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
On the northwestern-most tip of the island of Papua, the magnificent Raja Ampat cluster of islands bask in the tropical sun surrounded by crystal clear seas that change colour from aquamarine to deep translucent blue. Here the currents from the Indian Ocean meet the powerful deep flows from the Pacific Ocean creating what scientists call “ a species factory”. Covering a total area of 4
Blessed with some of the most astounding natural wonders, the Indonesian archipelago is home to some of the most fascinating and rarest flora and fauna the world has seen.
Amidst the lush tropical rainforests of Sumatra grow the rare and exotic Rafflesia Arnoldii, recognized as the largest flower in the world. Found predominantly in the forests of Bengkulu on Sumatra, the flower has
Deep in the dense rainforests of Sumatra, amidst towering trees and thick undergrowth, dwells the undisputed king of Indonesia's jungles: The majestic Panthera tigris sumatrae or the Sumatran Tiger.
As its name suggests, the Sumatran tiger is found only on the island of Sumatra. It is the smallest of tigers alive today. Sumatran tigers are distinctive for being the only subspeci
Dominated more by seas than land, the vast Indonesian Archipelago is filled with countless marvels. Not only on the islands but below the surface of the water also live some of the most magnificent creatures of the world. One of these are the giant of the deep sea,the Whale sharks who find their playground in the large Cendrawasih Bay, off the north coast of Indonesian Papua Isla
Indonesia offers many ways to see and enjoy the beauty of these thousands of tropical islands: stroll along wide sandy beaches that stretch into the aquamarine blue sea, go deep sea fishing, surf through barrelling waves, glide over the surface of the waves by yacht, go diving or snorkeling or enjoy the many beach sports.
But among all these activities that can be enjoy
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