Tourist guide to Banjarmasin

Tourist guide to Banjarmasin

Banjarmasin, also known as Bandjarmasin, is the provincial capital of South Kalimantan, Indonesia. The city is located in a unit of relief that has the form of a small island, formed by the confluence of the Martapura River and the Barito River. Because it is located in this area, the city of Banjarmasin is sometimes called the "River City". The city of Banjarmasin was part of the Hindu kingdoms Negara Dipa and Negara Daha in the fourteenth century. After Pangeran Samudera was made Muslim... [ read more ]

Things you should know before visiting Bali

Things you should know before visiting Bali

The people of Bali are very tolerant with tourists. Although they are deeply religious, they don’t impose a dress code like in the churches. In general, if you intend to visit as many places as possible on the island, put in you luggage comfortable shoes. Opt for sandals for walking in the town and shoes for walking in the mountains and national parks. Of course you can buy a pair of one of the most original, handmade sandals from the markets in Kuta or Ubud. In general, the Belinese ad... [ read more ]

Nature and sport activities in Bali

Nature and sport activities in Bali

Unique natural landscapes in Bali and large beaches such as those at Kuta or the elegant beaches of Nusa Dua and Cnadidasa are ideal destinations for surfing enthusiasts, whether beginners or experienced. Surfing enthusiasts can capture the most impressive waves at Saneh, Uluwatu or at Medewi. Tourists passionate of nature walks can consider a trip to Lake Kintamani with breathtaking views, where indigenous populations and Trunyan and Aga will capture you at the first moment with their mu... [ read more ]

Top 7 cultural attractions of West Papua

Top 7 cultural attractions of West Papua

The world's second largest island, New Guinea, is shared by two countries: Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. The Indonesian half of the large island forming a bird, which only became an integral part of the country in 1969 after being a Dutch colony, is called West Papua. Although the area occupies almost a quarter of the archipelago, there lives less than one percent of the population of Indonesia. Looking at the map you quickly get an explanation for this contradiction. West Papua is the ... [ read more ]

The natural attractions of West Papua

The natural attractions of West Papua

West Papua is one of the last mysterious wilderness areas. Its endless jungles is more impenetrable than the great jungle of the Amazon, in the mangrove swamps live large crocodiles and in the eastern mountains some isolated tribes may even zealously kept alive cannibalism. From the coastal towns you can not even reach the interior of the island on the land or on water, so the only option remains traveling by air. Looking down from the airplane you will discover a majestic landscape: the ... [ read more ]

The Raja Ampat Archipelago in West Papua

The Raja Ampat Archipelago in West Papua

West Papua is the northwestern tongue of the Indonesian part of New Guinea. The area of ​​the Bird's Head Peninsula, also known as Doberai or Semenanjung Kepala Burung, and the surrounding small islands make up a population of approximately 800 000 people, making it one of the least populated areas in Indonesia. Manokwari is the provincial capital of West Papua. The Raja Ampat Archipelago, also known as the Four Kings Islands, in the north-western corner of West Papua is made up of mo... [ read more ]

Top 10 attractions in Gorontalo for nature lovers

Top 10 attractions in Gorontalo for nature lovers

The typical tree species of the Gorontalo forests are the lingua, the nantu (Palaquium obtusifolium), the meranti (Shorea spp.) and the rattan. The image of the Teluk Tomini beach in south Gorontalo is enriched with several small islands. These uninhabited islands have white sandy beaches. Teluk Tomini is a scuba divers paradise. Since is located exacly on the equator, it has a varied marine life. We present you the top 10 attractions in Gorontalo for nature lovers including beautiful bea... [ read more ]

The cultural heritage of Gorontalo

The cultural heritage of Gorontalo

The province of Gorontalo is mostly mountainous, the mountain ranges are streching in the north-south direction. The landscape is stunning, the area is the habitat of various rare species of animals and trees. The forests of Nani Wartabone and Nantu are famous tourist sites, they have a protected fauna and flora. The babirusa (Babyrousa celebensis, a sort of boar), the anoa (anoa, dwarf water buffalo), the Tarsier (Tarsius spectrums) and the hammerhead hens (macrocephala male) can be foun... [ 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 ]