Komodotop Tours and Travel, Your Best Travel Partner

Labuan Bajo Indonesia are the gateway to glimpse the wonderful East Nusa Tenggara. It allow you to see the extremely beautiful and memorable Komodo, Flores and beyond. Komodo Top Tours and Travel is one of the best recommended company based in Labuan Bajo, West Flores in Indonesia. Your best partner who assist and helps you to discover the magnificent Flores and Komodo.

Managed by Komodotop Tours and Travel Team Work, Komodotop.com is one of the local tour operator in Flores Island. Since 2010, we have taken role in managing tours in the island. Not only focus on business affairs, we always see tourism as the way to encourage the local community’s welfare. Komodo Top Tours and Travel have done many experience and improvisation in the many matters. The staffs are highly motivated will make sure you have the best trip. Handled by PT. Rafael Todowela has a duty to improve and develop the tourism in Indonesia in generally and East Nusa Tenggara province in particularly.

Komodo Tours and Travel, particularly serve domestic and overseas visitors who come to Bali and Flores Island. We serve both culture and nature, Flores overland tours, countryside tours, hiking, climbing the mountain, snorkeling, boat trip to 17 islands of Flores island, and crossing the Komodo blue tropical island to see the giant lizard in the world “Varanus Komodoensis”. We also serve online ticketing reservation system of air craft. In the running this company, we have responsibility to contribute the local government tax to develop the West Manggarai Regency of East Nusa Tenggara province, and to assign the local people to improve the quality of life, and working with multinational sectors. In the running this company we had also helping to improve the economic of the local people trough buying their handicraft, local sarong etc. On addition Komodo Tours and Travel has bring many positive impact to the community, company, and locals economic. In the running this company we always focus on quality of service, safety, reasonable price and we serve the visitors as our family. We still open minded to get your input to be more excellent in our service in the future.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions or concerns;

Komodotop Tours and Travel

Address : Jalan Soekarno Hatta, Labuan Bajo of Flores, East Nusa Tenggara – Indonesia
Phone : +62 812 393 466 27 / +62 822 369 434 61
Email : rafaelkomodotop@gmail.com
Website : http://komodotop.com/
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Komodo Eco Tour Indonesia

Best & Affordable Komodo Tour Package. Choose Your Komodo Adventure Here! Welcome to Komodo Eco Tour Indonesia!


KOMODO ECO TOUR INDONESIA is a legal tour operator under company PT. BORNEO HIJAU PERSADA was established in 2003 and partner for Orion Cruise from Australia since 2011-2015. The best tour operator in Indonesia, with a large network of travel agents working together to provide you with the best travel experiences on the planet.


KOMODO ECO TOUR INDONESIA welcome you to visit Komodo Island of West Florest one of big lizard are found in this island , and will handle you with professional and best service. Our guide teams are known well the area and has been experiences many years working as tour guide through the island of Komodo and surrounding. Our packages are designed with carefully and must care with wildlife and environment also we can make tailor made the packages base on your request.


KOMODO ECO TOUR INDONESIA is offer the tour as your request in the itinerary and enable you chose another tour around Indonesia. Experienced as tour field guide, responsible, humorist and more talented and knowledge some primates, good personal and ability in english speaking.


KOMODO ECO TOUR INDONESIA  has combination tour with Orangutan Travel in Borneo. We will welcome your request both our packages, and we also can arrange your flight from bajo and to Borneo all over indonesia

For further information, please feel free to contact us.  


Head office : Jl. Kawitan 1 RT 17 Sidorejo.Pangkalan Bun,Kalimantan Tengah

Branch office  : Jln Wae Mata Gg. Anggrek Komodo-Flores- NTT

Email : info@ komodoecotourindonesia.com

Website : www.komodoecotourindonesia.com

Telp : + 62 (0)532 24286

Mobile Whatshap : 0852 4930 9250

Link web : www.orangutantravel.com


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Danau Dendam Tak Sudah

Danau Dendam Tak Sudah (DDTS), can be translate with Never Ending Revenge lake is one of famous destinations in Bengkulu. This lake is settle in Dusun Besar village, Singaran Pati sub-district, Bengkulu and has an area of 557 and 67 hectare wide. The lake thought to have formed from volcanic activity in the area.

By located in the strategic importance, in 1936 this lake was established as a nature reserve with an area of 11.5 hectares by the Dutch government. Then, in 1979, this nature reserve area has been expanded to 430 hectares.

In 1999 this nature reserve area was expanded to 577 hectares. As to the somewhat sinister name, there are two versions to the story. The first one tells the legend of a young couple whose love was not blessed by both their parents. The pair of lovers was then said to succumb to depression and eventually took their own life by plunging into the lake. Taking their grudge to the afterlife, their action would later give the lake its legendary name. The second version is believed to have occurred during the Dutch Colonial period. It is said that during that particular time, the Dutch Colonial Government decided to build a dam in the lake to prevent water from flooding, and then build roads along the lake. Somehow, the project was never completed, thus the name “Unfinished Dam” was widely used. From the “Unfinished Dam” or “Dam tak Sudah” over time this would evolve into “Dendam Tak Sudah”.

