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Tanjung Puting: Tanjung Harapan

1 August 2012

Categories : Travelings

Tanjung Puting: Tanjung Harapan

We were all so excited upon seeing the sign on the river! We are about to enter Tanjung Puting Area! (meaning: no cell phone signal! But it's something that we groaned and moaned later on. Yeah. Technology. Can't live without 'em!) Our first stop: Tanjung Harapan!My first thought upon entering this area: my, my, the soil around this place is sandy and whitish. There are also some plants with medicinal properties planted here. We visited information center and read...

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

Diving the Underwater Nirvana of Wakatobi National Marine Park

10 November 2011

Categories : Diving and Snorkeling

Diving the Underwater Nirvana of Wakatobi National Marine Park

Legendary underwater explorer and conservationist, Jacques Cousteau is said to have called the Wakatobi islands – then known as the Tukangbesi islands: an “Underwater Nirwana”, for Wakatobi is widely recognized as having the highest number of reef and fish species in the world. The islands are also famous as the largest barrier reef in Indonesia, second only to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Here divers can found fringing, atolls, barrier...

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Tag : WAKATOBI National Marine Park: the”Underwater Nirwana”

The Island of Flores

8 March 2011

Categories : Travelings - Diving and Snorkeling

The Island of Flores

A fascinating, mountainous and remarkable beautiful island, flores has a volcanic topography that has longed shaped its destiny. A chain of cones stretches the length of this verdant island, provoking a complicated relief of V-shaped valeys and knife-edge ridges-terrain that was near- impenatrable until recent years and that has separated the island into many distinct ethnic groups. Flores is Portuguese for "flowers", located in east of Sumbawa and Komodo and in...

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Tag : SEMANA SANTA, Easter Holy Week in LARANTUKA, East Flores, Maumere, City to embark on your Flores adventure , Ruteng

Religious Vesak 2555 BE 2012: Celebrations at Borobudur

15 June 2012

Categories : Religious

Religious Vesak 2555 BE 2012: Celebrations at Borobudur

On May 6th 2011, the colossal Borobudur Temple celebrated of Buddhism’s most momentous ritual ceremony: the Vesak Day.The event is preceded by a ritual to obtain holy water from the pristine springs at Jumprit in the Temanggung district. The holy water will then be kept in the small Mendut Temple near Borobudur. The following day, the ritual ofigniting the Vesak torch, whose flames are taken from the natural eternal flames at Mrapen in the village of Grobogan,...

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Tag : Borobudur

The Amazing Aerial View of Raja Ampat

22 June 2012

Categories : Diving and Snorkeling

The Amazing Aerial View of Raja Ampat

Environmental geology is part of the natural system essential for Raja Ampat, one of the world’s best untouched destinations. The features shown from an aerial photography have confirmed the delicacy and gracefulness at the same time of the islands located between Maluku and one of the world’s largest islands, Papua. Many have undoubtedly avowed that Raja Ampat is the world of its own, found nowhere else but in Indonesia. Photos by Alain Issock...

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Tag : Um Island, Raja Ampat, Wayag Island, Raja Ampat, Arborek Tourism Village, Raja Ampat, Raja Ampat