Karimunjawa: Breeding of Shark on Menjangan Besar Island

img-20161211-wa0084The first destinations we visited in Karimunjawa is a shark breeding on Menjangan Besar Island, Karimunjawa, Central Java. We set off from a dock on the island Karimunjawa with a ship. After about 10 or 15 minutes, we arrived at an island. We then got off the ship. Previously, we were asked by the manager of the place was on who would enter. Each incoming visitor must pay the entrance fee to the sharks breeding place.

img-20161211-wa0143There are two big enough pools in the area. In those ponds, there are a few little sharks.  Visitors may enter into the pond and take pictures with the sharks. But there are some rules that must be followed by visitors. There are five things that must be considered by visitors as abstracted from the pages of Kompas travel. Part of it was also informed by the officer at that place before the visitors went into pond.

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Karimunjawa is our expectation

img_20161211_144320_hdrKarimunjawa is a trip and hope together. The trip has been my friends and I wanted to travel for approximately 3 months. This was a test for us. Did we really be able to organize a tour or just talk. Therefore, we should be able to realize our tour it. This trip was planned to be pleasant and low-cost. Who is not tempted by it. Therefore, many seniors in the places where we work want to participate. Oh well, this might be interesting because it was followed by people who like traveling and have a strong spirit.

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Piece of My Story in Manado and Bitung

IMG_20160916_064622.jpgIf previously I’ve told a lot of things about Gorontalo Province. In the past, Gorontalo Province is a part of North Sulawesi. But now, it has become new province. This time, I just tell a little story about North Sulawesi province, especially Manado and Bitung. Manado is the capital city of North Sulawesi province, the city is located in Manado Gulf, and is surrounded by hills and rows of mountains: Mount Lokon, Mount Klabat, and Mount Mahawu.

IMG_20160915_161700.jpgWho does not know Bunaken and Lake Tondano. In Manado, we can enjoy and explore the beauty of the underwater paradise of Bunaken. Unfortunately, I only could see it from a distance. That’s because I did not have a lot of time there. I had to work in totality there. Perhaps, if one day there is a chance again I wish I could see the beauty of Bunaken as well as I could see the beauty of an underwater paradise at the forefront of Indonesia in Anambas.

In Manado, I just tasted a plate of Tinutuan consisting of assorted vegetables. This food is known as Manado porridge. Moreover, I also had an opportunity to see Bunaken from distance when I ate at a restaurant on the seafront. Restaurant is quite well known and serves very tasty seafood cuisine. In addition to dishes with seafood theme. Besides that, I also tasted delicious Manado klapertaart in one of famous Klapertaart shops.

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Tanjung Puting National Park, Love all of your Orangutans

ISAW2434.JPGFeeling tired after a long trip from Palangkaraya, Sampit, up to Pangkalan Bun did not make us lose our spirit to go to Tanjung Puting National Park. Great curiosity towards Orangutan in the national park has defeated our fatigue.

isaw2177After all of our jobs completed in Pangkalan Bun, we immediately headed the port in Kumai. We plan to visit three locations: Tanjung Harapan, the second camp is Pondok Tanggui, the Third Camp is Camp Leakey. But we miss a location, Tanjung Harapan. We miss Orang Utan feeding time at 3 o’clock. It because our job did not complete yet. Although our tour guide had called us have been many times but because we have not finished the job.

isaw2173Tanjung Puting National Park is a national park located in southwestern peninsula of Central Kalimantan Province. Administratively, the national park is located in Kumai district, West Kotawaringin regency and in Hanau District, Lake Sembuluh, and Seruyan Hilir in Seruyan Regency.

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Little trip to Palangkaraya, Sampit, and Pangkalan Bun

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Kalimantan or Borneo is my childhood dream. Kalimantan so fascinating for me. If I ever have a dream to go to Anambas Islands for 7 years. Kalimantan, I’ve dreamed it when I was elementary school. I do not know what attracted me to the island. Maybe because I am a Sumatran and also we have a large forest. So, I hope to see the forest more dense than in my region. I was not struck by a multistory building or the bustle of the city, but I was fascinated by the dense forest or the countryside.

