Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Kuta Beach In Bali

Kuta beach is a tourist place located south of Denpasar, the capital of Bali, Indonesia. Kuta is located in Badung regency. This area is a tourist destination abroad, and has become a mainstay tourist island of Bali since the early 70's. Kuta Beach is often referred to as a beach sunset (sunset beach) as opposed to Sanur beach.
Kuta beach is wide, clean white sand is the main attraction for tourists, so there is a saying, Come to Bali without visiting Kuta was incomplete.
In the twilight when the Sun began to set, Kuta scenery presents a very beautiful and romantic. While enjoying a refreshing blast of cool air, Kuta is often used where an exciting afternoon exercise. In 1930, Kokes promote Bali as well as Kuta, and inspire the development of architecture Kotij Hotels (cottages).
Now been able to become the center of Kuta Bali tourism, because it has been able to provide tourist facilities as needed as many inns and hotels, shopping centers, recreation areas, so vibrant nightlife, sports facilities and amenities such as bungy jumping, water boom, etc.

Lake Toba in North Sumatra

Lake Toba is a lake located in urban areas in the province of North Sumatra Berastagi.
Lake Toba is a volcanic lake with a length of 100 kilometers and 30 kilometers wide, is above the plateau approximately 800 m above sea level which is a national asset ranked into 2 (two) as the world's largest lake and the lake is the largest lake in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.
toba lake has a natural beauty that is very beautiful and there is no duanya.Danau is surrounded by hills covered with pine forests and blue colored water.
to get there, Distance from the city of Berastagi is located in North Sumatra province is about 40 km and can use a small size and large vehicles.

In the middle of this lake there is a volcanic island called Samosir Island. Lake Toba has long been an important tourist destination in North Sumatra, Bukit Lawang and Nias apart and many domestic and foreign tourists who come on this lake toba.
Lake Toba is also contained in the famous legend surrounding communities and throughout Indonesia. 

Lore Lindu National Park, Central Sulawesi.

Lore Lindu National Park is a national park in Indonesia located in Central Sulawesi province and one of the locations of biological protection of Sulawesi. Lore Lindu National Park is located approximately 60 kilometers south of Palu city and is situated between 119 ° 90 '- 120 ° 16' east and 1 ° 8 '- 1 ° 3' to the south.
Lore Lindu National Park has a fauna and flora endemic to Sulawesi and the scenery is attractive because it is located in the Wallace line, which is the transition zone between Asia and Australia.
Lore Lindu National Park is located in the southern and western districts Donggala Poso district into the catchment area for three major rivers in Central Sulawesi, which Lariang rivers, streams and rivers Gumbasa Palu.
Lore Lindu National Park area is the habitat of the largest native mammal in Sulawesi. Anoa, babirusa, deer, monkeys ghost (Tangkasi), monkeys kakaktonkea, possum marsupials and the biggest meat-eating animals in Sulawesi, Sulawesi civet lives in this park. Lore Lindu National Park also has at least 5 types of squirrels and 31 of the 38 species of rat, including endemic species.
There are at least 55 species of bats and more than 230 species of birds, including maleo, two types of hornbills are looming Sulawesi Sulawesi Sulawesi and kengkareng. Hornbills benbuncak also called hornbill bird or allo become residents of Lore Lindu National Park.
Thousands of weird and beautiful insects can be seen around the park. Eligible observed are brightly colored butterflies that fly around the park or along trails and streams.
Megalith statues whose age reaches hundreds or even thousands of years spread in Lore Lindu National Park area like the Valley Napu, Besoa and Bada. These statues as a memorial stone statues among the best of its kind in Indonesia. There are five classification of sculptures based on shape:

1. Stone statues: statues usually have human traits, but only the head, shoulders and genitals.
2. Kalamba: This is a form of megaliths which are found and resembles a big urn. Maybe this is where the water supply, or even a place to put the corpse in a funeral.
3. Tutu'na: These are discs of stone, most likely cover kalamba.
4. Dakon stones: the stones flat to convex shape which describes the channels, irregular holes and other indentations.
5. Other: mortar stones, pillars and some other forms of houses were also found.

