Kalimantan as the Land of the Animals and the Dayak Tribe

Kalimantan as the Land of the Animals and the Dayak Tribe

Talking about Kalimantan means talking about the ingenious Dayak tribe and about the tropical forests. As seen in historical documents, the first Indonesian kingdom started from this island. Kuta is the oldest kingdom in Indonzia and Kudungga is the first king. Currently, Kalimantan is administratively divided into four provinces: West, Central, South and East Kalimantan. We will present you the island of Kalimantan as the land of animals and of the Dayak tribe. Natural environment ... [ 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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

Carita & Java Island Eco-Tourism

Carita & Java Island Eco-Tourism

With intentions to visit the Java Island, you might wan to consider checking out Carita Beach, Krakatau. Seeing the coastal town, cruising along the Sunda Strait by boat and then to the active volcano island. The Sunda Strait has its name coming from the Indonesia Pasundan which means 'West Java' in English. It is between the Islands of Sumatra and Java itself, connecting the Java Sea to Indian Ocean. If you wish to climb up the southern half of the deserted volcano, you can plan to do so, t... [ read more ]

Kota Ambon and its Sights

Kota Ambon and its Sights

Siwa Lima is one of the museum which is a must see when you travel to Kota Ambon. It features the regional and colonial artefacts. First you will see two buildings with a snaking road between them. Capture and be inspired by the breathtaking view of Ambon on the upper rear terrrace. You can also visit the little Hindu Temple after going through the stairway. Ambon was colonized but when the Dutch drove out the Portuguese, it had been under the Dutch control til 1945. The two classes of the p... [ read more ]

Nature Tourism in Indonesia

Nature Tourism in Indonesia

If you are a person who is into nature and you are planning to see the nature tourism of Indonesia, you might be interested to check out the surf breaks that Indonesia has to offer. Other than that, Indonesia has lots of dive sites to choose from and the national parks are with interesting flora and fauna to see, let alone the volcanoes in Indonesia. Surfing in Indonesia ensures you that being in Indonesia is never lack of water sports and recreational activities. There are even world class ... [ read more ]

Attractions of Jakarta

Attractions of Jakarta

One of the top attractions of Jakarta is the National Museum. It was established in 1778 by the Batavia Society for Arts and Science. Now it is a world-famous National Museum which is well presented and interesting things and original old buildings to see. Kidzania located at Jl. Jend Sudirman is an amusement and entertainment centre mainly for children as young as five year olds and as old as twelve years old. There are different educational tasks about the concept of living that the children... [ read more ]