Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Yogyakarta designated as World Batik City

In the event the World Craft Council/WCC in Beijing China

Street of Malioboro, Yogyakarta

A festive occasion of World Craft Council - WCC in Dongyang, Zhejiang Province, China on 18-23 October 2014 establishes the city of Yogyakarta as the World Batik City on the 50th anniversary of the organization.

Malioboro in Nighttime

Through a series of review of batik centers in the city, so the assessment team can immediately start viewing the whole process of batik making, as a material of assessment. The City won the award after competing with six cities in six countries in the Asia Pacific.

Batik Sekar Jagad

Batik is a craft that refers to the craft tradition with its long history in Indonesia, became an integral part in the entire region, particularly in the provinces of Yogyakarta and surrounding areas are rich in tradition and has high artistic value and historical priceless.

Batik from Solo

The appointment as the city of Yogyakarta batik world, bringing fresh air to the central region of batik, such as Giriloyo Village in Bantul near Yogyakarta, and other places known as the City of Batik, such as Solo, Pekalongan, Cirebon and other cities.

Javanese Batik

The world will get to know the community and surrounding area with its batik trademark, complete with a view of the tourists who were in the city, both in terms of history, art, to the batik artisans that have economic and social value.

(Source Tribune Jogja, Travel Kompas /Images Wahid Ar, K Effendi)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Preparation if you want Exercising while Traveling

Tourist attractions that allow for travel while exercising

Travelers have known for a long time during their trip can be done in conjunction with a hobby for sports, tourists began to pay attention because of the many sites that allow people to travel while exercising.

Some types of tourism activities at the same time satisfying hobby for exercise, such as diving, surfing, swimming, rafting, paragliding, rock climbing, golfing and others.

Of course we need a preparation, isn’t it?

Need to do research. Give time to browse the internet about tourist attractions, sporting what might be done there. For example, a sports facility, and the possible extent of the area to exercise, safety and several other supporting factors.

Preparation for improving physical strength and stamina. Traveled and exercising means ready to do activities that may be tiring. Examine health, eating healthy foods and take vitamins that can increase endurance.

Goods with sufficient and necessary purposes. Clothing appropriate to the situation on the ground, clothes to wear - thin workout clothes, training pants and sneakers. Customize the type of exercise you need, such as swimwear, and other purposes that support, if indeed you want to swim in a tourist location and so on.

Prepare the necessary drugs and medicines. Bring enough medication for the possibility of injury from sports, such as iodine, alcohol and a small plaster, besides the medicines for migraine headaches and an upset stomach.

Control and prepare the emotional stability. When the body is tired often become unmanageable emotions, remember about this! Energy is depleted by exercise can be one of the causes may be a bad mood. Always remember that you are in a location with friends or other people who are in the same situation.

Travel trip always brings excitement, exciting experience with family and friends, avoid unpleasant atmosphere, heightened emotion and so on. Pamper yourself with fun, exercise, and continue to travel.

(Source Michael - Travel Kompas /Images H Sobiran, R Kristianti)

Monday, October 20, 2014

7 Most Arrogant Cities in America

A survey of America's Favorite Places by criteria after seeing and hearing

Survey of interest to you when you are in a city when you traveled to get there, how a survey showed an arrogance that assessed understanding through sight or hearing by someone.

An interesting experience for you as tourists if they knew that a town called arrogant and deserves to have pride, based on criteria, such as bars, museums, and the elements of hygiene. Through the survey, the correspondent evaluating 38 major metropolitan areas.

1. New York. The city that won various survey categories, including art, theater, and luxury shopping. You will be surprised when at the same time the city of New York, including at the most affordable city.

2. Miami. Their peoples became the most handsome in the US population, they can be found in nightclubs, such as Miami Beach LIV or Story, which has 60 VIP tables.

3. Los Angeles. This is the area that glitters, yes it's Hollywood, lively place with beautiful actresses and handsome peoples. West Hollywoods Robertson Avenue, as an upscale shopping center, here you can have the opportunity to meet with celebrities who are shopping.

In fact the city is so well known as one of the top 10 cities that provide delicious dishes at the cafeteria category, burgers, and buns.

4. Washington DC. Try to see the beautiful homes in the neighborhood of Georgetown, or Politics & Prose Bookstore on Connecticut Avenue. National Gallery of Art, house of Leonardo da Vinci in the Americas, the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage, and musical performances every day. All special look and bring the charm. Heartening.

5. Boston. As travelers do not forget to remember this city as education city, elite university, a time down the aisle for the Harvard Bookstore or Schoenhof's Foreign Books in Cambridge. But do not forget when you're on the highway, they are very bad as the driver of the vehicle.

6. Tampa. Great shopping in SoHo, located in the South of Howard. It's nice to be in the midst of the Southside area, including the dolphin show along Bayshore Boulevard. Visit Epicurean Hotel with wine shop and delicatessen Chocolate Pi and Bern Steak House.

Tampa is known as the best city in terms of cleanliness and provide local residents feel special.

7. Dallas. Attractive city with many attractions of shopping, then Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and NorthPark Neiman Marcus has long been hallmarks Dallas. Boutique hotel The Joule, Taschen library, and the only spa imported from Texas.

The city of Dallas is known as a city with world-class museums and theaters, including the Wyly Theatre, designed by Rem Koolhaas.

