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21 October 2010

UKM Gallery: Preserving The Indonesian Heritage

Jakarta as a barometer of cities in Indonesia, currently has a new shopping destination that offers high quality  products made by Indonesia's finest suppliers, namely UKM Gallery in SMESCO Building, South Jakarta. It sales many wonderful craft products, such as Batik Tulis from many regions, Padang and Palembang's Kain Songket, Nusa Tenggara's Kain Tenun, many beautiful handicrafts, furnitures, a wide range of carefully selected jewellery and accessories fashioned on the latest styles, including all-natural international spa kits.

Opened on 3 April 2009 by The Minister of Cooperatives Small and Medium Enterprises, it sells diverse works of the talented craftsperson nationwide with competitive price in its UKM Gallery retail outlet occupying 3 floors of the main building of SMESCO UKM.

The products here are made by Indonesian craftsmen with the best quality and some of these products are exported to several countries. The mission of UKM Gallery is to promote cultural heritage of Indonesia by introducing high quality Indonesian products not only to Indonesians, but also the world.

SMESCO UKM Main Building, G-3rd Floor
Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto Kav.94 Jakarta 12780 - Indonesia
Phone: 62.21 2753 5400 (Hunting), Fax: 62.21 7919 4628
mailto :

18 October 2010

Kembang Island, South Kalimantan

Kembang island located in the middle of the Barito river included in the administrative region in Alalak, Kuala Barito regency, South Kalimantan province. Kembang Island is located in the western city of Banjarmasin. Kembang Island designated as forest tourism based on the Decree. Minister of Agriculture.788/Kptsum12/1976 with area 60 ha.

Kembang Island is a habitat for long-tailed macaques (monkeys) and several species of birds. Kembang island region is also one tourist attraction located in the forest areas in Barito Kuala District.
In the forest area of this tour there is an altar dedicated as a place to put the offerings for the "keeper" Kembang island who symbolized by statues of two white monkey tangible (Hanuman), by a community of ethnic Chinese-Indonesian who has a certain vows or vows. One male goat for a gold plated horns usually released into the forest Kembang island if a request was successful or fulfilled. in Barito River we can see the beautiful sunrise. and in barito river you can buyed anything in Pasar Terapung (Traditional Market in the river)

16 October 2010


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06 July 2010

Land of Toraja

Land of Toraja is one of the tourism objects in Indonesia which inhabited by Toraja tribes, located in South Sulawesi. There are many interesting places here.


Pallawa is a traditional house or tongkonan located between bamboo trees on the hilltop. Decorated by some buffalo's horn which plugged in front of tongkonan. Located about12 km to the north from Rantepau.


Londa is steep rocks at the side of the typical Toraja tombs. One of them is located in the highest places of the hill with the cave where the corpse crates arranged in accordance with the family line. Located about 5 km to the south from Rantepau.

Ke'te Kesu

This is one of the fascinating village located about 4 km to the southeast from Rantepau. There's some tongkonan, barns, and megalith buildings around it. 100 m behind the township there's a cliff with the grave cemetery site dependent and tau tau with a stone fence. This village known with the art of carving and a great place for shopping.

30 June 2010

Hotel Indonesia Kempinski - Jakarta

(Grand Indonesia Shopping Town (high end shopping centre), Kempinski Hotel Indonesia (hotel), Kempinski Residence (55 stories apartment), and Wisma BCA (55 stories office tower) located on the side of Jakarta's famed traffic circle Bundaran HI)

Indonesia is a rich tapestry of unique cultures in South-East Asia’s island paradise. Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta located in the heart of capital. Hotel Indonesia is the oldest Hotel in indonesia, more or less 80 years old.


Gazing onto the Welcome Statue at the famous ‘Bundaran HI’ fountain from the Executive Club Lounge, enjoying the magnificent view.

Kempinski offers the flexibility of short or long-term rental with total of 40 luxury serviced residences. Enjoy a fully-comprehensive warmth services as we provide a harmonious balance between work and family life.
The residences have essential amenities and modern conveniences as well as stylish interiors fixtures. With its prime location, the residences provide easy access to major office complexes, embassies and adjacent to Grand Indonesia Shopping town - one of Asia's largest shopping malls.

