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Archives for November 2012

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Eunice Khong

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The Mystic World of Orangutans

Posted On : 29 November 2012
Categories : Adventure - Travelings

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When I learnt that we had to overnight on a river boat in the jungle of Central Kalimantan, eight persons sharing one bathroom, that put up a bit of struggle in me. Voice inside: You are there to see the endangered orangutans that are only found in Borneo and Sumatra! Yeah, I saw those in the zoo - our beloved Ah Meng and her clan. And the rainforest is so hot, very humid and those blood sucking flies love me. Call me shallow. I survived (like a big deal) two days...

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Tag : Tanjung Puting National Park : Re-introducing Orang Utans to the Wild, Camp Leakey

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Kirsten Alana

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Joy in the Stillness at Borobudur

Posted On : 29 November 2012
Categories : Culture and Heritage

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It seemed that around every corner in Indonesia was something new to discover. We had long bus rides and frequent plane rides between islands that allowed me to ponder the newness of every experience. Every time I really did, I felt I might need to pinch myself. There are all kinds of love in this world and in the absence of the kind of romantic love that fuels so many lives, my great affair is learning and collecting new experiences. Borobudur was a moment in which...

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Tag : Borobudur, Understanding the Thousands of Relief Panels of Borobudur

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Stephen Bugno

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Looking into a Volcano at Mt Bromo

Posted On : 29 November 2012
Categories : Hiking, Trekking, and Eco

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Did you ever wonder what it would be like to look inside of a volcano? At Indonesia’s Mt. Bromo, you can see for yourself. The journey begins in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, in the far east of Java. We arrived at our hotel the day before and rested up for a middle-of-the-night departure for sunrise. After sunrise we took jeeps across the sand sea and hiked up Mt. Bromo. Here, some chose to ride horses up the volcano side. The hike wasn’t...

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Tag : Mount Bromo, Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, The Yadnya Kasada Ceremony at Mt. Bromo