Category: Travel Advice

Social Life in Jakarta & Beyond

What is there to do in Jakarta and elsewhere? Where can I go to be entertained, get fit, or make new friends? Read the following tips for answers to these questions.   Entertainment Most major towns have movie theaters. There are generally discounts on Mondays (referred to as “NOMAT”). In addition or as an alternative,…
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August 3, 2012 0

Film Lovers

  For the film lovers out there, here are some resources to get you started about Indonesia and film. Background for cinema in Indonesia: Historical timeline: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinema_of_Indonesia IMDB’s list of most popular films with country of origin – Indonesia: http://www.imdb.com/country/id Indonesian Local Film Festivals: http://www.fipresci.org/undercurrent/issue_0609/ratna_indonesian.htm List of international film festivals that may screen Indonesian films: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_film_festivals (check…
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March 27, 2012 0

Candi & Pura (Temples) in Indonesia

Buddhism and Hinduism have had long histories in Indonesia.  In Bahasa Indonesia, “candi” refers to ancient Hindu and/or Buddhist temples. The term can also be applied to non-religious structures dated from the same historical periods. “Pura” is the term used for a Balinese Hindu temple.   >>> Here is a sample of famous candi in…
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March 22, 2012 0

Should I visit a zoo in Indonesia?

  It is not surprising to run into a debate about the pros and cons of visiting a zoo in general, let alone in Indonesia.  The following is a list of resources to help people determine for themselves whether or not a zoo visit is in their future:   List of Popular Zoos in Indonesia…
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March 13, 2012 0

Maps Galore!

Here is a starter list of websites that have Indonesian maps.  Dr. Robert Cribb’s Digital Atlas of Indonesian History: Click here for an archived Indonesia Inquiry post. Google Maps: http://maps.google.com/ (Type “Indonesia,” specific province names, or city names in the search box) Indonesia Maps from Indonesia Tourism: http://www.indonesia-tourism.com/map/indonesia-map.html (Collection of national, provincial, and local maps mainly for…
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January 18, 2012 0

Journey through Indonesia

“M” is for “montage.”  Online via YouTube, you can find a montage of travel photography and videos titled “Journey through Indonesia”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MX1y0tgJFM (Clicking on the link above will open the video in a separate window.) Created by Jon Hanna and Grant Thompson


January 4, 2012 0