Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Tourist Destinations in West Sumatra

Danau Singkarak
Danau Singkarak or Singkarak Lake is the largest lake in West Sumatra with a length of 21 km, which is located on a side street sport Padang Panjang - Solok.Around the lake there are several places to relax and unwind And there are also various facilities canoe, boat, and hotel. There is also the facility to surround the lake with a beautiful view.  

Singkarak Lake is the 2nd largest lake in Sumatra after Lake Toba. The lake is situated at a height of 36.5 meters above sea level this is the habitat of ornamental fish species that lives only in this lake. Lake water is partly channeled through the tunnel to penetrate Bukit Barisan to Batang Anai to drive hydroelectric generators near Lubuk Alung Batur, Padang Pariaman. Fish bilih (Mystacoleucus padangensis) is a species of fish that are expected to live only in this lake, and became one of the specialties. 

Inevitably, the scenery around the natural attractions are so captivating. So fantastic. Eyes do not get tired of seeing the expanse of clear blue water with small ripples with it. Also, fine sand grains are stretched on the lips of the lake.

Danau Diatas-Danau Dibawah 

 Danau Diatas-Danau Dibawah, or Upper and Lower Lakes is formed from a certain amount of water (fresh or salt) which accumulates in a place that is wide enough, which could occur due to melting glaciers, streams, or because of the springs. Usually the lake can be used as a means of recreation and sport. Both lakes are low as Twin Lakes. Both lakes are located in the village of  Pasar Simpang Lembayang Jaya District, Solok Regency, approximately 47 km from the city of Solok and 56 km from the city of Padang. 

The uniqueness of the twin lakes is to get to the lake at the Top, we have to go through the road which decreases while to get to the lake at the Bottom, we have to go through the road that climb. Around the lake is planted with passion fruit flavor manic, vegetables, and potatoes. One is the twin lakes, namely Lake in Upper-Lake in the Lower.  

Both lakes were located in Gunung Talang, precisely in the area of ​​Bungo Tanjung, Alahan Panjang. The distance between the lakes is only about 300 meter. the journey towards this twin lake is guaranteed not boring. As a mountainous area, the green expanse of trees dominate the landscape. Occasionally seen a row of eye soothing tea plantations.

The existence of the palace, located four kilometers from the capital city of Batusangkar Regency can not be separated from the ups and downs of Minang ethnic. In the history, the castle migrated four times. The first location was in Ateh Bukik palace, Batu Patah, Jorong Gudam. Then, moved to Sungai Bunggo, Jorong Gudam, and moved again not far from Sungai Bunggo.

The transfer of the palace was carried out because of fire. In fact, in 1804, the palace built by Rajo Alam was burned down by the Dutch colonial government. The current Istano Basa is actually a replica of the original. The Original Istano Basa located on top of Bukit Batu Patah was burned down in a bloody riot in 1804. In the late 1970s, the palace can be visited to the public.  

Istano Basa rebuilding process is done by laying down tunggak tuo (main mast) on December 27, 1976 by the Governor of West Sumatra (then Haron Zain). Near the Palace, there is a group of stone inscriptions that not only tells the history of Minang, but also a piece of history of the archipelago as a whole. A number of officials and important figures ever in-Lewa-kan (inducted) received honors traditional Minangkabau in the palace.


The lake is quite beautiful and attractive, located approximately 36 km from the city of Bukittinggi. Can be reached by passing ja Ian winding premises clikena I n designation winding 44 (winding ampek-ampek). The lake is available facilities for swimming, fishing, and water sepecla pretty exciting and there are also hotels and homestay fairly representative. Around Lake Maninjau there are dozens of tourist facilities such as hotels. This volcanic lake is situated approximately 461 meters above sea level. With a size of approximately 100 meters' with a maximum depth of 500 meters. Maninjau Village is located beside the lake. Buya HAMKA (Haji Abdul Malik Karim Amrullah), one of Indonesia's famous writer, was born here. HAMKA wrote a book entitled Sinking Ship Van Der Wijk phenomenal. Other famous figures who were born here are Rangkayo Rasuna Said, one of the national heroes. This female name immortalized as one of the protocol roads in Jakarta. The lake is listed as the eleventh largest lake in Indonesia. Meanwhile, in West Sumatra, Maninjau is the second largest lake after Lake Batur which has an area of ​​129.69 km 'which are in two districts of Tanah Datar and Solok district. Around Lake Maninjau are tourist facilities, like hotels (Maninjau Indah Hotel and Pasir Panjang Permai) as well as lodging and restaurants.


Founded by Controleur Rook Maker in 1926, located in the city center. The building was designed by the son of Minangkabau Jazid and Sutan Persistent Ameh. Clock Tower is a symbol of the city of Bukittinggi bungs clikelilingi by gardens and trees pelinclung, which can provide coolness and serves as the town square. From its peak kits can rnenikmati and watch how beautiful slam around Bukittinggi vang decorated Volcano, Mount Singgalang, Mount Sago, and Sianok canyon. One of the unique Clock Tower is the number four - written with the Roman numeral four (1111) - should be written with the Roman numeral four (IV). Moreover around the Clock Tower are Bung Hatta Palace or Tri Arga and there is a plaza that is Plaza Bukittinggi. Clock Tower jugs useful as a guide for the people around to know the time. Clock Tower is engaged in mechanical and consists of four hours / four-face clock facing the four directions of the wind direction with the setup of the clock face diameter 80 cm.


Fortress was founded by Captain Bouer in 1825 at the time of Baron Hendrik Markus De Kock as Der Troepen commander and Deputy Governor General of the Dutch East Indies, which is why this fort known as Fort Fort de Kock. The fortress is located on top of Bukit Jirek used by the Dutch Army as a stronghold of the onslaught of the Minangkabau people, especially since the outbreak of the Padri war in 1821-1837. Around the castle there are still ancient cannons period of the 19th century. Until now, Fort de Kock is still there as a green-white-painted buildings as high as 20 m. Fort de Kock is equipped with a small cannon at the four corners. The area around the castle has been clipugar by the local government into a garden with lots of shade trees and children's toys. From this location we can enjoy a tour of Bukittinggi and the surrounding area. The fort was built in the town of Bukittinggi clalarn pincak in 1825 at the time of the popular resistance led by Tuanku Imam Bonjol and tiger Nan Salapan against the Netherlands. This spacious place has been decorated with the park as a place to watch the height of Sianok canyon and the surrounding hills. 

This cave was built by the Japanese army during World War II to keep food supplies and weapons. This tunnel is 1,400 meters long winding made in the period of 1942, is located in the middle of the park in the canyon panorama Sianok under Bukittinggi, with a width of 2 meters. In the cave there are different purposes for office space,hospitals, food, and weapons.The entrance of the cave are in some places, such as in the canyon Sianok, in Panorama, in addition to the Bung Hatta Palace and London Zoo. The local folk are called Japanese hole. This hole is actually more appropriately called a tunnel (bunker) of Japan. Built in 1942 for defense purposes the Japanese army in World War II and the Greater East Asia War (Dai Tora Senso) on the orders of the military government Japanese Army (Army SecondTwenty-Five) to Sumatra domiciled in Singapore with Defense Army Commander Gen. Watanabe Sumatra. We can get into this hole Japan and the trace we will feel the sensation that is very unique. In it there is a dining room, drink, torture room, kitchen, and space weapons. 

