Indonesia, Flores and Sempu Island

Wall art in Surabaya

Fufu, our journalist and traveler friend from Indonesia,  introduces us to some of the lesser visited places. She also talks about the Jazz scene in Indonesia and some places in her hometown Surabaya where you can interact with the locals. The song at the end is “Kampuang Nan Jauh Dimato” by The Upstairs.

Notes

Visiting Flores – one of the lesser visited, larger islands in Indonesia

Flores –  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flores

Riung – 17 islands – http://www.indonesia.travel/en/destination/874/the-paradisical-17-islands-riung-marine-park-of-flores

If you are in Java (where the capital Jakarta is) and have a couple of days, try visiting Sempu Island

Pulau Sempu (Sempu Island) – http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g297710-d3296788-Reviews-Sempu_Island-Malang_East_Java_Java.html

If you end up in Surabaya, and want to make local friends, head to these places.

Taman Bungkul – http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g297715-d3974881-Reviews-Taman_Bungkul-Surabaya_East_Java_Java.html

House of Sampoerna  – http://houseofsampoerna.museum/e_visitorinfo_openinghours.htm

Jazz festivals in Indonesia

Java Jazz – http://www.javajazzfestival.com/

Jazz Gunung – http://www.indonesia.travel/en/event/detail/868/jazz-gunung-2014-jazzin-up-mount-bromo


Song at the end, thanks for the band for releasing the song under a Creative Commons License

“Kampuang Nan Jauh Dimato” by The Upstairs – http://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_Upstairs/CCIDAP2012/06_Kampuang_Nan_Jauh_Dimato

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