Feb 04, 2023 Last Updated 3:56 AM, Jan 31, 2023

Tourism

Tourism in question

In our new edition, Inside Indonesia explores different perspectives on tourism.

Suharto'€™s last erection

Nationalism and every-day tourism.

Waiting for Ngaben

Kuta Beach ceased some time ago to be what the brochures say it is. For Robert Goodfellow, the piles of plastic rubbish are signs of a deeper malaise.

Ecotourism: can it save the orangutans?

RACHEL DREWRY investigates ecotourism as a conservation tool.

Togians: ecotourism is not the answer

While others hope environmentally sensitive tourism will help the Togian Islands, KATE NAPTHALI wants to beef up traditional industries instead.

Sun, sand and smoke

Air crashes, riots, smog, and a currency crisis dented tourist arrivals in 1997. But, says ANNA KARIN EKLÖF, newly rich Asian tourists will save the industry in the long term.

Sulawesi on two wheels

MICK COOPES drags a bicycle through the wilds of Toraja, South Sulawesi.

Volunteers rescue reefs

HELEN LANDYMORE found herself surveying rare birds and fish in stunning locations when she joined an Operation Wallacea expedition.

Whose tourism? Balinese fight back

CAROL WARREN reports on developments at Padanggalak, where outside money and graft encounter strong opposition.

Back to the roots

After the bomb, community tourism needs a boost

Snakefruit -n- seaweed

Bali’s new Village Ecotourism Network provides an alternative to mass tourism.

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