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Batam Island, Surga Belanja dan Kuliner Murah

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Meskipun tempatnya sangat kecil, tak ada yang memungkiri bahwa Batam Island merupakan pulau yang letaknya sangat strategis. Berada tepat di perbatasan antara Indonesia, Malaysia, dan Singapura, Batam merupakan area ekonomi khusus yang membuat penduduknya makmur dengan banyaknya industri dan ekspor impor yang terjadi di dalamnya. Orang yang bepergian ke Batam biasanya tertarik dengan barang-barang murah dan kehidupan malamnya.

Tapi tentu saja, Batam tak hanya terdiri dari itu saja. Ada banyak tempat wisata maupun kegiatan yang bisa Anda lakukan ketika mengunjungi Batam Island, dimulai dari wisata budaya sampai dengan kuliner. Anda akan menemukan tempat yang berbeda dari Indonesia kebanyakan, dengan akulturasi dari semua budaya yang mengelilinginya. Dalam hal ini, Batam sangatlah unik.

4 Wisata Menarik Di Batam Island

Apa saja tempat yang layak dikunjungi maupun kegiatan yang bisa Anda lakukan di Batam? Ini beberapa di antaranya yang tak boleh Anda lewatkan:

 

1. Belanja di Nagoya Hill

Nagoya Hill adalah tempat belanja yang tak boleh Anda lewatkan. Di sini Anda akan menemukan kuliner khas Indonesia macam kue lapis, peralatan olahraga lengkap, elektronik, dan berbagai barang lainnya dengan harga murah. Anda bisa membeli dengan dolar Singapura juga di sini.

 

2. Makan makanan laut yang segar

Berhubung Batam dikelilingi perairan, tak mengherankan jika Anda mendapatkan akses ke makanan laut segar di sini. Udang, kepiting, kerang, ikan segar, dimasak langsung dan dimakan dalam keadaan hangat.

 

3. Mengunjungi Jembatan Barelang

Berada 45 menit dari kota, jembatan ini adalah jembatan dengan arsitektur menakjubkan dan jarang dikunjungi turis asing. Di sini banyak penjaja makanan kaki lima dan merupakan pusat kegiatan masyarakat lokal.

 

4. Melintasi tepi pantai utara

Pemandangan di bagian pantai utara Batam sangatlah indah, dan Anda bisa berkendara (dengan sepeda, mobil, atau motor) melaluinya.

 

Jangan lupa pula untuk berkunjung ke Vihara Duta Maitreya yang penuh dengan patung Buddha tertawa, bermain golf di padang golf berkelas internasional, maupun memanjakan diri Anda dengan pijatan dan spa di Batam Island. Mau mengetahui lebih banyak lagi tentang tempat wisata di Batam island ? Kunjungi situs Indonesia.travel, dan eksplorasi lebih dalam!

Berwisata Ke Jogja dengan Budget Terbatas, Kenapa Tidak?

Berwisata Ke Jogja dengan Budget Terbatas, Kenapa Tidak?

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Jogja yang merupakan salah satu kota di Pulau Jawa merupakan sebuah kota yang kental dengan budaya dan adat istiadatnya. Hal ini yang menjadi daya tarik untuk wisatawan. Selain dapat menikmati berbagai tempat wisata anda juga dapat merasakan bagaimana keramahan warga jogja dan juga adat istiadatnya. Berwisata ke jogja dapat anda lakukan dengan biaya murah dan juga mengesankan. Untuk mendapatkannya anda harus merencanakan dengan matang. Beberapa hal harus anda perhatikan terutama jika berlibur pada waktu masa liburan. Langkah pertama yang harus dilakukan adalah memilih tempat penginapan yang murah dan juga nyaman. Atau anda juga dapat memilih guest house sebagai alternatifnya. Di Jogja sendiri tersedia banyak pilihan hotel dari mulai seratus ribu rupiah hingga yang paling mahal.