In the morning, the visitors can enjoy the sunrise and the beautiful scenery of the lake surface that is reddish in the light of the sun. We can also do fishing and travel across the lake with raft or boat. Since the lake is surrounded by hills and lush forests, then we can get the very fresh cool air, with beauty of the vast nature reserve enivironment. ”Dendam Tak Sudah”Lake is no less beautiful and exotic to Toba lake in North Sumatra and Maninjau lake in West Sumatra. Dendam Lake is about 6 km from the center of the city of Bengkulu.

The access to the site would not be difficult, for there are many public transportation to the area or if you bring your own vehicle,the distance from Bengkulu is juat about 30 minutes’ drive away. To get to Danau Dendam Tak Sudah, you can take public minibuses or buses with the route Bengkulu-Danau Dendam tak Sudah. Situated only 6 Km from Bengkulu city, the trip will only takes roughly around 30 minutes’ drive through smoothly asphalted roads.

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As Crossborder Tour Destination, Talaud Make Sara Island As Nautical Icon

Since it was designated as a crossborder destination, Talaud Islands in North Sulawesi, began to improve its tourism. In addition to starting calendar of events, promotions, physical infrastructure to tourist support, Talaud make Sara Island became the mainstay of tourism icon.

The uninhabited small island located in the Pacific Ocean is ready to be promoted for marine tourism. The exotic Sara Island with its fine white sandy beach.

Regent of Talaud Islands Regency Sri Wahyuni Manalip said, Sara Island is one of the islands ready for sale for tourism activity. On this island has been built a number of cottages and clean water infrastructure.

“To be truly exotic, Sara Island is left empty without occupants. The atmosphere of the island feels different if without residents, “said Manalip, Thursday (15/6).

Kepulauan Talaud local government specifically launches the island of Sara’s tourism icon with the headline “Talaud Keren” activity in one of the crowd centers in Manado. A picture recording of Sara Island was featured on the show.

“Talaud has been designated as a border tourism destination by the Ministry of Tourism and we will prepare the calendar of event for 2018,” explained the regent of this beautiful beauty.

Of course, Talaud is special. Very fitting set to be a border tourist destination. The area is directly adjacent to the Philippines. For crossborder tourism, very good considering the natural charm of beautiful Pacific lips presented there.

Called Bumi Porodiso, a language that is absorbed from the word paradise,piece of heaven. It is said that this title is always expressed by Portuguese sailors during a voyage along Sangir -Talaud Islands.

“Kemenpar is committed to help advance Talaud tourism, especially to promote the beauty of the islands and clean beaches and still be natural here, so we in the area are slowly starting to fix the promotion, physical infrastructure and supporting tourism,” said Manalip.

About the beauty of tourist destinations, Manalip claimed not to worry. Tourism destination in Talaud a lot of natural charm. In addition to the island of Sara, Karakelang Island is also a hidden paradise that can be found there. With the help of promotions from the center, she is sure Talaud adventure tourism will become more known throughout Indonesia and abroad.

Tourism Minister Arief Yahya explains crossborder tourism in Talaud, besides intended to work on the potential of foreign tourism in the area, also aims to stretch the economy of the local community. “The potential of border tourism is great, the people there must also get the benefit with more events, so that many people will arrive,” said Arief Yahya.

According Arief, crossborder tourism in accordance with the focus of President Joko Widodo who want to excite the border area. President Jokowi from the beginning paid serious attention to the people of Indonesia who are on the outer islands (read: cutting edge, red), border and remote areas.

So serious, the seventh President of Indonesia did not hesitate to change the name of the border area from the outermost island to the foremost island. Therefore, a series of border tourism held from Atambua, Dili, Papua, Aruk, Entikong, to Batam-Bintan.

“We will continue to study and evaluate how effective it is to stimulate the economy of the community, including how well it attracts tourists from neighboring countries,” said the minister from Banyuwangi.


Source: http://portalsatu.com/read/travel/jadi-destinasi-wisata-crossborder-talaud-jadikan-pulau-sara-ikon-bahari-30610

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Welcome to Gallery Trick Art 3D Museum Bali, Seminyak

When you are traveling to Bali do not forget to visit new tourist attractions in Bali. The name of the tourist attractions is the Trick Art 3D Museum Bali. It is located at Jalan Sunset Road 789 Seminyak, Bali. Trick Art 3D Museum opened to the public on April 12, 2014 last.

Trick Art 3D Museum Bali is a fun new tourist spot. In this museum there are nearly 80 of 3D images with a variety of tricks such paintings featuring various pictures of animals, places or famous figures, fantasy, fell from the aircraft and various types of other stunning works. For photographer lovers to visit this gallery while take picture with horrendous and pose great illusion is a place that cannot miss. The place is fun, especially helped by the friendly staff will make the travelers linger in this place.

The location of Trick Art 3D Museum Bali is very accessible and adjacent to the popular places of tourism in Bali such as Kuta, Legian and Seminyak. That is why Trick Art 3D Museum Bali also become one of the destination on itinerary tour. This place can be reached by private vehicles or public transportation. Trick Art 3D Museum as the first museum three-dimensional painting and most popular in Bali.

If the travelers like selfie or taking picture so the Trick Art 3D Museum Bali is a very suitable place. Trick Art 3D Museum Bali is open every day from 09.00 am to 10.00 pm, parking facilities are available to support the convenience of visitors. For admission to the Trick Art 3D Museum Bali is Rp 100,000/person for domestic and Rp 150,000/person for foreign tourists.

