Pemuteran Village: A Wonderful Peaceful Hideaway


Bali and its magnetic beauty have surely attracted many visitors to come to this island of Gods since decades ago. Some even stay and make this pretty place their second home. Nevertheless, the exotic charm of Bali is like a double-edged sword for its pristine nature. On one hand, it invites tourists from all around the globe to experience its virgin beaches and vibrant culture. But on the other hand, it has put some of the island’s best spots in the face of the negative impact caused by unsustainable mass tourism.

Unspoiled beach and tranquil atmosphere starts to become something that is hard to find, especially in the southern part of the island. You might want to consider going up northward for a more serene holiday experience the next time you set your foot again in Bali. Visiting Pemuteran Village located up in the Northern part of the island would be a good idea. For me, it was a love at first sight. Continue reading


Puri Lukisan Museum: Delve Deeper Into Ubud’s Art History

psychoparadisoAs one of the most popular tourist destinations on the island, Ubud has long been well known as the center of art and paintings by its visitors. Located in Gianyar, Ubud offers a peaceful village atmosphere surrounded by dazzling greenish rice field and lush tropical forests. Ubud’s beautiful landscape and scenery has also long been inspiring paintings sketched by artists who resides in Bali. Continue reading

Chinese Garden: A Tale of Ancient China Architectural Wisdom

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. -Confucius

2 A lot of iconic buildings and landmarks are built to attract people from all over the globe to visit this small lion city of Singapore. Statue of Merlion, the durian shaped Esplanade, Singapore Flyer and Marina Bay Sands skyscraper are a few of Singapore’s tourist attractions. However, this small country is still maintaining its cultural relics of the past. Continue reading

Desa Komodo: Kehidupan Kecil di Tengah Habitat Reptil Raksasa


Desa Komodo yang terletak dalam kawasan Taman Nasional Komodo (TNK) di Kecamatan Komodo, Kabupaten Manggarai Barat boleh dibilang merupakan sebuah desa yang unik. Keunikan Desa Komodo bukan hanya lantaran merupakan habitat asli reptil purba Komodo ,tetapi karena desa berpenduduk 1500 jiwa itu tidak memiliki tapal batas wilayah sebagaimana halnya dengan desa lain pada umumnya. Maklum, Desa Komodo merupakan salah satu desa yang berada dalam kawasan konservasi Taman Nasional Komodo. Continue reading

Lara Djonggrang: An Exotic Indonesian Culinary In The Heart of Jakarta


A big old Banyan tree greeted me as I walked into the front yard of Lara Djonggrang restaurant. There was this eerie feeling creeping into me as I stepped inside the old building of this Indonesian cuisine restaurant. Not only old, the interior of Lara Djonggrang that is located in Jalan Teuku Cik Di Tiro, Jakarta, is full of antique furniture and objects from all over Indonesia. Even though some people (including me) might find this unique restaurant a little bit eerie, but Lara Djonggrang offers its visitors a cozy ethnical and also historical atmosphere.

Being one of the restaurants owned by Hotel Tugu Group, a big name in Indonesia’s hospitality industry, Lara Djonggrang won’t disappoint you. The restaurant building used to be an old house which then was bought and renovated by the Hotel Tugu Group. Continue reading