Blitar – Tales of Intrigue in East Java

Blitar – Tales of Intrigue in East Java

Blitar is a quiet, friendly town in East Java. From mystical lakes with god-fish legends to the stunning Bung Karno Museum honouring the founder of Indonesia, it is full of history and intrigue, as well as colourful characters. At the entrance to the Bung Karno Museum...
Makassar: A Living Maritime Heritage of Island Traders

Makassar: A Living Maritime Heritage of Island Traders

Walking towards a long line of tall traditional pinisi boats in the historic Paotere Harbour in Makassar, I caught whiffs of freshly cut timber. I watched strong, sinewy sailors navigating gangplanks with great agility, balancing neat stacks of wood on their...
Bali – Volcanoes and Beyond

Bali – Volcanoes and Beyond

The early morning light touches the rice fields with the stunning back drop of Mount Agung, the spiritual mountain of Bali I stood near the rim of Kintamani volcano, taking in the sweeping views of Mount Batur and its expansive crater lake shimmering in the early...
Kei Islands – Caves and Kings

Kei Islands – Caves and Kings

The remote Kei Islands are known to have some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, with untouched sand so powdery white that the locals refer to it as flour. This remote island chain sits in the far east of the Maluku province, close to Papua. The Fate of a King  I...
The Sea Gypsies of the Togeans

The Sea Gypsies of the Togeans

The Togean Islands form an archipelago of 56 islands strung across the Gulf of Tomini in Central Sulawesi. This string of beautiful islands has perfect, white, sandy beaches and cottage style wooden bungalow accommodation. In the Togeans you feel a million miles away...
Weh Island – Aceh: An Archipelogo Journey

Weh Island – Aceh: An Archipelogo Journey

Pulau Weh is a remote little paradise with a laid-back vibe. It offers magical beaches and abundant marine life, including vibrant, colourful corals, only 45 minutes by fast boat from the gateway city of Banda Aceh, North Sumatra. As I relax in the comfortable hammock...
Seram Island – Meeting the Nuaulu Tribe

Seram Island – Meeting the Nuaulu Tribe

Seram Island in Maluku Province of Indonesia is steeped in tradition. Deep in its mountains and along its coast, several indigenous tribes still hunt with long wooden spears and adhere to their old ways of life. The largest island in the Maluku archipelago, Seram is...
Majapahit Hotel – Romance, History and Elegance

Majapahit Hotel – Romance, History and Elegance

It was love at first sight when I first set eyes on the Hotel Majapahit, Surabaya in East Java. This glorious colonial hotel has been catering to luxury-end guests since it opened its doors in 1910. Stories about the hotel abound. World acclaimed novelists,...
PHOTOGRAPHERS AS ACCIDENTAL ANTHROPOLOGISTS by INES WYNN

PHOTOGRAPHERS AS ACCIDENTAL ANTHROPOLOGISTS by INES WYNN

If archaeology is the key that opens the door to the past and anthropology is the key to understanding the evolution of humanity, then photography could be considered the key to bringing awareness and appreciation of the work of those disciplines to the grateful...