Saronde Island, Gorontalo

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Saronde is a small Island that located near to the Gulf Kwandang, North Gorontalo District. Although this tiny, the charm of the Island is internationally well-known. There are many foreign tourists that come to this Island during peak season.
Seronde Island is still very natural, clean, and away from air pollution. The nature is very soothing and ready to indulge you. Here, you can swim, surf, dive, snorkel or water ski as much as you want. Just do not hesitate yourself to jump and swim, because the water is fine and safe.

The beauty of this Island increases with the charm of the uniqueness of the community who inhabit this island. Their unique traditions that are often held in July has always been attracted many tourists to come to this place.

To access the island is very easy. The distance between Gorontalo and City Kwandang is only 50 km, and it can be reach by using ships and cars. Well, after arriving at the Port of Kwandang, you will continue the journey to this Island by sailing about 45 minutes. Log in to Saronde Island, you do not need to pay anything, just honor the nature and bring the joy at this Island.

Playing sand at this 1 km long will be so much fun. Just like having your own private island. Moreover, if you want to stay at this Island, better to bring your own tent and set it up. There are motel around the Island, you can choose what’s best for you, but enjoying the nature naked will be more exciting.

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Cinta Island, Tomini Bay, Gorontalo

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Pulau Cinta or love Island is become more popular today in Gorontalo, since it been promoted in Festival Sail Tomini Boalemo few years ago.
Are you a newlywed and want to have perfect escape with your spouse? Then, celebrating your love together at this Island will be your best experience. Looking at the name that indicated the Love, the form of the Island is also unique, with a heart shape characterizing Love sign.

Cinta Island is located in Boalemo district, Gorontalo, approximately 2 hours drive from the city of Gorontalo. After arriving in the district, we can immediately drove to the District Tilamuta and seek the tourism site of Bolihutuo. Here, we can rent a boat service to cross to the Island of Love. It takes only 15 minutes and we are arriving at Pulau Cinta.

The island is very highly recommended for you who want to spend a honeymoon period, because it really deserted island and un-populated. The most terrific thing is about the nature sightseeing that pamper you with bright warm sunshine and tropical nuance. There are only 15 unique resorts at this place. Those resorts will accommodate our need during the stay and enjoy the nuance of love.

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The Sparkling Kerinci Lake, Jambi

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Lake Kerinci lies at the foot of Mount Raja, in the district of Kerinci Lake and Keliling Danau District, Kerinci Regency, Jambi Province. In Jambi, Kerinci is the largest lake with an area of 4,200 hectares with a depth of 110 meters, while its height reaches 783 meters above sea level and the diameter along 70 Km.
According to geologists, Kerinci Lake is part of the valley in Mount Kerinci. The valley is then formed as a small eruption caused by the volcano and a decrease in the Bukit Barisan Mountains.

Danau Kerinci spans 4,200 hectares and reaches a depth of 110 meters. A number of stone megalithic relics have been discovered in the small villages scattered around the shore of Kerinci, some dating back to 2,000 years ago. The presence of these ancient standing stones shows this area as one that has been inhabited for thousands of years.
In addition to the very charming scenery, the lake also serves as one of the water resources in Kerinci regency and Jambi province. The water in the lake is able to supply the water needs of the community, both for agriculture and drinking water needs.

The beauty of Kerinci has long been associated with legend about twin orphan brothers, name Calupat and Calungga, who found shelter at the foot of Mount Kerinci. Two precious stones had been given to them by their late parents; a ruby and a pearl. One day, while hunting alone, Calungga came upon a giant egg. This egg was meant to be brought home and shared with his younger brother, Calupat, but instead, Calungga ate the egg alone.

Immediately afterwards, Calungga was overcome with extreme thirst. He ran to the river which flowed near Mount Kerinci and drank until the river ran dry.But yet his thirst was not quenched. Suddenly, his body began to change. He grew larger, longer, developing golden scales along the length of his body. Calungga had transformed into a giant dragon with the gem stones he had been given embedded in his head.

Dragons, as we know, are magical creatures, and so to test his powers, Calungga appealed to the gods of the earth. He wound his snake-like body into a large circle and begged the gods to fill that shape with water. The gods obliged, creating Lake Bento at the foot of Mount Kerinci.

