Indonesia Area Guide

Everything you Need to Know about Indonesia

When one thinks of Indonesia one's mind immediately jumps to beach scenes on Bali and the wonderful surfing there but there's much, much more to the world's biggest Muslim nation. 'The Big Durian' – Jakarta – is a hodge-podge of culture, vibrant nightlife and fascinating street scenes while inland on the island of Java is Yogyakarta – the centre of fine arts and puppetry. The islands of Bintan and Batam as well as Lombok are idyllic retreats featuring hidden coves, white-sand beaches and perfectly formed bays while Bali itself is alive with culture, a lively nightlife and world-class surfing. Enjoy Indonesia - it is a land of surprising contrasts and rich hospitality.

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Popular Indonesia Area Guide

  • Bali

    Bali is a stunning tropical island bathed in beauty.  With mystical temples, colourful festivals, unique arts and Read More»

  • Jakarta

    Jakarta, Indonesia's capital and largest city, is often referred to as ‘The Big Durian’ – the popular but rather pungent Read More»

  • Yogyakarta

    Yogyakarta, referred to as the main gateway of Central Java, is renowned as being the centre of Javanese fine arts and Read More»

  • Batam Island

    Batam is a small yet charming island, strategically located close to the Malacca Strait and Singapore. Only 45 minutes Read More»

  • Bintan Island

    Bintan is an idyllic retreat that has enjoyed a surge in popularity in recent years, particularly amongst Singaporeans Read More»

  • Lombok Island

    Lombok, east of Bali and accessible by plane or boat, consists of pristine sandy beaches and hilly terrain and fringed Read More»

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Gili Islands

Gili Islands

Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air are three small, picturesque islands off the coast of north-west Lombok that have Read More...

Samosir Island

Samosir Island

Samosir Island is located in Lake Toba, a large crater lake in northern Sumatra. Slightly smaller than Singapore, Read More...



'Papua' usually refers to the entire western half of New Guinea despite its division into separate provinces. A central Read More...



The world's third-largest island, Kalimantan represents nearly 30% of the nation’s land area, but less than 5% of the Read More...



Sumatra, Indonesia's largest island and the world's sixth largest, neighbours Java separated by the Sunda Strait. To the Read More...



Java, the 13th largest island in the world and fifth largest in Indonesia, is divided into four provinces, and two Read More...

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