Kamis, Juli 22, 2010

Kalimantan Island & Us

 Kalimantan historical Culture and Rainforest wealth on it's 540.000 square Kilometers area is unique for trekking and expedition through the connected trails that lead you to mostly virgin forest. You can stay overnight in the local houses of the villages. In the Hinterland of Kalimantan The villages can only be reached by foot or missionary aircraft. The Jungle Trails range from 2 hours to weeks in length, depending on the route you choose. Kalimantan Dayak cultural treasures that survive deep within the rainforest jungle of Indonesia ’s largest island. You can discover a virtual The Dayak people in the villages at Kalimantan are trustworthy, and have a good sense of humor. Almost Each Dayak Tribe is self sufficient, and producing all their own food and supplementing their diet hrough hunting. Hunting is with either home-made rifles, blowpipes or packs of dogs and spears. In the Hinterland of Kalimantan, money is difficult to come by as they are isolated from markets. PT. Gigantara is in unanimous agreement for the area's forests to be protected and for more tourists to arrive. You will be warmly welcomed. No one in the area speaks any English, so if you hire another guide at least some knowledge of Indonesian will be required.

While it is often Raining at Kalimantan, The more dry period of July-September is the best. The forest is at its loudest, leaches are few, trails dry up and butterflies are plentiful. Although you will have to contend with hot afternoons and lots of honey bees. In recent years the climate has been more difficult to predict than usual. Second-best time is November-December when fruit and wild boar are in abundance. November also tends to be dry and is honey harvesting season.Actually all the months are OK for travel at Kalimantan, while January and February are the months with the most rainfall, but is still a mixture of sun and rain.

Jungle Treks at Kalimantan Island

Kalimantan’s dense jungles terrain can be found at the upper parts of the Rivers at Kalimantan Islands. The remote jungle area's have traditionally kept the region isolated from all but the most adventurous travelers, and is providing Adventure travelers the tour of their dreams into the deep interior of Kalimantan. We can arrange itineraries to suit the adventure traveler and jungle trek lover. Jungle trekking off the beaten path in search of endangered flora and fauna, including black orchids, orangutans and freshwater dolphins; visits to remote Dayak Punan tribes; river rapids cruises and jungle hiking are only some of the adventures that X-treme Borneo offers you.

Our expeditions are a collection of explorations that reflect the particular passions of favorite places. They have been designed for those in search of unforgettable experiences and for those who are adventurous in body and spirit.

The National Parks at Kalimantan comprises the largest remaining block of rainforest in Borneo and as such forms a very important refuge for numerous species, including many species that are endemic to the Bornean mountain bioregion. The reserves consists of species-rich dipterocarp lowland, hill forest and clouded mountain forest ranges

29 Days Cross East Kalimantan Adventure Tours

From the Isolated Krayan Area at Indonesia Borneo Island Kalimantan, cruising down Krayan River to the Bahau River.Trekking to the Apokayan and downstream Mahakam River. Traditional Dayak Tribes, with a wealth of ecological and cultural treasures that survive deep within the rainforest jungle. The area is home to several Dayak ethnic groups from Punan to Krayan and from Kenyah to Kayan and Tunjung to Benuaq. There are many archaeological

sites, diverse flora and fauna, caves, rapids, Longhouses, dense Jungle. Here is where the adventure awaits.

The Cross East Kalimantan Tour Expedition are a collection of exploratories and Indonesia dream destination journeys that reflect the particular passions and favorite places. We created the Borneo adventure tours for those who search a indigenous Dayak Culture in the deep dense jungle with it's exotic flora and fauna. Borneo travelers will have an unforgettable experience trip in Indonesia, however, it is designed for those who are adventurous in body and spirit.

This is the last remaining tropical forests on the planet Earth, who now races with oil palm estates and coal mines, as well as 'illegal logging'. In fact, let it be, used as the lungs of the world, and other countries' deposit required 'to RI as part of the' oxygen taxes ", plus tour the forest and 'off road' ... had a lot of money that could be in the handful Indonesian Government.

For Jungle

For animal

For Orchid

Kamis, Juli 15, 2010

Enchantment Beauty Cikaso River Falls

Curug Cikaso, the location of this waterfall in the tourist area tile Ujung. Cikaso is a river that flows from the upper reaches are located in North Sukabumi until the end with its mouth on the South Coast area Surade District, South Sukabumi. From upstream to estuary, river water coursing cikaso some curaman river cliffs which form the outpouring of amazing waterfalls. Location Cikaso Waterfall tour is going to be a complement to your nautical tourism in tile Ujung quite satisfied after enjoying the charm of the ocean beaches at the End of tiles, this is an appropriate location for swimming in freshwater.

