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15 October 2011

Kuta Beach - Bali: Sun Bathing and Sunset Beach

Kuta is located in southern Bali that one of the famous tour destination. In the past this location was village of Bali fisherman and then with development of Indonesia tourism especially in Bali, the local resident was begun rent their house as a lodging.

map of legian bali
Legian - Kuta Bali
Now , kuta has developed become famous especially tourist from many country, they came to refreshing, vacation, surfing, just want to watch the sunset, and event sunbathe lie in white sand to make their skin tan. You can find attraction such as Water bom Bali, Bali Slingshot and Bungy Jumping. If you want to visit kuta don’t worry about resort or hotel, because in there you can find many of resort and hotel easily, about the price you can choose suitable your budget.

sunset in kuta beach
Amazing sunset
sun bathing, kuta, bali

The main activities that can be done at Kuta beach is the sunbathing, surfing, and enjoying the beauty of the sunset. You can sunbathe from morning to evening in Kuta beach. Kuta beach sunset is very beautiful.

map of kuta bali
Kuta - Legian Map
How to get there?
From the airport could use a taxi or motorcycle taxi. Try to bid in order to get the best price. But, if you you have reserved a hotel room in Kuta area, there is no harm if you walk to the hotel. To be sure this way is cheaper than using a taxi or rent a car. 

Where will you stay?
There are so many hotels or lodging in Bali from cheap hotels to 5 star hotel, please select themselves in accordance with the budget and facilities that you want. If you love the beach you can stay at hotels in Kuta or Legian. All you notice is the fund, if you you have unlimited funds Please select a hotel near the beach. But if your fund barely then the best option is the Poppies lane.

So, enjoy your holiday

10 October 2011

Bali Travel Tips

Below is a list of travel tips for anyone who has never traveled to Bali before. I hope this information will assist you in being prepared and make sure you have an enjoyable holiday on the island of gods.

Bedugul Bali
  1. Prepare U.S. $ 25 per person for the visa. You pay for this on arrival at Denpasar's Ngurah Rai International Airport and allows you to stay in Bali for a maximum of 30 days.

  1. Try not to bring too many clothes. You do not have to worry about lack of a change of clothes. Clothing in Bali is very cheap and I make sure that your luggage will be more severe when the home. Toiletries etc., can be purchased at the Mini Mart on the contrary bring personal items for women and sunscreen is quite expensive in Bali.

  2. Bring a map or ask questions at the travel agency. While there are now GPS, but not all places in Bali GPS excluded. So better bring a map so you do not get lost.

  3. Make sure you go to an Authorised Money Changer or if necessary change your money in the bank, do not hand over your money until you have counted the money they have given you and make sure you get a receipt.

  4. Bring cash, credit cards will not help much as most places in Bali does not serve the credit card. If you decide to withdraw cash at ATM, maximum withdrawal is IDR 1,200,000 (USD 133). 

  5. No need to worry about accommodation. Bali provides a wealth of accommodation ranging from cheapest to most expensive, the choice is up to match you with your vacation budget.

  6. No need to worry about transportation. Bali there are also rental bikes and cars with a fairly cheap price. Simply by IDR 50000-200000 you can visit attractions around Bali. The requirement is also not hard enough to leave a copy of your ID card and pay in advance an agreed tariff.

  7. You should always offer any transaction, whatever it is. Bargaining at the lowest possible price or bargain for half the price, you should get a maximum of 75% of the initial price. A little advice from me, if the seller does not seem to agree a plea bargain, to pretend no longer interested in the stuff and leave the seller, the seller about three steps it will call you and agree with your bid. This suggestion is almost certainly succeed to any place in Indonesia.

  8. No need to worry about eating outside the restaurant, so much good food outside the restaurant with cheaper prices. No need to doubt about the hygienic, Balinese food is very tasty and of course spicy enough for your tongue like most of Indonesia's famous food full of flavor and spicy.

  9. If you get lost do not be ashamed to ask, bali people can speak english well, they will kindly help you. Not only free, but you will get a bonus of a sincere smile of the Balinese people.

