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…

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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.

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

Environmental science and conservation news…

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Travellers Could Soon Be Banned From Visiting This Exotic Island For Good; Mike Huynh; Dmarge

Home to one of only seven pink-sand beaches in the world.

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Indonesia to bar the public from Komodo Island; The New Daily

The island home of the giant lizard, the Komodo dragon, will be closed by Indonesia’s government to allow its habit and prey to recover from tourism.

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A 3 Day Itinerary for Indonesia’s Yogyakarta; Robert Schrader; We Blog The World

Greetings and welcome to We Blog the World, an online travel and lifestyle magazine dedicated to Transformative Travel!

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Indonesia is looking to create 10 new Balis to boost tourism; Andrea Smith; Lonely Planet

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Here There Be Dragons. But Can They Survive an Invasion of Tourists?; Hannah Beech; NY Times

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Not just Bali: Indonesia hopes to develop more tourism sites; Karin Laub & Niniek Karmini; Associated Press

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Tourism Minister Arief Yahya extended his congratulations; Jakarta Informer

Tourism Minister Arief Yahya extended his congratulations on Ombillin in Sawahlunto, West Sumatra Province, being inscribed on the list…

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Little-visited UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South-East Asia; Rosie Fitzgerald; Wanderlust

A guide to 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South East Asia you probably haven’t heard of, including Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park in Vietnam, an alternative Angkor Wat in Cambodia, wildlife experiences in Indonesia, jungle treks in Borneo, temples in Thailand and Bagan in Myanmar.

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Borobudur and Prambanan: two Indonesian temples to rival Angkor Wat; Paul Kay; SCMP

Located near Yogyakarta, on the Indonesian island of Java, one is best viewed at sunrise, the other at sunset.

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