Rabu, 08 Agustus 2012

Tracing Cave Pindul In Upper Tubing

Pindul Cave
One of the caves that are popular in Yogyakarta Pindul Cave, located in the village of Bejiharjo, Karangmojo, Kab Gunungkidul. In Pindul, visitors can explore the cave on rubber tires - or often called "tubing".

In contrast to most cave in Indonesia that is "dry cave" (tourists who can enter very easily), Cave Pindul include "wet cave", with the river flowing from the front to the mouth of the cave at the back.

The length of the cave itself ranges from about 300 meters to the river is very calm.Visitors who come and want to search the cave must register in advance at a cost of Rp 30 thousand per person. This fee includes rubber tires, life jackets (which bear the load of 100 kg), and guides. Your luggage may be deposited in the security, but should still carry a camera!After registering, you are welcome to bring a rubber tire to the mouth of the cave, about 200 meters from the registration. There, the guide will ask to pray first and explain the order. One is, you are prohibited from throwing any objects at random because the manager was trying to keep the cave and surrounding conditions.Pindul cave consists of three parts: the bright, dim, and the dark. The guides carry a flashlight as he explains about the condition of the cave. Stalactite and stalagmite caves Pindul dominate the interior. In some places there are pillars of the cave, the stalactites and stalagmite that had met and become such a pillar.At one location where there is a flat sebuat, reportedly once a hermitage. In this cave there are three protected animals, namely birds Seriti, swallows, and bats. According to the guide, it left a dark cave with no light to protect the bats that live in it.There are parts of the cave which narrows until only enough for a rubber tire. Visitors should turn this into the hallway. The guide will help pull the rubber tires.Towards the end of the cave, there is a location that can be used to jump. True said the guide, once you jump definitely hooked! Some visitors to jump 2 to 3 times.Up on the outside of the cave, adventure is not finished. Visitors are required to rise from the river to the top using a rope. Managers do not deliberately make a ladder to make the event more exciting to search the cave. Overall cruise cave takes 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Cave tours in Pindul is suitable for you who like adventure, or want to travel with family. This is a natural cave, the surrounding scenery was beautiful, ideal to spend the weekend.

If you have the opportunity to visit Pindul, do not miss a visit to the cave also Wren and Monuments General Sudirman who was very close from there. When hooked up the flow of water with rubber tires, please try the fringe package also caves with rubber tires on the Oya River not far from there. Here the traverse time about 1.5 hours.
To reach the cave pindul, from jogja over hills just kept pecking towards the city Wonosari to arrive at the intersection of the existing fountain turn left BPD Bank logo. Furthermore there are two options, first by using the services of a guide or a second look for yourself. If you want faster to use the first option is a guide service offered by the youth who hang out at the intersection of the fountain. They will pursue you to offer escort services to the cave pindul free. Why is it free? because if they bring you down to the cave pindul, they will get a commission from the manager of the cave. You do not need to give them any money. 
If you want to find their own way, looking for subtle ways to resist. For example, occasionally stopping to photograph the scene and say that you are not getting to the cave pindul but not photo-fotodulu. If they still insist, do not worry, they usually meant no harm. Just trying to find a little fortune.After turning left at the intersection of the fountain, and hold it (follow the existing road line markings) to meet the T-junction and turn right. continued again until it was straight at the traffic light there will be another fork to the left of the existing gate posts Bejiharjo Village. Go to the gate and follow the existing road markings line up at the location of the words of welcome. You will be greeted by a parking indicating where to park the vehicle. In the parking area there are food vendors, traditional drinks such as pecel catfish, wedang round, ice cream salad, lotek, etc.. There are also vendors such as kuda lumping toys, balloons, etc.. The presence of cave tourism pindul bring positive economic benefits to the surrounding community.Further cross the street and up the stairs to the information counter and the manager. There are three objects that can be visited the cave pindul, Wren, and whitewater rafting cave. We're just trying to cave pindul only. Cost per person Rp 30,000, - both adults and children. If you bring small children make sure children are not dark phobia. Facilities provided include 2 of the guide, life jacket, float tires, locker deposit of goods, rubber boots. 

