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Ambon, one of Indonesia’s Spice Islands, attracted European adventurers and colonists as early as 1521. It is the capital of Maluku, a province, made up of about 1,000 islands formerly known as the Moluccas, or Spice Islands. Ambon embraces 294 square miles of general hilly, agricultural terrain that produces coffee, corn, copra, cloves and sugar, among others.
Banda Aceh is rich in events, attractions and unique culture. It is also blessed with natural beauty, waves and sea garden for diving. Banda Aceh is located on the northern tip of Sumatra. It has a fascinating history which over the centuries has shaped and transformed the region into what it is today. In 1292, Marco Polo, on his epic voyage from China visited Sumatra on his way to Persia and reported that in the northern part of the island there were as many as six busy trading ports including Perlak, Samudera and Lamri. Islamic writings and Indian inscriptions from around the ninth century also named the area and its importance, primarily as a busy and highly strategic trading post.
In the heart of an unsung part of Borneo, Balikpapan is Kalimantan’s gateway city. Most venture here for business reasons, in particular the mining industry. Yet the city still has the feel of an undiscovered corner of Asia, blending Bugis, Javanese, Dayaks and foreigners into a diverse ethnic melting pot. Fringed by jungles and sea, Balikpapan retains an otherworldly charm even as the city modernises.
Banjarmasin is affectionately known as the ‘River City’ as it is located on a delta island near the junction of the Barito and Martapura rivers. It is also the capital of South Kalimantan. Banjarmasin has long been renowned as a center for gem trading, particularly rare diamonds and rubies. The diamonds produced in Banjarmasin are especially known for their exquisite brilliance too.
Batam is one of the 3,000 islands, which make up the Riau Archipelago and is closest to Singapore, which is only 20 km away. One of Batam's biggest attractions is the fresh and delicious seafood. Giant prawns, live crabs, and fish taken straight from nets in the sea, lobsters, clams and shellfish are cooked in a variety of styles. Try the local 'gong-gong' conch shell where the succulent meat inside is fished out with a pin and dipped in a spicy sauce before eating.
Bengkulu is a province of Indonesia. It is located on the southwest coast of the island of Sumatra. Bengkulu borders the provinces of West Sumatra, Jambi, South Sumatra and Lampung. The capital and largest city of the province is Bengkulu city.
Enjoy the unique Balinese heritage and culture. Visit the magnificent Pura Jagatnatha temple, which has breathtaking architecture. To learn more about the arts in Bali, take a trip to Taman Wedhi Budaya, which preserves artifacts and exhibits. For a local experience, visit Denpasar’s night markets and dine at small Javanese food stalls. Enjoy shopping at the many textile stalls selling beautiful pieces of batik materials, intricate handicraft and souvenirs.
Historically Fakfak was a significant port town, being one of the few Papuan towns that had relations with the Sultanate of Ternate, being bound to it. The Sultanate later granted the Dutch colonial government permission to settle in Papua, including in Fakfak. The Dutch began settlement in 1898, and as a result the town still has some colonial buildings remaining from this settlement
Gorontalo is the capital city of the new Gorontalo Province and nestles on the calm waters of the northern shoreline of Tomini Bay, on the southern fringe of Sulawesi. In Gorontalo, the weather is balmy and equatorial, and the landscape adorned by chains of mountains. This city is famous for its distinctive corn chowder known as ‘binte biluhuta’. It is made with corn, shredded coconut, cilantro leaf, and fish or tiny shrimp. You can also buy local souvenirs like ‘Krawang’ embroidery around the town centre.
Ho Chi Minh City
Take a trip down the Mekong River or navigate the city's bustling streets on foot, to gain a peek into the soul of its thriving community. Explore the historic sites and architecture of this former French colony, and marvel at the intricacies of local Vietnamese handicraft. See how Ho Chi Minh City has risen from the ashes of war, and enjoy the warm smiles that greet you the moment you set foot in the city.
Jakarta is the capital city of the Republic of Indonesia, a country of more than 13,000 islands with a population of over 180 million. As the capital city, Jakarta is a melting pot of the different ethnic groups. Jakarta is a city of contrasts; the traditional and the modern, the sacral and the worldly, often stand side by side in this bustling metropolis. Even its population made up of the ethnic and cultural groups, which is a reflection of the national motto; Unity in Diversity.
