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Monday, June 8, 2015

Intata, Uninhabited Islands in the North Indonesia that Amazed You

Imagine the beauty of the beautiful and exotic island, with sand as soft as flour, sea water is super clear with color gradation from blue to green Tosca, and gently swaying on the beach? Come to Intata. You will feel like royal warrior because conquering an island. Yes, the island is uninhabited. Intata island is one of the 11 outermost small islands of the outer islands owned by the Province of North Sulawesi.

Intata island located in the northern part of Sulawesi Island directly adjacent to the Philippines. This island has an area of ​​only 0.15 square kilometers and a lot of palm trees. In the southern and western parts are white sand, while in the eastern part of the rocky coast. Administratively, the island Intata entered in the District Nanusa, Talaud Islands, the Pacific Ocean bounded to the east and south of the island Kakorotan.

According to the story, once Intata is part of Kakorotan Island, a large island on the other side, until the earthquake followed by tsunami struck so that separate Intata of Kakorotan in the 1600s. Most of the island and its inhabitants swept away Intata sunk, and until now the people there just lived in Kakorotan.

The Kakorotan contained pier extends for about 300 meters. In this wharf Pioneer boats and ships that sail Pelni Nusa northern route, the area covering three counties in the northern tip of Sulawesi, stop by to transport and drop off passengers and goods.

Ride from Bitung port, you can get a bonus stop in umpteen port before arriving in Intata. Required at least three days' journey from Bitung before arriving at Intata. Although old, but guaranteed, the islands were visited nor when beauty. North Nusa indeed exotic territory in the Pacific Ocean lips. If you want to travel fast, you can catch a flight from Manado to Melongguane in Talaud, from there and then rent a boat speed boat to Intata. If the oceans shade, it only took about 4 hours can already docked in Intata.

The Intata not available lodging, because this island is uninhabited. But do not worry, the friendly resident Kakorotan willing to accommodate you in their homes.

Intata island is also the venue for the ceremony Mane'e. Mane'e is a traditional ceremony to catch fish together. This ceremony is also a tradition of fishing the most unique in the world. Read more ...

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Niagara Falls Indonesian Version

1. Curug Malela

High waterfall is approximately 60 to 70 meters with a width of 50 meters. Turns Curug Malela is a collection of seven waterfalls that exist in that area and where there is at the very top level. The region has seven levels of towering waterfalls as far as one kilometer. The order is Curug malela, curug katumiri, Curug Manglid, Curug Ngeubul, Curug Sumpel, Curug Palisir, dan Curug Pamengpeuk.

Curious traveler who wants to come there could be a route of Bandung using an alternative pathway to Cimahi. Next to Cililin and further to Sendang Kereta. From Sendang Kereta continue the journey to the tea plantations Montajaya. from there a traveler can leave the vehicle and proceed to the waterfall on foot.

2. Waterfall Temam

The waterfall is located in the village Temam Rahma, District of South Lubuklinggau 1, Lubuklinggau, South Sumatra. Probably not many people know about the existence of this waterfall, but the beauty of nature that served so fresh and fascinating. Anyone that there will be at home made.

Temam waterfall has a height of 12 meters with a width of 20 meters. Elongated shape so that the water that falls from the cliff formed like a curtain that makes it very similar to the Niagara Falls. Plus the four-meter-deep natural pool under the waterfall growing steadily for swimming.

Tips before visited this waterfall is preparing stamina, because it must pass 98 steps. But do not worry, the beauty of the waterfall can directly remove the tired traveler for passing the stairs earlier.

3. Waterfall Moramo

Have landscapes like Curug Malela which consists of seven levels, Waterfall Moramo in Suaka Alam Tanjung Peropa, Moramo, Sulawesi Tenggara,  is a multilevel waterfall (cascade) which is beautiful with a height of about 100 meters.

From these heights, the water flows through the seven main levels. In addition to the seven main levels, there are also 60 small levels that also functions as a reservoir of water (a kind of pond water). Of the many pools, the only one that can be used for swimming, the pool located at the second level of the seven levels of the main waterfall

You have to walk as far as two kilometers from where the vehicle in the parking lot. Uniquely, this waterfall has a myth that is quite popular among the residents of Southeast Sulawesi, where it is said this is where the nymphs bathing. If you want to visit this waterfall you can do a 1.5 hour drive from Kendari by private car or rental car.

4. Curug Sewu

The last waterfall like Niagara Falls is Waterfall Sewu or more popularly called Curug Sewu. Waterfall Curugsewu has a distinctive and unique compared to other waterfall, with a total height of 70 meters consisting of 3 waterfall, each of which has a height of 45 meters, 15 meters and 20 meters. Curug Sewu traveler can encounter in the village Curugsewu, District Patean, Kendal regency, Central Java. Different from other waterfalls in this list, in this area there are substations of view that allows a traveler to see the waterfall from the top.

