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Tanjung Puting National Park

Orangutan. Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Kalimantan, Ind

Imagine you are an explorer heading to the jungle for wild orangutans and other exotic tropical animals to see and you will begin to get a sense of what a visit to the Tanjung Puting National Park is just to get .

The park , which is the territory of the size of Bali covers , is home to an amazing array of wildlife , including the world famous orangutans . The park is also not call home to monkeys , birds and other animals , to the pristine vegetation of the jungle itself. This is a world famous natural treasure that attracts a growing number of international visitors each year .


Tanjung which is located in Central Kalimantan . The area was originally declared as a game reserve in 1935 and became a national park in 1982 . The park is on a peninsula that juts out into the Java Sea . The size of the park alone means that the various habitat zones . This diversity means the park is home to a wide variety of residents , both flora and fauna .

Get flights from Jakarta to Palangkaraya and other major cities to Pangkalan Bun daily.

A number of tour operators run cruises from Pankalan Bun down the river. If you pre-arrange your tour, the tour operator will pick you up from the airport and transport you straight to the river.


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Hot springs and healing at Ciater Spa Resort

Hot springs and healing at Ciater Spa Resort

Ciater Spa Resort Jl . Raya Ciater , Subang , West Java , offers its visitors much more than hot springs .

The medical and wellness spa founded in the early 1990s focused on medical technology and services to patients and visitors , also claim that the fresh cool air and picturesque surroundings will stimulate the healing process.

According to Doctor Widya Pramoedji , the in – house doctor at the facility , the medical center imported equipment from Germany and the staff was trained for six years by a professor from the former Yugoslavia .

Lousi of the nursing staff , said the facility usually elderly patients with health problems related to muscles , bones or nerves , such as stroke or rheumatism .

Hot springs and healing at Ciater Spa Resort

Sometimes, however , younger people visit the facility for preventive measures .

Treatment usually begins with muscle stimulation using ultra sound or infrared light .

This is then followed by selected sessions with a therapist to the problem area using machine activities such as yoga or physical therapy focus .

Treatment often ends with a session in a natural hot spring pool .

According Widya , the spring water have known healing benefits .

” The warm temperature will relax the muscles , ” he explained, adding that the soft nature of the water, which to float , the body is also beneficial to the therapy .

Hot springs and healing at Ciater Spa Resort

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To do things in Purwokerto

Baturraden - Purwokerto

Sitting at the foot of Mount Slamet, the highest volcano in Central Java, is the thriving town of Purwokerto.

The capital region of Banyumas Central Java is only two hours by train away from the burning city by the sea Cirebon or about five hours away by executive class train from Jakarta.

Strategically located near a major road linking the southern coast of Central Java and the central highlands, Purwokerto has served as an important transit point for travelers on their way to other cities such as Yogyakarta and Semarang.

It is also known as a city of students thanks to the many universities such as Universitas Jenderal Soedirman and Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto.

The task of exploring Purwokerto is made ​​easier by Jl. Jenderal Sudirman, which divides the city in two.

To get around the city like a local and take the pedicab angkot (small public minibuses). A angkot ride typically costs Rp 3,000 (26 cents), while a pedicab ranges from Rp 10,000 to around Rp 25,000, depending on the distance.

Purwokerto actually has two taxi services operating but I hardly saw no taxis during my time there.

Gradually growing as a business center and a tourist destination, Purwokerto now has a number of best hotels such as the Hotel Santika Purwokerto, where I stayed two nights.

This hotel, which opened six months ago, and offers 121 rooms and suites. Its decorative elements Banyumas shadow puppets and batik. It is cheaper than the five-star Aston Imperium, but still quite decent.

The city has several attractions worth visiting, including the Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) Museum on Jl. Jenderal Sudirman.

As the sculpture suggests in the front yard, the museum commemorates RA Wiriatmaja, pioneered the establishment of the Indonesian banking

BRI Musuem shows an interesting collection of old paper currency, the Dutch colonization era so far, along with pictures and dioramas depicting the activities of the bank.


Pendopo Si Panji, which now serves as the office of the administration, is also considered an important historic building.

When I went there (a large, pavilion-like structure built on columns) in the evening, the pendopo was filled with people who are practicing the Marawis, which is a small hand drum from the Middle East.

The Marawis group always run on Satu Suro night, the Islamic New Year.

