Most important water attractions in North Sulawesi

Most important water attractions in North Sulawesi

The province of North Sulawesi is the home of white pristine beaches and the magnificent coral reefs protecting the mountains. The main attractions of Manado can be found on the high seas: the coral reefs of the nearby Bunaken Island are under protection, the conservation area is one of the most beautiful spots for sea diving in the world. If you haven’t decided yet to travel to this beautiful province, read our presentation regarding the most important water attractions in North Sulawe... [ read more ]

Cultural attractions in North Sulawesi

Cultural attractions in North Sulawesi

The center of North Sulawesi is the city of Manado. Manado is an attractive and prosperous city. Just like Jakarta, there are a lot of spectacular public sculptures that merit the attention. The culture and the architecture of the town is a special mixture of the Indonesian, Filipino and Chinese elements. Although Manado has a private dock, deep water maritime center in North Sulawesi is the prt of Bitung at 48 km from Manado. Bitung is a national and international maritime trade point. I... [ read more ]

South Kalimantan or South Borneo

South Kalimantan or South Borneo

The Meratus Mountains cut the region of South Kalimantan into two parts. The southern part of the province is flatter, large winding rivers cross the plains, until they reach the vast coastal mangrove swamps. Therefor the land of South Kalimantan is particularly fertile. The villages and small settlements on the Barito riverside were built by the indigenous people of this land, the Banjar. They make high quality craft objects for traditional and commercial purposes using local raw materia... [ read more ]

Tourist attractions in East Kalimantan or East Borneo

Tourist attractions in East Kalimantan or East Borneo

Known as one of the major oil deposits and timber producer, East Kalimantan is the most industrial area of the Island of Borneo and the second largest province of Indonesia. The original inhabitants of the island are the orang gunung, the mountain people. The group of people is collectively known as the dayaks, but this term is not accepted by many indigenous people, they rather try to define their cultural identity with the special name of their smaller community - such as iban, punan an... [ read more ]

Tourist attractions in Central Kalimantan or Central Borneo

Tourist attractions in Central Kalimantan or Central Borneo

The 153 800 km2 area of the largest province of Borneo is mostly covered with jungle. The northern part has inaccessible mountains, in the central part are dense tropical forests and the southern region of is a swamp crossed by rivers. The climate of the region is hot and humid. Central Kalimantan is the home of three Dayak communities the ngaju, the ot danum and the ma'anyan ot siang. The ngajus are nomads, the followers of the ancient kaharingan fait that is characterized by the respect... [ read more ]

Water attractions in West Kalimantan

Water attractions in West Kalimantan

West Kalimantan has an area of ​​146 607 km2 and a wide variety of mineral and gemstone deposits, some of which are still waiting for exploration. The coastal areas are mostly marshy plains, which are divided by more than 100 rivers. The climate of West Kalimantan is tropical, the average daily minimum temperature is 22.9 °C and the maximum is 31.5 °C. The less rainy period from March to May, is proceeded by the rainy season lasting from November to January with heavy rains. We made... [ read more ]

Top 5 attractions for nature lovers in West Kalimantan

Top 5 attractions for nature lovers in West Kalimantan

West Kalimantan is a beautiful place with many tourist attractions and has a diverse population. On the mountainous eastern part of the province, away from the cities and plains can be found many many villages of the Dayak tribes, the indigenous population in Kalimantan. The remainder population of the province is consists of Chinese, Malays and various Indonesian ethnic groups. Our article is mainly written for those who really like to discover the natural beauties of a country. The top... [ read more ]

The cities of Pontianak and Sintang in West Kalimantan

The cities of Pontianak and Sintang in West Kalimantan

The city of Pontianak is the center of West Kalimantan and is located right on the equator. The city has many canals and is crossed by the 1143 km long Kapuas that is one of the longest rivers of Indonesia. The river that splits Pontianak into two parts, played a very important regional communication role in the history. The carved stone and pottery artifacts show that the region has been inhabited since the fifth century, but the later Islamic influence is the decisive in the area The ci... [ read more ]

Top 5 cities and villages of East Nusa Tenggara

Top 5 cities and villages of East Nusa Tenggara

The Province of East Nusa Tenggara consists of over 550 islands, but has three main islands: Flores, Sumba and Timor. The population is predominantly Roman Catholic and the Portuguese influence is present in the habits and the physical environment as well. The existence of a strong European cultural heritage can be seen in the Easter processions in Larantuka or the royal insignia of the former rulers of Maumere are also a proof of this. Sumba, formerly known as the Sandalwood Island today... [ read more ]