Langkah kedua adalah dengan makan makanan lokal, selain dapat menikmati wisata kuliner makanan khas dari Jogja seperti gudeg, anda juga dapat menghemat anggaran liburan anda. karena biasanya makanan khas seperti ini harganya akan lebih murah dibandingkan jenis makanan lainnya. Atau anda juga dapat memilih makanan yang berada di area kampus, karena biasanya harga makanannya akan sesuai dengan kantong mahasiswa. Langkah selanjutnya jika anda bersama rombongan maka sebaiknya anda menyewa mobil sehingga ongkos untuk menyewa mobil dapat dibagi dengan teman lainnya. Berwisata ke jogja dapat dinikmati dengan suasana yang mendukung dan juga biaya yang murah.

Atau jika anda hanya berdua maka sebaiknya menyewa motor sehingga anda akan lebih nyaman dalam mengunjungi tempat wisata dan juga harganya lebih mudah. Anda dapat mengunjungi berbagai tempat wisata seperti kraton, candi borobudur, candi prambanan dan tempat yang sudah banyak dikunjungi oleh wisatawan lainnya. Berbagai tempat wisata ini biaya tiket masuknya murah dan sangat khas dengan kota jogja. Berwisata ke jogja tidak akan berarti jika belum berkeliling malioboro. Ditempat tersebut anda akan dapat menemui berbagai barang khas jogja untuk dijadikan sebagai oleh-oleh. Jika anda pintar dalam menawar maka anda akan mendapatkan barang dengan harga yang murah.

Berbagai Wisata Di Kota Malang yang Dapat Dinikmati

Berbagai Wisata Di Kota Malang yang Dapat Dinikmati

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Kota Malang adalah sebuah kota yang terletak di Jawa Timur. Kota ini memiliki potensi wisata yang cukup banyak. Terdapat tempat wisata alam dan juga modern yang tertelak di kota malang. Wisata di kota malang menjadi salah satu perhatian beberapa tahun belakangan ini. Wisatawan lokal dan juga mancanegara mulai menjadikan malang sebagai tempat tujuan wisata. Kota ini juga merupakan salah satu kota yang terletak di dataran tinggi terutama Batu malang. Tempat wisata pertama yang dapat dikunjungi adalah omah kayu. Tempat ini sebenarnya merupakan sebuah penginapan yang memiliki konsep rumah pohon. Harga yang ditawarkan yaitu antara 250.000 rupiah sampai dengan 300.000 rupiah. Jika anda hanya ingin menikmati suasana yang ada maka anda juga dapat membayar tiket dengan harga 5000 rupiah.

Wisata di kota malang berikutnya adalah Sumber Air Krabyakan yang letaknya berada di desa sumber ngepoh kecamatan Lawang. Wisata ini merupakan sebuah wisata yang murah karena anda hanya perlu membayar 1.000 rupiah untuk masuknya. Pemandangan alam juga ditawarkan berupa hamparan sawah dan juga batu kali yang letaknya berjejer rapih mengelilingi kolam. Anda dapat mandi di kolam tersebut. Selain itu anda juga dapat menemukan pantai. Pantai yang dapat anda kunjungi adalah pantai sipelot. Pantai ini terletak di desa pujiharjo kabupaten malang. Pantai ini merupakan pantai dengan pasir yang berwarna coklat dan juga air laut yang masih berwarna biru jernih.

Selanjutnya anda juga dapat mengunjungi pantai balekambang yang mirip dengan tanah lot. Kenapa mirip? Karena pantai ini juga memiliki pura yang letaknya ditengah laut. Pantai ini dapat ditempuh dengan jarak 65 KM di sebelah selatan kota malang. Selanjutnya juga ada pantai ngeliyep yang merupakan pantai pasir putih. Pantai ini juga masih sepi sehingga sangat nyaman untuk dikunjungi. Wisata di kota malang juga dapat anda lakukan dengan berkunjung ke museum angkut, batu night spectacular atau juga batu secret zoo. Ketiga tempat tersebut terletak di Batu, Malang.