Unable to live alone, Calupat asked the dragon to bring residents to his valley. A powerful wind then blew against Lake Bento forming an estuary and causing the river to flow downstream to the east. Lake Bento was again left as an empty valley, and a new river was created: Lake Kerinci. With the presence of the lake, people began to settle around its banks. Upon visiting this spot today, you can still see the shape of Calupat sitting upon the head of a dragon.

How to get there
The lake is located in the Kerinci Valley, about 16 kilometers from Sungai Penuh. The two closest cities to Sungai Penuh, capital city of Kerinci District, are Jambi and Padang.
Getting to Sungai Penuh from Jambi city takes about 10 hours by car over a distance of approximately 500 km. This can be done by using public transportation or rental car. Jambi airport serves just Jakarta and Batam.
The alternative route through Padang is much faster, at a total distance of under 300 kilometers. Sungai Penuh can be reached via public transport, car rental or private car, and should take between 5-6 hours. Minangkabau International Airport in Padang serves Jakarta, Medan, Pekanbaru, Batam and Kuala Lumpur.

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Go Florest Tours, Your Travel Companion at Komodo Island

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Go Flores Tours are the windows to enjoy the beauty of the Nature Island of Flores and Komodo Island. visiting this kind of paradise will not be disappointed when you witnessed with your own eyes and feel the differences peculiarity of Flores from the Eastern part Larantuka till Western part of Flores, Labuan Bajo and Komodo National Park. That’s just one in the world.

Go Flores Tours is one of the Company to recommend you to unite your hands and directly see the mountain Grooves, cultures, tribes and faces of Flores man.

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Pesagi Mountain, The Highest Peak at Lampung

Those who love to challenge themselves and hike the highest point must be visit the Pesagi Mt. This mountain is the highest point at West Lampung district and it is located in Belalau district. This mountain area has also been developed as a natural tourist attraction called Pekon Hujung. Pesagi Mt is located in the district of Balik Bukit, Liwa, West Lampung, and this is the highest mountain in Lampung, that reaches a height of 2,262 meters. At the foot of this mountain, it believed as the location of the Sekala Brak Kingdom, which is the forerunner of Lampung ethnic descent.

Inside the Pekon Hujung travelers can climb to the summit of Pesagi Mountain and enjoying the natural beauty at West Lampung from the highest point. In this area, there is available a traditional homestay with adequate facilities for visitors who are interested in staying overnight in the mountain.

The top of Pesagi Mt is fabulous; the height of this mountain reaches 2,200 meters above sea level. The beauty and originality of the nature around Pesagi still awake, and make this as special attraction. From the top of this mountain, the visitors can enjoy the beauty of West Lampung, Ranau Lake, OKU community settlement, Krui high seas, and Belimbing high seas. The privileged of Pesagi summit is has challenging hiking trail.

In the stepped area there are many interesting plants such diverse species of orchids and a variety of wild life like birds and wild animals. Anyone who passing this area is forbidden to take and flowers or other plants, and let alone the animals free. All visitors must save the environment well and should not be littering during the journey.

It said that at the peak of Pesagi Mt, there are seven wells, one of which sometimes emits a smell like perfume. Not everyone can get the water from the well. According to the local residents, only the climbers’ whit “clean heart” will get it. Those who are not environmentally friendly or do not have good intentions, will not get the water out of the well. Pesagi peaks found in the area of Pekon Hujung or Pekon Village, District Belalau, West Lampung.

To reach the top of Pesagi Mt, there are two routes that can be taken; the first alternative, visitors can walk from Pekon Bahway, and it will ending in Pekon Hujung. This trajectory requires the normal time of 12 hours round trip by foot. The second alternative is by starts and ends the route from Pekon Hujung, with the same estimated time of 12 hours according to the good climate.

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Tanjung Putus Island, Lampung

Tanjung Putus Island is one of the islands located in the District Pasawaran, Teluk Lampung, Lampung Province. The island is part of Kelagian Island and Pahawang Island. Pulau Tanjung Putus is a gorgeous island with beautiful panorama over the land.
The name of Tanjung Putus or Cutting Cape is taken from it supposedly was once the island that united Sumatra Island. However, due to the erosion of some land covered with sea water and become a small strait.

