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The Perfume of Mount Pesagi

[15 Feb 2012 | Comments Off on The Perfume of Mount Pesagi | 981 views]

Mount Pesagi is the highest mountain in Lampung , SUmatra, Indonesia with an altitude reaches 2,200 meters above sea level. The originality and beauty of the natural atmosphere around Mount Pesagi is still well preserved, and this is a very special attraction. From the top of this mountain, visitors can …

5 Railway Tourism Routes in Indonesia

[3 Feb 2012 | Comments Off on 5 Railway Tourism Routes in Indonesia | 1,244 views]

The first railway route in Indonesia was built in 1864 by the Dutch colonial. After 148 years on, there are 5 remaining ancient steam train line available for tourism.
The first railway line was the brainchild of Baron Sloet van en Beele. The route was connecting Semarang and Surakarta, stretches for …

Mountain Leuser, Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra

[19 Jun 2011 | Comments Off on Mountain Leuser, Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra | 1,502 views]

Mountain Leuser National Park is located at Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam and North Sumatera, Indonesia. It’s perfect example of coastal forest ecosystems, and tropical lowland and mountain rain forest.

The rock types consist of volcanic rocks, limestone, sedimentary rocks, plutons, and alluvium, the terrain is dominated by a complex of brown podzolic, …

Siberut Islands, The Asian Galapagos

[17 Jun 2011 | Comments Off on Siberut Islands, The Asian Galapagos | 688 views]

Siberut Island is one of the Mentawai islands in West Sumatra that have high value of ecosystem. The island is located about 100-155 km from the western city of Padang, separated by the Mentawai Strait, 60% of the area is covered by primary dipterocarp forest, mixed primary forest, swamps, coastal …

Gadang Clock Tower, Bukittinggi

[23 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 714 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 …

Angklung, World Cultural Heritage

[21 Nov 2010 | No Comment | 746 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, …

Most Western Mainland of Indonesia, Zero Kilometre Monument, Sabang

[19 Sep 2010 | No Comment | 648 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 …

Tor-tor Dance, Batak Traditional Ritual

[22 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 1,266 views]

Tor-tor dance is a dance that moves as a rhythm with the music accompaniment called Margondang which is played with traditional musical instruments such as gondang, flute, trumpet, and others.
According to the its history, Tor-tor dance was used in ritual ceremony associated with spirits where these spirits, where these spirits …

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