Indonesian Wonder

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Anambas Island is one of leading islands belonging to Indonesia which directly faces with South China Sea. As archipelagic islands, Anambas islands have enormous tourism potential. There are more than 200 islands which belong to the regency. One of them is  Penjalin Island.

Penjalin Island is located at Palmatak sub-district, Anambas islands regency, Riau islands province. The island has smooth white sand, calm waters and the water is very clear. This island has its own uniqueness. There is a hidden small bay, and has bow shape like crescent moon as long as  2 kilometers and the beach has around 50 meters wide. At the two tips of the bay, there are various kinds of forms and sizes of natural stones which often become favorite picture of tourists.

In 2007 when Anambas was still part of Natuna regency, the waters surrounding the island has been decided as conservation area of Sea Park. No wonder, until now around the area, its habitat and naturalness are still preserved. If you like adrenalin activity, at another part of the Penjalin Island, there is small hill for trekking. The track path is quite challenging. If you are on the peak of the hill, you can witness the beauty of the island from different sides.

To go to Penjalin island, you can access from Anambas island. You can go by plane from Halim Perdana Kusuma airport and it takes around 2 and half hours to Matak airport. 

After arriving at Matak airport, the trip is continued by using speed boat. The speed boat can accommodate around 15-20 persons. On the island, there is also lodging for tourists who want to stay at night.   


Aceh  province in the westernmost of  Indonesia is called    Serambi Mekah or the Veranda of Mecca. This because people there are known to be devout Muslims. However, Aceh is also popular with its traditional coffee shops or coffee stalls As a coffee producing area,   there are two types of coffee cultivated in Aceh, namely Arabica  and Robusta coffee. Arabica  coffee is generally cultivated in the highlands of Tanah Gayo, Southeast Aceh and Gayo Lues.  Whereas in Pidie District especially Tanse , Geumpang and West Aceh,  Robusta coffee type is more dominantly developed.

Gayo coffee is famous for its savory bitter taste and sharp aroma. In the highlands of Gayo there is a way of drinking coffee, passed down from generation to generation called Kopi Kartup or Kertup coffee. Basically, it means drinking hot black  coffee  with pieces of palm sugar or brown sugar which is supposed to enrich the taste of coffee.

The term Kertup comes from Aceh language which means to bite or being  bitten. To enjoy  a cup of  Kertup  coffee you  must  first put a piece of palm sugar into your  mouth. Chew it slowly or let the lump melt in your mouth  to mix the fainttly bitter  taste of coffee with sweet  palm sugar. Feel the sensation of a mixture of liquid coffee and molasses of palm sugar, and the taste of caffeine that meets palm sugar in the palate, it feels very unique. The sweet taste produced by palm sugar is different from the ordinary white  sugar or sweetener.

Today  Kopi  kertup or kertup coffee  from Gayo is  a little hard to find in Aceh  except  in some coffee stalls managed by people from  Gayo who preserve the tradition of drinking this coffee. Yet, if  you  want to try Gayo-style kertup coffee  you  can do it yourself as long as following  the ways.

Choose original  coffee powder from Gayo which is now widely sold and packaged nicely. Why Gayo Coffee? This is none other than to get the  taste that is not much different from the original  Kertup Coffee from Gayo, Aceh. First you need to  boil the water, then pour  approximately 100-120 cc to 1-2 tablespoons of coffee. Do not pour the  hot water at once, but divide it into  two pours. The first pour is about a  quarter of the water, let the coffee powder dissolve nicely first, then stir without using a spoon, just  turn or spin  the glass or cup. After it  mixed evenly, pour the remaining water. Set a few moments for the aroma  to come out. Rough coffee powder will be come  above the surface, lower or drain it using a spoon. Wait a while, then the kertup coffee is ready to  be enjoyed. Do not forget to prepare the sugar palm. You’d feel the Unique sensation immediately.

Drinking a cup of   Kertup  coffee is another way to enjoy brewed coffee. The presence of brown sugar or palm sugar is  guaranteed to add rich taste of  the coffee on your tongue.///anna trijajakasih


MondayJanuary 8, President Joko Widodo paid a working visit to Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara. During the visit the President distributed the Smart Indonesia Card (KIP), gave a public lecture at the Muhammadiyah University of Kupang, and handed over 2,500 land certificates to the people. On Monday afternoon, the President and First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo departed to Rote Regency. In Rote, the President briefed the National Coordination Meeting of Bara JP (Volunteers Troop for Jokowi Presiden) 2018. Starting his second working day visit in Rote Ndao District, the President enjoyed the beauty of Nemberala Beach. At Nemberala Beach, the president washed his hands and face with the sea water. After the event, Nemberala beach became the public spotlight.