Jumat, 20 Juli 2012

Ancol Dreamland, Favorite Tourist Attractions In Jakarta, Indonesia

Ancol Dreamland
Ancol Dreamland is a favorite tourist attractions in Jakarta and even Indonesia, many schools in Indonesia made ​​the Ancol Dreamland as a destination for study tour. Ancol Dreamland a tourism icon for Jakarta and a pride for Indonesia because of the large selection of interest place at the Ancol Dreamland.
Ancol Dreamland Park is a recreation area located at the seashore of Jakarta Gulf. Ancol Dreamland Park is better known as Ancol by most of Indonesian people. There’re several recreation facilities you can find at  Ancol Dreamland Park: Golf Course, Ancol Marina Bay, Art Market (Pasar Seni), Dunia Fantasy, SeaWorld Indonesia, Gelanggang Samudera, Atlantis Water Adventure, and Beach Park (Taman Pantai). Ancol Dreamland Park provides facilities for those visitors who wants to stay in the Ancol area. Visitors can choose between three hotels and one cottage provided which respectively are Raddin Hotel, Mercure Hotel, Wisata Hotel and Putri Duyung Cottage.

Dufan at Ancol Dreamland
To Get There
Most of Ancol Dreamland Park’s visitors get to Ancol by personal vehicle or by chartered bus. However, for those visitors who do not bring their own personal vehicle, Ancol management provides mini bus in a unique shape and color as a transportation facility. The mini bus provides freely to get the visitors around Ancol Dreamland Park complex seeing the recreation facilities provided there. You can use the cable car facility located at Ancol Festival Beach to enjoy the view from the sky.

There’re several transportation alternatives for Ancol Dreamland Park visitors in order to reach the area:
By taxi or TransJakarta Busway. To reach Ancol by busway you can use the fourth corridor, route from Kampung Melayu to Ancol.  As an alternative you can tak the busway from first corridor, which route from Blok M to Kota Tua. Later you reach Kota Tua busway station, you can take taxi, bajaj or other public transportation to reach Ancol Dreamland Park. The closest Ancol games facility to TransJakarta Busway terminal is Dunia Fantasy (Fantasy World).
You can also reach Ancol Dreamland Park by public transportation facilities from Tanjung Priok Terminal, Senin Terminal, Kota Tua Terminal and Grogol Terminal.
Ancol touring train. The management of Jaya Ancol Dreamland Park provides touring train from other cities around Jakarta such as Bogor, Depok, Bekasi, Serpong and Tangerang. The touring train operated on Sunday and holidays. 
You may see Ancol touring train schedule as follow:
Tangerang to Ancol, depart at 08.05 am and return at 16.05 pm. Ticket fare is Rp19,500 (including return ticket).
Serpong to Ancol, depart at 08.30 am and return at 17.05. Ticket fare Rp19,500 (including return ticket).
Bekasi to Ancol, depart at 08.30am and return at 16.05pm. Ticket fare is Rp19,500 (including return ticket).
Depok to Ancol, depart at 08.48am and return at 17.05pm. Ticket fare is Rp19,500 (including return ticket).
Bogor to Ancol, depart at 08.25am and return at 17.05pm. Ticket fare is Rp22,500 (including return ticket). 

Other Interesting Places Near to Ancol Dreamland Park 
Other interesting places that near to Ancol Dreamland Park are Mangga Dua Square (about 1-2 km away from Ancol), and Kota Tua, about 2-5 km away from Ancol. There’re many interesting spot you can visit at Kota Tua area, such as Jakarta History Museum, Wayang Museum, Fineart and Ceramic Museum, Maritime Museum, Sunda Kelapa Harbor, Kota Intan Bridge, Syahbandar Tower and old building inheritance of Dutch colonial time. On the Dutch colonialization time in Indonesia, Kota Tua area was a city well known as Batavia.
Jaya Ancol Dreamland Park is a tourism area which located on the seashore, which has quite hot wheather temperature.
The most crowded season at Ancol Dreamland Park are on Saturday, Sunday and holidays. It’s recommended to visit Ancol on weekdays if you do not like crowds.

