[New Release] The Naked Traveler, Across the Indonesian Archipelago (#TNTeng)

by Trinity


Trinity is Indonesia’s leading travel blogger and writer. Four volumes of “The Naked Traveler” have been published to date, and have quickly become Indonesia’s best-selling travel book. Her books tell of her adventures around the world in compilations of thoughtful, entertaining and often hysterical short stories. Through her blog, books, and appearances, Trinity has inspired a young generation of Indonesians to expand their horizons through travel. For the first time in English, this compilation focuses on Trinity’s adventures in and around Indonesia, providing travelers to the region an indispensable insight into the culture and sights of this multi-faceted archipelago.

(preview from page 51-53)

From what you see of it on TV, the Komodo is truly terrifying – I will never erase the image of a goat being swallowed whole in a single huge gulp. For a whole month before we left, Yasmin, Jana and I (none of us spring chickens) were busy developing our komodo evasion techniques in case we were suddenly charged. Apparently, a komodo that is approximately three metres long and weighs 70kg (on an empty stomach) can run at 20km/h, climb trees, and swim underwater!

When the boat arrived in Komodo Island, a World Heritage Site, we were given a briefing by the guide. “There are 2,500 komodos in the park. Komodos like to eat meat, including human meat.”
One westerner was less than excited. “Can I just stay in the boat?”
But there was no backing out now. All the foreign tourists who had spent the boat ride wearing as little as possible were suddenly transformed into Indiana Jones attire, complete with hats, khaki shirts, pants and trekking boots. Of course, that left us three looking like total dorks. All we were worried about was making sure we had put on enough insect repellent.
And the dorkiness continued when the Komodo National Park ranger asked, “Who wants to go for a short trek?”
All three of us put our hands up at the same time.
“Medium trek?”
No response.
“Long trek?”
At this point the remaining 23 sets of hands shot up into the air. Damn westerners! It wasn’t all bad though as the three of us were given our own guide while the rest of the group shared the remaining two. Aside from not really wanting to go trekking, we were also glad we would not have to try to keep up with their long-legged strides.

Translator/Editor: Alan Llewelyn
Publisher: B-First, PT Bentang Pustaka
Language: English
ISBN: 978-602-8864-95-4
Paperback: 204 pages
Weight: 0.26 kg
Price: IDR 79,000


Where can I buy it?
As of 25 Nov 2013, #TNTeng is available in book stores, such as Gramedia, Gunung Agung, and Togamas, in Java and Bali. A week after will be available in Sumatra, Sulawesi, Kalimantan, and other islands. You also can buy online at mizan.com or other Indonesian online book stores. The e-book via iOS and Android apps will be available soon.

Where can I find it in the book store?
Usually it’s placed under the book shelf of “Novel”, or “Pariwisata”, or “Buku Baru” right in front of the entrance.

Is it available in the book store outside Indonesia?
Not at the moment. Foreign publisher needs to get the copyright in order to publish it outside Indonesia. However, my publisher is working on it.

Is it newly written?
#TNTeng was taken from The Naked Traveler 1-4 and focuses in stories about Indonesia.

Why it’s more expensive than previous books?
Besides the increasing prices of paper and printing, translating from Indonesian language to English needs to be included.

Why should I buy?
It’s the first wittiest travel book in English written by an Indonesian! You’d want to get one to have an ultimate collection of all The Naked Traveler series! If not for you, it’s a perfect gift for your foreign families/friends for their reference to travel around Indonesia that honestly written by a well-traveled Indonesian.

What if I’m interested to buy the copyright and distribute overseas, or need more information?
Please contact my publisher, Ms. Ditta Sekar at ditta.sekar@gmail.com or call at +6281318012358


  • Cipu
    November 25, 2013 6:52 am

    Bought it yesterday and can’t wait to start reading it.

    Bravo Trinity, keep writing

  • adiz
    November 25, 2013 8:19 am

    aaaakkkkkk.. I wanna buy it *brb to Gramed*

  • rosa
    November 25, 2013 11:21 am

    Aaaaa,,,,,I must buy it!! :d <3

  • rina
    November 25, 2013 1:18 pm

    will buy it, soon!!

  • Nella
    November 25, 2013 3:45 pm

    Semoga laku keras bukunya ya mbak spt yg bhs Indonesia 😀 .

  • dewi rossa
    November 26, 2013 1:17 pm

    bebebb beliin aku buku ini donggg 😀
    *ke mizan.com dulu

  • @iamMariza
    November 27, 2013 12:04 am

    Makin mantap aja nih sis! Sukses selalu 😉

  • covalimawati
    November 29, 2013 7:17 am

    Wow kereen.. Smoga bukunya bs menduniaa.. ^^

  • Bobby Ertanto
    December 1, 2013 8:45 am

    waaa…I just read this and I want it, kak!! More successful for you ya kak.

    December 1, 2013 9:34 pm

    Same stories, different languages?

    Oh, well….
    (Waiting for your next new stories)

    “Leave nothing but footprints. Take nothing but pictures. Kill nothing but time”


  • yo_yosephin
    December 4, 2013 3:38 pm

    terus berkarya ya, mba … semoga menjadi inspirasi bagi banyak orang, good luck!

  • Anonymous
    December 6, 2013 7:01 am

    Keren mbak!!

  • @yanmaro4rmando
    December 10, 2013 10:08 am

    congrats mbak tnt.. gbu…

  • Anonymous
    December 14, 2013 9:40 pm

    yang versi indonesia judulnya apa ya?

  • Kang Trepel
    December 26, 2013 11:37 pm

    Apa isinya sama dengan Naked Traveler 1-4 yang versi Indo, mba Trinity?

  • Fidelia
    January 1, 2014 10:15 am

    kak, coba deh ke pantai Ngurbloat di Maluku, pasirnya kayak tepung!

  • Catherine Emilia
    January 21, 2014 5:45 pm

    aku ikut share ahhh

  • Lia Rayap
    April 3, 2014 7:09 am

    @Fidelia, sepertinya mba trin udah mbolang kesana. kalo ga salah ada di bukunya #TNT4 pembahasan pantai trbaik salah satunya di kei, maluku tenggara dimana struktur pasirnya mirip pasir di maldives. sugoi. 😉

  • Dian
    June 23, 2014 9:46 pm

    congrats kak.semoga kak Trinity slalu sehat jd bisa terus traveling kak biar Indonesia makin dikenal.hohoho.saya anak rumahan tp suka banget baca kisah perjalanan kak Trinity.pengen banget deh tempat asal saya (Kabupaten Karanganyar) masuk daftar kunjungan kakak&dicritain di buku kakak.ada Candi Sukuh yg bentuk bangunannya mirip Chichén Itzá yg di Meksiko itu,tp versi mininya.soalnya banyak yg belum tau Karanganyar taunya kota Solo doang, padahal tetanggaan *curcol*

  • salima aqiqah
    December 20, 2015 8:33 am

    luar biasa…
    karya seperti inilah yang seharusnya menjadi reference anak muda zaman sekarang

  • shella alfakis
    September 9, 2016 1:47 pm

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  • Fitroh Aulani
    September 25, 2016 5:54 am

    Salah satu buku The Naked Traveler yang keren nih

    February 23, 2019 3:25 pm

    Selamat yah
    Semoga semakin sukses lagi


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