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Gadang Clock Tower, Bukittinggi

[23 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 1,379 views]

Gadang Clock Tower is a tower clock located in the heart of Bukittinggi, West Sumatra, Indonesia. Gadang Clock Tower is the name given by the Minangkabau community, because it has a “gadang” or large size, gadang simply means large in Minangkabau language.

Gadang Clock Tower is so phenomenal since it …

Tongkonan, Toraja Traditional House

[11 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 1,843 views]

Toraja traditional house is called Tongkonan, derived from the word ‘tongkon’ which means ‘to sit together’. Tongkonan always built facing north, which is considered as the source of life. Based on archaeological research, the Toraja came from Yunan, Tongkin Bay, China. These immigrants from China then acculturated with the indigenous …

Kotabaru, Pedestrian’s Heaven

[9 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 951 views]

A visit to Kotabaru always leave a lasting impressive. Lots of interesting objects for the eyes and camera. This city is located in a small island among the other islands in the south of Kalimantan(Borneo), Indonesia.
Kotabaru is a district whose capital is also named Kotabaru. Many interesting places worth visiting …

Meru Betiri National Park

[30 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 1,729 views]

Meru Betiri National Park is a representation of mangrove ecosystem, swamp forest and lowland rain forest in Java, Indonesia.

This national park is the habitat of rare plants, such as Raflesia flower (Rafflesia zollingeriana), and several other plant species like mangrove (Rhizophora sp.), Api-api (Avicennia sp.), Hibiscus (Hibiscus tiliaceus), Nyamplung …

Angklung, World Cultural Heritage

[21 Nov 2010 | No Comment | 1,406 views]

Angklung art from Indonesia has just been ordained as one of the world heritage by UNESCO on a trial in Nairobi, Kenya, 16 November 2010. It was officially ordained as The Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

The word angklung is derived from angka(eng:number) that means the tone, …

Sasando, Endangered Heritage.

[19 Nov 2010 | No Comment | 1,152 views]

If the harp, piano, and guitar became the most historic and significant findings in the music world, then Sasando from Rote Island, Indonesia, deserves more appreciation. This traditional musical instrument has existed since decades ago and produces sound combination of three musical instruments: harp, piano, and guitar..

Sasando is …

Kampung Sampireun

[19 Nov 2010 | No Comment | 1,295 views]

Kampung Sampireun Hotel started to operate in January 1999 while the opening ceremony was held on September 4, 1999. Kampung Sampireun is Resort with Sunda atmosphere, located at an altitude of ± 1,000 meters above sea level, in the Kampung Ciparay, Garut, West Java Indonesia with an area of ± …

Lovina Beach. Lovely

[14 Nov 2010 | No Comment | 863 views]

Lovina located on the north coast of Bali, about 10 km west of Singaraja. Lovina Beach is in the Kalibukbuk village, Buleleng Regency, Bali, Indonesia. Therefore, sometimes people call it as Kalibukbuk tourist area.
Lovina Beach with unspoiled black sand is a very unique beach. The most interesting part is the …

Baluran National Park, Africa in Indonesia.

[10 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 1,070 views]

It’s easy to reach the national park which covers about 25,000 acres. It’s 265 km from Surabaya(capital of East Java) or 6 hours drive, and it’s only 27 km from Ketapang Banyuwangi or no more than 45 minutes.
The entrance gate to the national park is located alongside the …

Most Western Mainland of Indonesia, Zero Kilometre Monument, Sabang

[19 Sep 2010 | No Comment | 1,254 views]

A national anthem describes the territory of Indonesia consists of thousands of islands that line from Sabang to Merauke. The marker is Zero Kilometer monument that stands firm in Sabang.
Sabang is the center of activity on the Weh Island, which is the largest among the small islands at the western …

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