Sianok or Pendiang canyon valley is a beautiful valley, green and lush. The valley is elongated and meandering as the southern boundary of the city of Canyon Koto Gadang up in the canyon Sianok Six Tribe, and ends up Palupuh. Sianok canyon has beautiful pernandangan and menjacli one of the main attractions of the province. The essentially flowed a tributary of the winding explore the crevices of the cliff with the background of Mount Merapi and Mount Singgalang. Sianok canyon breathtaking natural beauty, Bering be used as the imagination of painters and diabaclikan by tourists to take photographs. Sianok canyon located in downtown New York City with a length of ± 15 km, depth of ± 100 m and a width of about 200 m with a surf trip through the path in the valley canyon is attractive recreation, when the journey continues across the canyon in 45 minutes you will arrive at Koto Gadang as Gorges origin some Indonesian leaders, among others, H. Agus Salim and Emil Salim.

Who does not know Harau Valley? The location is a haven for sports lovers of rock climbing. Steepness of the cliffs that reach 90 degrees with a height that reaches 100 meters into a challenge for climbers to conquer. Not only the rock-climbing, in Harau Valley, tourists can enjoy a variety of charms ranging stunning natural scenery, to see the cave or grotto thousand were once used as a hiding place from the pursuit of colonialist fighters. There is also a waterfall. The existence Valley Harau for local communities could not be separated from legencla in the past that originally stood on the precipice of an empire. While the bottom of the valley is the ocean floor. Legencla is reinforced by the results of research geologist who discovered breccia masifyang bebatuanjenis commonly found on the seabed .. Here also found five waterfalls are always pour water yangjernih. Also available in camping facilities for teenagers travel and activities surrounding the nature reserve along the path. Planned nature reserve will be the first wildlife park outside of Java.

 Have you ever imagined an amazing place like heaven? White sand, rows of coconut trees, cool atmosphere, blue sea, the beauty of colorful fish and coral reefs, green trees, delicious food and fun creatures joke? All the wonders that exist in one special package on the island paradise Sikuai. One of the 19 islands that are included in the administrative area of ​​the city of Padang, SumatraBarat (West Sumatra), precisely in the District Bungus sackcloth Bay area of ​​38.6 KMI, or approximately 40 acres. Sikuai has now developed into a featured nautical tourism in the city of Padang. On this island, tourists can perform a number of marina activities such as snorkeling, diving, fishing, or just swim in the crystal clear sea on the island Sikuai while enjoying the colorful marine life including coral reefs. The island region where beauty sea and its contents as well as the peaceful island with natural forests still arranged without the touch of the hands of ignorant destructive. Charm Sikuai feel more attractive, of course Baja to enjoy the beautiful red color of golden sun will sink. 


Campago Hall is located in a very beautiful hill with the cool air well as social life are safe and secure. Precisely in the Village Campago Cuguak Bulek, Mandiangin Koto Salayan Bukittinggi, 4 km from the city center Bukithnggi. To get to the location can be reached by public transport clarat within 10 minutes from the center of London and 1 hour 45 minutes from Padang. Campago Hall stands on the land area of ​​8038 ml with an area of ​​3,054 m 'consists of 2 VIP building, 1 main building consists of 3 Superior rooms and 17 standard rooms are all equipped with furniture. Existing facilities in Campago Hall is a ballroom with a capacity of 40 people, tennis courts, lobby, lounge terrace, a jogging track, an outdoor coffee shop, viewing deck, tower, praying, and adequate parking. Campago Hall can be seen throughout the city of Bukittinggi, like two mountains that line encircling the city of Bukittinggi and houses that lie beneath aclat Campago Hill.

South Sumatra Calendar of 2017 Tourism Events.

  • Festival Odalan Bali (Plaza BKB);
  •  Sriwijaya Travel Fair (Palembang Square Mall);
  •  Palembang Art market festival (Monpera Plaza);
  • Chengbeng Under the Bridge);
  • Perayaan Haul Ki Merogan (Ki Merogan Mosque);
  • Palembang Archery Festival (Jakabaring Sport City);
  •  Palembang Culinary Festival (Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Museum);
  • Musi Triboaton (BKb Plaza);
  • Perayaan Ziarah Qubro ;
  • Palembang Expo (BKb Plaza);
  • South SUmara Expo (BKB Plaza);
  • Shinning Palembang Festival; 
  • Bujang Gadis Competition;
  • Traditional Boat Racing & Decoration Boat Competition (BKB Plaza);

  • Sriwijaya Festival;
  • Culture and Culinary Festival (BKB Plaza);
  • Palembang Heritage Run (Plaza BKB);
  • Pemilihan Putra Putri Sriwijaya (Jakabaring Sport City);
  • The Charm of Musi;
  • Traditional Boat Bidar Festival (BKBPlaza);
  • Traditional Song Festival Palembang (OPI);
  • World Tourism Day Celebration;
  • Gebyar Wisata (BKB Plaza);
  • Coffee festival (Al Munawar Campong);
  • Sriwijaya fashion carnival (Palembang Icon Mall);
  •  Sriwijaya Culture Parade (Bukit Siguntang)


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Let's Explore the Uniqueness of Cirebon City.

Cirebon is one of major cities in West Java province. It is a port city on northern coast of West Java. It is around 250 km to the east of Jakarta and located on the cross road to Central Java, as well as to Southern Java. When driving eastern-ward of Java Island through northern coast, Cirebon is a must city to pass by, especially when traveling by train. Cirebon is also accessible by air transportation.

Culturally, Cirebon is unique.  Its location on the north coast of the island of Java which is the border between Central Java and West Java, making it a port and a "bridge" between the Javanese and Sundanese culture so as to create a culture unique culture that is not dominated culture Cirebon Javanese and Sundanese culture.

Originally, the word "Cirebon" comes from Javanese word sarumban. Cirebon was a small hamlet, then grew into a bustling village and later named as Caruban (Carub in Cirebon language means unite). It was named as such because there was a mixed community made up of immigrants from various nationalities including Sundanese, Javanese, Chinese, and the Arabians. The pronunciation of the word Caruban was, then, changed again into Carbon and then Cerbon (wikipedia). 

Cirebon is also known with the nick name Kota Udang or, the Shrimp City.In addition to the above mention, the word Cirebon also because since the beginning of the livelihood of most people are fishermen, then developed the work to catch fish and rebon (small shrimp) along the water on the coast.Alternatively, it could be derived from the Sundanese words of "Ci" (water or river) and "Rebon" ("shrimp").

Besides, Cirebon is known as Kota Wali or  a Saint  City. It is called as such because in the early propagation of Islam in Java, in a place, now known as Cirebon,  one of Wali Songo or Nine Saints called Sunan Gunung Jati made Cirebon as the center Islamic teaching.  At the time he was the  Sultan of Cirebon and reigned from 1479 - 1568. 

