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December 30, 2011

Baluran National Park

Baluran National Park is one of National Park located on East Java. It is exactly on Banyuputih, Situbondo, East Java province. This national park consists of savannah vegetation types, mangrove forest, monsoon forest, beach forest, lower montane forests, swamp forest and evergreen forest throughout the year. Savanna vegetation types dominate Baluran National Park area which is about 40 percent of the total land area. This national park was established in March 6th 1980. The name of national park is taken from the name of mountain which is near of this national park area, Mount Baluran.

Bison, mascot of Baluran National Park
Baluran National Park is very important for protecting endangered animal, especially species of big mammals.  More over, this national park has strongly function as Protected Forest and also The Wildlife.  Based on The Decree ( Surat Keputusan* ) Minister of Forestry no. 279/Kpts.-VI/1997, May 23rd 1997 this national park is about 25,000 Ha.
Beautiful Twillight Scenery in Baluran
 This national park consist of 26 species of mammals, among which are leopard ( panther pardus weld ), mouse deer ( tragulus pelandoc javanicus ), wild buffalo ( bubalus bubalis ), deer ( cervus russa timorensis ),  cat mangrove ( prionailurus viverrinus ), bull ( bos javanicus, javanicus )and dhole ( cuon alpines javanicus ). Animal bison is the mascot of this national park. This national park also has 155 species of birds, which is included endangered bird such as stork barrels ( leptoptilos javanicus ), bird hornbill ( buceros rhinoceros ), peacock ( pavo muticus ), tuwuk asia ( eudynamys scolopacea ), kite fire ( hirundo rustica ), and chicken red woods ( gallus gallus ).

Baluran national park also has at least 444 species of plants and native plants which are unique and able to adapt in very dry weather.  Some unique plants in this national park are mimba ( azadirachta indica ), pilang ( acacia leucophloea ) and widoro bukol ( ziziphus rotundifolia ).

December 29, 2011

Kelimutu National Park

Kelimutu National Park, 5.000 Ha national park was established on  1992. It’s located on Flores, East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. Administratively, this national park lied on three districts : Detsuko district, Wolowaru district and Ndona district.

 This national park consist of rolling hills and mountains with Mount Kelibara as the highest peak, 1731 m. This national park is easy to reach. Tourist can depart from Kupang or Bima to Ende through plane. It takes about 40 minutes journey from Kupang or 90 minutes through Bima. After arrive at Ende, tourist can continue travel to Koanara village, which is the nearest village to Kelimutu national park.

Spoil your Eyes with Lake Tiga Warna
Lake Tiga Warna
Kelimutu National Park has special object that always succeed to hypnotize the tourist. It is Lake Tiga Warna or translated as Lake Three Colours. Yeah, three colours means this lake can automatically change it colour naturally into three different colour during particular period, such as from red turn to dark green and maroon, dark green turn to light green, or dark brown to blue sky. Unique and sounds cool? Absolutely yess!!

Ecosystem & Protection Forest
Kelimutu national park is an undulating area from mild to severe with hilly relief to mountainous. Inside this national park, there small forest  about ​​4.5 hectares which represents a collection of flora and fauna diversit. There are 78 species of trees that are grouped into 36 tribes.

Endemic Bird in Kelimutu
 Several collections of flora which are endemic of Kelimutu is Turuwara (Rhododendron Renschianum), Onga Uta (Begonia Kelimutuensis), and Arngoni (Vaccinium varingiaefolium). Argoni a small white flower and will turn black when ripe, is believed to be local people as the food of the gods. Others flora which is protected in Kelimutu National Park are          Ajang Kode  (Toona Spp.), Kesambi (Schleichera Oleosa), Kesi (Canarium Spp.), Kodal (Diospyros Ferra), Sita (Alstonis Scholaris), Crater (Anthocephalus Cadamba), Casuarina (Casuarina Equisetifolia) and Edelweiss.  While the fauna present in Kelimutu National Park among others : Deer (Cervus Timorensis), Boar (Sus Sp.), Forest Chicken (Gallus Gallus), Eagle (Elanus sp.), Srigunting (Dicrurus Sulphurea) and others.

What to do??
Kelimutu can be a tourism destination which is multi purposed. You can have fun, enjoy the beautiful scenery, take a round the national park and Lake Tiga Warna, hiking, learning and do some research about nature and culture of Kelimutu National Park. Woow…  this is what’ve been expected!

