6:10 am November 18, 2014 | No Comment
Sponsored by French oil giant Total, the Sei Mahakam Festival highlights the subcultures and peoples of East Kalimantan’s Kutai Kertanagara district, many of whom depend on the Mahakam river for trade, travel and livelihood.
6:42 pm November 12, 2014 | No Comment
Imam Bonjol was born in Bonjol, West Sumatra, in 1772 with the name Muhammad Syahabuddin — one of several monikers he adopted throughout his life, the other being Peto Syarif. He was given the honored title of “Tuanku” (roughly translated as “My Lord”) when he became a Muslim scholar, or ulema, and leader of his hometown.
12:49 pm November 6, 2014 | 1 Comment
Betung Kerihun National Park is the biggest conservation area in West Kalimantan province, covering 800,000 hectares of Kapuas Hulu district. The park is directly adjacent to Sarawak, Malaysia, and is part of a joint cross-border conservation area with Lanjak Entimau Wild Life Sanctuary (LEWS) and Batang Ai National Park in Sarawak.
8:10 am October 24, 2014 | No Comment
Mashhad, Iran’s second-largest city and the capital of Khorasan province, is around 900 kilometers east of Tehran. It’s an important city for Shiite Muslims because it houses the mausoleum and shrine of Imam Reza, the seventh descendant of the Prophet Muhammad and the eighth of the Twelve Imams of the Twelver Shiite sect.
9:39 am October 15, 2014 | No Comment
The Thai tourism resort of Koh Samui doesn’t have that crass commercial feel of similar sites in Bangkok, Phuket or even Bali; there’s none of that nickel-and-diming that so frequently mars the travel experience elsewhere.
4:45 pm October 13, 2014 | No Comment
There are things that can be prioritized in the Swiss city of Lucerne if one only has less than a day to visit. Top of the list should include exploring the city’s various landmarks, including that of the mournful lion sculpture carved on the edge of a stone cliff surrounded by a body of water.