Wakatobi - World Biosphere Reserve

Sea waters Wakatobi in Southeast Sulawesi, immediately set out to be World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. UNESCO plans to submit the charter to the Government of Wakatobi establishment in September 2011.

Determination Wakatobi as a World Biosphere Reserve because Wakatobi marine waters have a diversity of coral reefs are quite a lot. A total of 750 species from a total of 850 coral reefs in the world are in the underwater Wakatobi. In addition Wakatobi marine waters inhabited by various kinds of marine life including 942 species of fish.

"Other considerations are also encouraged UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve Wakatobi is the policy of the Government of Wakatobi which consistently implement conservation practices in managing coral reef preservation".

Bali is a Chinese Tourist Favorite Destination

Bali is a favorite tourist destination of Chinese tourists based on the poll 'Beijing People's Broadcasting Station', since 25 April 2011, which determines the 10 favorite places available from 68 nominations.

The choice of Bali as a favorite place marked by the award to Bali on 'The 1st Global Tourism Thermal-the Most preffered List Tourist Attraction for Chinese in 2011' received Chinese Ambassador Imron Cotan.

Press releases Indonesian Embassy in Beijing received here on Friday (17 / 6), said Internet users and radio listeners poll participants must determine the 10 week of 68 world travel destinations.

Cibolang Hotspring Pangalengan

Cibolang Hotspring Pangalengan located in Bandung. The view to the location is almost filled with tea plantations and mountains. Broad Cibolang 2 Acres, located in the village of Wayang Windu, Kec.Pangalengan, Bandung regency. Located at an altitude of 1450 m above sea level with air temperatures 19-25 degrees Celsius.

Cibolang consists of forest plantations (Kaliandra and pine). Cibolang region has hot springs from Mt Windu that can cure rheumatic diseases because contain high enough levels of iodine.

Admission People: Rp.6.000, - / person + Insurance
Tickets Vehicles R-2: Rp.2.000, - / motor
Tickets Vehicles R-4: 5,000, - / car
Tickets Vehicles R-6: 10,000, - / bus
Soak Room Tickets: Rp.6.000, - / person

Tourism activities that can be done in the area Cibolang are picnicking, hot showers, swimming, fishing, tracking into the crater Bird and others.

Cibolang Hot Spring is one attraction in Pangalengan Malabar tea plantation. With unspoilt natural is the main attraction.

We'll get a carpet of green tea as well as clean air and cool, can also enjoy the crater of Mount Windu with a distance of ± 600 m from the site.


56 km from Bandung regency.
15 km from District Pangalengan
The road condition is generally good, can be passed by four-wheel vehicles.
Public transportation is public transportation from the terminal Pangalengan.
Baca secara fonetik

Tanah Lot Tample - The Tample In The Sea

The temple is built on a rock out in the sea. This tample important to the Hindu followers, this particular temple is built in honour of of the snake gods. It’s said that there are holy snakes that guards of the temples, protecting the holy land from bad influences. It’s a magical place. A place that holds in its hands the power of a lifetime and the trust and respect of a religion and a belief system that is just out of our reach..

Pura Tanah Lot is located at a village called Braban, included in the administrative of Kecamatan Kediri Kabupaten Tabanan. The location is 30 kms from Denpasar city, Big bus can reach the parking lot that is especially constructed by local government on the beach where also found some restaurants, shops and art shops. On the east side of parking area there are shops and restaurants, from here visitors have to walk on foot around 300 meters to the beach. On the beach again some drink stalls along the direction of east west and they put some wooden or bamboo chairs on the beach where visitors can relax waiting for the sunset.

Tips for Lesbian or Gay couple when visit Indonesia

Immigration won’t care if you travel with your illegal wife, mistress or your gay or lesbian couple. The immigration would only need to ensure that you will have sufficient fund to support yourself, and will go out of the country before a certain date. Whether you are gay couple or not is not their concern.
Make sure that your Passport is still valid for > 6 months, your VISA is there if you need one, and you have your return ticket in hand, and you will do just fine.

Public Display of Affection
PDA is not generally accepted in Indonesia, even in the big cities such as Jakarta or tourist destination such as Bali. This is also valid for heterosexual couple as well as gay-lesbian couple.  Considered :
  • Holding hands is generally accepted for Heterosexual couple or between women. Holding hands between men is NOT common and should be avoided for gay couple
  • Putting one’s arm at other’s hip is generally accepted in the big cities, such as Jakarta and Bali, for 
  • Hugging and kissing would definitely a big NO in Public
  • Putting one’s arm at other’s shoulder is generally accepted, but don’t overdo it
  • Putting one’s arm at others hip is generally accepted in the big cities, such as Jakarta and Bali, for Heterosexual couple, but NOT for gay & lesbian couple

Wayang Golek - Sundanese arts

Wayang is a very popular folk theater. The most popular in West Java is Wayang Golek show. There are two kinds of wayang golek : wayang golek papak (cepak) and wayang golek purwa Sunda region. Unless wayang wong, all the wayang was played by a dalang as a leader who sing suluk, voicing antawacana, set gamelan, and.

As the story line of wayang, wayang golek show also has a play-good story that comes from the story of Ramayana and Mahabharata, use of Sundanese, Sundanese gamelan accompaniment (salendro), which consists of two saron, peking, selentem, one boning device, one rincik boning, one kenong (musical instruments that make up the Javanese gamelan) device, a pair of gongs (kempul and goong), plus a set of kendang (one kendang and three kulanter), xylophone and trigon. 

Do and Don't when visiting Indonesia

Do and Don't

When visiting Indonesia, visitors should observe local customs and practices. Some common courtesies and customs are as follows :

Although handshakes are generally acceptable for both men and women, some Muslim ladies may acknowledge introductions to gentlemen by merely nodding and smiling.

A handshake should only be initiated by ladies. The traditional greeting or salam resembles a handshake with both hands but without the grasp.

The man offers both hands, lightly touches his friends outstretched hands, and then brings his hands to his chest to mean, "I greet you from my heart". The visitor should reciprocate the salam.

It is polite to call before visiting a home.

Shoes must always be removed when entering a home.

Drinks are generally offered to guests. It is polite to accept.

The right hand is always used when eating with one's hand or giving and receiving objects. The right forefinger is not used to point at places, objects or persons. Instead, the thumb of the right hand with four fingers folded under is the preferred usage.

Shoes must be removed when entering places of worship such as mosques and temples. Some mosques provide robes and scarves for female visitors.

Taking photographs at places of worship is usually permitted but always ask permission beforehand.

Toasting is not a common practice in .

The country's large Muslim population does not drink alcohol.

Arak Bali - Bali Wine

Similar to wine, arak bali is the liquor fermented from coconut juice and other fruits. Alcohol content of 37-50%. This wine comes from Bali and is often used in traditional ceremonies. In a ceremony honoring the gods of wine will be poured into banana leaves shaped like handfuls and then the wine will splash to his right hand using a flower.  

Arak for the ceremony is usually the lowest quality because the best Arak will be drunk. Arak is also quite popular among tourists in Bali and one of the famous cocktail recipes is "arak attack" that is a mixture of Arak Bali and orange juice. Although many foreign tourists will not be impressed with the taste of wine than liquor other world but the existence of Arak Bali clearly make tourists enjoy a holiday in Bali as well as a typical island of the gods. 

Arak Attack mixture :
3 oz ARAK,1/4 oz Grenadine, Top with Orange Juice,Serve in Hi - Ball Glass + Orange Slice
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