Selasa, Mei 25, 2010

Selayar Island

Selayar Island

Selayar District (formerly Selayar) is a district in the province of South Sulawesi, Indonesia. The capital of this district is located in the castle town. District has an area of 903.35 km² and a population of approximately 100,000 people. Selayar Island is a island that consist of some districts which are separated by oceans.

Geographic Location
Selayar Island is one district among 24 districts in South Sulawesi Province which is situated at the southern end and extends from north to south. This area has the specificity, ie the only district in south Sulawesi the entire region south Sulawesi separated from the mainland and more than that Selayar district consists of several islands so it is a cluster of islands.

Group of islands totaling 123 islands of the fruit both large and small islands that stretch from north to south. The total area of Selayar square is about 1188.28 km2 land area (5.23%) and 21138.41 km² (94.68%) territorial sea, which measured 4 (four) miles out at low tide to the outer islands.

Geographically, the district of Selayar is located at coordinates (location astronomy) 5 ° 42 '- 7 ° 35' south latitude and 120 ° 15 '- 122 ° 30' east longitude, which is bordered by:
  • ·         North of the bay with Bulukumba and bone
  • ·         East of the Sea Flores (East Nusa Tenggara Province)
  • ·         In the south with the province of East Nusa Tenggara
  • ·         Westside to flores sea and Makassar strait

Based on the location, the islands of the archipelago Selayar is located between alternative channels of international trade, which makes Selayar geographically very strategic as both the trade and distribution centers nationwide to serve the eastern region of Indonesia and international scale to serve the countries in the Asian region.

 The presence of vessel drowning [London Trinity]

According to one local resident, in one of the chunks of iron that never lifted, found the words "london seriti". Could it be the name of the ship? But of course the word seriti is questionable. Because it does not exist in English dictionaries. Possible name is "London trinity". If the allegations are true, then the vessel is clearly a British ship.

Based on the remaining tracks, an iron vessel over a length of 75 meters it is obvious because steamship wrecks found around coal and charcoal, which began to harden. This conjecture is strengthened by the stories that until the year 1980 the population of the chimney of the vessel is still sticking to the surface. Many fishermen, who often stop or boats moored in the chimney.

From the pile of wood started to decay, are found around the hull, it became clear also that the bulkhead-room bulkhead and floor made of wooden ships. Unfortunately we still difficult to reconstruct the form of the vessel are due to the remaining living either side of the hull which is still buried underneath the sand. Keep digging to find out the shape of the ship.

Buried treasure
Selayar District consists of 132 islands and 26 new human-inhabited islands. Area of 10503.69 square kilometers (km2), consists of land area of 1357 km2 and the rest is the sea area (9146.66 km2). Broad and beautiful ocean is very possible development of marine tourism, fisheries, mining and minerals and offshore oil.
Treasure in this area quite a lot. However, has not lifted its full potential. For example, several regents said the findings alleged relics of ancient ceramic china dynasty. "Has anyone found, but no investors were interested lift them," said regents said, showing examples of ancient pottery stored in his office closet.

Experts interpret the history, culture gong nekara a Bronze Age relics. She was estimated to be around 2000 years. Gong was found in a royal serf peasant named saburu year 1686. Because the kingdom is found in soil, until the gong in 1760 this became the royal heirloom.

Gong has three functions of his time, namely the function of religious, social, cultural, and political. Religious functions namely as a means of communication, ceremonies, and symbols. Meanwhile, the social function of culture as a symbol of social status, ceremonial device, and works of art that have the magical power of the religious. While the political function is as a sign of danger or hint of war.

Not only gongs, in Selayar also found an anchor that is believed to be the largest and longest of its era. The anchor is now stored in the desert fishing village. The anchor is equipped with cannon that are thought to be relics of Chinese traders in the 17-18 century.

Other Pictures

Selasa, Mei 18, 2010

Indonesian Green Ganyon "Cukang Teneuh"

Indonesian Green Ganyon "Cukang Teneuh"

A. At a Glance
So far, we would often hear about the exotic sights of the Grand Canyon is located in northern Arizona, USA. Grand Canyon is a natural phenomenon that shaped cliff and crag, and flown by the Colorado River. For those of you who harbored a strong desire to visit these places but are constrained by cost, you do not be disappointed. One thing you need to know that Indonesia also have similar attractions. In the area of West Java, there is a flow of the river flanked by towering cliffs that create very exotic scenery and almost exactly with the views of the Grand Canyon of America. Hence, the natural charm on the ground Pasundan was named the Green Canyon.

