The rich history of Jakarta – Looking back at the rise of a capital

The name Jakarta has been used since the Japanese occupation, considered an abbreviation of the word ‘Jayakarta’. The meaning of the name is also well-known to be “city of the blessing” or “city of champion”. Here’s a little more on the history behind this city. Netherlands era During the Dutch colonization, Batavia (before the city…

The Many Hidden Treasures of Bali – Experience Bali Differently

Yes, you’ve got it right! Bali is definitely all about the otherworldly temples and romantic beaches. But is that all there is to this cluster of islands? There is a secret side to Bali that is fun and mischievous too! Let’s take a look. Horse riding on the beach? If you are getting the feeling…