Adjacent to the pendopo is the open public square, Alun-alun where to collect. Townspeople

Unfortunately, Alun-alun was deserted when I visited it due to the heavy rain.

Purwokerto is also home to many tasty dishes, Tempe mendoan is the most popular. Tempe, the fermented soybean cake thinly sliced​​, covered in flour and then deep fried. Tempe mendoan can be enjoyed as a main dish with rice or as a snack topped with chili sauce and soy sauce.


Also recommended is sroto ayam Jalan Bank H. Loso.

Apart from serving sroto that is aromatic chicken soup, this place also has several traditional desserts such as Es Durian (Durian soaked in coconut milk and palm sugar, served with ice cream) and Es Kopyor (served with coconut syrup and ice).

About 14 kilometers to the north, is the tourist magnet Baturraden that offers visitors fresh mountain air, fascinating waterfalls and lush tropical forests.

For the adventurous, choices of physical activity include climbing Mt. Slamet or rafting along the river Serayu.

Together with the city of Semarang, famous for the Chinatown vibe and colonial architecture, Purwokerto is a growing alternative to tourist Yogyakarta.

When to go

If you are planning to Baturraden, avoid the rainy season (October to February). Exploring the city can happen any time, but a great time to go is during Satu Suro for all Islamic New Year festivities at Alun-alun.

What U.S. $ 5 can buy

Pasar Loon, the largest traditional market in Purwokerto sells traditional snacks and food as Gudeg Banyumas (jackfruit cooked in coconut milk, served with rice and chicken or egg) and the famous tem mendoan.

Another wallet friendly place to go grocery shopping, the snacks center in Sawangan area

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Sundara – Four Seasons’ latest addition


In contrast to the shores of Seminyak, Sanur, Nusa Dua, and even the remote Ungasan, Jimbaran is scarce when it comes to stylish beach clubs.

While it is true that the Muaya in Jimbaran area is already full of restaurants , these places do not offer comfortable all day often found at the beach club . This situation is reflected in the long line of people trying to get into the Spa Rock Bar at Ayana Resort .

So , when four seasons closed their dining PJ’s and came up with the new and more elegant version is Sundara , we thought it was a good move because it would certainly fill the gap luxury needs in the field .


Sundara is designed by Koichi Yasuhiro, who also designed the Rock Bar in the same area where these are the one of the best places in Bali .

The hall is divided into several areas , including the main restaurant and mezzanine bar, al fresco dining area , and also the pool .

The sparing use of massive walls means that all these dining rooms offer a generous view of the ocean . Come at noon and you will see a clear view of the sparkling sea , or come late in the afternoon for the scenic sunset .

Food wise, the hotel serves as Jimbaran is known for : fresh seafood . Executive chef cook Greg Bunt has brought the luxury of fine dining at this establishment, which is actually quite laid back in many ways , and the combination works well .


Many places in Jimbaran serving dishes such as mixed seafood and wood-fired pizza, which serves are quite similar to what Sundara . But people often complain of paying too much for too little taste at a dinner in many places in Jimbaran , while Sundara does not seem a place to create such a problem.

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The holistic Fivelements offers a Balinese healing therapy called Tri Kaya Parisudha, which is a Balinese philosophy to cleanse the body and the spiritual side of being by aligning thought, speech and action. Tri Kaya Parisudha is available for 7 Night, 10 Night and 14 Night packages.

Fivelements, Banjar Baturning, Mambal, Bali, Phone (0361) 469-206,

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Karma Spa


Karma promotes fun alongside its healthy lifestyle programs. Their relaxation activities that can release detox in our body at the same time include morning yoga, infrared sauna, as well as a body exfoliation session using a combination of salt and seaweed followed with a detoxifying massage that focuses on our lymphatic system and an oxygen facial.

Karma Spa, Jl Villa Kandara, Bj. Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan. Phone (0361) 848-2200,

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Como Shambhala Estate


Como Shambhala Estate is a wellness retreat offering a healing experience inside Ubud’s lush forest area. It features different levels of detox fasting, depending on the guests’ condition, and special menus to help cleanse the deep-tissue.

The detox or cleansing programs are available in 3-Night, 5-Night or 7-Night packages.

Como Shambhala Estate, Banjar Begawan, Desa Melinggih Kelod, Payangan, Gianyar. Phone (0361)978-888,