culture and nature

Explore Indonesia’s Raja Ampat Islands Aboard a Luxurious Phinisi Cruiser

What is it? The Raja Ampat Islands, in Indonesia’s remote West Papua province, appear on the bucket list of many a diver. Some stay in the handful of low-key resorts, others reach the islands by liveaboard dive boat. Another way is by creating a bespoke tour, with itinerary and companions of your choice, and this is where charter vessel Rascal comes in. Launched in mid-2017, the wooden phinisi cruiser, built by traditional Konjo

Raja Ampat Easier to Reach Thanks to Garuda's New Jakarta-Sorong Service

National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia is set to launch a daily return flight between Jakarta and Sorong beginning March 10, as it aims to increase access to the West Papua province and its famed tourist destination of Raja Ampat. Nina Sulistyowati, Garuda Indonesia’s marketing and IT director, said the services would make it easier for tourists, both domestic and foreign, to be able to directly reach Raja Ampat, a maritime tourist area

Papuan Peak Festival, Let's Share to Indonesia's Remote Areas!

Many social activities in Indonesia to help the community, especially in areas that are still untouched by the government. One of them is the “Papuan Peak Festival” (FPP) organized by Association of Rainforest Rimba and Mount Wanadri as well as Yayasan Indonesia Mengajar. The activity aims as a space of interaction between the community and Wandiri. Hopefully, people can share and understand the ins and outs about Papua. 1. “Papuan