The legacy of Cirebon Sultanate is shown by the existence of four Keratons or Palaces in Cirebon City. These palaces are Keraton Kasepuhan, Keraton Kanoman, Keraton kacirebonan, and Keraton Keprabon.  The four palaces have a common thread in term of architecture design and history. They all have a blend of architectural elements from Islamic architecture, China, and the Netherlands.
Keraton Kasepuhan Cirebon.
Of all, Kasepuhan Palace is the grandest and best-preserved palace in Cirebon. Meaning in every corner of the famous architecture was the most historic keratonini. The front page of this palace surrounded by red brick walls and there is a marquee therein.

This palace has a museum that is quite complete and contain heirlooms and paintings of the royal collection. One collection of sacred namely Singa Barong train. This train is no longer used and is only issued to each 1 Syawal bath. The inside of this palace consists of a main building which is white. It poses a living room, bedroom and throne.

Kanoman Palace was the center of civilization Cirebon Sultanate, which later split into Kanoman, Kasepuhan Palace, Kacirebonan palace, and the palace Keprabon. The greatness of Islam in West Java can not be separated from Cirebon. Sunan Gunung Jati is the person responsible for spreading Islam in West Java, so talk about Cirebon not be separated from the figure Sharif Hidayatullah or Sunan Gunung Jati.

Sunan Gunung Jati also left his mark which is still standing upright, the trail was named Kraton Kanoman. Kanoman still holds obey the customs and pepakem, of whom carry the tradition Grebeg Shawwal, a week after Eid and visit the grave of an ancestor, Sunan Gunung Jati in the village of Astana, North Cirebon. Historic relics in Kanoman closely associated with religious symbols of Islam are keen to do Sunan Gunung Jati, also known as Syarif Hidayatullah.

Kanoman palace complex which has an area of approximately 6 hectares is located behind the market in this Kraton sultan to twelve named Raja Muhammad Emiruddin family along. Kraton Kanoman an extensive complex, which consists of twenty-seven ancient buildings. one of them named ward Witana saung which is the forerunner of the Palace of almost five times the football field.

In this palace there are Sunan Gunung Jati goods, such as two trains named Paksi Naga Liman and Jempana well-preserved and stored in the museum. Burak shape, namely animal driven by Prophet Muhammad when he ascended. Not far from the train, there Jinem wards, or Hall for Receiving guests, the coronation of the sultan and giving the blessing of an event such as the birth of the prophet. And in the middle of the palace there is a building complex of buildings named Siti Hinggil.

The interesting thing from the palace in Cirebon is the original porcelain plates decorate the walls of China who became all the palaces in Cirebon. Not only in the palace, ceramic plates were scattered in almost all the historic sites in Cirebon. And no less important royal palace in Cirebon is always facing north. And in the yard there is a statue of a tiger as a symbol of King Siliwangi. In front there is always a square palace square to the people gathered and the market as an economic center in the east of the palace there is always a mosque.

The third palace is Kacirebonan Palace. Kecirebonan palace was built on 1800 AD, this palace housed many historical relics such as Keris, Puppet, fixtures War, Gamelan and others.As well as Palace Kasepuhan and Kanoman, Keraton Kecirebonan also maintain, preserve and implement customs and ceremonies such amulet Pajang ceremony and so on.Kreaton Kacirebonan located in the village area Pulasaren District of Pekalipan, exactly 1 km southwest of Keraton kasepuhan and approximately 500 meters south Kanoman.

The last is Keraton Keprabon. This palace like the above mentioned three palaces has a typical combined elements of Arabic architecture, China, and also the Dutch into one. Keraton is facing north and has a mosque and also the square as a meeting place. Moreover, in this Keprabon kreaton, you can also find a wide range of heritage that you can see, such as the statue of sorts Siliwangi, and also various other historic objects around the palace.


Saturday, March 4, 2017

Calendar 2017 of Tourism Events in South Sulawesi.

17             The Change of Palace Guard, Tol Barani Troop, Ballalompoa Palace, Gowa
23             Pattaugung and Massampo Wanu, Soppeng
24 - 25      Makasar Interfood, Makasar
28             Mappalili, Parepare
29             Wajo Anniversary 618th, Wajo
                 Movie Week, Makasar (March)

8               Makasar Culinary Night, Makasar
3   -  6       Bone Anniversary, Bone
17             The Change of Palace Guard, Tol Barani Troop, Ballalompoa Palace, Gowa
20 - 26      Creative Work Week, Makasar
                 Bira Beach Run, Bulukumba (April)
                 Ajarang Festival, Jeneponto (April)
                 Maccera Tasi, Palopo (april)

12 - 15      Love Festival of Ainun and Habibie - Parepare City
17             The Change of Palace Guard, Tol Barani Troop, Ballalompoa Palace, Gowa
20 - 21      Makasar Tourism and Art Market  - Makasar City
                 Festival Sanrobengi Island - Takalar Regency (May)
                 National Photography Jamboree - Makasar City (May)
                 Makasar Community Fiesta - Makasar City (May)
2               Bantimurung Culture Festival - Maros Regency
12             The Birth and Die Day of Prince Hasanuddin, Gowa
                 Gantarang Keke Festival, Bantaeng (June)
17             The Change of Palace Guard, Tol Barani Troop, Ballalompoa Palace, Gowa

17             The Change of Palace Guard, Tol Barani Troop, Ballalompoa Palace, Gowa
20 - 23      Toraja International Festival - Kete, Kesu, Noerth Toraja
21 - 23      Makasar Travel Fair, Makasar
29             Soup Saudara Festival, Pangkep
                 Ramang - Ramang Festival - Maros Regency (July)
                 Beautiful Malino, Gowa (July)
                 South Sulawesi Traditional Art Festival, Sidrap (July)
                 Lemo Beach Festival, East Luwu (July)
                Traditional Culinary, East Luwu (July)

12 - 13     Kite Festival, Makasar
17          The Change of Palace Guard, Tol Barani Troop, Ballalompoa Palace, Gowa
23            Tempe Lake Festival, Wajo
26 - 27     Garden Music Festival, Makasar
                Explore South Sulawesi Culinary Festival, Makasar (August)
                Folk Fishermen Fiesta and Boat Racing, Sidrap (August)

1              Accera Kalompoang, Gowa
3  -  6      Takabonerate Charm Festival, Selayar
8  -  10    Celebes Beauty Fashion Week, Makasar
9             Makasar Culinary Night, Makasar
16 - 17    Makasar Tourism Art Market, Makasar
17          The Change of Palace Guard, Tol Barani Troop, Ballalompoa Palace, Gowa
27 - 29    Salokaraje-7 Festival, Parepare
               Buntu Kabobong Festival, Enrekang (September)
               Rowing Festival, Enrekang (September)
               Cultural Procession A'dinging-dinging, Selayar (end of Muharram Month-Islamic Calender)