At first, these exotic sights named Cukang Taneuh which means "land bridge". That's because the upstream flow Cijulang River there is a wide land bridge with a length of 3 meters and 40 meters. The bridge connects the village of Desa Batukaras Kertayasa and separated by high cliffs that form a tunnel on the rivers. In 1990, two tourists from France and Switzerland who visited Cukang Taneuh very impressed with its natural beauty. They then call it as the Green Canyon. Then in 1993, a French citizen popularizes that name until today.

It can be said that the name is a play on the Green Canyon Grand Canyon. That was just to illustrate that both places have in common natural contours. Distinctive is that, if the natural scenery Grand Canyon in America is dominated by brown and red colors, Green Canyon in West Java is dominated by green color. Until now, there are still signs that read Cukang Taneuh close these gate attractions. However, most people are more often called by the name of Green Canyon.

Watershed Cijulang

For those of you who want to look for a different sensation tour, visit the Green Canyon is one option that is quite interesting. You will be served with a blend of natural paintings so unique and challenging to navigate. Starting from down Cijulang River flanked by high cliffs, through caves filled with stalactite and stalagmite, swimming, even you also can do dive activity on the river and rock climbing.

B. Feature
Soothing eye sight that will greet when you set foot on Pier Ciseureuh. Shortly after doing pengarungan, your eyes will be spoiled with green trees and green Tosca streams. On the side of the river flow Cijulang, there are cliffs and hills are overgrown with trees and rocks. Sound of wind blowing the trees and the occasional sound of birds chirping as you complete the journey. If lucky, you may see lizards due Cijulang River are the habitat of animals like reptiles, the Komodo dragon. Other animals such as snakes and monkeys sacking would often be seen in this place. In addition, by using ketinting Pengarungan River (small boat) you can never forget.

Wading river

After a 20 minute journey, you are presented with views of a pair of sturdy hill. The width of the river will be increasingly narrower and ketinting will increasingly slow. You will arrive at the mouth of Green Canyon Caves with stalactites and stalagmites are unique. The flow of water in the cave is quite heavy, unlike the flow of water during the start pengarungan. Up here, ketinting cannot take you. However, there are two options that you can do, ie get into the cave on foot or traveling home back to the dock.

If you decide to come down from ketinting and continue the journey on foot, then the real adventure has just begun. Having set foot on the rocks, the beautiful scenery awaits. Stalagmites and stalactites that decorate the walls of the cave as if lined up to say welcome your presence.

Not just leave it at that, if you want to watch more remarkable scenery, you can swim about 10 meters into the cave by using the buoy. There you will find stunning scenery. Relentless rush of water that resembles a heavy rain soaked the cliffs and rock walls. The place is called the region of Eternal Rain, due to the volume of water that never subsided even though in the dry season.

Waterfall splashing Palatar and Eternal Rain

Besides the beautiful scenery above the water surface, the Green Canyon will be a separate heaven for you who like to dive. Stay brought some diving equipment, the spectacular basin-basin in the water ready to be explored and enjoyed, complete with various types of fish that swim to traverse the bottom of the pool. For those who like to do activities that challenge, you can jump from a large rock with a height of 5 meters to the bottom of the deep.

Beside rich with charm, Green Canyon also contains a number of myths. According to stories circulating in the local community, those who wash the face using a splash of water dripping in the cave will stay young, easily able to mate, and launched the rich. Therefore, many tourists who take a bath under the waterfall splashing Palatar existing at the mouth of the cave. Not infrequently they also drank the water splashing. In addition, there are also restrictions should not be made, ie words that are not polite and also the word "crocodile".

Once satisfied swimming, diving, and enjoy the charm of Green Canyon, you can return to the mouth of the cave to meet with the owner of a leased ketinting waiting for you to return to the dock. For day trips to the Grand Canyon, we recommend you visit during the dry season or a month from May through September. When the dry season, water is green Cijulang River Tosca and water discharge is suitable to perform pengarungan. While in the rainy season, river water will be brown and the possibility of fast-flowing river will be swift so that the pairs and are feared to endanger safety.

