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Visit Bunaken National Marine Park in Manado, North Sulawesi.

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 Bunaken National Park is a marine park in Bunaken island, North Sulawesi.The park is located near the centre of the Coral Triangle, providing habitat to 390 species of coral as well as many fish, mollusc, reptile and marine mammal species.The status as a National Park was formally established in 1991 and is among the first of Indonesia's marine parks.
The marine park covers a total area of 890.65 km², 97 percent of which is marine habitat while the remaining 3 percent of the park is land, consisting the five islands of Bunaken, Manado Tua, Mantehage, Nain and Siladen.Bunaken marine park located about 7 miles from the port of Manado and can be reached in 30 minutes by fast boat.
The beauty of Bunaken marine park could no doubt for tourists who like diving, snorkeling and surfing. It is not complete without a visit to the city of Manado visited tourist sites on this one. In other words Bunaken marine park is an obligatory destination for tourists who visit the city of Manad…

Cultural Festival of Floating Market 2016 in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan.

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South Kalimantan is set  to entice the arrival of  local and international tourists by holding Cultural Festival Floating Market. This exciting event is, coincided with the 490th anniversary of Banjarmasin , held in Siring, Martapura River, Jalan PierreTendean, Banjarmasin, on September  from 16 to 20, 2016. This event has been held eight times this year.
During the five days of the festival in the eighth time, various art and culture activities of South Kalimantan, will be presented including the parade and ornamental boats on the Martapura river.There are nine competitions held in the Cultural Festival Floating Market including competition of Cultural Parade, Banjar FashionCarnaval,FestivalSinomanHadrah,Traditional GamesBalogo Competition ,Culinary FestivalArea atKampoengBanjar,SasiranganStreet Festival, Cooking Competitionof HotelandRestaurant Chefs,OrnamentalBoat Competition among Floating Market Traders andPhotoCompetition  with objects from Floating MarketFestival.

In addition t…

Eco-tourism Destination in Lampung: Butterfly Release Center in Taman Kupu-Kupu Gita, Bandar Lampung.

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Lampung has quite a lot of nature attractions from marine and beaches to National Parks. However, Taman Kupu Kupu, or Butterfly Park, Gita Persada offers a distinct destination of tourism in Lampung in term of nature-base tourism by presenting a re-engineered ecosystem as an attraction.In addition to being a place of conservation, the park is also the destination of nature and education tourism.


It all started in 1997 when Dr Herawati Sukardi, Butterfly experts from University of Lampung (UNILA), pioneered a re-engineering project of critical land at the foot of Mount BetungDesa Tanjung Manis, Kelurahan Kemiling as a conservation area of various species of butterflies from Sumatera. What was done by Dr. Herath was actually bred in captivity and also managed to manipulate the natural habitat, by apllying Habitat Enrichment Technique,  bringing back butterflies, becoming an environment which is really suitable for the survival of the butterfly.


Butterfly Park Gita Persada has appr…

Virtual Museum Completed in 2016.

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Development of virtual museum in National Museum, Jakarta and Museum of Sangiran, Central Java, is scheduled to complete in 2016. Visitors from al over the world with internet access can browse both museum virtually.
Development concept started in 2014 with two pioneer museums : National Museum and Museum of Sangiran.  Virtual museum enables any body to watch a variety of historical object collection in these museums. Thereby, domestic students from Nanggroe Aceh Darusslam (NAD) to Papua, who may have obstacles coming to Jakarta and Central java, can view both museums through Internet. Globally, students from any corner of the world also may take advantage of this modern facilities.
Despite the development on going,  the appearance of National Museum and Museum of Sangiran is already on internet. National Museum can be viewed at http://museumnasional.indonesiaheritage.org, while Museum of Sangiran http://cathatech.com/portfolio/virtualmuseum/. both sites present panoramic picture con…

UP COMING 2016 EVENTS IN INDONESIA.

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TOBA INTERNATIONAL DETOUR SAMOSIR LAKE TOBA ULTRA 2016: 17 September 2016, Toba Lake, North Sumatra;NATIONAL SPORT GAMES (PON) XIX 2016 : 17-29 september 2016, Bandung, West Java;INDONESIA HERITAGE FESTIVAL2016: 18-24 September 2016, Malang, East Java;WONDERFUL SAIL 2 INDONESIA 2016: 23-26 September 2016, Palu, Central Sulawesi;BALI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (BALINALE) 2016: 24-30 September 2016, Kuta, Bali; TORAJA ULTRA SCENIC RUN: 30 September - 2 October 2016, Rantenepo, Toraja, South Sulawesi;WONDERFUL SAIL 2 INDONESIA 2016: Oktober 2016, Belitung, Penuba dan Benan  Natuna, Tanjung Pinang;WONDERFUL SAIL 2 INDONESIA 2016 : 2-5 Oktober 2016, Kumai, West Kalimantan;TAFISA (The Association for International Sport for All Games) : 6-12 Oktober 2016, Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, Jakarta;MARATUA JAZZ & DIVE FESTIVAL 2016 : 7-8 Oktober 2016, Berau, East Kalimantan;MESASTILA PEAKS CHALLENGE 2016 (MPC 2016); October 8-9, 2016;PALELAWAN EXPO : 9-12 Oktober 2016, Lapangan Kreatif Pangkalan,…

