Category: Indonesia

Komodo National Park Is Home to Some of the Largest Manta Ray Aggregations in the World; Peerj; SciTechDaily

Photo: Simon Pierce

Scientists from the Marine Megafauna Foundation and Murdoch University, through a collaborative effort including the public, are reporting a large number of manta rays in the waters of Komodo National Park, an Indonesian UNESCO World Heritage Site, suggesting the area may hold the key to the regional recovery of the vulnerable species.

Source: Komodo National Park Is Home to Some of the Largest Manta Ray Aggregations in the World

In a national park plagued by encroachers, Indonesia tries a new approach; Tonggo Simangunsong; Monga Bay

Photo: Rhett A Butler

Suwardi, a 51-year-old from Indonesia’s North Sumatra province, used to work as a laborer for a landlord who managed oil palm and rubber plantations in his home village of Harapan Maju, near Gunung Leuser National Park. He also cultivated a dream: to own his own farmland. One day, about four years ago, Suwardi thought he had an opportunity to get closer to his dream.

Source: In a national park plagued by encroachers, Indonesia tries a new approach

More coffee, less gold: Sumatra farmers alarmed over revival of mine project; Junaidi Hanafiah; MongaBay

Photo: Junaidi Hanafiah

Indonesian coffee farmers on the island of Sumatra have spoken out against a plan to mine for gold in an area that overlaps with one of the last known habitats of Sumatran tigers and orangutans. The Linge Abong project in Aceh province was conceived more than a decade ago, and was blocked by the provincial governor in 2019.

Source: More coffee, less gold: Sumatra farmers alarmed over revival of mine project

10 Greenest Places on Earth — From Jungle Hikes to Waterfall Dips; Stephanie Vermillion; Travel + Leisure

Photo: Sebastian Wirsching

These lush getaways offer soothing natural beauty with a side of serious adventure.

Source: 10 Greenest Places on Earth — From Jungle Hikes to Waterfall Dips

Indonesia’s Komodo dragon ‘Jurassic Park’ keeps going up in flames; Aisyah Llewellyn; SCMP

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Conservationists fear for the endangered giant lizards’ future in a park earmarked as a ‘super-priority’ tourist destination where fires break out almost every year.

Source: Indonesia’s Komodo dragon ‘Jurassic Park’ keeps going up in flames

UNESCO reiterates road project’s dangers to Papua park as Indonesia doubles down; Hans Nicholas Jong; Monga Bay

Photo: Monga Bay

UNESCO has renewed its call for the closure of a road running through Indonesia’s Lorentz National Park after the nation’s environment minister said shutting it down would be impossible. The park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, encompasses a variety of biodiversity-rich ecosystems on the western coast of the island of New Guinea. BirdLife International has called the park “probably the single most important reserve” on the giant island.

Source: UNESCO reiterates road project’s dangers to Papua park as Indonesia doubles down

A Local’s Guide to Bali, Indonesia; Rick Jordan; Conde Nast Traveler

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Healer Tjok Gde Kerthyasa on his favorite hidden spots on the island.

Source: A Local’s Guide to Bali, Indonesia

How Covid has led a centuries-old heritage site to digitalise operations and rethink distribution; Corinne Wan; WIT

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How Covid has made the centuries-old Borobudur temples rethink its distribution and turning to technology bring the temples alive virtually…

Source: How Covid has led a centuries-old heritage site to digitalise operations and rethink distribution – WIT

Komodo National Park; Diptarkar Ghosh; World Atlas

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The Komodo National Park was established in 1980, to initially protect the endemic Komodo dragon, but its conservation goals were later extended.

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Labuan Bajo and beyond: Exploring the beauty of Indonesia’s dragon archipelago; Theodora Sutcliffe; CNN

Labuan Bajo, a bustling port town on Flores’ northwestern tip, is best known as the jump off for UNESCO-listed Komodo National Park. Here’s a look at what travelers heading to the area can experience when the country reopens to international tourism.

Source: Labuan Bajo and beyond: Exploring the beauty of Indonesia’s dragon archipelago

8 Things To Do In & Around Borobudur, From Sunset-Watching To Temple-Hopping To River Rafting; Dwiputri P; Smart Local

After the Borobudur complex and its neighboring heritage attractions, bike tours, museums, and rafting can be part of your Jogja itinerary.

Source: 8 Things To Do In & Around Borobudur, From Sunset-Watching To Temple-Hopping To River Rafting

Beyond orangutans: Indonesia’s Gunung Leuser National Park local community, stakeholders jointly craft conservation plan; PIA

Source: Beyond orangutans: Indonesia’s Gunung Leuser National Park local community, stakeholders jointly craft conservation plan

A Story about a World Heritage in Bali; Alek Karci Kurniawan; Modern Diplomacy

Monday, June 29, 2020, when you open the Google search engine, you will see a picture of a farmer sitting in a hut. His eyes lead to green fields. Google Doodle displays an image with the tagline “Celebrating Cultural Heritage, Subak”. Subak is a tradition of the Balinese, Indonesia. When you visit the countryside in Bali, you will see a fields at the foot of the mountain with neat watering.

Source: A Story about a World Heritage in Bali

Prambanan Temple; Lonely Planet

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Witness the Pink Sands and Elusive Dragons of Komodo Island in Indonesia; Sharmistha Chaudhuri; Outlook India

Flores in Indonesia promises dragons, pink beaches and manta rays—a compelling adventure awaits you…

Source: Witness the Pink Sands and Elusive Dragons of Komodo Island in Indonesia

Top World Heritage National Parks in Indonesia; Indonesia Expat

For anyone who wants to spend a few days away from the crowds of big cities, national parks are a rare treat to fix that need of solitude and to be…

Source: Top World Heritage National Parks in Indonesia – Indonesia Expat

Buddhist Gem in the Wonder of Borobudur; Som Kanika; Khmer Times

Packed with hundreds of captivating tourist sites, Indonesia is a discovery for curious travellers and history buffs.

Source: Buddhist Gem in the Wonder of Borobudur – Khmer Times

Top 7 ‘winter’ destinations in Southeast Asia to visit for a cool holiday; Mae Yen Yap; Mashable

Here’s the top places Mae Yen Yap recommends.

Source: Top 7 ‘winter’ destinations in Southeast Asia to visit for a cool holiday

Tourists visit Prambanan temple in Central Java Province, Indonesia; Xuxin; Xinhua

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The deadliest volcano to strike the modern world; Max Anderson; Traveller

It’s one of the most infamous volcanoes, right up there with Etna and Vesuvius.

Source: The deadliest volcano to strike the modern world

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