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Budget Hotels in Bandung

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Bandung, popularly known as the city of flowers is the capital of West Java in Indonesia. It has a pleasant climate throughout the year and is a terrific place to visit for everyone. The city is also known as fashion destination because of its shopping markets. If you are planning your vacations in Bandung, then there are a number of hotels that can provide you with the best of luxury experiences in cheap rates. Some of the best budget hotels in Bandung, Indonesia are :

1. Arion Swiss Belhotel Bandung

This is a stunning hotel in the capital city. The hotel has 58 rooms to offer to its guests. All the guestrooms offer satellite TV, stereo system and free broadband internet access. You can relax in the big swimming pool and even visit the poolside for a cocktail. Fitness center and spa center are some of the exclusive features of this hotel.

2. Holiday Inn Bandung Hotel

They provide friendly and dependable services to its customers. This is a perfect location to visit for both leisure and business travelers. The place is known for its indigenous exquisiteness. The hotel offers 146 rooms an also has a big restaurant.

3. Jayakarta Bandung

Jayakarta Bandung

Jayakarta Bandung

Jayakarta Bandung is a 4 star hotel that offers you luxuries that one generally experiences in 5 star hotels. The conference hall of the hotel can accommodate up to 200 people. The hotel is a four storey contemporary building. The hotel is just a few minutes away from the airport.

4. Aston Tropicana Hotel And Plaza

This hotel offers the most exciting hotel experience in Bandung. They have great hospitality staff that entertains both leisure and business travelers. The hotel has around 100 deluxe rooms to offer and almost all the famous attractions of Bandung are just a few minutes away from the hotel.

5. Grand Aquila, Bandung

The hotel offers some of the best hospitality services in the city. The high rise building of Grand Aquila is located at the center of city’s commercial district. A huge meeting room is also available in the hotel for the business travelers. The hotel is just 10 minutes away from the airport and 15 minutes away from the train station. Baby sitting services are also available for your kids. 24 hour room service is available in the hotel and outdoor pool is also there to make you feel like paradise on earth.

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Gulf Kiluan

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Gulf Kiluan, Lampung, is a perfect place for those who love adventure. The hills and valleys are very tempting to explore. The travel toward the Gulf Kiluan alone is already a challenge for tourists. The road on the west coast of Sumatra is not too smooth so it needs necessary skills in driving to pass it through. There are several transportation options to reach the location. It can be minibus or motorcycle. The distance from Raden Intan (Beranti) airport, Lampung, is about 80 kilometers. Because of road conditions, it took 4.5 hours to get there.

The route begins from Kotaagung, through Pringsewu District and Pesawaran. It’s a little boring at the beginning. However, once entering the District of Padangcermin, Pesawaran,the atmosphere changes to fresh and comfortable. Natural mountain breeze brings cool wind and beautiful natural scenery. There are more natural rural scenery when traveling into the District of Punduh Pidadah. The area directly adjacent to the District Kelumbayan, Tanggamus. The Lane roads that cut through the hills on the west coast of Sumatra presents both the views and the sensation of driving. It’s good choice to stop for a while when you reached the highest point to enjoy the beautiful landscapes.

gulf kiluan

gulf kiluan

All those challenges are paid off once you arrived at Pekon Kiluan Negeri. Being in the middle of the village seemed to be on the island of Bali. It’s because most of the people in that village are derived from the Balinese. Even the head of village residents are the descendants of Balinese named Sukrasana. he local residents will be very happy to welcome visitors and explain the interesting objects. One of them, is various sizes of dolphins,hundreds of them, which can be viewed directly while swimming in the sea.

