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Raja Ali Haji Museum was opened on December 18 2020, in coincide with the commemoration of the 191st Anniversary of Batam City. The opening was marked by the opening of a curtain sketch of the face of King Isa bin King Ali or Nong Isa by Batam Mayor Muhammad Rudi. Nong Isa was the recipient of mandate of Sultan Abdul Rahman Muazzam Syah from the Lingga Sultanate, to rule the Nongsa area and its surroundings, on December 18, 1829. Nong Isa's government became a milestone in establishing Batam City. 

Batam Raja Ali Haji Museum is located around the town square, Engku Putri Batam.  This museum contains various historical objects and photos of the civilization of the city since the era of the Riau Lingga Kingdom. There are also various historical objects during the Dutch colonial period, the entry of Temanggung Abdul Jamal, Japanese era, Indonesian Independence, the Riau Islands Regency Government, the early development of the Batam Authority, the leadership of BJ Habibie, the Administrative City until the history of Astaka, Malay treasure, and the present Batam infrastructure.

Visiting this Museum, you can also see various collections of Malay cultural objects, as well as learning Malay culture. There is Bangkeng, a storage container for Malay wedding clothes which is at hundreds of years old. There is also Pahar which is usually used to serve dishes. It has a unique shape, complete with legs. Then there is the Semberit, which is a small legged dish. The museum also has a complete collection of Malay-style tableware. There are collections of Sanggan, Talam, and Sangku.Sangku is a hand washing container. Another collection is Tepak Sirih with Kacip. The Kacip is used to split betel nuts. Tepak Sirih is more complete with Cembul, a container for betel nut, Gambier, Lime betel, and Tobacco.There is also Keto a container to dispose leftovers after eating betel.  There is also Kaki Dian, a container to put candles from the Riau-Lingga era.Then, another collection is the Embat-Embat which is a container for fragrant water. There is also the Kupi a container to keep sewing tools. If you are interested to see these various Malay collections, I suggest you to visit Batam Raja Ali Haji Museum.


Southeast Sulawesi province has a lot of potential interesting tourism attractions that you need to visit. There have been many foreign tourists on vacation to enjoy the natural beauty of Southeast Sulawesi. The beauty of this tourism spot is guaranteed to stun you. As a nation, Indonesia deserves to be proud because it has the most beautiful underwater paradise in the world. This underwater paradise is known as Wakatobi National Park, which is located in Wakatobi Regency, Southeast Sulawesi Province. Wakatobi National Park was established in 1996, with a total area of 1.39 million hectares, consisting of marine and coral biodiversity which occupies one of the highest priority positions of marine conservation in Indonesia. The beauty and richness of the Wakatobi National Park area is well known in the world, especially after the Wallacea Expedition from England in 1995. The Wallacea Expedition stated that this Southeast Sulawesi region is indeed rich in coral species.

Wakatobi National Park is one of 50 national parks in Indonesia, which is located in Wakatobi district, Southeast Sulawesi. In this park, there is an undersea natural beauty which has 25 coral reefs. There are clusters of coral reefs of around 112 species from 13 families which are located at 25 points along the 600 km coastline. In addition to the beauty presented by various coral reefs, the park also has various species of fish. The wealth of fish species owned by this national park reaches 93 types of fish for consumption and ornamental fish.

There are also three types of turtles that often live on the islands in Wakatobi National Park, namely the hawksbill turtle, loggerhead turtle and the Lekang turtle. For tourists who like the beauty of the underwater world, they can do several activities in Wakatobi National Park, such as diving, snorkeling and swimming to see the beautiful coral reefs and various underwater animals. In addition, they can also witness the various cultures of the local community there. The most interesting thing is that you can see dolphins that appear on the surface. The best place to see dolphins is at Mola Raya Harbor, which can be reached in just 20 minutes from Wanci City, Wangi-Wangi by chartering a boat. This National Park already has quite complete facilities, ranging from road facilities that are quite smooth to taxis that are ready to take you to your destination. The food stalls are also relatively clean and the lodging around the area is quite affordable.


Besides having Raja Ampat, Papua has many amazing destinations from the western tip of Papua. The province whose capital is in Manokwari has a number of tourism attractions. One of them is Lake Framu, a hidden paradise in Papua. Fewer people know the existence of this lake, because the location of this lake is in the middle of a forest.

