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Bukit Tigapuluh National Park in Jambi: Threatened Habitat of Sumatran Orangutans

Bukit Tigapuluh National Park or the Thirty Hills National Park burst into world’s limelight when CNN ran a series in September-October 2013 entitled “Expedition Sumatra” hosted by explorer Philippe Cousteau, son of legendary explorer Jacques Cousteau.

Arriving at Bukit Tigapuluh, after a most harrowing journey through jungle terrain, Philippe Cousteau said that here is g

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The Tarsius, Babirusa, and other Sulawesi Strange Endemic Animals

Renowned British biologist  Alfred Russel Wallace was obsessed with the maleo bird and the babirusa boar when he visited Tangkoko Nature Reserive  near the  town of Bitung in North Sulawesi. He was researching the fauna in a number of countries including in the Indonesian islands


in his study regarding the spread of different animals across the world. Wallace concluded that

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Raja Ampat Marine Conservation : Saving Mantas for Future Generations

On the northwestern-most tip of the island of Papua, the magnificent Raja Ampat cluster of islands bask in the tropical sun surrounded by crystal clear seas that change colour from aquamarine to deep translucent blue. Here the currents from the Indian Ocean meet the powerful deep flows from the Pacific Ocean creating what scientists call “ a species factory”. Covering a total area of 4

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Rafflesia Arnoldii: The Exceptional Icon of Bengkulu and Indonesia’s National Flower

Blessed with some of the most astounding natural wonders, the Indonesian archipelago is home to some of the most fascinating and rarest flora and fauna the world has seen.


 Amidst the lush tropical rainforests of Sumatra grow the rare and exotic Rafflesia Arnoldii, recognized as the largest flower in the world. Found predominantly in the forests of Bengkulu on Sumatra, the flower has

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The Sumatran Tiger: The Rare Majestic Ruler of Sumatra's Jungles

Deep in the dense rainforests of Sumatra, amidst towering trees and thick undergrowth, dwells the undisputed king of Indonesia's jungles: The majestic Panthera tigris sumatrae or the Sumatran Tiger.


As its name suggests, the Sumatran tiger is found only on  the island of Sumatra. It is the smallest of tigers alive today. Sumatran tigers are distinctive for being the only subspeci

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The Giant Whale shark: The Spectacular Wonder of Cendrawasih Bay in Papua

Dominated more by seas than land, the vast Indonesian Archipelago is filled with countless marvels. Not only on the islands  but below the surface of the water also  live  some of the most magnificent creatures of the world. One of these are the giant of the deep sea,the Whale sharks who find their playground in the large Cendrawasih Bay, off the north coast of Indonesian Papua Isla

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Air Adventures Flying Club: See Beautiful Bintan from the Air

Indonesia offers many ways to see and enjoy the beauty of these thousands of tropical islands: stroll along  wide sandy beaches that stretch into the aquamarine blue sea,  go deep sea fishing, surf through barrelling waves, glide over the surface of the waves by yacht, go diving or snorkeling or enjoy the many beach sports.  


But among all these activities that can be enjoy

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Total Lunar Eclipse on 4th April 2015: “Blood Moon” Over the Sky of Jakarta


A special phenomenon of a total lunar eclipse will occur on Saturday, 4th April 2015. The eclipse will be the first of two Total Lunar Eclipses to occur in 2015, with the second following on Monday, 28th September 2015. This first total lunar eclipse of the year will be visible over Indonesia just after the sun sets and the moon rises.



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Lake Toba: History of a volcanic mega explosion and its Legend

Scientists have concluded that huge Lake Toba found right in the center of North Sumatra was in fact created by one of the ancient earth’s mega explosions of a  supervolcano. A supervolcano is said to be capable of producing volcanic eruptions with ejecta or volcanic materials greater than 1,000 cubic kilometers (240 cubic miles), and thousand times larger than most historic volcanic er

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