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People say if we’ve been to Kalimantan, then we will come back to the Island someday. And all of my friends and I had been to Kalimantan, finally we come back to this island for different reasons. I’ve been to Palangkaraya – Central Kalimantan few months before the trip  begins. I had a job there. At that time, I was very happy but I did not have time to look at the region more closely.And now, I come back again to Kalimantan. I will start my trip with my friend.

Our trip started from Tjilik Riwut airport in Palangkaraya and continued to rent a car to our destination in Sampit and Pangkalan Bun. Palangka Raya is the capital of Central Kalimantan, the city is located between The Kahayan River and Sebangau Rivers. The first our President, Sukarno, initiated construction of the city of Palangka Raya as new capital of Indonesia to replace Jakarta. A proposal that was discussed until recently but we do not know when it comes true.

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Gunung Mas Agro tourism, what a green the place!

img_20160827_155040If I have ever told you about the tea plantation in Pagar Alam, South Sumatera. Today, I’ll tell a little bit about the tea plantation in Puncak, Bogor, West Java. we visit the area Puncak, Bogor, West Java.

img_20160827_154736As far as our eyes can see, we will be treated by green tea plants. Cool, fresh, and charming, those were the words that can describe the area.

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Looking for Cherry Blossom at Cibodas Botanical Garden

img_20160827_135648I’m very interested in cherry blossoms. I tried to find about the cherry blossoms on Internet. I found that in Indonesia there are some places that there is cherry blossom tree. At Cibodas Botanical Garden is one place that there is a cherry tree.

img_20160827_135418I’ve been wanting to go to these places, but only a few months ago, I had the opportunity to go there. But when I went there the cherry blossoms do not bloom. What I have found only a few trees are still there was little interest. Actually, it was enough to make me happy. It was better than nothing at all to see cherry blossoms.

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Coban Rondo Waterfall and its legend

img_20160430_164739When we were in Batu – Malang after completing the outbound event, we have time to rest until dinner time. One of our friends, invited us to visit one of the waterfalls in Malang. Local people call the waterfall as Coban Rondo Waterfall. In the Java language Coban means waterfall, while Rondo Means Widow. There is a legend that underlies why the name of the waterfall as Coban Rondo.

Once upon a time, there was a couple who will visit her husband in-laws house. But on the way, there is a man who is interested in the women. The husband then hid his wife in a waterfall. Then the husband fighting with a man who loves his wife. But, both of men were killed in the fight. The wife who was waiting at the waterfall and then became a widow because her husband was killed. That’s why the waterfall known as Coban Rondo.

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De’Ranch, Love Horses and Interesting view

img_20160206_144627Sea air is already very familiar to me. I do not stop to return to the beach. I  love the beach and the sea so much. However, I always wanted to know cool air on hills or mountains. I still dream to be able to climb the mountain. Yup, someday may be realized. I hope so.

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I got a chance to visit a cool area  in Lembang, Bandung, West Java. My husband and co worker filled their holidays at the area. I participated in that event. We planed to go to one of ranches in Lembang. We’ll travel to De ‘Ranch. A tourist place with the theme of “wisata kuda ala cowboy” Horse tour as a Cowboy, we can call it in English. The place is located on Jl. Maribaya no. 17, Lembang – Bandung. This place has 5 ha with very attractive natural scenery.

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Anambas; Air Sena and Breeding of Napoleon Fish

img_20160513_154855After lunch in Palmatak, we continued our last trip to Air Sena. It is a place for breeding fish napoleon. Napoleon fish worth considering. One kilogram rewarded more than one million rupiah. This breeding of Napoleon fish is  located in  Air sena village, District of Central Siantan, Anambas Islands, Riau Islands.

img_20160513_153713_hdrNapoleon is a type of reef fish. Latin name Cheilinus undulatus or called humphead maori wrasse. Ketipas is familiar name of napoleon fish. Local communities call it. In Air Sena Village  many people who breed the fish.