14 - 15   Makasar Traditional Games Festival, Makasar
17          The Change of Palace Guard, Tol Barani Troop, Ballalompoa Palace, Gowa
26 - 28   Photography Competition of Charm of Selayar Island, Selayar
28          Traditional Boat Marine Festival, Makasar
              Explore South Sulawesi Run Competition, Makasar-Bira-Gowa

1  -  5     Makasar Expo, Makasar
11          Makasar Culinary Night, Makasar
11          Supermonde Cruise Marine Festival, Makasar
12          Losari Festival,Makasar
17          The Change of Palace Guard, Tol Barani Troop, Ballalompoa Palace, Gowa
17          Gowa Anniversary, Gowa
              Maudu Lompoa Cikoang, Takalar (November)
              Maudu A'daka ri Gowa (Prophet Muhammad Birth Day), Gowa (November)
              Celebes Travel Mart, South Sulawesi Province (November)
              Mappagau Sihanua, Sinjai (November)
              Phinisi Festival, Bulukumba (November)
              Mappalili Rituals, Pangkep (November)
              Makasar Jazz Festival (November)

1           Malino Run, Gowa
17          The Change of Palace Guard, Tol Barani Troop, Ballalompoa Palace, Gowa
26 - 30  Lovely Toraja, Toraja
             International Barista Competition, Toraja (December)

Source: The Inflight magazine of Batik air, March 2017. 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Visit Botanic Gardens Across Indonesia.

Botanical garden in Indonesia has been associated with  tourism attractions, in fact, it functions more than mere leisure activities. Bogor Botanical garden, for example, since its foundation, has also served as a major research and education center for agriculture and horticulture. It is operated by Indonesian Institute of Science (LIPI) and collects 13,983 different kinds of trees and plants of various origin in Indonesia. It is considered among the oldest botanical garden in Southeast Asia (

Currently, there are 5 botanical gardens operated by LIPI and 27 by local governments in 20 provinces. These botanical gardens represent only 17 of 34 eco-region (geographical eco-systems) in Indonesia. The botanical gardens (BGs) are as follows :
  • Samosir BG, North Sumatra (100 ha) : high land plants in North Sumatra;
  •  Pelalawan BG in Pelalawan, Riau (100 ha) : peatland forests in Sumatra;
  •  Batam BG in Riau Islands (86 ha) : plants of small islands in Indonesia;
  •  Solok BG in, West Sumatra (112.6 ha) : spices plants of Indonesia;
  •  Bukit Sari BG in , Jambi (425 ha) : low land plants of Sumatra;
  •  Sriwijaya BG in South Sumatra (100 ha) : medicinal plants and wet land of Sumatra;
  •  Liwa BG in Lampung (116 ha) : decoration plants;
  •  Bogor BG in West Java (87 ha) : low land plants with wet climate;
  •  Cibinong BG in West Java (309 ha) : Indonesia's plants based on bio-region;
  •  Cibodas BG in West Java (84.99 ha) : high land of Western Indonesia;
  •  Kuningan BG in West Java (172 ha) : rocky area plants and Mount Ciremai;
  • Baturaden BG in Central Java (142 ha) : mountain plants of Java island;
  • Indrokilo BG in Boyolali, Central Java (8 ha) : rain forest plants of low land ;
  • Purwodadi BG, East Java (85 ha) : low land plants of dry climate;
  • Eka Karya BG in Bali (157.5 ha) : high land plants of Eastern Indonesia;
  • Jaganatha BG, Jembrana bali (5.8 ha) : Typical plants for rituals;
  • Lombok BG in West Nusa Tenggara (130 ha) : Smaller Sunda Islands Plants;
  • Sambas BG in Sambas West Kalimantan (300 ha) : Kalimantan Riparian Plants;
  • Danau lait BG in West Kalimantan (328 ha) : Equatorial Zone Plants;
  • Katingan BG in Katingan Central  Kalimantan : Indonesia's Fruit Plants;
  • Banua BG in Banua South Kalimantan (100 ha) : Medicinal Plants in Kalimantan;
  • Balikpapan BG inBalikpapan East Kalimantan (309) : Wood Plants in Indonesia;
  • Minahasa BG in North Sulawesi (186 ha) : high land plants in Wallacea Zone;
  • Megawati Soekarnoputri BG in North Sulawesi (221 ha) : plants in Wallacea Zone;
  • Kendari BG in Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi (113 ha) :  plants over utramafic soil;
  • UHO BG in Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi (22.88 ha) : Endemic plants of Sulawesi;
  • Massenrempullu BG, in Enrenkang, South Sulawesi (300 ha) : Wallacea Zone Plants ;
  • Jompie BG, in Parepare, South Sulawesi (13,5 ha) : Coastal Wallacea Zone Plants;
  • Pucak BG, in Maros, South Sulawesi (120 ha) : plants of economic values ;
  • Wamena BG, in Wamena, Papua (160 ha) : Middle Mountain Plants;
  • East Belitung BG, Bangka Belitung Islands ;
  • Sampit BG, in Sampit, Central Kalimantan ;
  • Gianyar BG, Gianyar Bali;
    Bamboo Collection in Bogor Botanical Garden.
    Conservation program of specific plants across the archipelago lags behind. So far Botanical gardens has collected 26 percent of threatened plants  in Indonesia. Yet, it accounts for only 25 percent of plants in Indonesia. This means that around 75 percent has no collections in the Botanical Gardens. Despite this fact, Botanical Gardens is worth of visiting to understand the ultimate diversity of Indonesia in terms of its national wealth.
    A Beautiful Lake Surrounded by Plant Collection in BBG.

    Source : Kompas, Friday, February 24, 2017.

    Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Up-coming Tourism Events in Indonesia (May 2017).

    Rinjani 100 (May 5-7, 2017).
    Formerly named as Rinjani Ultra, Rinjani 100 is one of the hardest races on the trail program. In extension to the old route and famously unmerciful trail from Senaru to Segara Anak Lake before finally crowning the sumptuous Mount Rinjani. the A-race is now a full 100 km with 9,166 meter of altitude gain. Scaling the Sembalun Hills, traversing ridges and valley, as well as an immense health, this trail unquestionably fuses together a breathtaking sight with an extra-brutal race for seasoned mountain runners.There are shorter distances on the program, although you still have to keep a good place to beat the cutt-off time. In any case, your struggles will be greatly paid by the staggering views of the volcano and the ocean surrounding Lombok Island.

    Vesak Day (May 10, 2017).
    Every year, thousnads of Buddhist monks gather in Borobudur Temple to perform a blissful ceremony called Praksadina. As a tribute to birth, death, and the enlightenment of Siddharta Gautama (known to most of us as Buddha), Vesak Day is one of the most popular rituals in Indonesia. Visitors are more than welcome to watch and observe this ceremony.  The first ritual is Pindapta, and continues on with a cavalcade from Mendut Temple to Borobudur Temple. With a momentous release of gorgeous lanterns into the sky as a symbol of letting go as the closing ceremony, this event gives you a chance to witness tranquility at its best. As Buddha has taught once; the highest form of happiness will only come when humans let go of their longings and desires.

