Ambon Island

Ambon Island

Moluccas is also referring to the Maluku Islands. It is an archipelago and Moluccas is located on the Halmahera Plate. This mountainous, fertile and well-watered Ambon Island of about 775 square kilometers is part of the Maluku Islands of Indonesia. Historically, Portuguese landed in Ambon in 1513 after it has been expulsed from Ternate. Most of the Ambonese are Muslims or Christians. Predominanly they speak the language of Ambonese Malay. This destination is for the adventurous type of trav... [ read more ]

National Parks in Java Indonesia

National Parks in Java Indonesia

In Java, there is one world network of biosphere reserve and one World Heritage Site that is a national park. Gunung Gede Pangrango is the biosphere reserve and Ujung Kulon is the heritage site. Both are with great biodiversity. The other national parks in Java includes Baluran, Gunung Ciremai, Gunung Halimun, Gunung Merbabu, Kepulauan Seribu, Alas Purwo, bromo Tengger Semeru, Gunung Merapi, Karimunjawa and last but not least Meru Betiri. Karimunjawa National Park for example, is in the Kari... [ read more ]

Malls Culture in Jakarta

Malls Culture in Jakarta

This e’X center is also known as Entertainment X’nter. It is located in Menteng and it is an upscale shopping mall directly beside the Japanese Embassy in Jakarta. Here is mostly a paradise for young shoppers like young adults and teenagers. This mall has a special design by Denton Corker Marshall that features a deconstructivism architecture. From far you can see the yellow, red, blue, orange square-shaped buildings at various angles connected with a bridge. It is linked to Plaza Indone... [ read more ]

Out-of-the Norm Indonesian Islands

Out-of-the Norm Indonesian Islands

Sometimes, Bacan is spelled Bachan or Batjan. This special island on the North Maluku Province in the Molucca Sea is very near to Halmahera, Kasiruta as well as Mandioli. There are about eighty islets altogether in the Bacan Island group. A total of about 1800 kilometers square, Bacan has lower centre that is leveled, its northern parts are volcanic with even sulfurous springs and the southern parts are mountainous. Locally, they produce timber, spices, copra, tobacco, rice and mother of pea... [ read more ]

Nias Island

Nias Island

In the Indian Ocean, in the western part of Sumatra is one of the 131 largest islands called Nias Island. You can get there by a weekly ship, if you are will be going there from Jakarta. This ship brings you to Gunung Sitoli or you may take a not so frequent flight from Medan. The airport is Binaka on the island, you may also consider the Susi Air, UNHAS or Merpati Air. Discovering this island and its culture is one of the must do. There are Chinese, Malay and Batak as native inhabitants liv... [ read more ]

Palawa and Toraja of Indonesia

Palawa and Toraja of Indonesia

In southern Sulawesi is a place called Palawa, it is also accessible by the river of Sa’dang. One of the most interesting feature of this place is you can see Tongkonan on hill tops with bull horns attached in front of their traditional houses. Usually, they can be found among shady bamboo trees. At Toraja, there are several interesting things you can do in Toraja for example, finding out about the interesting Torajan culture, trekking, rafting, shopping and checking out their local arts. ... [ read more ]

World’s Largest Archipelago State

World’s Largest Archipelago State

Clusters and clusters of island, this is Indonesia. The key islands being Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Lesser Sunda Islands, Maluku and New Guinea. Many people know about the major islands, such as Sunda Islands, the Greater Sunda Islands like Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Sulawesi. As for the Lesser Sunda Island, as well as Maluku Islands and New Guinea that is of West Papua and Papua. Black Beaches Pangandaran is a place with black beaches, a pretty remote place. It is a town and you... [ read more ]

Bangka Island and Bunaken

Bangka Island and Bunaken

Calling surfers, divers, snorkeling enthusiasts and fishing fans to the east of Sumatra. A small island called Pulau Bangka awaits you. It is an island province. In the Java Sea, you will find the well-known for tin and pepper Belitung or Billiton next to it. Visit the main town Tanjung Pandan as well as the Bird Islet better known locally as Pulau Burong. The 129 year old light house on Lengkuas Island or snorkel your way at Kelayang Islet and Babi Island. Batu Berlayar Island and Pasir Isl... [ read more ]