Pulau Tanjung Putus has considerable sloping beach. The clear blue sea water with some coral in it; the browny-white sandy beach will always fine to be visited. Moreover, the rows of palm trees is also enchanted those who want to play and reside.

The visitors that come to this Island can do swimming, playing boat, diving or just relaxing and enjoying the beauty of this beach. Instead of being tourism site, this island is also used as a marine fish farming as well as coral reefs. We can playing with colorful fishes that occassionally appear and seen at the surfaces. Fortunately, doing fishing at this are is not allowed
Currently, Tanjung Putus Island has been visited by local and foreign tourists, and some of valuable facilities are available here, like homestay and cottages. Anything for tourists convenients are available during to fulfilling the needs of recreation.

To reach this location, we can going to Kampung Ketapang, which is about 35 km from the city center Bandar Lampung or it takes 45 minutes by private or rental car. From Kampung Ketapang we can hire a motor boat to cross and to get to Tanjung Putus Island. The rental boat is costs around Rp.400,000 for the return.

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The Ancient Ratu Boko Temple, Yogyakarta

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Ratu Boko Palace is located in Jl. Raya Piyungan, 3 km south of Prambanan Temple at Dawung and Sambirejo villages, Piyungan, or 19 km east of Jogjakarta. It opens daily 6 am – 5.30 pm and it entrance fee charged.

Ratu Boko Palace is a huge complex built on 16 hectares as the residence of King Boko of the first Mataram dynasty. Local legend says that Ratu Boko liked to eat human flesh. Primarily in ruins, visitors must use their imaginations to fill in historical and structural gaps.

Gold plates inscribed with Buddhist mantras have been found here dating to 792 A.D, along with stupas and Bodhisattva statues, indicating that at one time it might have also been a monastery. However, Hindu remains such as lingga and Ganesha statues have also been discovered.

From the restored main entrance to the right is the Palace’s audience hall that has been restored. On the left of the hall is a Keputren Pool (Princess’ Bath) that was used as a bathing pool for women. Fragments of sculptures and bas-reliefs can be found around the pools: elephants, birds and snakes. Other partial structures are a crematory temple, now only a tall platform bordered by steps and surrounded by parapets; a pendopo (meeting hall) surrounded by a high rock fence with three entrance gates and water spouts outside the fence; a miniature Hindu temple with three small gates representing Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu; and the alun-alun, the town square. To the south of the complex are two caves, probably used for meditation.

The panoramic views surrounding the complex are breathtaking. On a clear morning, Mount Merapi and Prambanan and Kalasan temples are visible to the north, while to the south, the Indian Ocean is discernible in the distance.

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Pasir Putih Beach at Lampung

Located about 20 KM from Bandar Lampung, Pantai Pasir Putih or White Sand Beach is one of the tourist attractions in Lampung and the nearest destination that only takes about 20 minutes from downtown. Pasir Putih Beach offers captivating views of sparkling sea, and clean and fine white sandy beach. Around the beach there is shelter, toilets, rest room and rental motorboats that being functioned as the facilities for the visitors. The beach is always crowded on holiday and becomes one of favorit places to go.

We can relax our mind while doing swimming and boating to Condong Island. We can rent a boat from the White Sand Beach and having so much fun at the island. While, for those who want to enjoy the underwater, we can take the boat to Bule Island. There will be colorful coral reefs and clown fishes under the water that can be seen from glass box, a traditional tools that been used by the fisherman to catch the lobster. Pasir Putih beach is located in Trans Sumatra highway, Tarahan, Lampung and it accessible by any vehicles and public transportations.

For those who ride private vehicles can start the journey from Bandar Lampung, for about 35 minutes. While if you take public transportation, we can take the route from Lampung directly to Pasir Putih beach. After reaching the location, we can enchanted by the magnificent view from this location and there will be entrance fee that have to be paid, for Rp. 20.000/ person.

