Sumatran Rip Viper
Sumatran Rip Viper, in Kerinci Seblat National Park, Jambi. The park area includes a large part of the Barisan mountain
range, including the highest peak in Sumatra, Mount Kerinci (3,805 m). The park includes hot springs, rivers with
rapids, caves, scenic waterfalls and the highest caldera lake in Southeast Asia - Lake Gunung Tujuh. The park is home to diversity of
flora and fauna. Over 4,000 plant species grow in the park area, including the world's largest flower, Rafflesia arnoldi, and the
tallest flower, Titan Arum. The fauna include Sumatran Tigers, Sumatran Rhinoceros, Sumatran elephants, Bornean Clouded
Leopard, Malayan Tapir, Malay Sun Bear, vipers and 370 bird species.
Cuttlefish in Banda Sea
Cuttlefish in Banda Sea, Maluku. The Banda Sea lies more or less in the middle of the sprawling mass of islands that comprise
Indonesia, lapping the shores of Sulawesi to the east, Alor to the south and with Irian Jaya to the west. It is little wonder that the
Banda region is considered one of the finest dive destinations on the world.
It is generally considered by those in the know to be the big fish and fish volume capital of Indonesia. If you join a liveaboard
cruise in the area you can expect to see practically anything there.
Bira Beach, South Sulawesi. About 190km southeast from Makassar, tiny Bira is an unassuming group of wooden homes 4km
north of BIRA Beach , also known as Paloppalakaya Bay, where the blindingly white sand is fringed by heaps of tourist
accommodation. Shallow water off the beach is safe for swimming, ending in a coral wall dropping into the depths about
150m from shore. Snorkellers can see turtles and manta rays here, with exciting diving deeper down featuring strong
currents, cold water and big sharks.
Kecak dance from Bali. Kecak or Ketjak or Ketjack or even Ketiak, a form of Balinese music drama, originated in the 1930s and is
performed primarily by men. Also known as the Ramayana Monkey Chant, the piece, performed by a circle of 100 or more performers
wearing checked cloth around their waists, percussively chanting quot;cakquot;, and throwing up their arms, depicts a battle from the
Ramayana where monkeys help Prince Rama fight the evil King Ravana. However, Kecak has roots in sanghyang, a trance-inducing
Toraja Karst Mountains
Toraja Karst Mountains, South Sulawesi. South Sulawesi is known for the Torajan people that inhabits Tana Toraja. Tana Toraja is also
known not only for unique culture of Torajan people, but also by its beautiful landscape - high lushy mountains yet huge karst hills.
Sam Poo Kong Temple
Sam Poo Kong Temple, Semarang, Central Java. The uniqueness of the temple is related to its history which involved the Great
Admiral from China, Cheng Ho at the 14th-16th century. Cheng Ho, also called Zheng He, was a Chinese Muslim admiral and
explorer whose voyages throughout the world 600 years ago have been discussed in many quarters. Sam Poo Kong is the only
Chinese temple in the world that has 3 layered roof. This place is more special because it's not only the place for Buddhists to pray
but also for Moslems and Confucian.
Some waterfall in Ujung Genteng, West Java.
Ujung Genteng is only one of many hidden
Gems in West Java with its own charm and
virgin white beaches, amazing landscape, and
beautiful sunset and sunrise.
Ujunggenteng Beach, West Java.
Unusual Beach in Bunaken
Unusual Beach in Bunaken, North Sulawesi. A different perspective of typical beautiful-white-beaches in Bunaken taken from
the island full of mangrove forest. Only 45 minutes from Manado, Sulawesi, Bunaken island is famous as one of the world's most
beautiful diving place.
Diving in Alor, Alor Island, East Nusa
Tenggara. Alor Island, Eastern Indonesia is
recognized as one of Asia's top ten dive
destinations. Massive schools of reef fish
inhabit pristine coral reefs, spectacular walls
and vast coral gardens host an abundance of
all forms of marine life. Alor is also now
renowned as Indonesia's newest premier
Muck Diving location.
Bajang Ratu, East Java. Bajang Ratu
temple, located in the hamlet of Kraton,
not far from Tikus temple, is one of
Trowulan's principal attractions. The
remains consist of an elegant gateway,
built from red brick, probably dating
from around the mid 14th century.The
shape of the building is tall and slender,
rising to a height of just over 16
metres.Restoration was completed in
1991. The gateway was originally
connected to a brick wall, running off to
the left and right, by way of a form
resembling wings. This ornamental
device, known as paduraksa, can be
seen on other ancient Javanese
Sunset in Tobacco Hut
Sunset in Tobacco Hut, Blankejeren, Aceh. Tobacco Hut is a part of Gunung Leuser National Park. Gunung Leuser National Park is a
national park covering 7,927 km² in northern Sumatra, Indonesia, straddling the border of North Sumatra and Aceh provinces. The
national park, named after 3,381 m height of Mount Leuser, protects a wide range of ecosystems. An orangutan sanctuary of Bukit
Lawang is located inside the park. Together with Bukit Barisan Selatan and Kerinci Seblat national parks it forms a World Heritage
Site, Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra.
Anak Krakatau, Lampung. Krakatoa is one of Indonesia's most active volcanoes that located in the strait between Sumatra and Java.
With devastating effects this volcano erupted just over a century ago in 1883, bringing its fine ashes with the wind streams as far
away as over New York City, whereas the eruption's tidal waves reached the American West Coast.