Exploring nature in Sulawesi

Exploring nature in Sulawesi

There are many places in Sulawesi where you can enjoy nature. We would like to present you several famous and beautiful lakes of this country, two wonderful waterfalls in a breathtaking surrounding and some magnificent mountains you could visit while exploring nature in Sulawesi. If you would like to combine this experience with the local tradition, you can visit Bulukumba and watch can how the inlanders build houses or traditional ships.   You can even have a Cadik ... [ read more ]

Maluku as the Dream Islands of Magellan

Maluku as the Dream Islands of Magellan

Magellan lived between 1480 and 1521 and sailed in the service of the King of Spain. He was the first man who led a fleet of five ships to west, starting from Europe to Asia, the first European to sail in the Pacific Ocean or made an expedition around the world. It is clear that few tourists would have the resources to step, mile by mile, in Magellan's footsteps, but the Maluku Islands, known as the Spice Islands of Indonesia, is one of the places he stopped by that well worth the attention.... [ read more ]

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 As seen in historical documents, the first Indonesian kingdom started from this island.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 ]

Sumatra through the Eyes of Nature Lovers

Sumatra through the Eyes of Nature Lovers

Sumatra is one of the largest islands in Indonesia. Each province has its own culture and ethnic groups. Sumatra is divided into nine provinces: Aceh, North Sumatra, West Sumatra, Riau, Jambi, Bengkulu, South Sumatra, Banka Belitung and Lampung. It is a great place to visit, you can choose any of these places to meet with nature. We would like to present you Sumatra through the eyes of nature lovers spending a little time at every one of them. Aceh In Aceh you find Bukit Lawang, one of t... [ 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 ]

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 ]

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 ]