    Ubud Food Festival (May 12 - 14, 2017).
    One of the most celebrated new three-day gastronomic events, Ubud Food Festival will spice up your cullinary adventure. It does not stop at outstanding chefs and innovative cuisine. Ubud Food Festival dishes up on a variety of delicious events, including workshops by food professionals, food tours arround the area's beautiful landscape, cooking demonstrations by cullinary icons, and food forums by restaurateurs. As their third  year in the gastronomy globe, fresh local produce is always one of the highlights of Ubud Food Festival. Explore endless possibilities with Indonesian ingredients, culinary experts, and naturally, Indonesian traditional dishes. Create your culinary journey with well-known chef celebrities and diverse food specialists.

    Isen Mulang Festival (May 18 - 23, 2017).
    Derived from Isen (Abstinence) and Mulang (Surender), Isen Mulang means to 'never give up and strive to achieve'. The festival contains a series of competitions in Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan, displaying distinct Dayak Cultures through a ride down the river with whimsically decorated boats, Nourishing the spirits of Dayak people, the tradition is to unite, build together, tolerate, and maintain human dignity. With a series of programs such as races and games, dancing contests, music performances, and sport events, Isen Mulang Festival gathers thousands of Dayak people from the woodlands and hiterland villages to take part in a National Carinival Parade held in the center of this town. This is a perfect opportunity for you to exchange cultural wisdom with Dayak natives.

    Art Jog (May 19 - June 19).
    Since 2008, the many artists of Jogjakarta have contributed to Jogjkarta Art Fair. Althought in 2010 the name changed to Art Jog, the festival remains to be an outstanding exhibit with remarkable artworks fom numerous local artists. Art Jog defines the creative movement and culture initiated by both young and old artists of Jogjakarta. Art Jog will take you into the infinite cosmos of art through various mediums. SHowing the work of more than 80  Indonesians and International artist, Art  Jog  is undoubtedly one of the must-see events for art enthusiasts around the world who are looking only for the best source of artistic inspirations.

    Bintan Triathlon (May20 - 21).
    Ranging from new runners to professionals, Bintan Triathlon is one of the most awaited annual triathlon festivals in Asia, presented in six different categories. Entering its twelfth year as it continues to draw more participants every year, the even is always a good challenge for sport lovers with its endurance test. The location itself, a port island only 45-minute ferry ride from Singapore, feels like a world away. It is filled with pure white sand that tiuns gold from the shining tropical sun and pristine waters  to dive yourself in, an absolute heaven on earth. Are you ready to test your stamina with some of the world's best athlete on one of Indonesia's astounding islands?

    Jogja Beach Run (May 21, 2017).
    Passionate runners from around the world are encouraged to roam around the gorgeous landscape of Yogyakarta and Parangtritis, including the magnificent beach of Depok, Yogyakarta. Prepare yourself to run around on one of the most beautiful coats throughout java and its most pleasant view before sunset. Along with its legendary sea cuisines, you are guarenteed a good time. No matter if you're a professional runner or a newbie, this competitive event is your gateway to a culturally rich and healthy exercise.

    Bali Blues Festival (May 27,2017).
    Sweet melodies and smooth sound continues on as Bali Blues Festival celebrates its third successful year. Featuring Indonesia's most talented musicians, Bali Blues festival will boost your romantic mood,adding colors to your stay in the romantic island. With a remarkable lineup, you'll hear wonderful live sessions of world-class performances.

    Harapan Island Folk Art Festival (May, 2017).
    Harapan Island, literally translated as the island of hope, is an island surrounded by blue sea with breathtaking coral reefs. Filled with hopeful small settlements and resorts, as well as beach full of palm trees, the citizens of Harapan Island celebrate the modesty of their culture by holding the Harapan Island Folk Art Festival. Stop by for an array of art performances and exhibitions, along with displays of local cuisines that will keep you both full and entertained while you bask in the wonderful nature of Thousand Islands, or known as Pulau Seribu in Jakarta.

    International Musi Triboatton (May, 2017).
    International Musi Triboatton is an extremely thrilling boat race that takes place along more than 500-kilometer stretch  of the Musi River, one of the largest rivers in Sumatra Island. The race is broken down into five stages, featuring three water sport  such rafting, canoeing, and traditional dragon boat racing.Situated in wonderful route through several distrcits starting from Musi Banyuasin, Musi Rawar, Banyuasin, Empat Lawang, and the City of Palembang itself, the race passes beautiful villages and natural landscape along the Musi River. This river adventure is one daring competition with strong currents and encouraging obstacles. It will all be worth it once you take a glance at the most scenic sights from one spot to the next.

    International Tour de Banyuwangi Ijen (May, 2017).
    Recognized by  Union Cysliste Internasionale, International Banyuwangi Tour de Ijen is a fine race with more than 99 participants from 21 countries. The route begins and ends in Banyuwangi, where the sun rises firsthand. Immersing culture with sports, the opening ceremony of the event has a selection of art performances such as jedor drum concert and a release of hundreds of birds into the sky. The race covers 171.4 km through powerfully enchanting toute: shores, rural areas, and mountains; the main spot is none other than beautiful Ijen Crater. It is the only crater in the that emits blue fire. Experience a daring cycling challenge along enthusiastic  athletes from around the world.

    Jailolo Bay Festival (May, 2017)
    The islands of Maluku hold many of the most exotic beauty that defines Indonesia as a destination, including natural landscapes and cultural delights. Perfectly bundled at Jailolo Bay Festival, this celebration is a tribute to the sea at it is the source of people's livelihood and an approach to raise people's awareness of the beautiful west Halmahera. This exquisite festival holds uniqque competitions, both inland and underwater: diving and swimming, fishing, traditional dance, landscape photography, along with rowing race and fish eating challenge. To live up the festival, there are also musical performances. Jailolo Bay Festival is your gateway to an incredible journey at eastern part of Indonesia.

    Medan International Coffee Festival (May, 2017)
    As the third largest coffee producer in the world, Indonesia holds many delicious coffee beans to satisfy all coffee lovers. A few of them can be found in the most popular coffee shops all over the world, including the original North Sumatran coffee beans such as Sumatra Arabica, Sidikalang, Mandailing, Tarutung, and Lintang. Intrdoducing the produce, quality products, and the natural process of North Sumatran coffee, the three-day festival is created especially for you so you can enjoy the delights of freshly grinder coffee. Medan International Coffee features coffee exhibition, experts talk show, buyer and seller meeting, cupping sedssions, and mutual brewing demo.

    Tour de Flores (May, 2017)
    Tour de Flores 2017 comprises of a massive cycling tour around the island of flore, broken down into five stages with a total distance of approximately 743 kilometers. As a part of the UCI Asia Tour, Tour de Flores is anticipated to be the focal event of a wider cycling festival that will attract the attention of various avid cyclists globally. The tour also holds other stimulating activities, opening with a visit to the majestic Kelimutu Lake, a your via fun cycling as a supporting event, and ending with a stopover at KOmodo Island's Pink Beach. Get your bikes tuned for one of the most exciting tours in Indonesia.