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Anambas; Nongkat Island and It’s Stones

img_20160513_131841_hdrWhen we talk about Nongkat Island, we will be reminded of Mr. Lahani, a guard of Durai Island. Becaouse  there is a cottage owned by Ms. Nina on Nongkat Island. I’m not so sure, but as I recall Mrs. Nina is an employee of Premier Oil, which was manage CSR for sea turtles conservation on Durai Island. She and her family has good relatonship with Pak Lahani. I can see it from some photos of them at Pak Lahani’s house when I entered that house. Pak Lahani told us that Mrs. Nina and her familly is a good person.

img_20160513_132059_hdr img_20160513_132011_hdr Dhanina cottage is the name of this cottage, the owner is Mrs. Nina mentioned by Mr. Lahani. By the time we came to the island, there is no one in the cottage. If there is a guard, we must request permission to visit or stop by the Nongkat Island.

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Anambas; Penyali Island, Love your Photos

img_20160513_123232_hdrPenyali Island is the fifth island that we visited. It is located in Tebang village, Palmatak District, Anambas. The island has a variety of plants that are similar to other islands. I think that the island is still natural and there are no people living here. The advantages of this island has white sand is wide and soft enough. The scenery of this fascinating island. If you are a person who likes photography, you will get a lot of interesting photo spots.

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I like this island and I get a few beautiful photos on this island. We did not do snorkeling on the island, we just took a few photos and play sea water. We also walked a little bit around the island. On this island, we find a few fallen trunks and lay on the beach. It was an interesting spot that is perfect for a place to take pictures.

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Anambas; Amazing Penjalin Island

img_20160513_102359_hdrWith great enthusiasm, we sailed back after painting memories and experiences on Durai Island. We’re going to Pejalin Island. According to Eyster and her friends, Penjalin Island  is amazing island. Perhaps it is not as beautiful Bawah Island, but when you’re there may not to  go to Bawah Island and it is not big problem. Because of Visiting Bawah Island need much money than the others island. Penjalin Island is little  similar to Bawah Island. But, Penjalin is still natural and unpopulated. Besides that, Bawah Island is being built to become the island with luxury resorts.

img_20160513_103009_hdrFor us, Getting an opportunity to Penjalin Island is an extraordinary gifts from God.

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Anambas; Durai Island and Sea Turtle Conservation

img_20160512_174732_hdrDurai Island is the third island that we visited in our trip. Compared with the previous two islands, Durai Island better known by domestic or international travelers. This is because Durai island is one of the Sea Turtle conservation in Indonesia.

img_20160512_174339_hdrpenyuTo get to Durai Island from Trenggiling Island requires a longer time, perhaps less than an hour if I am not wrong in remembering. There are several islands on Anambas Islands which is where turtles spawn. One of them in this Durai island.

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Anambas; Trenggiling Island and its unique cave

img_20160512_162540_hdrAfter learning about snorkeling on Biang Island, we continued our trip to Trenggiling Island. Trenggiling in English means a pangolin. I dont know why they call the Island with Trenggiling. May be, there are a lot of Pangolins there or other reasons.  But that island looks very beauty. We did not know why Ester lay off our ship in the area of coral and rocks towering.

terenggiling-caveWhen we got off the ship we realized that there is a cave that is unique in the crevice between the rocks.

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Anambas; Biang Island teach us about snorkeling

img_20160512_135646_hdrisaw0837I had bad experience about snorkeling but I eager to know it more than before. So, my friends and I try to snorkeling on Anambas Islands. We interested in those islands. The first place that we visited is Biang Island. Our guide, Eyster, did not tell us more about the beach. But She taught  us more about snorkeling.

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Anambas is a dream

img_20160511_182535_hdrAnambas is a dream. I have dreamed going to Anambas for Seven years. When I found a thesis about it, I thought that I must be there. I have been starting to dream it until now. Finally, after seven years I got a change to go to Anambas Islands. Big thanks to God for this amazing gift in 2016. I got a duty and I might to go there with my friends. Anambas is not only my dream but also my friend dream. So, this trip is our dream.