Visit Bukit Tinggi, West Sumatra : Jembatan Limpapeh.

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Bukit Tinggi is full of natural charm, presenting its beauty and coolness. As a tourism spot in West Sumatra, Bukit Tinggi offers a variety attractions  to entice visitors to come and stay. A famous attraction most tourist will never miss  is a stroll across Limpapeh Bridge while enjoying the beauty of Bukit Tinggi from above. Limpapeh Bridge is the most famous bridge in Bukit Tinggi.Limpapeh Bridge is a suspension bridge with a length of 90 meters and width of 3.8 meters. It stretches over Jalan Ahmad Yani, Bukittinggi connecting Kinantan Wildlife and Culture Park with Fort de Kock.

Do not forget to take photographs of the beautiful scenery. You can have a look not only the houses and vehicles that look pretty like a miniature, but Mount Merapi is located right in front of your eyes and the fog that blanket green hills. Especially when the weather is sunny, because the sky would look perfect. While photographing, sometimes we are surrounded by a pack of monkeys. Do not worry they are…

Visit Taman Wisata Alam Punti Kayu, Palembang, South Sumatra.

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Hutan Wisata Punti Kayu is a nature park for tourism in the middle of Palembang City. The nature park has functions as a place of conservation, tourist and recreation, research and education, as well as supporting cultural activities. Not surprisingly, when entering the holiday season, many students coming from different schools and students who come to study, learn while getting to know the rich flora and fauna of Indonesia.

Covering an area of 39.9 ha, Punti Kayu Forest has a wealth of diverse flora andfauna. In term of flora, visitors can find various types of plants, such as pine (Pinus Merkussi), acacia (Acacia mangium), Mahogany (Switenia Swageri), Talog (Muntingia calabura), and Pulai (Alstonia Granensis). Besides,  Punti Kayu Forest is home to a flock of long-tailed macaques, monkeys, squirrels, lizards, raccoons, even a rare insect that has not been named scientifically.


Hutan Wisata Punti Kayu is located on the highway of Palembang - Jambi precisely on Jalan Kol H Burlian 6.…

Tourist Destinations in Makasar, South Sulawesi.

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Makassar, also known as Ujung Pandang, is the capital of South Sulawesi province.Makassar is an international city and the largest in eastern Indonesia and is the largest city located on the southwest coast of the island of Sulawesi. It is once the capital of the State of East Indonesia Sulawesi province. 
The city facing the Makassar Strait offers many interesting attractions that you can visit. Here are tourist destinations ranging from the coast to the high plains for you to enjoy while in Makasar :
Pantai Losari Stop by the beach located at Jalan Penghubung has become a mandatory activity for every visitor who comes to Makassar. This flagship tourist spot has its own uniqueness in it is not a sandy beach but concreted beach. 
Still, you can do lots of fun things like fishing, bicycle riding water or banana boat, sail boat and many more. What other interesting things to a tourist? Of course culinary. There are many distinctive culinary offerings Makassar that you can enjoy here, from …

Visit Bandar Lampung : Muncak Hill.

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Mount Muncak at Tirtayasa, Pesawaran, Lampung has become so popular among youngsters in Lampung with new attraction of sight seeing Lampung bay, as well as Bandar Lampung.  This tourist spot offers as a spectacular view of seascape surrounding Lampung in Pesawaran regency, apart from landscape over Bandar Lampung stretching from Teluk Betung to the slope area of Tanjung Karang.

Muncak area lies in the border between Bandar Lampung and Pesawaran regency. The hill in Muncak has the panorama spanning from Teluk Betung on the left side and seascape including islands consisting of Pasaran Island, Kubur Island, Tangkil Island, and Tegal Island. During clear sky, you can even have the view of Pahawang Islands, as well as the cluster of Islands surrounding Krakatoa.

The most interesting site in Mucak area is Villa Muncak Teropong Laut. To get into the compound, you need to pay Rp 5,000.0 per person. The site has been so well known  among youngsters in Bandar Lampung through social media for …