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Tong Tong Fair, The Haque, Netherlands 2012

Tong Tong Fair, The Haque, Netherlands 2012

Written by on August 27, 2012 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

The Tong Tong Fair (formerly known as Pasar Malam Besar) is the largest festival in the world for Indo (European-Indonesian) culture, held annually in The Netherlands. In 2009 it was renamed to ‘Tong Tong Fair’. Established in 1959 it is one of the oldest festivals and the fourth largest grand fair in The Netherlands. It […]

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Bukit Jambul, Karangasem

Bukit Jambul, Karangasem

Written by on July 22, 2012 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Bukit Jambul, Karangasem Bukit Jambul is crest of a hill. Bukit Jambul is one of the wonderful attractions existing in Bali island. Bukit Jambul known as the Pearl of east Bali. This expression may be particularly suitable to describe the Bukit Jambul region. Harmonious combination between the hills, rice fields, valleys, and panoramic views of […]

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Jatiluwih Nature Reserve

Jatiluwih Nature Reserve

Written by on July 10, 2012 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

The Bali mountain village of Jatiluwih, has become a World Heritage Site. World Heritage Sites are specific places (such as a forest, mountain range, lake, desert, building, complex, or city) of outstanding cultural or natural importance to the common heritage of humankind. Located 20 kms from Tabanan, is the shadow of Gunung Batukaru, Jatiluwih features […]

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Bali Rice Fields

Bali Rice Fields

Written by on July 8, 2012 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Jatih Luwih Jatih Luwih            Rice terraces throughout the world are photogenic. Of all of them, those in Bali are the most beautiful. The emerald-green rice terraces in the river gorge north of Tegallalang village in central Bali (see photo) are generally considered to offer travelers the best photo opportunity. Other popular lush-green and well-tended […]

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Walhi protests environment awards for Newmont, Nusa Halmahera

Walhi protests environment awards for Newmont, Nusa Halmahera

Written by on June 3, 2012 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Walhi protests environment awards for Newmont, Nusa Halmahera Walhi protests environment awards for Newmont, Nusa Halmahera Jakarta (ANTARA News) – The Indonesian Environmental Forum, Walhi, is sending a letter of objection to the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources over the presentation of environment awards to PT Newmont Nusa Tengara and PT Nusa Halmahera Mineral. […]

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Giant fossil bird found on ‘hobbit’ island of Flores

Giant fossil bird found on ‘hobbit’ island of Flores

Written by on June 3, 2012 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Giant fossil bird found on ‘hobbit’ island of Flores http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_9261000/9261713.stm By Emma Brennand Earth News reporter A giant marabou stork has been discovered on an island once home to human-like ‘hobbits’. Fossils of the bird were discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores, a place previously famed for the discovery of Homo floresiensis, a small […]

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Flores Island Hobbit cave digs set to restart

Flores Island Hobbit cave digs set to restart

Written by on June 3, 2012 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Flores Island Hobbit cave digs set to restart http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6294101.stm Archaeologists who found the remains of human “Hobbits” have gained permission to restart excavations at the cave where the specimens were found. Indonesian officials have blocked access to the cave since 2005, following a dispute over the bones. But Professor Richard “Bert” Roberts, a member of […]

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3 elephants killed on Indonesian oil palm plantation in Sumatra

3 elephants killed on Indonesian oil palm plantation in Sumatra

Written by on June 2, 2012 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

    3 elephants killed on Indonesian oil palm plantation in Sumatra http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0601-elephants-killed-palm-oil.html Sumatran elephant in South Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo by Rhett A. Butler Three critically endangered Sumatran elephants were poisoned to death within an palm oil plantation on the island of Sumatra, reports the Associated Press. Rono Wiranata of FAKTA, an Indonesia NGO, said the […]

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