The sun is rising behind Mount Rinjani as a group of divers boards a boat to Shark Point, a spot popular among sea turtles and reef sharks on the north side of this small island in the Gili Matra marine preserve. They are going on a survey dive to record sightings of the sea creatures, with the hope this data will support the effort to establish Indonesia’s first shark sanctuary — a fully protected marine area where all commercial fishing, possession and trade of shark species and their products are prohibited.
Komodo dragon Native of Komodo, Flores, it is a protected species and the largest living lizard. It is also a fierce predator; the toxins in its saliva cause their victims to go into shock and prevent their blood from clotting. Dragon de Komodo Originaire de Komodo, Flores, c’est une espèce protégée et le plus grand […]
With their cute appearance resembling a friendly hug or a chubby half moon, cashew nuts are some of the most loved nuts of all times, in particular because of their uncountable health benefits and diverse culinary uses. Originally from Brazil, the cashew tree is widely cultivated in Eastern Indonesia and represents an important crop for […]
Lumbung are a typical structure of Sasak culture, and traditionally used as a rice barn. The charm of this traditional building has conquered modern designers, and the Lumbung has now been adopted as a contemporary style for the design of private houses and bungalows where many people opt to stay during their holidays. However, this is just a small example of Sasak architecture, a well-kept building tradition that integrates people’s needs, identity and beliefs.
The Tenggerese is an ethnic group of Hindu religion who lives in the area around the Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park. The park offers a spectacular landscape of six volcanoes including Mount Bromo, the most popular and the spiritual heart of the area, and Mount Semeru, the highest mountain in Java at 3,676 mt.
Indonesia has been a destination of migration for centuries and the traces of this assorted cultural heritage are also reflected in the diversity of religions practiced in the country. Animism is the oldest practiced religion, followed by Hinduism and Buddhism, while Islam is the most practiced, with over 80% of Indonesians being Muslims. Indonesia is […]
It is no secret that sailing boats have always fascinated me. Their unparalleled elegance as they gracefully navigate in the open sea and silently penetrate the most secluded bays always bring me back in time, to stories of adventurous sailors, mesmerizing landscapes and unforgettable encounters with legendary creatures and fierce pirates. In this era of […]