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Tana Toraja Regency
Tana Toraja Regency (Torajaland, Land of the Toraja or Tator) is a regency (kabupaten) of South Sulawesi, Indonesia, home of Toraja
ethnic group people. There are three traditional methods of burial in Torajan society. The coffin, including any possessions which will
be needed in the afterlife, will be either put in a cave grave, a stone grave, or hung on a cliff. The wealthy are often buried in a stone
grave, carved out of the rocky cliff, which is usually an expensive option and takes some months to complete. In some places, the stone
cave is large enough to accommodate the whole family. A wooden carved effigy, called a quot;tau tauquot;, is put in or outside the cave facing
down over the land. Unfortunately, many of these tau tau have been targeted by grave robbers for antique collectors. One unique type
of burial is to hang the coffin by ropes on a cliff face. This hanging grave usually lasts for some years, until the ropes rot and the coffin
falls to the ground below. Coffins of babies and children are often hung from trees.
Gili Trawangan is one of three Gili Islands located in northwestern coast of Lombok, Nusa Tenggara Barat province. The islands are a
popular destination for a remote island experience. Each island has several small resorts, usually consisting of a small collection of
huts for tourists, and a restaurant. Most local inhabitants live in the hilly interior of the island. Automobiles and motorized traffic are
prohibited on the islands by local ordinance, so the preferred method of transportation is bicycle or the horse-drawn carriage called
a cidomo. Diving in and around the Gilis is also popular
The Dayak people
The Dayak people is the collective name for the indigenous inhabitants of Kalimantan. The most striking feature of many of the
older Dayak women is their pierced ear lobes, stretched with the weight of heavy gold or brass rings. This custom is increasingly
rare among the young. Older Dayaks, influenced by missionaries, often trim their ear lobes as a sign of conversion.
Stone Jumping in Nias
Stone Jumping in Nias, a manhood ritual that sees young men leaping over two meter stone towers to their fate. In the past the top
of the stone board is covered with spikes and sharp pointed bamboo.
Lakey Pipe, Hu'u, West Nusa Tenggara. Situated around 250-300 meters from the shore line and breaking in front of a more narly shelf
of rock and reef. The mid tide rising is usually the best time to safely get what you came for, as the lower end is just getting to damn
shallow. The wave itself has a fairly sedated take off, once you negotiate it and get to the bottom the wave then hits the shelf and
throws out a solid backdoor barrel that leaves enough space to drive a small car through. This wave is suited best for surfers and body
boarders with tube riding experience. Optimum wave height is always in that magic double over head range, but the Pipe can also take
it bigger. Through the afternoon when the wind usually turns cross-shore and up to 20 knot in strength the Pipe turns it on for the more
experienced kite and wind surfers.
Citarik River Raft
Citarik River Raft. The citarik River's head waters are located in the Mount Halimun National Park ensuring the section we raft on
features cool, clear and beutifully clean water.The rapids are Class III which mean they are suitable for beginners while providing
enough whitewater excitement for more experienced rafters.
Pagaruyung Palace situated 5 kms from the center of Batusangkar town, West Sumatra. The palace reflects the lavish royal style of
architecture in vogue at the time which is much visited by tourist. The kingdom at the beginning of its history was ruled by a
queen, named Bundo Kanduang. The architecture is native to West Sumatra, and are usual to found in houses, offices, buildings, in
West Sumatra. It's inspired by bull's horn.
Pura Ulun Danau Bratan
Pura Ulun Danau Bratan, Bedugul, Bali. Built in the 17th century on highland Lake Bratan. This gemlike temple is half on the
mainland, half on a tiny island. It is one of Bali’s kayangan jagat (directional temples) and protects Bali from evil spirits from the NW.
For tourists visiting Bali, Pura Ulun Danau Bratan is a convenient temple to visit and a pleasant place for a rest stop.
Flatworm at Bunaken National
Flatworm at Bunaken National Marine Park. It lies in the very epicentre of the world’s marine biodiversity in the Indo-Pacific
Ocean. It offers more than 100 different dive sites, all rich with tropical marine life, with diving all year round. It is also very easy to
get to, with direct flights from Singapore 3-4 times a week, depending on the season.
