ONLY IN INDONESIA
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!