4 Ideal Beaches to Learn Surfing in Indonesia

SONY DSCWhen life gets a little stressful, getting into nature and learning something new might be a fun and daring way to let loose.

How about learning to surf in an archipelago filled with the world’s best waves? Here are four beginner-friendly surfing spots across Indonesia to get you up and surfing. Continue reading

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Cruising Around Jakarta Bay on a Quicksilver Boat

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It was barely an hour past lunchtime as the bus drove slowly, taking our group from the Jakarta Tourism Business Forum 2014, penetrating through the congested traffic of Jakarta, making our way to Sunda Kelapa harbor in the northern part of the city.

As the bus was approaching the Sunda Kelapa harbor, I could see the 12-meter-tall Syahbandar Tower — which is located in the same compound as the Maritime Museum — slightly leaning to one side from afar and reminding me of the famous Tower of Pisa. Both the museum and the tower serve as remnants of the past from back when the city’s name was Batavia. Continue reading

A Serene Sunset at Petanahan Beach

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I took this picture at Petanahan Beach, Central Java, a few weeks ago when I was attending a friend’s wedding in Kebumen City. The beach is situated around 53 kilometers soutward from Kebumen City and has a vast golden sandy beach. Similar to other beaches along Java’s southern coast, Petanahan has a strong current and large waves and is not very suitable for swimming. However, the beach has a serene ambiance and its landscape is a perfect blend of beach and lush forest which makes this less-known beach is worthy a visit. Continue reading