Harau Valley located at the distance of 14 kms from Payakumbuh, West Sumatra. This green valley enclosed by perpendicular grand
walls of many colour as 100-200 meters high. Three water falls - Sarasah Bunta, Sarasah Murai, and Sarasah Aka Barayun - disgorge
their water down the cliffs onto the valley. This valley is a nature and wildlife reserve, where tapir, siamangs, boars, wild goats and
tigers still roam.
Lengkuas Island, Bangka-Belitung Islands, is an island with beautiful beaches. It's also still virgin, untouched, uncrowded, yet the
people are friendly to greet you. The unique landscape with its purely white sand, and the crystal clear seawater. It is also popular
with its granite boulder white stones beach. This beautiful nature is also accompanied by hundreds of small islands, which add the
beautiful tourism area in Bangka-Belitung Islands. Bangka-Belitung Islands have many of millions best and unique beaches in
Batu Kabobong - Tanatoraja, South Sulawesi, is also called Erotic Mountain or Vagina Mountain, by its shape formed by the valley
and slopes. A rest house is built on an elevation, giving a clear view of the countryside.
Tournament of Flowers (TOF)
Tournament of Flowers (TOF), is one of Tomohon Flower Festival (TFF) events which is located in Tomohon, North Sulawesi. TFF is
celebrated yearly in June-July and consist of Tournament of Flowers, seminars, expos, Flower Business Forum, culinary festival, art
shows, fashion show, and so on.
Equator Monument, Pontianak, West Kalimantan. Pontianak is the capital of the Indonesian province of West Kalimantan. It is a
medium-size industrial city located at 0°0′N, 109°20′E, located precisely on the equator.
Dieng Hindu Temple
Dieng Hindu Temple, Dieng Plateau, Central Java. They're Hindu temples from the 7th and 8th centuries, the oldest Hindu temples in
Central Java, and the first known standing stone structures in Java. They are originally thought to have numbered 400 but only 8
remain. The Dieng structures were small and relatively plain, but stone architecture developed substantially in only a matter of
decades resulting in masterpieces such as the Prambanan complex and Borobudur. The name quot;Diengquot; comes from Di Hyang which
means quot;Abode of the Godsquot;. Its misty location almost 2000 m above sea level, and its mists, poisonous effusions and sulphur-coloured
lakes make it a particularly auspicious place for religious tribute
Unnamed island in Saumlaki,
Unnamed island in Saumlaki, Maluku. The islands are very unique. Lots of big birds transit in their travel. The beaches are
really white, and the underwater world is very beautiful.
Taman Sari, Yogyakarta
Taman Sari, Yogyakarta. The main swimming pool where quot;the ladiesquot; enjoyed the water. The tower is where the Sultan of
Yogyakarta, Hamengkubuwono I stayed. And behind the tower the Sultan's private pool is hidden. From this building the Sultan
watched all the women swimming. Then he might ask some of them to accompany him into the private pool. It was built in 1758
by the Sultan Hamengkubuwono I.
Golo Curu, Ruteng
Golo Curu, Ruteng, Nusa Tenggara Timur. These ricefields in Golo Curu near Ruteng, Flores are arranged in a rarely seen spiderweb
pattern. The three centers of the 'web' are places for offerings and festivities for the villagers.
Pulau Air (Water Island),
Pulau Air (Water Island), Thousand Islands, Jakarta. It is the only regency of Jakarta, Indonesia. A string of 105 islands stretching 45
kilometres north into the Java Sea, with the closest lying in Jakarta Bay only a few kilometres off mainland Jakarta. There are some
resorts and golf course in some islands, and ruins of Dutch forts.
Town of Lembang, West Java
Town of Lembang, West Java. Lembang is a cool mountainous town North of Bandung. It is popular with local tourists for its refreshing
climate and the proximity to the Tangkuban Prahu volcano, Bandung 's main tourist attraction. Even though Lembang in itself is doesn't
have that much to offer, it is worth a daytrip to savor some local specialties and gawk at the beautiful panoramas on the way.