The road to Lake Framu is quite difficult because not all of the routes are smooth paved roads. Most of the roads are small and bumpy and rocky roads. From the main road to the lake Framu, you have to stroll about 10 to 15 minutes going down a small forest of West Papua, which is overgrown with lush shrubs where the lake which is dominated by turquoise is located. Therefore, Framu Lake is not often visited by tourists. This beautiful lake is so clean because the indigenous Papuans take care of it.

Lake Framu is part of Lake Ayamaru which is located in Ayamaru City, Maybrat Regency, West Papua Province, about 216 kilometers west of Sorong City. From Sorong to Ayamaru, it can be reached by public transportation for 4 to 5 hours. Ayamura Lake contains many kinds of fish which are often taken by the local people for their daily meals. Because it provides benefits, the local people take care of this lake. Even though it is very beautiful, you have to be careful if you want to swim in this lake. The water is calm. That means that this lake is quite deep. The depth of this lake can reach 6 meters. However, you can swim on the shore of the lake or just throw your feet and walk on the rocks that are clearly visible from the edge of the lake.


The location is in Bogor, not far from Jakarta City. There are a lot of beautiful natural attractions in this rainy city.  One of them is Curug Cipamingkis. The location is exactly in Wargajaya Village, Sukamakmur District, Bogor, West Java and it includes in the Perhutani area.  The distance from the downtown of Bogor is approximately 44 kilometers. It takes approximately 1.5 hours to 2 hours by motor vehicles to get to the location. To enjoy the panoramic beauty of Curug Cipamingkis, you need to pay an entrance ticket of 15 thousand rupiah and 3 thousand rupiah of Perhutani retribution. Then, you will also get charged 2 thousand rupiah for a motorbike and 4 thousand rupiah is for a car parking fee.

The main attraction of Curug Cipamingkis is its waterfall. This waterfall comes from the confluence of 2 rivers flowing through Bogor, namely the Cipamingkis River and the Cisarua River. Cipamingkis waterfall itself has a cliff of 10-to-15 meters high. You feel comfortable to visit the waterfall shower or play in the water around it. If you enjoy taking photos, the local guide provides a variety of instagrammable photo spots. Some of these spots are Gardu Pandang, Foto Bintang, Jembatan Cinta, Perahu Asmara, Stone Garden, Taman Barathayuda and Rumah Pohon.

If you want to spend the night, there are also accommodations such as villas and a large camping area around this waterfall.  You can also rent a tent here. For lovers of outdoor activities, Curug Cipamingkis provides an outbound area and also a jogging track. After doing activities and  feeling hungry, you can come to Saung as a place to eat and rest. A prayer room for worship and a toilet are also available. If you are on a trip to Jakarta, don't forget to  visit Bogor City, especially Curug Cipamingkis.


Like Southwest Sumba, East Sumba also has many excellent tourism destinations. One of them is Waimarang Waterfall. Located in Waimarang Village, East Sumba, Waimarang Waterfall is one of the destinations that is enough to steal a traveler's heart. In addition to being beautiful, the waterfall also has a pool created by nature. To get there, you have to drive about two hours from the center of East Sumba Regency in Waingapu. Off-road terrain to savanna will also welcome a traveler's trip to Waimarang Waterfall. If you are lucky, a traveler can also see horses which are eating grass. Arriving at the location, you will find a large field area for parking with several simple stalls. But you still have to walk about one kilometer trekking to Waimarang Waterfall.

Make sure you wear mountain sandals or comfortable shoes, remembering that the trip to the waterfall goes up and down. Just before arriving, you also have to cross the river first. Even though it's a little tiring, the trekking struggle will pay off with the beauty of Waimarang Waterfall. The waterfall is not big or tall, but it has a natural swimming pool which is quite wide. When you get there, you will not resist the temptation to swim, because the water will refresh your body. There is no change room at the waterfall location. However, you can find simple change rooms in the parking area. On one side of the waterfall, you can also find a higher surface. Beside it, there is also a smaller pool that is no less refreshing.

