28 February 2011

Test Your Guts With Awful Tourism In Bandung!

Bandung recently visited by many tourists, especially domestic tourists from Jakarta and other big cities in Indonesia. If we take a stroll on the weekends, Friday, Saturday and Sunday will definitely find a breakdown of the streets in Bandung. Especially in areas that have shopping malls and food culinary alias.

For example Cihampelas roads, streets Riau, road Sukajadi, Setiabudhi road all the way to Lembang. Every Saturday night has been ascertained by several hotels packed with visitors. Good restaurants with international standards, as well as the nuances of rural and stall-stall food stalls open as in some landscaping, must be filled by the visitors. They come not only just to enjoy the freshness of the city of Bandung at night, but tourists as well as culinary and tourist shopping.

Indeed the city of Bandung has a special attraction when compared with other cities in Java. In addition to beautiful flowers and lush like a widow who always primp at night, is very attractive to tourists. But despite having a lot of tourism potential that has not been excavated, the tourists coming into the city of Bandung tend to do shopping and culinary activities.

It is undeniable is for natural attractions, the city of Bandung do not have it, but around it like Ciater, Ciwidey, Garut, Pangalengan and so forth can be reached from the city of Bandung is easier, because of the availability of transportation and road facilities are sufficient. The advantages of the city of Bandung itself is a sufficient amount of accommodation compared with other regions around it that has many natural tourist attraction.

Bandung is now better known as shopping and culinary attractions, but the beauty of the historic buildings can actually be something more to attract tourists both domestic and foreign. Management of promotional activities, especially not maximized to the existence of historic buildings with all this kemistikannya a tourist attraction on this one to be reduced.

Yet another potentially one that could attract tourists to come to Bandung City is a mystical tour, or who is more famous abroad with spooky tourism. Tourism potential this could be one other alternative for tourists, perhaps the proper segmentation is of special interest tourists.

This tourism potential of historic buildings in addition to having a wonderful attraction is seen also have something else, namely the mystical atmosphere of these historic buildings. We can see that other world phenomena through a mystical tour that could become a new tourist attraction.

Bandung city does have a lot of haunted places to support this tourism prospects. For example, the Postal Museum is located at the intersection of Jalan RE Martadinata Bandung Geology Museum is located at Jalan Diponegoro, the Statue of Father who was in the Garden of Maluku, Goa Goa Japan and the Netherlands in Dago, Gedung Sate, KAA Museum, Museum Mandalawangsit, school buildings 3 and SMA SMA Negeri 5 Bandung, rubber trees in SMA Negeri 2 Bandung, Villa Isola UPI Bandung on campus and so forth. All of them has its own mystical story that gives a sense of wanting to know more for people who are interested in knowledge about the supernatural.

Ambulance contained in the road Bahureksa-ever appointed to the big screen for public consumption about the mysteries contained in the Ambulance. Even home with Dutch architecture in the street Dayang Sumbi, never enter into terangker ten sites in the world. According to the story the old people in this house a massacre of all family members who live in the house, and until now the garage door can not be closed by anyone. There were even stories of parents who say that the tower and building Gedung Sate Isola UPI he was haunted like that.

Viewing the phenomenon kemistikan contained in these antique buildings, is not impossible that this could be used as a destination or a tourist attraction in the future. Until now it has not already been talking about it. Both officials who deal with tourism and the city of Bandung in West Java alone. Not impossible prospect of supernatural or mystical nature tourism may be something new for the tourists visiting the city of Bandung. It required careful planning and preparation.

Some friends who had visited Britain and Germany argued that there are old castles (castle), which he said many inhabited ghost, but the behavior of the tourists visited. They want to see on keangkerannya. Even among those who dare to staying, and pay. In fact there is a successful capture ghosts or creatures in the form of fine photo and video.

Perhaps this is a lesson for us, that many antique buildings which until now considered haunted because it is inhabited by a ghost or subtle creatures, seems to be a new kind of tourist attraction called the Mystical Tours or Ghost Tour. Not just aired on Uka-UKA events on television some time ago.

23 February 2011

Shopping In Pekanbaru Market

Market City Shopping Tour Down is Pekanbaru. Incomplete feel if a visit to Pekanbaru if not stopping or shopping at the Market Down Pekanbaru. People from outside Pekanbaru always making the lower market as one place to visit if you stop by the pekanbaru.

