Nov 142011

Photo: Courtesy of Gunung Rinjani National Park

The Provincial Government of West Nusa Tenggara and four districts in Central Lombok island are in the middle of completing the proposed filing requirements Gunung Rinjani National Park (GRNP) to be defined as the world’s geopark.

“It’s attempted to be completed later this year in order to be forwarded to the National Committee on the Proposed Geopark Submission, in the beginning of 2012 to be followed up according to procedure and mechanism proposal,” said the Head of Planning and Development (Bappeda) province of West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) Rosiady Sayuti, in Mataram on Saturday. Continue reading »

Oct 032011

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The name ‘dieng’ which literally translates as ‘abode of the Gods’ says all you need to know about this collection small ancient temples set in the  remarkable volcanic landscape of the Dieng Plateau. The misty location, sulphurous springs and colored lakes truly make this a place of natural wonder and cultural significance. Continue reading »

Sep 112011

People who live in slope of mountain which is known as good farmers and ranchers, have another passion, namely art. A variety of traditional and contemporary art shown by artists from Mount Merapi, Merbabu, Andong, Sumbing, and Menoreh Mountain, when they enliven the  Festival Lima Gunung (FLG) X – or Five Mounts Festival,  in Keron sub-village,  Village of Krogowanan, Magelang Regency, Central Java.  Continue reading »

May 042011

Edelweis, At The Eastern of Surya Kencana (Photo: Zachri B. Kumoring)

Have you ever imagine standing in the middle of a vast prairie, cold and foggy, with towering mountains surround you and beautiful perennial flower beds scattered everywhere? As far as the eye could see, you will see only blue skies and breath-taking scenery, far from the city bustle and noise vehicles sounds.

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Apr 242011

Mt. Rinjani, one of national parks in Indonesia managed by a unique partnership (Photo: RTC)

Gunung Rinjani National Park lies within a major bio-geographical transition zone (Wallace), where the flora and fauna of South East Asia meets that of Australasia. The National Park, one of over 40 throughout Indonesia, was established in 1997.

For the people of Lombok, Sasak and Balinese alike, Mt. Rinjani is revered as a sacred place and abode of deities. The crater lake is a pilgrimage destination for tens of thousand each year. Pilgrims place offering in the water and bathe away ailments in the hot springs.  Continue reading »