The bloom of the first Rafflesia patma in the world

rafflesia patmaConfused what a post would I make , then I tried to visit one of my favorite online newspapers namely Kompas. And wow .. I found something amazing and I also admire it. Well .. Let's Go Around the World this time will take a look at Bogor Botanical Gardens. What's going on there?

According to information I that i found, there is Rafflesia flower was bloom, named Rafflesia patma bloom again on June 21, 2010 at 05:30.Rafflesia patma that blooms at this time, have colors more brightly than Rafflesias which blooms in early of June. The color is pink, very cute. hihihi. Well ... it is like a special gift for the birthday of Bogor city to the birthday 483. Because rumored that a bloom of Rafflesia patma this time is the first in the world. wow ...

According to information from the newspaper there are three types of Rafflesia flower ever grow in Bogor Gotanical Garden, the rafflesia puspa, rafflesia rochusenii, and rafflesia arnoldi and after the growth of this Rafflesia patma then be four types of rafflesia flower ever grow in Bogor Botanical Garden. But there is no scientific documents related to the three types of Rafflesia flowers are ever growing in the Bogor botanical gardens. Evidence about the three types of raffflesia only from Dutch researchers travel notes and news in the paper so that the scientific community did not admit it. Huh .. pity indeed. And Rafflesia puspa that bloom now has been scientifically and well documented .:astig:

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Let's go diving at Wakatobi Marine National Park

wakatobiIndonesia was worth mentioning as an underwater paradise. Previously we've talked about the Raja Ampat (Papua), Karimun Java, Komodo's Island and now we will visit one of the underwater paradise Wakatobi district, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. Wakatobi is included in the national park area called Wakatobi Marine National Park is a marine conservation area. Wakatobi region and the surrounding marine waters covering 1.39 million hectares designated as a national park on July 30, 1996 based on the Minister of Forestry Number 393/Kpts-VI/1996. Wakatobi name taken from the abbreviation of the name of the islands that make up the archipelago, namely Wangi-Wangi, Kaledupa, Tomia, and Binongko, another name from the cluster of islands is the Tukang Besi.

Formerly residents are not aware about the potential beauty of Wakatobi sea, many residents damage following ways:
1. catching fish by using bombs and poison cyanida (NaCN or KCN
2. capture / collection of marine life is protected, such as green turtles, hawksbill turtles, clams, trochus, etc.
3. collecting rocks for the foundation and coastal barricades.

But now residents are already aware of the importance of water Wakatobi conservation. According to the information that very much sepecies coral reefs are found in the Wakatobi. When in the Caribbean, he said there are only 50 species, and in the Red Sea coral reefs found 300 species and in the Wakatobi there are 750 species with a total area of 1.3 million hectares. Wow .. amazing.
wakatobiHere is some species of coral reefs in the Wakatobi national park. This national park has 25 pieces with clusters of coral reefs around the coast of coral islands along the 600 km. More than 112 coral species from 13 families including Acropora formosa, A. Hyacinthus, Psammocora profundasafla, Pavona cactus, Leptoseris yabei, Fungia molucensis, Lobophyllia robusta, Merulina ampliata, Platygyra versifora, Euphyllia glabrescens, Tubastraea frondes, Stylophora pistillata, throchelliophorum Sarcophyton, and Sinularia spp.

And several species of fish in this national park is 93 species of fish consumption and trade of ornamental fish such as argus spots (Cephalopholus argus), takhasang (naso unicornis), pogo-pogo (Balistoides viridescens), napoleon (Cheilinus undulatus), red fish (Lutjanus biguttatus), baronang (Siganus guttatus), Amphiprion melanopus, Chaetodon specullum, Chelmon rostratus, Heniochus acuminatus, Lutjanus monostigma, Caesio caerularea, and others.