Down Market Pekanbaru including the oldest market in town of Pekanbaru, Pekanbaru is so Market under the traditional market. Pekanbaru Down Market is located on the edge of the Siak River and is close to Port, then in the bottom of this market is easy to get goods from abroad at low prices.

Once entry of these goods are not too strictly prohibited. Markets Down a favorite place to hunt for electronics goods from abroad.

But surely it's not just electronics, various household knick-knacks such as urns and sculptures are also available with various options.

As time went on, government regulations are increasingly stringent. Goods that used to be easy to enter, now can not anymore.

Pekanbaru city government did not want to market that are well known it becomes dead. And then pemko build a better market and make it as a tourist market in Pekanbaru city.

Now under Pekanbaru Market changed its name to Tourism Market, although people are more familiar with the name of the Lower Market. It must be acknowledged the steps taken are correct Pekanbaru City Government. Until now we still can be hunting goods from abroad at low prices in a certain way, so clever-pandailah.

Along with the growth of shopping malls in Pekanbaru, many people who expect that it will stay on the market by selling souvenirs typical of Pekanbaru that does not exist elsewhere. This is certainly going to attract the tourists to visit there.

So, do not forget to stop by, yes!

17 February 2011

Pasir Reungit, Fully Village Tourism

For those of you who love a challenge and adventure in the wild, it seems you need to visit a place of natural attractions in the northern city of Bogor, West Java. In this place, you will definitely experience another sensation of tourist trips, you've ever done so far.

Reungit Sand Village right at the foot of Mount Salak with a height of about 800-900 meters above sea level. To reach this place is not too difficult, because many of the city of Bogor city transportation you can use to get to the sights of this cool temperate enough.

Many of you can enjoy in this tourist sites, among which are several waterfalls, such as Cigamea waterfall, waterfall Thousand and ecotourism Crater Sand Queen besides Reungit also an ideal place for you to do camping, Out bound, even the Basic Education for organizations, because Reungit Sand has all the facilities for it, such as rivers, cliffs, forests and waterfalls.

But, of the many existing vehicle, Queen Crater which lies at an altitude of 1338 meters above sea level does have a uniqueness that offers the typical natural freshness of the mountains. Temperatures range between 10-24 degrees Celsius, always make the cold air becomes an integral part of its natural atmosphere. Moreover, this place often touched by rain in the evening.

Crater Queen does have a main attraction for any visitors. The main attraction, among other geologic activity. All day kepundannya always boil and remove acid gases sulfide (H2S) with strong odors. Sometimes these noises rumbling crater due to a blast of hot water vapor to form fog.

But, not only that the attraction region of the crater which partially enter Cidahu, Sukabumi. Cikuluwung watershed that crosses one kilometer crater that was offered another view. The water is so clear to make the river bed apparent. Greenish yellow color due to deposition of sulfur to make such a beautiful river bottom Cikuluwung enjoyed.

However, the beauty of the river bed is not the only decoy hearts of the visitors to spend their time in order to enjoy it. Another charmer is the water temperature was tepid. So the river is the main choice for visitors to soak. Moreover, the river water containing sulphide acid is believed to cure various skin diseases.

Although the Queen is still active crater, but did not disrupt the life of the plant vegetation in the region. Some plant species may in fact still alive, among them the plant Romogiling (Sceferra actinophylla). Shaped leaves are somewhat rounded tip. Vegetation is the dominant crop adorn the crater. While several other woody trees looked dead due charred by the activity of the crater. And as part of the natural forests of Mount Salak, Queen Crater was classified as a heterogeneous forest. So that natural air of coolness is very pronounced.

To go from Bogor Regency, you can take it from Simpang Cibatok. Next ride public transportation are available to take up to Sand Reungit or Mount Bunder. Meanwhile, if you want to Cidahu by public transport, stopping at Simpang Cidahu, from there to ride public transportation to the terminal and continue on to the camp Cangkuang with motorcycle taxi services.

On the first point, through Sand Reungit, distance and latency is not as heavy as the Mount Bunder or Cidahu. The distance between Queen Sand Crater Reungit about four kilometers can be reached by walking for two hours. Meanwhile, through the Gunung Bunder and Cidahu, the distance that must be taken as far as six kilometers and takes about three hours on foot.

If you like the adventure of nature, both these lines is probably the best. Because, while up and down the valley, you can enjoy the natural beauty of the mountains in the region. Some tracks will even force you to climb the roots that dangle on the trail which is only three feet wide. However, with the weight of a track taken, it turns out this place is giving the beauty of Mount Salak forest atmosphere that is so beautiful.