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Visa Regulations for Indonesia

Visa Regulations

Have you plan to visit Indonesia? Plans are forming, itineraries are being finalized and the mind is drifting to the many adventures that lie ahead. Before you pack all you need to travel, there’s one more thing to be taken care of: your Visa please!

All travelers to Indonesia must obtain a Visa from one of the Indonesian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. They must be in possession of a Pasport that is valid for at least six (6) months from the date of arrival, and have proof (tickets) of onward or return passage.

Through this article, let you know all the relevant information related to tourist visas in Indonesia, so you can enter the country knowing exactly what is required.

Free Visa entry & VOA – Visa on Arrival:

Depending on your passport and where you are from, there are three options to enter Indonesia that apply to most travellers who come for tourist or social purposes:

  1. No Visa required (majority of countries – FREE entry, 30 days valid, NOT extendable)
  2. Visa on Arrival (35US$, 30 valid for 30 days, extendable (30 more days)
  3. Visa needed (apply abroad before arriving in Indonesia)

To get your Visa On Arrival, here’s the details of everything you’ll need:


All visitors to Indonesia must have a passport that is valid for a minimum of six months onwards from the date of arrival.

Outbound Ticket

You will also need to prove to immigration that you do not intend to stay longer than your tourist visa allows. To do this, you just need a return ticket to your home country, or an outbound ticket for your next destination after Indonesia.

Free Tourist Visa

By Presidential Decree of No. 21 of 2016 dated on March 2016, tourists from 169 countries worldwide have been granted the Visa Free (or free Visa On Arrival / VOA). The visa is valid for 30 days and can be used for tourism, family visit, social visit, art and cultural, government duty, to deliver a speech or attend a seminar, international exhibitions, meetings with head office or representatives office in Indonesia, or transit. It is non-extendable. If you are from one of the 169 countries eligible for a free VOA, you can collect your visa when you arrive at one of Indonesia’s many inbound ports or borders.

Passengers from cruise ships arriving at Benoa in Bali should be aware that the immigration office at the harbour does not currently have a visa free facility. This means you still will need to apply for a Visa on Arrival.

The following are the Countries granted Visa Free Facilities according to Presidential Decree No. 21 of 2016:

1. Albania
2. Algeria
3. Andorra
4. Angola
5. Antigua and Barbuda
6. Argentina
7. Armenia
8. Australia
9. Austria
10. Azerbaijan
11. Bahamas
12. Bahrain
13. Bangladesh
14. Barbados
15. Belarus
16. Belgium
17. Belize
18. Benin
19. Bhutan
20. Bolivia
21. Bosnia & Herzegovina
22. Botswana
23. Brazil
24. Brunei Darussalam
25. Bulgaria
26. Burkina Faso
27. Burundi
28. Cambodia
29. Canada
30. Cape Verde
31. Chad
32. Chile
33. China
34. Comoros
35. Costa Rica
36. Croatia
37. Cuba
38. Cyprus
39. Czech Republic
40. Denmark
41. Dominica (Commonwealth)

42. Dominican Republic
43. Ecuador
44. Egypt
45. El Salvador
46. Estonia
47. Fiji
48. Finland
49. France
50. Gabon
51. Gambia
52. Georgia
53. Germany
54. Ghana
55. Greece
56. Grenada
57. Guatemala
58. Guyana
59. Haiti
60. Honduras
61. Hong Kong
62. Hungary
63. Iceland
64. India
65. Ireland
66. Italy
67. Ivory Coast
68. Jamaica
69. Japan
70. Jordan
71. Kazakhstan
72. Kenya
73. Kiribati
74. Kuwait
75. Kyrgyzstan
76. Lao, People’s Democratic Republic
77. Latvia
78. Lebanon
79. Lesotho
80. Liechtenstein
81. Lithuania
82. Luxemburg
83. Macao
84. Macedonia

85. Madagascar
86. Malawi
87. Malaysia
88. Maldives
89. Mali
90. Malta
91. Marshall Islands
92. Mauritania
93. Mauritius
94. Mexico
95. Moldova
96. Monaco
97. Mongolia
98. Morocco
99. Mozambique
100. Myanmar
101. Namibia
102. Nauru
103. Nepal
104. Netherlands
105. New Zealand
106. Nicaragua
107. Norway
108. Oman
109. Palau
110. Palestine
111. Panama
112. Papua New Guinea
113. Paraguay
114. Peru
115. Philippines
116. Poland
117. Portugal
118. Puerto Rico
119. Qatar
120. Romania
121. Russian Federation
122. Rwanda
123. Saint Kitts and Nevis
124. Saint Lucia
125. Saint Vincent and Grenadines
126. Samoa
127. San Marino

128. Sao Tome and Principe
129. Saudi Arabia
130. Senegal
131. Serbia
132. Seychelles
133. Singapore
134. Slovakia
135. Slovenia
136. Solomon Islands
137. South Africa
138. South Korea
139. Spain
140. Sri Lanka
141. Suriname
142. Swaziland
143. Sweden
144. Switzerland
145. Taiwan
146. Tajikistan
147. Tanzania
148. Thailand
149. Timor Leste
150. Togo
151. Tonga
152. Trinidad and Tobago
153. Tunisia
154. Turkey
155. Turkmenistan
156. Tuvalu
157. Uganda
158. Ukraine
159. United Arab Emirates
160. United Kingdom
161. United States
162. Uruguay
163. Uzbekistan
164. Vanuatu
165. Vatican City State
166. Venezuela
167. Vietnam
168. Zambia
169. Zimbabwe

