Anak Krakatoa; Hiking and Climbing

In the morning, we prepared to go to Anak Krakatoa Island. Before, the guide said that we must get up early because of visiting Anak Krakatoa Island in the morning. After preparing the things that we wanted to bring, we continued our trip by some boats. After almost one hour, we arrived on Krakatoa island area. From many source, we know that Anak Krakatau or “Child of Krakatoa:, merged from caldera formed in 1883 and it is the current location of eruptive activity.

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Umang Island; do you see some type of sea cucumbers?

 My friend said that there are a lot of sea cucumers in Lampung. But she was not mention the place detail. Now, I know about the place, it is Umang Island. A little island closed to Sebesi Island.

We visited this island in the afternoon, from Sebesi Island it takes less than 20 minutes. This island is protected by government. I think because there are so many sea biotas live here.

After jumping into the sand, we can see beautiful scenery with white and soft sand, a lot of coral reef and stones, green tress, and crystalline sea water with its gradation.

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Seribu Batu Songgo Langit, big stones and cute pine forest.

First time saw the tittle of this tourist attraction, I wanted to know much about this place. I wanted to see the stones and the interesting spots. I am very curious about the place. So, my husband and I decided to enter the area. Seribu batu Songgo Langit is located in Mangunan Pine forest, Dlingo, Bantul Regency.

There are some big stones and one is the biggest. Besides that, we can take some interesting photos at some beautiful and unique spots. There are Hobbit houses, viewing post, Dwarf house, and also flying fox area.  We can choose what we want to take and also taking some nice pictures. Pine trees is the best place when we want to take picture or just want to take a rest. Besides that, there are some facilities; there are food stalls and praying room. There are some benches when we want to sit and enjoy the pine trees atmosphere.

Puncak Becici and Pine Trees

Puncak Becici is a place to see Yogyakarta view widely. From this area, we can see Yogyakarta and its scenery widely and it is amazing view. Puncak Becici is pine forest before, but since 2015 the place changed. Local people change it to be tourist attraction and it can attract some people to coming. Mr. Obama interested in visit the place. He and his family visited it in 2017 when he was in Yogyakarta.

Puncak Becici located at Mutuk village, Dlingo sub-district, Bantul Regency, DI Yogyakarta Province. It is 30 Km from Yogyakarta city.
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Kelagian Besar Island; White and Soft Sand

Pulau Kelagian Besar, Big Kelagian Island, is the third island that we visited. Big Kelagian Island located in Lampung Province, I did know much about this island.

But I love this place so much. I love the weather, I love the sea water, I love the sand, and I love everything on this island.

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Pahawang Island; Big and small Island

Pulau Pahawang is one of beautiful island in Lampung Province. It is located at Marga Punduh, Pesawaran regency. My friends and I went to this island from Jakarta. We took open trip package to visit this island. First, we go to Merak port by my friend’s car and continued by ship. Before it, we might be waiting for another people who took open trip too. We waited for more than 5 hours. It so bored but we need to refresh our mind and we have chosen this trip.

Pahawang Island is nice island with its local communities. First, we did snorkeling on sea near Pahawang Island. What we can see into the water?  We see some sea biota; nemo, several fish types, crab, and also sea urchin. There are a lot of sea urchin, big or small. It is so scary but it is so beautiful.

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Pulau Dedap and Its Umang-umang

Pulau Dedap, Dedap island in English, is one of beautiful island in Batam islands. Why did  I say beautiful? It is because this island is very beauty and nice. Why? With white sands, fresh, clean, and blue gradation of the sea water, and there are a lot of Umang -Umang (hermit crab) on this island.

I am falling I love with this island; I do know why but I am very happy to visit this island.
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Pulau Rano and a Little cat

Pulau rano, Rano island in English, is one of island in Batam Islands. It is same as Abang Island. Before went to Abang Island, we stop at this island to learn about snorkeling activity. After we are lunch at Dedap island. We continued to snorkel on sea of Rano island. Rano island is a private island.

When I was there, it did not develop yet. But now, I see Rano island has been opened for tourists as the island is already developd. The island looks gorgeous, attracts tourist attention, and very different with previous.  But I like Rano island as Rano island with its natural view.

What did we find into the sea? Wow amazing! Nice view of underwater scenery, there are a lot of type of coral reef fish, a few type of fish that have many color, crabs, small and medium shape of sea urchins. Some people found nemo and they were looks very happy. On this sea, the water flows were bumpy but did not made us washed away the sea. It is 5 until 10 meters but we felt safe than before.

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Pulau Abang and Its biota

 Pulau Abang, we can call it Abang Island in English, is one of islands in near from Batam island, Riau Island province. Pulau Abang is a part of Batam area. If want to go to this island, we will take more than one hour from Batam Center, as main area in Batam. We will though some famous bridges in Batam. We can call them Balerang Bridge. One of them is the popular bridge, with unique and iconic design. After more than one hour, we arrived at a dock. It is traditional and very simple dock. But there are some boats passers-by and docked on the little quay.

We open trip team were ready to go to Abang Island and wanted to snorkeling on its sea. After 5-10 minutes on our boat, we arrived at a house on the sea water. We went down from the boat and went up the house’s stairs. In that house, we put our bag, worn our snorkeling clothes, and listened some instruction about our trip and about sea biota and how to keep it.

