Prambanan Temple; Lonely Planet

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Living bridges and supper from sewage: can ancient fixes save our crisis-torn world?; Oliver Wainwright; The Guardian

From underground aqueducts to tree-bridges and fish that love sewage, indigenous customs could save the planet – but are under threat. Landscape architect Julia Watson shares her ‘lo-TEK’ vision…

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‘Treading the footsteps to enlightenment: The mystical temple of Borobudur’; Di & Geoff East; Start Sat 60

The temple sits majestically on a hilltop overlooking lush green fields and distant hills.

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Indonesia’s Komodo dragons spark a devil of a row; Ron Gluckman; Nikkei

Plans to control tourist numbers set locals against the provincial government…

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Witness the Pink Sands and Elusive Dragons of Komodo Island in Indonesia; Sharmistha Chaudhuri; Outlook India

Flores in Indonesia promises dragons, pink beaches and manta rays—a compelling adventure awaits you…

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Used chewing gum plagues Borobudur temple; Jakarta Post

Not all visitors treat the ninth century Buddhist temple with the esteem it deserves as thousands of wads of used chewing gum can be seen covering its stone surfaces.

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Relishing the rolling hills of Val D’orcia in Tuscany; Natasha Wahyudihardjo; Jakarta Post

Explore Val D’orcia for two days and you are in for the adventure of a lifetime.

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Here’s why you should ditch Bali for Flores; Reika Kobayashi Nidhiprabha; BK

Lost in paradise.

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Could overtourism kill the Komodo dragon?; Robin McKenzie; Telegraph

It is one of nature’s truly heart thudding, soul shuddering experiences.

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A tapestry of memories — an unforgettable sibling adventure to Yogyakarta!; Elena Koshy; NST

NOT too long ago, Elena Koshy and her three sisters decided on a trip to a far-flung country for a few days. It seemed like a recipe for disaster.

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Top World Heritage National Parks in Indonesia; Indonesia Expat

For anyone who wants to spend a few days away from the crowds of big cities, national parks are a rare treat to fix that need of solitude and to be…

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Workshop on marine World Heritage in Komodo National Park; Unesco

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Buddhist Gem in the Wonder of Borobudur; Som Kanika; Khmer Times

Packed with hundreds of captivating tourist sites, Indonesia is a discovery for curious travellers and history buffs.

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‘Maybe Leonardo DiCaprio can promote Labuan Bajo?’: Local government hopes to reach stars; Eisya A Eloksari; Jakarta Post

Promotion by an international celebrity could help boost the popularity of one of the region’s main attractions: Komodo Island.

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Top 7 ‘winter’ destinations in Southeast Asia to visit for a cool holiday; Mae Yen Yap; Mashable

Here’s the top places Mae Yen Yap recommends.

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Sight Seeing in Yogyakarta, Indonesia: Natural Wonders and Man-made Marvels To Visit; Shannon Chua; City Nomads

Yogyakarta, affectionately known as Jogja, is quite a special place. The only Indonesian royal city still ruled by monarchy – Sultan Hamengku Buwono X is Indonesia’s last sultan with real political power – and is also known as the cultural capital of Java. Here are 9 scenic wonders not to miss.

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Tourists visit Prambanan temple in Central Java Province, Indonesia; Xuxin; Xinhua

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What Komodo Island’s New $1,000 Visitor Fee Means for Travelers; Megan Spurrell; Conde Nast Travel

Fees to enter the UNESCO World Heritage Site may soon jump from $10 to $1,000.

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The deadliest volcano to strike the modern world; Max Anderson; Traveller

It’s one of the most infamous volcanoes, right up there with Etna and Vesuvius.

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Komodo National Park is staying open, but at US$1,000 to visit its dragons, will anyone go?; Mercedes Hutton; SCMP

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After months of uncertainty, the Indonesian government has announced that the popular destination will not be closing to tourists. Instead, the number of visitors will be limited and a two-tier ‘membership’ scheme will be implemented.

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