(Source Huffington Post, Kompas /Images N Jalil)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Macau favored by tourists from Indonesia

Tourist area with unique heritage buildings from the Portuguese era

St Paul's Church

Traveled to Macau is becoming increasingly attractive with the presence of tourists from Southeast Asia, especially from Indonesia. The number of Indonesian tourists who visited Macau continues to grow each year, and an idol for the tourists, but significant growth began to be felt - since 2009.

The Casino of Macau

Macau rich as the area that left traces of the past, not only known as an international casino region, but the buildings are characterized by the Portuguese colonial era.

Senado Square

Special relics that are currently used as a tourist attraction, buildings with unique architecture, such as the ruins of St Paul's Church - a very iconic building, Senado Square, Macau old city, the buildings are a blend of Portuguese and Chinese cultures.

Macau Street Shops

Several factors support the increasing number of tourists are among the implementation of cultural festivals and discount shopping, culinary and cultural feast wealth pretty much held throughout the year, especially from October to early January next year.

Street Market

Macau is a complete destination, not far from Hong Kong, making this region as one of the favorite destinations of tourists from various parts of the world.

(Source Antara, Travel Kompas /Images Hanna Yohana - Hong Kong)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Holiday and Getting Cheap Hotels in Singapore

5 cheap hotels/hostels in Singapore

Woke Home Capsule Hostel

Singapore is always tempting for potential tourists from neighboring countries, and Indonesia is known as the largest contributor to tourists visiting Singapore.

Moreover, when you choose a travel as a backpacker, you certainly will make cost savings in a variety of ways. Similarly, it takes place to stay in the selection.

Cheap hotel does not mean the hotel is rudimentary, it may be similar to a dormitory lodging facility with lots of bunk beds that characterizes the backpackers lodge.

Believe the price is cheaper, but the facilities and the cleanliness is maintained. Do not miss to find hotels recommended by a website, Traveloka. As a backpacker, you'll love it.

1. Woke Home Capsule Hostel – rooms start from 23.68 USD
Address: 61 South Bridge Road Riverside Clarke Quay, Singapore

2. Plush Pods - rooms start 20.75 USD
Address: 2 Tan Quee Lan Street, Singapore

3. Bunc@Radius Hostel at Clarke Quay - rooms start 20.04 USD
Address: 36 South Bridge Road, Singapore

4. Pine Hostel by Just Inn - rooms start 24.27 USD
Address: 153a Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore

5. ABC Premium Hostel – rooms start 20.05 USD
Address: 91A, 93A, 95A Owen Road, Singapore

Cheap lodging also offers many traveling companions who have the same interests, the world becomes so narrow with many friends from different countries. When you are in Singapore on a lucky day with them.

(Source Travel Kompas /Images Woke Home Capsule Hostel)

Friday, October 17, 2014

Jakarta-Singapore, the Third World's Most Crowded Route

Passengers from Indonesia is the largest contributor at Changi Airport

Changi Airport, Singapore

Changi Airport is known as the world's sixth busiest airport serving around 66 million passengers annually. The main route between the two cities in Indonesia and Singapore as a result of the close distance between the two airports, and strong connectivity between the two countries.

Not surprisingly, the number of passengers visiting from Indonesia continues to increase from year to year, as presented by Robin Goh, VP of Corporate and Marketing Communications Changi Airport, citing news from “Travel Kompas”.

The number of Indonesian citizens arrival at Changi Airport reached 3.17 million people for a year, in the period July 2013 to July 2014.

Marina Bay Sands

Changi Airport does have a lot of service flights on various airlines to destinations in Indonesia, in addition to Jakarta, such as, Denpasar, Surabaya, Bandung, Medan, Yogyakarta, Balikpapan, Semarang, Manado, Lombok, Palembang, Makassar, Pekanbaru and Solo.

River of Singapore

Singapore is so close to Indonesia, so the option for a tourist trips between the two countries became an attractive option, tempting and of course mutual benefit to each other in between the two neighbors.

(Source Ni Luh Made Pertiwi - Travel Kompas /Images Changi Airport, M Kretyawan)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Changi has become one of the attractions in Singapore

Changi Airport is not just the airport but an enjoyable shopping place for tourists

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Who could have thought if an airport with an area of 1,300 acres turns into a tourist attraction, for new passenger aircraft landing at Changi airport, they will get a different impression.

Changi International Airport has become a convenient place for tourists who will travel to Singapore, even for passengers in transit or may be simply taking the time to shop.

According to Assistant Vice President of Corporate and Marketing Communications, Changi Airport Group, Robin Goh, citing an article from "Travel Kompas", Wednesday, October 15, 2014, the price of goods at the airport which is less expensive because it is free of tax, tourists will certainly not miss the opportunity to shop at Changi.

There are facilities that you may have never imagined, 350 shops and services, 120 restaurants throughout the 3 terminals, jacuzzi, fitness center, hotel, children playground, games center, fish spa, TV lounges, to the waterslide rides.

In fact you will find a pool and themed gardens, such as the Butterfly Garden of the first in the world with 1,000 butterflies fluttering.

Like a present in a very complete shopping mall to pamper the tourists, the passengers and tourists who will go to the town of Singapore.

(Source Ni Luh Made Pertiwi - Travel Kompas /Images M Kretyawan, J Mudas, Changi Airport, wikipedia)