Ayos Purwoaji explores the hidden gem of south Yogyakarta, an area rich in natural beauty, culinary flavours, and artistic expression.
The Islamic splendour of Xi’an
One of China’s four great ancient capitals, Xi’an in Shaanxi Province is lined with fascinating historic sites, including an Islamic neighbourhood which will catch many visitors by surprise.
Archipelago Journal Mentawai
Located 160km west of Padang, the Mentawai Islands of Sumatra are the ultimate family getaway. Tommy Schultz joins the MacKenzie and Tamai families for a 10-day digital detox – surfing, diving, beach combing, and island-hopping around the stunningly beautiful Togat Nusa Retreat.
Oliver Berry visits the Greek capital outside summer to experience the city the way the locals do: drinking in the atmosphere in backstreet bars, shopping at neighbourhood markets and tasting the season’s new produce.
Located in one of the most remote parts of Indonesia, the Tanimbar Islands offer coral-fringed beaches, brilliant underwater panoramas, and a rich, multifaceted cultural heritage. For Colours magazine, Yogi Ishahib explores the gateway town of Saumlaki and surrounds.
Combine iconic sights with ventures to edgier urban locales during a classic European city break.
Archipelago Journal :Pulau Weh
Pulau Weh is a remote little paradise with a laid-back vibe. It offers magical beaches and abundant marine life, including vibrant, colourful corals, only 45 minutes by fast boat from the gateway city of Banda Aceh, North Sumatra
Where does Manila begin, and where does it ever end? Even if you’re arriving from a massive city like Jakarta, you’ll be bowled over by the scale of this, one of the world’s most populous urban centres.
Jealously guarded for decades as a ‘secret spot’ by surfers, Nias Island as a whole seems to have been entirely overlooked by other travellers. Colours heads to Indonesia’s wild west to see what the country’s hidden ‘surfer’s paradise’ really has to offer. (more…)
Nicknamed ‘Kota Industri’, Batam has earned a reputation as a business centre and duty-free shopping haven. Mark Eveleigh visits Singapore’s closest island neighbour and discovers that ‘The Industrial City’ has a few surprises in store. (more…)