Jambi is the capital of Jambi province, on the island of Sumatra. The city is a busy port on the Batang Hari River. It is also an oil and rubber producing centre. The city is located 26km from the ruins of Muaro Jambi, an important city of the ancient Srivijaya kingdom.
Jayapura is the capital of the Indonesian-administered territory of Irian Jaya, otherwise known as West Papua. Most tourists head inland to Wamena to see the highland Danis, or down to Agatz to see the Asmat people of the south coast. You can also find places to hike around Wamena and try climbing to the waterfalls not far up Mount Cyclops which towers over Sentani.
Kaimana is a paradise located in the southern West Papua who have exotic natural marine. Kaimana’s exoticism extends from Venu Island in southwest to Triton bay in southeast. Kaimana consists of eight original tribes that are Mairasi, Koiwai, Irarutu, Madewana, Miereh, Kuripasai, Oboran, and Kuri. Kaimana which covers about 18.500 km are promising diverse attractions such as marine tourism, culture, and history. For those who love to dive, then the Namatota straits and Iris straits south of triton bay ready to greet with all the charm of natural beauty under the sea. At 30 meters from the surface into the ocean, you can explore the beauty of coral reefs and mingle with different kinds of marine animals.
Kendari is the capital of the Indonesian province of Southeast Sulawesi. The city lies along Kendari Bay. Moramo Waterfall is located 65 km east of Kendari. Some of Kendari's main attractions are its bay, nearby Bungkutoko Island, Bokori Island, and the city's many beaches. Another draw is the selling of local handicrafts and souvenirs. Handicrafts include gold and silver ornament making, filigree work, weaving, and woodworking. The silver jewelry industry is carried on mostly by the Chinese.
Kuala Lumpur radiates an exciting and enticing charm, which will no doubt pique your interest. The city affectionately known as KL, is an amazing cultural melting pot. Here, you will wander through communities of Chinese, Malays, South Indians, and East Malaysian ethnic groups, Thais, Indonesians, Sikhs and a huge community of expatriates. While each community has its own festivals, food, music, art and fashion, they also enjoy experiencing each other's culture.
Kupang, a city on the southwestern part of the island of Timor, lies in eastern Indonesia. It is the capital of East Nusa Tenggara province. The city was also an important port and trading point during the Portuguese and Dutch colonial eras. Populated by people of Papuan and Malayan descent, Kupang is a fishing community that exports sandalwood, pearls, fish and hand carved crafts.
Makassar once was the main harbor and trade center in pre-colonial Indonesia. Currently, it is a big and pleasant city, with Fort Rotterdam as its main attraction. Sunsets in Makassar can be viewed from a promenade at Penghibur Street or the Paotere anchorage in the north end of the city where the Phinisi schooners are berthed. It is a popular recreational resort for the people of the city and there is entertainment in the evening and on Sundays.
The appeal of Manado is diving the walled reefs of Bunaken. It is the essence of Northern Sulawesi, perched on the edge of the Pacific Ocean’s great volcanic arc, the ‘Rind of Fire’. Besides diving, Manado has flowered gardens, peaceful hillside sanctuaries, and steaming volcanoes . You can also enjoy grilled seafood straight from the sea, and shop for arts and craft, jewellery and embroidery from Gorontolo, woodcarvings from the Sangihe Talaud Islands, or personalised pottery from Pulutan.
As the capital of Lombok, Mataram has many large, impressive public buildings and substantial houses. The city also has lots of transport and shopping facilities. The main square in Mataram is used for art exhibitions, theater, dance, and ‘wayang kulit’ performances. In various parts of Mataram, there is a variety of old-style markets and neighborhoods producing traditional craftwork like basket ware, gold and silver threaded sarongs and wraparound garments.
Medan is the third largest city in Indonesia after Jakarta and Surabaya. It is also the largest city outside of Java Island. It is recognised for its multi-cultural society that lives in harmony, creating a unique culture blend. In Medan, each ethnic group has thousands of tasty, mouth-watering dishes which can be found in every corner of the city. There are dozens of food streets and hawker centres to satisfy your appetite at any time of the day. From the sweet Javanese cuisine, to hot Padang dishes, from savoury Chinese noodles, to spicy Indian curry, the varied cuisine is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. It is obvious why the locals are so into food. The city itself is well known for "food-tourism", especially amongst other Indonesians.
