31 Desember 2008

Kuta Beach Bali

Kuta start known when traders from Denmark to open trade offices here. Trade relations between the representatives involved in trade with the original population and growing very rapidly.

New start in 1930 a pair of husband and wife origin California United States is very impressed with the beauty of the Kuta beach that time is not touchable human intervention, alias still natural. Kuta Beach Hotel is the first hotel that stands in this area, but I have to be closed because of the Japanese invade island of Bali at the time. In 1960 when many tourists who have to stop in Australia in Bali for a trip to Europe, the more famous Kuta start again. In its development, the more interesting areas of Kuta visit the tourists not only from Australia, but also from many other parts of the world.

Stand fast with the various hotels along the coastal area of Kuta. Usually hotels dikawasan this international or at least an international hotel group. From the beginning of the end of the Kuta beach there is a B each Inna Kuta Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Mercure Hotel, etc.. Also stands a very comfortable lodging a stylish boutique resort that is KulKul Nature Boutique Resort.

Time in the most bustling Kuta beach kawansan is in the afternoon or at sunset (sunset). All foreign tourists whether local or gathered into one here. Moreover, there are special moments, moments in the country, such as school holidays, vacation Lebaran Idul Fitri holidays or new year, can be ascertained that the crowd becomes.

In Kuta beach visitors can make surfing or surfing, playing soccer, playing kites, rebahan just in the warm beach sand, or wash the eyes see the bule sunbathing tourists. If interested in the service cowlick hair or making temporary tattoo, it can also be obtained at this beach.


Borobudur temple

Who do not know Borobudur temple? Buddhist temple has a relief of 1460 and 504 Buddhist stupa in the complex. Millions of people sign to visit the buildings included in the Wonder World Heritages this. Not surprisingly, for the architectural and function as a place of worship, Borobudur is enticing.

Borobudur was built by King Samaratungga, one of the kings of the Ancient Kingdom of Mataram, the descendant of Sailendra dynasty. Based on the inscription Kayumwungan, an Indonesian named reveal that Hudaya Kandahjaya Borobudur is a place of worship is completed on May 26 824, almost one hundred years since the beginning of construction. Borobudur own name, according to some people means a terraced mountain-terrace (budhara), while some others said that Borobudur means monastery, located in the high places.

Borobudur-shaped building punden berundak consists of 10 levels. 42 meters high before the renovated and 34.5 meters because of the level renovated after the bottom used as a backstop. Six levels below the square-shaped and three levels above form a circle and the highest level in the form of a Buddhist stupa to the west. Each level symbolizing the stages of human life. According mahzab Mahayana Buddhism, every person who wants to reach the level of Buddha must through every level of life is.

The base of Borobudur, called Kamadhatu, symbolizing the human appetite is still tied. Four levels of above mentioned Rupadhatu symbolizing the human has been able to free themselves from the militancy but still bound appearance and form. At the level of the Buddha statue is placed open. Meanwhile, three levels above where the Buddha placed in a stupa called holey Arupadhatu, symbolizing man has been freed from lust, shapes and forms. The top of the Arupa called symbolizing nirvana, where the Buddha stayed.

Each level has a beautiful reliefs that show how advanced the author. Relief will be read in runtut when you walk clockwise (the left of the entrance of the temple). In reliefnya Borobudur tells a story about a very melegenda, the Ramayana. In addition, there is also a relief that describe the conditions at that time. For example, about the relief activities of the farmers who reflect on the progress of the agriculture system and relief when the ship is a representation of the progress of the voyage time is centered in Bergotta (Plymouth).

Overall relief of the Borobudur temple reflects the teachings of the Buddha. Therefore, this temple could be used as a media education for those who want to learn the teachings of Buddha. YogYES invites you to circumnavigate the narrow alleys of Borobudur in order to understand the philosophy of Buddhism. Atisha, a budhis Indian origin in the century to 10, had visited the temple which was built 3 centuries before Angkor Wat in Cambodia and 4 centuries before the Great Cathedral in Europe this.

