Thursday, December 29, 2011

Nederlandsche Indie 1909 : Pasar Baroe, Batavia

Pasar baru was spelled pasar baroe, is located in Jakarta City, or Batavia (was). This is the postcard capturing what was going on at pasar baru at 1909.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Goa Gajah, Bali

Dates back to the 11th century, Goa Gajah (elephant cave) is believed to have been built as a monastery. Excavations have uncovered a bathing placewith six statues of nymphs holding waterspouts.

Bandung Nederlandsche Indie 1918 Postcard

Indonesia was named Nederlandsche Indie at 1918. It's been a long time this postcard waiting to be available online. And you finally see what was Indonesia look like. All the witnesses of this era probably death already. Bandoeng, old spelling of Bandung, West Java.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Lawah Cave, Bali

Lawah Cave is 9 km from Klungkung  is also famously known as Goa Lawah or bat cave. The roof is covered with thousands of bats and its entrance is guarded by a temple believed to be founded by a sage nine centuries ago.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Need Vacation, Even in Dream

There is none shocking info about Indonesia these days. Live just flow slowly. Students have long holidays, christmas, new year coming.., yeah, for another people maybe these days are best days to relax, but not me. I'm working 7 days a week with no holiday. Shit. Becoming an entrepreneur ain't easy at all. One of my employee has to go home for christmas. He is christian. I'm and the rest of my employees are moslem, so we work as usual. With full team, our work is hard because my business in fact need more employees. Losing one worker make our daily task harder so i don't have much time to update this blog. Diary.. i need to relax.. What?... this post suppose to be on my another blog..., is it Indovisit? Oh man.., i need to sleep badly...

Nusa Dua, Bali

The Nusa Dua beach resort is a part of the Bukit Peninsula in southern Bali. Some of the most beautiful and luxurious hotels are found here. The resort is known for its clean white beaches and clear waters. The surf is gentle along the northern side of the peninsula, bigger along the south.

The most convenient form of transportation to and from Nusa Dua is by taxi.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Jagatnatha Temple, Bali

This Pura is dedicated to the Supreme God Sang Hyang Widi Wasa. The statue of a turtle and two dragons, which are prevalent in all temples signify the foundation of the world. Jagatnatha Temple is located at Denpasar, Bali

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Tirta Empul Temple, Bali

Tirta Empul Temple built around the sacred spring at Tampak Siring and is over 1000 years old. People have been using the temple and its two bathing places for good health and prosperity because of the spring water's curative powers.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Golden Color Kebaya Collection

There is no limitation color on kebaya. Every color is ok, not like western wedding dress which is dominated by white color. Here are some kebaya in golden color.. (I'll update regularly each time i found golden color kebaya)

Tenganan Village, Bali

Village of Tenganan has maintained its ancient pre-Hindu customs through a strong code of non-fraternization with outsiders. Here unique rituals offering dances, and gladiator-like battles between youths take place. Tenganan is famous for its "double ikat" woven material called gringseng, which is supposed to protect the wearer with magic powers.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Way Kambas National Park, Lampung

Way Kambas National Park (130.000 ha) lies on Sumatra's southeast coast in the province Lampung and easily reachable with the ferry from Java. It consists of swamp forest, lowland rainforest, mangrove forests, dry beach forests, Nibung swamps and vast areas of grass-land. The park is famous for his Sumatran Elephants of which a large number comes from the Elephant Training School . Moreover, the reserve supports over 270 species of birds

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Bidadari Island, Jakarta

Bidadari island is one of Seribu archipelago, about 20-40 KM away from Jakarta, the island is accessible by motor boat with a capacity of 70 passengers, or a speed boat with the capacity of 6 passengers. Both trips won't take more than an hour.

Cathedral Church : Old Jakarta Building from Nederlandsche Indie Era

The Cathedral church has stood since a century ago and became a silent witness of Jakarta City development. De Kerk van Onze Lieve Vrouwe ten Hemelopneming in Dutch name. Cathedral Church building located at Cathedral Road 2nd, Central Jakarta, just across the Istiqlal Mosque. This church is designed by Father Anthony Dijkmans with neo-gothic architecture of Europe and inaugurated in 1901.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Raja Ampat Papua Photos, Indonesia

This is my 3th post about Raja Ampat, but this is only photo post. Lots of underwater photos and short desc about Raja Ampat already here somewhere :p...

Monday, December 19, 2011

Punk Shaved Bald in Aceh Violate Human Rights. Right?

Punks who shaved bald in Aceh triggered protests everywhere. Solidarity with fellow punks apparently quite high. Even the Indonesian embassy in Russia affected by vandalism act from punks because of the incident in Aceh.

Gili Trawangan, West Nusa Tenggara

There is no place which no people never visited than Gili Trawangan, because it’s likely a journey towards heaven. The landscape of Gili Trawangan, either undersea or surface, is very beautiful.

