Reforestation project in Sintang finalized

Yet another reforestation project has been finalized with our partner Yayasan Gunung Lestari. From February till August a total of 23.000 trees were planted, in the so called Forest Garden. It is created by farmers on their own land on Post harvested Rice fields in Kalimantan, providing the farmers with an additional daily livelihood source. [...]

2020-10-06T04:29:37+00:00October 6th, 2020|News|

Happy Trails! Asia: 16 Years as Your Trusted Travel Partner

Happy Trails! Asia celebrates it's 16th Anniversary in August 2019 in Sanur head office, Bali. A perfect combination of hard work, dedication and commitment to serve clients and guest enjoying holiday in Indonesia, Malaysia, Borneo, Singapore and Brunei has always been shown by our team. 2019 is not an easy year especially for Happy Trails! [...]

2020-02-03T07:09:58+00:00September 3rd, 2019|News|

Indonesian Tourism Growth & Rinjani Welcomes Tourists Again

Indonesian tourism expects to steadily grow by infrastructure developments in many places in this nation. The government has so far built Trans Java, Trans Sumatra and Trans Papua highways, that surely ease us to travel by land transportation. In near future, more highways are to be built. As the nature is getting calmer, many tourist [...]

2019-09-03T04:55:13+00:00September 3rd, 2019|News|

Malaysia Tourism Tax

TRAVELLING to Malaysia is about to get more expensive thanks to a new tourist tax which comes into effect in August. The tax, to be implemented on August 1, will be in the form of an extra charge on hotel and hostel accommodation, according to the announcement this week by the Royal Malaysian Customs Department. [...]

2017-06-19T06:04:02+00:00June 19th, 2017|News|

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+00:00February 1st, 2017|News|

Surabaya airport named world’s most on-time airport

Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, has been recognized as the world's most on-time airport in 2016 by UK-based air travel intelligence company OAG. According to OAG's research, Juanda International falls in the large airport category, as the airport welcomes 10-20 million passengers per year with an average on-time performance (OTP) of 90.30 percent. OTP refers [...]

2017-03-23T12:10:45+00:00January 17th, 2017|News|

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+00:00January 7th, 2017|News|

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+00:00January 6th, 2017|News|

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+00:00December 8th, 2016|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+00:00November 28th, 2016|News|
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