Showing posts from October, 2018

Istana Presiden Cipanas

Puncak is a very popular area of tourist destinations, among its attractions is Istana Presiden Cipanas. Istana Presiden Cipanas is one of the Presidential Palace of the Republic of Indonesia, sitting at the foot of Mount Gede at an altitude of 1,100 m above sea level, West Java, approximately 103 km from Jakarta towards Bandung via main road to Puncak. This palace is located in Sindangjaya Village, Cipanas District, Cianjur Regency. Its address is at Jl. Raya Cipanas No. 105, Desa Sindangjaya, Kecamatan Cipanas, Kabupaten Cianjur, Jawa Barat 43253.

The building stands on an area of 26 ha with a building area of 7,760 m2. Cipanas Palace consists of the main building, six pavilions, a special building and two other buildings, one of which is a hot water reservoir and another is a mosque.The old building officially called the Main Building of the Cipanas Presidential Palace stands on an area of 982 m2.As the name implies, this building is the largest building compared to other build…

Hang Gliding and Paragliding At Gunung Mas Tea Plantation.

Puncak is home to paragliding and hang gliding, particularly in area of agro tourism Gunung Mas. This place is also called Bukit Gantole where during the 2018 Asian Games is used as the venue of  the paragliding competition. The Gantole Hill  is not far from the At-Ta'awun Mosque, approximately around 300 mtr.

Bukit Gantole can be accessed either from Jakarta and Bandung. From Jakarta using private car, you can take Toll Road Jagorawi heading to Cisarua and then Puncak. From Bandung, you can take Toll Road Cipularang and then exit at Toll Gate Padalarang heading to Cianjur and end at Jalan Raya Puncak km 87.

Upon arrival at the Bukit Gantole Puncak Paragliding, you will also buy an entrance ticket of IDR 13,000 per person and insurance included. As well as car parking rates of Rp. 5,000 motorbikes Rp.2. 000. Registration can be done by booking or paying immediately.The cost for this paragliding tandem is Rp. 350,000 per person and Rp.400,000 for foreign tourists.


Mosque Atta awun.

For those of you who have or have often traveled to the Cisarua area, Puncak, Bogor is certainly no stranger to the existence of the Atta'awun Mosque. This mosque is widely used as a haven for road users to offer prayers, or just rest while in the Puncak tea plantation area, Bogor.
Besides being beautiful, the Atta’awun mosque is also magnificent with all the pleasant facilities, so it's not surprising that many people take the time to pray at the mosque. Atta’awun Mosque has a unique and beautiful design with a large dome. Around the mosque there is also a fish pond filled with koi ornamental fish and behind it is the Atta'awun waterfall. Anyone who prays at the mosque will feel extraordinary calm with the cool air and the sound of splashing water that sounds clear when we are praying.
In fact this mosque was built by PT. Gunung Mas, a subsidiary of PTPN VIII in collaboration with the West Java Provincial Government. PT. Gunung Mas inherits its land and the West Java…

Let's Visit Kota Bunga, Puncak, West Java.

One of the favorite tourist destinations in Puncak is the City of Flowers. Kota Bunga is a tourist area built on an area of 116 ha. The uniqueness of this tourist attraction is the attraction of places and sights similar to the city in the country. One of the similarities offered is Venice, Italy. The high level makes this place called the name Little Venice Bogor.

The Flower City of Little Venice offers a very pleasant tourist sensation. in this place we can see a variety of buildings with similar architecture in the City of Venice.

Enjoy Ornamental Plants in Liwa Botanical Garden, West lampung, Lampung Province.

Lampung Province is a well-known tourist destination in Indonesia. Rich of natural resources including biological wealth, making natural attractions in Lampung Province are abound. Especially in West Lampung in the village of Pekon Kubu Perahu, Balik Bukit District, the City of Liwa (Capital City of West Lampung Regency) is currently being built a Botanical Garden, Liwa Botanical Garden. 
The development of the Liwa Botanical Garden  was the result of collaboration between the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), the Bogor Botanical Garden Plant Conservation Center (Kebun Raya Bogor) and the Ministry of Public Works and West Lampung Regency Government.
Located on the back of the Bukit Barisan Mountains with cool air and beautiful panorama covering an area of 112 hectares, the Liwa Botanical Garden is a conservation area with the theme of conservation and development of Ornamental Plants, Flora Representation of Southern Sumatra National Park (TNBBS), both flowering and b…

Photo Galleries of Ornamental Plant Collection in Liwa Botanical Garden.


Popular Tourism Destination in Palembang during Asian Games 2018


Indonesia among the Best Ten Countries to visit in 2019

Lonely Planet recently released Travel Book version 2019 . The travel book issued its recommendation destination and short listed top ten countries to visit in 2019.  The good news is Indonesia among the countries.
According to experts, the first best country for the upcoming 2019 holiday destination falls on Sri Lanka. The country was chosen because it offers many choices of destinations for families, adventure and culinary lovers.Then the second place was won by Germany. The charm of a medieval castle and vineyard is guaranteed to spoil travelers.In third place, Zimbabwe is the choice. Lonely Planet mentioned, Zimbabwe is the safest destination in Africa. The charm of the national park to Victoria Falls is so fascinating.

In addition to the top three above, it turns out that Indonesia is ranked as the seventh best country for the Lonely Planet 2019 version. So special, the 2019 Best in Travel book cover is the Ulun Danu Temple in Bali, as a sign that Indonesia is in the top 10 coun…

Getting Acquainted with Local Musics of Betawi in Jakarta.

Do you know that native peoples of Jakarta City are called Betawi.In the Dutch colonial era not until 1930, the category of Betawi people appeared in the census data for the first time.  It was recorded that the number of Betawi was 778,953 people and became the majority of the population of Batavia at that time.

Betawi are currently somewhat marginalized by migrants, both domestics and Internationals. They left Jakarta City and moved to areas in the surrounding provinces : West Java  - Bekasi, Karawang, Depok- and Banten province -Tangerang. 

Now, the people no longer belong to Jakarta City. Those who are living in Depok are called "Betawi Depok", in Bekasi "Betawi Bekasi", in Karawang "Betawi Karawang" and "Betawi Tangerang".

Betawi culture is also excluded by other cultures both from Indonesia and western culture. Despite of this, the culture of Betawi people also has given birth to local musics. Local musics that developed among Betawi people f…

Exhibition on "Ulos" at Textile Museum, Jakarta

If you want to admire the beauty of traditional hand woven fabrics, "Ulos" from Batak ethnic  in North Sumatra, then come to Textile Musem in Jakarta.
"Ulos" exhibition is on now from September 20 to October 7, 2018 at Textile Museum with theme " Ulos, Hangoluan & Tondi". Hangoluam means life and Yondi means soul meaning that Ulos is the life as well as the soul of Batak society.

The exhibition is presented by Del and Tobatenun Foundation supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture. The items on display are a private collection of Devi Pandjaitan with Kerri Na Basaria. The exhibition display also very old and rare collection.So don't miss out this event.