Pasir Putih beach has magnificent view, showing the combination of grenn and bluish sea water and decorated by the fine white sandy beach along the shore. The shady nuance around the beach is also stunning; there are lines of trees that standing firmly around the beach, adding the refreshing atmosphere in the middle of pouring sunlight.

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Soekarno’s Exile at Menumbing Mountain, Bangka Island, Bangka Belitung

Located in Muntok area in the northwest of the island of Bangka, Mount Menumbing has a height of about 355 meters above sea level. At Mount Menumbing, there is an exile pension of Indonesia’s first President Bung Karno and Vice President Bung Hatta by the Dutch during 1948-1949 on the island of Bangka.

The exile pension is guarded by the family who is also Abdi Dalem Sultan Palace of Yogyakarta, since generation to generation, where since day one they have responsibility to maintain Bung Karno and Bung Hatta during their exile in Bangka.

Manumbing Mt is administratively located in Air Belo Village, Mentok, West Bangka Regency, Bangka Belitung

The former President Soekarno, and the Vice President Moh. Hatta was stay in the guesthouse during their exile in 1949. Foreign missions came there for negotiating with our former President; the plane from UNCI (United Nations Commission for Indonesia) flew back and forth from Jakarta to Bangka Island during that period. This place is also called as Wisma Ranggam. The room, which was used by the late President as well as his car, is still can be seen in the building. Many Indonesians still like to visit this place of pilgrimage and see the well-kept personal belongings of the two former leaders, which are still in the compound.

The location of Mentok city is relatively far from the airport Depati Amir. It takes about 3 hours to get to the city. The Soekarno’s exile place is a secluded guest house with surrounded by forests and the access is very limited. The First post before reaching Menumbing is only one way in and out available by a vehicle that heading to the top of the Mount Menumbing.

To reach the top, you need to rent a car, because up to now this location is remote and not accessible by public transportation. There is a security post just below the foothills of the mountain Menumbing. To enter the mountain area, you will pay Rp. 30,000 per car which can be paid at the post. You will need to confirm in the post to find out if there are cars that want to come down from the top of the mountain, because the road is one way.

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Visit Meru Betiri National Park, Banyuwangi – East Java

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Meru Betiri is a national park area that covers mangrove, swamp forest and lowland rain forest in Java, which is located in the administrative region of Jember and Banyuwangi. Meru Betiri forest was originally existed as protected forests, and it decided by Besluit van den Directur van Landbouw Neverheiden Handel on July 29, 1931. In 1967 the area was designated as a candidate Sanctuary and the next period, the area is designated as a Sanctuary Areas of 50,000 Ha.

This national park is the habitat for leatherback turtle, hawksbill, green turtles and turtle Ridel in Sukamade Beach. In the coastal, there are some simple facilities for breeding turtles importances. Meru Betiri National Park is also inhabited by some rare exotic plants, such as raflesia (Rafflesia zollingeriana), and various other plants such as mangrove (Rhizophora sp.), Api-Api (Avicennia sp.), Hibiscus (Hibiscus tiliaceus), nyamplung (Calophyllum inophyllum), varnish (Gluta renghas), bungur (Lagerstroemia speciosa), Pulai (Alstonia scholaris), Bendo (Artocarpus elasticus), and several types of herbs.

In addition, there are also 29 species of mammals and 180 species of birds. Some species including bison (Bos javanicus javanicus), long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis), leopard (Panthera pardus), ajag (Cuon alpinus javanicus), cat (Prionailurus bengalensis javanensis), deer (Cervus timorensis russa), flying squirrels Red Tails (Iomys horsfieldii), peacock (Pavo muticus), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), green turtle (Chelonia mydas), and turtle Ridel (Lepidochelys olivacea). How To Get There To access this national park can be achieved by 2 routes, from Banyuwangi in the east, or through Jember in the west. The routes are:

  • Banyuwangi – Jajag – Pesanggaran – Lembu River – Sarongan – Kandangan – Rajegwesi Beach (the gate to national park) – Sumbersuko – Sukamade. Sukamade is a famous beach area as a turtle nesting.
  • Jember – Ambulu – Tempurejo – Curahnongko – Andongrejo (the gate to national park) – Bande Alit. Bandealit also a coastal region, where there is a small farm in the middle of the forest.
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