The Archipelago Journal: Padang

Halfway down the flank of the world’s fourth-largest jungle island – yet within a stone’s throw of Padang city – a unique tourism initiative is working to tackle regional problems on a local level. Colours makes a trip to Sumatra’s west coast to explore the hidden world around Rimba Ecolodge.



Wakatobi National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, covers 1.39 million hectares, making it Indonesia’s third-largest marine reserve. Colours spends some time beach-bumming in the heart of the Coral Triangle.

The Archipelago Journal: Nias

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…)