The Grandiose Toba Lake in North Sumatra Province

What makes Indonesia is a worthy vacation destination? Many travelers are impressed by nature beauty of the country. Moreover, there is a famous tourist spot in North Sumatra Province, which is called Toba Lake. Being the biggest lake in Indonesia, Toba becomes the signature tourism in Sumatra Island. It is because the flawless nature and pristine water would satisfy all visitors. People come to the lake to enjoy a family recreation, sightseeing, photography, and exploration. The fact is many different tourist spots are scattered around the lake. Tourists can explore…

Bohorok Rehabilitation Center, A Shelter for Orangutan

Bohorok Rehabilitation Center Bohorok Rehabilitation Center is a shelter for Orangutan in Sumatra that settled in Bukit Lawang. Bukit Lawang is one of the top destinations in Sumatra; Bukit Lawang is a small village on the edge of Gunung Leuser National Park in North Sumatra. Situated around 90 km north-west of Medan along the clear Bohorok River and on the outskirts of the tropical rainforest. As we know, The Gunung Leuser National Park is also one of the homes to Orangutan that spread in entire Sumatra Island. Thomas Leaf monkeys, Black Gibbons, White…

Gunung Leuser National Park, Aceh – North Sumatra

  Gunung Leuser National Park Gunung Leuser National Park (TNGL) is one of Nature Conservation Areas in Indonesia that covering an area of 1,094,692 hectares. The administration is located in two provinces of Aceh and North Sumatra. This forest is dominant in East Aceh, South Aceh and Langkat North Sumatra; it known by the results of world-class coffee and tobacco. Those who love to travel can start the adventure in this national park through Bukit Lawang, North Sumatra, where there are the impresive of orangutan that live inside the forest.…

The Elegant Tor Tor Dance

Tor Tor Dance Tor-Tor dance is a traditional dance from Batak tribe in North Sumatra. At ancient times, the art of dancing in Batak land was a main media during the rite, and it still had mystical things. Moreover, the dance was also performed in happy times like harvesting and wedding ceremony. according to history, tor tor dance is used in rituals associated with spirits. The spirit is invoked and “walked” into the stone statues, which was the symbol of the ancestors. Those statues were then moved like dancing, but…

Samosir Island, The Early Land Of Batak People

Samosir Island Everyone knows about Toba Lake or Danau Toba, which is one of the largest lake in the world, and the largest and the most popular destination in Indonesia. The lake is like a vast ocean approximately about 100 km x 30 km. In the middle of the lake, there is a large island. That is Samosir Island, it situated at an altitude of 1000 meters above sea level. According to research from Michigan Technological University researchers, the United States, at Lake Toba, in the period of 75.500 years…

Medan And Everything In It

Medan City of Medan, it is officially the capital of South Sumatra province. Medan is the largest fourth city after Jakarta, Surabaya and Bandung. Dated back to the early history, Medan was early build by Guru Patimpus Sembiring Pelawi in 1590. It was firstly found by European man named John Anderson who came to the city name Medan with total inhabitant around 200 people, and it was considered as the place of Sultan of Deli. In 1883, Medan became a significant city outside Java, after the colonial government had started…

Nias People And The Way They Upholding The Cultural Heritage

Nias Nias is another Indonesian ethnic group that live in North Sumatra, formerly in Nias Island. Nias island is one of significant island for tourism destination relating with its surfing spot, Nias traditional house and a famous Lompat Batu Nias or stone jumping initiation. Nias people call themselves as “Ono Niha”. Ono means an offspring, Niha means human, and Nias Island as “Tanö Niha”, which Tano is land. We can predict this etymology as human offspring that live on earth. Nias People, until this day, is still living under the…

Life of Batak People

Batak People Batak People, is the indigenous tribe of North Sumatra Island. One of the significant tribe in Indonesia. They live on highland of Sumatra, precisely on Tapanuli. There are terms from Batak people, include of Batak Karo, Pakpak, Dairi, Toba, Simalungun, Mandailing, and Angkola. On daily life, Batak people use some dialect on their language, like Karo dialect that being used by Batak Karo people, Pak Pak dialect by Pak Pak people, Simalungun dialect by Simalungun people and Toba dialect that being used by Toba, Angkola and Mandailing people.…

North Sumatra Destination

North Sumatra Medan is the capital of this province. North Sumatra is located on the tip of Indonesia territory, and become the most populous province outside of Java island North Sumatera has covered by land rises to the mountain range, which is dominated by Lake Toba. Toba is the largest volcanic lake in the world, and become a figure of Mother for the local inhabitant and for flora and fauna around the lake. By the existence of Toba lake, it gives many advantages for people, and many other types of…

The Great of Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam

Nanggroë Aceh Darussalam Aceh, settled on the northern tip of Indonesia properly located on North Sumatera. Aceh is one of Indonesia religiously conservative area, because this is the area with mostly Moslem are lay and fact of the evidence of the beginning of Islam in Southeast Asia. At early begin, Aceh was exist with their Sultanate governmental lead by A Sultan of Aceh for about 16th and 17th Century. The kingdom was a great wealth kingdom and had become an increasingly influential power due to its strategic location for controlling…