Nemberala Beach is one of the leading tourism destinations in Rote island. For a long time, Nemberala Beach is known as the beach with world class waves. In 2016, Nemberala Beach won the award of Anugerah Pesona Indonesia or the Indonesian Wonder Award as the first winner of the most popular surfing spot category. The waves at Nemberala Beach can reach 7 meters high in August to October. Not surprisingly, many world surfing championship event were taken place at Nemberala Beach.The beach location itself is located on the Rote island. Nemberala Beach takesone hour drive from Saudale DC Airport, Rote. You can use the plane from El Tari Airport Kupang.

In addition to the awesome waves, Nemberala beach has white sand. Traveling to the beach, you can find many things to do such as fishing, swimming, surfing, and much more. Fishing is one of the most popular activities because the sea around the coast has many species of fish. The most common fish species found in the sea including Tuna Gigi Anjing (dogtooth tuna), Spanish Mackerel, Yellow fin Tuna, Trevalli, Wahoo, Sailfish, Sea Perch, Kerapu and Marlin.

Visitor can do another fun activityat Nemberala beach such as snorkeling. With snorkeling, you can enjoy the beautiful underwater life on the beach, including colorful corals, large pelagic and small reef fish as well as beautiful sea shells and octopus. Other interesting activities including surfing, trips to the village and island exploration. With the Island exploration, you can visit other islands nearby such as Donna, Do'o and N'Doa. To stay overnight on the beach, you need not worry, because there has available many facilities from luxury resorts to simple lodgings on the Nemberala beach. So someday, if you come to Kupang East Nusa Tenggara, keep in your mind to travel to Rote to see the beauty of Nemberala beach.



Het strand van Batu Kapal bevindt zich in het dorp Liliboi, West Leihitu, Centraal Maluku. Hoewel het niet ligt precies op de stad van Ambon, de hoofdstad van de provincie Maluku, maar deze plaats is nog steeds een vasteland met de stad Ambon. Om naar Batu Kapal Liliboi te gaan of beter bekend als Batu Lobang Strand, van het centrum van Ambon, niet te ver eigenlijk. Vanaf Pattimura Luchtaven duurt het ongeveer 20 minuten met  motorvoertuig.

Dit strand is genoemd Batu Kapal of in het NLS (scheepsteen),omdat zijn vorm lijkt op het scheepsplatform. En de weg naar Batu Kapal strand is echt soepel, naast het landschap aan de linkerkant van de weg, maakt uverwonderd zijn van de schoonheid in deze toeristische plek.

Maar u moet ook letten op de wegwijzer op de weg naar Batu Kapal Strand, omdat het bord niet groot is; alleen maar zwart bord 60 bij 20 cm met het schrijven van Batu Kapal Lliboi Strand, die bij het dak van een hut opgehangen. En Dit hut is toegangspot voor Batu Kapal Strand

toegangtickets in het strand van Batu Kapal is Rp. 5000 voor volwassenen en Rp. 3000 voor de kinderen. Vanuit de hut die toegangsplaats is, moet u nog steeds ongeveer 250 meter de trap af lopen. Pantai Batu Kapal is verdeeld in 2 delen; het strand in het schip vanaf het strand buiten het schip.

Na het afdalen van de trap, ziet u de buitenkant van Batu Kapal Strand. Hier is geen wit zand zoals het strand in het algemeen, er is hier alleen rotsen en blauwe zee. Als u wilt hier ontspannen, is de beste plaats voor u aan de buitenkant van deze strand. Daar kunt u heerlijk zitten en genieten van het prachtige uitzicht op dit strand. Vanaf de buitenste oever van Batu Kapal kunnen we grote rotsen zien die op een schip lijken. In die steen is er een vorm zoals het platform en een gat dat op een scheepsraam lijkt.

De strand van Batu Kapal is een strand omgeven door rotswanden aan de binnenkant van het schip. Het is inderdaad moeilijk om de binnenkant van het strand van Batu Kapal te bereiken. Omdat het nodig is om te kunnen klimmen en kruipen. Bij aankomst op het strand van Batu Kapal vindt u een privézwembad. Hier kunt u zwemmen zonder bang te hoeven zijn dat u zal wordt weggevaagd door de golven. Omdat dit strand is omgeven door de kliffen. Daarom de golven hier zo kalm zijn. Het Water in dit strand is  ook zo helder, met de diepte slechts 30 cm tot ongeveer 2 meter is. Maar tijdens het zwemmen moet u voorzichtig zijn, want de rotsen hier zijn behoorlijk scherp. Maar aan de binnenkant van Batu Kapal is minder geschikt om te ontspannen, omdat hier geen geschikte plek is om te zitten en te rusten.


En de tips voor u, als u 's morgens vroeger naar het strand van Batu Kapal wil gaan, vergeet dan niet om uw eigen eten en drinken mee te brengen, want meestal zullen de verkopers rond het strand van Batu Kapal in het middag handelen. 

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