Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – Based on data i’ve found from a variety of sources, Samalona Island is part of the city of Makassar, sub-district Ujung Pandang, South Sulawesi. Access to the island is pretty easy, because only a 20-30 minute crossing the sea. Hiring the fishermen’s boat is common way for crossing to Samalona Island. The boats it self are easily found in Kayu Bangkoa pier. But I was crossing to Samalona from unknown dock in front of Fort Rotterdam.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – “Southern Bali is really wide, sometimes i really confused when asked by my friends how to explore Bali beaches in one day” It is true that Bali have many beaches to be explored, the bad thing is, when you only have a little bit time to explore this island of god, Bali. Then you must be carefully pick which Bali beach you should visit. The good news I am going to give you a clue how to make your Bali beach hunting become more efficient. Just stay tune and read this post until the end :)
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – Spending 6 hour transit time in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Malioboro street deffinitely became my first choice. It’s been a long time I miss the hospitality atmosphere of Malioboro Street, which is also one main characteristic of this city of gudeg, Yogyakarta. Long weekend atmosphere making Malioboro street hustle bustle becomes increasingly felt, especially when it is adjacent to the celebration of Chinese New Year. It automatically add diversity and uniqueness of Malioboro Street.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – Nothing is more fun when you come across an island with all the civilizations in it (internet, tv, electricity), but no motorized vehicles at all in it. Machine powered vehicle is absolutely forbidden! Can you imagine how fresh are the air on the island? And How calm the atmosphere is? But we still able to surf the internet, open social media, and do internet work. Well, i am a programmer and blogger, internet is absolutely important for me :)
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – Get lost in a journey once in a while is not that bad thing, moreover if you accidentally discovered a natural beach that is not exist in your itinerary. Especially if that beach was like a private beach, no one else beside you, your friends and a wild nature. Yeah! i call it ” stray but blessed with luck “.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – Anyone who likes to travel when they have a plan to be married, mostly they will be questioned “where are you going for the Honeymoon!?” Without knowing anything about the rest of the money after the marriage party, or the money inside my wallet, my an answer is. “I don t know yet” (with sad face off course). Though most of my friend doesn’t believe me and think that we have a great plan.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – Many people maybe not too comfortable traveling during the rainy season. Especially for the destination that need to cross the sea should be temporarily avoided, weather can be worse anytime at the sea. But, how about rafting?! Wether it is rainy or not, we will remain wet while rafting isn’t it ?!
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – Declared as a national park in 1982, Tanjung Puting National Park encloses different types of ecosystem including the lowland tropical forest, dry-land forest, peat swamp forest, mangrove forest, coastal forest and secondary forest. Tanjung Puting supports the natural habitat of various endemic wildlife on the brink of extinction such as the proboscis monkey, agile gibbon and sun bear.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – Sundays is a day when many of tourism spot in Bali is always packed with a sea of people. But this one seems not too popular destination on the island. I only seen two security guards who were chatting in front of the gate when I looked for a place to park my motorbike. “Just directly parking your motorbike inside” one of the security guard told me. Okay, this place seemed too quiet for a destination that is located on the international island such as Bali.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – Jimbaran bay is one of well known tourism spot in Bali, especially it’s sunset dinner, sound’s interesting right? I had tried it once, but not it’s sunset dinner hahaha, i come late, it was night already. But still, that was an awesome dinner with my friends, and also my first time ever dinner beside the beach. Thanks to god for given me a chance staying in this wonderful Indonesian island, Bali.