August 2010

Sendangsono

Sendangsono lies on the slope of Menoreh mountain range, Kulon Progo Regency, some 40 kilometers north-west of Yogyakarta. The word ” Sendang ” means a spring whereas ” Sono ” is the name of giant tree. Thus, Sendangsono means a spring under a Sono tree.… Read More »Sendangsono

Perjuangan Museum

This museum is located in Jl. Kolonel Sugiono. It is a Cylindrical building, uniquely roofed in the shape of a crown with its outer walls depicting in relief the history of the struggle for independence before and after the Declaration of Independence on August 17,… Read More »Perjuangan Museum

Lorentz National Park

lorentz_national_park.jpgLorentz National Park was a national park that was located in the province of Papua/Irian Jaya, Indonesia. Lorentz National Park had the most complete ecosystem for the biological diversity in South-East Asia and the Pacific. With the width that reached 25,000 km², Lorentz National Park became the biggest national park in South-East Asia.

Apart from having the complete biological diversity, Lorentz National Park had the uniqueness with the existence of the glacier in Jayawijaya Peak and the river that disappeared several kilometers into the land in the Balliem Valley. Lorentz National Park becomes one of the three regions in the world that had the glacier in the tropical area. Stretched from the peak of the Jayawijaya Mountain that was covered snow as far as waters of the coastal coast with the limit of Arafura Sea. Lorentz National Park had the Montana Ecology, Sub-Montana, Vegetation Alpin, Sub-Alpin, the wetland and the plain. UNESCO maintained the Lorentz National Park as the site of the “World Nature Inheritance”

34 types of vegetation that was gotten in the Lorentz National Park including the coast of coral sand, the mountainous forest, the peat forest, the forest of the river bank and the meadow. Totalling 630 kinds of living birds in the Lorentz National Park, including 31 kinds of the Dove, 13 Kingfisher kinds, 29 Sweet Birds kinds, 4 Megapoda, 30 Cockatoo kinds, 2 Cassowary kinds and 123 mammalian kinds including the Tree Kangaroo, Walabi, the Jungle Cat, Kuskus and the Long Nose Pig.

This national park had the high biological diversity and was the protection region that was most effective in the world because of its characteristics that were unique and beauty of its nature that enchanted. Moreover, Lorentz National Park had the diversity of the astonishing culture and was the ethnic group’s residence place of Asmat, Amungme, Dani Barat/West Dani and several other ethnic groups.

The Asmat ethnic group was identical to the forest or the tree because of skills in carving his statue that has been famous. According to the Ethnic Group’s Asmat belief, the tree trunk symbolized the human body, the branches symbolized human arms, and the fruit symbolized the head of humankind. The Asmat ethnic group also believed that the tree was the place of the life of their ancestors’s souls. Apart from the forest or the tree, this belief was valid also for the river and the mountain.

Paniai Lake

paniai_lake.jpgPaniai Lake  entered in the District of East Paniai, Paniai Regency, Papua Province , Indonesia  . When you visit Papua Province, do not miss the chance to visit various tourist attractions located in Paniai District. One of them is the famous Paniai Lake has beautiful scenery, natural and well maintained. The beauty of Lake Paniai recognized by delegates from 157 countries when the continuation of Lake Se-World Conference which held in India on November 30, 2007.

In the beginning, along with Paniai Lake, Tigi Lake and Tage Lake called Wissel Meeren. Naming is addressed to the person who first discovered the beautiful third lake in 1938, is a pilot named Wissel Dutch nationality. At that time, Wissel flew across the mountains of Irian Island and saw the three lakes that have beautiful scenery. Since the enchanted by its beauty, Wissel decided to land and enjoy the exoticism of the three lakes are close. Fact, the Dutch colonial era, the name Wissel Meeren is more popular than Paniai. Wissel Meeren derived from the Dutch language has meaning Wissel lakes.

Special, exotic, and fascinating. Thus the impression about tourists when in Lake Paniai. The impression is not a figment. Therefore, this exotic lake panorama presents beautiful nature, blue lake water, and the atmosphere around the green to every tourist who was visiting there. Lake Area Paniai which reached 14 500 hectares provide enough space for tourists to choose a suitable location with the intention when recreation into the lake. Presence of rocks and sand on the shore of the lake, and surrounded by cliffs quite high, increasing attractiveness as a tourist attraction this Paniai District mainstay.
 

