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Bali, Komodo, Flores, Sumba, Timor, Java, etc.

Here I am… share my experience traveling in Bali and other destinations; Komodo, Flores, Sumba, Timor, Toraja land – South Sulawesi, Yogyakarta, Mt. Bromo – East Java, Jakarta, etc. Should you have any question, let me know…

Bali – My Home sweat home Island

I was born… grow… work and living in this Island… A lot of people said that it’s a fortune for me, yes it is… I love Bali and I’m proud to be a Balinese. But, I don’t want just stuck in this Island… I want to go out, traveling and see other world.

Komodo Island – Home of Komodo Dragons

I forget how many times I have been to this Island
in many different ways; flight, cruise, selling,
surface / overland…

It’s famous for giant lizards which are considered
the last of their kind remaining in the world today
– the Komodo Dragons, called “Ora” by local people.

Flores Island - My second Home Island

Flores Island’s located next to Komodo Island.
It’s home of different ethenic group, different
culture, even language.

This island famous because of the magnificient
“Three Color Lake – Mt. Kelimutu”

Sumba Island

Sumba Island is the most traditional Island in
Lesser Sunda Islands / East Nusa Tenggara Islands.
It’s easy to find traditional villages with stone
graves and traditional houses.

The island is also famous for its art and handicrafts,
particularly the best textile “ikat” weaving and its
nice white sandy beach, rituals tribal life and ancient

Timor Island (West Timor)

Timor Island is rocky, steep and mountainous; most of the land
is covered by grasses and dry savanna. This condition is suitable
for Sandalwood trees, which caused this Island to be well known.

Interesting aspects of this island exquisite traditional "Ikat"
weaving, traditional elliptical grass roof houses, mixed tribes
from all over Nusa Tenggara Islands (Savunese, Sumbanese, Bimanese,
Florenese etc.) and others races (Chinese, Arabs, Makasarese,
Bugines etc.) and unique music instrument of the Rottenness called
"Sasando" made from lontar leaves.

Toraja land – South Sulawesi

Toraja means "Men of the Mountains". Tana Toraja (or Toraja Land) is
called Land of Heavenly Kings. Their colorful culture is especially
rich in elaborate sacrificial, postmotuary , and cave burial sites.

Yogyakarta or Yogya or Jogjakarta or Jogja

One of the three specials districts of Indonesia, also the last
intact Javanese Empire in Indonesia, with the Sultanate still
hold jurisdiction. Here you can see the world famous Budhist
Temple “Borobudur” and other temples: Prambanan, Pawon, Mendut, etc.

Mt. Bromo – East Java
Mt. Bromo is famous of its beautiful sunrise and unique view, you
can see and enjoy it from Mount Penanjakan. After sunrise you may
continue to Mt. Bromo and pass the spectacular “sea of sand”,
ride on a horse and finally climbing 245 staircases to reach the
rim of crater.

Jakarta is the Nation's capital, dates its founding back to 1527,
its name was later changed to Batavia under the Dutch.
Interesting places to see: outstanding museums, "Beautiful Indonesia
in Miniature Park" (Taman Mini Indonesia Indah),
Jaya Ancol Dream land and The National Monument or "Monas" as
it's popularly called, is a 137-meters tall obelisk topped with a
flame coated with 35 kgs gold which symbolizes Indonesians
efforts in the proclamation of independence in August 1945.

  • Intro Updated Jun 9, 2006
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  • gugi66's Profile Photo
    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:13 AM

    Happy birthday and best whishes. Bali is a wery beautiful. Greetings from Stockholm, Sweden.

  • La_Holandesa's Profile Photo
    Jul 12, 2006 at 5:21 PM

    Selamat Gusti ! Bali is beautiful!!! :o) Padang Galak - Kite festival & Tanah Lot will be great! Thanks for the info. Terimah kasi. Anita :)

  • Homanded's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2006 at 3:35 PM

    Bali was incredible to us, immediately fell in love with UBUD, we're returning next year with friends!

  • neo7's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2003 at 5:55 AM

    You live on a magnificent island, I hope many people come back to Bali, and visit your beautiful town of Ubud.

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