Serang, Banten

Serang Serang is the capital of Banten Province and the administrative center of Serang Regency. The administrative center of the regency and the capital of the province is the independent municipality of Serang (Kota Serang). Serang is about 10 km from Old Banten, the province’s former capital. Merak, a major port and ferry terminal, is located just west of the regency. Serang is bounded by Java Sea to the north, Tangerang Regency to the east, Lebak Regency and Pandeglang Regency to the south, and Cilegon to the west. Old Banten…

To Pandeglang With Love

Pandeglang Pandeglang is a regency in Banten province with the capital of the same city. This rgency is bordered to the north of Serang, Lebak District in the East, and the Indonesian Ocean in the west and south. Its area also includes the island of Panaitan to the west, separated by the Strait of Panaitan, and number of small islands in the Indian Ocean, including the Deli Island and Tinjil Island. Ujung Kulon Peninsula is the most western tip in Java island, where there are wildlife reserves and there is…

Menjangan Island

Menjangan Island Menjangan Island is a small island, located 5 miles to the north-west of Bali island and is part of the Indonesian archipelago. “Menjangan” in Indonesian means “Deer”. The name was given by the local population observing wild deer herds swimming to the island every spring and covering a distance of approx 1.2 miles. The island of Menjangan is surrounded by a coral reef, characterized by deep drop offs of up to 60 meters and by complex rock formations. These distinctive features have given rise to a great number…

Jailolo, The Volcanoes Complex

Jailolo Jailolo is a sub-district in West Halmahera regency, in North Maluku. Jailolo is a volcanic complex on a peninsula (Jailolo Bay). It has lava flows on the eastern flank, small caldera at the west and southwest of the mountain, hot springs along the northwest coast of the caldera. The volcano consists of Jailolo stratovolcano in the centre of the complex, ac 1.6 km diameter caldera (Idamdehe) in the west, and mall calderas west and southwest of Jailolo. Small volcanic island was formed by the Kailupa cone, off the southern…

Pasola, Between Tradition And Thought

Pasola Pasola is derived from the world Sola or Hola meaning a kind of a long wooden stick used as a spear to fling each other by two opponent groups of horsemen. After given the prefix “Pa”, the meaning turns to be a game. Aa game which played by the Western Sumbanese to celebrate the rice planting season. The game is played by throwing wooden spears to the opponent while riding a horse. This annual game is played by two different groups of men from different clans or tribes. The…

Here On Togean Islands

Togean Island Spread over a 90 km stretch in the middle of Tomini Bay, the winding, hilly coastlines and equatorial waters of the Togean Islands cast a magical spell of green, yellow and blue, in all the shades imaginable. The Togean or Togian Islands are an archipelago of 56 islands and islets, in the Gulf of Tomini, off the coast of Central Sulawesi, in Indonesia. The three largest islands are Batudaka, Togian, and Talatakoh. There are 37 villages on the islands. The dark green of the islands and the cristal…

Selayar Archipelago

Selayar Islands Selayar is an archipelago and regency island lies in the Flores Sea, between Sulawesi and Flores and part of South Sulawesi Province. Selayar Islands District is one district among 24 districts and municipalities in South Sulawesi Province which is located at the southern end and extends from North to South. This area has the specificity, which is the only district in South Sulawesi that the whole territory are separate from the mainland of South Sulawesi and beyond that region of Selayar Islands District which consists of a group…

Sangalaki, The Home Of The Mantas

Sangalaki Island In the eastern part of Kalimantan and about 45 km from the Berau river, estuary out in the Makassar strait, lie several reefs ideal for scuba diving. The dive sites are famous for the large gatherings of manta rays and jellyfish lake. But in the reefs, in the Berau archipelago also live a lot of very interesting critters, hidden crabs and shrimps and unusual fish such as ghostpipefishes, scorpionfishes, Cuttlefish, Blue Ribbon Eels, Turtles, Manta Rays, Sharks, dozens of species of Nudibranchs, hundreds of species of hard and…

The Exotic Lembeh Island

Lembeh Island Lembeh island is part of Bitung administrative area in North Sulawesi. The island is separated from the mainland of Sulawesi Island by the Lembeh Strait. Lembeh island is famous for those who like to dive, because Lembeh island is the best diving spot after Bunaken. The divers recognized Bunaken as the Sea Garden in the Earth, but Lembeh is such a virgin island. It is untouched and almost to be the perfect diving spot. There are so many unusual habitats and exotic organisms live under Lembeh island, like,…

Welcome To Alor

Alor Alor is a regency and the largest island in the Alor Archipelago located at the eastern-most end of the Lesser Sunda Islands that runs through southern Indonesia, which from the west include such islands as Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa, Komodo, and Flores. The capital of Alor is Kalabahi. Alor Regency is an archipelago of 20 islands. The 9 inhabited islands have population, which are: Alor, Pantar Island, Pura Island, Tereweng Island, Ternate Island, Kepa, Crocodile Island, Kangge Island and Turtle Island. The 11 islands are uninhabited, they are, Sikka Island,…