Dec 232013

Selayar Islands

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, SELAYAR — The sun is at a point 60 degrees above the head. The time shows around 10:00 WITA. However, downtown square field of Selayar city already stung with heat.

“Then from the district of Taka Bonerate,” said a host in central podium.

The heat conditions in the field near the beach do not seem to loosen the spirit of the people to watch the show of Selayar 408th Anniversary. However, folding fan kept waving wind in their faces.  Continue reading »

Sep 212011

Wera waterfalls, located in Wera, Gawalise Mountains, Sigi Regency, Central Sulawesi Province. For the Wera, it takes approximately 1 hour from the city of Palu by car or motorcycle, then 45 minutes walking. The area is located at an altitude between 150 meters – 800 meters above sea level (asl) has a hilly topography and steep slope with a slope between 60% to 90%.  Continue reading »

May 172011

Wakatobi area.(ANTARA/Zabur Karuru)

Wangi-wangi, South East Sulawesi (ANTARA News) – A number of regents and mayors from six countries of Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) began a round table meeting at Wakatobi, Southeast Sulawesi province, on Monday night.

At their four-day meeting to end on Thursday, they will discuss a wide range of issues including food security, global climate change, energy scarcity, and environmental issues. Continue reading »

May 012011

Operating a dive resort that provides discerning travelers with a great diving holiday is our core business. At the same time, the issues of marine conservation and community development remain a key inspiration and driving force behind all our efforts.

Recognizing the need for sustainable marine resource protection within the Wakatobi region, the Collaborative Reef Conservation Program was developed by the founders of the Wakatobi Dive Resort in consultation with local leaders and village elders. Continue reading »

Apr 292011

Before I left Indonesia to finish my degree abroad 13 years ago, I met an artist from Palu, the capital of Central Sulawesi, during the Nur Gora Rupa art festival in Surakarta, Central Java. He invited me to his hometown.

I didn’t go simply because the place existed beyond my imagination. More than a decade ago, Sulawesi was not on the map of the Indonesian contemporary art scene.  Continue reading »