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Cover Story 'Berastagi- Expedition' Garuda Indonesia Colours Magazines March 2015 Edition
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Cover Story 'Berastagi- Expedition' Garuda Indonesia Colours Magazines March 2015 Edition

It was a pleasant surprise to be contacted by the editor of Garuda Indonesia 'Colours' Inflight Magazines and asked to travel to Berastagi. I've done this trip mid January 2015, the purpose is to cover the exciting places, food, hiking mount Sibayak and of course took photos to be featured in the magazines. Surprisingly, they decided to also featured my photo as their front cover page for the month of March 2015 together with...

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Suwandi Chandra Photography & Pentax in Focus Jakarta Photo & Digital Imaging Expo 2015
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Suwandi Chandra Photography & Pentax in Focus Jakarta Photo & Digital Imaging Expo 2015

Happy Chinese New Year 2015 to Everyone who celebrate! Good News! If you love photography, want to learn more about it and also want to find out more about Pentax products. You can come and visit FOCUS Expo 2015 as part of 21st Mega Bazaar Consumer Show 2015. From March 4-8, 2015 at Jakarta Convention Center Senayan (JCC) Cendrawasih Hall - Booth C6a. You will get FREE Workshop, FREE Photo Session and FREE test drive all...

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Driving Through New Zealand South Island and Witnessing Its Natural Wonder
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Driving Through New Zealand South Island and Witnessing Its Natural Wonder

New Zealand has 2 main islands, North island and South island. In this opportunity, I decided to visit the New Zealand South island, because of my interest in nature which this island can offer. The easiest way to start your journey in this island is by flying to one of the main city Christchurch. I start my journey by renting a car at the airport, and since this is summer time, it would be advisable to make the booking...

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The Archipelago Journal: Sibolga - Garuda Indonesia Colours January 2015
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The Archipelago Journal: Sibolga - Garuda Indonesia Colours January 2015

With daily Garuda Indonesia flights to Pinangsori,  Colours takes a closer look at the historic and natural intrigue of an often-overlooked destination. Words and photography by Suwandi Chandra [caption id="attachment_2374" align="aligncenter" width="430"] The island of Silabu Na Menek with its impressive 70m-high cliff face.[/caption] Sibolga lies on the western coast of North Sumatra, facing the Indian Ocean....

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The Hidden Beauty of Sibolga & Beyond
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The Hidden Beauty of Sibolga & Beyond

This previous month I have an opportunity to visit Sibolga again. It is different compare to my previous visit to this part of  Northwest coast in Sumatra, Indonesia. Previously, I used car; It might take 10-12 hours of bumpy journey from Medan city which is one of the common way everyone that want to visit Sibolga. But now, I took Garuda Indonesia flight which was just commence their flight several months ago. With their...

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Hiking & Trekking Trip to Kawah Putih, Dolok Tinggi Raja - North Sumatra
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Hiking & Trekking Trip to Kawah Putih, Dolok Tinggi Raja - North Sumatra

If you ever visit Medan, North Sumatra, you might have been to Lake Toba, Bukit Lawang or Brastagi. Recently people in Medan discovered a place called Tinggi Raja. You might want to consider visiting this place which they called 'Hot Snow' or 'White Crater/Kawah Putih' area because the ground is composed of white limestone and  it has the beautiful blue hot springs pool. The scenery here is amazing and kind of strange to...

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Spending Summer Holiday in Historic City Savannah, Georgia
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Spending Summer Holiday in Historic City Savannah, Georgia

Savannah is the oldest city for the state of Georgia in US. As you might know, Savannah has a very famous and old riverside boardwalk where all the shop and tourist will visit first. During my stay here, I chose to stay at Hyatt Regency Savannah which is located right at the Riverfront Plaza. The great thing about this hotel is the strategic location and definitely the view from the comfort of your room. [caption...

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Several Ways to Explore and Enjoy Taipei City
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Several Ways to Explore and Enjoy Taipei City

Personally, I have been to Taipei city for several times, but this time it was different, since the purpose for the visit was business purpose. But, I took 2 days to explore this beautiful and clean city once again and in a different way. Normally, if we are talking about big city especially the capital of the country, the first thing will be a bustling city with skyscraper and shopping. [caption id="attachment_1835"...

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Samosir Island
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Samosir Island

[google_map type="ROADMAP" zoom="8" lat="2.5833" lng="98.8167"]Samosir Island[/google_map] [caption id="attachment_933" align="alignleft" width="210"] Me at Tele Area, Samosir Island[/caption] Samosir island is an island located at the center of largest volcanic lake in the world - 'Lake Toba'. It's not a secret that I want to visit this island every time I made a trip down to Lake Toba or Parapat city but never have a...

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Christmas 2013 in Manado, North Sulawesi - Part 2
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Christmas 2013 in Manado, North Sulawesi - Part 2

For Part 1 (Click Here). [caption id="attachment_1255" align="aligncenter" width="540"] Bunaken National Marine Park[/caption] The weather in Manado during December month will be full of rain. The next couple of days we got raining and bad thunderstorm which prevent us to go out to the ocean and visit Bunaken. So, to make our trip interesting, we decided to do some culinary tour since Manado also famous for their spicy...

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