A long journey requires you to bring your own food, change of clothes and drink when you are in this waterfall area. If you want to go to Waimarang Waterfall, it is free of charge.  You are only charged with parking fee of Rp 10 thousand for cars and Rp 5 thousand for motorbikes. To enter the area, you must apply health protocols by using a mask, bringing a hand sanitizer or washing your hands with soap and keeping distance. Before you travel, make sure you are not infected with Covid-19, as well as when you return home later.


Wayang Windu Panenjoan - Indonesian Wonder                                                                                                                                  





Wayang Windu Panenjoan offers various spots for selfie with beautiful panorama of tea plantation and also cool natural atmosphere. The word of “panenjoan” means a glimpse of sight. So as far as the eye can see, you can enjoy the beauty of views around the area.

Wayang Windu Panenjoan is located in the 13 hectares Kertamanah Tea Plantation at an altitude of 1,800 meters above sea level. The ticket price is Rp 10,000 per person, with a parking fee of Rp 3,000 for motorbikes and Rp 5,000 for cars. There are various interesting tourism activities the visitors can do there. You can enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of Pengalengan. For those who like photos, various selfie spots are available there. There is also a tall viewing tower made of wood. From the tower, you can see Pangalengan views from a height and take pictures with a green natural background. There is also a wooden bridge that crosses over a stretch of tea garden. In addition, there are also ornaments resembling an open door which is made of wood. Besides taking pictures, don't forget to see the sunset, which has become the icon of Wayang Windu Panenjoan. You can also come at night, to get a beautiful painting of the night sky with stars if the weather is clear.

Apart from photo spots, there are also other tourism attractions you can do. The Wayang Windu Panenjoan also offers ATV rides around the area with Rp. 50,000 for one round. Each round is approximately 1.2 kilometers. If you want to camp, you are allow to set up a tent in this area. There are several spots that can be used as a camping ground. The camping ground rate consists of an entrance ticket of Rp 20,000, plus Rp 10,000 for the security. There is also a parking fee of Rp 6,000 for motorbikes and Rp 10,000 for cars. Wayang Windu Panenjoan has complete facilities, such as toilets, prayer rooms, restaurants, and gazebos. For those who like photos and beautiful natural panoramas, Wayang Windu Panenjoan is suitable to be your next tourism destination with family or relatives.


Nyale is a party or ceremony known as Bau Nyale. The word Bau is from Sasak language which means to catch, while the word Nyale means sea worms that live in holes in the rock under sea water.

Bau Nyale is a sea worm hunting event. Those who hunt sea worms of various ages, ranging from kids to adults, men and women. Bau Nyale is a cultural icon that is an attraction for tourists’ visit and the eventis awaited by tourists on the island of Lombok.  This event is held around February and March. The place for the Bau Nyale ceremony is on Seger Beach, Kuta, which is located in the southern part of Lombok Island.

The Bau Nyale party or ceremony is an event and tradition that is very legendary and it has high sacred values for the Sasak Tribe. The existence of the Bau Nyale party is closely related to a folklore in the southern part of Central Lombok. Nyale is believed to be the incarnation of Princess Mandalika, a beautiful royal princess who threw herself into the deep seas. The reason is quite simple. Mandalika was a very beautiful princess. So, many princes came to fight over Mandalika. Mandalika didn't want war to happen. Therefore, Mandalika chose to throw herself into the sea.

The process of catching Nyale is carried out by using a special net and it starts in the early morning hours. Using lighting devices such as flashlights, residents are ready to catch worms which have various colors at the sea. Catching Nyale requires patience, considering that this worm is quite agile and slippery. This colorful Nyale contains high protein, making it very delicious and worthy of consumption. Unsurprisingly, after catching quite a lot of Nyales, the residents immediately cooked them. This is one of the culinary tours that you can try if you come during the ceremony.


Omah Kayu

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Words of Omah Kayu are from Javanese language which sounds really unique. Omah means house, and kayu means wood. So, Omah kayu means wooden house.
This area was built in 2014. It has been almost 4 years that this place has become an alternative for Malang residents to spend their weekends and holidays. Omah kayu is located at an altitude of 1,342 meters above sea level or equivalent to a mountain range such as Mount Andong in Magelang. The road to the tree house is also quite tiring. Because, the track also goes up and down as in climbing. However, the path is still quite easy, rather than the climbing track. Rice fields, valleys, mountains and many small buildings will be the sights of your trip to some of the tree houses at Omah kayu. Besides being appropriate with selfie location, Omah Kayu is also lodging. There are several rooms made of wood.