Hopefully in the future could Ancol Dreamland worldwide such as Disneyland. need the support and hard work the people of Indonesia and the manager to make it happen.

source: http://www.indonesia-travel-guide.com

Senin, 16 Juli 2012


Togean Islands
Togean Islands is one of the jewel of Central Sulawesi. This is a community based ecotourism as well as in conserving the biodiversity. A bewildering of tropical rain forest covered six islands formed by volcanic activity. It is situated in the vicinity of equator. This enchanting archipelago is one of the jewels of Central Sulawesi. Stunning reefs, small isolated white sandy beaches, traditional fishermen village of Bajau, verdant rainforest have left many a world weary travel searching for superlatives.

For those with more specialized  adventurous  tastes, The Togean Islands offer various for type of coral of the world can be found here (Fringing reef), barrier reef, patch reef, and atoee it is a true admirable places for snorkeling and diving. It can be reached from Palu for about 7 hours drive by cars to Ampana via Poso (375 Kms) by bus or chartered vehicle then by daily boat from Ampana to Wakai and Malenge for about 4 hours departs on 10 a.m.

Togean Islands
Togean Islands can be reached from Gorontalo city by public boat directly, twice a week. If you come from Rantepao ( Tana Toraja ) in South Sulawesi, Togean Islands can be reached via Mangkutana, Pendolo, Tentena and Poso to Ampana for about 14 hours drive by car.

Kamis, 12 Juli 2012


Tropical Rainforest of Sumatra
Inheritance is the Tropical Rainforest of Sumatra where the preservation of the Tropical Rainforest of Sumatra and the habitat of several endangered species such as Sumatran tigers, Sumatran elephants and Sumatran rhino which is the smallest rhino species and has two horns.

The area from Tropical Rainforest of Sumatra are all 2.5 million acres consisting of 3 National Park in Sumatra, namely Gunung Leuser National Park, Kerinci Seblat National Park and Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park. This place is also where many endemic plant species such as, bags semar, world's largest flower Rafflesia Arnoldi, and the highest interest Amorphophallus titanum. In addition to having high biodiversity, tropical rainforests of Sumatra are also a source of livelihood for the people who live there. Some tribes live in tropical rain forests of Sumatra, such as the Mentawai tribe and Anak Dalam tribe.

Tropical rain forests of Sumatra have always preserved. Especially from the threat of deforestation, the addition of forest for agriculture and road construction, and hunting. If the area is not protected, then the biodiversity that live there are threatened with extinction. In addition, tropical rain forests of Sumatra play an important role in the stability of water supply, ecological, and economic, as well as suppress the influence of drought and fire.

Tropical Rainforest of Sumatra
To that through the 28th session of World Heritage Committee, held in Suzhou PRC in July 2004, the Tropical Rainforest of Sumatra are accepted as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, as it is a protected forest area and home to about 10,000 species of plants, including 17 endemic genera , more than 200 species of mammals and 580 bird species and 465 resident and 21 are endemic. Among mammals, 22 is an orangutan, which are not found elsewhere in Indonesia and 15 are limited to parts of Indonesia, including Sumatra, Sumatran orang-utans. Tropical Rainforest of Sumatra has also provided evidence of the evolution of island biogeography.

Prominent part of the Tropical Rainforest of Sumatra located on the Bukit Barisan Mountains of Sumatra blend dubbed the Andes Sumatra Mountain Lake Seven is sepektakuler which is the highest lake in Southeast Asia beauty of Mount Kerinci, caves, and waterfalls make this place more appropriate for the Conservation and Tourism .