20160512_122617Reaching Anambas Islands needs hard efforts. We started our trip from Soekarno Hatta International airport. We take a plane to an airport in Tanjung Pinang, capital of Riau Islands. After that, next day we continue our trip by middle ship. The ship carries more or less 200 people for one trip. There are 2 trips every week for round trip. So, we must make correct planning if we want to go to this Islands. During the trip, we were sitting and watching a movie on the ship. If we were bored, we climbed to deck of ship and we saw sea widely. We also saw dolphin, tern, flying fish, and a few fish that we do not know the name.

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Studying History on Penyengat Island

20160510_174429Indonesia is an archipelago. Indonesia has more than seventeen thousand islands spread from Sabang in Aceh to Merauke in Papua. The islands both large islands and small islands. Indonesia also has a history of many royal histories. One of them was in the Riau Islands is located on Penyengat Island. The island is located not far from the city of Tanjung Pinang, Riau Islands capital. It is about 2 Km.

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Penyengat Island or Penyengat Inderasakti Island is one of the small islands in Riau Islands which is a historical tourist destination. The island measures 2,000 meters long and 850 meters wide. The island can be reached from Tanjung Pinang using a motorboat or better known pompong that require travel time of approximately 15 minutes. My friend who had several times visited the island invites us to get around the island and learn the history of the kingdom which had triumphed there.

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Taman Bunga Nusantara, love it!

img_20160326_120543_hdrMy friend show me about beautiful garden with a lot of flowers in her Instagram. I interest to visit the place. So, my husband and I visited it. The name of that place is Taman Bunga Nusantara or in English we can call it Nusantara Flower Garden.

it is a National asset with international scale. This garden is officially informed on 10 September 1995. If you want to visit this garden, it is located in Kawungluwuk village, Sukaresmi, Cianjur regency, west Java-Indonesia. To reach this place, you can choose car or motorcycle. It is opened every day, start from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for office hour and 5.30 for weekend.   This garden is 3 ha wide with 7 imagine garden, villa, and all-purpose building. There is a mascot for tis garden. It is black swam, Cygnus Attratus. The philosophy of the back swam is it is come from Australia. It is very strong, easy to adaptation, rapidly pullulating.

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Curug Bidadari, Sentul Paradise Park

img_20160312_102835A beautiful waterfall with fresh water is a good idea to do on weekend. We did it a few months ago, my husband and I searched a beautiful tourism in Bogor. We found many of them, because we like nature tourism. We chose waterfall and there are a lot of waterfalls in Bogor. But many of them are so far from Jakarta and need much time to reach it. So, we decide to go to Bidadari Waterfall, in local language they call it Curug Bidadari.

img_20160312_102439Curug Bidadari is one of waterfalls in West Java. It is located at Bojongkenang village, Sentul, Bogor Regency, West Java-Indonesia. It is in Sentul Paradise Park area. It is about 37 Km from South Jakarta. In English, we can mention the Curug Bidadari with Angel Waterfall. There is a legend about this waterfall. Joko Tarub is a Village youth village. He finds the fairies who was bathing in the waterfall. He peered bathing the angels. Because of the legend, this waterfall is called the Curug Bidadari.

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Tidung Island; Big and Small

img_20160102_153134Visiting Seribu Island is one plan that would like my husband and I did. We planned to visit the island to join a tour package. My husband tried to book the tour package. We took a tour that together with another participant. There were more that five people who join this tour package.

img_20160103_054933 On Sunday, at 4 am, we went to Muara Angke harbor area. When he arrived at the dock, then we contacted the organizers of the tour previously we ordered via a website. He gave us tickets for the boat ride to get to Tidung Island.

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Lombongo Hot Spring

img_20151211_161936After visiting several places in Gorontalo all day, we decided to soak briefly in hot water bathing Lombongo or Lombongo Hot Springs. It is one of the natural attractions mainstay of Gorontalo Province which was inaugurated in 1989. The object area is about 32 ha. Lombongo Hot Spring is located in the village Lombongo Lombongo, District Suwawa, Bolango Bone regency, Gorontalo. It is about 19 Km east of the city of Gorontalo. It is the place that was still in the area TNBW (Nani Wartabone National Park). To reach this hot spring, we can use a motorcycle taxi or hire car.

