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.
Blood Runs Everywhere: Echoes of Atrocity in Lawang Sewu
Our correspondent uncovers the memory of something sinister in Semarang.
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.
Silent Waters: Bagan Platforms and Night Fishing in Indonesia
Our correspondent observes the fishing platforms that silently dot Indonesia’s waters.
In Pictures: Seven Reasons to Visit Sumenep, The Forgotten Corner of Java
Sumenep, on the island of Madura, is an oft-neglected regency of rural calm, vibrant culture, delicious food and deserted beaches. The welcome is extremely warm, too…
Aimless Wandering: Indonesian Locations Ripe for Exploration
One of the lesser-heralded joys of visiting Indonesia is that of simply exploring without purpose, as evidenced by traipsing around this selection of treasure chests.
Tradition and Lore: Intriguing Sites in Indonesia
Whilst Indonesia has plenty to entice visitors, it is the hidden depths that often offer the most compelling allure. Here are seven such examples.