Owing to visit Borobudur and script Drawing from the teachings of Buddha Serlingpa (one of the king of the Kingdom of Sriwijaya), Atisha able to develop the teachings of Buddha. He became head of a monastery Vikramasila and instruct people on how to practice the Tibetan Dharma. Six of the script Serlingpa also summarized into a core teachings called "The Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment" or better known by the name Bodhipathapradipa.

One of the questions now unsolved Borobudur is about how the conditions around the temple when the temple was built and why it found the circumstances terkubur. Some say Borobudur originally stood dikitari swamps and hidden because the eruption of Merapi. Basically, the inscription is Kalkutta titled 'Amawa' means sea of milk. Then the word is interpreted as lava Merapi. Some others say the cold lava buried Borobudur Merapi.

With all the grandeur and mystery that is, when many reasonable people of all penjru Borobudur enter the world as a place that must be visited in his life. In addition to the temple, you can also go around the villages around Borobudur, such as Fleet and Wanurejo to see the activities of citizens to make handicrafts. You can also go to the top Kendil people can look to the panorama from the top of Borobudur. What are you waiting for? No need to worry earthquake May 27, 2006, because of Borobudur is not affected at all.


30 Desember 2008

Batam Island

Batam have been developed since the early 1970s as a logistics and operational base for oil industry and gas by Pertamina. Then, based on President Degree No. 41 of 1973, development of Batam to trust the government agency called the Industrial Development Authority Batam lebigh or known to the Batam Authority.

The development of Batam into several periods. The first period of the year 1971-1976 period, known by the name of preparation that is led by Dr.Ibnu Sutowo. The second is a period of consolidation period (1976-1978) led by Prof.Dr.JB.Sumarlin, then is Peride Infrastructure Development Facility and Investment held for 20 years. Namely years 1978-1998, which diketuai Prof.Dr.BJ. Habibie next Leadership held by JE Habibie namely maret months until July 1998. This period is known by the name of Infrastructure Development and Investment Continued. Then, since 1998 until now, under the leadership of Abdullah called Ismeth Period Development Infrastructure Development and Investment Continued with greater attention to the welfare of the people and improving the investment climate.

In order to implement the vision and mission to develop Batam, the dibangunlah insfrastruktur modern international berstandar and various other facilities, so that when the
tourism demand, and able to compete with similar Asian-Pacific region.

No progress has been achieved, such as various field tersediannya business that is able to accommodate the work force comes from almost all regions in the country. So also with the amount of revenue from the central maupaun time kewaktu increased. This is not because maraknya caused by industrial activity, trade, over when and pariwisataan didaerah. However, as a growing area, Batam also does not escape from the emergence of various social problems.

Therefore, the development of refining in Batam island is in progress, the development at this time focused kepadakesejahteraan people run the program with social development. This is expected to overcome the various problems that arise as social eksternalitas of negative development that has occurred over 30 years.

Senggigi Beach-Elok Nan Indah Beach on the island of Lombok

Senggigi Beach, which is located in the north of the hall, is the most popular beaches and is known for beauty. The beach is located 12 kilometers from the western sea in Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), Lombok, the spread is almost 10 km along with the spread of white sand that seems to obsess over you to sit for a moment and forget all your life routines, traffic density city , Breathe fresh air and enjoy the scenery with sea water that blue tint green and enjoy the beautiful sunset at the beach Rose.

How to Achieve Regional This
There are several alternatives to achieve the Senggigi Beach, namely:

- From Bali; Arrive in Port Sheet, you can directly go to the beach by using the bus Rose 3 / 4 or charter a car with other passengers.

- From Jakarta and other big cities; Arrive at the airport, you can catch a taxi that will lead to the hotel where you stay.

- From Ampenan, you can catch Bemo available starting at 06.00 am and 06.30 PM to approximately Rp. 1500 majors Ampenan-Rose, or Rose-Ampenan

Overnight place
Senggigi Beach in the vicinity, there are many lodging options that can be tailored to your needs. Start from the hotel, resort, hotel lodging to jasmine. Some places that stay can be an alternative is the Holiday Inn, the OBEROI, Sheraton Senggigi, Jasmine Cottage Two, Pool Villa Club, Panorama Cottage, and others.

