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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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.

img-20161211-wa0004Welcome expectations. Karimunjawa wait for us.

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Enjoying Monas at Night

img_20160924_192844_hhtAs an icon of Jakarta, Monas is an interesting place to visit. In the past, I had visited during the day. This time my husband and I visited him at night. My husband said he wanted to see the monument wrapped in LED lights. He said it would be very interesting if it could see the colorful lights.

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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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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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Buy souvenirs at Pasar Apung

img_20160429_154734If we have gone to Kalimantan, we may often see  floating markets. That’s because kalimantan has many rivers and streams are the lifeblood for the people of Kalimantan. What if the floating market at Kota Batu in Malang. Kota Batu is identical to cold air and an attractive natural scenery.

Yup! There is a floating market in Kota Batu. We could call it ‘Pasar Apung’. This place is one of the tourist attractions in Jatim Park. This market is part of Angkut Museum. This place has a beautiful view along with Interesting snacks and souvenirs stands.

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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; 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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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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