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  • Bali hotels among most romantic in Asia

    Two Bali properties have been recognized as being among Asia's most romantic hotels by travel site TripAdvisor.

  • Glass expert digs into secrets of historic Venetian process

    A modern-day glassblower believes he has unraveled the mysteries of Renaissance-era Venetian glassmaking, a trade whose secrets were so closely guarded that anyone who divulged them faced the prospect of death.

  • New fashion e-commerce option launches

    A new option in fashion e-commerce that focuses on local brands launched on Wednesday.

  • Lake Toba reaches for 1 million foreign tourists

    The number of foreign tourists in the Lake Toba area of North Sumatra is expected to increase from 250,000 to 1 million over the next four years, a minister has said.

  • Where to celebrate Chinese New Year in Indonesia

    Home to many Chinese descendants, Indonesia is set to joyously celebrate Chinese New Year, locally known as Imlek, with a variety of festivities across the archipelago.

  • Korean woman raises 200 dogs saved from streets, restaurants

    Puppies bark and wag their tails as they follow a gray-haired woman through a hillside compound that shelters more than 200 dogs.

  • Taiwan county builds huge glass shoe as tribute to women

    A Taiwanese county has built an enormous glass shoe as a tribute to local women who suffered from a debilitating foot disease.

  • 3-star chef Benoit Violier found dead in apparent suicide

    Chef Benoit Violier, whose 3-star restaurant in western Switzerland with its game specialties recently topped a list of the world's best, has been found dead of a likely self-inflicted gunshot, police said Monday. He was 44.

  • Garuda Indonesia unveils new Business Class

    Garuda Indonesia has unveiled its new Business Class service following the arrival of its latest Airbus A330-300 aircraft on Monday.

  • Bali welcomes more foreign tourists in December

    Ngurai Rai International Airport in Denpasar, Bali, welcomed more foreign tourists in December 2015 compared to the same period in 2014.

  • A rejuvenating escape in Bali

    “Sorry, I'm late. I was still finishing my breakfast,” I said to Kasia, a resident yoga instructor at COMO Shambhala Estate in Ubud, Bali, with whom I was to have a private yoga lesson that morning.

  • Indonesia safe for tourists celebrating Chinese New Year: Govt

    All parts of Indonesia is safe for tourists, including Chinese citizens who are seeking to celebrate Chinese New Year in the archipelago, a Tourism Ministry official has said.

  • Indonesia joins Madrid tourism expo, promotes 10 destinations outside Bali

    The Indonesian pavilion at the Feria International Turismo (FITUR) exhibition in Madrid, Spain, attracted more than 1,000 daily visitors and secured about 300 transactions from Jan. 20 to 24.

  • Indonesian community finalist for ecotourism award

    An Indonesian ecotourism community has been named a finalist in the 2016 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards.

  • For the world's most scrutinized body, Barbie has a new look

    Poor Barbie. She had plastic surgery to become more socially acceptable. But a lot of her critics still don't like her.

  • Bali glamping resort joins Secret Retreats

    Bali’s Sandat Glamping Tents is among five new property members announced by Secret Retreats on Thursday.

  • Magical Laotian town preserved by UNESCO loses its soul

    It is officially described as the best-preserved city in Southeast Asia, a bygone seat of kings tucked into a remote river valley of Laos. Luang Prabang weaves a never-never land spell on many a visitor with its tapestry of French colonial villas and Buddhist temples draped in a languid atmosphere.

  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites under threat around the world

    A number of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites face major challenges.

  • Ecotourism projects attract more visitors to Flores

    EU-funded projects have helped increase tourist arrivals in Flores, East Nusa Tenggara, a ministry official said.

  • Balinese offerings cast a spell of harmony

    I was just finishing my lunch when I saw Ibu Kadek, one of the staff members at Munduk Moding Plantation Nature Resort and Spa (MMP) in Buleleng, Bali, weaving and plaiting palm leaves near the property's swimming pool. She smiled sheepishly when I approached her.