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‘Om Swas­ti­astu...’

Span­ning over 17,000 is­lands, In­done­sia is so rich with dif­fer­ent cul­tures, tra­di­tions, food and so much more. Each area has its own unique age-old rit­u­als and recipes that make this na­tion great. As a me­dia provider de­voted to travel, tourism and life­style in In­done­sia, we present you a spe­cial theme for this edi­tion where we fea­ture more sto­ries from sev­eral parts of the coun­try.

Al­though the ma­jor­ity of Hindu peo­ple in In­done­sia live in Bali, there are still some Hindu com­mu­ni­ties through­out the coun­try. One of them is the Teng­ger Tribe who live on the foot of Mount Bromo since the day their an­ces­tors moved there af­ter es­cap­ing from chaos dur­ing the fall of Ma­japahit King­dom some cen­turies ago. The peo­ple are still loyal with their rit­u­als, the Yad­nya Kasada, where they pay trib­ute to their God and an­ces­tors. Find out more about them in ‘CRAFT & CUL­TURE.’

In this edi­tion, we also take you to the grand­est ho­tel in Yogyakarta where her­itage sites meet mod­ern life, the Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta. We re­veal our story to you in ‘REST & RE­LAX­ATION.’ We also in­vite you to ex­pe­ri­ence an an­cient beauty rit­ual from South Bor­neo at Martha Ti­laar Day and Spa, Jim­baran, which we share in ‘IN­VITE & IN­DULGE’.

To taste au­then­tic recipes, you can go to Kayu­ma­nis Resto Jim­baran that el­e­vates tra­di­tional food from across the ar­chi­pel­ago to five-star dishes. Flip through our ‘DINE & DE­LIGHTS’ to dis­cover their story. And from out­side Bali, our con­trib­u­tor Fadil Azis shares his amaz­ing pho­tos of Jakarta that he took when the city was “asleep” in ‘CAP­I­TAL COR­NER’, while Edna Tari­gan re­veals a meromic­tic lake in East Bor­neo in ‘BE­YOND BALI.’

All these sto­ries are es­pe­cially crafted for you, hop­ing that the next time you visit In­done­sia, you can go ex­plore other won­der­ful travel des­ti­na­tions in the ar­chi­pel­ago af­ter your trip to Bali. Happy trav­el­ing!

Photo Cour­tesy of Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta

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