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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YOGYAKARTA ITINERARY: 8 Best Things to Do; Asta Alvarez; The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog

Asta Alvarez was ecstatic. She breathed in the afternoon air and whispered, “Hello Jogja! We meet again.” From Jakarta, her plane landed at Adisucipto International…

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5 things to do in Borobudur, besides visiting the temple; Stefanus Ajie; AsiaOne

Recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site, the Borobudur temple in Magelang, Central Java, is considered a must-see for travellers visiting the area. Located on Menoreh Hill and surrounded by the four mountains of Sindoro, Sumbing, Merapi and Merbabu, the temple also sits between the Elo and Progo rivers. Along with the temple’s majestic beauty, the natural landscape offers a view like no other. After a visit to Borobudur temple, exploring the surrounding area would be the next option for travellers…

Source: 5 things to do in Borobudur, besides visiting the temple, – AsiaOne

Komodo dragon island to remain open but only the rich can afford new…; Helen Coffey; Independent

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Komodo Island, home to the famed Komodo dragons, will now remain open next year, but with a hugely inflated entry price. Visitors could previously access the Indonesian island and Unesco World…

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Indonesia to restrict but not ban tourists on Komodo island; Linda Givetash; NBC News

More than 176,000 people visited Komodo National Park in 2018, with many coming just to see the nearly 2,000 giant lizards.

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Indonesia reverses tourist ban on Komodo Island; Eric Cheung; CNN

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Indonesia has canceled plans to close the popular Komodo Island for tourists, but will instead impose a limit on the number of visitors to protect its native giant lizard, state media reported.

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Looks like Indonesia’s Komodo Island will remain open after all. Here’s why; Sukhbir Cheema; Mashable

Apparently tourism is not a threat as the authorities had initially thought.

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Indonesia is scrapping plans to close Komodo Island to tourists; Sophie Prideaux; The National

The country’s environment minister says the population of dragons is stable…

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Five things to do in Borobudur, besides visiting the temple; Stefanus Ajie; Jakarta Post

After visiting the Borobudur temple, one can explore the surrounding area, which offers various activities, such as rafting or the making of earthenware products.

Source: Five things to do in Borobudur, besides visiting the temple

A tiger refuge in Sumatra gets a reprieve from road building; Rod Harbinson; Monga Bay

Environmental science and conservation news…

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