Nationals of the 169 countries can enter and exit Indonesian Territory through 124 Immigration Checkpoints in airports, seaports and land borders as follows:

Airports :

  1. Adi Soemarmo, Surakarta
  2. Adi Sucipto, Yogyakarta
  3. Ahmad Yani, Semarang
  4. Bandara International Lombok, Mataram
  5. Belitung, Tanjung Pandan
  6. Binaka, Sibolga
  7. El Tari, Kupang
  8. Frans Kaisiepo, Biak
  9. Halim Perdana Kusuma, DKI Jakarta
  10. Hang Nadim, Batam
  11. Husein Sastranegara, Bandung
  12. I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Bali
  13. Juanda, Surabaya
  14. Kuala Namu, Medan
  15. Maimun Saleh, Sabang
  16. Mopah, Merauke
  17. Mozes Kilangi, Tembaga Pura
  18. Pattimura, Ambon
  19. Polonia, medan
  20. Sam ratulangi, manado
  21. Sam ratulangi, manado
  22. Soekarno Hatta, Banten
  23. Sultan Hassanudin, Makassar
  24. Sultan Iskandar Muda, Banda Aceh
  25. Sultan Mahmud Badarudin II, Palembang
  26. El Tari, Kupang
  27. Sultan Syarif Kasim II, Pekanbaru
  28. Supadio, Pontianak
  29. Tarakan, Tarakan

Seaports :

  1. Achmad Yani, Ternate
  2. Amamapare, Tembaga Pura
  3. Anggrek, Gorontalo
  4. Bagan Siapi-api, Bagan Siapi-api
  5. Badar Bentan Telani Lagoi, Tanjung Uban
  6. Bandar Seri Udana Lobam, Tanjung Uban
  7. Bandar Seri Setia Raja, Bengkalis
  8. Batam Center, Batam
  9. Batu Ampar, Batam
  10. Belakang Padang, Belakang Padang
  11. Belawan, Belawan
  12. Benete, Sumbawa Besar
  13. Biak, Biak
  14. Boom Baru, Palembang
  15. Celukan Bawang, Singaraja
  16. Citra Tri Tunas, Batam
  17. Ciwandan, Cilegon
  18. Dumai, Dumai
  19. Dwi Kora, Pontianak
  20. Gunung Sitoli, Sibolga
  21. Jambi, Jambi
  22. Jayapura, Jayapura
  23. Kabil, Batam
  24. Kendari, Kendari
  25. Kota Baru, Kota Baru
  26. Kuala Enok, Tembilahan
  27. Kuala Langsa, Aceh
  28. Kuala Tanjung, Tanjung Balai Asahan
  29. Kuala Tungkal, Jambi
  30. Lauren Say, Maumere
  31. Lembar, Mataram
  32. Lhokseumawe, Lhokseumawe
  33. Malahayati, Aceh
  34. Malundung, Tarakan
  35. Manado, Manado
  36. Marina Teluk Senimba, Batam
  37. Marore, Tahuna
  38. Merauke, Merauke
  39. Miangas, Tahuna
  40. Nongsa Terminal Bahari, Batam
  41. Nusantara, Pare-pare
  42. Nusantara, tahuna
  43. Padang Bai, Singaraja
  44. Panarukan, Panarukan
  45. Pangkal Balam, Pangkal Pinang
  46. Panjang, Bandar Lampung
  47. Pantoloan, Palu
  48. Pasuruan, Pasuruan
  49. Pemangkat, Sambas
  50. Probolinggo, Probolinggo
  51. Pulau Baai, Bengkulu
  52. Sabang, Aceh
  53. Samarinda, samarinda
  54. Sampit, Sampit
  55. Samudera, Bitung
  56. Sekupang, batam
  57. Selat lampa, Ranai
  58. Semayang, Balikpapan
  59. Siak Sri Indrapura, Siak
  60. Sibolga, Sibolga
  61. Sintete, Sambas
  62. Soekarno Hatta, Makassar
  63. Sorong-Sorong
  64. Sri Bayintan, Tanjung Pinang
  65. Sri Bintan Pura, Tanjung Pinang
  66. Sungai Guntung, Tembilahan
  67. Tanjung Balai Karimun, Tanjung Balai Karimun
  68. Tanjung Benoa, Denpasar
  69. Tanjung Emas, Semarang
  70. Tanjung Gudang, Pangkal Pinang
  71. Tanjung Harapan, Selat Panjang
  72. Tanjung Intan, Cilacap
  73. Tanjung Kelian, Pangkal Pinang
  74. Tanjung Lontar, Kupang
  75. Tanjung Pandan, Bangka Belitung
  76. Tanjung Perak, Surabaya
  77. Tanjung Priok, DKI Jakarta
  78. Tanjung Uban, Tanjung Uban
  79. Tanjung Wangi, Jember
  80. Tarempa, Tarempa
  81. Teluk Bayur, Padang
  82. Teluk Nibung, Tanjung Balai Asahan
  83. Tembilaha, Tembilahan
  84. Tri Sakti, Banjarmasin
  85. Tual, Tual
  86. Tunon Taka, Nunukan
  87. Yos Sudarso, Ambon
  88. Yos Sudarso, Cirebon

Land Borders :

  1. Aruk, Sambas
  2. Entikong, entikong
  3. Metamauk, Atambua
  4. Mota’ain, Atambua
  5. Nanga Badaum Sanggau
  6. Napan, Atambua
  7. Skouw, Jayapura

For details and enquiries please contact the Indonesian Embassy in your home country.

