Hello t-mates! With stay-at-home orders in place worldwide, you may feel bored because you can’t explore the world whenever you like. At this time, you must be patient and stay at home if you can, to save lives.
In Indonesia, the government has banned exodus (mudik) this year due to the rising cases of coronavirus. We should remain vigilant and help the government to halt the spread of the virus.
If we think about it, staying at home is not that bad. Thanks to technological advances, we can now explore the beauty of Indonesia from the comfort of our homes 🌍😍
Virtual Tour to See Indonesia’s Stunning Landscapes
Even though you can’t travel Indonesia physically now, you can take a virtual trip across Indonesia. Virtual tours can take you pretty much anywhere from exploring paddy fields in Bali to enjoying unbeatable diving experiences in Raja Ampat.
How to Explore Popular Destinations in Indonesia
Bali is a popular tourist destination in Indonesia. It is a tropical paradise with beautiful beaches, temples and waterfalls. The island has a unique dance called Kecak Dance. It is a mesmerizing dance and music performance that tells the story of Ramayana. About 100 performances continuously chanting “chak, chak, chak”. They wear chequered clothing and sit in a circle around the fire. Although you can’t go to Bali now to see the performance, you can take a look at the videos of Wonderful Indonesia by the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry.
Besides videos about cultural performances, the ministry also provides 360-degree videos and 360-degree photos so you can see Bali’s natural landscapes and exotic nightlife scene! Check out this link and enjoy your virtual tour in Bali 😎
Have you been to Banyuwangi, t-mates? If you haven’t, you should explore Kawah Ijen, a crater that has the natural phenomenon of blue fire. The blue fire was formed by the heat of the crater, combined with the sulfur. Usually, if you go to Banyuwangi, you have to see this phenomenon before sunrise. Although it takes a lot of effort, it is worth it!
However, in this current condition, we can’t explore Banyuwangi in real life. But, tiket.com can cure your longing for a holiday to this wonderful city. You can check out Indonesia.Travel Youtube account to see beautiful places there.
3. Raja Ampat
Raja Ampat is a paradise located in the eastern part of Indonesia. It is one of the best places in the world to go diving. You can swim with colorful fishes, dolphins and even manta rays in Raja Ampat, Papua. The good news is that you can transport yourself to Raja Ampat virtually by clicking this link!
Imagine yourself relaxing on the beach or snorkeling in the turquoise waters. Enjoy your virtual tour at home, t-mates.
Besides those three destinations, there are many other destinations in Indonesia that you can explore virtually such as Bandung, Yogyakarta, and Labuan Bajo.
Besides the resources from the Tourism and Creative Ministry, you can see Indonesia’s finest cultural treasures and ancient monuments by using Google Arts & Culture Indonesia. Explore Indonesia’s popular landmarks in 360 street view tours.
How to Explore Museums in Indonesia
Aside from Indonesia’s popular destinations, you can do virtual tours to museums in Indonesia. There are some museums that you can visit, which are:
1. Museum Nasional
Museum Nasional is situated in Jalan Merdeka Barat, Central Jakarta. The museum preserved more than 140,000 objects from prehistoric artifacts to history and geography collections. To visit this museum virtually, you can go to its website.
2. Museum Bank Indonesia
Museum Bank Indonesia was founded by Bank Indonesia in July 2009. The museum is located in Jakarta Old Town. When coming to this museum, you can see how Bank Indonesia conducts monetary policies and payment systems. The museum also provides visitors with audio and visual experience about the history of currencies in Indonesia from the pre-colonial era until today.
We know that you can’t go to Bank Indonesia today, so we provide you with this link to help you see what’s inside the museum through the virtual tour. Enjoy your time!
3. Museum Sumpah Pemuda
At Jalan Kramat Raya, you can find Sumpah Pemuda Museum. In the museum, visitors can learn about Indonesia Independence and youth movement. The museum also tells a story about the national anthem “Indonesia Raya,” which was created by W.R. Supratman. There is an actual antique violin used by W.R. Supratman when he performed the national anthem for the very first time. You can get access to a virtual tour of Museum Sumpah Pemuda here.
4. The National Gallery of Indonesia (Galeri Nasional)
The National Gallery of Indonesia boasts an impressive range of art pieces. There are artworks from Indonesian and international artists. If you’re an art lover, you’ll love coming to this museum because you can see the works of famous artists such as Basuki Abdullah, Affandi, and Raden Saleh.
Moreover, there are also international works from artists such as Hans Hartung, Victor Vasarely, Sonia Delaunay, and Zao Wou Ki. Don’t worry, although you can’t go there physically, you can see some of the collections from Galeri Nasional through its website.
Enjoy Virtual Tours While in Quarantine
We hope we can visit those beautiful places in real life soon. In the meantime, let’s do some virtual tours across Indonesia!
If you want to read some articles about Indonesia’s popular destinations, you can always check out tiket.com blog. While you have more free time at home, why don’t you plan your itinerary for a holiday? Who knows that things will get better sooner than we predict!