·         Gateway
·         Shelter
·         Restaurant
·         Toilet
·         Foots Path

December 28, 2011

Lake Toba, Beautiful Impression of North Sumatra

Lake Toba is historical beautiful lake. It is estimated   that Lake Toba ( Mount Toba ) explosion occurred at about 73000-75000 years ago and is the most recent of super volcano eruption.  This explosion is very fantastic and occurred during a week and throw the dust up to 10 km above sea level and the volcanic dust has spread to half of the earth, from China to South Africa. This incident caused mass death and in some species also Followed extinction. According to some DNA evidence, this eruption also reduced the number of people about 60% of total human population of the earth, which is about 60 million people at time.


After the Eruption, the caldera formed, then filled with water and became what is now known as Lake Toba. Upward pressure by magma which has not come out cause the appearance of Samosir island in the middle of lake.

Beautiful Lake Scenery
Lake Tobe is favourite tourist destination in North Sumatra. Not only beautiful lake which is offered, in Lake Toba,  tourist will be fascinated with fresh air and cool weather. The first impression when you arrive at Lake Toba is feeling great.

Lake Toba is the largest lake in the South-East Asia. It’s about 1700 m2 wide and located 906 meters above the sea level. Lake Toba is about four hours travelled from Medan. Lake Toba is surrounded by the green hills which has the cadas walls. In Samosir island, tourist can find another small lake within which is mention as lake on the lake.
Samosir Island in the middle of Lake Toba

Discovery Lake Toba
The first time you set your foot in Parapat, Lake Toba, there are many activities that you can enjoy. Lake Toba will fascinated you since this first impression. You can enjoy the beautiful of surround lake scenery. There are many restaurant and café spread around this tourism object. Tourist has many right to decide what the first to do and see. They can swimming, boat ride, turn around the lake and even just enjoy the scenery while having lunch or even just in coffee shop.
Tomok Village
Tomok Village

Tourist also can leave Lake Toba to Tomok village, which is the main village in Samosir island, by ferry boat. In Tomok, tourist can see the traditional house and tombs of King Sidabutar complex.

-          Hotel
-          Restaurant
-          Coffee Shop
-          Souvenir Shop
-          Boat
-          Ferry Boat

December 20, 2011

Bunaken, One of Most Beautiful Marine Park in The World

Bunaken Island  and Bunaken Marine Park
Do you love water tourism? Do you love diving? or Do you like water animal such as coral reefs and species of fishes? Well, next suggestion could be Bunaken Island or Bunaken Marine Park. Bunaken is an island covering an area of 8.08 km2 at Manado Bay, which is located in the northern of Sulawesi, Indonesia.

 Thorougly, Bunaken Marine Park is covered by 75.265 hectares area which is involve five islands within. Those five islands are Old Manado island, Bunaken island, Siladen island, Mantehage island ( include it child of island ), and Naen island.  Even Bunaken Marine Park has wide covered area, the diving location is limited in each of the five beaches that surround the island.      

Bunaken island can be traveled by speed boat or rented boat. It’s about 30 minutes journey from Manado port. Around the Bunaken island, you would find Bunaken Marine Park, which is part of Bunaken National Park. This marine park has marine biodiversity which is one of the highest in the world . This place would also known with The Scuba Diving, which attract many visitor come to this island.

20 Point of Bunaken Dive Spot
Bunaken has 20 point of Diving Spot. Each of dive spot has various depth up to 1344 meters. 12 of 20 diving spot points are most frequently visited since it is located around Bunaken island. In this range of diving spot, you would also find The Underwater Great Walls or known with title Hanging Walls, which is the giant rock wall standing vertically and curved upward. It’s one of most beautiful view you’ll be experience in diving.
Scuba Diving

The Hanging Wall

Beautiful Beach and Sea
If you don’t l want to experience scuba diving, Bunaken will take you for another offer, the beautiful scenery of beach, sea and what’s within the island. Most of the coastal area is consist of mangrove forest and the white sand beaches. It’s a wonderful scenery that will calm your heart and make you don’t want to go from this place. Bunaken sea has hard and soft coral reefs , coral walls are steep with various shapes and color of marine life including sharks are fish, turtles, Mandarin fish, sea horses, stingrays, and one the famous is king of the sea is an ancient fish ( Coleacant ) and there are many more which make a beautiful miniature of marine park.  The beautiful of marine park also can be seen in location of steep 1, 2 and 3, Fukui, Ron’s Point, Sachiko’s Point, Mandolin, Pangalisang, East Bunaken, and Muka Kampung.

Another activity that you can do in this place are sightseeing aroung the national park, glass boat, snorkeling, underwater photography, and simplet activities such as sunbathing.