Curug Sewu region is also equipped with a playground, zoo and swimming pools. You could say these tourist areas have been managed well. Access was fairly easy because most trusted traveler can use a private vehicle or public transportation to get to the location. The route from Semarang, you can go to Sukorejo then proceed to the attraction Curug Sewu.


Saturday, May 30, 2015

World's Shortest River in Indonesia

Africa's Nile River is the longest river in the world. The river runs along 6650 kilometers. If the Nile became the longest river in the world, which then streams the shortest river in the world?

Apparently the answer can be found in the village Tamborasi, District Wolo, Kolaka, Southeast Sulawesi Province. Tamborasi village flanked by mountains Tamborasi and biting in the Gulf of Bone, deserve when this village inspired the charming landscape.

Tamborasi river only extends along 20 meters, shorter than the Ombla in Croatia (30 meters) which was recorded as the shortest river version of Wikipedia. Also shorter than the River Roe in the United States (60 meters) as the shortest river in the world that is recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records.

With a very short distance and has a width of about 15 meters, Tamborasi not look like a river, but more like a small lake. The flow of water is the one reinforce that this is indeed a river. River water Tamborasi clear green and quiet glance looks like a lake. However, this water is actually flowing so that it can be regarded as a river. Upstream the river is directly related to the sea.

Panorama Tamborasi more beautiful when the trees hedged. On the other hand, the river is directly adjacent to the sand and beach Tamborasi. Thus, if visiting here you have two options for swimming pools, the River Tamborasi or Tamborasi Beach.

Interestingly, the two springs have different temperatures. The river water is cold and warmer coastal waters. Sometimes the coral reefs was seen when the water receded coast. This natural baths, a family tourist destination, very crowded when the feast.

If you are lucky, endemic animals such as the woolly monkey gold and several species of sea birds will be found around the River Tamborasi.

There is a myth born in Tamborasi River. It is said that when visitors can tie a rope to the tree roots at the edge of the river, the locals believe that the match will come or relationship will be harmonious.

World's Largest Lotus Lake in Indonesia

Flores Island in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) is famous for its various lakes. There are three color lakes Flores in Ende, there is an active volcanic lake as the Lake Sano Nggoang. There is even a lake Ranamese included in the Nature Park (TWA) Ruteng is located on the roadside Transflores Borong-Ruteng.

Furthermore, there is a lake in the village Pota, District Sambirampas, East Manggarai district that is very different from the other lakes. The lake is Lake Rana Tonjong which is a lake lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) giant the second largest in the world after a similar lake in India.

In the dialect of East Manggarai, 'shutter' means lake and 'Tonjong' means lotus. The lake is already hundreds of years old. Around the lake there are rice fields belonging to the community Pota. In fact, this lotus flower can bloom depends on water coming into the lake.

This lake has an area of ​​2.5 hectares, which is always blooming in April-June every year. Even lotus seeds can be eaten by local people for curing various diseases. The protein content of lotus seed is very high. Residents around the lake is derived from Village residents Pota always take the fruit to be eaten even school children also eat fruit lotus.

The foreign and domestic tourists already know the month of blossoming lotus so that every year they visit Pota to see the uniqueness and beauty of the lotus second largest in the world. They usually come from Labuan Bajo or come from Maumere carried by guides on the island of Flores.

Monday, May 25, 2015

The Benign Snake Island

Thus Snake Island Bima People call it, because maybe the island is only inhabited by a bunch of benign snakes that does not bother residents. What is interesting is not actually because of the many snakes or absence of people who want to stay on the island which is approximately an area of 500 m2, but more because of the snakes is different from the general serpent in Bima Regions. These snakes are looking for food in the sea and resting on top of the island in between the cracks of rocks or hanging on the cliffs, then make the appeal of this island.

This island a habitat for a population of sea snakes with a unique color combination of black and white silver with glossy. This snake is a benign snake and friendly to tourists who visit it. Snake island can be reached with a travel time of about 45 minutes drive from the city of Bima using ground transportation.

The snakes at the Snake Island according to the locals is a type of sea snake. Anyone knows that sea snakes including highly poisonous snakes. Judging from its physical characteristics, the snake is shaped like a sea snake. flat tail like a fish's tail, white color silver and shiny black. When held not slippery at all as befits the snakes on the ground. Her skin was rough and finned like fish. Although wild life, they are very docile and friendly towards visitors. When held they did not bite or twisted.

Visited tourist attraction? Snake Island? you are also presented with the beauty of Bima sea. From Sangiang volcano, this island looked stood firm. The peak is always shrouded in mist.

In the legend, the island of snakes is the incarnation of the Portuguese ships were stranded in the waters of Wera. Snakes are the incarnation of the passengers and crew ship. While the two Cambodian tree that grows on both sides of the island is the incarnation of the Portuguese ship masts.

Although it is a legend, but the Snake Island is increasingly known to the world. Many local and foreign tourists who visit the island. Local government should immediately arrange this island, build roads, such facilities brugak-brugak in the seaside village of Pai for rent to visitors and would be a source of revenue for the Region, they are very docile and friendly towards visitors. When held they did not bite or twisted.


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