Thursday, May 12, 2011

Way Kambas National Park

Way Kambas National Park is representative of lowland forest ecosystem consisting of freshwater swamp forests, grasslands / shrub, and coastal forests in Sumatra, Indonesia.

Plant species in national parks, among other fires (Avicennia marina), Pidada (Sonneratia sp.), Nipah (Nypa fruticans), Gelam (Melaleuca leucadendron), salam (Syzygium polyanthum), mire (Glochidion borneensis), ketapan (Terminalia cattapa), sea pine (Casuarina equisetifolia), pandan (Pandanus sp.), puspa (Schima wallichii), meranti (Shorea sp.), oil (Dipterocarpus gracilis), and ramin (Gonystylus bancanus).

Friday, April 22, 2011

Lake Toba

Incomplete feel if you visited the North Sumatra did not stop for a moment to Lake Toba, volcanic lake which is the largest lake in Indonesia, and even Southeast Asia. Exotic charm vast expanse of the lake like a sea with shady trees and hills, charming. The lake, measuring 1700 square meters with a depth of approximately 450 meters and lies 906 meters above sea level, in the middle of the lake there is Samosir Island became the object of not less interesting excursions.

During his visit in 1996, Prince Bernard of the Netherlands even expressed his admiration for the beautiful panorama of the lake. "Sell me name to this lake. I can not describe how beautiful Lake Toba, "he says enthusiastically.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII)

One of spectacular Jakarta's recreation and educational place is Taman Mini Indonesia Indah. The area covers 120 hectares in east Jakarta municipality. The concept of Mini Indonesia Indah is collecting and communicating the diversity of treasures of Indonesia. During the construction of this park Indonesia was still consisting of 27 provinces, so it was supposed to represent at least 27 highlight of Indonesian culture, more detail, each province would have it's typical traditional architecture, nature, arts and other specific life.

Beside cultural aspects, the Mini Indonesia Indah also present natural treasures of Indonesia such as bird park, orchid garden, flower garden, Keong Mas theatre insect park and others. In cultural aspect various museums are constructed in Mini Indonesia Indah to exhibit the specific arts such as Indonesia museum, sport museum, relic museum, Asmat tribe museum, army museum, stamp museum, Komodo museum transportation museum, telecommunication museum, information museum, technology museum, Islamic museum( Istiqlal museum ) and the monument of Non Alignment Friendship.