If the 30 days of Visit Visa Exemption facility feels insufficient, visitor still can apply for Visa on Arrival (given for 30 days and extendable for another 30 days) or Visit Visa.

The Indonesian Government extends Visa on Arrival (VoA) to nationals of 61 countries which can be obtained at designated entry airports and sea ports. Visa-on-Arrival are valid for 30 days and are extendable with another 30 days to be applied at Immigration offices in Indonesia. Visas cost US$35.

Please note that starting 26 January 2010, the 7-day Visa-on-Arrival has been discontinued.

Exception to this is the Special Economic Zone in the Riau Islands province, where the 7-day Visa on Arrival (VoA) can still be obtained at the seaports on the islands of Batam, Bintan -including Tanjung Pinang and Bandar Bentan Telani – and Karimun. The7-Day VoA Visa fee is US$ 15.

Countries extended Visa-on-Arrival facility are:
1. Algeria, 2. Australia, 3. Argentina, 4. Austria, 5. Bahrain, 6. Belgium, 7. Brazil, 8. Bulgaria, 09. Canada, 10. Cyprus, 11. Denmark, 12. Egypt, 13. Estonia, 14. Fiji, 15. Finland, 16. France, 17. Germany, 18. Greece, 19. Hungary, 20. Iceland, 21. India, 22. Iran, 23. Ireland, 24. Italy, 25. Japan, 26. Kuwait, 27. Lao PDR, 28. Latvia, 29. Libya, 30. Lithuania, 31. Liechtenstein, 32. Luxemburg, 33. Malta, 34. Maldives, 35. Monaco, 36. Mexico, 37. New Zealand, 38. the Netherlands, 39. Norway, 40. Oman, 41. Panama, 42. The People’s Republic of China, 43. Poland, 44. Portugal, 45. Qatar, 46. Rumania, 47. Russia, 48. South Africa, 49. South Korea, 50. Switzerland, 51. Saudi Arabia, 52. Spain, 53. Suriname, 54. Sweden, 55. Slovakia, 56. Slovenia, 57. Taiwan, 58. Tunisia. 59. the United Arab Emirates, 60. the United Kingdom, 61. The United States of America.


More Information on immigration available at: http://www.imigrasi.go.id

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Seven World Tours – Holyland Tour, Europe Pilgrim Tour & Travel

Seven World Tours offers international as well as domestic tour packages. Recently we put more focus on pilgrimage tour to Holyland and also Europe. We also do airlines ticketing, domestic & international hotel booking, car rental and other travel related services such as passport, VISA processing.

Our experienced, friendly staff of professional travel guide can help you get the most from your trip. We are one of the only full service travel agency on Indonesia that has had the same owners/managers since inception. Not only offer trips around domestic but we offers international also some cruise. Put our trust to work for you! If you plan to visit Indonesia and International give us a call and allow us to assist with your travel plans.

Ruko Golden Palace E-18
Jl. HR. Muhammad 373-383
Surabaya 60226
Jawa Timur – Indonesia
Telp.: 031-7322501 – 03
Fax.: 031.7322504
Email: info@sevenworldtours.com
Website: http://www.sevenworldtours.com

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TOP 77 Calender of Event Banyuwangi Indonesia Festival 2018

The Ministry of Tourism along with the Government of Banyuwangi Regency launched “TOP 77 Calendar of Event Banyuwangi Indonesia Festival 2018” at Balairung Soesilo Soedarman, Gedung Sapta Pesona, Jakarta (1/2). Top 77 Calender of Event is an effort of Banyuwangi Regency to presenting attractions to increase tourist visits to Banyuwangi. Top 77 Events mentioned there are three featured events be part of the 100 Calendar of Event Wonderful Indonesia (CoE WI) 2018. Namely Banyuwangi Ethno Carnival (BEC), International Tour de Banyuwangi Ijen (ITdBI) and Gandrung Sewu. Specially, Banyuwangi Ethno Carnival itself included on the Top 10 National Events.

Banyuwangi Regent, Abdullah Azwar Anas, explained that 77 attractive tourism events will explore the culture, natural beauty, sports to various potential areas that will certainly be an interesting spectacle for tourists. It also supports the Visit Wonderful Indonesia (VIWI) 2018 in reaching the target of 17 million foreign tourist visits in 2018 and 20 million in 2019. Recorded in 2016, tourists visits to Banyuwangi as many as 77 thousand foreign tourists and 4 million domestic. In 2017, foreign tourist visits increased to 91 thousand foreign tourist with foreign exchange earnings reaching 546 billion rupiahs.

Azwar Anas added that the strength of Banyuwangi Tourism is on the participation of all society so as to create TOP 77 calendar events. Where the 5 events become the leading in foreign tourist visits, namely Internasional Tour de Banyuwangi Ijen, Banyuwangi Ethno Carnival, Festival Gandrung Sewu, Banyuwangi Beach Jazz Festival, and Jazz Ijen.

