Bromo Tengger Semeru 100km Ultra: Above Caldera And Beyond Sand  

BTS Ultra 2017

NOTE: This is a longer version of the article published in Run SG magazine Feb & March 2018 isssue for the race participated in Java island – 2017 BTS Ultra. Bromo Tengger Semeru (BTS) The race as it name suggest took place in Bromo Tenger Semeru National Park in East Java, Indonesia at various altitudeRead more

Cassia Bintan: Nice Apartment Stay During Marathon Getaway

Breathtaking view - Cassia Bintan
Breathtaking view from the balcony - Cassia Bintan

Practically everyone I know in Singapore has been to Bintan Island. My turn was a few weeks back when I took a quick escape from busy ‘little red dot’ to enjoy a quieter ‘bigger dot’ situated in the Indonesian Riau archipelago.  Racing in Mandiri Bintan Marathon (happened in that weekend) was simply an excuse forRead more

Coffee Plantation Tour At MesaStila Resort – Must Do?

Coffee plant flowers - MesaStila Resort

Last year SOTG supposed to visit a coffee plantation in Ijen but the place closed just when I finished a 70km trail running race later in the afternoon. So when came across that MesaStila, a luxury resort in Magelang exist on a coffee plantation, SOTG was overjoyed. Not a heavy coffee drinker, but I valueRead more

Magical MesaStila – A Javanese Royal Retreat?

What a view while sipping a cuppa

When a friendly chauffeur greeted at the airport at an early crack of dawn, it was just a sign the holiday will be a wonderful one. Between munching on complimentary snacks and short shut-eye in about 1.5 hours journey, the vehicle made its final turn into a long driveway where the discovery of MesaStila ResortRead more