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Summary: One of the most prominent natural parks in Borneo, Tanjung Puting is also a beautiful sanctuary for orangutans and a great place to learn about environment. It is not a secret that forest in Indonesia is in threat of extinction due to activities, such as illegal logging, which even has reached national park. Therefore, many efforts have been made to increase people’s conscience and knowledge about environment. Tanjung Puting is one of the national parks in Borneo Island, in West Kalimantan area in particular. The forest is a...

In Indonesia, people recognize three types of New Year celebration; the ‘regular’ New Year every January 1st, the Islamic New Year and Chinese New Year. This is because Indonesia is a huge melting pot of various ethnicities and cultures, so all of these three events are celebrated hugely. Unique New Year traditions in Indonesia are varied depending on who celebrate and where they celebrate them. Here is a look of unique New Year celebrations of the three New Years in Indonesia. New Year in January Generally, people in Indonesia celebrate...

Modern Christmas traditions in Indonesia are similar to traditions in many countries. There are sermon, presents, family gatherings and Christmas dishes. However, Indonesia’s rich culture also contributes to some unique Christmas traditions in various areas. Here are some unique Christmas traditions in Indonesia that show heavy traditional influences. The Nativity ‘Wayang’ Story Wayang kulit, or Javanese shadow puppet, is used by the priest in Yogyakarta to retell the Nativity Story during Christmas sermon. The priest himself wears...

West Kalimantan or Borneo is a province where Chinese descendant population is the majority. Statistically, Chinese ethnics comprise more than 30% of the entire population, and Malay is number two with 26%. Therefore, it is not surprising if you can find a large Chinatown here, and Singkawang Chinatown is one of the largest areas in West Kalimantan. Like many areas in West Kalimantan, Chinese culture is very prominent especially during Chinese celebrations, and various ethnics join the festive atmosphere when Chinese celebrations come....

Those who have an interest in history and are planning their next city break should check out the cities of Edinburgh and Paris. Both of these historic destinations boast a large number of world famous historic buildings for visitors to discover as well as interesting and informative museums that really make local history come alive. The Royal Mile features some of Edinburgh’s most historic buildings, including a number of interesting historic hotels. Visitors who take the time to find hotels on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile find themselves...

In addition to Raja Ampat, which is known for its wonderful marine tourism, Papua has another tourist attraction. If you have much with natural tourist destinations, why don’t you try a cultural, tribal one? Living in urban areas, you may not be familiar with the tribal life. You can enjoy it in Baliem Valley. Are you strange with the name? Perhaps; but, you will not be strange to the name “Wamena, Papua, Indonesia”, where Baliem Valley is situated. Tourism Activities Trekking tribal villages is the main tourist activity in Baliem...