Pengandaran Beach In West Java

Pangandaran Beach is the attractions in the district which is the belle of the beach Ciamis in West Java is located in the Village Pananjung a distance 92 km from the City Ciamis to the south. From the direction of Bandung is about 212 KM to the passing lane Bandung - Ciamis - Banjar and Pangandaran. To get to the location of Pangandaran Beach is not difficult. Because the existing road infrastructure is extremely inadequate. All roads are paved to Pangandaran Beach hotmix well.

Pangadaran Coast has a variety of privileges, ie, we can see the sunrise and sunset from the same place. Beautiful beaches with clear water and the distance between the ups and downs are relatively long, allowing people to swim safely. Then, there are beaches with white sand forests where every visitor could see rocks and ornamental fish clearly. On the white sand beaches of this coast, visitors can dive.
For the safety of visitors there is a beach resort or Balawista Rescue Team is equipped with safety equipment. They operate continuously at any time on the beaches, especially the South coast. Precaution against possible visitor who drowned. In Pangandaran area, not just the coastal areas, but there is also a nature reserve area covering 530 hectares in which there are Goa-Goa Nature formed hundreds or even thousands of years ago. There is also a Dutch Goa as a hiding place when the Allied troops came under attack.

selimpai beach in Sambas

Selimpai coastline is a peninsula that overlooks the Natuna Sea and adjacent to East Malaysia
Selimpai coast is one tourist destination located in the village Sebubus Kec. Paloh Sambas district.
selimpai name itself is taken from the name of a coastal nature reserve of mangrove forests are located in the region are
Selimpai coast have distance less than about 7 km from the capital district and 45 miles north of the town of Sambas, Selimpai To reach it takes about 1.5 hours (Sambas - Paloh), then cross the river Paloh using Spead boat or boat motor about 30 minutes.
Selimpai beach is a beach that is very beautiful and interesting that has white sand and we can also enjoy the sunsets are very exotic.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Bogor Palace in Bogor, West Java

Istana Bogor is one of six Presidential Palace of the Republic of Indonesia which has its own uniqueness. The uniqueness is due to historical aspects, culture and fauna are outstanding. One is the presence of deer - the beautiful deer imported directly from Nepal and maintained from the beginning until now.

There is now a trend Bogor and its surrounding residents every Saturday, Sunday and other holidays walk around the presidential palace in Bogor while feeding the deer that live in the beautiful palace in Bogor with carrots pages obtained from traditional farmers Bogor residents are always ready peddle these carrots every holiday. As the name suggests, this palace is located in Bogor, West Java.

Bogor Palace formerly Buitenzorg or Sans Souci, which means "no worries".

From 1870 to 1942, the Bogor Palace was the official residence of Governor-General of 38 Dutch and one British Governor-General.

In 1744 the Governor-General Baron Gustaaf Willem Van Imhoff struck for peace a small village in Bogor (New Village), a territory of the former Kingdom of Pajajaran located upstream of Batavia. Van Imhoff has plans to build the region as an agricultural area and resting place for the Governor-General.

Bogor Palace was built in August 1744 and shaped the three, was originally a cottage, he makes sketches and build from year 1745 to 1750, modeled after the architecture Blehheim Palace, residence of the Duke of Malborough, near the city of Oxford in England. Gradually gradually, over time the changes to the initial construction done during the Governor-General of the Dutch and English (Herman Willem Daendels and Sir Stamford Raffles), forms the building Bogor Palace has undergone various changes. so that was a vacation home turned into a palace building with spacious yard paladian 28.4 acres and building area of 14,892 m².

However, disaster struck on October 10, 1834 an earthquake shook the result of the eruption of Mount Salak so that the palace was badly damaged.
Bogor Palace. The main building and wings left and right

In 1850, the Bogor Palace was rebuilt, but did not rise again because it adapted to the situation of the region's frequent earthquakes. During the administration of Governor-General Jacob Duijmayer Albertus van Twist (1851-1856) the old building was demolished and the rest of the quake was built by taking European architecture of the 19th century.

