Rammang-Rammang, a Hidden Paradise in South Sulawesi

The idea to visit Rammang-Rammang came from my friend since we have few days to spent in Makassar. The next thing I did was googling about Rammang-Rammang village and I fell in love with this place. Here in South Sulawesi, you can find one of the biggest karst mountains in the world. I was surprise…

Exploring Tana Toraja | World’s Bizarre Burial Rituals – Part 2

After our much needed rest for the night, we took Rita’s advise to rent a motorbike and explore the Southern part of Tana Toraja. Since Enos (our homestay’s owner) has motorbike for rent, therefore we rent it with him. After our banana pancake for breakfast, off we go to our first attraction of the day…

Exploring Tana Toraja | World’s Bizarre Burial Rituals – Part 1

Locally known as The Land of Heavenly Kings, Tana Toraja is one of the unique destination in Indonesia which still left untouched with tourists. Situated in South Sulawesi – approximately 9 hours bus ride from Makassar, this region is famous for it’s torajan culture, houses and their bizarre funeral ceremonies and burial rituals. Torajan people’s…

Makassar, Indonesia’s Hidden Gem

Talk about Indonesia, the first thing that comes to mind is the famous island of Bali, Jakarta, Bandung and the list goes until the whole Island of Java including rising star, Yogyakarta. Over the years, people have been flocking to these cities over and over again without noticing there are still lots of wonderful places…

Travel Guide: Indonesia (Java)

Overview of Indonesia (Java Island) Java is Indonesia’s fifth-largest island and it is home to 65% of Indonesia’s entire population. This is why the Island of Java is regarded as the most populated island in the world. The capital of Indonesia, Jakarta is also located in this island and Surabaya is the second largest city….

Jakarta: Capital City of Indonesia

[PART 5/5: Backpacking in Java Island] Highlights: MONAS Monument, National Museum, Jakarta Old Town & Others… Day 8 – 11 Skyscraper, relax and flight back to Kuala Lumpur We traveled from Bandung to Jakarta by trained and finally, we had arrived in city with skyscrapers. Hooray! It has been 8 days I had first seen tall…

Bandung: Shopping Paradise of Java

[PART 4/5: Backpacking in Java Island] Highlights: Tangkuban Perahu, Factory Outlet at Jl. Riau, Lizard Satay, Kawah Putih, Paris Van Java Day 6 – Shop till you drop! in Jalan Riau [Continue from my previous post – Semarang: The Little Netherlands] As mentioned earlier, we continue our journey from Semarang and finally – after 8…

Semarang: The Little Netherlands

[PART 3/5: Backpacking in Java Island] Highlights: Gedung Lawang Sewu, Tay Kak Sie, Semarang Old Town Day 4 – Arrived in Semarang, scammed and Simpang Lima [Continue from my previous post – Surakarta: The Forgotten City] Semarang is a city which lies in the northern part of Central Java. It is a bustling mid-sized city…

Surakarta: The Forgotten City

[PART 2/5: Backpacking in Java Island] Highlights: Solo Grand Mall for #foodporn, Sriwedari Park & Museum Radya Pustaka [Continue from my previous post – Yogyakarta: Heart of Javanese Culture] We departed from Yogyakarta around 2 p.m. and arrived in Surakarta at 3 p.m. It’s only takes an hour ride to reach this charming city which tend…

Yogyakarta: Heart of Javanese Culture

[PART 1/5: Backpacking in Java Island] Highlights: Malioboro street, Borobudur Temple, Punthuk Setumbu Hill, Mount Merapi Before I made up my mind to start my FIRST ever backpack trip, I had no idea of this wonderful city of Yogyakarta. Slowly, I get to know this when a friend of mine went there for her tertiary education…