    Source: Ministry of  Culture & Tourism, Republic of Indonesia.


    Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    Up-coming Tourism Events in Indonesia (April 2017).

    Wonderful Cirebon Festival
    Cirebon has a rich cultural tradition and a unique, long history, good access, strong heritage and many attractions. Fetival pesona Cirebon or The Charm of Cirebon Festval introduces three key destinations of Cirebon : the historical Keraton Kasepuhan, Goa Sunyaragi Water Palace, and the coastal Cirebon. Showcasing Cirebon's potentials of traditional arts, local craftmanship, and authentic cuisine. The charm of  Cirebon Festival presents photography, rowboat, and ngejala (netfishing) at Ade Irma Suryani Waterland. Cirebon Sports, Youth, Culture & Tourism office, Jala Sunan Drajat no.15, Cirebon, West Java Phone No. +62231321209;

    Sungailiat Triathlon (April 22, 2017)
    Currently gathering thousands of runners from more than 65 countries, the International Sungailat Triathlon is a triathlon race unlike any other. You will swim in the mild water of Matras Beach, and then enjoy a bike track with a dramatically stunning environment of the capital of Bangka Regency. The last run back is through Matras Beach where the festive post-race party is located. While Bangka Belitungis a charmingly backdrop for this competition, the route itself is no small challenge either, spanning a total of 113 km. While you'll have you stamina tested through three different ways of traveling , the appeal of this traithlon is the brand new mountain biking race category. Bigger than it ever was, Sungailiat Traithlon is surely an event to be enjoyed by every endurance-seeking athlete. Bangka Culture & Tourism Office, Jalan Jend A.Yani Jalur Dua, Sungailiat, Bangka, Bangka Belitung Islands. For more visit

    Jakarta International Handicraft Trade Fair (INACRAFT)
    Jakarta International Handicraft Trade Fair is a 5 day event being held from 26thth April to the 30th April 2017 at the Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta, Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia. This event showcases products like trendy gift items, handicrafts, cigarettes and designer lighters, candlesticks, flower vases etc. in the Gifts & Handicrafts industry.

    Geobike Caldera Toba (April 7-8, 2017)
    With the Funbike concept introducing Geo area, Geo sites including geo diversity, Bio diversity, and Cultur diversity in Toba Caldera National Geopark. Specially for Mountain Bike, the distance takes approximately 135 km and registration is closed by March 30,2017. Visit for more information.

    Halo Sultra (Kolaka, Southeast Sulawesi)
    Halo Sultra, a short for Hello Southeast Sulawesi, is a joyful event dedicated to show the commodities and attractions of Southeast Sulawesi. Combining art, culture, modern civilization, and the creative economy of the locals in the region, this show is purely made to accentuate traditional values of Southeast Sulawesi through a selection of entertainments. The events will efature many amusements including traitional dance performances from around Southeast Sulawesi regions, a boat decoartion tournament, a carnival of weaving crafts and other cultural arts, fishing contest, and fireworks. Enjoy the cultural richness of the entire Southeast Sulawesi, packaged in one amazing festival. Kolaka Culture & Tourism Office, Jl.Pemuda No.140, Kolaka, Southeast Sulawesi, Phone No. +624052321083.

    International Kampoeng Jazz
    Created by students from Padjadjaran University, Faculty of Law, International kampoeng jazz has earned quite a name for itself. Originally made to present accomplishments from Padjadjaran University's art department, the musical events is centered on Jalan Dipatiukur, Bandung.Inviting the best artists from Indonesia and all over the worlds, International Kampoeng Jazz also spotlights other genres.Famous for having surprise guest starts to the stage, this festival is a battle cry from university students to fight for the conversation of arts among youth. With high spirit and positive energy, International Kampoeng Jazza is one of the best wayss to spend your day in Bandung.Adrress ; Faculty of Law, Padjadjaran University, Jalan Dipati Ukur No.35, Coblong, Bandung, West Java,Phone no. +6224220696.

    Jakarta Fashion & Food Festival
    The magnificient opening of Jakarta's Anniversary is at Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta. Obviously, Jakarta Fashion & Food Festival (JFFF) brings you the best of both worlds: fashion and culinary. Last year, there are moe than 100 cullinary busines owners that participated at the food festival, bringin more than 200 menus for you to taste. This event proceeds to expand each year as it brings you ore thanjust a fashion and foood event. With complmentarary art performances and a pyrotechnics display, the enthusiasm of the festival is significantly growing over the years. JFFF is definitely an event that you have to visit if you seek an all-around enjoyment for you and your loved ones.

    Jogja Blues Explosion
    As one of the most important cities in Indonesia for the creative development of all art platforms, Yogyakarta has never run out activities and artists. Providing spaces for musical performers and artists from Yogyakarta and Indonesia to express their inspirations, Jogja Blues Explosion is an event for blues and rock enthusiasts. With two stages filled with harmonious performances of melodious songs from more than 50 world-class blues artists from Indonesia, Jogja Blues Explosion is also enlivened with an art exhibition. This is the perfect place for you to freely listen to good music with great companions.

    Wonderful Mentawai Festival
    Regency, wonderful Mentawai Festival challenges all world-class surfers to take on the unforgiving waves of the beautiful Mentawai. As one of the favorite places to surf in the entire archipelago, Mentawai is a fine place to hold an international surfing tournament. With several art and cultural attractions of Mentawai native as well as mesmirizing mystical rituals to keep bad spirits away, you are guaranted to have a perfect resonance of original hospitality ans safety for all surfers. This is you chance to catch a wave at the ultimate beach spot in Indonesia.

    Wonderful Tambora Festival
    The third annual Wonderful Tambora Festival is originally made to commemorate the day of The Great Mount Tambora Eruption that happened 200 years ago. However the main emphasis of Wonderful Tambora Festival is to expose the hidden beauty of Mount Tambora and for every one to enjoy delights of Dompu and Bima districts. Vaious program are included in thisnfestival, including the inspiring Tambora Untra Run with subcategories, unique art performances, and sporting events such as horse racing,biking, and trail biking. Located in the savannah of Tambora Mountain foot, you'll be able to explore the archipelago and experience the traditional culture.

    Source: Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Republic of Indonesia.


    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Up-coming Tourism Events in Indonesia (February - March 2017).

    Jogja Air Show ( Bantul, 23-25 February)

    jogja Air Show is an nnual air acrobat event organized by Yogyakarta Government Office, Federation of Aero Sport Indonesia, and Adisucipto Air Force Base. Located at an airfield of Depok, Bantul Beach, this even presents more than 300 athletes of various air sports from around the world including England, Malaysia, and the Philippines. From aerospace sports, aero modeling, paragliding, to acrobatic paragliding, the Jogja Air Show is a must-go for all air adrenaline-seekers. Jogja Air Show also holds a photography contests and music performance.

