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Sumatra

Here’s our insider guide to Sumatra, including unique things to do, hotels, restaurants and travel tips you seldom hear from anywhere else.

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12 Affordable Lake Toba hotels where you can enjoy scenic lake views
1 month ago

12 Affordable Lake Toba hotels where you can enjoy scenic lake views

Written by Beverley Lennon While Medan is hyped for its glorious culinary scene, a real jet-setter should never miss on enjoying a lakeside vacation by Lake Toba (Indonesia version of …
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9 Affordable Batam family beach resorts with family rooms/ interconnecting rooms that can fit up to 4 adults!
5 months ago

9 Affordable Batam family beach resorts with family rooms/ interconnecting rooms that can fit up to 4 adults!

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Written by Junanto Xu Assisted by Nuy Darmadjaja Edited by Jiayi Ng So you and your kids have been slogging away in school and at work, and it’s …
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24 Scenic attractions in and around Lake Toba where you can rediscover nature
6 months ago

24 Scenic attractions in and around Lake Toba where you can rediscover nature

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Versi Bahasa Indonesia: https://indonesia.tripcanvas.co/id/sumatra/tempat-wisata-di-sekitar-danau-toba/ Written by Afina Najib Co-written by Jiayi Ng and Elsa Marie Assisted by Stephenie Bong Edited by Jiayi Ng A lake – isn’t that just a place …
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4D3N Best of Belitung itinerary for pristine beaches, island hopping, fresh seafood and spectacular scenery!
6 months ago

4D3N Best of Belitung itinerary for pristine beaches, island hopping, fresh seafood and spectacular scenery!

Written by Beverley Lennon Long weekend? School holidays or simply a treat? Time for an island getaway somewhere close by! We want something with great weather, nice beaches and unique …
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4D3N First timer best of Medan and Lake Toba itinerary with spectacular natural scenery and local street food!
7 months ago

4D3N First timer best of Medan and Lake Toba itinerary with spectacular natural scenery and local street food!

Written by Beverley Lennon Blame it on Indonesia’s diverse history – with influences from both colonisers and local customs and traditions that have resulted in a wide range of incredible …
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25 Legendary Padang street food that you can indulge in authentic local cuisine from West Sumatra
8 months ago

25 Legendary Padang street food that you can indulge in authentic local cuisine from West Sumatra

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Versi Bahasa Indonesia: https://indonesia.tripcanvas.co/id/sumatra/kuliner-khas-padang/ Written by Junanto Xu Edited by Beverley Lennon It’s no secret that once you taste the rich and glorious Padang cuisine (also known as Minangkabau Cuisine), an …
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11 Affordable luxury beachside resorts and villas in Bintan for family and friends (2 bedrooms and more!)
1 year ago

11 Affordable luxury beachside resorts and villas in Bintan for family and friends (2 bedrooms and more!)

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Written by Laura Jodoin Co-written and edited by Candice Neo Is it time for that long-awaited family holiday or long weekend getaway with friends to Bintan (again)? We love Bintan …
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14 Hidden attractions in and around Medan and North Sumatra for your off-road adventures
1 year ago

14 Hidden attractions in and around Medan and North Sumatra for your off-road adventures

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Written by Elsa Marie Assisted by Antonius Yudi Sendjaja What comes to mind when you think about Sumatra? The iconic Lake Toba? Samosir Island and Sipisopiso Waterfall? Few travellers …
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24 Natural and cultural attractions in West Sumatra after you visit Lake Toba
1 year ago

24 Natural and cultural attractions in West Sumatra after you visit Lake Toba

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Versi Bahasa Indonesia: https://indonesia.tripcanvas.co/id/sumatra/wisata-tersembunyi-sumatera-barat/ Written by Sahiri Loing Edited by Laura Jodoin When anyone mentions Sumatra, the first place that often comes to mind is Lake Toba. But that’s not the …
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12 Unconventional things to do in Batam that will surprise you
1 year ago

12 Unconventional things to do in Batam that will surprise you

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Written by Yan Lam Liang Co-written by Cisca Lim Most of us have probably travelled to Batam before, as a short weekend getaway an hour’s ferry ride from Singapore. What …
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