The best visiting season: April to June and October to December each year. C'mon Let's go diving around the world...
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Rock Climbing on Siung Beach

Southern beaches in Gunung Kidul district, it has its own uniqueness. At this times I wanted to tell you about a Siung beach. Why is this beach has name Siung? When the Java language, Siung means canines. The views of the cliffs on the west coast is shaped like a row of canines, if according to information they said was like a form of apes canines or Siung Wanara.

Siung Beach is located on the south side of Tepus, Gunung Kidul District, approximately 70km, or about two hours from downtown Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Siung beach have white sand beaches and craggy. This beach is not wide enough but beautiful with the blue water of sea.

Shoreward to Siung beach should use private vehicles, can use a motorcycle or a car, because there is no public transportation leading to the Siung beach. Most public transport from Wonosari only until Tepus and he had to wait for hours to get the public transport. Private vehicles used to go to the beach should have good condition because of the way to the beach Siung many climbs and winding turns. It's way to the beach Siung not easy, but the scenery along the journey you will treated to views of limestone hills, arable crops and eucalyptus plantations which I think is very beautiful.

Another interesting about of the Siung beach is the cliffs Siung which became a challenging place for rock climbers. It said there were about 250 climbing routes. It said again pathways are ever used as an Asian Climbing Gathering in the 90s, since that's the Siung beach became increasingly popular. For those who like rock climbing, let's try the challenge of climbing on coastal Siung cliffs. Recomended, but sorry I was so afraid to climb the cliff.

Another interesting again, when night falls or when the beach was deserted, the group of wild long-tailed monkey will come down from the cliff to the beach. This long-tailed macaques, already scarce can be found on this beach. Perhaps because of the existence of these apes that causes the form of coral-like canines called Siung of monkeys were not the other canine animal.

Do you like rock climbing? Let's rock climbing on cliffs Siung Beach, Let's go around the world.

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Let's go to Bromo

BromoMy friend ask to me, which one the best vacation spot among Bromo, Pulau Seribu and Pangandaran ?

And I immediately replied "Bromo, or Karimun Java."
My friend protested, "Karimun Java is not in the list." and she was more confused.
Hahaha. "Ok, Bromo, but Karimun Java also really good."
Hehehe. He was getting confused with that opinion. Because I have discussed about Karimun Java so this time I will discuss about the beauty of Bromo.
As usual we discuss the location first. Mount Bromo is incorporated in the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is located in the East Java district of Pasuruan Probolinggo / altitude average with 750 to 3670 meters above sea level with temperatures between 3 to 20 degrees celsius.
Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park has a type of sub-montane ecosystems, montane and sub-alphin with large trees and hundreds of years old. Some plant species contained in the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park among other jamuju (Dacrycarpus imbricatus), mountain pine (Casuarina sp.), Eidelweis (Anaphalis javanica), various kinds of orchids and rare species of grass (Styphelia pungieus).

There are approximately 137 species of birds, 22 species of mammals and 4 species of reptile in this national park
Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is famous for its uniqueness in the form of sand ocean area of 5250 hectares, located at an altitude of approximately 2100 meters above sea level.
Well-known tribe living around the national park named Tengger tribe. Tengger is a tribal Hindu. According to the story Tengger ethnic origin comes from the Majapahit kingdom in exile. This tribe is like having a surplus, because they know that Mount Bromo is dangerous but they look not at all afraid.
Tengger tribe also has a unique ritual called Kasodo ceremony. Kasodo ceremony held every year in December or January when the full moon. According to tribal belief Tengger Kasodo ceremonies performed to invoke the abundant harvest or decline the request for reinforcements and cure disease by the offerings offered with tossed into the crater of Mount Bromo, while another Tengger had to descend the crater and reached to catch the offerings that were thrown into the crater , as a symbol of blessing from the Almighty.

Its sound funny, right? But, seizing the offerings are an attraction that is very interesting and challenging and frightening. Because it is not uncommon among them fell into the crater.
If visiting Bromo do not forget to see panoramic view of the sun rising.

