Tagged: History of Indonesia

Surabaya, City of Heroes

Mostly visited on business trips, many overlook Surabaya’s soulfoul colonial charms and footprints of fierce heroism. While most Javanese are stereotypically bound by strict aristocratic protocols and etiquette, the second largest city in Indonesia...

Aceh, The Veranda of Mecca

Passionately called the “Veranda of Mecca”, this predominantly Muslim province in Indonesia was devastated by a shattering earthquake and catastrophic tsunami at the end of 2004.  But with tragedy, comes a blessing. The province...