Written by Jiayi Ng
Can’t stand the sweltering hot summer weather any longer? You don’t have to fly overseas to escape the heat. At these uncharacteristically chilly places in Indonesia, you can have all the romantic dates you’ve ever wanted – all without breaking a sweat.
1. Visit Ruteng, Flores’ very own Prague city,
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Where an ancient cathedral and relics take you back in history.
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See the spider web rice fields, and head to Labuan Bajo –
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Or if you’d rather, ascend to Wae Rebo.
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At this traditional village, 1,130 metres up high,
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You’ll shiver in your boots as you admire the starry night sky.
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Open your eyes to a traditional way of life,
Through food, play, and talk – don’t be shy!
2. There’s Pura Ulun Danu Bratan in Bedugul,
Where you can watch the sunset over waters so blue,
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Take a boat ride along the cloudy mountain view,
And walk in a garden too pretty to be true.
Pick fresh and sweet fruits at Bali Strawberry –
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A self-made milkshake is bound to make your love happy.
Or spend a romantic night at Munduk Moding Plantation,
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The infinity pool will have you feeling like you’re looking down on creation.
Don’t forget to take a dip at Sekumpul Waterfall,
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Where the peaceful atmosphere will have you in awe.
3. And how could we forget Bandung, the Paris of Java,
Where European-style hotels will have you feeling like a Raja.
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Climb up Tebing Keraton for stunning pine trees,
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And chill at Dusun Bambu, where there’s a view and a feast!
At Kawah Putih, you’ll find a white lake so surreal,
Where dreamy fog will make that photoshoot ideal.
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4. Welcome to Lake Toba, the lake within a crater,
Where mountains surround and the views only get better.