It is said that the collection of dolphins in the Gulf Kiluan is the largest in Asia. Or maybe in the world. Visitors who are interested in watching the dolphins from near their natural habitat can hire motorboats. If lucky enough, visitors also can watch green turtles, which pulled over to the beach at certain times. Visitors can also spend the night there. However, the condition of the inn is not too good.There are only four inns and rent houses for residents who intend to stay. The building is very simple with a wall of bamboo and boards.

The best time to watch the dolphins live parade in their natural habitat is in the morning. Usually the cute marine mammals appear at about 08:0 AM. Travel by motorboat to the sea is usually started around 06:00. When the weather is fine weather and the sea is calm, tourists can watch hundreds of dolphins swim in groups and jump in the sea. With the weather condition like that, these dolphins usually swim near the boat. Sometimes they even swim around the boat.

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Rumah Gadang Is One Of Minangkabau’s Symbols

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Rumah Gadang is one of Minangkabau’s symbols. The most common housing forms have traditionally been wooden and raised on piles, built of locally gathered materials, with steeply pitched, roofs. Their culture is matrilineal, with property and land being passed down from mother to daughter, while religious and political affairs are the province of men. The Minangkabau are strongly Islamic, but also follow their own ethnic traditions, or adat. Minangkabau adat was derived from animistic and Hindu beliefs before the arrival of Islam, and remnants of animistic beliefs still exist even among some practicing Muslims. As such, women are customarily the property owners; husbands are only tolerated in the house at certain times and under special conditions, and must return to their sisters’ house to sleep.

The external walls of a rumah gadang are covered with various motifs, each having a symbolic meaning. A communal rumah gadang is a long house, rectangular in plan, with multiple gables and upsweeping ridges, forming buffalo horn-like ends. They normally have three-tiered projections, each with varying floor levels. They are broad and set on wooden piles that can reach as high as 3 meters (10 feet) off the ground; sometimes with a verandah running along the front face of the house which is used as a reception and dining area, and as a sleeping place for guests. Unlike the Toba Batak homes, where the roof essentially creates the living space, the Minangkabau roof rests on conventional walls. Cooking and storage areas are often in separate buildings.

Rumah Gadang

Rumah Gadang

The house is largely constructed of wood; an exception being the being the rear longitudinal wall which is a plain lattice woven in a chequered pattern from split bamboo. The roof is of a truss and cross-beam construction, and is typically covered with thatch from the fibre of the sugar palm (ijuk), the toughest thatch material available and said to last a hundred years.The thatch is laid in bundles which can be easily fitted to the curved, multi-gabled roof. Contemporary homes, however, are more frequently using corrugated iron in places of thatch. Roof finials are formed from thatch bound by decorative metal bindings and drawn into points said to resemble buffalo horns – an illusion to a legend concerning a bullfight from which the ‘Minangkabau’ name is thought to have been derived. The roof peaks themselves are built up out of many small battens and rafters.

The women who share the house have sleeping quarters set into alcoves – traditionally odd in number – that are set in a row against the rear wall, and curtained off by the vast interior space of the main living area. Traditionally, large communal rumah gadang will be surrounded by smaller homes built for married sisters and daughters of the parent family. It is the responsibility of the women’s maternal uncle to ensure that each marriageable woman in the family has a room of her own and to this end will build either a new house or more commonly additionally annexes to the original one. It is said that the number of married daughters in a home can be told by the counting its horn-like extensions; as they are not always added symmetrically, rumah gadang can sometimes look unbalanced.

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Top Tourist Destinations In East Java

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Indonesia is a hub for tourist activities, and if you ever want to witness the beauty of nature blended with African like savannah in Asia, then you could certainly choose to go to east Java. The province is one of the best tourist destinations not just in Indonesia, but probably in Asia. East Java is filled with natural tourist destinations, national parks, volcano sightseeing and lots of beautiful restaurants where you would be served top of the line delicacies. East java is also the most developed province in Indonesia. Here are top tourist destinations in East Java.