Here you will find a lot of river flows that sometimes the water flooded the track taken. Chirping of birds, insects and sound denyit monkey forest, still often heard, when choosing this path. Meanwhile, the path of Mount Bunder in principle similar to the path through the sand Reungit. For the third mile from Mount Bunder, this path will meet at the intersection point Reungit Sand.

Beware of Pacet (leech). Because, like any area other natural attractions of Mount Salak, Queen Crater region has also become a comfortable place for life leech species that are often attached to a part of your body. If it is not always a routine check of the body, it is impossible not you going to be a target Pacet Pacet-attached and sucking blood. For that, a good idea to bring tobacco to cope with this Pacet attack.

12 February 2011

The Komodo Island History

This is the story about the dragon. Not just a legend, but it is really a dragon that still inhabit the islands of eastern Indonesia and the middle. Giant reptiles of the world has a reputation as a top predator in its class.

Since the first on the island of Komodo, the ranks of Flores Island, Indonesia, has emerged the story of a giant dragon. Many sailors who recounts that the dragon is more like a scary monster.
Large tail can knock down a buffalo with a single flick. Jaws were large and strong, to be able to swallow a wild pig in one motion. And from his mouth constantly spewing fire.

This story has circulated widely and could attract the attention of many people. But no one had ever dared to approach the island to prove it. Until finally in the early 1910s, came the report of the combat force the Dutch fleet, based in Flores about the mysterious creature allegedly "dragon" inhabit a small island in the Lesser Sunda Islands (now ranks of Flores Island, Nusa Tenggara).

Dutch military sailors gave a report that the creature is likely to be measuring up to seven meters long, with a giant body and mouth are constantly spewing fire. Lieutenant Steyn van Hensbroek, an official of the Dutch colonial administration in the region of Flores heard these reports and stories that surround the island of Komodo. He also planned a trip to Komodo Island.

After arming himself and took a team of trained soldiers, he landed on the island. After several days on the island, Hensbroek managed to kill a strange species.

He took him to headquarters and length measurements were taken that catch length about 2.1 meters. The shape is very much like a lizard. Animals were then photographed (documented) by Peter A Ouwens, director of the Zoological Museum and Botanical Gardens Bogor, Java. This is the first documentation of the dragons.

Ouwens interested in finding these strange animals. He then recruited a cunning hunter to capture specimens for him. The hunters managed to kill two dragons tail measuring 3.1 meters and 3.35 meters, plus the capture of two chicks, each measuring one meter below.

Based on the catch of the hunters, Ouwens conducted research and concluded that the Komodo dragon is not a flamethrower, but including the type of monitor lizard in the class of reptiles.

The results of this study later published in a newspaper published in 1912. In the news, Ouwens advise the name of the giant lizard Varanus komodoensis nickname instead of the Komodo Dragon (Komodo Dragon).

Realizing the significance of endangered species komodo, the Dutch government issued a regulation and protection of dragons and Komodo Island in 1915. Be region as the Komodo dragon conservation area.

Findings komodo dragon living legend, curious world. Several scientific expeditions from different countries take turns conducting research on Komodo Island.


Prehistoric Animals who Survived
After World War I, a scientific expedition designed to conduct research dragons. In 1926, the expedition led by W. Douglas Burden from the American Museum of Natural History with the most modern research tools, doing research for months.

The expedition which involves dozens of people were caught 27 animals dragons. They perform surgical anatomy and identification of species. From this first comprehensive scientific report on the Komodo dragon is made.

Described that the dragons have a large head and strong, has a pair of shining eyes, her skin was hard, thick and wiry. Having kelambir wrinkled skin under her neck.

The shape is similar to a lizard, with four big fat legs and tail are also a big fat long. Has 26 sharp teeth, each measuring 4 cm, has a forked tongue is bright red. If viewed from a distance, the tongue is extended to resemble a fire, because dragons are often stuck out his tongue like a snake.

Komodo also skilled hunters. He relies on the bite and poison the bacteria in his saliva to paralyz
e prey. He will follow prey that have been hurt for days, until finally died, then he ate it. As a carnivore and scavenger (scavengers), dragons are only found on the island of Komodo, Rinca, Padar, Gili Motang Owadi and Samiin. Komodo dragons are also known as a champion of animal swimming. That's how he was doing exploration on the islands around Flores.