In addition, from the TOP 77 events there are a number of new activities. Among the Festival Tahu Tempe which will take place on 9th to 13rd February, 2018. Beside there will be a Lunar Festival which will feature a typical Chinese news tradition on 17th March, Dance Festival on 31st March, Fishing Festival on 7th April, Chocolate Festival on 12th May and Kuntulajn Festival on 3rd to 6th October.

Meanwhile, Minister of Tourism Arief Yahya appreciate to Banyuwangi who actively package tourism event in order to promote and increase tourist visit to Banyuwangi. Branding Banyuwangi as The City of Carnival and Festival must have quality events throughout the year, and TOP 77 calendar events will encourage tourists to visit Banyuwangi because every day can see the carnival and festival.

Banyuwangi has been designated as one of 10 branding or co-branding destinations of Wonderful Indonesia under the brand “Banyuwangi The City of Carnival and Festival. This is due to the readiness of its 3A elements (attractions, amenitas, and accessibility) especially air connectivity with the operation of Blimbingsari Airport Banyuwangi. Connected a number of national airlines from Jakarta, Surabaya, and Bali.

“In terms of attractions, Banyuwangi recorded the fastest growing because it involves the entire potential of the community. If 2012 only has 12 events, 2017 will be increased to 72 events, and this year will be 77 events with a number of featured events included in CoE WI 2018, “explained Arief Yahya.


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Human Interest, Nature & Culture Potrait Of East Java
Daya Tarik wisata Alam,Manusia dan Budaya
Lokasi pengambilan foto dilakukan di 38 Kabupaten / Kota di Provinsi Jawa Timur.

1. Penghoby Fotografi dan Videografi
2. Komunitas Fotografi & Videografi
3. Sekolah Menengah Atas
4. Tour & Travel
5. Vlogger
6. Komunitas Film dan Video Dokumenter

• Setiap peserta diperkenankan mengirimkan karya Minimal 2 atau 3 foto tanpa watermark
• Jika peserta berasal dari Jawa Timur 1 Foto berasal dari daerah asal sesuai KTP dan 1 foto lainnya bertemakan bebas sesuai Point A.
• Untuk peserta yang berasal dari Luar Jawa Timur, 2 foto yang dikirimkan bebas sesuai Point A.
• Foto yang dilombakan dapat dikirim dalam format JPEG dengan sisi terpendek 3000 pixel dengan 300 dpi.
• Edit foto hanya diizinkan untuk memperbaiki warna, kontras dan melakukan sedikit cropping
• Penilaian foto ditentukan berdasarkan destinasi wisata, angle, komposisi, momen dan keaslian.
• Apabila ternyata nantinya dari salah satu karya pemenang ada yang pernah diikut sertakan sebelumnya dalam event komersial atau lomba sejenis dan menjadi pemenang, kemudian terjadi gugatan oleh pihak tertentu dengan menunjukkan bukti otentik. Maka pemenang tersebut dinyatakan gugur dan harus mengembalikan hadiah yang diterima secara utuh kepada panitia. Kemudian pemenang yang bermasalah tadi wajib meminta maaf pada publik lewat media cetak atau elektronik.

• Setiap peserta diperkenankan mengirimkan 1 atau maksimal 2 karya video berdurasi minimal 1 menit dan maksimal 3 menit (seperti Standart Film Dokumenter secara Konvensional) tanpa watermark dengan mencantumkan Judul dan nama peserta.
• Video dapat ditambah ilustrasi dan musik, dimana ilustrasi dan musik tersebut merupakan tanggung jawab peserta. Sudah mendapatkan ijin dan tidak melanggar Hak Cipta. Untuk Credit Point bisa dicantumkan diakhir Video.
• Boleh digabung dengan aerial dan underwater shot. Kualitas video yang dilombakan minimal Full High Definition (Full HD) 1080p.
• Penilaian video ditentukan berdasarkan destinasi wisata, angle, komposisi, momen dan keaslian.
• Apabila ternyata nantinya dari salah satu karya pemenang ada yang pernah diikut sertakan sebelumnya dalam event komersial atau lomba sejenis dan menjadi pemenang, kemudian terjadi gugatan oleh pihak tertentu dengan menunjukkan bukti otentik. Maka pemenang tersebut dinyatakan gugur dan harus mengembalikan hadiah yang diterima secara utuh kepada panitia. Kemudian pemenang yang bermasalah tadi wajib meminta maaf pada publik lewat media cetak atau elektronik.

1. Terbuka untuk warga Negara Indonesia
2. Tidak ada biaya pendaftaran untuk mengikuti lomba.
3. Diperkenan untuk jenis kamera DSLR, Mirrorless, ActionCam / Drone terkecuali Smartphone.
4. Karya Foto dan Video mengenai pariwisata Jawa Timur
5. Karya Foto dan Video yang dikirimkan merupakan karya asli dan dibuat antara tahun 2016 – tanggal terakhir pengumpulan yang dibuktikan dengan Data EXIF dan belum pernah diikutkan lomba serupa ataupun diunggah dimedia komrsiil manapun.
6. Obyek atau isi dalam karya Foto dan Video sepenuhnya tanggung jawab peserta. Panitia tidak melayani segala bentuk tuntutan dari pihak manapun sehubungan foto dan Video yang dilombakan.
7. Panitia berhak menggunakan Karya Foto dan Video peserta untuk keperluan Publikasi maupun Promosi Dinas Kebudayaan dan Pariwisata Provinsi Jawa Timur.
8. Panitia berhak mendiskualifikasi peserta yang memasukkan karya yang tidak memenuhi aturan lomba, mengutip karya orang lain, bukn hasil karya sendiri, dianggap mengandung unsur SARA, atau melanggar norma susila.
9. Keputusan dewan juri adalah mutlak dan tidak dapat diganggu gugat.
10. Mengisi Form Registrasi.

