Our correspondent, having so recently found the perfect calm spot, examines a few similar locations for travellers to rest their weary bones and brains.
In Search of Quiet: Places (in Indonesia) a Way Away From Elsewhere
Our correspondent, lost in the swirl, continues compiling out-of-the-way spots for a reflective traveller to consider.
How Surabaya Got Its Name, Part 2: Steel Forged in Conflict
Our correspondent ponders the role of war and bloodshed in establishing a place’s character.
How Surabaya Got Its Name, Part 1: The Shark and the Crocodile
Our correspondent shares an animalistic take on the naming of East Java’s capital city.
Reverence and Mysticism: Gunung Bromo Displays Its Might
Our correspondent egdes through the murk as a brooding volcano in Indonesia leaves an indelible psychic footprint.
Crocodile Country: How Reptiles Shaped the Course of Timor-Leste
Our correspondent recounts the tale of Lafeak Diak, the beast upon whose back East Timor now resides.
No Patience: How Lake Toba Got Its Name
Our correspondent delves into Sumatra’s history and uncovers a tale that could explain the naming of an iconic danau.
Blood Runs Everywhere: Echoes of Atrocity in Lawang Sewu
Our correspondent uncovers the memory of something sinister in Semarang.
Snapshot in Time: The Limestone Quarries of Batuputih
Our correspondent shields their eyes from the glare of Madura’s distinct mining operations.
Snapshot in Time: Lawang Sewu and the Javanese Railway
Our correspondent traces the tracks to Semarang and discovers a pivotal cog in Central Java’s rail history.
Sickle and Fire: Arek Lancor Symbolises Madura’s Spirit
Our correspondent absorbs the message of a monument that represents Madurese passion and drive.
Life is Dance: Peering Behind Topeng Dalang’s Mask
Our correspondent takes a closer look at one of Madura’s contributions to the tapestry of Indonesian heritage.