Meanwhile, in the mid-20th century, in Australia discovered fossils of ancient creatures that once studied very similar to the dragons. Based on carbon test, the fossil was believed to have originated from the period 60-30 million years ago. This means that dragons once inhabited mainland Australia in prehistoric times.

But, researchers are still puzzled by the relationship with the fossil Komodo dragons from Australia. Although the earth's geological history indicates that the former Australia and some islands of Indonesia is one plate, but the Komodo Island is estimated to form about 1 million years ago.

While based on research, prehistoric dragons are extinct at least 30 million years ago, prior to Komodo Island is formed. So, why dragons are found only on Komodo Island and its surroundings? Since when did inhabit the island of Komodo dragons? While it is never found traces of rawhide dragons elsewhere (except Australia). This is one mystery that demands further research.

Komodo Birth From "Virgin" Mother
Just 18 days ago, waiting zoologists at the zoo for Chester Zoo, Manchester, England, ended. A natural phenomenon that shocked the world of animal science. A female komodo dragons are still virgin, managed to lay eggs and hatch five of them.

Based on news reported by the Associated Press, Flora of the name-so-successful female dragons that gave birth to five baby dragons without the participation of the male inhabitants of the island of Komodo in the process of fertilization.

"Flora is very impressive, we were happy to know she is a mother and father of her babies," said Kevin Buley, curator of the zoo for the type of vertebrates and invertebrates.
In mid-January 2007, the eggs begin to break after eight-month period containing the peak occurring on January 23, 2007, with the birth of five Komodo dragons. While the two other eggs still dieraminya.

"Application of the conservation breeding program is very unusual, because it opens new avenues, where the animals can potentially be a colony on an island," Buley said.

"Females are able to swim across a new island, and then incubate the eggs, and then dating her male babies and sexually normal produce a new generation," he added.
DNA tests provide accurate evidence that the truly successful Flora gave birth to her child without the help of males.

Mentioned again, the size of the dragon babies is between 16 inches (40 cm) up to 18 inches (45 cm) and weigh between 3 ½ - 4 ½ ounces (100-125 grams).

Eating Crickets and Grasshoppers
The five children descent Flora the Komodo dragon is born in good health and only eat crickets and grasshoppers as food diet. This is consistent with the original life of dragons in the wild.
Based on scientific knowledge, while growing up, baby-baby Komodo dragons can reach lengths of 10 feet (3 meters) and weighs about 300 pounds (135 kilograms). If achieving this extraordinary measure, they will be able to eat round a pig or deer.

Well, a savage appetite in reptiles this explains why Flora is not allowed to be near her children. "There was no maternal instinct at self-dragons. So, it is natural to keep their children away from their mothers. Its mother will try to eat anything that came in front of his nose, "said Buley.
According to the data, about 70 species of reptiles including snakes and lizards known to reproduce asexually (without the associated sex) in a process known scientifically as parthenogenesis. However, the conception of virginity (virginity) Flora and other komodo dragon in April at London Zoo is the first documented.

Two conceptions of virginity was announced in September, which stated in a scientific paper in the journal Nature.

The inhabitants of Komodo Island
Komodo dragons are native to islands of Flores, East Nusa Tenggara. The island's most lots occupied by dragons are named according to the name of this animal when found in 1910, namely the island of Komodo (Komodo Island).

These giant lizards, including the nearly extinct animal, with a population of less than 4,000 wild birds. To protect the Komodo dragon, in 1980 agreed to form a conservation area in the form of Komodo National Park on Komodo Island and small islands around it.

Distribution and population of dragons in the past three decades is declining and increasingly threatened its existence, mainly due to hunting deer, as its main prey. Even the population on the island of Padar known to have been lost since the late 1990s, whereas in the early 1980s, the

Komodo dragon can still be found there. Attention and conservation of this species should be given in particular, because the population of dragons on the verge of extinction.
For some residents on the island of Komodo, these animals are considered more dangerous to humans than crocodiles, because the content of bacteria in their saliva that can cause severe infections.

Typically, dragons mating season occurs between June to July. In August, female dragons will dig a nest of birds nest mound former Coral (Megapodius Reindwardt) on the hill and nest hole in the ground, to keep their eggs which can reach 38 points. Eggs are usually guarded by its mother, but the new child born in February or March is not maintained, even frequently eaten.

Komodo dragons take five years to grow to the size of two feet and can live for up to 30 years. Entering the initial period of 4-5 years are sexually mature dragons.