1. Periode pengiriman Karya Foto dan Video 1 Januari 2018 – 31 Maret 2018. Setiap file dilengkapi Judul , Keterangan lokasi obyek serta narasi singkat mengenai obyek.
2. Karya Foto dan Video dikirim dalam bentuk softcopy melalui :
a) Pengiriman Video dan Foto melalui email ditujukan ke alamat : ejavatrip@gmail.com dengan subyek: Mtf2018_nama peserta
b) Pengiriman melalui POS ditujukan ke Dinas Kebudayaan dan Pariwisata Provinsi Jawa Timur , Jl. Wisata Menanggal, Surabaya dalam bentuk Flashdisk atau CD dan melampirkan Foto kopi KTP atau keterangan dari Sekolah Paling lambat tanggal 31 Maret 2017 pukul 23.59 WIB Cap Pos
3. Peserta Wajib mengunggah Video dan Foto di Instagram dan facebook dengan Hashtag #pariwisatajawatimur, #kompetisipariwisata2018, #eastjavatrip_ dan Channel Youtube masing-masing peserta. Wajib follow Ig: @eastjavatrip_ dan like FP: eastjavatrip

• Foto dikirim mulai 1 Januari 2018 – 31 Maret 2018 pukul 23.59 WIB
• Penjurian akan dilakukan 2 April – 6 April 2018
• Penyerahan hadiah dan pameran foto pemenang dan nominasi tanggal 12 April 2018

• Seluruh Video dan foto yang diterima panitia akan diseleksi menjadi nominasi 10 besar.
• Bagi nominator diwajibkan untuk mengirimkan File RAW sebagai syarat penjurian.
• Peserta yang masuk nominasi 10 besar akan dihubungi lewat email/telepon oleh panitia lomba dan diunggah di Instagram @eastjavatrip_ atau Facebook : eastjavatrip
• Karya Video dan Foto yang masuk dalam nominasi 10 besar akan ditampilan dalam Pameran MTF 2018 di Grand City Convex tanggal 12 – 15 April 2018
• Penyerahan hadiah dilakukan pada tanggal 12 April 2018 bersamaan Gala Dinner Majapahit Travel Fair 2018

Juara 1 : Uang Tunai Rp. 15.000.000,- , Trophy dan Sertifikat
Juara 2 : Uang Tunai Rp. 10.000.000,- , Trophy dan Sertifikat
Juara 3 : Uang Tunai Rp. 5.000.000,- , Trophy dan Sertifikat
Juara Harapan: Uang Tunai Rp. 3.000.000,- , Trophy dan Sertifikat
Juara Favorit : Uang Tunai Rp. 3.000.000,- , Trophy dan Sertifikat
*Pajak ditanggung oleh pemenang

Juara 1 : Uang Tunai Rp. 6.000.000,- , Trophy dan Sertifikat
Juara 2 : Uang Tunai Rp. 4.000.000,- , Trophy dan Sertifikat
Juara 3 : Uang Tunai Rp. 2.000.000,- , Trophy dan Sertifikat
Juara Harapan: Uang Tunai Rp. 1.500.000,- , Trophy dan Sertifikat
Juara Favorit : Uang Tunai Rp. 1.500.000,- , Trophy dan Sertifikat
*Pajak ditanggung oleh pemenang

1. Email : ejavatrip@gmail.com
2. Narahubung :
Tita +62 812 3088 6050
Sutji +62 857 0721 8888
Aji +62 857 3010 8849
3. Alamat Pengiriman :
Dinas Kebudayaan dan Pariwisata Provinsi Jawa Timur
Jalan Wisata Menanggal, Surabaya 60234

Website: http://eastjavatrip.com/

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Komodo National Park, Indonesia

The Komodo National Park in Eastern Indonesia is comprised of three small islands containing hundreds of unique and endemic species of flora and fauna, including the world famous Komodo Dragons, the largest land-dwelling reptiles in the world. This unique ecosystem is extremely vulnerable to degradation from outside influences such as tourists visiting the park, or poachers. The island is a closed ecosystem, populated with species that have evolved together over millions of years, protected by their isolation from many types of predators. The introduction of new species, people or diseases can therefore have an immediate and very negative impact on the ecosystem Tourism is a booming industry in Southeast Asia and is promoted heavily by the Indonesian government, which is also responsible for the park planning and maintenance. This case study examines the many impacts of tourism on the flora and fauna of Komodo National Park.

