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Maluku

Maluku

Written by on August 14, 2014 in Maluku with 0 Comments

The Maluku Islands, also known as the Moluccas or theSpice Islands, are a region of Indonesia lying betweenSulawesi and Papua. This region is largely very off-the-beaten track for travelers. In the Dutch era, the Moluccas were known as the Spice Islands and were the only place on earth where nutmeg, mace, cloves and several other valuable spices were grown. The over 632 islands Maluku are sprawled across a […]

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Kalimantan

Kalimantan

Written by on August 14, 2014 in Kalimantan with 0 Comments

Kalimantan is the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo, the 3rd largest island in the world. The Indonesian part covers some 580.000 km2 (225.000 sq mi), the vast area is home to only 12 million people, so most of the provinces, especially the interior is very sparsely populated, and the vast rain forests here is some of the […]

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Java

Java

Written by on August 14, 2014 in Java with 0 Comments

Java (Indonesian: Jawa) is the heartland ofIndonesia. With more than 130 million people inhabiting an area as big as Greece, Java is one of the most populated places on this planet. No wonder that Java has become Indonesia’s political and economic epicentre throughout the history. Java is Indonesia’s fifth-largest island. Its 130 million people make up 65% of […]

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Bali

Bali

Written by on August 14, 2014 in Bali with 0 Comments

Bali, the famed Island of the Gods, with its varied landscape of hills and mountains, rugged coastlines and sandy beaches, lush rice terraces and barren volcanic hillsides all providing a picturesque backdrop to its colourful, deeply spiritual and unique culture, stakes a serious claim to be paradise on earth. With world-class surfing and diving, a large […]

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Simias concolor, Pig-tailed Langur

Simias concolor, Pig-tailed Langur

Written by on July 27, 2014 in Siberut National Park with 0 Comments

Simias concolor, Pig-tailed Langur The Pig-tailed Langur (Simias concolor, monotypic in genus Simias) is a large, rather heavily built Old World monkey, which is adapted to climbing with its long arms. Its fur is black-brown, and its hairless face is also black. It is the only monkey in the subfamily Colobinae to have a relatively […]

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Presbytis potenziani, Mentawai leaf monkey

Presbytis potenziani, Mentawai leaf monkey

Written by on July 27, 2014 in Siberut National Park with 0 Comments

The Mentawai leaf monkey is endemic to the Mentawai Islands, Indonesia. As of 1987 it was scarce and declining except possibly in the interior of Siberut Island. Reasons for its decline include logging and hunting for food by the increasing human population. Presbytis potenziani, Mentawai leaf monkey The Mentawai leaf monkey weighs 6 – 7 […]

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Paradoxurus hermaphroditus, Asian Palm Civet

Paradoxurus hermaphroditus, Asian Palm Civet

Written by on July 27, 2014 in Siberut National Park with 0 Comments

Paradoxurus hermaphroditus, Asian Palm Civet The Asian Palm Civet, is a cat-sized mammal in the family Viverridae native to South-east Asia and southern China. The Asian Palm Civet averages 3.2 kg (7 lb), has a body length of 53 cm (21 in) and a tail length of 48 cm (19 in). Its long, stocky body […]

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Manis-Javanica, Sunda Pangolin, Javan Pangolin, Scaly Anteater, Trenggiling

Manis-Javanica, Sunda Pangolin, Javan Pangolin, Scaly Anteater, Trenggiling

Written by on July 27, 2014 in Bali Mammals, Siberut National Park with 0 Comments

Manis-Javanica, Sunda Pangolin, Javan Pangolin, Scaly Anteater, Trenggiling Sunda Pangolin known as Javan Pangolin and Scaly Anteater. The Sunda Pangolin (Manis javanica), also known as the Malayan Pangolin, is a species of pangolin found in South-East Asia, including Thailand, Indonesia (Java, Sumatra, Borneo and the Lesser Sunda Islands), the Philippines, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, and […]

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