The Cultural Base called Rantepao

The Cultural Base called Rantepao

In Tana Toraja Regency, there is a town called ‘Rantepao’ and it is famous for being the cultural center of an ethnic group called the Toraja. This is a Buginese word which means ‘people of the uplands’ from the language, this area has been developed since the 70s for tourism purposes and the Toraja people lives in the mountainous parts of South Sulawesi. Majority of them are Christians. In the capital, that is Rantepao, they do have a ‘Funeral Season’ between July and October. T... [ read more ]

The Perfect Break in Sulawesi

The Perfect Break in Sulawesi

One of the first things to do is to visit the Museum of North Sulawesi, it has all about its arts, culture and history of the North Sulawesi Province. There features 2810 artifacts all collections are from Gorontalo, Minahasa, Bolaang Mongondow, Manado and Sangihe Talaud. Bunaken is the National Marine Park and it is a great place for scuba diving. If you are in Sulawesi, you must check out the Lairiang River. It is the longest river in Sulawesi that runs from Napu, Bada and Gimpu valleys. L... [ read more ]

Sights of Mataram and Ampenan

Sights of Mataram and Ampenan

This is where you can find the banks, public buildings, general hospitals, post office and shopping malls. Mataram is the main city and also the capital of Lombok. You can visit here Ampenan which is a port town as well as Cakranegara. Other than the substantial houses, you can find impressive public buildings which are rather large. Shopping facilities and transportation infrastructure is equipped here, you can find dance performances, art exhibitions, theatre as well as wayang kulit, the I... [ read more ]

Lingga Village, Tongging and Berastagi

Lingga Village, Tongging and Berastagi

Experience for a change the traditional life in the Northern Sumatra. This place is called the Lingga Village with an indigenous Karo Batak culture 1200 meters above sea level. It is relatively near to Berastagi and only 15 miles away that makes the discovery of the traditional Karo life simply steps away. You know what Batak houses are, they are none other than the horned roofs houses where the local lived in. Regular oplets or minibuses from Kabanjahe are available to transport from place ... [ read more ]

Cities in Flores

Cities in Flores

On the eastern part of Sumbawa and the western part of Lembata and the Alor Archipelago is Flores. There are several notable cities and interesting places and destinations beyond Flores that worth seeing. For example the famous three-colored lake called Kelimutu and much mentioned Komodo National Park. First to be mentioned is the Labuanbajo is a busy city where you can get to Rinca Island. You can go to the nearby Sereya island for some snorkeling and diving. Watch those flying fox bats at ... [ read more ]