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Human statues wrapped by a snake  

img_20151120_123307_hdrAfter trying to understand more about grave stones before. we then walked approximately 20 meters toward Tanjung Aro area megalith sites. From entrance we can see there is statue that we wanted to visit. This human statue wrapped a snake is located in this area. It is located at area of rice fields and not far from residential areas.

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Pulau kemaro, Sad Love legend

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An offering from a man who has a Ketek, a speedboat, has led us to Kemaro Island. My friend and I decided to visit this island because I had been there a few years ago. I have several stories about the island to tell her. However, I thought that it is not enough; she must go there to know much about Kemaro Island and its legend.

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Lau Sidebuk Debuk, Berastagi Hot Spring

IMG_20151031_154647IMG_20151031_152747 We searched on internet about Berastagi hot spring and had a plan to visit it. Therefore, we discussed about it and estimated about visiting duration. Our driver so interested in invited us to visit it. So we said yes but we have said that we have no much time. Therefore, we crank up our car to visit it. We go through to the direction and after a few minutes, we arrived at the location. This hot spring called Lau Sidebuk debuk.

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Efrata Waterfall, fresh!

IMG_20151030_161816After we enjoy the hot water and nice Mountain View, we decide to continue out trip to Brastagi Regency. As long as we were in our trip, we saw great view of Toba Lake and its mountain. We climb-up a few clinures. When we were in an intersection, we find an indication-board we saw an interesting letter. There is a winker about Efrata Waterfall.
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Aek Rangat or Hot Spring Samosir

IMG_20151030_131024Seeing amazing Toba Lake, Samosir view, and its mountain is experience of greatest price. My friends and I saw Toba Lake, Samosir view, and mountain as long as we went along the edge of Samosir roads. We saw them and decide visiting hot spring, Hot water, in Pucuk Buhit Mountain.  This area is located in 3 km from Pangururan. This hot spring is under Pusuk Buhit Foot Mountain. This mountain is the highest dot in Toba Lake Area.

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To go to the place we rented a car. When we found Pucuk Buhit Mountain View. It is very nice and great view.  We stopped in amazing landscape and Mountain View; we saw Toba Lake from the top. We took a fee photos. After enjoying those views, we continue our trip to Hot Spring water. We wanted to try hot spring bathing place. Tourist called this hot water as Hot Spring. Besides that, local people known as Aek Rangat.

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Just Seeing Toba Lake, it is OK!

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Toba Lake is very amazing and beautiful lake. Not only see the lake but also its panorama. Wow! Toba Lake is located in North Sumatera, Indonesia. Base on many sources, Toba Lake, Danau Toba in Indonesian, is large natural lake occupying the caldera of a super volcano. Toba Lake is about 100 km long, 30 km wide, and up to 505 m deep.

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Do you think it is Dora Lake?

IMG_20150816_120539 Do you know Dora the explorer? Yes, I cannot tell many things about the Dora. However, I want to share about Dora Lake. The Lake is located at LIPI complex, jalan Raya Bogor km. 46 Cibinong. People who work at LIPI do not call Danau Dora, Dora Lake. Hmm… I forget it! My husband’s friend ever told about it but I forgot. Next time I will edit this post if I remember the name.

IMG_20150816_125817This Lake is located at Eco Park LIPI, Cibinong. My husband and I went to this place by motorcycle. We used Google map to reach this place. Besides that, we can also take public transportation to go there. After arriving at noon, the weather was very hot. We sat under the tree to protect us from  the sun as fast as. While we were sitting under the tree, another people were taking picture at Dora Lake although the weather was very hot.

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Jakarta Mangrove Resort; Let Us See Mangroves!

DSC07276DSC07197Visiting mangrove forest is good idea to spend our holiday. We can get not only tourism experience but also some information about mangrove. My friend and I went to Wisata Alam Mangrove; Taman wisata alam Angke Kapuk Jakarta Utara, Jakarta Mangrove resort, in North Jakarta on last November.

