Central Kalimantan

Tanjung Puting National Park is a Protected Nature

October 03, 2015

Natural Tourism is a trip that is fun and interesting, because we can interact directly with nature that gives pleasure in it.

I offer you to see the tropical forests of Borneo in Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Kalimantan.

has become the "icon" of the world for tourists. Here you'll also see orangutans in their natural habitat.

In the presence of orangutans

In the presence of orangutans, both in the wild and in the rehabilitation center.

orangutan is an endangered species and unique, make these animals as a major tourist attraction.

In addition to viewing orangutans, tourists can also pay attention to the behavior and the good life are still half-tame (almost) and that really wild.

In 1980, Wildlife Tanjung Puting renamed Tanjung Puting National Park.

Tourist visits are still dominated by the researchers, both from within the country that want explore the potential of nature. Flora and fauna and development as a conservation and preservation efforts.

Mid 1980's tourists began to arrive, since Prof. Birute MF Galdikas, PDD started to publish various articles about orangutans.

Tanjung Puting National Park has been appointed as a nature conservation center flora and fauna, especially for orangutans tours in Kalimantan (Borneo).

As a conservation area for flora and fauna are unique ecosystems. And have various places of interest for tourists to see its natural beauty especially orangutans tours.

Now continue to be developed as a tourist spot that is dynamic and as a major tourist destination for Kotawaringin Central Kalimantan Barat District.

More than 600 tree species, 200 orchid spesies, nearly 250 species of birds, 28 species of large mammals, 9 species of primates living here.

Types Monkey at Tanjung Puting National Park

  1. Proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus)
  2. Agile Gibbon (Hylobates agilis)
  3. Presbytis rubicunda
  4. Silver Langur (Presbytis Cristata)
  5. Macaca fascicularis and
  6. Macaca Nemestriana
Go to the National Park you will go through a river which will be passed for about 3.5 hours by boat / klotok in the river, you'll enjoy the interesting scenery.

Here is home to many unique species animal. The most notable species that make this National Park is orangutans, famous animal is not dangerous (Pongo pygmaeus).

Borneo Orangutan has dark reddish fur and a tail. Along with the growth of age, adult males develop his cheek to form a pillow. The older, larger cheek pads so that his face looked grim.

There are also several places you can visit

There are also several places you can visit

  • Cape of Good Hope and the Village Sekonyer
Located at the development zone, the area is suitable for ecotourism, equipped with an information center, Guest House, Tower. There eating orangutans held in the afternoon. (90 Minutes from Kumai By Boat).
  • Pesalat reforestation area
This is a special reforestation area in a zone that intended for reforestation programs.

Here visitors are given the plant and adopt trees already provided and will stick their name on board that be placed in front of the tree each visitor planted trees in this area.

Pesalat also conservation education center and a camping ground. (20 minutes from Tanjung Harapan By Boat).
  • Cottage Tangguy
Still in special development zones nasioanl Park. Tanggui cottage determined specifically for childrens program and semi-wild orangutan rehabilitation.

Orangutan rehabilitation center offers orangutan feeding program at 9 am which always many interesting national and international travelers (60 Minutes from Pesalat By Boat)
  • Camp Leake
The camp is located in the famous special development zone and famous as a research center for orangutan and rehabilitation center.

This place is highly recommended and must visit if anyone wants see wild orangutans and half wild and also feeding the orangutans. (60 Minutes from Pondok Tanggui by boat).
  • Great reed and reed Small River
In the middle, located two water river black with calm and not tainted by a lake in the middle of this river attract migratory birds to breed. These rivers can be reached by klotok after a 3 hour drive.
  • Branch river
River Region Branch (branch river) is a traditional development zone which offers a beautiful sandy beach along with fishing experience which are interesting.

White sand beach with a breeding place for turtles, especially green turtles and turtle scale.

Enjoy an unforgettable night in the river Sekonyer to see the fireflies roam between Nipah leaves, sparkling in the darkness like starlight flies.

East Kalimantan

Derawan Island is a Paradise Diving in East Kalimantan

August 24, 2015

A long weekend is awaited by everyone.