In 1870, Buitenzorg palace used as the official residence of Governor General of Dutch East Indies. Buitenzorg palace's last occupant was the Governor-General van Starkenborg Tjarda Stachourwer who was forced to hand over the palace to General Imamura.

In 1950, after independence, the Presidential Palace in Bogor began to be used by the Indonesian government, and officially became one of the Indonesian Presidential Palace.

In 1968 the Bogor Palace was officially opened for public visits on the blessing of President Suharto. Flow of visitors from outside and within the country annually reach about 10 thousand people.

On 15 November 1994, Bogor Palace became the annual meeting of economic ministers of APEC (Asia-Pacific Economy Cooperation), and there was issued the Bogor Declaration. [1] The Declaration is a commitment of 18 APEC member countries to hold free trade and investment before 2020.

On August 16, 2002, during the reign of President Megawati, held a "glow of freedom" to commemorate the anniversary of the RI-57, and enlivened by the appearance of Twilite Orchestra, with conductor Addie MS

On July 9, 2005 President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has married his son, Agus Yudhoyono in Bogor Palace Anisa Pohan.

On 20 November 2006 U.S. President George W. Bush establish a state visit to Bogor Palace and met with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. This brief visit only lasted for six hours.

Cave lanang in Ciamis, West Java

In Indonesia there are many caves, but the unique cave in Indonesia has a strange name and has the mystical aura of the high example of one of them is "Goa Lanang".
Lanang Goa is located on the coast districts pengandaran Ciamis, West Java and why the cave is called cave lanang because inside there are sedimentary rocks shaped like male genitalia.
Lanang name is in the Indonesian language as well as with the man (male).
According to the story of the community around the cave's "cave lanang" This used to be the first Royal Palace Galuh, while Palace are both contained in the Coral Kamuyaan Ciamis.

Tanjung Batu in Sambas

Tanjung Batu beach is a coastal promontory shaped natural formations consisting of a rocky hill that juts into the sea with a height of approximately 80 meters.
Tanjung Batu beach is located about 47 km from the capital city of Sambas District. At the foot of this hill there are lots of rocks - rocks that extend into the sea which can be viewed in a state where the sea water receded. Natural attractions Tanjung Batu beach is equipped with a mountain that serves as a natural fortress,

tourists can enjoy the natural scenery of the mountain is very beautiful for sure. Enjoy your tour around Mount Tanjung Batu by walking down a path encircling the mountain. In addition to beautiful natural scenery, tourist attraction there is also Stone Cannon Shoot the Dutch heritage that lies at the foot of Mount Tanjung Batu much as 2 pieces. This cannon was more than a half century (1850). Tomb of General Dutch Van Den Boch read! 0 / 10 th. 1850. Be a monument at the top of Mount Tanjung Batu. At the summit of Mount Tanjung Batu, there are also graves of Dutch soldiers: "OBOS". proved by the cemetery that is marked every head of a cross-shaped headstone placed the soldier headpiece.
You can also see an obelisk-shaped monument on the square with a pyramid-shaped peak of 1850 and bearing the bodies of four square monument reads F. Jsorg, Luit Col. Inf. 1850 and V. Winsheim. The legend "Stone Ballah". One popular legend has become one of the national asset in our beloved country Indonesia.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Bali People Struggle Monument on the island of Bali

Bali People Struggle Monument monument location is very strategic because it is located in front of the Office of the Governor of Bali, exactly in the Field Renon Nitimandala. Subdistrict East Denpasar. Monument with an area of 4900 m2 and a land area of 138,830 m2. It was established to perpetuate the spirit of the Balinese people struggle from time to time and the spirit of patriotism and pay homage to the heroes. The appeal of this monument is a magnificent building with Balinese architecture.

The monument was built in the form of Bajra (bell) towering. Horizontally, the composition of the rectangular square symmetric and refers to the concept of Tri Mandala, and vertically, the monument is also divided into three parts, namely referring to the concept of Tri Anga.

On the middle floor of this monument there are 33 fruit-dimensional diorama unit 2 x 3 meter depicting scenes of the era to era to the history of Balinese life history of the struggle of the people of Bali.

