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Play with big waves at Water Blow, Bali

Bali’s Nusa Dua region is famous for its beautiful beaches and well-managed areas. No wonder if along the coast there are many luxury hotels and 5-star resorts, even King Salman of Saudi Arabia once brought a group of his family for vacation here.

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A Short Visit to Kuala Lumpur

What would you do if you have only a short time, but you want to get around the city of Kuala Lumpur  ?

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Marhaban Ya Ramadhan…

Here again.. we welcome the holy month of Ramadhan, during which period the moslem people start the fasting month

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Explore the legendary and still active volcano – Tangkuban Perahu

Tangkuban Perahu is one of still active and legendary volcano in West Java, with three craters into which areas tourists can walk through.

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2015 traveling – in review

Viewed about 2900 times, posted 23 articles and 343 pictures, that’s my blogging review in the year of 2015.

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Wandering in Colorful Chinatown

In my third visit to this “Lion City” with some friends, our hostel was located in Chinatown area, so that we had a chance to explore a little bit more of this area. Continue reading “Wandering in Colorful Chinatown”

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Fun ways to get around Singapore

There are many ways to explore the city of Singapore. But  how if you only have a limited time of visit ?

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Tjong A Fie mansion – Medan : a slice of the past

This is one of interesting places that I had visited during my trip to Medan, North Sumatra.  If you are someone interested in antiques, historical sites and cultures, this place is worth to visit. Continue reading “Tjong A Fie mansion – Medan : a slice of the past”

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Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak to all my Muslim family and friends. May peace be with you all and throughout the world in this year to come… Continue reading “Eid Mubarak”

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Enjoy the sunset …

At sunset, nature is painting for us.. day after day. Picture of infinite beauty.

~ John Ruskin ~

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A quick escape to Situ Patenggang

Looking for best place to escape from overcrowded street with their noisy sounds and the smells that are part of a busy city life ? Patenggang lake or Situ Patenggang is a good choice..

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Kawah Putih…a turquoise white crater

Kawah Putih (White Crater) and the surrounding area is a popular spot among some Indonesians. This place is pretty well-known for its turquoise crater with white rocks and green hills around it. Continue reading “Kawah Putih…a turquoise white crater”

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Save the sea turtles in Pramuka island

Hundreds of baby turtles swim and flap their little feet. Some of them fight over a piece of meat fish given by a breeding officer. Continue reading “Save the sea turtles in Pramuka island”

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Finding a fascinating golden pagoda …

 If you thought this is in Myanmar, try to watch again. Look at the red and white flag in front of the pagoda.

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Sipiso Piso .. the stunning waterfall

Visiting Sipiso Piso waterfall is part of my journey in the Northern Sumatra. After spending times and exploring the Samosir island,  we went back to the city of Medan via  Berastagi. Continue reading “Sipiso Piso .. the stunning waterfall”

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Exploring Northern Sumatra ~Day 3 : A journey to the highland

After watching traditional dance and ancient relics in Batak museum in Simanindo, we moved on to explore and enjoy the beautiful panorama of the island. Continue reading “Exploring Northern Sumatra ~Day 3 : A journey to the highland”

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Exploring Northern Sumatra ~ Day 3 : When dance, ritual and spirit associate ..

Visit to Simanindo was the part of my trip in Samosir island.  Enjoying the natural beauty of a place only is not enough for me. I love to learn and see the culture of the local community. Continue reading “Exploring Northern Sumatra ~ Day 3 : When dance, ritual and spirit associate ..”

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Exploring Northern Sumatra ~ Day 3 : Stone Chair of King Siallagan

Ambarita,  a small village in Samosir island is the first historical site I’ve visited. I just curious what is the main attraction in this village. Continue reading “Exploring Northern Sumatra ~ Day 3 : Stone Chair of King Siallagan”

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Exploring Northern Sumatra ~ Day 2 : Samosir island

Samosir  is the biggest island located in Lake Toba, Northern Sumatra.  This is the land where Batak people come from. You will see a variety of cultures and traditions of the ancestors Batak tribe which is still maintained and preserved by the descendants. Continue reading “Exploring Northern Sumatra ~ Day 2 : Samosir island”

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Exploring Northern Sumatra ~ Day 1 : Kuala Namu – Parapat

Visiting the Northern Sumatra is something that I have dreamed of since a long time. Being quite far from Jakarta, of course I need to consider the cost to go there. Lots of interesting places to visit, especially the lake Toba. Continue reading “Exploring Northern Sumatra ~ Day 1 : Kuala Namu – Parapat”

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Winter in Beijing

One of my unforgettable journey was a trip to Beijing, China. Well, this time I had to bring my suitcase instead of my usual backpack, since the trip was held during winter time and I had to bring some warm, heavy, thick clothes. Continue reading “Winter in Beijing”

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Re-visit Yogya… enjoy the art, history and food..

I will never get bored with Yogyakarta although I have visited this city many times.  I always miss the atmosphere, friendly local people, historical sights, the foods,  …everything.

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Candi Borobudur and Prambanan … wonders of the world

Actually, this is my second visit to Candi (temple) of Borobudur and Prambanan after so many years. The first one is when I was a student in senior high school. This time I bring my son who is now also a senior high school student. Continue reading “Candi Borobudur and Prambanan … wonders of the world”

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Explore Gunung Kidul : revealing beautiful beaches

Yogyakarta is not just about Borobudur, Prambanan temple and Keraton. Beside its culture and heritage sites, Yogyakarta offers some exotic nature and beaches that must be explored. Most of those beaches located at Gunung Kidul regency, in the southern part of Yogyakarta, Central Java. The beaches around Gunung Kidul are mostly still clean and not so touristy, with clear water and white sand. Continue reading “Explore Gunung Kidul : revealing beautiful beaches”

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A walk to the grave …

 

What is interesting from a walk to the grave where you can only see the tombstones ? Some people might think that the place is quite and creepy. But not this one ….

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Cirebon Part 2 : Tracing the royal heritages

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As mentioned in the Part 1, there are two main Royal Palaces (keraton) in Cirebon : Keraton Kasepuhan and Keraton Kanoman that ruled by Sultan Sepuh and Sultan Anom.

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Cirebon Part 1 : A glimpse of Islamic and cultural heritage

It was early in the morning, but I was set foot at Gambir railway station with my friend. The station was already busy and crowded with passengers. Continue reading “Cirebon Part 1 : A glimpse of Islamic and cultural heritage”

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Bali… a tropical paradise

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Bali  is only a small island of Indonesian archipelago, but worldwide, the name “Bali” is more popular than Indonesia itself. Not many people around the world know that Bali is a part of Indonesia.

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Kemaro island : legend of an eternal love …

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That day, the sun was shining hot, but we didn’t have more times. Tomorrow we have to go back to Jakarta. So, we decided to take a tour along  the Musi river in Palembang  and visited an island named “Kemaro”….

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A short trip to Candi Gedong Songo and Ambarawa

Fresh air, cool wind, peaceful and a bit mystic … that’s my first impression when I visited Candi Gedong Songo. Continue reading “A short trip to Candi Gedong Songo and Ambarawa”

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Trace back the ancient heritages of Semarang

Semarang  is the capital of Central Java province. A number of Dutch colonial buildings remain in this important administrative centre, make this city called “Little Netherland”.  It’s a pity that those buildings – like other old buildings –  were neglected.

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Switzerland… just another dreams come true …

That day, we still in Zurich. Since we did not want to waste time and get lost on the way, we took a half day city tour . Continue reading “Switzerland… just another dreams come true …”