Category Archives: Sports

Urban Kampung around Jakarta

Jakarta is a city where rich and poor are nestled side by side. In any area of Jakarta you can find small little villages, known as kampung small houses, side streets called gangs, and plenty of street life going on around … Continue reading

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Elsternwick Golf Course

A public golf course of nine holes in suburban Elsternwick, Melbourne on the corner of Glenhuntly Road and Nepean Hwy. (not far from St Kilda and Brighton). It is quite pretty, with plenty of mature trees, some small rivers and … Continue reading

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Sanur Beach in Bali

Sanur, on the west coast of Bali, is a relaxed and very pleasant place to stay. You can just wander up and down the beach, watch the guys kite surfing, see the traditional boats and there’s plenty of small cafes … Continue reading

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Boats at Tanjung Lesung Sailing Club, INDONESIA

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Seeing Angkor Wat from a hot air balloon

I did this a few years ago, it was only a stationary hot air balloon, but well worthwhile nonetheless. From memory it was about $20 for a 15 minute ride.

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Snorkeling and Diving Sites around Pramuka Island, Indonesia

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Hang Gliding in Byron Bay

There’s a number of places in Byron Bay that offer to teach you hang gliding or allow you to experience the thrill of flying via a tandem flight. Expect to pay $100-$150 depending on how long and who with. Obviously … Continue reading

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Microgliding over Mount Buffalo in Victoria

Microgliding or Microlighting over Mount Buffalo in Victoria. Is a cross between flying and hang gliding. You use a motor engine to get the machine up into the air and then once at a suitable height turn the engine off … Continue reading

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Biking around Lake Maninjai, West Sumatra

A short distance away from Bukkittinggi in West Sumatra there’s a lovely volcano lake called Lake Maninjai in which you could bicycles and ride around this lake (70kms). Here is the number of a place with accommodation – no doubt … Continue reading

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Bukkittinggi, Sumatra

Bukit Tinggi (which literally means high hill) is described in the Lonely Planet as the biggest tourist stopover point in west Sumatra….? I think I saw a total of 10 bule (farang) here over the past week….local tourists perhaps…it is … Continue reading

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