibuses, Bangka Belitung does not only boast flora and fauna-related beauty, but also offers tourist services that are historically [...]

2017-01-30T08:15:15+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Destination Asia, Destination Indonesia|

Mount Semeru closed to hikers for three months

Mount Semeru in East Java will be closed to hikers for three months starting from Jan. 4 for restoration purposes. The mesmerizing view of Mount Semeru in East Java. (JP/Wahyoe Boediwardhana) Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park Agency public relations head Antong Hartadi told kompas.com that the closure of the mountain's hiking trail entrance in Ranu [...]

2017-01-06T04:51:30+00:00 January 7th, 2017|Destination Asia, Destination Indonesia|

Bogor city tour bus to operate on weekends

Bogor Mayor Bima Arya Sugiarto poses with the city tour bus, Uncal.  The newly launched free Bogor city tour bus is set to operate from Friday to Sunday every week. The bus, called Uncal (Unforgettable city tour at lovable city), is scheduled to operate this weekend with stops including the Bogor Botanical Garden [...]

2017-03-23T12:10:45+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Destination Asia, Destination Indonesia|

Aceh hit by 6.4 magnitude earthquake

Yesterday a severe earthquake took place off the coast of Northern Sumatra near the city of Aceh. Unfortunately casualties have been recorded and our thoughts are with their families and loved ones. No Happy Trails! travelers’ were in the affected area at the time of the event. The city of Aceh, North Sumatra is rarely [...]

2017-03-23T12:10:46+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Destination Asia, Destination Indonesia, News|

WWF Indonesia in Jakarta to educate young children about endangered wildlife

On November 25 2016 World Wildlife Fund Indonesia kicked off a month long event to educate young children about endangered wildlife. Taking place at the Galleries Lafayette in Pacific Place, South Jakarta, the event is part of a month-long campaign that allows children, their parents and other mall visitors to learn about earth’s biodiversity and [...]

2016-11-28T07:26:04+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Destination Asia, Destination Indonesia, News|

Govt. envisions Bali as Gastronomy Tourism Destination The government wants Bali to be known not just for its beaches, dances and history, but also for its food. To that end, Jakarta plans to promote the island as the country's prime gastronomy destination through a campaign that highlights local culinary culture and explores the origins of [...]

2017-03-23T12:10:46+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Destination Asia, Destination Indonesia, News|