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West Kalimantan or Borneo is a province where Chinese descendant population is the majority. Statistically, Chinese ethnics comprise more than 30% of the entire population, and Malay is number two with 26%. Therefore, it is not surprising if you can find a large Chinatown here, and Singkawang Chinatown is one of the largest areas in West Kalimantan. Like many areas in West Kalimantan, Chinese culture is very prominent especially during Chinese celebrations, and various ethnics join the festive atmosphere when Chinese celebrations come....

Those who have an interest in history and are planning their next city break should check out the cities of Edinburgh and Paris. Both of these historic destinations boast a large number of world famous historic buildings for visitors to discover as well as interesting and informative museums that really make local history come alive. The Royal Mile features some of Edinburgh’s most historic buildings, including a number of interesting historic hotels. Visitors who take the time to find hotels on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile find themselves...

Words: Len Rutledge; Pictures: Phensri Rutledge The Australian Outback is a vast, dry, remote area of the country with a sparse population, well-adapted wildlife and a rapidly developing tourism industry.  Many of the well-known natural icons such as Uluru, Kings Canyon, Kata Tjuta, Katherine Gorge and the Devil’s Marbles are in the Northern territory but many of the man-made icons are in Queensland. My wife and I recently travelled 4000 kilometres through Queensland and in the process we visited many of the best sites. Here are some...

The name ”Merapi” could be loosely translated as ”Mountain of Fire” from the Javanese combined words ”Meru,” meaning ”mountain,” and ”api,” meaning ”fire.” Mt.Merapi which stands at about 2,968 meters from sea level, lies in one of the world’s most densely populated areas and dominates the landscape immediately north of the...

In addition to Raja Ampat, which is known for its wonderful marine tourism, Papua has another tourist attraction. If you have much with natural tourist destinations, why don’t you try a cultural, tribal one? Living in urban areas, you may not be familiar with the tribal life. You can enjoy it in Baliem Valley. Are you strange with the name? Perhaps; but, you will not be strange to the name “Wamena, Papua, Indonesia”, where Baliem Valley is situated. Tourism Activities Trekking tribal villages is the main tourist activity in Baliem...

“The better part of being in Athens is that the ability to explore across centuries,” says Eleni Vainas, a Greek-American writer, animator, and old resident of the capital of Balkan state. “Walking around Athens may be a living lesson. trendy is close with ancient, and art is featured throughout town in ways in which bit individuals on an everyday basis.” Any kid UN agency has taken basic...