    Pasola War Festival (February - March 2017)

    Pasola War Festival is an event to express gratuity to the ancestral spirit of a tribe in West Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara. This festival takes on a literal meaning of war, where two large groups of people are divided into two teams; they will fight each other using blunt spears while riding a horse. The word Pasola itself is driven from the word Pa (game) and Hola (to throw a javelin). Thus Pasola War is translated as a war game of dexterity by throwing a javelin onto the opponent. The ritual is believed to be able to permanently shape the attitude of people so that they can live happily ever after. In addition, Pasola is believed to have a close connection to agriculture; any blood spilled in this festival from sacrificial cattle or men participating are considered necessary as a symbol of prosperity.

    Java Jazz Festival (March 3-5, 2017)
    Are you a jazz enthusiast? if so, Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival (JIJJF) is a perfect for you. Recognized as one of the largest festivals in the world, this yearly event offers both international and local line up of jazz performers as well as artists from other genres, including pop, soul and R&B. Located at Jakarta International Expo (JIEXPO), PRJ Kemayoran, North Jakarta, Java Jazz 2017's line upis even more extraordinary than last year. Strap in and get ready to encounter a trance-like experience from one of the most magnificent music festivals in the country.

    Tour de Bintan (March 3-5, Bintan, Riau Islands)

    Bintan natural beauty undoubtedly draws various international sporting events, and one of them is Tour de Bintan, a worthy challenge for passionate cyclists, both professional and newbies alike. Taking place among picturesque roads of lush forests and traditional villages, Tour de Bintan is both  provoking challenge and an eye-candy to cyclists. Awarded the UCi label, Tour de Bintan' winner will be granted a one-way ticket to the Grand Fondo World Championships. Tour de Bintan easily attracts over a thousand of cyclists from around Asia, and you could be a winner of this beautiful cycling route. Address : Bintan Culture & Tourism Office, Jalan Trikora, Telp +627717011566.

    ASEAN Master Golf Tournament (Tering Bay Country Club, March 19 2017)

    Batam is an island famous for its golf course, especially for avid golfers around the world. Located in the most breathtaking places of the island, Batam's golf courses are spread through out lush landscape and nourished greeneries with views of blue-green ocean; most of them are designed by the world's most renowned golf legends. ASEAN Master Golf Tournament is a pro golf tournament held in Tering Bay, north of Batam. The golf course is designed by Greg Norman. With the most breathtaking sights, this golf course is outstandingly a very challenging 72-par course of rolling hills and wide water hazards. Inviting the best pro golfers from various countries, this must-go event for all of golf lovers. Address: Jalan Hang Lekiu KM.4, Nongsa, Sambau, Batam Kota, Kota Batam, Riau Islands. 

    Bali Spirit Festival (March 19-22)

    Bali Spirit Festival gathers renowned musicians, yogis, and dancers from around the world. with a cherished version by its founders of creating a festival that builds and supports communities through a full specturm of healthy activities, Bali Spirit Festival celebrates Indonesia's cultural richness, the sanctity of the environment, and the hsrmonius conncetions between everyone. Reconnecting the body, soul, and mind, you can experience serenity through eye-opening programs: yoga and meditation, dance and martial arts, healing, and breathework. Make no mistake; this festival is both an energetic and a constructive awakening for your holiday.

    Ogoh Ogoh Festival (March 27)

    On the day of Nyepi or Bali's Day of Silence, there is qa parade created to cleanse the spiritually-polluted environment : Ogoh Ogoh Parade. Symbolizing a mythological being of evil spirit, the parade's mascot is built by villagers and then marched through the street. As a symbol of  purification, Ogoh Ogoh is burned to ashes at a nearby cemetry, the parade's final dstination. A mystically high tradition, ogoh ogoh parade is celebrated one day before the Saka New Year. Combining spirituality and appreciation of the Mother Narture, Ogoh Ogoh Parade is an evening filled with eerily beautiful celebration and magical hope that will surely transcends you with a feeling of wonder. Address : Denpasar Cultre & Tourism Office Jl. Majapahit No.1 Denpasar, Bali. Contact Phone Number : +623618495707.

    Mentaram Festival (March)

    Located on the western side of Lombok Island, Mataram is the capital of West Nusa Tenggara. In this largest city of the island, Mentaram festival is celebrated annually with a line up of activities, including culinary festival, folk games, souvenir exhibitions, as well Lombok's native arts and cultural performances. Only a ferry away, the island also holds Mataram Great Sale, showcasing hotels, malls, gastronomy, and travel exhibitions. When you visit the magnificent Lombok Island this time of year, you alresdy know where to go: satisfy you five bodily senses and learn about West Nusa tenggara's culture in this hidden haven.
    North Sumatra Fair (March-April)
    Pekan Raya Smatra Utara (PRSU), or the North Sumatra Fair, is the biggest annual event in North Sumatra, participated by 33 regencies and cities, government and private owned products. The North Sumatra Fair is held to commemorate the anniversary of North Sumatra Province; every year, more than 250,000 visitors attend this massive event. The North Sumatera Fair consists of various attractions, such as attractive rides, 3D simulation ride, a park of lanterns, a rabbit park, pet lover's community, competitions, culture night, a carnival, band performances, and a surprise event that changes every year,. But the pinnacle of the fair is the cultural performance, performed by every ethnic group that resides in North Sumatra. Address : North Sumatra Culture & Tourism Office Jalan Jenderal Ahmad Yani No.107, Medan, North Sumatra, Contact Phone Number : +62614528436.

    Source: Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Republic of Indonesia.


    Sunday, February 12, 2017

    Calender 2017 of Tourism and Cultural Events in Indonesia

     Museum of Jogjakarta Sultanate, Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX.

    •  Laut Tawar Lake Festival (Central Aceh Gerency);
    • Sail Sabang 2017 (Sabang, September 2017);
    • Aceh International Rapa'i Festival (Banda Aceh City, September 20170;

    North Sumatera 
    • Pekan Raya Sumatera Utara  (PRSU) ( 2nd week of March to 2nd week of April 2017);
    • Toba lake Festival (Toba Lake, September 2017);
    • Ramadhan fair (Taman Sri Deli Mesjid Raya Medan, Ramadhan month 2017);
    • Bakar Tongkang (Bagan Siapi-api, July 2017);
    • Pacu Jalur (Teluk Kuantan, Kuantan Sengingi,August 2017);
    • Bono (Meranti Bay, Pelalawan Regency, March 2017);

    West Sumatera
    • Tour de Singkarak (18 Cities and Regencies in West Sumatera, August 7, 2017);
    • Tabuik ( Padang Pariaman, 6-11 November 2017);
    • SIMfes (Sawahlunto International Music Festival, Sawahlunto City, September 16, 2017);

