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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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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Looking at Various Transportation at Museum Angkut

img_20160429_170432 If we have a plane to visiting Malang. Don’t forget to visit Museum Angkut. We can see a lot of vehicles from traditional to modern transportation. Beside that, we can take some interesting and cute photo at those vehicles. We can see European atmospere at Museum Angkut Plus Movie Star Studio is the museum with the concept of education and entertainment that is displayed Directly. This museum is the first museum of transportation in Indonesia and in Asia. The museum is built on March 9 2014. Museum is located on the slopes of Panderman mountains. It is at Jalan Terusan Sultan Agung No. 2 Ngaklik, Batu Regency, Batu, Malang, East Java.

img_20160429_170735The museum has more than 300 collections; Traditional transpotation to Modern Tranportation, European and America Lanscape with femouse building, Superhero statues, and many more.  The collection is divided into several zones: Education, Sunda Kelapa and Batavia, Japan, European Union, Hollywood, and Gangster & Broadway zone.

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Otanaha Fortress, a historic fort in Gorontalo

img_20151211_111346OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOtanaha Fortress is a historic fort in Gorontalo which have been built in the 15th century although at this time no longer intact as before. Otanaha Fortress is located in the Village Dembe I, Kota Barat sub-district, Gorontalo. Based on many resources, Otanaha fort was built in 1522 by King Ilato. The fort was built on the initiative of the Portuguese master of the ship docked at the Port of Gorontalo. The initial goal was as defense and security of the nation from attack. According to some sources, the fort was only built from a mixture of sand and limestone. while the adhesive comes from the egg Maleo. This fort actually has three names in three of fortress, which Ulupahu, Otahiya, and Otanaha. But it is  more popularly known as Otanaha Fort.

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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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