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Cute Little birds at Muara Angke Nature Reserve

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If we want to spend our time on shoreline or mangrove forest, we can visit Suaka Marga satwa Muara angke or Muara angke Nature Reserve. Base on data from many sources on Internet, this place has 1.344,62 ha and the smallest nature reserve in Indonesia. Although the place is so small, this place is very important for some species, which live there. We will find some of mangrove tree and other species that live there including animals. We can see some of bird species; little Pecuk-padi, kuntul, kareo padi, and many others. There are more or less ninty species of birds. We can find twenty-eight water bird species and sixty-three forest bird species. Approximately, seventy birds are protected birds by government. Besides the birds, we also can find a group of monyet ekor panjang (Macaca fascicularis). This monkey has important roles in the nature reserve because they help to distribute seed in this forest. Moreover, we can meet beaver (aonyx cinerea) and some of reptiles such as biawak air, sanca kembang, ular sendok jawa, and the others.

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Bogor Botanical Garden; Learning about various plants

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Enjoying interesting scenery can make us happy or comfortable. We see trees, flowers, and grass spread out. Wow, it is very amazing. To see all of them, we can visit forest or botanical garden. If we want to know much about the plants, we can visit a botanical garden. We can see not only scenery but also get some information about the plants.

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My friend and I went to one of Botanical Garden in Indonesia a few days ago. We visited Bogor Botanical Garden. Bogor Botanical Gardens is a botanical garden located at Jalan Ir. Haji Juanda No.13 Bogor, West Java, Indonesia. It is about 60 km south of Jakarta. The garden is in the city center in Bogor. Besides that, the garden also adjoins the Bogor President Palace.

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Loving animals at Ragunan Zoo

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Loving animals is a good behavior and we must love them. I have some cats in my house and the cats make my family and I happy. Therefore, there is person who does not have a pet or does not have chance to care the pet. It is not a problem; we can still see pets or animals at a zoo without own them.

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Doing Social Mapping CSR at Pedukuhan Perengdawe

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Have you stayed at a strange house? Have you live with a strange family whom you do not know them. I have ever stayed at strange house with a strange family. It occurred when I did a social research at Pedukuhan Perengdawe, Rewulu area, Sleman Regency, Yogyakarta –Indonesia. I live with Pak/Mr. Dukuh’s family for 2 weeks. I myself live there and did my research. Pak Dukuh is a person who lead or command people in a sub district. My friends and I had tasks to collect some data and information about social economic at the sub district. We did social mapping project to map citizen need and resources at the dukuh. We did it by ourselves. I did my tasks by myself at Dukuh Perengdawe and my other friends did it at others sub district.

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Pedukuhan Perengdawe is located in Sleman Regency, Yogyakarta –Indonesia. Perengdawe has many friendly citizens, peaceful environment, enough natural resources; a lot of rice fields, farms, teak wood trees, etc. and good social capital.

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Ayo Melihat Merapi dari Ketep Pass?

Setiap orang pasti memiliki sudut pandang yang berbeda dalam memandang sesuatu hal termasuk juga memandang objek yang menarik. Karena itulah saya dan teman saya, Faozan, ingin mengunjungi tempat wisata Ketep Pass. Dari tempat tersebut kami ingin melihat Gunung merapi dan sekitarnya dari ketinggian. Dengan demikian kami akan leluasa memandang keindahan Merapi dan pesonanya.

