Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Lombok Island's view

Acctually lombok has a lot of beautifull places, unfortunately they less develop and promote than Bali. Tourism is still low key, and many visitors are independent travellers drawn by the island’s intoxicating diving and snorkelling, hiking and surf spots, as well as Lombok’s intriguing endemic culture.
Lombok (population 2,950,105 in 2005) is an island in West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia. It is part of the chain of the Lesser Sunda Islands, with the Lombok Strait separating it from Bali to the west and the Alas Strait between it and Sumbawa to the east. It is roughly circular, with a “tail” to the southwest, about 70 km across and a total area of about 4,725 km? (1,825 sq mi). The administrative capital and largest city on the island is Mataram.
The wide area of West Nusa Tenggara it self is 49.32,19 Km2 that contains of 20.153,07 Km2 land and 29.159,04 Km2 of sea. The big islands beside Lombok island is Sumbawa Island with 15.414,37 Km’ (76,49%) wide area. Beside that, it also surrounded by thousands small islands, such as Gili Air, Gili Meno, Gili Trawangan, Gili Gede, Gili Nanggu, Gili Tangkong, Moyo Island, Bungin Island, Satonda Island, Kaung Island, and Panjang Island.

Geography and demographicsThe island’s topography is dominated by the centrally-located stratovolcano Mount Rinjani, which rises to 3,726 m (12,224 ft), making it the third-highest in Indonesia. The most recent eruption of Rinjani was in June-July, 1994. The volcano, and its sacred crater lake, Lake Segara Anak, are protected by a National Park established in 1997. The southern part of the island is a fertile plain where corn, rice, coffee, tobacco, and cotton are grown.
The island’s inhabitants are 85% Sasak (a people, closely related to the Balinese, but mostly practising Islam), 10-15% Balinese, with the small remainder being Chinese, Arab, Javanese, and Sumbawanese.

List of Beautifull Places in West Nusa Tenggara :

1. Taman Mayura Temple . At the township of Cakranegara, adjoining the capital Mataram, explore the remains of the Water Palace built in 1744 to serve the Balinese court. The royal complex is set in parklands with an avenue of mangosteen trees leading to old Dutch cannons. These fascinating ruins include a floating meeting hall which served as a court of justice.

2. Sengiggi . Sengiggi is the main town on Lombok. There are lots of restaurants and internet cafes, a small store and a lovely beach. you can book all your tours to surrounding areas through Perama in the village. The sasak architecture (see the pitch of the roofs) is unique to Lombok.

3. Mount Rinjani . Tetebatu is a village at the foot of Gunung Rinjani, the highest volcano on Lombok (and in Indonesia I think). It is rare to see the top of it as it is usually cloaked in mist / cloud.

4. Gili Trawangan. This Island is also known as “Party Island”, where mostly young European found them “Lost In Paradise”. With spectacular sunrises over Lombok’s Mount Rinjani volcano and breathtaking sunsets that illuminate Bali’s towering Mount Agung volcano, together with warm hospitality of Gili Trawangan residents, it’s not surprising that most visitors end up staying longer than originally plan.

5. Agung Gunung Sari Temple. This great temple on a hill at Gunung Sari, about four kilometers from Mataram, was witness to the Puputan battle to the last man, fought on November 22, 1894, between Lombok’s last Balinese ruler, Anak Agung Nengah and followers, and the Dutch troops under General Van der Vetter’s command.

6. Lingsar Purse. The only Hindu shrine in the world where both Hindus and Moslems come to worship. About 7 kilometers west of Narmada, it was built in 1714 and rebuilt in 1878 to symbolize harmony and unity between the Hindu Balinese and Moslem Sasak population of the area, especially those who adhere to Lombok’s unique Wektu Telu school of Islam. The Balinese temple is built on higher ground, behind the Moslem section in the compound. In the lower yard is a spring in which pilgrims in the temple yard stage a mock battle between Hindus and Moslems, in which both parties hurl rice cakes at each other.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Singkarak Lake

Are you interest to enjoy the beautiful panoramas of natural view? Danau Singkarak in West Sumatera is the answer. We can find hidden nature beauty and one aesthetical panorama which is still buried there.

Indeed, it can't be disowned that the view around this nature recreation's object so fascinating, so funtastic. It makes this eyes unboring to enjoy outspread.

Singkarak’s Lake is the second largest lake in Sumatera after Toba’s Lake that has been a favorite place to visit.

Lake location as extensive as 129.70 Km2 this so strategics. this location is at roadside among Tanah Datar Regency and Solok. its location is easy being reached, so tourist gets to enjoy landscape of flank that is wanted at meandering lake periphery. Even touristed able to enjoy the view from their car.

So how we can reach the location? Actually, from Minangkabau Airport is reached by take a public transport for 1,5 hour 2 hours that its rate around Rp 25.000 until Rp 30.000. This is the new international airport.. Minangkabau airport placed at 23 km from Padang city, and it can be visit by 14 plane each day that link padang city with Jakarta, Medan, Pekanbaru and also Singapore and Kuala Lumpur Malaysia for international flight..

