The Pekanbaru Destination

Pekanbaru Pekanbaru is one of Indonesia city, a capital for Riau province on the island of Sumatra. As it mentioned before that Pekanbaru is the busy strait for trading port and become the gateway from Indonesia to Singapore. The name of Pekanbaru is referred from Indonesia language of new market or pekan baru. Pekanbaru has slogan for the city of Bertuah or be fortunate. In other side, Bertuah is a abbreviation of Bersih, Tertib, Usaha Bersama, Aman dan Harmonis or it means as Clean, Orderly, Mutual Assistance, Safe and Harmony.…

The Spices Of Padang City

Kota Padang Padang city, is one of Indonesian city that located in West Sumatra province and become the capital city of the same province. Dated back to the history, Padang since 16th century was already become the trading center. During 16th and 17th century, pepper cultivation was growth and traded to India, Portugal, UK and Netherlands. At that time, properly in 1663, Padang was under the Dutch colonialism rules. Up to approximately 1780 the most important trade product was gold, originating from the gold mines in the region. When the…

The Destinations In Bukittinggi

Bukittinggi Town Bukittinggi is one of towns in Indonesia settled in West Sumatra province. Bukittinggi is surrounded by three volcanoes mountain which is Mount Singgalang, Mount Marapi and Mount Sago. Bukittinggi in Dutch Colonial was become an important area, for they build their defensive fort in 1825 and still exist until present days known as Fort De Kock. This town also became the resting place of Dutch officers who are settled in the area towns. In Japan colonialism, Bukittinggi was used as a control center for the military government’s of…

Samosir Island, The Early Land Of Batak People

Samosir Island Everyone knows about Toba Lake or Danau Toba, which is one of the largest lake in the world, and the largest and the most popular destination in Indonesia. The lake is like a vast ocean approximately about 100 km x 30 km. In the middle of the lake, there is a large island. That is Samosir Island, it situated at an altitude of 1000 meters above sea level. According to research from Michigan Technological University researchers, the United States, at Lake Toba, in the period of 75.500 years…

Medan And Everything In It

Medan City of Medan, it is officially the capital of South Sumatra province. Medan is the largest fourth city after Jakarta, Surabaya and Bandung. Dated back to the early history, Medan was early build by Guru Patimpus Sembiring Pelawi in 1590. It was firstly found by European man named John Anderson who came to the city name Medan with total inhabitant around 200 people, and it was considered as the place of Sultan of Deli. In 1883, Medan became a significant city outside Java, after the colonial government had started…

Way Kambas National Park, The Home For The Elephants

Way Kambas Way Kambas National Park is located in Lampung province, South Sumatra, Indonesia. This national Park is consist of forest and preservation for Sumatran tigers and elephant sanctuary. This park also become a breeding center or Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS) that has been build up in 1995. Way Kambas National Park is a representative of the lowland forest ecosystem consisting of freshwater swamp forest, meadow grass, and coastal forests in Sumatra. Plant species that grow in this national park are, api-api (Avicennia marina), Sonneratia (Sonneratia sp.), Palm (Nypa fruticans),…

The Banjar People

Banjar People The Banjar or Banjarese is the native people who live in Banjarmasin, the second largest city in the South Kalimantan. Since the 19th century, The Banjar was migrated to the east coast of Sumatra and Malaysia, but in Peninsular Malaysia, Banjar tribe fall into the Malays, just in Tawau (of Sabah, East Malaysia), who still calls themselves Banjar people. In Singapore, the Banjar have melted into the Malays, but still claiming to be descendants of Banjar. Dates back to the ancient history of Banjar Kingdom, the Banjar Sultanate…

Bunaken The Sea Paradise

Bunaken Bunaken is an island, formerly part of Manado bay, is norther part of Sulawesi province, Indonesia. The visitors can reach Bunaken by speed boat abour 30 minutes from Manado sea port. Around the Bunaken Island, there is Bunaken Sea Garden which is part of Bunaken National Park. Overall, Bunaken is covers an area of 75,265 hectares with five islands within, which is the island of Manado Tua, Bunaken Island, Siladen Island, Mantehage Island island and the branch of it, Naen Island. Bunaken marine park has 20 points dive spot…

The Torajan And The Way They Exist

Toraja People Toraja people are the indigenous people who live in highland of South Sulawesi, Indonesia. The word Toraja comes from the Bugis language’s to riaja, meaning “people of the uplands” Befor the 20th Cntury, the Torajan was live in autonomous villages, where they practiced animism believe and was being untouched by outside world. During the early 1900s, a Dutch missionaries worked to convert Torajan highlander to Christianity. Since then, Tana Toraja was officially opened to the outside world, formerly in 1970, and became an icon of tourism in Indonesia.…

The Korowai And The Kombai

Korowai And Kombai People We are never acknowledge before that West Papua is more surprises than we expected, After Asmat people and The Dani, there are still any other tribe that we can review the uniqueness and the the way they are living among the society. Koroway and Kombai people, are the indigenous tribe who live in Southeastern Papua, Irian Jaya, Indonesia. They are different tribe, but they have similar way of living. Those tribes are living in the same way, which in up to the top of the trees.…