Along the coastline, a line restaurants that provide various types of specialty Lombok and other types of cuisine. During his time in Lombok, do not forget to taste Chicken Taliwang and Plecing Kangkung.

If you want to hem in Senggigi beach, but do not want to quickly tired, you can catch cidomo "special transportation NTB by animal horse. Or you can also beset with a beach walk.
What Can You See Or Do
Many of the activities that you can do here, such as swimming, canoeing, diving, snorkelling or just sunbathing and enjoy the scenery.

Fruit Hand
Along the coastline Rose, there are many souvenir shops that offer goods such as handicrafts typical Lombok paintings, handicrafts, woven cloth Lombok, pearl jewelry and others.


- Do not forget to bring your sun block and bring extra clothing.

- Do not forget to bring your swimming suit.

-When you swim, please be careful because there are many coastal coral reefs.

28 Desember 2008

Mataram Island

Mataram is the capital of West Nusa Tenggara Province and is the largest city on the island of Lombok. Mataram is a combination of four smaller cities, namely Ampenan which is a port area; Mataram as the central government; Cakranegara as the area of trade and Bertais
who have transportation terminals.
To-four regions are connected by a main road that cross from west to east. Starting from the customs office at Jl Ampenan then cross to the east into Jl Yos Sudarso, Jl Langko, Jl Jl Pejanggik happened next to the
Bertais. Transportation facilities are available in the city of Mataram, the form of land transportation, air and the Sea. Around the city can do in using various vehicles in a traditional cidomo used to travel near the wine. Tourists will visit the city Martaram can be done with the sea transportation through the Port Sheet located in West Lombok regency the West Sea city of Mataram. The port connecting the island of Bali and Lombok. Tourists who visit the Mataram can make the normal conduct Ferry crossing once a day.

Object tourism in the city of Mataram, among others, this is the Pura westhampton
faced with the Water Palace on Jl Mayura happened next year, which was built in 1720 and is one of Bali's oldest Hindu temple in Lombok Island. Pura location in the middle of this city Cakranegara, accessible, many public vehicles and close to the hotel, good hotels and hotel Melati. This temple was built by a prince from Children Agung Bali called Made Reef as an effort to unify the various small kingdoms in the Lombok when. Pura also become a symbol of the universe and reverence to the three main deity of the Hindu religion Brahma, Vishnu and Syiwa.

In the temple, there is a page in the building in which there is tetabuhan wood that will be beaten to call or invite people of various activities such as religious ceremonies or cultural festival, which is usually held every June

Administratively, the NTB beribukota in Mataram, and consists of 7 (seven) and District 2 (two) city, each 4 (four) District / City is located on the island of Lombok and five (5) District / City is located on the island of Sumbawa.


The city is the capital of Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara Province, once the capital city of Mataram, the government consists of three sub-districts, namely Ampenan subdistrict, district and subdistrict Cakranegara Mataram, and has 23 villages with the area of 6,130 ha, the total population of 303,441 people (based on 1999 population census ).

Transportsi facilities available in the city of Mataram, the form of land transportation, air and the Sea. Around the city can do in using various types of vehicles such as: public vehicle or vehicles traditional. Vehicles such as bemo in general use for around the city while the vehicle is in a traditional cidomo used to travel a short distance. The Travelers will visit the city Martaram can be done with the sea transportation through the Port Sheet located in West Lombok regency the West Sea city of Mataram. The port connecting the island of Bali and Lombok.

Tourists who visit the Mataram can take a regular Ferry penyebrangan do one day. To achieve Mataram can use the Public Transportation is available in Terminal Bertais Mandalika.

Mataram have air ports, namely: Airport happened next, which can didarati by aircraft - large aircraft such as the Fokker 28 and Boing 737. Penerbagan in the country by various persuhaan flight Airwys such as Garuda Indonesia, Merpati Nusantara Lion Air, Water and GT

Craft Villages
Runngkang located in the village Unfortunately - I Cakranegara district, about 4.5 km from the city of Mataram. This is the central place of the traditional craft has several showrooms in the patch through Koprasi "Pade Angen" Koprasi this is the pengerajin around. The goods - items such as the pasarkan antique chest, clack, sculptures, vessels, and products - other products made from wood, bone and horn.

