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Maryati

20
May

The Orchid Forest in Lembang, West Java is the largest orchid park in Indonesia. At this forest, there are around 157 varieties of orchid which are cultivated in 12-hectare land. The seeds of those orchids come from various countries, such as Venezuela, United States of America and Peru. Even, rare orchids such as black orchid or Coelogy Pandurata, Kantong Semar orchid or Paphopedilum glaucophyllum and paraphalaenopsis laycocky can be found The Orchid Forest in Lembang.

In addition to enjoying a lot of varieties of orchids, tourists can also enjoy the beauty of pine trees and fresh air. Cool air makes those orchids grow well in Lembang. Eco-tourism, which was opened several years ago, is complementary tourism packages, such as beautiful scenery with fresh air, aesthetic facilities, Instagramable spots for taking pictures and various kinds of sub-destinations. The 12-hectare orchid forest is determined as the largest orchid forest in Indonesia because it is managed well.

To go to this orchid forest, you should use private motor-vehicles. The smooth road towards the orchid forest makes motorcycles or cars pass comfortably. You can go from Lembang to Mt. Tangkuban Perahu region. During the trip, you should watch the road side until you find Orchid Forest Lembang at Cikole gate. The Orchid Forest opens every day, starting from 9 am for weekdays and 8 am for weekends until 6 pm of local time.

20
May

Anticipation of the Covid-19 pandemic in various countries is different based on  the conditions that exist in each country. When seven European and South Asian countries loosened lockdwon rules or large-scale restrictions, several other countries adopted different policies.

Italy, Spain, Denmark, France and Belgium are among the European countries that have relaxed the lockdown rules, while Germany is still implementing them. Most businesses in Italy have been authorized by the government to operate after two months of closing. Outside the city of Madrid, the Spanish government allows citizens to gather up to ten people.

In Asia, India and Pakistan are among those that relaxed the lockdown rules. Previously, India strictly prohibited people from leaving the house.

The European government has eased lockdown rules and restrictions on community movements by taking into account a significant reduction in transmission rates and deaths due to Covid 19. In Italy, if at the end of March at least 900 people died, earlier this week within 24 hours there were only 145 deaths . The Italian government, apparently believes that business activities do not have to wait for Covid-19 to be completely over.

In China, the country from which Covid-19 originated, millions of citizens have returned to  the tourist sites post lockdown. In Hanoi, Vietman, the situation in public places, shopping centers and community gatherings looks back to normal.

What happens in countries that have  begun to loosen lockdowns or even ended large scale  restrictions is the result of prevention efforts. Government regulations are implemented and followed consistently by the community. Vietnam, for example, showed very progressive results. The  country bordering China from the beginning made strict arrangements, knowing Covid 19 was present in the neighboring country. The results are truly impressive. Vietnam, which is a leading economy in the ASEAN region, has begun to rebuild its economy.

The strict lockdown rules and restrictions on movement, along with the discipline of citizens are key to successfully overcoming Covid 19. Other countries that are still struggling to fight  the pandemic with  an impact on their economic life, must learn from countries that have apparently succeeded in dealing with  Covid-19.

18
May

Forty-six kilometers from Kupang, the capital city of East Nusa Tenggara, there is a tourism object which is visited by many tourists, namely Camplong Natural Tourism Park. This 2000-hectare tourism park is a natural habitat for hundreds of endemic flora and fauna of the island of Timor.

In addition, the park also has natural resources, such as springs, basin which is formed naturally, and natural cave. This cave is usually used for cave’s searching activity. There is also an artificial cave which was made by Japan in the colonial era. 

Besides searching the cave, you can also do cross country. You do not have to be worried about getting lost when doing cross country, because there is path through the tourism forest which has been prepared to make easy the visitors doing the cross country.

The main aspect of the Camplong Natural Park is that there are various kinds of flora and fauna. Most of them are categorized as rare ones. You can also find animal of original endemic which lives wildly such as black- back pigeon. Camplong forest is also grown by sandalwood which is endemic plants of Timor Island. 

The forest area, which was the first time determined as tourism park in 1929, is located at the side of road to  Soe City, Fatuleu district in Kupang regency. The location can be accessed from Kupang to Camplong forest by public transportation to Soe or by private motor vehicles.

18
May

President Joko Widodo urged people to buy domestic products during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the inauguration of the #BanggaBuatanIndonesia National Movement through a virtual conference at the State Palace in Jakarta, Thursday (May 14), the President said, Indonesians must support, help  and protect each other so as not to be exposed to the Covid-19 and the economy is also not threatened. Therefore, it’s necessary to save the neighbors, relatives, friends and family  with  discipline in implementing the health protocols. By caring for  the neighbors who are in difficulty,  shopping in small or micro-businesses,  and buying works of Indonesian products, President Joko Widodo believes that Indonesians  can jointly pass the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ha also expressed that Indonesian creative industry products are  good; the designs are not inferior to foreign products. Many good quality products are made by home industries of  farmers and  fishermen. According to the President, domestic products must be appreciated, supported, be given as much space as possible, and be used for the safety and progress of the nation and state of Indonesia. He added, these products must be a mainstay to foster confidence that Indonesia is a nation that is proud of the work of the nation itself.

The president also cited a number of national works in the field of health that have been used for handling the Covid-19 pandemic. In the health sector, to accelerate the handling of Covid-19, Indonesia has succeeded in developing a Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test kit, rapid diagnostic test or RDT, ventilator and mobile BSL (Biosafety Level 2). It is hoped that by the end of May, all the innovation can be mass produced so that Indonesia is no longer dependent on imported products from other countries. President Joko Widodo believes, a pandemic is not an obstacle to fostering creativity and innovation. He emphasized that the limitations actually encourage continued innovation, transformation, explore self-potential and create opportunities.