The flurry in the workplace tend to be stressful. And everybody wants to looking for a vacation with a relaxed atmosphere and calm.

The beach is always option the best (I think).

Apparently...

Indonesia has a lot of paradise for the beach lovers, natural, snorkeling and scuba divers. Such as Wakatobi in Southeast Sulawesi, Karimunjawa, Raja Ampat and others.

I call heaven because the beauty of nature can't be expressed with a word.

We'll just take a look and say "Wow! It's really incredible!"

The tour has been attracting tourist from various countries. In fact, they also know about the beauty of Derawan islands.


Derawan islands is located

Derawan islands is located in Berau, East Kalimantan.

The beauty of the sea not only in Derawan, but also surrounding areas. Such as Kakaban, Sangalaki and Maratua.

Consists of 31 islands and is a popular in derawan island, Meratus Island, Charitable island, and Kakaban inhabited by endangered green and hawksbill turtles.

Incredible underwater, so nicknamed "The 2nd Raja Ampat". Because you will find 460 species of coral reefs of Raja Ampat second.

Clear water

Clear water and the waves are not too big, diving and snorkeling activities can be carried out smoothly.

Body Derawan is the home of the giant turtle.

Don't be surprised if only from the dock we could see turtles of the table back and forth in search of food.

Including the best dive

Including the best dive destination in the world, divers call it "The Diver Heaven" to describe the beauty of this region.

In Calang, you can see dolphins, green sea turtle, hawksbill turtle, fish, dugong, whales, pygmy seahorses, stingrays, barracudas, stingless jellyfish, and more than 870 species of fish.

There are 28 dive spots can mate explore one by one to enjoy the diversity of marine life.

Trasnportation

For a trip, you have to fly to Balikpapan. After that you can go through two paths.

The first path through Berau and a second pathway through Tarakan.

If you take the first lane, then from Balikpapan you continue to fly to Berau.

If you continue the journey overland for 2.5 hours to Tanjung Batu, then cross using a speedboat to Derawan for 45 minutes.

If you take the second track, then resume again from Balikpapan flying to Tarakan.

If from Jakarta there are also direct flights to the Tarakan, long travel time from Jakarta to Tarakan at least 3 hours to 5 hours.

And the journey continues to the port melundung, from this port you can use a boat to cross to Derawan to take approximately 5 hours to 3 hours.

Facilities

You dont worry, here very many options for places to stay. You can choose the type of accommodation, homestay, or resorts. Full facilities are in Derawan island and Maratua Island.

Kalimantan

Holiday with family go to Kijing Beach

July 06, 2015

Kalimantan island have extensive forest and crossed by the equator. Tropical climate with a variety of wildlife and fauna. One of tourist attractions that make the touris or visitors feel comfortable.

Kijing has long been a tourist attraction exellent in Pontianak regency. Attracts touris because of its coastal full of palm trees and white sand.

Kijing beach is located in Mempawah, Pontianak regency, West Kalimantan. Required travel time of about 3 hours from the city of Pontianak, and the beach can already be seen of highway.

The name originated from name Kijing kind of coconut shell are small and hinder.

Before becoming tourism. Kijing beach is a mangrove forest life with various types of marine life such as crabs, clams, and so forth.

Starting from the South to the North are visible only white sand and the shade palm trees as shelter. The atmosphere provides its own beauty.

If the early afternoon and the time setting of the sun on the horizon, giving satisfaction to visitors. 

Road to location

Road to location most of the scenery rice fields owned by local residents. The highway itself is flanked by a beach. On the right is the location of the motorcycle racing track and the full by a row of palm trees.

On the left facing the hill where provided canteen places to eat and drink visitors. Kijing is the natural habitat of mangrove forest with marine fauna such as clams and crabs. 

For tickets go, it is relatively cheap. Facilities are adequate with a few restaurants that are not far.

There is also facility a place worship. If the long holiday, many people flocked spend their time come here.

In Kijing beach there are other tourist attractions named Temajo Island. Can be visited as part-time. That extends from north to south has an area of about twenty hectares. Waves also not too big so that the child ren can play with safe water.