  10. You will not get the goods of modern and sophisticated in Bali. Holidays in bali like going back to nature and back into the past. You will get a natural atmosphere and traditional in Bali. Attractions dance and arts are very dominating in Bali. Of course the most famous beaches.

That's all tips and information about Bali from me. Please come to Bali and you will feel in another world you've never encountered anywhere in the world. But Indonesia is not only Bali, many places in Indonesia are more cool and unique than in Bali.

09 July 2011

Dive in Raja Ampat: the blue paradise of Indonesia

Raja Ampat Islands is 10 best waters for diving sites around the world 
This makes 75% of the world's coral species in Raja Ampat. None of the places with the same area has a number of coral species as much as this.
Best diving raja ampat indonesia
Raja Ampat Islands
If you're looking for the coolest and best diving, Raja Ampat is the answer. This islands have anything you want, crystal eyes waters, best coral, year-round sunshine, dive resort, etc.
diving in raja ampat
The Raja Ampat Islands is a series of four adjacent islands and is located in the western part of the Bird's Head (Vogelkoop) Papua Island. Administratively, this group is under the Raja Ampat regency, West Papua Province. The islands are now a destination for divers who are interested in the beauty of underwater scene. The four islands that became members named by the four largest islands, namely Waigeo Island, Misool Island, Salawati Island, and Island Batanta.
diving raja ampat islands
Raja Ampat Islands
Raja Ampat Islands waters according to various sources, is one of the 10 best waters for diving sites around the world. In fact, it may also be recognized as number one for the completeness of underwater flora and fauna at this time.

The Raja Ampat Islands is located on the westernmost tip of Papua Island, about 50 miles northwest of Sorong, has the best reef areas in Indonesia. Approximately 450 species of coral had been identified during the two weeks of research in the area.
A team of experts from Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy, and National Institute of Oceanography (LON) Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) have done a quick assessment in 2001 and 2002. The result, they noted in these waters there are more than 540 hard coral species (75% of the total species in the world), more than 1,000 species of reef fish, 700 species of molluscs, and the highest record for gonodactyloid stomatopod crustaceans. This makes 75% of the world's coral species in Raja Ampat. None of the places with the same area has a number of coral species as much as this.
diveresortThere are several areas of coral reefs are still very good condition with the percentage of live coral cover by 90%, namely in the Dampier Strait (the strait between P. Batanta and P. Waigeo), Kofiau Islands, Islands and South East Misool Wayag Islands. Types of coral reefs in Raja Ampat is generally fringing reef with gentle slope to steep contour. But it also found the type of atoll and the type of scorched or taka. In some places, such as village Saondarek, when the lowest tides, coral reefs can be seen without a dive and with his own adaptation, these reefs can still be alive despite being in the open air and direct sunlight.

Eviota King
Unique species that can be found at the diving is some kind of dwarf sea horses, wobbegong, and manta stingrays. There are also endemic fish Raja Ampat, namely Eviota king, which is a kind of fish gobbie. At Manta Point supernal Arborek Dampier straits, you can dive in the company of some tail Manta Ray is benign like when you dive in Derawan Islands, East Kalimantan. If you dive at Cape Kri or Chicken Reef, you can be surrounded by thousands of fish. Sometimes a collection of tuna, giant trevallies and snappers. But those tense when we are surrounded by a collection of barracuda fish, even though it's relatively harmless (which is dangerous if we see barracudas solitary or alone). Reef sharks are also frequently seen, and with luck you can also see the turtles were still eating the sponge, or swim around you. In some places, such as Salawati, Batanta and Waigeo also seen Dugong or sea cow.

How to get there
Visiting these islands is not too difficult although it takes considerable time and cost. We can use the airlines from Jakarta to Sorong via Manado during the 6 hour flight. From Sorong-town big enough and quite complete facilities for exploring the Raja Ampat Islands, there are two options, take a tour by boat or stay in the resort pinisi Papua Diving. Although most tourists who come to Raja Ampat is currently the divers, in fact this location is attractive also for non-divers as well as tourists have white sandy beaches are very beautiful, the island chain-nan stunning karst islands and unique endemic flora and fauna like paradise red, paradise Wilson, maleo Waigeo, various parrots and Nuri, couscous Waigeo, as well as various types of orchids.


