Monthly Archives: October 2009

Lake Toba – Sumatra

Lake Toba – Sumatra

Lake Toba is the largest volcanic lake in the world, 100 km long and 30 km wide, measuring 505 m at its deepest point. Surrounded by tall mountains, it cradles the large island of Samosir in its middle. Lake Toba lies in the northern part of Barisan Mountain Range, which is volcanic and traverses Sumatra Island from northwest to southeast as its backbone. Based on the topographic feature and the ...

Padang – Bukittinggi

Padang – Bukittinggi

Padang, the capital of West Sumatra, mostly used by tourists as an access point to the surfing sites of the Mentawai islands, the inland hills of Bukittinggi and the Kerinci Seblat National Park. That said the city is very pleasant with a nice promanade along the beach, distinctive Padang architecture and wonderfully friendly people. The city is also the home of the delicious Padang food at the town is stuffed ...

Jakarta – Bandung

Jakarta – Bandung

Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia. Finding places in Jakarta, especially smaller buildings not on the main arteries, tends to be difficult due to poor signage and chaotic street names. The same name is used for different streets on different parts of the city, and it's often difficult to find the correct street/address without the postal code/region. To find the address in this metropolitan, try start asking people in the ...

Borobudur – Yogyakarta

Borobudur – Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta — uncommonly written JOGJA is capital of Yogyakarta Special Region province, owes its special status to the sultanate of Hamengkubuwono, which has ruled the area since 1749. Today's Jogja is a bustling town and the most popular tourist destination on Java, largely thanks to its proximity to the temples of BOROBUDUR temple. Other famous here is GAMELAN, a musical ensemble of Indonesia typically featuring a variety of instruments such as ...

Mount Bromo Tour

Mount Bromo Tour

Mount Bromo is an active volcano in the Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park. Bromo is in fact only one of many peaks inside the massive Tengger Caldera, but it's easily recognized as the entire top has been blown off and the crater inside constantly belches white sulphurous smoke. The inside of the caldera, aptly dubbed the Laut Pasir (Sea of Sand) is coated with fine volcanic sand and the overall effect is ...

Bali Paradise Island

Bali Paradise Island

Bali is renowned for its diverse and sophisticated art forms, such as painting, sculpture, woodcarving, handcrafts, and performing arts. Balinese percussion orchestra music, known as gamelan, is highly developed and varied. Balinese dances portray stories from Hindu epics such as the Ramayana. Famous Balinese dances include pendet, legong, baris, topeng, barong, and kecak (the monkey dance). The Hindu New Year, Nyepi, is celebrated in the spring by a day of silence. ...

Lombok – Gili Island

Lombok – Gili Island

Lombok is located just east of Bali, Lombok has been promoted as "an unspoiled Bali" for quite some time, with beautiful beaches and the large, looming volcano of Mount Rinjani. Lombok is also becoming increasingly popular for honeymooners. Tanjung Aan, a beautiful area near the Kuta Beach. The sand is very unique that it looks like pepper. Weaving process, See the local handicraft and weaving process in Desa (village) Sukarare. ...