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A city of culinary creativity
One of the oldest cities in the country and originally home to Chinese Emperor’s Emissary Zheng He, Semarang is an intrepid harbour for Indonesia’s spice, trade and passenger population, now infamous for its Chinese, Indian, Arabian and European cultures and cuisines. When in the city, make sure you head to the markets, shops and historic architecture.
A paradise of pink
Home to the pre-historic looking dragons, one of the 17,000 islands that Indonesia is made up of is Komodo Island, famous for its crystal clear waters and picturesque coral reefs. Dive beneath the surface and revel in the beauty of the marine life or mangroves they wander between, or head to the sands of the pink beach, one of only seven in the world! The vibrant red coral gives the crystal-clear waters a subtle pink hue so sunbathing on the sands of this location is the perfect way to soak up its beauty.
A tantalising taste of temple life
One of Indonesia’s best-known islands, Bali is a hotspot for tourists all year round, and rightly so. Totally unique and unlike any other place on earth, Bali offers stunning beach spots, surfers paradises, cultural ceremonies full of colour along with creativity and cuisine to rival them all. Visitors to Bali can choose to soak up the culture, relax on the beaches or hit the party scene and adventure in some adrenaline-filled excursions.
Go island hopping
Situated just off the north coast of Bali’s neighbouring island Lombok are the Gili islands. Three small islands that boast tropical climates, a vast array of marine life as well as stunning views across the sea that surrounds Indonesia and its smaller surrounding islands. Quiet, serene and secluded beaches make this the ultimate destination for some well-earned rest and recuperation.