Okay, I should admit it. This one (the picture) is the fanciest Semanggi I’ve ever seen. Normally you won’t meet Semanggi served on the plate. It is wrapped in banana leaves. The seller walk door to door while shouting, “Manggiiii….”

Anyway, this short writing by Ayos Purwoaji appeared on National Geographic Traveler Indonesia July, 2016 edition.

Missing my most unforgettable cuisine while lived in Surabaya: Mi Pangsit Tenda Biru and Penyetan Imute.


Well, I don’t know how many times Ayos spent his night watching Ludruk. Since he often writes about it, I guess he seriously loves that traditional performances. This one was published on National Geographic Traveler Indonesia last year on November. Credit to Stevanus Lim as the photographer.

Jazzing up the Papua special edition on Linkers (Citilink Inflight Magazine), Ayos Purwoaji told a story about the land of butterflies. It has been published at Maret 2017 together with another writings about the beauty of Papua.


Hello after a very long hiatus! 😀

Been busy with A to Z things, but still trying (so hard) to keep contribute something on several travel magazines. Not about the payment, but it just feel so good to see the writing was printed on the paper, especially the high quality one 😀

So, here it is… “Senandika Kereta” published on Destinasian Indonesia Magz January 2017 edition written by Ayos Purwoaji. And kudos to Agung Parameswara who were photographed the train attendants beautifully.





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Another short itinerary I made for four types traveler that visit Surabaya. There are for spice lovers, shopaholics, history buffs and outdoorsy types. It was published last month on Tiger Tales Magz, the inflight magazine of Tiger Airways. (Dwi Putri Ratnasari)


Touchdown Sby Mandala 1Touchdown Sby Mandala 2A glance of recommendation about cheap eats and a hotel that I wrote for them, first-timer in Surabaya. Published on Tiger Mandala Magz last January 2014. (Dwi Putri Ratnasari)

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Another article from Surabaya was featured on Sriwijaya Magz on August 2013. The writing is about one of historical site in the city called Kampung Ampel. You may meet so many pilgrims from other town that come to pray in the tomb of Sunan Ampel, one of the famous Walisongo that spreading Islam in Java Island. My husband helped me by taking the pictures. We also stopped by to a middle east restaurant to try their traditional delicacy. (Dwi Putri Ratnasari)

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My first assignment for Tiger Mandala Inflight Magz that belong to Tiger Tales Asia group was about Surabaya-weekender. I write an itinerary that the readers may follow to spend a weekend in Surabaya, the city where I live now. And I also interviewed some friends with different profession to describe their individual activity especially on the weekend. So, many thanks goes to  Jiewa Vieri, Anitha Silvia and Aldila Yuan, also the photographer, Brian Otto, for clear and great pictures. (Dwi Putri Ratnasari)

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My short article about Gendang Beleq was featured on Venture Magz last August. Gendang Beleq is one of traditional music from Lombok Island that very popular for wedding procession. I captured the story in a village called Denggen located in East Lombok, far away from touristy spot. Me and my friends also produced a documenter video of Gendang Beleq there. We spent almost four days to make a great story. (Dwi Putri Ratnasari)


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Kedonganan 3Yeay, we arrived on Bali again! Have you ever been to Jimbaran? Waiting for sunset while enjoying seafood for dinner? If you get bored with that same activity, you may take a walk for second to the south of Jimbaran, and find a fish market near Kedonganan Beach. Before having a dinner, you have to shop seafood by yourself on the market. Fortunately, you may find the price is cheaper than seafood in Jimbaran. Then, bring the fish that you have bought in a small restaurant around Kedonganan Beach. Lower price, same sunset with great shopping experience. Well, this article was published on Travelounge Magz October 2013. (Dwi Putri Ratnasari)