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).

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Little India in Medan, Indonesia, hides its cultural roots well, so assimilated are the people – but look hard enough in Kampung Madras and you’ll find them

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 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.

2 May 2022 - 2:48PM
A Bali travel must-see, the fantastical fishing boats of Perancak are a sight to behold – but first you must pass Skull Track

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.

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.

25 Apr 2022 - 12:45PM
From in-flight meals on the ground to a luxury flight of fancy, Bali’s four jetliner conversions

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.

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.

6 Mar 2022 - 11:15AM
Bali travel guide: 5 best new places to eat and drink in Canggu, from restaurants and BBQ to a cafe-bakery specialising in croissants

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.

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.

26 Dec 2021 - 4:58PM
‘I will bring Bali to you’: chefs and a coffee aficionado help you recreate the tastes and smells of the Indonesian holiday island at home

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.

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.

31 Oct 2021 - 1:15PM
As coronavirus crisis eases bull racing returns to Bali, the jockeys clinging on for dear life and the ground shaking while their charges, towing flimsy chariots, career around a circuit at 60km/h

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.

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.

17 Oct 2021 - 7:43AM
Bali’s Chinese temples and the tragic love story behind Balinese Hinduism that marked the joining of two great Asian dynasties

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.

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.

11 Sep 2021 - 1:15PM
Indonesian Instagram influencers swimming with horses gave remote luxury resort hope amid the coronavirus lockdown. With travel ban it’s back to survival mode

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.

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.

31 Jul 2021 - 2:15PM
Bali and Phuket’s race to reopen to tourists – will it be a case of tortoise beats hare?

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?

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?

17 Jul 2021 - 3:36PM
The best place to swim with whale sharks? Saleh Bay, in Indonesia’s Sumbawa island, provides an awesome, ethical experience – for now

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.

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.

3 Jul 2021 - 8:51PM
A silver lining in pandemic-hit Bali: with no tourists, cycling the roads is easy ... if only some weren’t so steep

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.

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.

24 May 2021 - 7:39PM
From a Ford V-8 hot rod to a Chevy Impala 60, Bali museum shows Indonesia’s love affair with classic American cars

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.

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.

28 Mar 2021 - 5:15PM
Views of Bali from on high: a prayer to Shiva ensures climb up Mount Agung, newly reopened to visitors, is rewarded

‘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.

‘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.

8 Mar 2021 - 5:45PM
In East Timor, self-professed paedophile and former priest Richard Daschbach continues to evade justice

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.

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.

30 Jan 2021 - 5:33AM
Covid-19 scuppers journey down Amazon of Asia, the Kapuas River in Borneo, so a road adventure has to suffice

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.

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.

16 Jan 2021 - 7:54PM
How a British former fashion executive is working to end hunger in Bali

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.

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.

14 Nov 2020 - 4:11PM
Teaching yoga in Bali has never been more popular – or harder to do

Bali is the yoga capital of the world, with more than 600 academies training yoga teachers, but many of those who stay end up working for free or for food.

Bali is the yoga capital of the world, with more than 600 academies training yoga teachers, but many of those who stay end up working for free or for food.

7 Jun 2020 - 12:48PM