    Riau Islands
    • Tour de Bintan (Bintan, 3-5 Maret 2017);
    • Tour de Barelang (Batam, May 13, 2017);
    • Dragon Boat Race ( Tanjung Pinang, October 2017); 
    Bangka Belitung
    • Sungailiat Triathlon (sungailiat, April 22, 2017);
    • Festival Negeri Laskar Pelangi (Belitung, 14-16 July 2017);
    • Toboali City on Fire ( 27-30 July 2017)
    South Sumatera
    • Sriwijaya Festival (Benteng Kuto Besak-BKB, 2nd week July 2017);
    • Festival Music Jazz Sriwijaya (Palembang Sport and Convention Center, February 2017);
    • Coffee Festival (Al-Munawar Village of Halal Tourism, 3th week September 2017);
    • Muarajambi Temple Festival (Muarajambi Temple, Muaro Jambi Regency, April 2017);
    • Festival Masyarakat Peduli Danau Kerinci (Kerinci lake, May 2017);
    • Merangin Geopark Festival (Geopark area of Merangin, May 2017);
    • West Sumatera Beach Festival (Bengkulu City, August 2017);
    • Tabot Festival (Bengkulu City, 1-2 Muharram of Islamic Calender 2017);
    • Rafflesia Land Festival (Bengkulu City, October 2017);
    • Lampung Krakatau Festival (Mount Krakatau Islands, 21-27 August 2017);
    • Lampung Bay Marathon LA 10K+ (Pesawaran Regency, 3rd April 2017);
    • Way Kambas Festival (Way Kambas National Park, 2nd Week November 2017)
     West Java
    • International Penca Festival (Bandung City, Taman Budaya August 2017);
    • West Java Performance Art Festival (Cirebon City, September 2017);
    • Geopark Surfing Exhibition 
    • Seba Baduy (Serang, May 2017);
    • Banten Beach Festival (Anyer Beach, Banten, August 2017);
    • Tanjung Lesung Festival (Tanjung Lesung, September 2017)
    DKI Jakarta
    • Jakarta Great Sale Festival (All malls in Jakarta, June - July  2017);
    • Jakarta Fashion & Food Festival (La Piazza Kelapa Gading April 7- May7 2017);
    • Jakarta Marathon (National Monument, October 2017);
    Central Java
    • Borobudur International Festival (BIF) 2017 (Borobudur Temple Complex , July 2017);
    • Dieng Culture Festival (DCF) (Dieng Highland Banjarnegara, August 2017);
    • Borobudur Marathon 2017 (Borobudur Temple Complex, November 2017);
    DI  Yogyakarta
    • Jogja International Street Performance (Taman Budaya Jl. Malioboro, 23-24 September 2017);
    • Jogja Air Show (Parangtritis Beach Bantul, 23-25 Februari 2017);
    • Jogja International Heritage Walk (Prambanan Temple Area, Sleman 18-19 November 2017);
    East Java
    • Yadnya Kasada  ( Mount Bromo, July 2017);
    • Jember Fashion Carnaval (Jember, August 2017);
    • Majapahit Travel Fair (Surabaya, 13-16 April 2017);
    West Kalimantan
    • Cap Go Meh (Singkawang City, February 13 2017);
    • The Sun Culmination ( Pontianak City, 21-23 March and 21-23 September 2017);
    • Pekan Gawai Dayak (Rumah Radang Pontianak City, 20-27 May 2017);
    Central Kalimantan
    • Culture Festival "ISEN MULANG" (FBIM) (Palangkaraya, 18-24 May 2017);
    East Kalimantan
    • Festival Kemilau Seni Budaya Benua Etam (2nd week September 2017);
    • Erau Adat Kutai and International Folk Art Festival (Kutai Kertanegara,23-30 July 2017);
    • Mahakam Samarinda Festival (1st week November 2017);;
    South Kalimantan
    • Sea Party "Mappanretasi" (Tanah Bumbu Regency, April 2017);
    • Bamboo Rafting Festival (Hulu Sungai Selatan Regency, May 2017);
    • Floating Market Culture festival (Banjarmasin, September 2017);
    North Kalimantan
    • Iraw Tengkayu Culture Festival (Tarakan City, December 2017)

    North Sulawesi
    • Charming Bunaken Festival (Bunaken,Manado);
    • Christmas Festival (December 2017);
    • Tomohon International Flower Festival (Tomohon, 8-12 August 20170
    Central Sulawesi
    • Charming Palu Nomoni Festival (Palu Bay, Palu Regency, 27-30 September 2017);
    • Charming Tomini Bay Festival (Parigi Moutong Regency, 1-9 April 2017);
    • Charming Poso Tectonic Lake Festival (Poso Regency) 
    West Sulawesi
    • Sandeq Race (Polman-Mamuju, 17-24 September 2017);
    • Manggaro Festival (Mamasa, 20-31 August 2017);
    • Karampuang Festival (Mamuju, 24-27 September 2017);
    • Festival Pesona Kirab Laut Nusantara Gorontalo (Gorontalo, 1-10 May 2017);
    • Charming Gorontalo Triatlon/Marathon Festival (Gorontalo, 26 August-10 September 2017);
    • Charming Pulo Cinta Gorontalo Festival (Pulo Cinta, Gorontalo, 5-15 Oktober 2017);
    South Sulawesi
    • Charming Takabonerate Festival (Selayar Island, September 2017);
    • Lovely December (Toraja, 26-30 December 2017);
    • Culinary Festival Explore South Sulawesi (Makasar, August 2017);

    South East Sulawesi
    • Halo Sultra (South East Sulawesi, 23 - 27 April 2017);
    • Wakatobi Wonderful Festival 7 Expo (Wave) (Wakatobi, 6-7 September 2017);
    • Sultanate Palace Festival (BauBau, 10-16 July 2017)

    • Denpasar Festival (Heritage area Gajahmada St, 28-31 December 2017);
    • Nusa Dua Festival (Peninsula Island Nusa Dua Bali, 11 - 15 October 2017);
    • Bali Art Festival (Taman Budaya Art Center, 10 June - 8 July 2017); 

    West Nusa Tenggara
    • Bau Nyale Festival 2017 (Mandalika Area, Februari 2017); 
    • Rinjani 100 (MRU) 2017 (Mount Rinjani, August 2017);
    • Tambora Menyapa Dunia (Kecamatan Pekat, Kabupaten Dompu, 12-16 April 2016);

    East Nusa Tenggara
    • Semana Santa (Larantuka City, 2017);
    • Pasola Costumary War (Samba Island, the first week in February);
    • Tour de Flores 2017 (Flores, 15-23 May 2017) 

    • Ambon Bay Festival (Ambon City, 8-10 September 2017);
    • Tour de Mollucas (Ambon City, 26-30 October 2017);
    • Charming Banda Culture Festival (Banda Islands, 11-13 November 2017)

    North Maluku
    • Legu Gam (Ternate, May 2017);
    • Jailolo Bay Festival (West Halmahera, April 2017);
    • Tidore Festival (Tidore City, May 2017) 

    West Papua
    • Art & Culture Festival (Sorong, October 2017);
    • Charming Radja Ampat Festival (Patai Naisai Torang Cinta, October 2017);
    • Arfac Festival (Manokwari, October 2017) 

    • Asmat Culture Festival (Asmat,October 2017);
    • Baliem Valley Festival (Jayawijaya, 5-9 August 2017);
    • Munara Wampasi festival (Biak, July 2017).
     Source : Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Republic of Indonesia.