Facilities Provided
·         Boat Filled
·         Diving Center
·         Cottages/ Pavilion
·         Restaurant
·         Souvenir Centre

Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

After present Mount Bromo, Travel & Vacation to Indonesia would proudly present you another main tourist destination in East Java, Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is 50.276 hectares wide national park in East Java  which is administratively located among four district region of Pasuruan, Malang, Lumajang, and Probolinggo.

This national park was established  on 1982. The main attraction which is become favourite of tourist is the exotic scenery of mountain ranges of Mount Bromo and Mount Semeru. Mount Bromo is very known with it amazing scenery of sea of sand and many attraction object, while Mount Semeru is known as the highest mountain in Java island. Mount Semeru is especially attract tourist which have hobby  as the climbers. Even if to get the summit of Mount Semeru is not as easy as climb Mount Bromo. To climb Mount Semeru, hiker required to obtain permission from National Park Management Officer. The hikers advised to start climbing from Malang because they can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the sea of sand longer than through other route.

Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is also function as ecosystem to protect the endangered flora and fauna. Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park has a type of sub-montane ecosystems, montane and sub-Alphin with large trees which is hundreds of years old such as mountain pine, jamuju, edelweiss, various species of rare orchids and grasses. 

The National Park Gateway
Some endangered and protected animals in this national park are  luwak ( Pardofelis Marmorata ), Deer (Cervus timorensis), Kijang (Muntiacus Muntjak),Leopard (Panthera pardus), Long- Tailed Macaques/ Kera Ekor Panjang (Macaca fascicularis), Red Jungle Fowl/ Ayam Hutan Merah (Gallus Gallus), Bido Snake Eagle (Spilornis cheela Bido), Black Srigunting (Dicrurus macrocercus), Ajag (Cuon alpinus), and various species of birds like The Kestrel Bird (Accipiter virgatus), Hornbills (Buceros rhinoceros silvestris), Scaly- Breasted Falcon (Haliastur indus), etc.

Reference : Wikipedia

The Exotic of Kuta, Bali

An amazing place to enjoy the day beaches scenery…
Have some sunbathing is a great idea….
I know the weather is hot, but you could ignore it..
Because hot is easily replace with your happy-satisfaction feeling, you can deny it..

Kuta… you could never forget it!
Kuta… you should never miss it!
Run along, left you footprint on the white sand beaches,
Build your sand home with smiling faces
And made your name erase by the power of waves
What a feeling? I know!
Two days would never enough to spend the moment!

The only place which is known with it exotic and romantic twilight…
Kuta is more than just a tale, it’s a real place
It’s like a painted, you feel the unlimited comfortable
Less your fatigue, forget what’s outside
It’s a real place!
the weather is great, the people is fantastic
forget your headache, this is an experience of yours!
The night sky is additional accessories to make it much more beautiful..

Kuta, yes it’s in Bali!
The romantic and beautiful place in Indonesia
May you can declare your love here!
May you can celebrate some unforgettable moment here!
With the one you love, Kuta would never disappointed you
Because Kuta is more than just a tale, it’s a real place!
( Redva Kaurvaki, Kuta is a real place )


That’s a short poem which created by me, Redva Kaurvaki, this website owner, which have been publish on her another website, Princess Kaurvaki ( The Center of Abstract, Poetry, Tale, Inspiration and Motivation ). Yeah, must say that I’m very admire Kuta and can’t forget the moment what I was made there. My last visiting to Kuta is about three years ago, but till now the unique feeling about Kuta is remain in my heart. You may have visit many places, many islands and many beaches, but from wherever you are, I would say that you would never get enough without Kuta, Bali.

Kuta, is one of best beach area in Bali. Exactly, it’s located on Badung regency, Denpasar – Bali. Not only dedicate for the local tourist, Kuta is one of destination tourist abroad and become the mainstay tourist island of Bali since the early of years 1970.

Kuta is very known with it beautiful scenery in the twilight. When twilight comes, you can see the exotic view of the sunset. This sunset view is always succeed hypnotizing the tourist and make them can’t stop to wonder it. It’s really fantastic and romantic scenery. Tourist also can enjoy this sunset attraction while have some exercise and enjoying a refreshing blast. In fact, many tourist use Kuta beach as the place for exercise in afternoon since it fresh air and wait for the sunset. For this reason, Kuta is often mentioned as The Sunset Beach.  Kuta Beach is wide, and has clean white sand which is become the main attraction for the tourist.