there are many resorts and cottages in the Raja Ampat Islands, for example on the Misool island there is Misool Eco Resort which provides various facilities and services that make you comfortable and enjoy the holiday. Or the other resorts like Waigo resort and Mayalibit natural resort, so choose your own liking.

happy holiday and welcome to Indonesia

10 June 2011

Travel tips: Do's and Don'ts in Indonesia

Indonesia has some of the traditions and customs and it is best if you know them before. Some of them are:

Although shaking hands is considered appropriate between men and women, remember that some Muslim women prefer to introduce themselves to men by nodding his head, smiled, and clasped their hands without physical contact.

Traditionally, when you greet someone, use both hands when shaking, without grasping.

Shoes must be taken from before entering the home or place of worship like mosques.

Usually drinks offered to guests. It is polite to accept.

When eating, receiving or giving something, always use your right hand. The right index finger should not be used to indicate places, things or people. Use right hand thumb and finger fold is left to more polite.

Taking photos of a house of worship is allowed, but permission must be asked first if possible, especially if you want to take pictures of the interior.

Most Muslims in Indonesia do not consume alcoholic beverages and pork.

Therefore, the tradition of proposing a toast to honor someone is generally not known.


Plan your budget and choose your destination carefully. Indonesia is a large-area each have their own habits and possibilities. For example, if you plan to have some adventure in the rugged terrain, are encouraged to come in the dry to rainy season might make your muddy road.
Make sure you find as much information as possible about Indonesia, especially regarding visas.

Having enough ready cash, usually U.S. $ are preferred. This can easily be exchanged at airports, hotels, banks or money changers leading. Customs may ask you to show how much money you carry.

Dress enough. If you are female, make sure you dress accordingly. minimal clothing in public places, saved from the beach and swimming pool, can guarantee the unwanted attention.

08 June 2011

Mentawai Tattoos: The World's Oldest Tattoos

In the sidelines of your surfing activity, try to go into the inland Mentawai and interact with indigenous tribes or another sensation with Mentawai tattoos in your body. According to the record's Ady Rosa, 48, a lecturer of Fine Arts, State University of Padang, West Sumatra, Egypt's tattoos is a 1300 BC. According to the fine arts masters, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), the Mentawai people are tattooing their bodies since coming to the west coast of Sumatra. Proto Malay nation was coming from mainland Asia (Indochina), the Metal Age, 1500 BC-500 BC.

This is adequate prove that the Mentawai tattoos is the world's oldest tattoos. Mentawai people call tattoos with the word titi. 

07 June 2011

Surf In Mentawai Islands, Indonesia

If you have plans to visit to Indonesia don't forget to carrying your surfboard because Indonesia has a lot of surf destinations. Bali is a very popular surf destination in Indonesia even one of in the world.

03 June 2011

Sumatran Tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae)

Sumatran tiger is an endangered animal because it is only inhabited in the Sumatran rain forest. Sumatran tiger is one of six sub-species of tigers that still survive today and are included in the classification of critical wildlife threatened with extinction (critically endangered) in the red list of threatened species released by the IUCN World Conservation Institute.
Panthera tigris sumatrae

01 June 2011

Orangutan - Man's Cousin

Orangutans are endangered species and only life on two Indonesian islands, Sumatra and Borneo. Even so, Sumatran Orangutan is different from Borneo Orangutan. Studies stated that the orangutan has a close family with humans at the level of kingdom Animalia, where the orangutan has a DNA similarity rate of 96.4%. So orangutan is our cousin, right?? hahahha :D

Sumatran Orangutan (Pongo abelii)

p. abelii

The Best Swimming Pool in Bali

Have you ever heard of Bali? If you have plans to visit Bali and are still confused to find accommodation. I have some cool accommodation (I do not get paid to write this :(....), but yeah never mind.

But wait a minute I was not about the villa, resort, hotel, or what, the topic is a swimming pool. Stop strings attached, watch this:)

Ubud Hanging Gardens (Desa Buahan, Payangan Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia, 80571)

31 May 2011

Gunung Leuser National Park - part 1

Gunung Leuser National Park is located in the district Southeast Aceh, district Aceh Selatan, district Singkil Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam and District Langkat, North Sumatra Province. The geographical locationis on  2 ° 50 '- 4 ° 10 ' N, 96 ° 35 '​​- 98 ° 30' E and located at an altitude of 0-3381 m above sea level.