  1. Baluran national park is one of the best tourist destinations in East Java. The park not only has a large area of 25,000 hectares, but also considered to be a forest area, preserved in a perfect manner, to give it a presentable look.
    Baluran national park has a tinge of African outlook, with its large savannah grasslands. It’s a must see destination, and it’s very easily accessible from any part of east Java.
  2. If you want to witness a volcanic mountain, then you should make it a point to visit Blitar. The town came in to limelight for being the birth place of Indonesia’s founding father. It also contains beaches and a Hindu temple.
  3. Active volcanoes in east Java province had made it a hot tourist destination, and in case you are harbouring any plans to view an active volcano, then proceed to Bromo- Tengger-Semeru National park. The park is made out of 2 popular mountains, one is a volcanic mountain, where volcano eruptions are frequent, and the other, Mount Bromo is a top blown off mountain. However, you need to take permissions to climb the mountain.
  4. Try going to Pulau Sempu, and you would be able to witness Lagoon in the attractive national park. Sempu Island is an ideal place to visit when you have a dry weather.
  5. Madura Island is a picture of acute poverty, but you would love the island for its natural beauty. Poverty is not the reason for you to visit the island. In fact the island has some very beautiful tourist destinations where you would be able to have a great time.
  6. Bull racing in Madura is probably the best outing you could have in Madura in the east Java province. Tourists make it a point to visit Madura to witness the bull racing championships during fall.
  7. Kangean islands are one of the best places in east Java province to witness marine life. Kangean Island is the largest island in Madura, and good place for snorkelling.

    Pulau Kangean

    Pulau Kangean

  8. Tombs in east java province, especially those located in Madura islands are worth watching. The Ratu Ibu Tomb and Asta Tinggi Tombs are one of the best royal toms in Madura. The tombs have to be covered by going into the villages.
  9. One of the remarkable rural attractions for tourists is the fishing villages inside Madura. Once you go deep through Bangkalan, you would encounter many fishing villages in the northern coast of Madura. Most of the fisherman use large boats to catch fish.
  10. Meru Betiri National park is one of the biggest national parks in east Java province. The size of the park is a large area, and you would find the park spread to 50,000 hectare.
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Ujung Kulon

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Ujung Kulon is one of the most famous Indonesia’s National Park. Located in the south-western tip of west java on the Sunda shelf where the area also covers Peninsula and some islands and encompasses the natural reserve of Krakatoa – a well known active volcano in the world. This park that located in Ujung Kulon, Pandeglang disctrict – Banten Province was establish and declared as National Park in 1992 by UNESCO World Heritage Site for protecting the endangered Javan Rhinoceros and wild bull or banteng in Indonesian language.

This park is very famous with its natural beauty and geological interest hence many researchers from worldwide come to visit this park particularly for the study of inland volcanoes. Beside of that, this area contains the largest remaining area of lowland rainforests in the Java island and has so many species of plants and animals. Ujung Kulon which is means “West Point” in english, possesses a very exceptional profile of Indonesia’s wilderness from land forested mountain ranges to the coral seas. What makes this park even more remarkable is the park remains a pristine haven of its nature in Java island, the most densely populated area in Indonesia.

The park covers area 120,551 hectares that are divided into 78,214 hectares of land and 44,337 hectares of surrounding reefs and sea. The land area can be roughly divided into three areas: the island of Panaitan to the north west, the triangular shaped Peninsula, and the Honje Mountain Range to the east of the Peninsula’s Isthmus.

The Climate

This national park has tropical maritime climate, some degrees cooler than inland areas of Java island and averagely produces an annual rainfall of approximately 3250mili meters. The temperature range between 25° to 30° degree Celsius with the humidity level averagely vary from 80% to 90%. Between April to October are the drier months, during this period there are long periods of fine, calm weather with occasional spells of overcast skies, rain and rougher seas.