Padang is a common transit point for surfers travelling to Batu Islands and Mentawai Islands, and for tourists visiting the West Sumatran highlands. Padang, the capital of the province of West Sumatra, is mostly used by tourists as an access point to the surfing sites of the Mentawai Islands, the inland hills of Bukit Tinggi and the Kerinci Seblat National Park. The city is very pleasant with a nice promenade along the beach. Distinctive Padang architecture and friendly people are the charms of this town. Padang beach which is from Samudra Street to Puruih, is well-known for its beautiful sunset and hundreds of food stalls.
Palembang is the south Sumatra Metropolitan city and it is the second largest city in Sumatra compared to Medan. A city on the banks of Musi River, about 200km from the coast, the city has a population of 600,000. Palembang sits on fertile lands from the foothills of the Bukit Barisan mountain range to the islands of Bangka and Belitung. With land rich in coffee, tea and quartz, Palembang is also an industrial city that is endowed with stunning scenery.
Palu is the capital of the province of Central Sulawesi of a long, narrow bay. Because of its sheltered position between mountain ridges, the climate is unusually dry, making it perfect for paragliding and other activities which involve still air. Many tourists visit Palu in order to trek towards the Lore Hindu National Park located in South Palu or the famous Tanjung Karang located in northern Palu.
Pekanbaru is the capital of Riau, a province in Indonesia on the island of Sumatra. It is located on the Siak River and it has direct access to the busy strait and as a trading port. As the capital city, Pekanbaru is the major center of commerce, government, transportation and tourism for the entire region of Riau, providing wide and ample business opportunities which make trades and industries flourish. It is also the most convenient gateway to mainland Riau, from which onward travel to other parts of the province can be easily arranged.
Widely known as the Pearl of the Orient, Penang is one of Asia's most famous islands. Its natural beauty and exotic heritage have been attracting visitors for centuries. Penang today is very much an amalgam of the old and the new a bustling port, a heritage city and an industrial base. Perhaps it has more to offer per square mile than any other place in the world. For sheer variety of local, culture and food, Penang is hard to beat. In its capital Georgetown, modern skyscrapers rise from the midst of one of Southeast Asia's largest collections of intact pre-war buildings. Where else can you find a century-old church, a Chinese temple, an Indian temple, and a Muslim mosque all within a five-minute walk from one another? The seamless melding of the many people of Penang is best reflected in the delicious hawker food (available around the clock) and the adherence to traditions and customs. Travel to other parts of the province can be easily arranged.
Pontianak is the capital of the Indonesia province of West Kalimantan. It is a medium-sized industrial city located on the island of Borneo. Pontianak is renowned for its food and regional produce. The main industries are shipbuilding and the production of rubber, palm oil, sugar, pepper, rice and tobacco. It is also a trading hub between other countries and cities in West Kalimantan.
Semarang lies on the northern part of Central Java. It is a bustling mid-sized town with 1.5 million population. It has its own charm with contrasting Dutch colonial architecture and small quaint kampongs next to each other. Semarang is a busy city, with many captivating ancient monuments dating from the 15th to the 18th century AD. On the hilly side of town, there are many houses with beautiful gardens that boast of superb views overlooking the sea.
Singapore is a dynamic city rich in contrast and colour. Here, you'll find a harmonious blend of culture, cuisine, arts and architecture. Brimming with unbridled energy, this little dynamo in Southeast Asia embodies the finest of East and West. In Singapore, you can travel from the past to the future, from exotic ethnic enclave to efficient business centre, from serene gardens to sleek skyscrapers. Start your day with a hearty breakfast amidst lush vegetation with Singapore's very own orang utans. Then take a step back in time as you enter a traditional Chinese temple, Muslim mosque, Hindu temple and Christian church - all in the same neighbourhood. Enjoying the fascinating selection of food and indulge in the best of shopping that Singapore offers.
Solo is also the gateway to the largest Buddhist monument on earth, the Borobudur Temple, one of the country’s most remarkably built structures and a place of prayer and pilgrimage. A centre of power under the great Javanese kingdoms, Solo boasts two palaces the Surakarta Kraton and the Mangkunegaran Kraton. This royal city, formally known as Surakarta, is also home to some of Indonesia's more unusual ancient temples.