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Flora of Mount Tangkuban Perahu

After we had gone to another place, we visited a place in Tangkuban Perahu area. My husband interested in flora at that area. We entered the area and tried to know about that flora. TWA Mount Tangkuban Perahu is the location of this flora. There are few samples type vegetation of Mount Tangkuban Perahu. Such as orchids, planting by 55 states from around the world, and many more.

Base on website TWA Tangkuban Perahu, there are Cantigi (vaccinium varingiaefolium) is flora of Indonesia that dominate the area of this mount. We can see this flora around Ratu crater and Domas Crater.
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Tangkupan Perahu, Sangkuriang and your nature

Tangkuban Perahu, Tangkuban Parahu in Sundanese, or Mount Tangkuban Parahu is a nature tourism in West Java. It is 20 Km from North of Bandung City. High of Mount Tangkuban Perahu is 2.084 meters.

From many articles in Internet, this mount is a popular tourist attraction where tourists can hike or ride to the edge of the Tangkuban Parahu crater to view the hot water spring and boiling mud up close.  This mount is one of volcanos that still actively until now. The type of this mount is stratovolcano. Tangkuban Perahu has a few craters, three of them are Ratu crater is the biggest crater in this area, Upas crater, and Domas crater.

Tangkuban Parahu or upturned boat often associated with the legend of local community, Sangkuriang.

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Kawah putih ciwidey, Nice crater.

Kawah Putih, in English White Crater, is a nature tourism in Ciwidey, West Java. It is more or less 50 Km from south of Bandung City. White Crater formed from eruption of Mount Patuha. In this area, its soil and water lake are white.

From many sources, the water lake is white greenery and can change color in accordance with the levels of brimstone, the weather, and the temperature in that area.

The weather in that White Crater is so cool, it is because the crater is located on mountains. So, if you want to visit this crater, you must bring jacket or thick and warm clothes.  There are a few plans and tree around the white crater.

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I love you Deer, Breeding of Deer in Giri Jaya Cariu

2abce67b3fe35806b0d67d675c16ed84Looking for deer in Giri Jaya Cariu is nice activity that my husband and I want to do. I love deer so much. So, we went to Deer Breeding in Giri Jaya Cariu, West Java. To reach this place we spend a lot of time, but if we have met the deer we will  be Happy.

e1be94e38049b3ccdaa1125a406e12f9There is a few type of deer in this place; spotted deer, Timor deer, and Bawean deer.

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Joko Tuo, A Karimunjawa Ancient Fish-bone

f459b336cc31939594efe067eb870e34Karimunjawa is nice Islands can attract people to visit it. One of them is nature scenery.  After taking many photos at Bukit Love, we continued our trip to an area called Joko Tuo hill. It is a hill same like Bukit Love. We must go upstairs and find the top of this hill. Before we arrived, we met a large fish-bone. We asked each other, what is this? It is original or just replica.

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After we observed it.

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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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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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A Tree on Pok Tunggal Beach

img_20160820_122047Curious about a tree on a beach that is being famous at the Instagram makes me want to see the tree directly. Not because the tree is well known at the social media, but rather on the natural beauty that served in the beach. Pok Tunggal Tunggal that’s the name of the beach. A white sandy beach with typical karst rock and fortified by towering karst rock.

img_20160820_111348This beach is located at Tepus village, Tepus District, Gunung Kidul Regency, Yogyakarta. As other beaches in Gunung Kidul, the waves are quite high and is not allowed to swim. In addition, charming karst rock hill attract us, my husband and I too, to climb up the hill. We use ladder to go up the hill. Those ladders have been made. The hill is quite high and should be careful. Having reached the top of the hill, we could see the beach and sea widely. Wonderful! the right word to describe its beauty. The thing I like there is red and white flag fluttered. Feels proud to see our flag as proud to see Indonesian nature. Thanks to God for the natural beauty of Indonesia, may we always be able to keep it.

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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; Delicious food in Palmatak

img_20160513_142150_hdrOur stomachs were growling will be filled soon. Love it. Eyster took us to a place to eat, Pondok Lembayung. Pal Matak or Palmatak, I am confuse about it. Palmatak is a regency in Anambas Island. It has 73 islands with 4 big islands. Palmatak districts located in Matak Island, in Tebang Ladan village with the central government in Tebang Ladan.img_20160513_141715_hdrPalmatak is probably the place that is always there in my dreams besides Tarempa. This is because a research site in a thesis, has made me dream that location. I do not know about Anambas or islands I’ve visited before. I just remember some pictures in that thesis, and the locatios of the pictures are in Palmatak and Tarempa. I observed all the places I visited in Anambas. I tried to remember the similarities between pictures in the thesis and field conditions. And I understand that I’ve got the locations in the photo, even though not all of them. My dream had come true to go to Anambas. A amazing grace for me.img_20160513_150603_hdrIn Palmatak we’re not going for a walk or snorkeling. We just stopped by for lunch. Pity, we could not know a lot about Palmatak, but not a problem. If at any time come there again, call Eyster. This is because her house is in Palmatak.

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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 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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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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