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Sunrise over a Lombok beach

Novotel Hotel overlooking Mandalika Beach, just a few kilometres up the road from Kuta, Lombok is a quiet, but nice upmarket resort/hotel. With a private view of quiet Mandalika beach it is a lovely place to enjoy some picturesque sunrises. 

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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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Breakfast & activities at a local warung in Indonesia

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Beng Mealea Temple, Cambodia

Beng Mealea Temple in Cambodia is about an hour or so from the more famous Angkor Wat Temple complex. It has similar style and is thus assumed to have been built at approximately the same time and by King Suryavarman … Continue reading

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Durian; the king of of fruits

You either love durian or hate durian. It’s smelly, creamy, tantalising and it’s one of the most unique smells of Asia. One of the treats that I always enjoy when we visit the sailing club  is stopping by one of … Continue reading

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Indonesian fisherman vs coral reefs

Kepulauan Seribu or the Thousand Islands are a chain of islands to the north of Jakarta’s coast. They consist of a string of 110 islands stretching 45 km north into the Java Sea. Described as possibly the best coral reefs on … Continue reading

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Conservation: Releasing Hawkesbill Turtles into the wild at Sunset

The hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) is a critically endangered sea turtle belonging to the family Cheloniidae. It is the only extant species in its genus. The species has a worldwide distribution, with Atlantic and Pacific subspecies. Human fishing practices … Continue reading

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Scenic waterfall in Kuningan, Central Java

Nearby Kuningan is a beautiful and rather scenic waterfall. The road is somewhat tricky to get to, perhaps 20-30 minutes via a local Angkot and then you will need to walk another 15 minutes through the park to get there, … Continue reading

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Petronas Twin Towers Dominate the KL skyline

Petronas Twin Towers:- Visitors may pick up passes to marvel at the view from the Skybridge (level 41-42), one of the highest suspended bridges in the world. Entry is free but limited to the first 1200 who show up.

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Chinese New Year Celebrations at a Jakartan Mall

The acrobatic barongsai ( or lion dance) entertaining hundreds of people at Pondok Indah Mall for a week prior to Chinese New Year in Indonesia.

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