Oct 112011

Its blue water offers more experiences to people who wanted to have different sensation..

The North Sumatra coasts are less popular than Bali. However, don’t be surprised, who would have thought this island has an exotic beauty. Call it the fascinating Iboih Beach that attract visitors to come.

Evidently, many tourists come to relax on the beach, and having adventure in its tropical forests.

The beach is so blue, that the sea and sky color is difficult to distinguish. Iboih also has an amazing coastline with golden sand and a large stone structure. Continue reading »

Jul 102011

Laguna Helau is a resort located on the beach, situated in the village of tight Kalianda South Lampung district, which is not far from Port Bakaheuni.

Laguna Helau has been designed as a Sumatran fishing village, with natural wooden cottages perched on high columns. The cottages are elevated to take advantage of the spectacular views to the sea and the surroundings natural .

Cottage-Cottage of the Sumatran architecture with typical room spacious and open, especially on the veranda. Continue reading »

Jul 062011

Indonesia, owns incredible natural resources. Not surprisingly, this country is also known as the ’emerald of the equator’.

Call it, Komodo National Park, which is currently one of 28 nominations of 7 Wonders of Nature.

However, it turns out, in addition to the Komodo National Park, there are many beautiful and wonderful regions in Indonesia.

Ary Suhandi, Director of Indecon, a nonprofit organization that focuses on developing ecotourism destinations in Indonesia points out that in addition to the Komodo National Park, Indonesia actually has many places that also have the wonders of nature.  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 152011

Located near the border of the Park, Tangkahan Village is becoming an exemplary site of community-based ecotourism. Within this pilot project, former illegal loggers have learned to become trekking guides. Gaining their livelihood from the beauty of the forest, they are now the best guardians of its natural wonders.

The Leuser National Park in North Sumatra is a hidden paradise, one of the last places you can experience the rainforest at its best. Majestic trees, thick lush tropical vegetation interspersed with beautiful rivers, waterfalls, caves and hot springs combine to make this one of the most beautiful places on earth. This is also home for many endangered animals such as the Sumatran orangutan, the Sumatran tiger and the Sumatran elephant, to name but a few. Continue reading »