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The Sea Gypsy's haven of Wakatobi

10 September 2013

Categories : Diving and Snorkeling

The Sea Gypsy's haven of Wakatobi

They named themselves the Sea people. Born and lives all depend on the sea. They have no territorial like other tribe. The entire wakatobi shore - even the entire nation, is their home. They really are the 'Sea tribe'   We get on to a small boat to get across to one of the Bajo village in Kaledupa Island. The sea is so calm, the sky is blue, and in the distance we can see the stage house with their wooden pillars pierce to the bottom of the ocean. This...

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Tag : WAKATOBI National Marine Park: the”Underwater Nirwana”, Pulau Wangi-Wangi in Wakatobi

The Rewarding Descent of Rinjani : Segara Anak

5 September 2013

Categories : Hiking, Trekking, and Eco

The Rewarding Descent of Rinjani : Segara Anak

The final hike to the summit was desperately hard. The trail became loose gravel, rising at a steep angle, and the effects of the high altitude soon became apparent as I gasped for breath. Dawn was already starting to touch the sand and rocks while i was struggling climbing the almost vertical sand hill. With giving all my strength, i finally manage to stand on top of the ground of Anjani goddess. It has the most beautiful views of Rinjani. On the west side, you...

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Tag : Mount Rinjani National Park, Trekking to Mt. Rinjani’s Mystifying Danau Segara Anak

The Taman Sari Water Castle of Sultan Princess of Yogyakarta, Java island,Indonesia

25 August 2013

Categories : Travelings - Culture and Heritage

It's a gorgeous moment to have sight seeing around the ancient swimming pool which have been there since era 1800. Taman Sari Water Castle which built since era of the first Sultan in Yogyakarta palace. It only had been used for the princess & queen swimming pool. I felt like a princess when...

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Bali means serenity

29 August 2013

Categories : Diving and Snorkeling - Culture and Heritage - Surfing - Travelings

Bali means serenity

If you really want to know the meaning of serenity then you should sit on the beach of Bali.   When I reached bali in the first week of November 2009, it became 1300 hrs. (i.e. 1:00 am in the mid night). I dumped my luggage in the hotel and could not resist myself to go to the beach at that mid night as the roaring of the sea was calling me. I asked the receptionist whether its safe to go to the beach at that time; the receptionist replied with smile and...

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Tag : Kuta Beach, Dreamland: Surf’s up at Bali’s New Kuta Beach, Uluwatu, Menjangan Island , Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Penida : “Cleaning Stations” for the Giant Mola-Mola

MEDAN: 1 Holiday 3 Ways

1 August 2013

Categories : Travelings - Culture and Heritage - Cuisine

MEDAN: 1 Holiday 3 Ways

Words: Aulia R. Sungkar Photography: Suwandi Chandra Jetstar Asia Magazine, June 2013 Enthusiasts of art-deco architecture, foodies and nature lovers will find the charms of Indonesia’s third largest city well worth exploring FOR HISTORY BUFFS Alongside the modern infrastructure that Medan is building to propel the city forward, you can still find traces of Dutch colonial history. Stay: Emerald Garden Hotel is truly an old hotel with a new look....

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Tag : Medan, The Incredible Lake Toba, The Batak Museum and the TB Silalahi Center, Berastagi: Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, and Bustling markets