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Mentawai Islands, The Hidden Surfing Paradise

[31 Jul 2011 | Comments Off on Mentawai Islands, The Hidden Surfing Paradise | 879 views]

Mentawai Islands is located off the western coast of Sumatera and the chain of the islands stretches for about 360 kilometres in length, from southeast to northwest. The position of these islets and islands, combined with the gentle winds that can blow in several directions in the space …

Ngalau Indah Cave, The Art of Nature.

[30 Jul 2011 | Comments Off on Ngalau Indah Cave, The Art of Nature. | 1,168 views]

Ngalau Indah is a cave area on the slopes of Mount Simarajo, Payakumbuh, West Sumatera with very unique contours, beautiful terraces and rocky. Ngalau Indah parking area is located at an altitude of a hill, around the edge of Highway 750 from Bukittinggi – Payakumbuh, with views out towards the …

Fortress Fort de Kock

[31 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 652 views]

Fortress Fort de Kock was built in 1825 by Captain Bauer at the Mount Jirek Negeri, Bukit Tinggi, Sumatera, Indonesia. Until now, Fort Fort de Kock was a silent witness to the vanity of Dutch colonial that at that time ruled Minangkabau and the remnants of that arrogance is still …

Tabuik Ceremony, West Sumatera

[1 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 652 views]

Derived from the Arabic word ‘tabut‘ that means parading, Tabuik ceremony is a hereditary tradition on the west coast, West Sumatera. The ceremony is held at the Asura day that falls on the 10th of Muharram in the Islamic calendar. On the selected day, since 6:00 AM, all participants …

Mount Kerinci, The Wasted Heaven

[24 Aug 2010 | No Comment | 698 views]

Indonesia’s Jambi province can be called the center of Sumatra Island. It’s located right in the middle of the island and also has Sumatra’s highest point, the top of Mount Kerinci with a height of 3805 meters above sea level and the lowest at 725 meters above sea level.
As the …

Musi, The Lifeblood of Palembang

[14 Aug 2010 | No Comment | 757 views]

Musi River is a river located in South Sumatra, Indonesia. With a length of 750 km, this river is the longest river on Sumatra that split the city of Palembang in two. The Ampera bridge that become the icon of Palembang is passed over this river. Since the era of …

Adventure on Krakatau and Ujung Kulon

[8 May 2010 | No Comment | 716 views]

Krakatau Islands
Most of us probably only ever heard of Krakatoa, the mountain with devastating eruption in 1883, killing no less than 36,000 people, causing a tsunami as high as 30 meters in beach area of Banten(Java) and Gulf Betung, Lampung(Sumatera).

The dusts from the eruption filled the globe atmosphere to europe …

Kiluan Gulf , The Dolphin’s Heaven

[21 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 1,781 views]

Gulf Kiluan, Lampung, is a perfect place for those who love adventure. The hills and valleys are very tempting to explore.

The travel toward the Gulf Kiluan alone is already a challenge for tourists. The road on the west coast of Sumatra is not too smooth so it needs necessary …

Langkisau Hill, Paragliding Paradise

[13 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 955 views]

Langkisau Hill is located in Painan, the capital of the South Coastal District of West Sumatera, Indonesia. It’s approximately 77 kilometers south of Padang, the capital of West Sumatra Province. Travelling from Padang to Painan can be done by land transportation. The transportation modes available are medium-sizes buses with a …

Toba, World’s Largest Volcanic Lake

[24 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 1,596 views]

Those who have enjoyed the beauty of Lake Toba may not be able to imagine the horror it caused in the process of its “creation”.
Once across the street corner near Parapat, a resort town on the edge of Lake Toba, blue expanse of water and the panorama of Samosir Island’s …

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