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24 Hours in Takayama & Shirakawago
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24 Hours in Takayama & Shirakawago

Takayama (高山) is a gateway to the famous Shirakawago (白川郷) historic village. Which is famous for its location at the valley of mountains and also the architecture of its traditional houses. So, in this post I will try to show the places that you can explore just 1 day including the Shirakawago Village and also the best spot at Takayama. I will called this 24 hours in Takayama & Shirakawago. Start early in...

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Rediscover Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
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Rediscover Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

As you might know, Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is the first national park that I've ever visited here in my home country Indonesia. This past September 2017 I had an opportunity to visit this magnificent national park as part of my assignment for Silk Air for their magazines article about Bromo for November 2017 issue. With this in mind, I need to reset my mind and view about this place in order to discover more...

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Dieng Plateau & Sea of Cloud
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Dieng Plateau & Sea of Cloud

[caption id="attachment_4048" align="aligncenter" width="528"] Sea of Cloud[/caption]In this post I will show several spot for best sunrise and sunset around Yogyakarta and also Dieng Plateau. The first one would be to see sea of clouds early morning before sunrise at Taman Buah Mangunan, near Yogyakarta.[gallery link="file" ids="4049,4050,4051,4052,4053,4054"]As for sunset, there is Puncak Becici.[gallery columns="2"...

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Yogyakarta City and Beyond (Borobudur & Prambanan Temple) Part 2
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Yogyakarta City and Beyond (Borobudur & Prambanan Temple) Part 2

[caption id="attachment_4022" align="aligncenter" width="541"] Borobudur Temple Panorama[/caption]If you have extra day in Yogyakarta, you can head over to Borobudur Temple. The temple also part of UNESCO World Heritage Site. The main attraction would be the sunrise from the temple ground overlooking the Mount Merapi. You need to wake up early and go through the private entrance from Manohara Hotel because the main general...

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Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park from B29 Lumajang
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Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park from B29 Lumajang

[caption id="attachment_3935" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park[/caption]The first thing pop up in their head when people think about Bromo would be volcanoes. You will find many photos from many travelers visiting this national park to catch the sunrise from Penanjakan viewpoint. But, in this opportunity I would like to share my experience viewing Bromo from the other less known point of...

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Honorable Mention 6th Annual Mobile Photography Awards - Landscape 2016
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Honorable Mention 6th Annual Mobile Photography Awards - Landscape 2016

[caption id="attachment_3852" align="aligncenter" width="543"] MOUNT PENANGGUNGAN SUNRISE by Suwandi Chandra[/caption] Always a pleasure to see one of my photo selected as Honorable Mentions among many talented photographers in this year 6th Annual Mobile Photography Awards (Landscape Category). Short stories about this shot: Woke up early in the morning during my last day at Trawas and sitting on the wooden platform...

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SilkAir Silkwinds December 2015 Publication - Manado, Indonesia
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SilkAir Silkwinds December 2015 Publication - Manado, Indonesia

To end the year of 2015, some of my photos from my recent trip to Manado appear in Silkwinds SilkAir Inflight Magazines December 2015 issue. I took this photo from the balcony of Novotel Manado Resort and Hotel early in the morning during the sunrise. You can see the empty and serene hotel surrounding with the morning fog and also the beautiful Volcano Mount Klabat. [gallery columns="2" link="file"...

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The New York Times Travel Publication - Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park - 15th November 2015
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The New York Times Travel Publication - Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park - 15th November 2015

[caption id="attachment_3138" align="aligncenter" width="491"] Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, Indonesia. The New York Times Travel, Sunday, November 15th, 2015.[/caption] Another milestone to my photography career. This time my photos made it to The New York Times - Travel newspaper on November 15th, 2015 in 'October's 2015 Places to Go reader's pick'. You can check out the photo in the print on Sunday, November 15th,...

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Lonely Planet Traveller UK December 2015 Magazine Postcard Publication - Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
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Lonely Planet Traveller UK December 2015 Magazine Postcard Publication - Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

Extremely thrilled to have this Bromo photo published/featured in Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine December 2015 issue. The magazine will be on sale starting today, so don't forget to check out this photo on Page 10-11 inside the magazine :). Before the Dawn"This photo was taken on my first visit to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. I hadn’t prepared for the visit, I just followed my urge to witness this legendary park...

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Cover Story "Manado" - Garuda Indonesia Colours Inflight Magazines November 2015
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Cover Story "Manado" - Garuda Indonesia Colours Inflight Magazines November 2015

[caption id="attachment_3051" align="aligncenter" width="614"] Manado is the provincial capital of North Sulawesi. As a gateway to Bunaken and some of the most spectacular diving in Indonesia, the city itself is often immediately bypassed for island adventures off the coast. Colours takes the time to explore the city’s overlooked charms and discover what most visitors are missing.[/caption] Words and photography by...

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