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Swingin’ Party

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A trip to the nature reserve of Gunung Leuser in North Sumatra brings travellers into close — sometimes too close for comfort — contact with a population of resident orangutans. Images by Kit Yeng Chan

Into the Light

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Galungan, a festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil in Hindu mythology, is one of Bali’s most colorful celebrations.

Curated Connections

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It’s one of the island’s most exclusive properties, but Cappella Ubud is forging links with Balinese communities and culture via immersive guest experiences like Keliki miniature painting classes and herbal medicine making.

Java Script

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Duncan Forgan’s interest is peaked as he discovers an activity at the height of fashion: scaling Indonesia’s mountains.

Sail of the Century

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Tracing naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace’s long way home, Marco Ferrarese voyages from West Papua to the northern Moluccas, crossing the Halmahera Sea in a traditional wooden phinisi vessel.

Komodo: Beasts Above and Below

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The Komodo dragon is surrounded in myth and mystery: a bacteria-laden mouth full of serrated teeth, 4 million year old species, and the world’s largest lizard weighing more than 150 pounds. 

Explore Bali this Summer

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Joining a handful of other destinations, Bali is open this summer for international travel.

Meridian Adventure Plans 2021 Catamaran Adventures in Raja Ampat

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Starting in 2021, Meridian Adventure plans to host an eastern fleet of 4 vessels exploring Coral Wonderland of Raja Ampat.

Four Seasons Launches Healing Village Spa at Bali’s Jimbaran Bay

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Four Seasons in Bali is taking advantage of the planet’s newfound focus on wellness and wellbeing with the launch of the 21,500 square foot Healing Village Spa opening at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay.

Capella Ubud’s Mark Swinton on the Future of Travel in Bali

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With flights set to resume on June 1 to a post-COVID Bali, Remote Lands speaks to Capella Ubud general manager Mark Swinton on the future of travel in Indonesia.

Mount Batur for the Best Sunrise in Bali

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Sunrise signals a new day, something we all desperately need right now, and the active volcano of Mount Batur is the best sunrise in Bali.

West Sumatra: active volcanoes and vanishing species

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A Great Wall, volcanoes, orangutans, and more in a Sumatra you never knew existed.