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…

Berhala Island, Adorable!

Berhala Island Berhala Island is an island in Jambi, Indonesia. This island is the outer island in Indonesia, which located in Malacca Strait. This ??2.5 km2 island is one of turtle breeding islands with exotic scenery. Administratively, this island is located in Tanjung Beringin sub-district, Serdang Bedagai regency (Sergei). As the outermost island in Indonesia, this island is being watched by Marine squad. To reach Berhala island, can be start from Medan by bus to Sei Rampah for about 1 hour drive. Next, it can continue to Fisherman village by…

Samosir Island

Samosir Island Samosir Island or just Samosir, is a large volcanic island in Lake Toba, that located in north Sumatra, Indonesia. Administratively, Samosir Island is governed as six of the nine districts within Samosir Regency. The lake and island were formed after the eruption of a super volcano some 75,000 years ago.The island was originally connected to the surrounding caldera wall by a small isthmus, which was cut through to aid navigation. Samosir is the largest island within an island, and the fifth largest lake island in the world. It…

Nias Island, The Beauty Beneath The Cultures

Nias Island Nias Island or known as Tanö Niha, in Nias Island, is an island off the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. Nias island is also the name of the archipelago, containing the Hinako archipelago. Nias is the largest islands off Sumatra that are part of North Sumatra province. This area consists of 131 islands and Nias Island is the biggest one. The population in this area is inhabited by some tribes, including Ono Niha, the native inhabitant of the Island, Malay, Batak, and Chinese. Isolated yet worldly, the Nias…

Serampang Dua Belas Dance

Serampang 12 Serampang 12 (Dua Belas) is one of traditional Malay dances from North sumatera. This dance is performed in pair, which symbolized the match maker founding mate. This dance was created by a person name Sauti in 1940s and it was rearrange during 1950-1960. Before it known as Serampang 12, this dance was popular as Pulau Sari Dance, which based on the theme song that accompany the dance. There were controversy about the changing name from Pulau Sari to Serampang 12 dance. One said that a type of dancing…

Saman Dance and Ratéb Meuseukat

Saman Dance and Ratéb Meuseukat Most people recognize Saman dance. Saman dance is one of traditional dances from Aceh province. Unfortunately, public are sometime get mistaken that Saman dance is actually Ratéb Meuseukat dance. Those two dances are basically coming from the same province of Aceh, but they are belong to different tribe. Ratéb Meuseukat is belongs to Aceh tribe, while, Saman dance is belongs to Gayo tribe in Central Aceh. There are 3 different things that differentiate these dances: Saman dance using Gayo language, and Ratéb Meuseukat using Aceh…

Seudati Dance

Seudati Dance Seudati dance is one of Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam or NAD dances, that was become the tribal war dance in the era of Dutch Colonization, and it was forbidden to be performed because it contains particular rhyme to fire up the spirit of war against the colonizer. The word Seudati comes from the Arabic syahadati or syahadatain, which means testimony or confessions. In addition, some are saying that the word comes from the word seurasi, which means harmony or compact. Seudati dance has been developed since the Islamic religion…

Leuser Mountain National Park

Leuser Mountain National Park Taman National Gunung Leuser or TNGL or Leuser Mountain National Park is a natural preservation in Indonesia, which administratively located in Aceh Province and North Sumatra. The area in Aceh Province which includes TNGL is southwest Aceh, South Aceh, Aceh Singkil, Southeast Aceh, Gayo Lues and Aceh Tamiang, while the province of North Sumatra which includes TNGL is Dairi regency, Karo and Langkat. This national park takes its name from Mount Leuser with a height of 3404 meters above sea level in Aceh. This national park…

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…