Just an hour’s drive away from Kuta ; Pura Luhur Uluwatu is a temple atop the edge of a rocky cliff on Bukit Peninsula, the southern most point of Bali. Founded by a Javanese Hindu priest in the 10th century, the temple is dedicated to the God of elements Bharata Rudra. Considered one of the [...]
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Travel and Beyond by Rosemarie John portrays a kaleidoscope of all things travel related mixed with just the right dosage of history and culture.
Rosemarie John has written 161 articles so far, you can find them below.
Seeing the insides of the sleek supersonic Concorde would have been but a dream for many, but today visitors to the Intrepid Museum are allowed access to a real treat - a seat inside the Concorde’s luxurious first class cabin inclusive of an up close look inside her sophisticated flight deck. The Concorde is a [...]
On transit in Changi? Here’s what you can do… Launched in partnership with Singapore Airlines, the refreshed complimentary Singapore tour provides passengers transiting at Changi Airport an opportunity to enjoy some of Singapore’s iconic sights. Introduced in 1987, the Free Singapore Tour is part of the airport’s efforts to better serve passengers who are at [...]
Besakih Temple Built in the 11th Century, Besakih is the largest and most important temple on the island. With over 22 structures in its complex, the temple sits on the slopes of Mt. Agung, a stratovolcano and is home to the Trinity shrines dedicated to the Gods Shiva (the destroyer), Brahma (the creator) and Vishnu [...]
Located on Bali’s south-western coast of the narrow isthmus connecting the Bali mainland and Bukit Peninsula, Jimbaran Beach which was traditionally a fishing village, offers large public beaches with many recreation activities. Apart from the gorgeous sunset and smooth sand, another reason that visitors flock to the area is for the delicious spread of seafood restaurants along [...]
Built in the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and located in the Magelang District in central Java is the magnificent Borobudur, the largest Buddhist monument in the world. Constructed by the Sailendra Dynasty between 750AD-850AD with over two million stone blocks, the massive structure sits majestically in the middle of lush greenery peppered with coconut and palm [...]
American food hawker style… you don’t see that everyday! Offering western cuisine from burgers and steak to gumbo and Cajun chicken, Botak Jones is a unique way of experiencing good food at decent prices. With so many well established American franchises around the island, heading out for some authentic American cuisine can be quite an [...]
Just a five minute drive from the Adisucipto International Airport, the Sheraton Mustika Yogyakarta Resort and Spa is an ideal place to stay if you’re in town to explore the sites. Fitted with classic Javanese architecture and décor, the rooms are spacious and comfortable. Though the bathrooms seem dated and its tiles discoloured the service [...]
The Park Lying half a kilometre away from the southern coast of Singapore is Sentosa Island, an island that houses the world famous Universal Studios. A theme park for all ages, Universal Studios Singapore located within the integrated Resorts World is one of only two such amusement parks to exist in Asia. With 19 attractions [...]