Nicknamed the “Emerald of the Equator,” Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago with over 18,000 islands. Its 54 national parks include the Komodo National Park, home of the Komodo dragons, and Bunaken National Park, famous for its marine biodiversity. Book your flight to Indonesia with Royal Brunei Airlines and savour a halal meal as you arrive ready to discover the country’s tropical beauty.
Immerse yourself in Indonesia’s history at the National Museum of Indonesia where you’ll find stone sculptures, pre-historic relics, and royal treasures. Then go to the Masjid Istiqlal, the largest mosque in Southeast Asia, and enjoy a quiet moment of reflection while you listen to the bedug drum signalling a call to prayer. While in Jakarta, don’t forget to try the bebek goreng — fried duck served with rice.
Start your journey at the Cheng Hoo Mosque, a unique mosque that blends oriental architecture with Islamic traditions. Then go to the Sanggar Agung Temple, where you’ll find lunar festivals, traveling artists, and its iconic dragon statues. Finally, stop and pay your respects at the Heroes Monument as you make your way east to watch the fishing boats return home at Kenjeran Beach.
Enjoy a relaxing stroll along Kuta Beach as you watch the sunset. Then, go to Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park and lose yourself in the rhythms of Bali’s famed Kecak dance. You can also go birdwatching at West Bali National Park, where you may spot an elusive species among the canopy. Before you leave Bali, you must try the pisang rai — a sweet and savoury coconut and banana snack.