Founded in 1976, Jakarta’s Textile Museum pays tribute to the history of one of Indonesia’s most celebrated industries. Across the entire Indonesian archipelago locals have handwoven and dyed fabrics for centuries, with each island producing its own distinct style influenced by its culture. The museum, which aims to conserve traditional... more »
Trip to Indonesia not quite long enough to see the whole place? Taman Mini Indonesia has you covered. Meaning ‘Beautiful Indonesia in Miniature Park’, this place claims to be “a whole country in one park” – and it doesn’t disappoint. Get set to discover the best of Indonesia’s 13,000 islands... more »
A charming combination of nostalgia and locally made goods makes the Sarinah Department Store more than a little bit special. This place is credited as Jakarta’s first shopping complex and the first in Indonesia to come with escalators. Ditch the heaving marketplaces for an afternoon and get a taste of... more »
Dating back to 1961 and built to celebrate Indonesia’s independence, the National Monument is a key landmark on Jakarta’s skyline. In fact, this towering structure is visible from all of the city’s western neighbourhoods. A popular meeting place for locals and an attraction for tourists, the monument is surrounded by... more »
Located in the charming Menteng precinct of central Jakarta, the Jalan Surabaya Antique and Flea Market is a local institution. This place, which dates dates back to 1974, is in itself a little slice of Jakartan history – many of the vendors today are descendants of the city’s early antiques... more »
I saw it pushing the horizon out of the way, more imposing than the ones that had preceded it.
A big wave. The biggest wave. I’d been waiting for this wave all day. In fact all my life. I had been dreaming for years of surfing a wave this big.
The others were going to get caught in the wave’s power, likely to be held under water until their lungs screamed. [...]
It’s been five years since P&O introduced a ship to its Australian fleet, but in November the cruise line is adding two more.
Named in a competition that attracted more than 30,000 suggestions, the new Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden are getting ready to forge the way to fresh destinations, from as close as your capital city to as far as south-east Asia.
The sister ships are set to share the love by offering departures from seven major cities. [...]