10 Fun and Fascinating Things to do in Yogyakarta

10 Fun and Fascinating Things to do in Yogyakarta

  Kraton Palace  The royal palace of Yogyakarta, Indonesia is where the current and past sultans of the city have lived. It displays beautiful examples of local architecture, culture and art. During a stroll around the grounds look out for free music and dance shows that are worth to have a seat and enjoy. Make sure to arrive early as […]

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10 Things to do in Bali Beyond Kuta and Seminyak

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The majority of visitors to Bali, Indonesia stay in and stick to the area around Kuta and Seminyak as well as the resort area of Nusa Dua. But there is some much more to see and do in Bali. Don’t miss out on these 10 great things to do in Bali beyond the tourist centres. Kecak Dance In the Uluwatu temple perched […]

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Raffles Jakarta Opens its Doors

Raffles Jakarta Opens its Doors

17 March 2015 Raffles Jakarta has opened its doors in the commercial hub of Kuningan. The hotel is linked to the new Ciputra Artpreneur Centre, a landmark development dedicated to the celebration of art and theatre. The hotel’s 173 rooms and suites are some of the largest in Jakarta and boast floor to ceiling windows. The hotel will house a […]

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Exploring Yogyakarta from The Phoenix Hotel

Exploring Yogyakarta from The Phoenix Hotel

Yogyakarta, Indonesia is a truly magical city where the past blends seamlessly with the present. Bicycle taxis and horse pulled carts are still a common mode of transport, not just a novelty for tourists. Traditional garments are worn on the streets by grandmas as are the latest fashions by the university students the city is populated by. It’s a hint […]

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Bali Welcomes Back The Ritz-Carlton

Bali Welcomes Back The Ritz-Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton Bali has opened its doors on the pristine beaches of southern Bali in Nusa Dua. Set on 12.7 hectares of manicured beach-front and cliff-top land, many of the 313 hotel rooms offer expansive ocean views. Highlights of the new resort include a 70-meters high glass elevator which provides guests with access to the beach, 6 restaurants and lounges and […]

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New Luxury Destination on the Shores of Bintan – The Sanchaya

New Luxury Destination on the Shores of Bintan – The Sanchaya

The Sanchaya Bintan A new luxurious getaway is now open and only 45-minutes from Singapore by boat. The Sanchaya is located on a pristine beach in Bintan, Indonesia, bringing a classic colonial charm to the shores. The resort offers guests bespoke luxury, with beautifully designed spaces and highly personalised service with staff trained by the British Butler Institute. The Villas With only 21 villas, each […]

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Fairmont Jakarta Opens its Doors

Fairmont Jakarta Opens its Doors

21st January 2015. Fairmont Jakarta has opened its doors with it’s soft opening. Expect exceptional views from the hotel located in the centre of Senayan Square, a ‘one-stop’ complex in Jakarta’s Central Business District that combines high-end shopping, entertainment, offices and apartments. Featuring 5 restaurants and lounges (some to open later in the year), fourth floor outdoor swimming pool, gym, […]

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Kecak Dance Bali – A Show of Fire and Light Not to be Missed

Kecak Dance Bali – A Show of Fire and Light Not to be Missed

In the Uluwatu temple perched on a cliff in Bali, the famous Kecak dance is performed with amber skies and crashing waves in the background. The show starts as the sun starts to set, continuing after dark when torches are the only light left. Instead of instruments, the story of Ramayana is performed to the sound of 50 or more male voices chanting […]

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