Sindu and Saksari located in the village of North Cakra, Subdistrict Cakranegara, about 3 km crafts using wood, bone and subject to the goods - items such as rods cindramata carved, antique lamp, mask, glove and handle the keris, some key etc..

Sekarbela located in Karang Pule Neighborhood Mataram. Ampenan subdistrict, about 4 km from Mataram. This place is the center of the craft of gold and pearls, which can be in use as jewelry and cindramata.

Located dikelurahan Monjok, Subdistrict Mataram, about 1 km from the city center. Kamasan famous as a center of handicrafts such as gold and silver bracelet, necklace, cicin and other products made of pure gold and silver.


Granada Hotel Jl.Bung Karno No.8 Mataram Tel. 26015 2.
Hotel Handika Jl.Panca Business No.3 Mataram Tel. 33578
Hotel Cambodia Jl.W.R.Supratman no.10Mataram Tel. 22211
Hotel Kertayoga Jl.Pejanggik no.64 Mataram Tel 21775
Hotel Rinjani Jl.Catur Residents No.18 Mataram Tel. 31633
Calm hotel Jl.Catur Residents No.2 Mataram Tel. 23345
Hotel Chandra Jl.Panca Residents No.55 Mataram Tel. 23979
Sari order Mareja I Jl.Pariwisata No, 26 of Mataram, Tel. 21074
To Mareja Sari II Jl.Pariwisata no.9 Mataram, Tel. 21074
Giri Putri Jl.Catur Residents No.29 Mataram Tel. 23222
Wisma Nusantara I Jl.R.Suprapto No.28 Mataram, Tel.23492
Wisma Paradiso Jl.Angkasa no. 3 Mataram Tel. 22074
Graha Ayu Jl.Ismail Marzuki Mataram, Tel. 35697
Hut Tour Griya Arsy Jl.Pendidikan no.56 B Mataram, Tel. 33098
Arum Jaya Jl.Pura Pancaka No.27 Mataram, Tel.33098
Sayung Restaurant Jl.Bung Karno, Mataram. Tel. 22074

Borneo Island

Formerly known as Borneo, Kalimantan is the world's second largest island. The North and North-western part of the island are the East Malaysian state of Serawak and Sabah, with the newly independent state of Brunei Darusalam between them.

The rest of the island is part of Indonesia, divided into four provinces - East Kalimantan, West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan and South Kalimantan.

The tremendous outspread of jungles and wilderness, which are so rich in natural resources as timber, gas, oil and coal as well as scenic beauty - are comparable to that of a continent alone. Focal point for most visitors is the mighty Mahakam river, which meanders through thousands of kilometers through one of the worlds largest tropical rainforests, from its head water near the center of the island.The twenty main Dayak tribes - once feared as headhunters have their homes in this river basin, A remarkable varieties of plants and animals life including the famous fresh water dolphins which often accompany boats along the river make a visit to Kalimantan an enthralling venture to a different world. In year to come the Mahakam river trips are most likely to have a more modern outlook with modern crafts and all possible amenities. Unfortunately under such circumstances the Dayak village would have last their primitive charm, and a cliche scene of souvenirs shops would cluster along the riverside.

The time to take your Mahakam river trip is now...!! we hesitate to say that this tours are designed for the vigorous and adventurous visitors, but those taking these tours should be prepared for a degree of un-sophistication. River crafts have usually only one toilet on board, and sleeping accommodation is on the thin mattress, with blankets provided. If you are prepared to put up rith a little roughing up for a few days you will be guaranteed the adventure of your life time.

Tanjung Puting reserve, 415.050 hectares is situated in an ecologically diverse area of wetland, lowlands, swamp and hardwood rain forest. Borneo and Sumatra are the only places left in the world where Orang Utans (the man of the forest) still survive in their natural habitat.



Welcome to East Kalimantan, One of the Provinces in Indonesia often called "The Equatorial Pearl " because of its abundant natural wealth. The area also offers amazing natural beauty. By going along the river or trekking in the rain forest, I am inviting you learn about the remote world of the original culture of Dayak tribes and their life style as a harmonious unity with the surrounding nature in the hinterland .

