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Closer Magazine Winter 2013-14

INDONESIA GET THERE ON A FRED. OLSEN CRUISE See this magnificent country on Balmoral’s 2015 exotic fly-cruise to Bombay, Burma and the Far East, taking in a host of exciting destinations. Visit beautiful, undiscovered islands and destinations off the tourist trail, including an overnight stay in glorious Burma. Explore the diverse city of Kuala Lumpur; cruise the stunning Japanese Ryukyu Islands; and visit three ports of call in Indonesia. Cruise Details: Fly from London on 27th January 2015 33 nights • Balmoral • Cruise ID: L150135 Prices from £4,199 per person Plus up to £250 on board spend per cabin Prices are per person based on two sharing an Inside Twin cabin, subject to availability. Prices include return flights and transfers. Terms and conditions apply. 26 www.fredolsencruises.com For more information or to book, visit fredolsencruises.com, contact a travel agent or call 0800 0355 226 chance to try some local cuisine too. Pisang epe, pressed banana – grilled and covered with melted brown sugar – is a delicious delicacy. The areas surrounding Makassar can immerse you in wonderful Indonesian culture, history and scenery. Nearby Malino boasts tropical flowers and the Takapala Waterfall, set amid rice fields. In south Sulawesi you’ll find the prehistoric Laeng Laeng Caves, decorated with Neolithic paintings. Makassar is also the gateway for an adventurous tour to Tana Toraja, ‘Land of The Heavenly Kings’. The almost untouched countryside displays soaring mountains and granite cliffs encircling valleys, which thrive with vivid green rice terraces and coffee plantations. The area also produces cacao but is particularly famous for its Arabica Coffee. This beautiful region is home to the Toraja people, who still retain ancient traditions and beliefs, although they have become more receptive to the modern world in recent years. They are renowned for spectacular funeral ceremonies. Festivals are held lasting up to a week, to celebrate both life and death. A visit to observe their fascinating culture is not to be missed. Indonesia is a breathtaking country crying out to be explored. Visiting this unique part of the world is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you’ll treasure forever.


Closer Magazine Winter 2013-14
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