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Lesunya bisnis hotel melati di Denpasar

Apr 03, 2015 - 4:44 PM

Jaringan hotel raksasa di Denpasar bisa menjadi ancaman serius bagi hotel hotel kelas melati Akankah mereka mampu bertahan?

Hotel melati harus beradaptasi jika ingin bertahan hidup di tengah gempuran hotel jaringan raksasa. Foto oleh Anton Muhajir

The wRap Indonesia: March 17, 2015

Mar 17, 2015 - 7:38 PM

Indonesia invites foreigners from 30 countries to visit without a visa judge frees 75 year old man in another case of log theft Miss Indonesia 2006 joins the US Army and more

Seger beach in Lombok Island, in West Nusa Tenggara province. Photo by Nila Tanzil/Rappler

Indonesia to allow more tourists to visit without a visa

Mar 17, 2015 - 1:14 PM

Australia was not included in the list of countries whose citizens will no longer require a visa

MYTHICAL BEACH. Once a year, a Bau Nyale ceremony – where locals search for sea worms – is held on Seger beach.

Indonesia prays Islamic tourism drive can draw more visitors

Feb 22, 2015 - 3:32 PM

Lombok long overshadowed by neighboring Hindu majority Bali is at the center of an Islamic tourism drive in Indonesia

SHARIA TOURISM. A local visitor prays at a beach near the town of Sekaroh on the island of Lombok in Indonesia's West Nusa Tenggara province. Photo by Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP

The wRap Indonesia: Feb. 17, 2015

Feb 17, 2015 - 4:05 PM

Police name anti graft agency head a suspect BoycottBali trends Miss Yogyakarta crowned Miss Indonesia 2015 and more

SUSPECT. The chairman of the anti-graft agency, Abraham Samad (center) surrounded by supporters at the KPK building on January 23, 2015. Photo by Gatta Dewabrata/Rappler

Hubungan cinta dan benci antara Indonesia-Australia

Feb 16, 2015 - 8:52 AM

Partai Seks Australia mengajak warga negeri Kanguru memboikot pariwisata di Bali tapi tak semua anggotanya setuju Lalu bagaimana love and hate relationship antara Indonesia Australia selama ini?

Will Australians boycott Indonesia over Bali Nine executions?

Feb 13, 2015 - 1:15 PM

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop warns Jakarta against underestimating the strength of feeling within the Australian public for the Bali Nine pair

VIGIL. Australians holding candles during a vigil for "Bali Nine" death row inmates Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan in Sydney on January 29, 2015. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

The wRap Indonesia: Jan. 7, 2015

Jan 07, 2015 - 1:59 PM

A planned ban on super cheap airfare Indonesia s plan to increase its tourism promotion budget almost 5 times a popular singer busted for drugs again and more

Memanfaatkan sepak bola untuk jualan pariwisata Indonesia

Oct 27, 2014 - 1:38 PM

Kementerian Pariwisata Indonesia dapat memanfaatkan sepak bola untuk memasarkan Indonesia untuk menarik jumlah kunjungan wisatawan asing

Defender Atletico Madrid Diego Godin merayakan golnya ke gawang Malmo FF dalam pertandingan di UEFA Champions League, 22 Oktober 2014. Foto oleh Javier Soriano/AFP

Lombok: The island of breathtaking beaches

Oct 19, 2014 - 4:12 PM

Just a 2 hour flight from Jakarta Lombok offers a wealth of gorgeous beaches that are far less crowded than in neighboring Bali

MYTHICAL BEACH. Once a year, a Bau Nyale ceremony – where locals search for sea worms – is held on Seger beach.

West Sumatra: Top 6 must-see spots

Oct 04, 2014 - 9:31 AM

From gigantic granite cliffs and palm tree lined beaches to historic palaces and architectural feats West Sumatra has it all

HISTORIC PALACE. Istana Baso Pagaruyung is the former royal palace housing the Pagaruyung Kingdom

Liburan ke Jepang dipermudah tanpa hambatan visa

Oct 01, 2014 - 2:15 PM

Visa kunjungan ke Jepang hanya berlaku untuk kunjungan selama 30 hari dan sesuai namanya tidak berlaku untuk perjalanan dengan tujuan bekerja

HONEN-IN TEMPLE. If you visit Japan, don't miss this peaceful place. Photo by Tanya Lim/Rappler

Sawahlunto: Journey to a historic coal mining town

Sep 20, 2014 - 4:20 PM

Tourists flock to the hills of Sawahlunto for a nostalgic trip that includes tales of slavery trance inducing dances and some of the finest cloth sarongs in Indonesia

TIME TRAVEL. The old mining town of Sawahlunto in West Sumatra is steeped in history and legend. All photos by Nila Tanzil

Cendrawasih Bay: Where whale sharks visit every day

Sep 13, 2014 - 9:04 AM

In most parts of the world swimming with whale sharks is a seasonal event But in Papua s Cendrawasih Bay which boasts of 40 meter visibility these gentle giants visit every day

GENTLE GIANTS. Whale sharks, seen here at Papua's Cendrawasih Bay, weigh an average of 9,000 kilograms. Photo by Muljadi Pinneng Sulungbudi

Japanese divers rescued after days missing off Bali

Feb 18, 2014 - 8:23 AM

The divers were found clinging to a coral reef in rough waters off the Indonesian resort island of Bali 3 days after they went missing

RESCUED. Indonesian rescue team evacuate a Japanese tourist at a beach in Sanur, Bali, Indonesia, 17 February 2014. Made Nagi/EPA

Bali bombing victims search for closure 10 years on

Oct 11, 2012 - 4:04 PM

A decade after suicide bombers brought carnage to Indonesia s resort island of Bali survivors have returned to the scene for a commemoration service with many determined to finally banish memories of an atrocity that left 202 dead

This picture taken on October 9, 2012 shows Jan Laczynski, a relative of victims, laying an angel doll at the 2002 Bali Bombing memorial in the Kuta tourist area near Denpasar, on Indonesia's resort island of Bali. A decade after suicide bombers brought carnage to Indonesia's resort island of Bali, survivors have returned to the scene for a commemoration service on October 12, 2012 with many determined to finally banish memories of an atrocity that left 202 dead. AFP PHOTO / Bay ISMOYO