Pura GunungLebah–Artisans of Bali

Bali is an island and province of Indonesia and adjoins a few more islands which are not as popular as Bali, as a holiday destination. Bali is famous for its volcanic mountains, tropical weather, pristine beaches, coral reefs and the many (rice) paddy fields. In the map, Bali is located between Java and Lombok which…

Hajar Mountains – Adventuresque majesty

Oman is a gulf nation nestled in the Arabian Peninsula. The terrain is so varied that it encompasses riverbed oases, desert, and long coastlines on the Persian Gulf, Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman, which all contribute to the diverseness of the country. The capital is Muscat, which is a port city. The colossalSultan…

Khalsa Diwan Sikh Temple – A Significant Landmark

A modern-day monument, the Khalsa Diwan Sikh Temple is a powerful reminder of the contribution the Sikhs made to the development of Hong Kong. Today, it also serves as a refuge to communities of all faiths. In doing so it upholds Sikhism’s belief that all humans are equal. The temple is located in Wan Chai,…

Surakarta’s history – Steeped in rich tradition and cultural heritage

Surakarta, also known as Solo, is located in Indonesia. It is surrounded by the Karanganyar Regency, Boyolali Regency, Sukoharjo Regency and the Solo River. Till 1744, this city was a simple village. In 1742, then King, Pakubuwono II backed the Chinese against Dutch settlers, resulting in the then capital Kartasura being sacked. The King then…