All the world’s big name hotels are here and The Pullman Jakarta Central Park Hotel is the newest. It looks more like a funky pop-art museum. Cutting edge design at its most hip, and at its most whimsical.
What grabs my attention in Jakarta’s Batavia Square are the candy-colored bicycles for rent, some of them complete with sunhats and sorbet-tinted helmets.This South-East Asian capital is full of surprises.
Step away from the keyboard, social media tweetie darlings, because almost no-one is listening. A study of 500 British travellers found that less than 1 per cent of people use social media when researching where they’ll go for their annual holiday.
It’s not spam or a load of hot air. It’s the real deal. Australian Capital Territory’s tourism team offers 500 people (and their families) a free holiday to the capital on the condition they promote the city on social media.
Camel pizza, a nice goat curry or how about roast kangaroo? I tasted all these at the highly original Alice Desert Festival in Australia’s red centre, which opens the 2012 program on August 10 and runs until October 10.