Facility :

Rooms & Amenities

* 289 Rooms & Suites
* 55 stories Apartment
* Executive Club Lounge

Guest Services

* Mercedes S-Class Service
* Luxury Mercedes Van / Toyota Alphard Service
* Helicopter Service
* Internet Access

Dining & Entertainment

* 5 Restaurants serving Traditional until International cuisine
* 2 Bars
* Room service


* Club Olympus Fitness Centre & Spa
* Tennis court
* Outdoor jogging track
* Squash courts

Local Attractions

* Plaza Indonesia
* Jalan Surabaya Antique Market
* ex Entertainment Centre
* National Monument

Meetings & Events 24hours / 7 days

* Bali Room (up to 800 guests)
* Kempinski Grand Ballroom (up to 3500 guests)
* Pavilion Ramayana (up to 400 guests)
* Meeting Room

Location :
Hotel Indonesia Kempinski - Jakarta
Jl. MH Thamrin No.1,
Jakarta 10310, Indonesia
Tel: +62 21 2358 3800

For more info: Hotel Indonesia Kempinski

14 June 2010

Mount Bromo

Mount Bromo is one of the most famous tourism place which located in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, Malang, East Java. Local and international tourists can see the sunrise clearly from the mountaintop. 
To view them, you have to climb Mount Pananjakan which is the highest mountain in the region. To reach the foot of Mount Pananjakan, you have to go through the desert-like area that can make you get lost. We had to climb Mount Pananjakan, narrow roads and lots of sharp turns would require a high driving skill. For that reason, many visitors who choose to rent a car Hardtop (jeep type) driven by the community. Communities from Tengger tribe usually friendly with the visitors.
Up above, there are many shops serving coffee or hot tea and a bonfire to warm bodies tebitnya time while waiting for the sun. There are also stores that rent warm clothing. Watching the sunrise is an interesting event. The proof, the visitors are willing to wait since five o'clock in the morning facing east so as not to lose this moment. You were not always able to see this event, because if the cloudy sky, the appearance of the sun is not seen clearly. However, when the sky is clear, you can see the roundness of the sun in the first place only as small as a match pins, slowly enlarge and eventually form a full circle and give information so that we can see mountains scenery in this area. Among others, Mount Bromo, Mount Batok, or Mount Semeru is the highest mountain in Java Island.

here are some pictures of mount bromo

30 May 2010

Bunaken Island: World's Most Beautiful Sea Park

Bunaken is an area of 8.08 km ² island in the Bay of Manado, located in the northern island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. This island is part of the city of Manado, the provincial capital of North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Bunaken island can be traveled by ship fast (speed boat) or a rented boat with about 30 minutes journey from the port city of Manado. Bunaken Island Around Bunaken marine park there which is part of the Bunaken National Park. This marine park has a marine biodiversity one of the highest in the world. Scuba diving attracts many visitors to the island. Overall Bunaken marine park covers an area of 75,265 hectares with five islands within it, namely the island of Manado Tua, Bunaken Island, Island Siladen, Mantehage Island follows several children island, and island Naen. Although covering an area 75,265 hectares, the location of dive (diving) is limited in each of the five beaches that surround the island.

National Park Bunaken as the world's most beautiful sea park has diversity species of rare aquatic organisms such as sea cow, dugong-dugong, dolphins and various species of ornamental fish seprti Hippocampus sp., Giant clams, hawksbill, green sea turtles. In the region there are plain black monkey (Macaca nigra).

One of the uniqueness of Bunaken SeaPark is the depth of the sea that separates the mainland of Sulawesi, which can reach 1000 meters. This depth becomes a kind of pressure a variety of human activities on the mainland of Sulawesi that may affect adversely the Bunaken Sea Park. Maybe this is what causes Bunaken Sea Park current intensity until the damage is still lower than many other sea parks. The types of large fish such as tuna, marlin, hammerhead sharks, rays, display, cekalang, barracuda, dolphins and even whales often pass through these waters.

29 May 2010

Cukang Taneuh (Green Canyon indonesia)

Cukang Taneuh or Green Canyon is one of tourism object in West Java which is located in the Village District Kertayasa Cijulang, Ciamis Regency ± 31 km from Pangandaran. This tourist attraction is the river flow through the cave Cijulang with stunning stalactites and stalaknit and flanked by two hills with rocks and trees provide natural attractions are unique and challenging.At the mouth of the cave there are waterfalls Palatar so the atmosphere at this tourist attraction was so cool. Activities that can be done such as rock climbing, swimming, boating while fishing. To reach this location visitors can use a lot of boats are available at Pier Ciseureuh, both outboard boat or canoe paddles. This tourist attraction as a tourist attraction adjacent degan Batukaras and Nusawiru Airport.
Name Green Canyon
Green's name was popularized by a French Canyon in 1993.Namun, the Sundanese called Green Canyon with the title Cukang Taneuh or in the Indonesian language means the Land Bridge. The name of the Green Canyon is also a pun of the name of the Grand Canyon in Colorado, United States.