Monument Opening hours:

Mon-Fri: 08:00 to 17:00 AM

Saturday: 9:30 to 17:00 AM

Sunday: 10:00 to 17:00 AM

many visitors who come to this monument, not only from the local community of foreign tourists are also many who come to this monument.
so if you're vacationing in Bali was not complete when you are not visiting this monument.

Ribee Suak beach in West Aceh

Ribee Suak beach is one of the recreation area located in the town of Meulaboh, West Aceh district. Suak Coast Ribee much visited by various elements of society both adults, teenagers and children alike. Ribee inlet beach is usually crowded in the afternoon and on holidays. Ribee inlet beach recreation is very beautiful and interesting, along the coastal road lined palm trees and pine trees.
there are also many places for retreat such as cafes that lined the road. The landscape is very beautiful afternoon than enjoying the breeze breeze we can also see the sunset in the evening sun.

Puteh Batee beach in West Aceh

Puteh Batee beach is very crowded by the community during the holidays for a swim or just enjoy the beauty of the scenery. .
Attractions: The beach is beautiful Batee Puteh is located in West Aceh district. Location Beach Batee Puteh about three miles from the city of Meulaboh. Is a suitable place for family holidays, in addition to white and clean beaches add to the attraction of this tourist area.

Green Coast (Lhok Bubon) in West Aceh

Lhok Bubon beach is famous as the producer of seafood, and always crowded by the surrounding community who come to enjoy the fresh seafood while enjoying the natural beach ..
Lhok Bubon beach is also the water was still very clear and clean so that `many international tourists who come here.
Attractions: Beaches Lhok Bubon in West Aceh regency located at Bubon village, Aceh Province. Distance to the beach Lhok Bubon about 8 km from the town of Meulaboh. Besides being a tourist destination, this place is a land of economic addition to the surrounding community.

Lanaga West Coast of Aceh

Attractions: Beaches Lanaga in West Aceh District, located in the village Peunaga, Aceh Province. The distance of about 5 km from the town of Meulaboh (West Aceh district capital). On the Beach tourist area Lanaga available water sports facilities such as Jet sky and also at the beach is often held a boat race with a unique and attractive design.
people around lanaga beach attraction is also very friendly to the tourists so that the added comfort for the tourists who come on this beach.

Great Mosque of Meulaboh in Aceh Besar

The Great Mosque is the mosque of Meulaboh pride of West Aceh, rather Jl.Imam Bonjol, the city of Meulaboh
Because the location center of the town of Meulaboh, easily reachable by public transportation or a two-wheeled vehicles.
Many local and foreign tourists visiting this beautiful mosque.
The architecture of the Great Mosque of Meulaboh is very beautiful with the dominant light-colored dome that makes this mosque is very beautiful eyes.
many people who visit both locally and outside the city come to the grand mosque of Meulaboh to worship or just to enjoy the beautiful architecture of this mosque.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Merdeka Palace in Jakarta

Merdeka Palace is the official place of residence and office of the President of Indonesia, which lies a complex with the State Palace and Bina Graha. Its location overlooking the Park National Monument (Monas) Jalan Medan Merdeka Utara, Jakarta. The palace with an area of ​​about 2,400 m² was built during the reign of Governor-General JW van Lansberge in 1873 in the same plot with a beginning Rijswijk Palace crowded. Originally called Istana Gambir, who diarsiteki Drossaers Palace at the beginning of the reign of the Republic of Indonesia (GoI) had become a witness to the history of the signing of the recognition of the sovereignty of the Republic of Indonesia (RIS) by the Dutch Government on December 27, 1949. At that time, Indonesia was represented by Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX, while the Dutch kingdom was represented AHJ Lovink, the high representative in Indonesia the Dutch crown. In a touching ceremony the Dutch flag was lowered and the flag of Indonesia raised to the sky blue. Hundreds of thousands of people filled the field of land and stairs of this building froze and tears when the flag is raised. However, when the Red and White rose up and flying, they burst into joy and cries: Merdeka! Merdeka! Since then the Palace named Istana Merdeka Gambir.