Flora & Fauna

badak

badak

Ujung Kulon National Park is one of very few areas offering a profile of sea-shore to mountain top tropical vegetation and also one of the last remaining natural forest in Java Island. The park holds over 700 species of plant life of which at 57 are classified as rare in Indonesia and maybe in the world. This natural park has a vast array they wildlife, quite members of which are endangered or rare such as Javan Rhinoceros. Some of animals are so unafraid that freely wander in and around the tourist lodges there, others are sighted almost every days, but many are heard rather than seen and same core rarely seen. The park also covers a wide variety of marine habitats such as the rocky shores, mangrove swamps, mud flats, sea grass beds, coral reefs and sea trenches, providing diverse and fascinating insights into the underwater world.

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Sempu Island

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Spanning from east to west over 3.9 kilometers, with beaches that are aligned with steep and lime caved cliffs. That is, at a glance, the picture of ‘Pulau Sempu’ located in the eastern part of Java Island. ‘Pulau’ (island) ‘Sempu’ is located about 70 kilometers south of the center of ‘Malang‘ city, East Java. Technically, this island is a nature reservation under the jurisdiction of the ‘BKSDA’ IV (natural resources conservation station) in Malang. While from a government administrative point of view the area is included in the Biru Settlement. ‘Tambakrejo’ Village, ‘Sumbermanjing Wetan’ Sub-District, Regency of ‘Malang’, of East Java.

The area of the island stretches 3.9 kilometers from east to west, and 3.6 kilometers from north to south. The topography of the island is for almost 50% made up of hilly plains, with slopes ranging from average to steep, at altitudes of 50 to 100 meters above sea level. The larger part of the beaches aligned with steep lime rock cliffs, which is the characteristic of the islands along the Indian Ocean. This character is also specific for the islands along the south and east of Java Island. Certainly, such terrain makes it difficult for the fishermen to moor their boats. But, such a condition also decides that the ‘Sendang Biru’ Beach, which is located north of Sempu  Island, has quiet waves. Because of that, this beach is the safest harbor along the southern stretch of the Indian Ocean, and is the largest fish landing spot along the southern beach of Java Island.

The merits of ‘Pulau Sempu’ for the fishermen of ‘Sendang Biru’ Beach are indeed invaluable. Its sturdy shape with steep cliffs, neutralize the vicious waves of the southern seas. So it is not surprising to sometimes find fishermen performing the slalom test on this 3.9 kilometers long beach with its quiet waters. Pulau Sempu’ is separated from Java Island only by a 800 meters wide strait, which is also used as the gate to the open sea. Its waves are relatively quiet, appropriate for fishing, rowing, or swimming. As according to the land maps, the type of soil in the area of this island is of a ‘litosol’ compound and reddish brown Mediterranean, and includes even the main limestone formation. The only natural cave found on ‘Pulau Sempu’ has its own specialty. The cave that is located around 2.5 kilometers from the ‘Teluk’ (bay) ‘Sumber’ Beach line is 25 meters above sea level and holds sources of sweet water. The cave is 20 meters long and 3 meters wide with a dry surface. It is highly strategic place for those who like to meditate, or just seek solitude.

pulau sempu

pulau sempu

Along the even steeper south side, there are also some sea caves. The sea caves along the east and southeast sides have become the settlements of numerous swallows. But, because of its highly steep location, none of the local fishermen dare to pick the birds nests. A visit to ‘Pulau Sempu’ feels like being at the ‘Bogor’ Safari Park. Wildlife like deer’s, black monkeys, boars, and panthers often teasingly cross the visitors paths. It is not surprising then that this area often provokes the hunter to cleave into its forests. According to the data at the Forest Office of East Java, the area still holds 12 species of mammals, 36 species of fowls, and 3 species of reptiles. With this variety of flora and fauna the management of the island, i.e. ‘BKSDA’ IV in ‘Malang’, has developed the area into a tourist destination. The other uniqueness that can be found on this island is the existence of two lakes, the lake ‘Lele’ and ‘Segara Anakan’. At lake ‘Lele’ a variety of colorful decorative fish can be found in abundance. While from ‘Segara Anakan’ one can freely enjoy a view of the open sea.

