Pada pukul tiga sore lebih sekian menit, speed yang saya tumpangi dari Bunyu merapat di Tarakan. Saya masih punya waktu keliaran sampai sekitar pukul lima nanti. Di benak saya sudah ada list tujuan perjalanan di Tarakan selama waktu yang singkat itu : kantor pos, gereja, beli oleh-oleh (ikan asin dan Milo Malaysia), dan hmm.. kemana… Continue reading Adios Tarakan..
Sesaat setelah speed bertolak dari Pelabuhan Sei Nyamuk - Sebatik, saya berkirim kabar pada orang tua di rumah mumpung sinyal masih penuh. “Hari ini kamu mau kemana?” “Aku mau keliling Tarakan, mam..” “Oke.. hati-hati ya..” Dan karena sinyal masih ada, saya browsing tempat-tempat wisata dan bersejarah di Tarakan. Ini adalah browsing kesekian kalinya sejak dua… Continue reading Akhirnya Tiba di Bunyu
Lasem, a small town in Rembang, Central Java, is believed to be the place where immigrants from China built thier first settlement in 14th to 15th century. The picture above shows the Weathered house located at Dasun Street, Soditan Village. They have survived for centuries of long history and political changes. Please come to Lasem, and listen… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge : Weathered Houses of Lasem
Keong Emas (English : Golden Snail) is an IMAX Theater located in Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (literally translated as Beautiful Indonesia Miniature Park). This Keong Emas theater was inaugurated on April 20, 1984 as the first IMAX theater in Indonesia. Its design was inspired by a story of Keong Emas. It is a popular Javanese folklore about… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge : Keong Emas
Have you ever heard about Andrea Hirata and his story about The Rainbow Troops? He is a man from Belitong Island, Indonesia. He wrote his story about his home village, how he and his 9 friends struggle for education and fight to reach their dreams. They called themselves as "The Rainbow Troops". In 2012, he… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge : Literary Museum
Today we celebrate the 200th birthday of Bogor Botancal Garden which located in West Java, Indonesia. So for this week's challenge I want to share the pictures of it. For us, Bogor Botanical Garden is a preciuos Heritage. Before it was established as Botanical Garden on May 18 1817, it had been a part of man… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge : Bogor Botanical Garden
Victoria amazonica is the largest of water lilies' family. This species has very large leaves, up to 3 metres in diameter and can bear 12 kgs weight on it. It floats on the water's surface by its a 7 to 8 metres length stalk. Its original habitat is in South America, mostly in the backwaters… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge : Giant Water Lilies