Gunung Leuser National Park is a representative type of coastal forest ecosystems, and lowland tropical rain forests up to mountain range. Almost the entire area is covered by dipterocarp forest thick with several rivers and waterfalls. There are rare plants and typical that is a giant umbrella leaf (Johannesteijsmannia altifrons), Raflesia flower (Rafflesia atjehensis and R. micropylora) and Rhizanthes zippelnii which is the largest flower with a diameter of 1.5 meters. In addition, there is a unique plant, ara or plant strangler.

Saman Dance - Videos

Saman Dance is one of popular dances from Indonesia. Saman dance also known as dance of thousand hands origin is from Gayo ethnic group and its normally performed to celebrate important events in the indigenous.
Saman Dance

09 May 2011

Tips to Estimating Travel Budget

To estimate the budget, we first have to divide the budget into three major criteria: Transportation, Accommodation, and Food. Please note that this is still beyond the cost of travel documents (such as passports, visas, etc.).

Transportation budget includes airfare and transportation in the city. Usually I find the entire transportation cost estimate in advance the following way:
  1. First of all transport ticket price (all the selected vehicle), can be checked via the Internet. No need to book directly, which is important to know the price first.
  2. Then do not forget to look for information about transportation alternatives that might fall will be cheaper than a plane.
  1. First collect info from the internet, whichever is appropriate lodging our budget. For example I want to walk to Kuta, then I usually googling: "cheap lodging in Kuta" or "recommended hostels in Kuta". Note that I use two kinds of languages​​, is to seek opinions of local tourists and foreign tourists.
  2. Or the other way, looking through the website hostels online booking service providers, such as,, and the like. Here we can choose a hostel to suit our needs. Then totalkan accommodation costs, adjusted for how many days we stayed.
This includes food and beverage and snacks while on the road. Budget meal should we specify. Usually I limit roughly Rp 50,000 a day includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.

But it also depends on which our country will go, better looking more info about the cost of daily living in the place we are headed. One example of the estimated cost of living in various countries could look at the "Budget Travel Costs of 94 Cities around the World" by Go Budget Travel.

After the three primary budget we managed to get, now we have to find info about the cost of making the required documents (if you plan to go abroad). If you do not want to bothered, you can contact the travel agency to get tourist information.

30 March 2011

Iboih Marine Park

Iboih is a coastal tourist area in the town of Sabang, Pulau Weh, NAD. Besides Iboih, Gapang Beach also a favorite area for recreation. Enchantment in Iboih wonderful scenery as it is open sea waters flanked by the Straits of Malacca and the Indian Ocean.

27 February 2011

Iboih Beach - Paradise in The Western Tip of Indonesia

The word will not beating the visual, just enjoy it !!!!

For more information, please click here or here

27 January 2011

Visiting Kilometer Zero of Indonesia

Kilometre "zero" (0) the western part of Indonesia in the area of ​​Ujung Ba `U, Kota Sabang, Aceh.

kilometer zero of Indonesia, Sabang Weh island Indonesia
Monument kilometre "Zero" is a building with a height of 22.5 meters circular barred. Part monument was painted white and the top of the circle narrows as the drill bit.

23 January 2011

Selamat Datang di Nusantara

Nusantara is another word for mentions of Indonesia. Nusantara is a term used to describe the archipelago stretching from Sumatra to Papua. This word was first recorded in Middle Javanese literature (the 12th century until the 16th), to illustrate the concept of state adopted Majapahit

Indonesia's territory consists of land and sea. Indonesia has 13,000 islands, either already given a name or no name. Indonesia has five major islands, Papua, Borneo, Sumatra, Java, and Celebes.

01 January 2011

Aceh Tourism Information

  1. Tourism Office
  2. Hotel and Accommodation - click to download - pdf
  3. Travel Agency - click to download - pdf
  4. Maps - click image to enlarge
    Banda Aceh tourism map
    Sabang Tourism map