At least 92 local endemic species have been identified in Gunung Leuser National Park. This nomination contains populations of the world's second largest flower Rafflesia arnoldi and the highest interest Amorphophallus titanium, this place is very important for the conservation of special mountain vegetation of the property.

Source:  http://id.wikipedia.org



Rabu, 11 Juli 2012

Vistaprint One Stop Online Store

Vistaprint One Stop Online Store
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Selasa, 03 Juli 2012


Subak is the name of water management (irrigation) system for paddy fields on Bali island, Indonesia. For Balinese, irrigation is not simply providing water for the plant's roots, but water is used to construct a complex, pulsed artificial ecosystem. Paddy fields in Bali were built around water temples and the allocation of water is made by a priest.

Subak is a traditional irrigation system that binds Balinese agrarian society together within the village's Bale Banjar community center and Balinese temples. The water managements is under the authority of the priests in water temples. However since late 20th century, Bali with its unique and rich culture has attracted travellers and tourist worldwide. It has become the crown jewel of Indonesian tourism. Subsequently the Balinese people's way of live and economy has shifted from mainly depends on agrarian and rice farming activity to tourism services. As the result, tourism facilities such as resorts and hotels has encroached deep into Balinese villages and paddy fields. Recently, about 1,000 hectares of paddy fields are converted into tourist facilities and housing annually which threatened the Subak system.

On June 2012, Subak has eventually been enlisted as a UNESCO world heritage site. 36th Session of UNESCO in St Peterburg has held on Friday, June 29th, 2012 at 17:30 local time. Bali Subak as they ratify the World Heritage Cultural Landscape area. Indonesia previously had fought for 12 years. Understandably, the tourists had already admitted Subak contribute to the beauty of rice fields in Bali such as Ubud, Gianyar, Tabanan and Badung. Cultural Landscape of Bali: the Subak System as a Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy forms a cultural landscape of five rice terraces and their water temples that cover 19,500 hectares. The temples are the focus of a cooperative water management system of canals and weirs, known as subak, that dates back to the 9th century. Included in the landscape is the 18th-century Royal Temple of Pura Taman Ayun, the largest and most impressive architectural edifice of its type on the island. The subak reflects the philosophical concept of Tri Hita Karana, which brings together the realms of the spirit, the human world and nature. This philosophy was born of the cultural exchange between Bali and India over the past 2000 years and has shaped the landscape of Bali. The subak system of democratic and egalitarian farming practices has enabled the Balinese to become the most prolific rice growers in the archipelago despite the challenge of supporting a dense population.

Source:  http://en.wikipedia.org/
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Rabu, 27 Juni 2012


Mandau dance of the Dayak community symbol of fighting spirit in defending Dayak tribe status and dignity. Mandau dance is one of the many types of dance that was born from the culture of the Dayak community culture in Central Kalimantan. Mandau dance is performed by men of four in pairs. Mandau is the name of a kind of sword in Kalimantan of a unique form and a beautifully decorated sheath.

The costume is very simple, consisting only of a loin cloth and a piece of ribbon with feathers round the head. Mandau Dance group dancers are often equipped with Mandau grip on the right hand, while on the left hand Talawang fend off the enemy as a shield Dayak tribes also appear sturdy tune Dancing Mandau Dayak tribes are shown.

The accompanying music is also very simple: only a string instrument like a guitar. The dancing position is for greater part a squatting one. First the dancers, turning round and round, play with their mandaus or swords and their shields. When each faces his partner, the war dance starts.

In addition to describing the patriotic citizens of the Earth Tambun Bungai to keep the homeland, Mandau Dance Central Kalimantan Dayak tribe is also a symbol of virility of the Dayak of Central Kalimantan in the face of all sorts of challenges in the areas of life.

In every show or dance offerings Mandau sound lacks rhythm and sonority Gandang Garantung very loud. Harmonization of the traditional music of these bring energetic rhythms, as if inviting them to hear and see Mandau Dance offerings even more excited as the Dayak warriors who are ready to jump into the battlefield.