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Borobudur Temple : The largest Hindu-Buddhist Monument in the world

22 November 2012

Categories : Culture and Heritage

Borobudur is one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, located in Central Java, near Magelang, or forty kilometers west of Yogyakarta. This magnificent monument is the largest monument in the southern hemisphere and the greatest single piece of classical architecture in the entire archipelago. This...

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Tag : Borobudur, Understanding the Thousands of Relief Panels of Borobudur

ORANGUTANS @ TANJUNG PUTING, KALIMANTAN, BORNEO: Largest Population of Wild Orangutans (Day 1)

20 November 2012

Categories : Travelings

My first encounter with an orangutan was when we saw a "domesticated" one named Jenny in Ark of Avilon Zoo in Manila.It was nice to see her because she seems to be playfully innocent and wants to interact with people. But after visiting the Tanjung Puting National Park in Kalimantan Province of...

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Tag : Camp Leakey, Tanjung Puting National Park : Re-introducing Orang Utans to the Wild

West Java Art and Cultural Parade 2012 in Sukabumi

24 April 2012

Categories : Culture and Heritage

On 31 March 2012, the usually quite town of Sukabumi became alive with sparkling colors and vibrant music as 1000 of artists from all over the province of West Java gathered to take parts in the West Java Art and Cultural Parade 2012. Initiated by the Tourism and Cultural Office of West Java...

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Tag : SUKABUMI

The Incredible Lake Toba and Samosir Island

25 January 2012

Categories : Travelings

Between 69,000 and 77,000 years ago, one of the most spectacular geological events in earth’s history occurred on the island of Sumatra: the mega eruption of Mount Toba Supervolcano. The eruption was the latest in a series of at least three caldera-forming eruptions that occurred at the...

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Tag : The Incredible Lake Toba, Stunning Samosir Island, Lake Toba: History of a volcanic mega explosion and its Legend

The Deep Water Paradise of Kalasey Seas off Manado

26 May 2011

Categories : Diving and Snorkeling

Located at the Kalasey Village, Pineleng, district of Minahasa just at the western outskirts of Manado, Kalasey Beach is a hidden paradise that offers splendors perfect for recreation. Its shores  and  on land offer the fun of water sports such as Jet Ski, swimming and the delicacies of...

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Tag : Manado Tua Island, Upbeat Manado