Location : Situbondo East Java Indonesia
Pasir Putih Beach lies on the north coast of East Java and along Bungatan district - 21 km to the west of the Situbondo and 174 km from Surabaya (capital city of East Java) to the South East. Good place for diving, snorkling, swimming or just canoeing.
Monday, December 31, 2007
Location : Situbondo East Java Indonesia
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Takengon is a town right at the shore of Lake Laut Tawar, Aceh, Indonesia. This picture was taken in the village of Oné-oné, in the outskirt of Takengon. Lake Laut Tawar is one of gorgeous lakes in the island of Sumatra. Quite unnoticeable by tourists, but still it has so many spots of magnificent landscape.
LAgu Gayonese Gayo ACeh TEngah Lues Lokop Bener Meuriah BlangKejeren (Video: fajriboy)
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
This was taken in 2003 when I did a trek up Gunung
Rinjani in Lombok, Indonesia. That mountain has the nicest mountain
scenery that I have seen in Southeast Asia. There is a beautiful
crater lake in the middle of the mountain and it is very nice to camp
Monday, December 24, 2007
No speech or words are used, no sound is heard; yet their message goes out to all the world and is heard to the ends of the earth. He made a home in the sky for the sun.
that photo was taken in Batam Island, Indonesia, in front of Batam Airport. A bit info about me... ehmmm I'm father of three childrens, I love my wife & my kids too & of course I love photography.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
There are four things that are too mysterious for me to understand: an eagle flying in the sky, a snake moving on a rock, a ship finding its way over the sea, and a man and a woman falling in love. (King Solomon)
Friday, December 21, 2007
Her name is Muna, and she is the daughter (about 4 years old) of a good friend of mine in Sumatra.
Indonesian children are very cute, but I think she is by far the
cutest I have ever seen. Photographing her is one of my favorite
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
When all the procession has done the ashes are placed in the sea, and it is the final separation of the soul from the body.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
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Sunday, December 16, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
This photo was taken on the third day of my trip to Bali in Indonesia. We were blessed with very clear sky and weather throughout the trip.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Sunday, December 09, 2007
The monkeys within the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal are commonly called long-tailed macaques. Their scientific name is Macaca fascicuiaris. Macaques are found throughout Southeast Asia and many species of macaques live successfully in areas that are heavily utilized by humans. On Bali, there are Balinese long-tailed macaque troops (populations) that live in areas where they have little to no contact with humans and troops that come into contact with humans on a regular basis. However, despite the fact that many species of macaques thrive in areas that are heavily utilized by humans, there is evidence that the viability of Balinese long-tailed macaques (the ability of macaques to continue to thrive) may be dependent upon the conservation of Bali's forested areas.
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Friday, December 07, 2007
Ten km north east of Denpasar, Batubulan is a village known for its ornate door-guardian statues, carved of soft paras volcanic tuff. Until these became popular for secular use earlier in this century, the carvings were only used in temples or palaces, but this art form has spread extensively in recent years and is today found in public buildings and homes.
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Fort Rotterdam not only contains some interesting buildings, an arts centre and the "La Galigo" museum but also provides a quiet haven away from the noisier parts of town. In the late afternoon and evening you can often find young people playing music or rehearsing for theatre performances.
The King of Gowa built the fort in 1545. After other forts in the area were destroyed in 1669, Fort Rotterdam was taken over by the Dutch. In 1937 it lost its military function and was handed over to the Fort Rotterdam Foundation for cultural purposes.
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Although Bromo can still vent steam and ash, smoke profusely and occasionally boom from the central crater, lava has not been ejected in recent history. Many local and foreign travellers make the trek for the mystical experience of watching the sunrise from the crest of the Bromo volcano. A pony ride from the village of Ngadisari takes you over a sea of sand to the foot of the volcano. Ascend the 50 steps to reach the rim. On the vast expanse of sands formerly a caldera, there are two volcanoes: the extinct Batok, which is a perfect cone and Bromo. Volcanic sulphur fumes and smoke still emanate from the depths, and when the God of Bromo begins to rumble, the surrounding population quickly bring their offerings. The annual offering ceremony of Kasada is held on the 14th day of Kasada, the twelfth month in the Tenggerese calendar year. It is a dazzling event where villagers from the surrounding areas bring their humble offerings to the holy volcano. No matter how much you have heard about it, you won't be prepared for this unforgettable spectacle.
Mount Bromo may be reached via Malang and Surabaya. From Surabaya's Joyoboyo Bus Station, take a bus or minibus for two-and-a half to three hours to Probolinggo (93 kilometres, or 58 miles). Leave Surabaya early so that you can make it to Ngadisari, below Bromo, the same day go to Ngadisari it is two hours by minibus, leaving every hour or The turn off to Ngadisari is four kilometres (2.5 miles) west of in the main highway between Surabaya and Banyuwangi. In April-November, this road is passable all the way to Ngadisari. From Ngadisari to sing, walk or take a horse. The ascent to the Bromo crater from Cemoro is about two hours by foot or one-and-a-half hours on horseback.
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Borobudur is a ninth century Mahayana Buddhist monument in Central Java, Indonesia. The monument comprises six square platforms topped by three circular platforms, and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. A main dome is located at the center of the top platform, and is surrounded by seventy-two Buddha statues seated inside perforated stupa.
The monument is both a shrine to the Lord Buddha and a place for Buddhist pilgrimage. The journey for pilgrims begins at the base of the monument and follows a path circumambulating the monument while ascending to the top through the three levels of Buddhist cosmology, namely, Kamadhatu (the world of desire); Rupadhatu (the world of forms); and Arupadhatu (the world of formless). During the journey, the monument guides the pilgrims through a system of stairways and corridors with 1,460 narrative relief panels on the wall and the balustrades.