Facilities :
·         Hotel and Cottage
·         Shopping Centre
·         Night/ Day Recreation Centre
·         Bungee Jumping
·         Water Boom

December 13, 2011

Komodo National Park, New Magnet of Indonesia Tourism

Komodo is the new magnet of Indonesia beside Bali which is formerly known by the world as The Island of God. By November 2011, Komodo is officially declared as The Provisional New 7 Wonder of Nature that will be confirmed on early of 2012. To introduce Komodo as Indonesia symbol, even the Government has put Komodo as the symbol of last Sea Games which was held on Jakarta – Palembang, November 2011 as Modo ( referred to Male Komodo ) and Modi ( referred to Female Komodo ).

Komodo National Park was established on 1980 in Nusa Tenggara to protect Komodo Dragon and it habitat from extinction. Terrestrial national park is 603 km ² and the total area is 1817 km ². This national park is consist of three islands : Komodo island, Rinca island and Padar island. These island is originally volcanic island. By 1986, Komodo National Park was declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In this national park, there are 277 species of animal which is a mix of animals from Asia and Australia which is consist of 37 species of reptiles, 32 species of mamalias and 128 species of birds.  Together with Komodo, 25 species animal is included protected species because  they are group of rare animal or limited their deployment.

Moreover, Komodo National Park also known with it beautiful of water conservation which attract tourist to enjoy water tourism, boating, snorkeling, boating, swimming and diving. This water conservation mostly consist of the coral reefs group. At least this water conservation consist of 253 species of reefs building coral and about 1000 species of fishes.

Komodo Dragon as The Special Attraction
Komodo is special attraction for each tourist who visit this national park. It always been the main reason why tourist come to this place. Komodo ( Varanus Komodoensis ) is the biggest lizard species in the world that live only in Komodo island, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang, and Gili Dasami , Nusa Tenggara. In Komodo National Park, tourist can see this biggest lizard in average body length. Komodo is believed to be residual dinosaur ancient animal that is alive. Generally adult Komodo length is up to 3 meters with weight up to 140 kg.

In special moment, tourist also can enjoy special attraction of Komodo that rarely happen such as Komodo mating occurs between the months of May through August, watching Komodo bask along the street and in the branches of trees in the morning or even Komodo was eating the goats and deers.

Mount Bromo

One of exotic place you want to visit to East Java would always be Mount Bromo. Mount Bromo is very known with it exotic scenery  and it wide sea of sand. This place is always crowded with local tourist and foreign tourist and became the mainstay tourism of East Java province.          

 Mount Bromo is one of active volcano in Indonesia. Is it dangerous to travel that?? Definitely you have don’t worry because this place has extra security to detect about the volcano alarm. When the signal of volcano is ringing, this place will be close for particular period and no tourist would be allow to entering the ring of fire. So tourist should never be afraid to enjoy the vacation and beautiful scenery of this mountain.

Mount Bromo is about 2392 meters height above the sea level. It is covering four regions : Probolinggo regency, Pasuruan regency, Lumajang regency and Malang regency. The most attractive view is their sea of sand which is ranging very vast and wide. This sea of sand is about 10m2 and it made the exotic view around the mountain panorama. Wooowww, that’s why the tourist is always comfort to spend their holiday longer in this place.

Kesodo Ceremony
Kesodo Ceremony

Kesodo ceremony is the traditional ceremony which held by the native citizen or known as Suku Tengger as the symbol of asking help to God for abundant harvest reinforcement and the remedy for various diseases by dedicate the sesaji ( offering ) and throw it into the crater of Mount Bromo. If you come to Mount Bromo in the right time, you can see this unique traditional ceremony which is usually held at midnight until early morning every full moon, around the date of 14 – 15 in Kesodo Month or 10th of month according to the Javanese calendar.

Most Favourite Object
·         Ranu Darungan          : an area for camping and observing flora and fauna which have a beautiful too.
·         Pananjakan     : an area where you can enjoy the scenery of Mount Bromo, Mount Batok and Mount Semeru in one package.
·         Cemerolawang           : the entrance of Bromo National Park. It’s great to be here to enjoy the sea of sand and crater of Mount Bromo in a far distance.
·         Ranu Dani and Rani Regulo : a very cold lake which is full of fog and usually become the transit are for the climbers of Mount Semeru ( 3676m above the sea level ).
·         Bromo Mountain : one of most favourite mount to have a climbing and hiking.
Horse to ride you around
·         Hotel and Inn
·         Souvenir and Handicraft center
·         Horse to guide you around