Why there are so many temples in Bali

Why there are so many temples in Bali

We asked Brett, our local guide in Bali, what’s with all the temples everywhere on the island — and how to be respectful when you visit one. “There seems to be temples everywhere!” That’s what travellers always say to me. And, well, yes, they are everywhere — small shrines in...

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Ramadan celebrations in Jakarta

Ramadan celebrations in Jakarta

In honour of Ramadan, we asked our guides around the globe how they celebrate the holy month in their home. Here’s what Candha, our guide on the ground in Jakarta, told us about Ramadan in his city. Istiqlal Mosque is the biggest mosque in Southeast Asia — appropriate since Indonesia...

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Things to do in: Jakarta

Things to do in: Jakarta

If I asked you to think of Indonesia, you’d probably conjure up images of crystal-clear water, sunset walks along coconut and palm tree-lined beaches, thatched-roof huts shading you from the warm sun, peace, serenity — realistically, you’d be describing Bali. I think it’s safe to admit that the film “Eat,...

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The complete guide to: Jakarta travel

The complete guide to: Jakarta travel

Travelling to Java and checking out the sights in Jakarta? This guide will give you everything you need to know about visiting the capital, from getting to and from the airport, to the best Indonesian music you should listen to before you go, to the cool local events you should...

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