Ranau Lake

Ranau Lake is a beautiful and largest lakes in the southern part of Sumatra  . This lake is located in the border district of West Lampung province of Lampung and South Ulu Komering Ogan of South Sumatra Province. Size is approximately 8×16 km2 lake with… Read More »Ranau Lake

Bandung City

Bandung is the capital of West Java province. The city is the fourth largest city in Indonesia after Jakarta, Surabaya, and Medan, according to Central Statistics Agency. The city is also the second largest metropolitan city in Indonesia after Jakarta. Bandung  also gave birth to… Read More »Bandung City

Peak of Jayawijaya

puncak_jayawijaya.jpgJayawijaya Mountains were located in the Puncak Jaya Regency, Papua Province, Indonesia . If you supposed that in the tropical area will not find mountains that were covered snow, you could correct this view after visiting to Jayawijaya Peak, the highest peak in Sudirman Mountains (Sudirman Range) in the Papua Province. The Jayawijaya peak or that was shorter was mentioned Puncak Jaya, had the height reached 4.884 meters above sea level, so as to enable this area was covered by eternal snow. However, this eternal snow will estimated shrink, in fact dried up. In several researches was concluded that ice sediment in these mountains from the year to the year experienced the serious contraction. In the site http://aapgscundip.wordpress.com was mentioned, global warming in these Sudirman Mountains resulted in the contraction of snow. So, it was in the future not impossible for these mountains to lose snow like that happened to the Kilimanjaro Mountain in Tanzania. So, before the estimate really became real, there were not mistakenly you tried to conquer the highest peak in Indonesia.

However, this eternal snow will it was estimated shrink, in fact dried up. In several researches was concluded that ice sediment in these mountains from the year to the year experienced the serious contraction. In the site http://aapgscundip.wordpress.com was mentioned, global warming in these Sudirman Mountains resulted in the contraction of snow. So, it was in the future not impossible for these mountains to lose snow like that happened to the Kilimanjaro Mountain in Tanzania. Nah, before the estimate really became real, there were not mistakenly you tried to conquer the highest peak in Indonesia.
The truth of the Carstensz report was expressed after almost three hundred years afterwards, when in 1899 a Dutch expedition made the map of the Papua Island and found the peak of the mountain that was covered snow as being reported by Carstensz. To honour Carstensz, then the peak of this mountain was afterwards given by the name in accordance with his name. Whereas the term Jayawijaya Peak was giving of President Soekarno after succeeding in grasping the sovereignty of West Papua from the Netherlands. This name contained the meaning “Win of Peak”, as the expression thank heavens on the unification of West Papua with the Republic of Indonesia Unitary State (http://groups.yahoo.com).

Cendrawasih Gulf National Park

cendrawasih_national_park.jpgThe National Park is located in the district of Manokwari, West Papua, and Paniai Regency, Papua Province , Indonesia . Cendrawasih Gulf National Park is located on the island of Papua, and is the largest marine national park in Indonesia. National Park which was inaugurated by the Minister of Forestry in 1993, has extensive 1.4535 million ha, consisting of land and coastal areas (0.9%), mainland islands (3.8%), coral reefs (5.5% ), and ocean waters (89.8%). Paradise Bay has 14 species of protected flora. Most consist of tree species kasuarina. Moreover, in this park there are also 36 species of birds, where 18 of them are protected.
There are also 196 species of molluscs, 209 species of fish, and some turtles (hawksbill, green, leatherback, and hawksbill false). This area is also a good place for whales and dolphins. Both types of these animals can live in peace here because there is no hunting whales or dolphins, as well as still an abundance of food provided for them Paradise Bay.

Come to Cendrawasih Gulf, visitors can enjoy a variety of interesting objects scattered throughout the park. If you want to do marine tourism, Nusrowi Island, Yoop Island, and Island Mioswaar can be an attractive option. In the waters of these islands, visitors can enjoy the underwater beauty of the colorful and rich in objects that seduce the eye with a dive. In addition, visitors also can observe the behavior of whales and dolphins. If you want to explore the cave, visit just Mioswaar Island. Here there are natural caves and ancient relics are also hot springs that contain sulfur without salt content. This cave is a cave where there is historic because the framework Wandau ethnic ancestry. That said, they were the first human groups who came to this island. Numfor Island, also found a cave where there is a human skull and antique plates and coffin-like engraved. If want something a bit different, try to come to Cape Mangguar. Here, there are caves in the water with a depth of 100 feet. In addition, there are still Rumberpon island that offers a variety of interesting experiences. In this island, visitors can make observations on the birds, deer breeding, marine tourism, and also can see the framework of a sinking Japanese aircraft during World War II.