Indonesian Pyramid Controversy

Many experts are curious about mountain Sadahurip which located in the district Garut,West Java. Some believe that it was a pyramid, some reject that claim. Some researchers even digging for clues about the past of the mountain though the results have not been satisfactory. Look at the picture below :

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Panaitan Island, Ujungkulon, Banten

Also a part of Ujungkulon National Park, Panaitan island has rugged coastline and wide sandy beaches shelter several scuba diving reefs.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Karang Bolong Beach, West Java

Ideal for sightseeing, the beach derives its name from the giant coral that has a huge, gaping hole. Hence the name Karang (Coral) Bolong (Hole).

Friday, December 16, 2011

Most Dedicated Police in Indonesia

What can i say,.. from hundred of thousands police officers in this country, this is the most dedicated one to me.  He is realy work... 

Pelabuhan Ratu, West Java

A beautiful beach resort with international-level accomodation like Samudera Beach Hotel, and is strategically placed near a recreational area called Karang Hawu.

No More Punk and Mohawk Hairstyle in Aceh

You'll never see punk with mohawk hairstyle no more in Aceh. Indonesia. They all became hairless like baby born :p. What they were look like in western country perspective is just a style, nothing more nothing less. But in Aceh, they have their own law and regulation to prevent people look and behave like any punk we know. So, when punk guys came to Aceh to attend music performance, they got captured by police and what happened next was like pictures below :

History Style (in Aceh)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo

are scored by messi.

Today, i'll write about two candidate for Best football player of the year. Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo. News about Indonesia lil bit uninteresting nowadays, so i'll talk about my fav sport. Football aka soccer. My review here base on my own oppinion after seeing a lot of match related to Messi and CR9 on TV.

Peucang Island, Ujungkulon, Banten

The unique and delightful island of Peucang lies in clear blue watersoff the north western coastline of the Ujung Kulon Penninsula. its white sand beaches and coral reef shore hold a fascinating world of marine life. It?s a part of Ujungkulon National Park.

Situ Gunung, West Java

Located in the district of Cisaat, 14 kilometers from Sukabumi, Situ Gunung is a natural lake surrounded by damar trees and provides a suitable site for camping.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Situ Patenggang, West Java

One of the famous resorts in West Java, Situ Patenggang (Situ means "Lake") is located within an hour car ride to the south of the Bandung's city border. The eastern side of the lake sports a cool forest with an average temperature of 10 degrees C and is often hazy the whole day. The north side is bordered by the lush greeneries of tea plantation.

Indonesian Children : Suffer in Heaven

If you see a child starving in some African country, maybe you feel very sad, although it is reasonable considering the situation there. Most people who live there are suffering. What happened in Indonesia is more pathetic. Children starving and feel the pain among those who are affluent. The gap with no solution, as well as corruption.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Ujungkulon National Park, Banten

The Ujungkulon National Park consists of several areas for different attractions. Trekkers can enjoy the village of Taman Jaya's natural sights. Beach and water sports enthusiasts frequent

Peucang and Panaitan islands, its white sand beaches and coral reef shores hold a fascinating world of marine life. While the forest areas of Peucang and Panaitan shelters an abundance of wildlife, some of which graze and play around the lodges.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Modern Kebaya : Evolution of Indonesian Traditional Dress Style

Kebaya is a traditional Indonesian dress that has been exist for hundreds of years. Modern kebaya is kebaya that developed where it's beauty enhanced without changing the existing traditional pattern. In Indonesia, this kind of kebaya usually used for wedding dress. Examples of modern kebaya dress is as follows (click to enlarge):

Singkarak Lake, West Sumatra

Singkarak Lake is a huge crater lake at the dramatic volcanic scenery. Spread over two districts, Solok and Tanah Datar, a large lake with an area of 1000 hectares. With an area of 107.8 km², Singkarak Lake is the 2nd largest lake on the island of Sumatra after Toba Lake in North Sumatra. In addition, natural beauty, cool air and crystal clear waters of Lake Batur is a charm that is so special to visit.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Taman Ayun Temple Badung, Bali

Taman Ayun Temple is located in Mengwi Village, Mengwi sub district, Badung regency, about 18 Km north side of Denpasar City. It is strategically located beside of major roadway between Denpasar to Singaraja. It is set on the land which is surrounded by the big fish pond and look like a drift on the water. It owns the beautiful temple building with multistoried roof and Balinese Architecture. The wide beautiful landscape garden in front courtyard to welcome all visitors who come and visit this temple. It is a beautiful place to visit on your vacation in Bali.

Indonesian Ghost vs Security Guy

I don't know this story is a tragedy or comedy. Just because i'm not the ghost in this story, so i decide that this is a comedy.

