Showing posts from December, 2016

Visit Hidden Paradise in Gili Lawa, East Nusa Tenggara.

Gili Lawa, also known as Gili Laba, is a stopover spot on the boat trip to Komodo National Park from Labuhan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara.  It is on the north of Komodo Island. In fact, there are two islands of Gili Lawa: Gili Lawa Darat and Gili Lawa Laut. Gili Lawa Darat lies in between Gili Lawa Laut and Komodo Island. 
To get to the Gili Lawa, you can use the services of travel agents in Labuan Bajo selling a variety of travel packages of Komodo sailing trip, or liveaboard trip, with varied prices. As the Port of Gili Lawa Labuan Bajo is quite far ro reach within 1 day commuting, almost all travel agents arrange the destination to Gili Lawa into three days and two nights package (3D2N). Gili Lawa is too beautiful to visit without overnight stay, therefore the travel packages sailing 3 days 2 nights is the best arrangement so you can enjoy the sunrise and sunset there.
Gili Lawa, in fact Gili Lawa Darat, offers the best spot for watching sun sets and rises. The  landsape in Gili Lawa i…

Visit Tourist Destinations in East Nusa Tenggara : Padar Island

Padar Island is the third largest island in the Komodo National Park, after the Komodo, and Rinca. Padar Island is  not as famous as Komodo or Rinca, but its beauty is not less than these islands. The Location of Padar Island is closer to Rinca Island compared to Komodo Island and is separated by Selat Lintah.

As part of the Komodo National Park, Padar Island is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the island of Komodo, Rinca and Gili Mota. Althought in the Komodo National Park, the Komodo dragon is no where can be found here.Around the island, there are also three or four small islands  each with a unique panoramic view. In Padar Island, you will find pink beach that is suitable for swimming, snorkeling, or just strolling along the beach.

Visitors can also climb the hill on the island of Padar to enjoy the panoramic view from the top. Blue sea and surrounding islands will hypnotize visitors.

Although trekking towards the highest hill will be very tiring, but visitors will …

National Gallery of Indonesia, Focusing on Education and Diplomacy in 2017.

Galeri Nasional Indonesia (GNI), a state cultural institution in Indonesia, in 2017 will still be focusing on education and diplomacy program. It is reflected in  a series of planned program while at the same time open for public aspiration for other temporary programs. In 2017, Galeri Nasional Indonesia continues developing its physical building as well as other infrastructure in order to make it more representative as a gallery with International standards.
Galeri Nasional Indonesia carries education function for public as the main priority.As regulated in the Education and Culture Ministry  No.32/2015, the tasks and function of Galeri Nasional Indonesia is conducting analysis, collection, registration, maintenance, security,exhibition, partnership, education, documentation, and art works publication.

In 2017, Galeri Nasional Indonesia has planned  a number of  programs. The programs encompassed of national exhibition of fine arts, exhibition of the collection of fine arts belong t…

Komodo National Park, East Nusa Tenggara.

Komodo National Park is a national park located in Nusa Tenggara Timur, or the East Nusa Tenggara Province. Geographically, the national park lies between Flores Island of the East Nusa Tenggara Province and Sumbawa Island of  the West Nusa Tenggara Province composing of three major islands- Rinca, Komodo, and Padar Islands - and other smaller islands. 
The national park was established in 1981 and was designated as Man and Biosphere Reserve in 1977 by UNESCO. Komodo National Park demonstrated exceptional natural beauty and hold the large majority of the only areas in the World in which wild population of Komodo dragon lizard still exist. Based on these values, the UNESCO designated the park as a World Heritage Site in 1991. In 2009, the park became one of the Official Finalist of New Wonders of Nature.
Komodo National Parks covers 1,733 square kilometers of rugged hillsides and dry vegetation that highly contrasts with sandy beaches and the blue coral-rich waters.

There are more tha…

Visit and Enjoy Natural Wonders in Belitung, Bangka Belitung Islands Province.

Belitung is an island in Bangka Belitung Province which recently has become a popular destination of tourism in Indonesia. Belitung is naturally endowed with beaches characterized by white sands and clear water dotted with big and small granite stones. The natural beauty of  of Belitung Island is alluring tourists to visit the island, also known as NegeriLaskar Pelangi, literally means the country of Rainbow Troopers. The name is taken from a popularity novel called Laskar Pelangi by a Belitung born writer, Andre Hirata. It makes Belitung Island increasingly more appealing to tourists at home and abroad to visit. 

You can reach beautiful beaches and remote islands in Belitung by air and land transportation. By air transportation, Belitung is accessible mainly from Jakarta by any air planes of most well known aero plane companies with a travel time of around 50 minutes. From Sumatera Island, Malaysia and Singapore, Belitung Island is accessible from Batam City as  the hub. By land…

Visit Mount Bromo, East Java.

