The Tudjuh Archipelago of the Riau Islands

The Tudjuh Archipelago of the Riau Islands

The Riau Archipelago or the Riau Islands were part of the Riau Regency until 2004, but then it was split off and formed a separate province. The center of the Riau Archipelago is Tanjung Pinang and includes more than 3000 beautiful islands. We already presented the western side of the Riau Archipelago, which includes the majority of the population, but today we would like to present the Tudjuh Archipelago covering the Western part of the Riau Archipelago, which is formed by four separate are... [ read more ]

Tourist attraction in the Western Riau Islands

Tourist attraction in the Western Riau Islands

The Riau Archipelago, with its center at Tanjung Pinang, has many potential tourist attractions as beautiful beaches or other cultural places. The archipelago lies at the junction of the oldest and busiest maritime trade routes. It is an ideal business or commercial destination. In the past the Riau Archipelago was inhabited by the so called sea gypsies, they were wandering in the rich mangrove forests and on its waterways. Besides of this in the 16th century the Sultan of Malakka found r... [ read more ]

Tourist attractions in Riau

Tourist attractions in Riau

Riau is an Indonesian province that includes the major area of East Sumatra. The inhabitants of Riau are part of the Malay ethnic group, and this is the source area of the Indonesian Malay-based national language. The first Malaysian grammar book, the Bustanul Katibin was also released there in 1857. Pekanbaru became the capital city of the province in 1959, taking over this role from Tanjung Pinang on the Island of Bintan.   Traditional houses If you travel about 160 km ... [ read more ]

Most famous tourist attractions in Banda Aceh

Most famous tourist attractions in Banda Aceh

Banda Aceh is the capital of Aceh on the Island of Sumatra. In the last years became famous for the devastating work of the Tsunami in 2004.  First was called the “City of the King” (Kutaraja). One of the most famous tourist attractions of the city is the Tsunami Museum, built as a memorial of this natural disaster, but today we would like to present you other 6 famous tourist attractions in Banda Aceh, which include the Baiturrahman Grand Mosque, the Gunongan, the Dutch Kerkhoff Pou... [ 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 ]

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 ]

What's Fantastic in Sumatra and Sulawesi

What’s Fantastic in Sumatra and Sulawesi

©chachabunaken/flickr Usually you will also visit the Pandai Sikek Village for its local wood carving and weaving handicraft works. For relaxation, you can arrange an en route a stop in Puncak Kiabang, and watch the Anai Waterfall. Rumah Tuo Kampai Nan Panjang is a landmark and point of interest with an impressive 350 years of history. See those original gadang houses and traditional kampongs. Mesjid Tuo Belimbing is a religious site for those of you who wants to see more cultural sights. Ki... [ read more ]

Lake Toba and Lake Maninjau

Lake Toba and Lake Maninjau

A 100 kilometres long lake as well as a supervolcano, Lake Toba is a volcano with a tremendous ejecta volume of more than one thousand cubic kilometers. When magma in the Earth rises into the crust from a hotspot but is unable to break through the crust. With 505 metres at its deepest point, it has a surface elevation of nearly 900 metres, making it the largest lake in Indonesia worth seeing. The second reason that you must see it is that, Lake Toba is the largest volcanic lake in the world. ... [ read more ]

Sumatra's Bukit Lawang and Tangkahan

Sumatra’s Bukit Lawang and Tangkahan

Exploring Sumatra is about wandering in lush rainforests, cascading rivers, beautiful white sand beaches, limestone caves. You can see very exotic fauna and flora, sparkling crater lakes and very impressive volcanoes. Traveling in Sumatra is also about discovering the diverse traditional ethnic groups of Indonesia. Promising you the most exquisite views of volcanic landscapes, Sumatra suggest their highlighted spots such as Bukit Lawang, Tangkahan, Lake Toba, Lake Maninjau, Berastagi and Bukit... [ read more ]