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The Oldest Heritage Hotel In Jakarta: Sriwijaya Hotel

9 March 2012

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The Oldest Heritage Hotel In Jakarta: Sriwijaya Hotel

I was politely asked through my mailbox by one of the hotel managers from Sriwijaya Hotel, Jakarta. From the name of the establishment, I instinctively thought that it was one of those hotels in Palembang, South Sumatra. So they say that it is the oldest hotel in Jakarta. I, too, asked for further details of the place accordingly so I can compose something out of the glimpse information. And here it is, the whole bunch of historical essentials of the hotel that Eva,...

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Tag : Palembang on the Musi River

Diving the Underwater Nirvana of Wakatobi National Marine Park

10 November 2011

Categories : Diving and Snorkeling

Diving the Underwater Nirvana of Wakatobi National Marine Park

Legendary underwater explorer and conservationist, Jacques Cousteau is said to have called the Wakatobi islands – then known as the Tukangbesi islands: an “Underwater Nirwana”, for Wakatobi is widely recognized as having the highest number of reef and fish species in the world. The islands are also famous as the largest barrier reef in Indonesia, second only to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Here divers can found fringing, atolls, barrier...

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Tag : WAKATOBI National Marine Park: the”Underwater Nirwana”

WAKATOBI National Marine Park: the "Underwater Nirwana"

24 August 2011

Categories : Diving and Snorkeling

WAKATOBI National Marine Park: the "Underwater Nirwana"

Legendary underwater explorer and conservationist, Jacques Cousteau is said to have called the Wakatobi islands – then known as the Tukangbesi islands:  an "Underwater Nirwana" Now a National Marine Park covering the entire Waktobi District, it comprises a total of 1.4 million hectares, of which 900,000 hectares are decorated with different, colourful species of tropical coral reefs. For Wakatobi is widely recognized as having the highest number...

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Tag : SAIL WAKATOBI 2011: Preserving the Oceans for Future Life , WAKATOBI National Marine Park: the”Underwater Nirwana”

The Island of Flores

8 March 2011

Categories : Travelings - Diving and Snorkeling

The Island of Flores

A fascinating, mountainous and remarkable beautiful island, flores has a volcanic topography that has longed shaped its destiny. A chain of cones stretches the length of this verdant island, provoking a complicated relief of V-shaped valeys and knife-edge ridges-terrain that was near- impenatrable until recent years and that has separated the island into many distinct ethnic groups. Flores is Portuguese for "flowers", located in east of Sumbawa and Komodo and in...

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Tag : SEMANA SANTA, Easter Holy Week in LARANTUKA, East Flores, Maumere, City to embark on your Flores adventure , Ruteng