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The orangutan family of Kalimantan

11 December 2012

Categories : Hiking, Trekking, and Eco - Adventure

The orangutan family of Kalimantan

For the first seven or eight years of his life, Fred Galdikas had a best friend called Apollo Bob. Like most friends at that age, they would play together outside. And like most children at that age, their differences seemed immaterial. Kids have an ability to look beyond race, religion, or language and just see a friend for who they are. That was probably lucky for Fred. You see, Apollo Bob was an orangutan. Thirty years ago, when Fred was born, his mother was...

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

Up Close with the Dragons

14 December 2012

Categories : Adventure - Sightseeing

Up Close with the Dragons

Komodo National Park is officially the 'New 7 Wonders of Nature'. The pristine beaches and crystal clear waters teeming with an´┐Żabundance of colourful marine life top the list of my favourite snorkeling sites anytime. Not to forget the world's largest lizards roaming on the islands - Komodo Dragons! The near-extinct species can only be found at Komodo National Park that consists of three main islands: Komodo, Rinca and Padar. Komodo island We flew from Bali...

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Tag : Komodo National Park

Komodo National Park: World's Best Diving & Snorkeling Sites

14 December 2012

Categories : Adventure - Sightseeing - Diving and Snorkeling

Komodo National Park: World's Best Diving & Snorkeling Sites

By far, this is the best snorkeling experience in my life! Komodo National Park is not only notable as the natural habitat for the endangered Komodo dragons, it has an amazing underwater scenery so awe-inspiring that, in my opinion, no world-class oceanarium can rival. It's a bliss that we are living in the tropics of pristine coral reefs and beautiful islands of crystal clear waters. Komodo island isn't all about the mean, ferocious dragons that spurt no fire, on...

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Tag : Komodo National Park

Bali: The World Famous Island Destination

14 December 2012

Categories : Adventure - Water Sport - Sightseeing - Culture and Heritage

Bali: The World Famous Island Destination

Bali is world famous. The top island destination in Indonesia is synonymous with exotic travel, luxury spa resorts, idyllic beaches, picturesque mountain scenery, great food, shopping, party and all fun-related activities. The tourist haven is known as the 'island of a thousand temples', with over 90% of Balinese are Hindus. Probably one of the most photographed temples in Bali, the 11th century Uluwatu Templeis perched on top of the cliff overlooking the sea. Here...

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Tag : Bali Spirit Festival

Bali: Sunset & Goodbye Indonesia

14 December 2012

Categories : Adventure - Sightseeing - Travelings

Bali: Sunset & Goodbye Indonesia

Time flies and it was the last night of our 14-day Int'l Travel Blogger Trip. I was surprised that the farewell dinner was held at such a lovely spot that we could watch the beautiful sunset in Bali. Potato Head Beach Club it is. Often, I go on trips that I know no one. The 14-day #Travel2Indonesia project brought together 8 international travel bloggers from all over the world - U.S, Australia, S.Korea, Canada, Philippines, Europe and Singapore. Together with...

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Tag : Indonesian Open Golf Tournament Bali