Green Canyon 

C. Location
Administratively, the attractions are located in Green Canyon Village Kertayasa, District Cijulang, Ciamis regency, West Java Province, Indonesia.

D. Access
Green Canyon is only about 31 km from Pangandaran beach or around 45 minutes journey. While the district capital of Ciamis is 130 km, and 393 km from Jakarta or approximately 7-8 hours drive inland. When they arrived at Pier Ciseureuh, you must continue the journey along the river or small ship menggunkan Cijulang ketinting. Distance of the pier with the Green Canyon site approximately 3 km and usually takes a short 30-40 minute commute.

E. Price Tickets
To be able to shore up the River Cijulang with high cliffs, you can hire a boat with Rp75.000 rate, 00 which can be filled by five passengers. This rate is valid for 45 minutes pengarungan river. If you want to explore further up the river, you must pay the additional cost to the boater whose numbers in accordance with the agreement.

For those of you who want to swim down the aisles of unique rocks and feel the sensation of eternal rain or splashes Palatar Waterfall, you can rent a vest that is provided by the crew. For a single buoy Rp5.000 charged, 00 (February 2009).

F. Accommodation and Facilities Other
Ciseureuh Wharf is a major facility that has been built in this place. Not only serves as a dock where the ship docked, the place also have mushola playgrounds, parks, public bathrooms, restaurants, and various shops selling souvenirs and food. Because of its location close to attractions Batu Karas, Pangandaran, Citumang River Nature Reserve, and various other attractions, you will not need to worry about lodging a problem because around these attractions there are many hotels and guest house you can rent for the rest.

Rabu, Mei 12, 2010

Traveling To Heaven Nature In the South Sulawesi

Traveling To Heaven Nature In the South Sulawesi

Tanjung Bira is located in the southernmost tip of South Sulawesi province, precisely in the District of Bonto Bahari, Bulukumba.

Well-known beaches pleased to foreign countries, has now been arranged neatly into the tourist area on the count patutu. Various facilities are available, such as hotels, restaurants, and other means of telecommunication, pleased beach is located about 41 km towards east of the city Bulukumba. With ferry ports is linking the mainland with the Selayar island.

Tanjung Bira is a white sand beach is very well known in South Sulawesi. These include coastal beaches are clean, neat, and clear seawater. The beauty and comfort to the beach is famous around the world. Foreign tourists from various countries visit this place for a vacation.

Tanjung Bira beach is very beautiful and stunning with white sand as soft as flour. On location, visitors can swim, sunbathing, diving and snorkeling. The visitors also can watch the sunrise and sunset in a similar position, and can enjoy the beauty of the two existing islands in front of this coast, namely Liukang Island and Kambing Island.

Tanjung Bira located about 40 km from the town of Feather Water Bearer, or 200 km from Makassar City. Travel from city to city Makassar Bulukumba can be reached by using public transport such as cars Kijang, Panther or Innova at a rate of Rp. 35 000, -. Furthermore, from the City of Cape Bira Bulukumba to be achieved by using a car pete-pete (microbus) with rates ranging from Rp. 8000, - to - Rp. 10 000, -. Total travel time from Makassar to Tanjung Bira about 3 - 3.5 hours.

When visitors depart from Hasanuddin airport, straight into the terminal Malengkeri (Makassar) by taxi at a rate of approximately Rp. 40 000, -. In this terminal and then take a bus or a direct Bulukumba goal to Tanjung Bira.

In the tourist area of Tanjung Bira, public transports operate only until the afternoon. If the visitor must return to the city of Makassar on the same evening, there are chartered car (rental) rates to Rp. 500 000, -.

Cost of admission to the location of Tanjung Bira Beach Rp. 5000, -.

Tanjung Bira Beach tourist area is equipped with various facilities such as restaurants, lodging, villas, bungalows, and a hotel with rates starting from Rp. 100.000, - till Rp. 600 000, - per day. In this place there are also diving and snorkeling equipment rental rates to Rp. 30 000, -. For visitors who completed a swim at the beach, there are public restrooms and provided fresh water to clean the sand and sea water still clinging to the body. For visitors who want to tour around beaches, bike rentals are available at the rate of Rp. 65 000, -. In coastal areas there is also a ferry port is ready to take tourists who want to diving travel to the Selayar Island.
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