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Archive for July, 2015

ANGGUN C SASMI: The Indonesian – French culture and language ambassador Posted by on Jul 31, 2015

Anggun Cipta Sasmi known worldwide as Anggun, an Indonesian-born and French-naturalized, is an international singer-songwriter. Born in Jakarta, and currently lives in Paris. She began performing at the age of seven and recorded a children’s album two years later. Her single “Mimpi” (1989), was listed as one of the 150 Greatest Indonesian Songs of All Time…

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Explore the Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali Posted by on Jul 29, 2015

Explore the Monkey Forest in Ubud, one of the most popular tourist attractions in all of Bali. Check out the temples, carvings, fountains, and of course, the hundreds of Balinese long-tail monkeys.

10 Things I Love About Bali Posted by on Jul 21, 2015

Paradise is a word that often gets kicked around when talking about Bali, and for good reason. It’s no doubt that the Island of the Gods is one of the top vacation destinations in the world, as people flock here to relax on the beach, experience the culture, partake in countless adventures, or just party…

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Chinese New Year Celebration in Indonesia: A Road to a New-found Identity Posted by on Jul 10, 2015

In Indonesia, the Chinese New Year, also known as ‘Tahun Baru Imlek’ or ‘Tahun Baru Cina.’ However, interestingly, the word ‘imlek’ is originally from Hokkien language, which means ‘lunar calendar.’ Along with Chinese people around the world, Chinese in Indonesia celebrates this most important holiday, which begins on the second new moon after the winter solace, with…

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Snorkeling in Pemuteran, Bali Posted by on Jul 9, 2015

Most travelers to Bali only visit the south part of the island, as it’s near the airport and full of hotels. However, those adventurous folks who travel to the Island of the Gods by water from Java can start their trip in much quieter, more peaceful places than the south. Check out Pemuteran, a small…

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