Some locations / attractions to be visited:
1. Cemorolawang. One of the entrances to the most visited national park to see from a distance the ocean expanse of sand and crater of Bromo, and camping.
2. Tengger Sand Sea and Mount Bromo. Bromo riding and hiking through the stairs and see the sun rise.
3. Pananjakan. Natural panoramic mountain view of Bromo, Batok and Mount Semeru mountain.
4. Ranu Pani, Ranu Regulo, Ranu Kumbolo and the peak of Mount Semeru. These lakes are very cold and always foggy (± 2200 m asl) is often used as a transit climbers of Mount Semeru (3676 m asl).
5. Ranu Darungan. Camping, wildlife observation / vegetation and the charming scenery.

The best visiting season: June to October and December to January.

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Sentani Lake Festival

Sentani FestivalLet's go around the world at this time will peek Jayapura, Indonesia. Actually I want to write about the anniversary of the capital Jakarta, which celebrated one full month in June. But I am more interested in quoting on Lake Sentani festival. I know my reasons why I am more interested in the Lake Sentani festival because I think this festival seems more unique.

Before discussing about the Lake Sentani Festival, let's take a short walk to Lake Sentani. Lake Sentani is 70-90 m above sea level. Also lies between the mountains Cyclops. Is a volcanic lake. Source water comes from 14 large and small rivers with a single estuary, Jaifuri Puay. In the west, old and Boroway doyo, the depth of the lake is very steep. While the eastern and central, sloping and shallow, and Simporo Puay. Here also there are forests and swamps in the area Simporo Yoka. In some notes mentioned, the basis of waters containing sandy mud substrate (humus). In shallow waters, overgrown plants pandanus and sago. The extent of approximately 9360 hectares with an average depth of 24.3 meters. Around in this lake there are 24 villages.

It was said that the City is located at Sentani Jayapura it has lots of natural beauty, so that the values of tradition and culture, the art of the tribes around Lake Sentani region does not participate in meal times faded, Sentani Cultural festival held deemed necessary.

Then ... When Lake Sentani festival held? According to information from the and other news sources, Lake Sentani Cultural Festival 2010 will be held on 19 to 23 June 2010 in Tourism Regions Kalkote lake Sentani, Jayapura regency, Papua. The theme of the festival, Lake Sentani used this time is Loving Culture For Our Future is motivated by a love of human existence through the strengthening of cultural character as a part of life.

Function of Lake Sentani Festival held in 2010 that is to preserve cultural values as a unique asset of Ondoafi and pledged a package tour can be enjoyed by domestic and foreign tourists. At this festival will be shown in a very unique culture as a heritage from our ancestors (or Ondofolo Ondoafi), among others, such as War Dance on the boat and other traditional dances from various tribes that exist in the Jayapura District in addition to the culture of other regions in Papua and other areas in Indonesia which have characteristics similar to Lake Sentani, such as the communities around Lake Toba in North Sumatra, North Sulawesi, Mindanao in the Lake, Lake Tempe in Sulawesi and so forth.
Sentani FestivalThere are also some details of the activities is the colossal dance of Papua, cultural competitions, water sports competitions, colossal drums echo, promotion and exhibition of economic potential, unique culinary and domestic Papua, handicraft people of Papua, the charm of orchids and ornamental plants typical of Papua, the field trip around Lake Sentani , field trips Tablanusu marine tourism village, historical monument ceremony of Japan in World War II Genyem, charm fireworks over Lake Sentani.

Race arts and culture among other water sports competitions ornamental boat, the race carving, painting and designing custom homes, hair and tattoo contest traditional wicker, speech-language areas, a rowing race, diving and swimming in Lake Sentani.

Cultural arts performances held, among others, various traditional dances and dance sendra "kaping-Lake Sentani kaping initial secret" in the courtyard or on the boat by indigenous peoples with their own unique rhythms and accompanied by the appearance of a colossal folk music, flute, drums and folk songs with various folk games including dance archipelago that is displayed for five full days.

Hopefully, Lake Sentani Festival will success, I just can help spread this information through the blog. Indonesia I Love You Full ..:woooh:

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