We offer you an attractive adventure arrange through our tour packages with the concept of "Back To Nature" in mind, and you will be guided by our experienced guides. You will be able to obtain coloufull photographs but also you will have unforgettable deep impressions of your stay with us in Benua Etam Kalimantan.


West Kalimantan is bordered on the north by Serawak, East Malaysia, on the south by Java sea and Central Kalimantan and ranges east from the Natuna sea to meet the province of Central and Eastern Kalimantan. West Kalimantan, as one of the member of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philipina East Asean Growth Area ( BIMP-EAGA ) has rich potency and opportunities that can be offered to private sector for supporting the economic development of West Kalimantan.

A four Governor from 4 provinces in Kalimantan created deal among them and yielded agreement the they agree to construct Trans Kalimantan in order to connect their province. Although the connecting road is still inappropriate condition, those roads have already connected among the capital city. Trans Kalimantan has been offered by West Kalimantan to Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam. Indonesia ( West Kalimantan ), Malaysia ( Serawak and Sabah ) and Brunei Darussalam agree to construct the road which are connecting the country and named it "Pan Borneo Highway".


The town of Banjarmasin, the capital city of South Kalimantan is very charming place. It is cross by waterways. There is never end activity on the river. Overladen rice barges, almost awash are towed in snaky chains. There are hawker or merchant in their tiny sampan offering their ware such as fish, fowl, or fruit and vegetables of the garden. This unique floating market is one of the most interesting and colorful sigh of South Borneo. Everyday early in the morning, no later than 7 o'clock, unusual activity starts taking place on the floating market. The crust of the canal traffic, people selling, buying and those who just come to see it, all is traffic, and several traffic of 'water-polices' are seen a top launches trying to direct and keep the water traffic going.


Welcome to Central Kalimantan and Tanjung Putting National Park. This special part of Indonesia is of great fascination to all who visit the culture is the vast waterways. The flora and fauna are all interesting and worthwhile.

No where else on earth will one discover such a lovely and unique place by visiting Tanjung Putting National Park. You will bio diversity it and be captivated by nature stemming enriched by the spirit of the people of the region and those all remain substantially wild and nature. As the great apes, Orangutan are among human kind's closest living relative in the Animal Kingdom. And you will be entering the realm of pre historic wonder of nature.


27 Desember 2008

Java (island)

Most populated island of Indonesia, situated between Sumatra and Bali; area (with the island of Madura) 132,000 sq km/51,000 sq mi; population (with Madura; 2000 est) 118,230,300. The capital is jakarta (which is also the capital of Indonesia). The island is divided into three provinces: Jawa Tengah, Jawa Timur, and Jawa Barat, together with Jakarta Raya (the Jakarta metropolitan district). About half the island is under cultivation, the rest being thickly forested. Mountains and sea breezes keep the temperature down, but humidity is high, with heavy rainfall from December to March. Ports include Surabaya and Semarang. Java is crossed from east to west by a chain of mountains rising to 2,750 m/9,000 ft. Of these mountains, 112 are volcanic and 35 are active. Eruptions of Mount Merapi (2,911 m/9,551 ft) killed 1,300 people in 1930 and 64 people in 1994. The highest mountain, Semeru (3,676 m/12,060 ft), is in the east. The weathering of volcanic ash has given rise to fertile soils which has helped to produce a very productive agriculture. About 40% of the cultivated land consists of rice terraces, while major commercial crops include rubber, coffee, tea, sugar, quinine, tobacco, cacao, and timber. Mineral wealth includes petroleum, coal, tin, gold, and silver. Industries on the island at centres such as Jakarta, Bandung, and Surabaya are largely based on the processing of these agricultural and mineral products, with the addition of timber processing, chemicals, shipbuilding, and motor vehicle assembly. The population is predominantly Muslim, and includes people of Javanese, Sundanese, and Madurese origin, with differing languages. Read More ..