Menjangan Island, Bali

If you like scuba diving or snorkeling, Menjangan Island is best destination in Bali. This little island off Bali's west coast is known for its beautiful coral reefs and the wealth of tropical fish inhabiting the waters around it. The island itself, including Terima Bay, is worth a visit because of the scenery it offers.

Reog Ponorogo, East Java

The dance known as Reog is a very spectacular dance with several dancers wearing bright colorful costumes accompanied by merry gamelan music.

Jimbaran Bay, Bali

Among the many Tourist Attractions in Bali, Jimbaran Bay in Bali is a favorite among the tourists from all over the world. 

Lovina Beach, Bali

Lovina Beach BaliLovina Tourism Region is a beach in northern Bali, for travelers who seek tranquility, lovina suitable, because it is far from the hustle and bustle in the southern part of Bali.

Lovina Tourism Region is a coastal tourist area with its main attraction beach with calm sea water, sand blackish color, and coral reefs with tropical fish.

Candidasa Beach, Bali

Candidasa is one of the tourist area which was developed starting in 1983. At first, the name Candidasa is the name of a temple, the Pura Candidasa, located on top of a small hill and was built in the 12th century AD. Candidasa has a natural potential and stunning beaches with white sand.

Moramo Waterfall, South East Sulawesi

Cool, peaceful and wonderful, that’s the first impression in the area of this waterfall. From an altitude of 100 feet waterfall is flowing through the seven main levels, thus including the category storey waterfall (cascade), which was beautiful. In addition to the seven main levels, there are also 60 small levels that looked like a small pool of water that flows resting place is. and at the last level is a perfect place for bathing with the sound lacks the rush of waterfalls, plus a shouted birds chirp and chime with dancing butterflies various colors.

Cave Tubing at Pindul Cave, Jogja

The activity is one of tourist attraction which is located within Bejiharjo Village in Karangmojo, Gunung Kidul, about 50 kilometers from Jogja.

Ngaben, Ceremony of Cremation in Bali

One of the most spectacular ceremonies in Bali is probably the cremation ceremony. In Balinese this ceremony is called Ngaben. Of course, like any ceremony in Bali, the cremation ceremony’s size and spectacle depends on the importance of the deceased, and the money spend. While the poorest of the Balinese are buried, and finally cremated in group cremations, the people with some more money to spend are cremated right away. One thing is for sure, the body needs to be burned to set the soul free from worldly ties, and to start a new life in a world that is supposed to be as beautiful as Bali itself. Ngaben or the Cremation Ceremony is the ritual performed to send the dead through the transition to his next life.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Borobudur in the Morning

Do you recognice where the borobudur temple located in this pic? Look on the left top.

Peacefull Paddy Terrace at Bali

This is photo by Christopher Chen showing Paddy terrace at Bali in beautifull way.

Mengening Temple Gianyar, Bali

Mengening Temple is located 15 km from Gianyar and 37 km from Denpasar. This temple is located not far north of Pura Gunung Kawi Tampaksiring environment. To go to this temple, tourists through the path to Pura Gunung Kawi environment Pakerisan river edge.

Tirtha Empul Temple, Bali

Tirtha Empul Temple is a Hindu temple, famous for its Holy water where Balinese people go for purification. Tirtha Empul Temple was built in 926 A.D. during the Warmadewa dynasty (from the 10th to 14th centuries), at a site where there was a large water spring.

photo : Christopher Chan

Denpasar Bali Taxi Operator - Services

Here are the Taxi operator phone numbers, reliable transportation service at Denpasar you can choose. 

Surabaya Taxi Services : Phones and Addresses

Surabaya has many taxi operator. You can choose from the list below :

Floating Market Towards Extinction

Floating market is one of unique tourist object in Indonesia. Only two locations in Kalimantan (Borneo) you can see this traditional markets. At Kuin, Barito river, and Lok Baintan Village. These days, those markets still exist, but decreasing rapidly. Modernization have made these markets lost their customers. Land market and boat that cuts through the market area are blamed for this situation. Without government assistance, these kind of markets will be extinc.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Chinese Kebaya by Anne Avantie

These are kebaya that are suit for chinese girls. The design it self inspired by traditional chinese dress, but in this design, Anne Avantie put some kebaya element so the results are combination of both two traditional dress.

Motorbike Rental for US$ 5 a Day

The best way to enjoy sunshine while traveling at tropical island is by riding a motorbike. Motorbike is simple, cheap, fast, and flexible to explore any places, even with narrow road deep down the kampongs. In Indonesia, botorbike is rented for US$5 a day. With 2 liters of gas, you can explore the whole city side. If you don't have any licence to ride motorbike, you can use ojeg, a motorbike taxi. You rent a motorbike include the driver.

Solo - Surakarta Taxi Service

For you who are traveling to Solo, Central Java, and want to use a taxi, here is the list :
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