Ian Lloyd Neubauer
Ian Lloyd Neubauer
Ian Lloyd Neubauer is a freelance journalist and photojournalist with 20 years experience covering news, business, property, investigations and travel. His photos of subjects as strange as the smoked corpses of the highlands of Papua New Guinea and places as beautiful as the blue city of Morocco have been published in newspapers, magazines and websites around the world. He's also the author of two books – Getafix (2003) and Maquis (2006).

Phuong Canh Ngo has spent 25 years in an Australian prison for the assassination of political rival John Newman. But was the Vietnamese-born politician dealt a bad hand? Post Magazine investigates.

Dinner parties at which guests dress all in white became a thing in the 1990s with Dîner en Blanc and Sean Combs’ New York gatherings. Bali’s Ku De Ta beach club has put its own spin on the format since 2003.

One of the most complex yet misunderstood cuisines, Indonesian cookery continues to redefine itself for the modern era. Chefs are creating new fusion menus by blending cooking styles from across the country.

A two-week solo kayaking odyssey around Thailand’s Phang Nga Bay to celebrate a 50th birthday, which involved various challenges, leaves Ian Neubauer happier, healthier and in less of a hurry.


With little to disturb the peace other than crashing waves, Sumbawa is a destination for surfers and those who relish going off the beaten track in Indonesia – but for how much longer?

Bali is the most searched destination on Airbnb and the island’s rooms are getting booked out despite rising prices. And that’s without the return of Chinese tourists.

Now an art deco monument invoking the grandeur of a bygone age, the five-star Hotel Majapahit in Surabaya, in Indonesia’s East Java province, was the scene of the ‘Flag Incident’ in 1945.

After being forced online because of Covid-19, the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival returns to Bali. Co-founder Janet De Neefe reveals what to expect, from intimate vibes to Ukrainian poetry and music.

An Australian multimillionaire is only interested in selling his 21 pristine islands in Papua New Guinea to conservationists, and he certainly won’t sell to the Chinese Communist Party.

Six months into the Russia-Ukraine war and with no end in sight, Post Magazine visits two port cities - Mykolayiv and Odesa - to see how people are living in Ukraine’s combat zones.

The Tin Horse Highway in Kulin, Western Australia, is lined with horse sculptures made from various bits of discarded metal – and it has proved effective in promoting the town’s annual Bush Races to tourists.

Starting from the Romanian capital, Bucharest, a travel writer journeys to Odesa, one of the last major Black Sea ports under Ukrainian control amid the war with Russia.

The people of Kampung Madras are unmistakably of South Indian origin, but are so thoroughly assimilated it takes some legwork to find tandoori chicken, naan bread, an Indian tailor’s and a vibrant Hindu temple.

The psychedelic fleet of fishing boats found sailing around Perancak village has to be seen to be believed. Shame you have to travel Bali’s most dangerous road to get there.

Jetliners given new life on the ground are not an uncommon sight, but compact Bali has no less than four. One serves in-flight meals, another is part of a nightclub, a third will offer exclusive luxury accommodation.

From restaurants and BBQ to a cafe-bakery specialising in croissants, these exciting new spots should be on your list when normal international travel resumes.

If Covid-19 restrictions put you off visiting Bali, chefs and a coffee professional bring the Indonesian holiday island to you through recipes and an exploration of the potential for coffee tourism.

In Bali, Indonesia, there is hope that Covid-19 is receding and life can finally return to normal – bull racing is back, albeit not yet at full throttle. It’s a colourful spectacle.

The tale of a Balinese king and a Chinese beauty believed to be (mostly) true drove one traveller to discover more at the Indonesian island’s ornately kitsch Chinese temples.

Coronavirus shutdown led to big changes at Nihi Sumba: it became leaner, greener, turned to the Indonesian market and cut prices. That was working, until the worsening pandemic led to a travel ban.

For months Asia’s two biggest holiday islands were in a race to reopen. Phuket won that race, but has faced unexpected hurdles. Will Bali fare better when it lets travellers back in?

Saleh Bay, in the Indonesian island of Sumbawa, is the world’s newest whale shark tourism site and provides both an awesome and ethical experience – for now.

Bali is closed to visitors, and its notoriously busy roads are relatively quiet, creating the perfect opportunity for a cross-island ride, wrenching uphill slogs and all.

When the coronavirus pandemic put paid to Jos Dharmawan’s event management company in Bali, he built a museum to show off his vintage car collection, and keep his employees in work.

‘People always underestimate this mountain,’ says Wayan Dartha, a guide who has suffered from the drop in tourists climbing Mount Agung following recent eruptions and travel restrictions because of the coronavirus pandemic.

A writer recalls meeting revered American Catholic priest Richard Daschbach and helping to fund his remote orphanage, before discovering the man was a paedophile who continues to escape justice.

Coronavirus has a way of upending the best-laid plans. When a trip on the Amazon of Asia – the Kapuas River, in Indonesian Borneo – proves impossible, taking to the roads instead of the water provides plenty of surprises.

Robert Epstone planned for an idyllic retirement on Bali. Instead, he is working to find sustainable solutions to ending poverty on the island with his charity Yayasan Solemen Indonesia.