26 Desember 2008

Bali Island

Bali, a tropical island in the Indonesian archipelago, is so picturesque and immaculate it could almost be a painted backdrop. It has rice paddies tripping down hillsides like giant steps, volcanoes soaring up through the clouds, dense tropical jungle, long sandy beaches, warm blue water, crashing surf and friendly people who don't just have a culture but actually live it. In Bali spirits come out to play in the moonlight, every night is a festival and even a funeral is an opportunity to have a good time.

Bali Island, the perfect holiday destination for all ages offers something for everyone. This tropical paradise has a unique blend of modern tourist facilities combined with wonderful shopping and a rich past and heritage. The Balinese people are proud of having preserved their unique Hindu culture against the advance of Islam, the dominant religion throughout Indonesia. This is still reflected in day to day life and can be seen in the numerous ceremonies, Balinese festivals and magnificent temples and palaces. Some of the best surfing beaches in the world can be found on the western side of the island whilst conversely the eastern side is a wonderful haven for families, with beautiful white sand beaches and gentle seas.

Bali Island is a shopper's paradise particularly for casual and tailored clothing, locally made jewellery, handicrafts, antiques and artifacts. Leather ware is one of the unexpected local bargains with everything from handbags through to tailor made leather jackets and coats, all at unbelievable prices. In fact, prices are so inexpensive, you're sure to need more room in your suitcase! Try bargaining at the street markets of Kuta, Sanur of Nusa Dua or fixed price shopping at a Denpasar department store. Bali has it all.

For those that want to stay wet, Bali Island has world class scuba diving, snorkelling and wonderful day trips out to Nusa Penida for beach sports and coral viewing.

When the sun sets, the choices are still hard to make - a quiet romantic moon lit dinner or watch the spectacular Balinese Fire Dance or Kecak Dance. For those that want to party, Bali Island has it all with bars, discos and nightclubs.

As a truly international destination attracting visitors from all over the world, restaurants in Bali are extremely cosmopolitan yet inexpensive. Experience not only local delicacies like Nasi Goreng and Sate Campur but also Chinese, Malaysian, Japanese, Italian/European Greek, Moroccan and even Mexican cuisine. We must not forget Bali's wonderful seafood - local lobster at such prices that you will want to keep coming back for more.

For those more culturally inclined, Bali can offer the peace and tranquility of Ubud high in the hills; the spectacular Mother Temple at Besakih; the ancient capital of Bali, Singaraja and the floating palace at Ujung near the pretty beach area of Candi Dasa. The Scenery is nothing less than spectacular. Jungle, picturesque hillside rice terraces and the awesome magnificence of Kintamani Volcano.

The more active, wanting a break from the idyllic beaches, can experience wonderful golf courses in the mountains at Bedugul and beachside at Nusa Dua, the thrill of white water rafting or kayaking down the beautiful Ayung River; mountain cycling amid scenery you will never forget and organized rice paddy and jungle treks to see the side of Bali most tourists never encounter.

Bali Island, a truly international destination, offers every standard of accommodation ranging from charming yet modest bungalow style hotels in lush tropical gardens for the budget minded through to arguably amongst the most exclusive and sophisticated hotels in the world!


Indonesian language

Indonesia (Bahasa Indonesia') is the official national language of Indonesia. It is based on a version of Malay from the Riau islands in western Indonesia. It was first declared the official language with the declaration of Indonesian independence in 1945, following the 1928 unifying-language declaration in the Indonesian Youth Pledge.

Almost 100% of Indonesia's 240 million inhabitants speak the language and it is one of most widely spoken languages in the world.[1] Most Indonesians, aside from speaking the national language, are often fluent in another regional language or local dialect (examples include Minangkabau, Sundanese, Javanese and Balinese) that are commonly used at home and within the local community. Most formal education, as well as nearly all national media and other forms of communication, are conducted in Indonesian. In East Timor, which was annexed as an Indonesian province from 1975 to 1999, the Indonesian language is recognised by the constitution as one of two working languages (the other is English, alongside the official languages of Tetum and Portuguese).

The Indonesian name for the language is Bahasa Indonesia (lit. "the language of Indonesia"). This term can sometimes still be found in written or spoken English. In addition, the language is sometimes referred to as "Bahasa" by English speakers, though this simply means "language" and thus is also not an official term for the Indonesian language.