Bukit Tigapuluh National Park or the Thirty Hills National Park burst into world’s limelight when CNN ran a series in September-October 2013 entitled “Expedition Sumatra” hosted by explorer Philippe Cousteau, son of legendary explorer Jacques Cousteau.
Arriving at Bukit Tigapuluh, after a most harrowing journey through jungle terrain, Philippe Cousteau said that here is “g
Renowned British biologist Alfred Russel Wallace was obsessed with the maleo bird and the babirusa boar when he visited Tangkoko Nature Reserive near the town of Bitung in North Sulawesi. He was researching the fauna in a number of countries including in the Indonesian islands
in his study regarding the spread of different animals across the world. Wallace concluded that
Scientists have concluded that huge Lake Toba found right in the center of North Sumatra was in fact created by one of the ancient earth’s mega explosions of a supervolcano. A supervolcano is said to be capable of producing volcanic eruptions with ejecta or volcanic materials greater than 1,000 cubic kilometers (240 cubic miles), and thousand times larger than most historic volcanic er