Beside beautiful view that tourist can enjoy, there is other privilege that this lake over to visitor, oceanic wealth. Danau Singkarak (Singkarak Lake) has about 19 kinds of fish like asang fish, priyek, balingka, baung, and sasau fish. And also there is scarce fish named Bilih fish or Mystacoleucus padangensis. This fish is only available in Singkarak Lake and unable to cultivated out of nature habit.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Kuta Beach

The location of Kuta Beach is in district Kuta, Badung, Province Bali. To Reach this area, you can start the journey from Denpasar Town. From this town, Kuta beach located at 11 km in the south. You can use public transport such as taxi or bemo and it will take about 15-20 minutes.

If you think to rent a car or bike, there is available with different price. For motorcycle it will be about 40.000 Rupiah, and for car is about 300.000 - 400.000 rupiah (doesnt include driver).This is some address of hotel near Kuta Beach, so you can contact if you want to visit Kuta, because as we know that Kuta has a lot of visitor, so you must prepare everything before come.

1. Cempaka II (Bersih & privasi) : 0361 757750 dengan Kadek
2. Ronta Bungalow (Bersih) Gg. Ronta 0361 754246. 50 m dari monumen Bom Bali I
3. Losman Arthawan ( 0361 752913 ) - Poppies Lane II
4. Dua Dara, Poppies Lane II.
5. Segara Sadhu Inn. 0361) 759909, Jl. Poppies II Gang 1 # 3A
6. Jus Edith Bungalows 0361) 750558, Gang Ronta, Poppies Lane II
7. Gora Beach Inn - Poppies Lane 2, Banjar Pengabetan (0361 - 752578)
8. Yunna Cottage - Jl. Pantai Kuta Gg Poppies 2 (0361 - 753015)
9. Tunjung Bali Inn - Poppies Lane 2 (0361 - 762990)
10. Palm Gardens Taman Nyiur - Poppies Lane 2 (0361 - 752198)
11. Okie House - Poppies Lane 2 ( 0361- 752081)
12. Mahendra - Poppies 1 Banjar Pengabetan (0361 - 752371)
13. Puri Agung - Poppies 1 (0361 - 750054)
14. Bungalows Taman Ayu - Poppies 1 (0361 - 751855)
15. Komala Indah - Poppies 1 No. 20 (0361 - 751422)
16. Masa Inn (0361-758507)
17. Maha Bharata Inn (0361-756754)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Surfing in Tanjung Setia Beach

This beach is located in Tanjung Setia village, Pesisir Selatan district. The distance to this beach is 52 km from Liwa. A fusion between blue – sea and sky can be watched here beautifully. Temperature here between 29�C – 33�C. Tourism activities that can be done here are collecting shell-fishes, surfing, swimming, cycling along the shore, etc.
For surfing, this beach has good condition, the nature wave
can reach for 5 meters.But in July until october, it can be 7 meters. thats why in that time so many tourist visit this beach for surfing.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Trip to Way Kambas, Lampung

Way Kambas is a 2-hour drive from Bandar Lampung. 130,000 hectares of area on Lampung's East coast, Way Kambas is the best place to watch wild Sumatera elephants. Way Kambas was chosen as the project’s first study site because it is the one of the last remaining lowland rainforests in Sumatra and an area of conservation concern.
You can see Sumateran elephants, with their atraction such as dance, playig football, and many others.
Way Kambas placed on Way Jepara, East Lampung . actually there are many travel agency that have program for visiting Way Kambas. so, for tourist that want to come, just visit some travel agency available in Lampung. this is some travel agency:

PT. Nindotama Kharisma, Outdoor
Jl. Tanah Abang III No. 28
Jakarta 10160 - Indonesia
62 - 21 - 3850974
62 - 21 - 3850971

Wayka Bahari Tours & Travel
Komplek Pertokoan
Villa Citra Blok RD-10
Jl. Antasari, Bandar Lampung
Phone: (0721) 706123
Fax : (0721) 706123

Wita Sejahtera Permai
Jl. Ikan Lumba-lumba No.39
Bandar Lampung 35223
Phone: (0721) 481889
Fax :(0721) 482846

Eleste Tours & Travel
Jl Ikan Simba No.23
Tlk Betung, Bandar Lampung
Phone: (0721) 482325

Megah Express International
Jl. Yos Sudarso No.32-34
Bandar Lampung
Phone: (0721) 481181

Krakatau Lampung
Tour & Travel

Kartini No.19-25
Bandar Lampung 35116
Phone: (0721) 263625
Fax : (0721) 263625

Elendra Tours & Travel
Sultan Agung No.32
Way Halim
Bandar Lampung 35141
Phone: (0721) 704737
Fax : (0721) 704737

333 Tours & Travel
Jl. Ikan Banyung No.2
Tlk. Betung, Bandar Lampung
Phone: (0721) 485579

Femmy Tours & Travel
Jl. W. Mongonsidi No.143
Bandar Lampung 35215
Phone: (0721) 482593