Indonesia’s Komodo National Park Indonesia’s is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, and it is also the third largest Asian country with a population of almost 200 million. Conservation International ranks it as the second most diverse country, after Brazil. Indonesia has over 500 mammal species 35 primate species, 270 amphibians and 477 endemic species of palms. Indonesia also has more wildlife reserves than any other Southeast Asian country. (Hitchcock, p. 303) Indonesia also has over 200 species of animals listed on the IUCN list of endangered or threatened species. The Komodo National Park in the Eastern province of Nusa Tenggara Timur is covered with monsoon forests and open savannahs. The park encompasses 340 square kilometers (130 square miles) and is generally hilly terrain. The park is situated in a transitional ecological zone between Australia and asia and is populated with wildlife from both continents (Hitchcock, p. 306). The dry season is from May-October and the islands are sparsely populated with people, mostly due to the scarcity of water on the islands. The three islands, Komodo, Padan and Rinca have an amazing level of biodiversity resulting in part from the rich seas surrounding the islands. There are macaque monkeys, cockatoos. green pit vipers, sea eagles, giant turtles and crocodiles, along with the famous Varanus komodoensis, the Komodo Dragon. Many of these animals live near the coastline, feeding on marine life. There are approximately 2,000 people on the islands, mostly along the shorelines. They are mostly engaged in fishing and tourism industries. The economy of the islands is heavily dependent on the natural ecology, both directly and indirectly. The economy consists of cultivation and animal husbandry, deer hunting, fishing and collecting woodland products. Turtles, shrimp, squid and dolphins are all hunted by local fishermen. Some villagers also exploit the ecology indirectly through employment in the ecotourism industry. The Komodo Dragon has never really been hunted commercially because its skin is of little commercial value and it is also not used for food. ?Indigenous species on Komodo. Aside from the native turtles, deer, monkeys and other animals on the island, there are the Komodo Dragons, which are a member of the Monitor lizard family. The Dragons can grow to be quite large, typically about 2 meters long and weighing 40-70 kilograms. They are listed on the World Conservation Union (IUCN) list of endangered or threatened species. The largest verified Dragon was 3.13 meters long (almost 9 feet) and weighed 166 kilograms (about 320 pounds) (Scientific American, 1999). Dragons are found at all elevations on the islands. Recent estimates of the dragon population are that there are 3,500 spread out over the islands, most of them on Komodo island (Scientific American, 1999). The growth of tourism on the islands.

The management plan for the park was devised by the UNDP and FAO in 1978 with the aim of preserving the park for scientific purposes. The plan proposed that tourism be introduced to protect the reserve from harmful commercial exploitation, and to help the local economy. In terms of visitor services, no specific limit on the number of tourists per month or year was proposed but their impact was to be limited by requesting that they remain on marked trails, use hides for nature watching and be accompanied by guides. Recommendations included building an airstrip on the island to connect it with the Bali tourist trade (which was not done), and also limiting the number of visitors at one time (Hitchcock, p. 310). It is unclear if this signifies 40 visitors per day, per hour or per week. The Indonesian government’s official tourism goal exceeds 1 million visitors per year for the country as a whole and there are an estimated 18,000 visitors annually to the Komodo Park (Scientific American, 1999) which is now a stop on the itinerary of cruise ships in the area. (Image courtesy of Scientific American web site, March 1999). The Impacts of tourism and policy choices. The are many potential impacts resulting from tourism on a small isolated island. Tourism can cause pollution from boats, sewage and litter. Tourists can also change the habitat by disturbing plants and animals directly by disturbing feeding patterns, disrupting the breeding cycle, etc. Pollution from boats and tourists can impact the coral reefs near the shoreline, potentially limiting the food supply for many of the islands species. The ecosystem of an island is a uniquely fragile one where the native plants and animals have evolved together and developed an interdependent system. if one aspect of the system, such as a food source is removed or disrupted, the food chain begins to fail. This has happened on the island of Padan where the number of dragons on the island has dropped to almost zero because poachers have killed all the deer on the island. Deer are the major food source for Komodo dragons (Scientific American, 1999). The Impacts of tourism and policy choices. Can such a small island park sustain the 18,000 visitors a year without compromising the ecosystem’s sustainability? Such as high ratio of tourists to local people (at least a five to one ratio) and native wildlife inevitably causes disruption of the indigenous culture and particularly the life cycle of the wildlife. The behavior changes among the dragons has been well-documented. Park officials feed the animals at feeding stations at regularly scheduled times in a conscious effort to domesticate the lizards. This serves two purposes as it makes an attack by a lizard less likely because they are well-fed, and it also provides steady, reliable entertainment for tourists who come to the feeding stations to watch the dragons eat freshly killed deer. This unnatural behavior modification means that the lizards are dependent on humans for regular feedings and are unlikely to survive in a wild state as they would no longer have the same hunting skills after years of domestication. It is also unlikely that their diet is as varied or natural as it would be without the human interference. The dragons also do not exhibit any fear of humans, another behavioral adaptation which in the long-run could have serious repercussions. As for the economic impact of tourism on the island, it seems that little if any tourism revenue gained by park fees remains in the area to maintain the park or support the local economy. The government is the only obvious benefactor to the park tourism, although some local people no doubt are dependent on tourism revenue through services they provide outside the park. From a sustainable development perspective, this particular example of ecotourism does little to assist the economic situation of the islanders who remain at a subsistance level, nor is it entirely beneficial for the dragons and other wildlife. While ecotourism is certainly preferable to other economic activities such as hunting or logging, there is still negative impact upon the wildlife because tourism is a form of commercial exploitation.

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