17 May 2010

Museum Satria Mandala

Entering a museum, we immediately jumped into the shadows of the past. The days that most generations have never experienced it. That is the function of a museum, convey and inform future generations, that important events have happened before his time arrives.
Museum Satria Mandala is one of the military history museum located quite strategically, on the road Jend. Gatot Subroto No.14 Jakarta Selatan. The building was formerly known as Wisma Yaso, the residence of Ratna Sari Dewi Sukarno (President Sukarno's third wife) and the Bung Karno be buried before buried in Blitar. This museum of historical objects relating to the military struggle from 1945 until now.
Travel history to the museum is a very frugal budget tours. Satria Mandala at the Museum, we are only paying adult ticket and Rp.750 Rp.1.500 for children. While for the 5,000 bus vehicles once inside, to the private car Rp.2.000 first two hours and motorcycle Rp.1.000 for the first hour. Very frugal is not it? we've got the holidays memorable at the same time a useful science.

Satria Mandala Museum Collection stretcher used by General Sudirman when peranga guerrilla
To see all the museum collections, should be down the hall for the sake of space exploration.After buying tickets at the booth, entered the first room through the door with a shiny black wood carving. The first collections that we have encountered is the concept handwritten text of the proclamation by President Soekarno. Then enter the hallway that contains dioramas depict events and military struggle, totaling 74 dioramas.
Afterwards we will go to great generals ruagan and collection. Among Non-General Sudirman, one of the disposable litter collection time lead Guerilla War. And the latest collection jendaral room is about Soeharto, major generals and a former president of Indonesia's two phenomenal.
Entering the basement we will see a collection of heavy or light weapons. In addition there is a collection of the banners and symbols of TNI. After that should come out to see the collections on display outside, such as various types of aircraft relics of the past. One of them is Curen aircraft ever flown by Augustine Adi Sucipto. There is also a war such as armored vehicles and tanks, ambulances, sedan that had become a target and the jeep, which is owned by General Sudirman newest museum collections.
Other facilities at the Museum Satria Mandala is a Child Reading Park, Souvenir Shop, or Cafeteria Cafeteria, praying along with toilets, and multipurpose room or auditorium with a capacity of 600 seats for various events and meetings. The museum opened on Tuesday until the week at 09.00 s / d 14:30, closed Mondays and holidays.

14 May 2010

Jakarta Fashion & Food Festival 2010

JFFF 2010 - Transforming Indonesia Into Global Taste

JFFF 2010 or JF3 is the annual food and fashion festival that celebrate every May in 12th - 23rd May 2010 at Summarecon Kelapa Gading. JFFF always shown its support of local products, especially those applications seeking Indonesian art and culture, with a modern appearance and does not impress old fashion.

This year, JF3 theme is Heritageous. It means Heritage and Gorgeous.


Located in La Piazza, Summarecon Kelapa Gading, the Food Festival serving you all of The Indonesian unique culinary. The " Tempo Doeloe " still be theme in Food Festival. Tempo Doeloe means The Past.

From Acehnese culinary, Palembang Culinary, Bangka Culinary, Jakartan culinary or "Betawi Culinary", Javanese Culinary, Manadonian Culinary, Makassar's Culinary and many more Indonesian culinary that we cannot wrote it because Indonesia is an unique country with more than 500 tribes, more than 300 dialects, more than 17.500 islands.


With 65 supercalifragilisticexpialidociously great fashion designers, We think Fashion Festival will be an outstanding festival. On the way to better become JFFF Trade Show, in addition to the presence of Fashion Village, a series of courses Fashion Extravaganza will feature four categories of excellence, namely Indonesian Designer Label - special products which are produced ready to wear designers Indonesia, the Indonesian Exclusive Designer, which displays collections masterpieces from the designers of Indonesia, Indonesia Fashion Brand, and International Fashion Brand.

I hope so you will come to JFF annual festival. See you!

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