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Lava Tour “Merapi Eruption”

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Berwisata memang merupakan kegiatan yang sangat menarik dan menyenangkan, terlebih lagi jika kegiatan tersebut merupakan hobi kita. Berwisata terkadang tidak hanya melihat sesuatu yang menarik karena keindahannya. Wisata juga bisa dilakukan di tempat-tempat yang tidak biasa bahakan ekstrim. Kali ini saya tidak akan berwisata ekstrim, tetapi saya hanya ingin melihat lebih dekat keadaan di gunung merapi pasca erupsi pada tahun 2010. Pada bulan Mei tahun 2012, saya bersama dengan teman saya, Faozan, berencana ke merapi, kami ingin melihat keadaan di sana pasca erupsi merapi. Continue reading

Seeing Animals at Gembira Loka Zoo

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Have you seen the oldest turtle, an Ostrich, a Capybara, or a giant lizard? If you want to see them, you can visit Gembira Loka Zoo. The zoo is located at Jalan Kebun Raya No. 2 Yogyakarta-Indonesia. I have seen this zoo more than three twice. I like visit this place, I do not why. I love the animals. The first time I visit this zoo when I was new student at my university. I visited the zoo by myself. Besides that, I also visited the zoo with my friends; we enjoyed seeing all of animals. When I visited this zoo for the first time, this zoo was not as interesting as today.

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Sunrise-sunset Bukit Bintang Phatuk dan Pesona Waduk Gajah Mungkur

Semasa liburan natal tahun 2010 yang lalu saya diajak oleh teman saya mengunjungi neneknya yang merayakan natal. Kami diajak ke rumah neneknya di Wonogiri. Karena sedang liburan dan tidak ada kerjaan, kami kemudian memutuskan untuk ikut ke sana.

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Kami kemudian berangkat di pagi hari sekitar jam 5 pagi dengan mengendarai 2 sepeda motor. Kami berempat, Mbak Ajeng, adiknya Hayu, Dewi, dan saya. Dari kost kami di daerah Kuningan, Condong Catur Sleman, kami langsung melajukan motor kami dari jalan Samirono menuju ke arah jalan Affadni lalu ke jalan Solo dan berbelok ke jalan Janti. Setelah melewati jalan janti kami berbelok menuju ke jalan Jogja-Wonosari. Lalu kami terus melajukan motor kami hingga kami bertemu dengan wilayah Phatuk.

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Taking photos at Gumuk Pasir Parangkusumo

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Have you ever seen a wide desert? I have seen it although I just saw it in Jogja, Indonesia but it is very amazing place. The desert that I have ever seen is Gumuk Pasir Parang kusumo (Parang kusumo desert). Gumuk Pasir Parang kusumo is a unique phenomenon. There are two phenomena like that in the world, the first desert in Mexico, and the other one in Yogyakarta-Indonesia. The desert is wide and has interesting design. The shape of Gumuk Pasir is influenced by course of wind.

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The gumuk pasir is located between Parangtritis beach and Depok beach. After my friends and I have gone to Depok beach, we went to the desert. The desert is near from depok beach. We went there by motorcycle. From the depok main road, we just walked to go to the Gumuk Pasir. We saw a wide desert; there are sand dune and valley dune. In addition, we also can see various plants such as cemara undang trees, Sea pineapple trees, various grasses, and other plans. From the sand dune, we can see a landscape of that area and we can see beaches. It is a very nice place to see the beautiful landscape.

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Living in Ujung Jaya, Ujung Kulon National Park

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Living in new and strange place is an amazing experience. I have some experiences about living in the place. In this addition, I will tell you about Ujung Jaya Village, Taman Nasional Ujung Kulon. The place is our place to do our KKN. We stayed there from June to August 2010. The number of us is eight persons and we had to finish our duties in this place. So we had to have big spirit and effort to finish it, besides that we also enjoyed these experiences.

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Cikacang Waterfall in Ujung Kulon National Park

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Hiking is a part of sport activities. We did hiking to reach a waterfall. The location is at Ujung Kulon National Park. We were invited to go there by boys at Ujung Jaya Village. We walked together to reach the place. We went through citizen houses, rice fields, forest, and deep forest. After walking for two hours, we arrived there. We found a waterfall and a little flowing water on stones. They call the waterfall, Cikacang Curug.

The boys and a part of my friend prepare cooking rice and burning fish. The food was cooked with fire and wood. While they cooked, others friend took a bath or swim in little river near the waterfall. We girls did not swim, we just filled our feet into the water and took some photos, and so did my other friends.

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