The uniqueness of Omah kayu or Tree House is that it is designed fully with wooden raw materials in which there are 6 units, each unit has an area of 3 x 2 x 2 meters. Omah kayu is made by using good quality and strong wood, namely eucalyptus wood as a building frame, including the  fences and balconies. For the walls, pine wood planks are used and arranged tightly so that the occupants  feel warm while staying at night here; for the roof, it uses materials from fibers. As an accommodation, this place is also provided with 1 bed, 2 pillows, a blanket and cutlery. However, the bathroom is not in the room, but in another place that is separated from the building. For the 6 units of Malang tree houses, there are 2 outside bathrooms equipped with warm water.

One of the advantages of choosing to stay at Omah Kayu or Tree House is that you can clearly see the beauty of Batu City, either at night or day time. Because the location of this tree house is in the west of Batu City which is located on the top of the hills or mountains that surround Batu City. At night, if the weather is clear without fog, you can see beautiful flickering lights throughout the very beautiful Batu City. In the morning, you can see the beautiful sunrise and the natural atmosphere of the mountains and nature. Uniquely, Omah Kayu will give every guest who stays here 2 tree seeds that must be planted in the lodging area. This is done to preserve nature in the surrounding area.

Besides being able to take pictures with unique backgrounds and stay at the wooden house, you can also enjoy lunch or dinner with varied food menus here. So, you do not have to worry if your stomach suddenly feels empty. Even though you are on vacation, you still have to always implement health protocols by wearing mask, washing your hands and keeping your distance. Have a good vacation!


Kalwedo is legal evidence of the ownership of indigenous peoples in Southwest Maluku. It is joint ownership of life with siblings.

Kalwedo has rooted in cultural life and language of indigenous peoples  on Babar and Southwest Maluku islands. Kalwedo's cultural inheritance is carried out in the form of language games, daily plays, customs, and discourses.

Kalwedo is taken from a regional language word that has theological, philosophical and sociological values where the meaning of the word is a greeting word for everyone in Southwest Maluku Regency.

The Kalwedo culture unites the people in the Babar and in Southwest Maluku islands in a customary kinship, which unites the community into a house of prayer and a customary palace belonging to each other. Kalwedo values are implemented in the traditional kinship greeting across islands and countries, namely, inanara ama yali (sister and brother).

Inanara ama yali describes the virtues of life and the human heritage of Southwest Maluku people, which includes the totality of heart, soul, thought and behavior. Kalwedo values bind the bonds of brotherhood in the community through the living tradition of Niolilieta / Hiolilieta / Siolilieta (living side by side well).


Various interesting tourism objects are available in Kulonprogo, one of them is currently getting popular, namely Pronosutan View. This place is actually an ordinary rice field area consisting of many plots of rice fields owned by local residents and village officials. The enchantment of Pronosutan View lies on a concrete road that divides the rice fields, so it gives a unique impression. The expanse of rice fields seem like a huge stretch of green rugs. It is located about 20 kilometers from downtown of Yogyakarta.

There are various interesting tourism activities that you can do at Pronosutan View, especially taking selfie photos with a rice fields background. Taking pictures in the middle of the roads with rice fields seems like you are on green carpets stretching on the right and left sides. It is the most popular activity at Pronosutan View. You can bring your vehicles, such as motorcycle and bicycle to go around, but its is not allowed for cars. If you want to get around, you can also rent bicycle with Rp. 10,000 for the first hour, plus Rp. 5,000 for the next hours.

To get excellent photos with the stretches of green or yellowish rice, just come around in March, when the rice has started to turn yellow. This is one of the best moments with the yellowish rice color. After that, the second period from July to August when the rice has started to turn yellow. You will get sensation of this photo background during the time. Not only taking pictures and cycling, tourists also don't need to worry about being hungry when traveling to Pronosutan View. There are several foodstalls providing and selling typical foods and beverages, such as Geblek Pari Nanggulan, Banyu Bening Iwak Kalen, Kopi Klotok, and Kopi Ampirono.