Mount Bromo, which is part of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park (TNBTS), is one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations. Located in East Java, the active volcano is nestled in the regencies of Probolinggo, Pasuruan, Lumajang and Malang. The name Bromo is said to derive from Brama (Brahma), a Hindu God. Until now, Mt. Bromo is still considered a holy place for Hindus, making it a location for the annual Yadnya Kesada ceremony. Tourists usually spend one to two days marveling at the sunrise and the crater. But the place also hosts other attractions worth exploring. How to get there From Jakarta, most people travel to Mt. Bromo by air, which only takes around 1.5 hours. Going by train or bus would mean spending up to 15 and 20 hours on the road, respectively. Air travelers can fly through Juanda International Airport in Surabaya or Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport in Malang. Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport is much smaller than Juanda … [Read more...] about Jakpost explores Mount Bromo
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Want to meet your persona when traveling? (philstar.com) - June 12, 2018 - 10:00am MANILA, Philippines — We can travel with our closest family members and longtime friends, and still find ourselves arguing where to stay, what to eat, and how to spend the day, among others. This is because each of us has a unique personality, which always reflects in whatever we do — traveling included. But this doesn’t necessarily mean we can’t travel with different-minded individuals. Differences do make each other’s company enjoyable and exciting. The key, therefore, is knowing who you are when traveling, and the same goes for your friends and family. This way, you all learn to compromise and meet in the middle as travel buddies If this got you curious, answer the questions below to find out who your travel persona is. Now that you know your travel persona, use it to your advantage. It can help you … [Read more...] about Want to meet your persona when traveling?
Located in Indonesia’s eastern region, the island of Sumba in East Nusa Tenggara is home to a preserved ancient culture and breathtaking nature. As locations are spread far apart and require hours of driving to travel between them, it is recommended to set aside several days to explore the island, as well as hire a car for safety reasons. Some parts, such as major areas across Southwest Sumba regency, also lack electricity access, meaning the roads are pitch black after dusk. Despite the long drives, the stunning views will most likely keep you charmed along the way. Here are some of the best destinations to visit on the island. Read also: Jakpost explores Sumba Weekuri Lagoon An 8 percent discount is available for all hotel bookings made via the above link until May 31 using 'AGODA8u2' as a voucher code. (Agoda/File) Weekuri Lagoon is located in North Kodi, Southwest Sumba. It is one of the most popular destinations as the turquoise waters lure both locals and visitors … [Read more...] about Jewels of Sumba
The island of Sumba in East Nusa Tenggara is known for its fascinating tribal culture, unique megalithic tombs and distinct landscapes.Tucked away in Indonesia’s east, many parts of the island are still mostly untouched by modern civilization, affording visitors a vivid glimpse into ancient history.Read also: Seven things to know before visiting SumbaHow to get thereBy airSumba has two airports, one in the western end of the island and the other in the east. Both airports have daily connections with Jakarta with a transit in Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar, Bali.The choice of airport depends on visitors’ personal preferences and planned travel route to explore the island.Arriving in the west would mean diving head first into the rich heritage of tribal culture and wild nature the island has to offer.The eastern side of the island, meanwhile, is more modern, yet still hosts its fair share of picturesque landscapes, as it is home to the island's vast savannah and … [Read more...] about Jakpost explores Sumba