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Secret Indonesia: Swap Bali for these 10 lesser-known islands | Hotel Tugu Lombok

It’s strange that Indonesia, with its embarrassment of 17,000 islands, has only a few tourism hotspots. Bali and Borneo might spring to mind, and maybe the ancient ruins of Borobudur, or Jakarta for a stopover. Travelling beyond these main hubs was once an assault course of crowded ferries, rickety buses, duct-taped airplanes and electricity-rationed beach …

Romantic Hideaway at Hotel Tugu Lombok

Facing the turquoise sea and the sunrise over the majestic Mount Rinjani, Hotel Tugu Lombok is one of the most peaceful places on this earth, a dreamlike beauty that is almost otherworldly, whispering tales of romantic legends and tales of ancient Indonesian kingdoms under a million stars. Perfect for your St. Val’s day indulgence, The …

The Mystical Singhasari Temple & Dvarapala Statue

Singhasari temple circa 1907. Singhasari temple was built during the period of Singhasari kingdom, first half of the 13th century, and considered a great examples of Hindu-Javanese arts. It mark the gradual transformation of Hindu architecture into Javanese forms and also reflect the increasing syncretism of Hinduism and Buddhism. This temple was mentioned in Javanese …

The Beauty of Mt. Butak, East Java

One way to discover the beauty of East Java from above, over the blanket of cloud, is to hike Mt. Butak. Located in between the city of Blitar & Malang with elevation of 2.868 meters & categorized as non-volcanic, the other uniqueness of this mountain lay on this one spot called Cemoro Kandang, a large …