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Aceh North Sumatra: Between Beauty and Disaster

Aceh North Sumatra: Between Beauty and Disaster

Aceh – North Sumatra Indonesia Aceh (pronounced Ah-chay) is a special territory (daerah istimewa) of Indonesia, located on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra. Its current official name is Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam; past spellings of its name include Acheh, Atjeh and Achin. Aceh was the closest point of land to the epicenter of […]

April 6 2010 | Posted in Indonesia Adventures, Indonesia Culture, Indonesia History, Indonesia News, Islands of Indonesia, North Sumatra, Sumatra Island | Read More »

LAKE TOBA – Greatest Lake, Primitives & Unique Culture of Batak Tribes in North Sumatra

LAKE TOBA – Greatest Lake, Primitives & Unique Culture of Batak Tribes in North Sumatra

LAKE TOBA : Largest Crater Lake in Indonesia Lake Toba (Indonesian: Danau Toba) is a lake, 100 km long and 30 km wide, and 505 m. (1,666 ft.) at its deepest point, in the middle of the northern part of the Indonesian island of Sumatra with a surface elevation of about 900 m (3,000 feet), […]

April 4 2010 | Posted in Islands of Indonesia, Lake Toba, North Sumatra, Sumatra Island | Read More »

Elephant Safari in Tangkahan Nature Reserve – North Sumatra

Elephant Safari in Tangkahan Nature Reserve – North Sumatra

TANGKAHAN NATURE RESERVE Lying between the Malacca Strait to the east and the deep blue waves of the Indian Ocean to the west, North Sumatra is close to mainland Asia, just an hour flight away from Singapore. A gateway to the second largest island of Indonesia, this province features pristine tropical rainforest, the spectacular Bukit […]

April 3 2010 | Posted in About Indonesia Islands, Bukit Lawang Orangutan, Indonesia Adventures, Indonesia News, Indonesia Trekking, Islands of Indonesia, North Sumatra, Sumatra Island | Read More »

Nias Island: Idyllic Surf and the Last Megalithic Culture Alive of North Sumatra

Nias Island: Idyllic Surf and the Last Megalithic Culture Alive of North Sumatra

Nias Island : Between Heaven and Tzunami Located west of the island of Sumatra in the Indian Ocean are a chain of islands, running alongside Sumatra but separated from the mainland by a deep trench, they include the islands of Nias, Simeulue, the Mentawai islands and Enggano. Few early trading ships dared to approach these […]

April 3 2010 | Posted in About Indonesia Islands, Aceh-North Sumatra, Indonesia Adventures, Indonesia Culture, Indonesia Diving, Indonesia History, Indonesia News, Indonesia Sailing, Indonesia Surfing, Indonesia Trekking, Islands of Indonesia, North Sumatra, Sumatra Island, West Sumatra | Read More »

INDONESIA : Ultimate in Diversity – Paradise on Earth

INDONESIA : Ultimate in Diversity – Paradise on Earth

Indonesia Archipelago, World Largest Archipelago on Earth The Republic of Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world comprising 17,504 large and small tropical islands fringed with white sandy beaches, many still uninhabited and a number even still unnamed. Straddling the equator, situated between the continents of Asia and Australia and between the Pacific and […]

April 3 2010 | Posted in About Indonesia Islands, Alor and Lembata Islands, Bali Island, Flores Island, Indonesia Adventures, Indonesia Culture, Indonesia Diving, Indonesia History, Indonesia News, Indonesia Sailing, Indonesia Surfing, Indonesia Trekking, Islands of Indonesia, Java Island, Jogjakarta Area and Central Java Islands, Kalimantan Island, Lampung, Lombok & Gili Islands, Mallucas Islands, North Sulawesi, North Sumatra, Raja Ampat Islands, South East Sulawesi, South Sulawesi, Sulawesi Island, Sumatra Island, Sumba Island, Sumbawa Island, West Java, West Papua Islands, West Sumatra | Read More »

Bukit Lawang Orangutans Nature Reserve – Central Kalimantan of Indonesia Borneo

Bukit Lawang Orangutans Nature Reserve – Central Kalimantan of Indonesia Borneo

Bukit Lawang Orangutans Nature Reserve in Bahorok National Park North Sumatra The Sumatran Orangutan (Pongo abelii) is the rarer of the two species of orangutans. Living and endemic to Sumatra island of Indonesia, they are smaller than the Bornean Orangutan. The Sumatran Orangutan grows to about 4.6 feet tall and 200 pounds in males. Females […]

April 3 2010 | Posted in About Indonesia Islands, Aceh-North Sumatra, Bukit Lawang Orangutan, Central Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia Adventures, Indonesia News, Indonesia Trekking, Islands of Indonesia, Kalimantan Island, Kumai River Expedition, Mahakam River Borneo, North Sumatra, Sumatra Island | Read More »

North Sumatra : Places of Interest…..Place to visit!

North Sumatra : Places of Interest…..Place to visit!

North Sumatra (Indonesian: Sumatera Utara) is a province of Indonesia. Its capital is Medan. Geography and population The province of North Sumatra stretches across the island of Sumatra between the Indian Ocean and the Strait Malacca. It borders Aceh province on the northwest and Riau and West Sumatra provinces on the southeast. It has an […]

April 3 2010 | Posted in About Indonesia Islands, Bukit Lawang Orangutan, Indonesia Adventures, Indonesia News, Indonesia Trekking, Islands of Indonesia, North Sumatra, Sumatra Island | Read More »


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