• Safety Tips While In Java
    Indonesia

    10 Safety Tips While In Java, Indonesia

    An island with a vibrant history, Java is the most urbanized island in the Indonesian archipelago. Scenic setting, historically significant monuments, volcanoes, Buddhist temples, crammed cities, rustic beauty, mix of cultures, etc make Java an interesting place to visit. Read 10 safety tips while in Java that can make your stay enjoyable. Tip 1: Exercise common sense Common sense is an important ingredient in every day affairs and especially while you are traveling in a new land. Be vigilant and careful throughout your stay in Java. Tip 2: Be ready for chaos Like any overcrowded place, Java has its share of problems like traffic Jam. Be careful while crossing the…

  • things to do in Java
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    Things To Do In Java, Indonesia

    Home to over 60 percent of the total population of Indonesia, Java is the most crowded island in the world. On its northwest is the Indonesian capital of Jakarta and the island is the undisputed hub of Indonesian economy and culture. Java offers a variety of attractions for travelers. There are so many things to do and see in this big island that you are often spoilt for choice. Java’s scenic beauty is fascinating and you can find relatively quieter places even in this thickly populated island. Java has it all – big metropolis, volcanoes, rice and tea plantations, rainforests, huge waves and what not. If the beaches in Java…

  • Komodo National Park
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    Komodo Dragons, The Largest Legendary Reptile Species in World History

    Komodo dragons are endemic animals that only exist in Indonesia, especially on the islands in East Nusa Tenggara Province. Apart from being individualistic creatures, Komodo dragons are also cannibals. They eat other komodo carcasses. Komodo dragons are still in the same family as lizards and by the local community it is called “ora”. The Komodo dragon is one of the largest legendary reptile species in world history. Ancient Legendary Stories About Komodo Dragons It is said that in ancient times, there was a Princess named Putri Naga. He lived on an island and later married Moja, a young man from the opposite island. Long story short, the princess became pregnant…

  • things to do in Lombok
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    Here Are 7 Things You Must Try in Lombok, Indonesia

    Lombok is a favorite destination for every traveler. There are earthen, exotic beaches, and a cool underwater beauty. If you want to traveling to Lombok, the 7 things you must do the following. Charm of Lombok, NTB, has captured the heart of every traveler. Not less than Bali, Lombok has a natural beauty and underwater white sand teasing. Not only the domestic traveler only, the travelers from overseas have also agreed to the charming beauty of Lombok. Here are 7 things you must do when visiting Lombok: 1. Visit the three Gili There are three small islands or dyke famous in Lombok, the Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Gili Meno.…

  • borobudur history
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    Borobudur History

    Borobudur is surrounded by hills and mountains: in the south by the Menoreh chain of hills, where Prince Diponegoro fought against the Dutch (1825 1830), in the west by Mt. Sumbing, Mt.Prahu and Mt.Sindoro, in the north is the Ungaran – Andong – Telomoyo range of hills and in the east the active Merapi (api = fire) and Merbabu (abu = ash). Before its restoration Borobudur was covered with earth and forests to such an extent that only a small part of it was visible. And yet, in spite of this, it was not unknown. In a Javanese historical work is recorded how about in the middle of the 19th…

  • bosf samboja
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    4 Places to See Orangutans in East Kalimantan

    In Indonesia, orangutans are primate animals that are widely spread in the forests of Sumatra and Kalimantan. The uniqueness and rarity of orangutans is an attraction for tourists. East Kalimantan province is one of the areas that still have a habitat for orangutans. So far, there are four places, especially in East Kalimantan, that are popular for tourists to see orangutans. Here are the places that tourists often visit to see orangutans: BOSF Samboja BOSF Samboja was established by the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) in Samboja, Kutai Kartanegara Regency, East Kalimantan Province. BOSF Samboja is known as home to rare animals protected by the state because of its rarity.…

  • Komodo Dragon
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    Komodo Dragon, The Indonesia Endemic Animal

    Komodo is the largest lizard species in the world and includes endangered animals and must be protected. Komodo Dragon Komodo dragon includes members of Varanidea and Klad Toxicofera monitor lizards. Komodo dragon can grow up to 3 meters (10 feet) long and weigh up to 135 kilograms. This is what then makes the Komodo dragon as the largest lizard in the world. Komodo has a tail that is the same length as its body and has approximately 60 sharp jagged teeth with a length of about 2.4 centimeters. Komodo dragon’s saliva is often mixed with a little blood because almost all of his teeth are covered with gingival tissue. This…

  • Gumitir Mountain
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    Releasing fatigue on Gumitir Mountain

    Gumitir Mountain Gumitir Mountain is located in the Silo District, Jember-Banyuwangi border, it is 39 km from Jember and 60 km from Banyuwangi. Gumitir area offers many offerings. From cafes to coffee plantation tours. The Gumitir area is directly adjacent to the Banyuwangi Regency in the west. If you from Surabaya to Banyuwangi choose via the Jember route, you will pass this area. The road is winding. When you arrive on the way down Gumitir Mountain, you will see this rest area. As a sign, you will be able to see a gate that reads “Cafe & Rest Area Gumitir”. Cafe Rolas In this rest area, you can stop by Rolas…

  • Gedongsono Temple
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    Gedongsongo, Mixed Temple of Two Cultures, For the Veneration of Gods

    Location of The Gedongsono Temple Complex The Gedongsongo Temple Complex is located on the slopes of Mount Ungaran at coordinates 110º20 ’27 ‘BT and 07º14 ‘3’ ‘LS precisely in Darum Village, Candi Village, Bandungan District, Semarang Regency, Central Java Province.   Brief History of Gedongsono Temple Gedongsongo Temple is a Hindu temple that was built around VIII century. Gedongsongo is the name given by residents to the complex. The name Gedongsongo comes from Javanese, Gedong means house or building, Songo means nine. The meaning of the word Gedongsongo is nine (groups) of buildings. What this means is that in the Gedongsongo Temple complex from the beginning it consisted of nine…

  • aceh traditional house
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    Rumoh Aceh, The Aceh Traditional House

    Aceh is a province located on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra. This province is known as Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam which is famous for its Islamic Sharia. Aceh is closely related to Islamic culture because Aceh was once one of the entrances to the spread of Islam in Indonesia. Therefore, Acehnese culture is often created by a mixture of Malay culture and Islamic culture. One proof of acculturation of the two cultures is the traditional house of Aceh or Aceh Rumoh “Rumah Krong Bade”. History of Aceh Traditional House At present Aceh, houses are increasingly rare, but these Aceh traditional houses can be found in the Aceh Museum…