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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)