Jun 262011

Waerebo village

The traditional village of Wae Rebo lies in the heart of Flores island, East Nusa TenggaraIndonesia. Perches high on the cool Todo forest, Manggarai, Flores, one of the unique offers of this village is its professionalism on handling tourists. This is result of an advance understanding and implementation of community knowledge management: turning knowledge into community asset.

Previously unexplored, the village holds probably the only traditional houses in Flores. These houses are not the oldest but built by following original design and following traditional norms. The village – as in other areas in East Nusa Tenggara province – is bound to tradition and culture. Continue reading »

Jun 192011

The status of Karimunjawa as one of the preserved national marine park in Indonesia gives evidence on how beautiful the underwater life is in the islands. No need to rent high cost diving gear or search for a specific location just to view forest of colorful coral reefs and all their inhabitants.

Karimunjawa is and island chain stretching in a northwesternly direction 83 km from Jepara. Central Java. This archipelago is a cluster of 27 island in the java sea. The reefs are a mixture of fringing, barrier, and patch with bottom depths ranging from 15 to 40 meters.  Continue reading »

Jun 182011

Larantuka, in addition to have a specific nature and stunning beaches, it also has such unique tradition, which will leave a lasting deep impression for the closeness of our relationship with God…

Did you know? The island of Flores in East Nusa Tenggara province, turned out to be one of the regions that is able to meet the needs of the travelers who seek the beauty and uniqueness as well as natural beauty, exotic marine, ecotourism, cultural and spiritual pilgrimage!

One of the uniqueness that can be found on Flores is the tradition of Semana Santa, Holy Week celebration culminating in a procession of Good Friday for Catholics, which is held in Larantuka each year. Continue reading »

Jun 172011

A view of the sunrise over Sumatra from Mount Dempo’s slopes. (JG Photo/Tim Hannigan)

Daylight is peeking over Sumatra. I am just three degrees south of the equator, but high on the slopes of Mount Dempo, it is bitterly cold.

A sharp breeze is cutting through a sky streaked with clouds. Far below, the city of Pagaralam and the rest of the Pasemah Highlands are a creamy haze, while the dark hulk of Mount Patah looms over the tiger-haunted forests to the south.

It has been almost four hours since we started our climb, struggling upward through a tangle of roots and creepers, but now we have broken free of the tropical forest. Stunted bushes strewn with the gray-green lichen known as jengot angin, or “beard of the wind,” dot these stony slopes. We pause for a moment to watch the sun slip swiftly over a vast cloudscape. Continue reading »

Jun 162011

Do you know that Indonesia has many tourist destinations that are not less exotic and amazing?

Holiday has come! Now where do you plan your vacation this time? Will it be shopping to Singapore? Tours to Europe? Or traveling to China? Or..getting on safari in Africa? Hmm.. why don’t you check out Indonesia, the archipelagi with so many different exotic and natural beauties, which you may have not visited?

Now, before deciding your vacation destination, why not try the special attractions in several places below, of genuine Indonesian beauties but not less exotic and fascinating.. Check it out!  Continue reading »