Aug 302011

Vote Komodo

The NGO to Support for the Winning of Komodo or P2 Komodo has guaranteed that the Komodo would remained one of the finalists of The New 7 Wonders of Nature (‘Seven Wonders of the New World’), that the winners would be determined this year.

The P2 Komodo is the holder of televoting for The New 7 Wonders of Nature in Indonesia. Continue reading »

Aug 182011

The Komodo National Park was finally withdrawn from the selection of the ‘New Seven Wonder of Nature’, because of the obscurity of the organizing committee...

Pers conference

Towards the Indonesian Independence Day celebration, the government through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (Kemenbudpar, Ind.) has withdrawn the Komodo National Park (KNP) as the finalist of the New Seven Wonders of Nature (N7WN) because of the non-transparent, unprofessional and inconsistency of the New Seven Wonders Foundation organizing committee towards the event.

“We’ve broken up the relations; I have to defend this country,” said Indonesian Minister of Culture and Tourism, Jero Wacik at the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, on Monday (8/15). Continue reading »

Aug 152011

The bridge that connects Tidung Besar and Tidung Kecil Islands is picturesque, but need extra care and courage to cross.

The island is one of the hundred islands of Thousand Islands propping up from the Java Sea. It is merely some 20 kilometers north of Jakarta, making it a popular getaway for city dwellers.

As days always start early for islanders, it must start early for its eager visitors as well. The only ferry that connects the island and the city departs at 7 a.m. once a day.

“Please arrive by 6:30 a.m. sharp so that we won’t miss the boat,” the travel agent, from whom I bought a package for two, said the day earlier. Continue reading »

Aug 052011

A very distinct Ngurbloat beach in Kei Kecil island, South Moluccas, Indonesia. Natural beauty in the East!

Ngurbloat beach/Courtesy of National Geographic

Pantai Ngurbloat or Ngurbloat beach has the smoothest sand in the world or as it is known by the locals of Tual as Pantai Pasir Panjang, located in Ngilngof village in the western part of Kei Kecil island. It is blanketed with sand beach sprawling 5 kilometers long, thousand of coconut trees are in parade along the shore, crystal clear blue sea water and also relatively calm wave so all these will make you want to stay as long as you can. This area is still very natural and is a beautiful destination with an easy access for the locals on this Kei Kecil island. Continue reading »