Waterfalls Cikaso or better known by local names Cikaso Curug is located between the Jampang Kulon and Surade. Overflow waterfall looks stately and charming, waterfall panorama of the fair has become a favorite of cameramen shooting you can see in various sources on the internet. Tile Ujung well known with its charming beaches, it is also rich with Curug / waterfalls along the rivers, besides Curug Cikaso you can also see other Curug Curug-also well known as Curug Luhur, Curug Cigansa and many others.

Water flowing from upstream in the mountains of North Sukabumi, Sukabumi along its flow toward the South (South Beach) seems to produce a fairly swift stream with rapids and riffles challenging for the hobby of water sports activities pengarungan cascade (white-water rafting). Cikaso River was not known by many activists rafting, be advised in areas far Jampang Kulon in remote southern coast of West Java are far from common trajectory. Yet this river has a potential that is not less interesting than the other rivers that has already forded. Class II rapids-jeramnya to VI, with river width varies between 50 m to 100 m plus the scenery is quite exciting because there are many waterfalls on either side of river.

According to information from local residents (Jampang Kulon), did not many actors who try to Rafting whitewater rafting in this river. Information about the route is also still difficult to access. Although you are armed with topographic maps, are still difficult to identify and track the path of the river more detail. So that information from the local population is still very useful as an initial stage of the survey locations. Yet these suggestions to keep enough extra vigilant and more careful because the main point of this path has not been widely known, hence provisions and preparation of equipment becomes very important, because it can be expected to stay in the middle of the journey.

No need to use the equipment and special skills that only want to enjoy the natural charm of the river channels Cikaso, because there are many other potential in this Cikaso river area, one of which is the charm Curug Cikaso. You and your family can enjoy the splendor of the abundant water of the river is free with a beautiful sliding, thus forming a small lake-green-colored nodes are comfortable for bathing and swimming.

The journey to this Cikaso Curug can be started from Kampong Ciniti, once on the tip of the village readily available community-owned boat to take us to the location Curug. Wooden boat that can carry 50-10 people and operates using diesel engines, several boats djoekoeng (rowing) were also seen there in neat rows, the local people take advantage of this wooden boat without an engine is generally used for transporting sand (sir-sands mines and stone) and sold as building materials.

The location of the village Ciniti Curug Cikaso actually not too far away, just cross your stay straight to continue on foot, but generally the visitors take advantage of the wooden boat to tour around the river with little additional cost. Whirling and circling the Cikaso River is interesting, especially for those of you who never ford the river with wooden boats. Around the edges-the edge of the river you will also witness the activities and the activities of local communities who are taking the sand, occasionally they drowned herself while carrying equipment to dredge the sand and placed in a small boat that is not much beside.

Curug Cikaso it still managed by local people, tickets were still relatively cheap entry of joy, simply by replacing the money amounting to Rp. 1500, - which is designated as a local village incomes. If you arrived at this location, make sure you to swim in small lake overflows from the waterfall, the water is tasteless green looks very cool. Do not worry if you did not know how to swim, because some children have already provided the tires used for assistance for visitors who want to swim while enjoying the charm of Curug Cikaso.

Minggu, Juli 11, 2010

Lawang Sewu Sensation Night Tour!

Lawang Sewu is a building in Semarang, Central Java, which is the office of the Nederlands-Indische Maatschappij Spoorweg or NIS. Built in 1904 and completed in 1907. Tugu Muda is located at the first roundabout called Wilhelmina Plein.

Local people call it Lawang Sewu (Thousand Door). This is because the building has a lot of doors (in fact the door that there was not until a thousand, maybe also because the window height and width of this building, people also consider it as a door).

Ancient buildings and stately two-story was used as an office after the independence of the Railway Bureau of Indonesia (DKARI) or now PT Kereta Api Indonesia. Also never been used as an Office Facility Board of the Regional Military Command (Kodam IV / Diponegoro) and Regional Office (Regional Office) Department of Transportation, Central Java. During the struggle of this building has its own historical record of events during a five-day battle in Semarang (14 October to 19 October 1945) in this old building became the location of a great battle between youth AMKA or Youth Train against Kempetai and Kidobutai, Japan. Therefore, Semarang City Government Mayor SK 650/50/1992, embodying Lawang Sewu as one of 102 ancient or historic buildings in the city of Semarang, which should be protected.

When this 181-year-old building is empty and notorious as a haunted buildings and spooky. Occasionally used as a place of exhibition, among them Expo.Pernah Semarang Tourism Expo and there is also a discourse that wants to turn it into a hotel. In 2007, the building was also used to film with the same title with the building.

For pic
The view from the lobby above, directly leading to the monument of Tugu Muda
It's in the twin towers who look if viewed from the outside ... who function as water channels.
Roof top ... the place where the mutilation and beheading of mass at the time of the building in occupied Japan.
Side of the building.
Still on the second floor .. just below the dance floor (dance floor is the only place that can not enter) the place of residence have Sewu star anise.
Road to go to jail and an underground tunnel used to test ... the Other World guts.Tp unfortunately, his access was closed, the stairs down in pieces.
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