Mount Bromo is a volcano with an altitude of2,329meters above sea level in East Java, located in four regencies, namely Probolinggo, Pasuruan, Lumajang and Malang. Mount Bromo is famous as a major tourist attraction in East Java. In Sanskrit, Bromo means Brahma, one of main gods in Hinduism. As a tourist attraction, Bromo becomes attractive because of its status as the volcano is still active and part of theBromo Tengger Semeru National Park.The National Park is the only conservation area in Indonesia has a distinct attraction of "sea sand" with an area of 5,250 ha in the elevation of 2,392 meters above mean sea level. but there is another uniqueness of this mountain is the sea of sand shaped by wide caldera on the top of the ancient mountain. Besides, Mount Bromo is famous for the beauty of the sunrise.
In addition to seeing the beauty of the sunrise from the summit of Bromo,Penanjakan,and the Bromo crater that emit famous white sulfur fumes, the other interesting attrac…

The Seven Highest Mountains in Indonesia, How Many Mountains Have You Climbed Up?

If you notice that,geographically, Indonesia is situated on the archipelago where most of its islands, big and small, are dotted with active and dormant volcanoes. In a popular way, it is suffice classify Volcanoes into the frequency of their eruption. Volcanoes erupt regularly called active, while those that have erupted in historical times but are now quiet called dormant or inactive.
The volcanoes in Indonesia are part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. The Ring of Fire is a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur. In a 40,000 km (25,000 mi) horseshoe shape, it is associated with a nearly continuous series of oceanic trenches, volcanic arcs, and volcanic belts and/or plate movements. It has 452 volcanoes (more than 75% of the world's active and dormant volcanoes).The Ring of Fire is sometimes called the circum-Pacific belt.
In Indonesia, the active ones raise across Sumatra Island, Java Island, Kalimantan Island,…

North Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

As dominated by the majesty of Mount Rijani and the surrounding mountains, the north of Lombok Island offers stunning landscapes and long curves of deserted beaches, jungle and rainforest, with towering plantations of mahony, teak and other native trees provided opportunities for trekking and ecotourism.
North Lombok is a fairly new regency and was officially established on July 21,2008. the regency has five districts, including the Gili Islands, 33 villages and 332 hamlets, with a total population around 246,283 people. 
North Lombok is reached by two main roads, both in good condition providing different scenic routes. The coastal that runs from Ampenan all the way up west coast to the north provides stunning views of the many beautiful bays and beaches that line the west coast, as well as vistas over the Gili Islands and Bali to the west. 
The Pusuk Pass, a winding mountain roas that start at Gunung Sari dan runs through the mountains island terminate in Pamenang in the north. The…

Mount Rinjani and Segara Anak Lake, West Nusa Tenggara.

Mount Rinjani or Gunung Rinjani is one of  around 129  active volcanoes in Indonesia located on the island of Lombok. Administratively, the mountain lies in the Regency of North Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. It rises to 3,726 metres (12,224 ft), making it the second highest volcano in Indonesia (wikipedia). Mount Rinjani offers the best panorama of all volcanoes in Indonesia. Climbing Mount Rinjani is among the attractions of Mount Rinjani National Park. The summit of Mount Rinjani is the most visited destination by most climbers as reaching the peak is the pride of visiting this area. Most climbing activities take place between July and August with the majority of them are students to commemorate the independence day of Indonesia on August 17 on the peak of Mount Rinjani and Segara Anak Lake.
Segara Anak Lake is a crater lake with the shape of crescent moon totaling an area  of 1,100 Ha on the elevation of around 2,010 m above sea level and with the depth of around 230 m. On the easter…

Liveaboard Leisure Trip in Indonesia.

Indonesia is known as the largest archipelago country in the World. In fact, Indonesia is a make up of over 17,000 islands, big and small, stretching around 5000 km from Sabang Island in the northernmost of Sumatra Island on the west to Merauke in West Papua on the east. Superimposing, Indonesian territory over Europe, you will find that it stretches from Ireland to Iran; and from California to Bermuda over the United States of America. No wander that Indonesia is also called as a necklace of equatorial emeralds.   To marine enthusiasts, the best way of enjoying the nature of Indonesia is leisurely traveling among the scattered islands by boats, yachts, or cruise ships specially designed to live aboard. Imagined, while living in a 'floating hotel' equipped with bedrooms and toilets as well as meals three times a day, you would be cruising to  enjoy a beautiful seascape surrounding the Komodo National Park,then stopped in many diving and snorkeling sp…

Visit Old Jakarta : Gedung Arsip Nasional

As we know that the National Archives of the Republic of Indonesia (ANRI) has lots of important archives of this country. Initially, the building ANRI located in Jl. Gajah Mada, Kota Tua or Old City, West Jakarta. In 1992 the building was moved to Jl ANRI. Ampera, Cilandak, South Jakarta.

The old building ANRI was saved from being a complete overhaul. Thanks to the Yayasan Hadiah Indonesia which is managed by a group of Dutch businessmen, the building was successfully renovated and used as a Museum of National Archives on the time of the golden anniversary of the Republic of Indonesia.

Now, the museum is no longer store the national archives, but still has a good collection letters from various kingdoms in Indonesia; photograph mosques and churches from various provinces in Indonesia; replica sailing ship; Officers sword; Dutch period furniture; and a unique map that is framed very nicely. 

In this museum there are also cannons and bells slavery placed in the courtyard garden behind…