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ORANGUTANS @ TANJUNG PUTING, KALIMANTAN, BORNEO: Largest Population of Wild Orangutans (Day 1)

20 November 2012

Categories : Travelings

My first encounter with an orangutan was when we saw a "domesticated" one named Jenny in Ark of Avilon Zoo in Manila.It was nice to see her because she seems to be playfully innocent and wants to interact with people. But after visiting the Tanjung Puting National Park in Kalimantan Province of...

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

Karimunjawa, Beyond the Average

15 October 2012

Categories : Diving and Snorkeling

Karimunjawa, Beyond the Average

It was 12.00 a.m. and the air begun to be colder when people just fell asleep while I was riding my motorcycle from Solo headed toward Jepara with three other friends of mine. For the second time, I started my journey to Karimunjawa archipelago, geographically located more than 80 km north away from Jepara and culturally comprised of three different tribes: Java, Madura, and Bugis. Ferry Muria was the only transportation available in Jepara to crossover at the time...

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Tag : KARIMUNJAWA: Marine Adventure in the Java Sea

The Incredible Lake Toba and Samosir Island

25 January 2012

Categories : Travelings

Between 69,000 and 77,000 years ago, one of the most spectacular geological events in earth’s history occurred on the island of Sumatra: the mega eruption of Mount Toba Supervolcano. The eruption was the latest in a series of at least three caldera-forming eruptions that occurred at the...

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Tag : The Incredible Lake Toba, Stunning Samosir Island, Lake Toba: History of a volcanic mega explosion and its Legend

West Java Art and Cultural Parade 2012 in Sukabumi

24 April 2012

Categories : Culture and Heritage

On 31 March 2012, the usually quite town of Sukabumi became alive with sparkling colors and vibrant music as 1000 of artists from all over the province of West Java gathered to take parts in the West Java Art and Cultural Parade 2012. Initiated by the Tourism and Cultural Office of West Java...

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Tag : SUKABUMI

The Spectacular View at The End of The Island of Java.

14 August 2012

Categories : Travelings

The Spectacular View at The End of The Island of Java.

The Beauty of Indonesia Kawah Ijen Not many tourists know about that crater, caused due to lack of information from several books and guides of the travel agent program. To reach the crater is somewhat difficult, even to the point the first ascent of a struggle, especially with the backpacker style and some are trying to use the bike, if you ask me, do not ever try to reach the first point of the climb on a bike, the bike will be damaged as a result. Ijen volcano is...

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Tag : Ijen Crater, The Breathtaking Ijen Crater