A voyage through Indonesia: tropical reefs and fearless free-divers in the eastern isles

Set sail along the eastern fringes of Indonesia’s vast archipelago to discover remote atolls home to communities of sea nomads, the world’s largest concentration of reef species, and the birds and butterflies that helped shape the theory of evolution.

Three Indonesian recipes from Lara Lee's Coconut and Sambal cookbook

These three recipes — chicken nasi goreng, spiced corn fritters and lamb martabak — are all from from Lara Lee's debut cookbook, which she describes as a love letter to her Indonesian heritage.

Cookbook author Lara Lee on Indonesian cuisine

We talk to Australian-born food writer Lara Lee whose debut cookbook offers a culinary love letter to Indonesian dishes that, as she explains, rely on a delicate balance of flavours, textures and ingredients.
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Sarawak may be Malaysia’s most musical state — here’s why

Dramatic rainforest, pristine beaches and rare wildlife are all reasons to visit Sarawak — but it’s also a place where jungle beats play long into the night. Every year Sarawak hosts the Rainforest World Music Festival, start planning a visit now.

Searching for frogs in the jungles of Borneo

Borneo’s jungle feels full of life during daylight, but it’s at night — when its wild denizens are on the hunt for food — that the forest really comes alive.

A brush with the divine: discovering Bali's identity through art

Balinese art channels the sacred, dating back to a time when it was created for the gods. With nature and life so intertwined, it’s no wonder the canvas is a medium on which to explore Indonesian identity.
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A hidden world deep within the Bornean jungle

Bario is a little corner of Borneo relatively unaffected by modern, Western influences. This community of villages is home to the Kelabit people, a largely self-sufficient tribe who will welcome you wholeheartedly into their homes — and their jungle.

Indonesia: Island hopping

Island hop through an archipelago straddling Eurasia and Australia. The product of ancient tectonic collusions, Indonesia is still a region defined by geological upheaval. Climb its smoking volcanoes, see their might mirrored in vast temples and explore the natural world where weird endemic creatures look you square in the eyes.

What to do in Ubud

Bali’s spiritual heartland is filled with ancient temples, rice paddies and jungle. Expect yoga overlooking verdant terraces, uber-local eats and traditional dancing.
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Borneo: the rules of the rainforest

In Borneo's Batang Ai National Park, the Iban tribe share their ancestral knowledge of the 140-million-year-old rainforest they call home — and help to track down its most famous inhabitant: the orangutan.

Meet the orangutans of Borneo

During the fruiting season, the chance of spotting an orangutan in Borneo's rainforest dwindles — making a sighting all the more memorable.

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