You won’t encounter any problems getting to these lakes, because the ‘Malang BKSDA’ IV has built footpaths from ‘Teluk Semut’ (Ant Bay). While to get to Lake ‘Lele’, a 2.3 kilometers long footpaths has been built from ‘Teluk Waru’ and The White Sand coast, which can be covered on foot in 2 hours. Besides all those uniqueness, ‘Pulau Sempu’ also holds other tourist attractions like The White Sand coast, which is the gate to this island. The natural scenery at The White Sand coast is also not less fascinating. From here you can see clearly all of the fishermen’s activities. A variety of boats with its range of decorations can be seen coming and going to the open sea. And when dusk falls, the process of the sun setting into the horizon, can also be seen from this bright white sand beach. It is also along The White Sand coast that the visitor’s boats are moored before they continue the journey to ‘Pulau Sempu’.

Although its status is a nature reservation, the management of ‘Pulau Sempu’ has changed this into an Eco-tourist destination of East Java. This is in line indeed with the condition which holds feasible tourism potential to be offered to tourists. And when compared to the other eco-tourist destinations, ‘Pulau Sempu’ indeed still feels natural. But, it is that genuinely that leaves this island feasible as an Eco-tourism destination, at the same time a place to preserve the wildlife in it. Other beauty that could be experienced in the ‘Sempu’ Island was how could swim in very clear water (in ‘Segara Anakan’) and for had snorkeling hobbies was able generously to enjoy underwater scenery because this place had been the cultivation of the coral reef without must be frightened to get dragged by wave. ‘Sempu’ got lake that mentioned with ‘Segara Anakan’.

This place more was similar to small lake that was surrounded his limiting high coral stone with the open sea, south sea or Indonesian Sea that has big waves. The supply of water to this lake came from hollow coral big in the middle, which periodically presented picturesque scenery spots of pounding water of the wave that bashed coral. Some water flowing entered ‘Segara Anakan’. Apart from swimming in the giant’s pond, the visitor could also relax in a playing manner coastal volleyball. For that liked the atmosphere of original nature, far from modern life noise, the ‘Sempu’ Island gave the solution, only indeed should not hope for had the luxurious hotel, apart from the bed that was carried personally. Nearby same could be climbing coral that orbited ‘Segara Anakan’, from on top of our coral could see the pounding of the wave of the open sea that eroded the giant cliff, very beautiful indeed.

Kelimutu National Park

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Famous for it’s coloured crater lakes, Kelimutu National Park also gain it’s cool climate and panoramic view. It is still a puzzle for both scientists and locals how the lakes gained it’s color and eventually change from time-to-time. The color of the three lakes are red, blue and white which eventually turns into black-brown, light green and black. The former red and blue lakes where separated by 200 centimeters wall of earth and located side-by-side while the former white lake is located to the west.

Kelimutu National Park

Kelimutu National Park

Declared as a national park on Feb. 26, 1992, this 1,051,000 square meter area not only consists of lakes but also mountains. It has Mount Kelibara as the highest peak and the whole area is located at East Nusa Tenggara, in the island of Flores, Indonesia. Rich in nature’s diversity, the park became the haven of various species of birds, plants and endangered animals. This park is not only rich in natural resources but also in their cultural heritage as evidently showed in the local’s traditional houses, weaving and dances.

Local folklore tells that the three lakes are gateways to different kinds of spirits. The first, having the name Tiwu Ata Mbupu is for the old people’s spirit. The second, named as Tiwu Nuwa Muri Koo Fai is intended for the spirits of young people. The third, intended for evil sprits and fortune tellers is called Tiwu Ata Polo. The best time to visit the lakes is between the months of July to September or in spring time. Pack your bags now and head way to Indonesia to see another nature’s wonder and asian destination.

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