Tag: Sumatera

  • My First Encounter with Orangutans

    My First Encounter with Orangutans

    My first encounter with Orangutans in bukit lawang. Seeing animals in their real habitat living wild and free without cages or fences trapping them is a vary experience compares to a zoo visit. There’s a different sensation when you meet them face to face. The biggest concern when we try…

  • 7 Things You Can Do in West Sumatra

    7 Things You Can Do in West Sumatra

    Sumatra Island might not be as popular as Java or Bali. Still, for a bit of adventure, there’re actually quite a lot of things to do in Sumatra. One can start from West Sumatra up to North Sumatra then finish at Aceh. Initially, I wanted to visit West Sumatra because…

  • What to Do in North Sumatra: Lake Toba and Sipiso-Piso Waterfall

    What to Do in North Sumatra: Lake Toba and Sipiso-Piso Waterfall

    North Sumatra is quite known as a popular travel destination in Indonesia. There’re plenty things to do in North Sumatra, say seeing Orang Utans in Bukit Lawang. Whether you wanna check some islands nearby, or hiking volcanoes, here are some lists of what to do in North Sumatra. Apart from…

  • Mount Kerinci, Climbing The Roof of Sumatera

    Mount Kerinci, Climbing The Roof of Sumatera

    Mount Kerinci, often mentioned as the roof of Sumatera is the highest volcano in Indonesia. It has the elevation of 3,805 meters above sea level and the trail is pretty challenging. Check out my experience climbing Mount Kerinci in Sumatera. It all actually began when I saw an article from…

  • Belitung Island: An Enchanted Calm Island

    Belitung Island: An Enchanted Calm Island

    Have you ever heard about Belitung Island? Belitung Island is one of many beautiful islands in Indonesia. Belitung Island is very popular since an Indonesian movie, “Laskar Pelangi”, took set on a white sandy beach with stones in this island. Since then, there were increasing number of tourists to the island.…

  • Hiking in North Sumatra: Mount Sibayak and Sinabung

    Hiking in North Sumatra: Mount Sibayak and Sinabung

    One of my favorite things to do is hiking, for sure. That’s why, Mount Sibayak and Mount Sinabung was my first destination for hiking in North Sumatra. Upon my arrival, I skipped Medan, and directly went off to Berastagi, a city, flanked between Mount Sibayak and Sinabung. I loved it…

  • Snorkeling in Weh Island, Sabang

    Snorkeling in Weh Island, Sabang

    Sabang or known as Weh Island is the most outer island in western part of Indonesia. People might think that the best marine or the best island in Indonesia lays in the eastern part of Indonesia. Completely wrong! The beauty of Weh Island equals to other islands in the east.…

  • 5 Things to Do in Banda Aceh

    5 Things to Do in Banda Aceh

    Banda Aceh is located in the northern part of Sumatera and Indonesia. Aceh faced dark situation in 2004 when tsunami hit the city and caused many people lost their lives. It was completely a grief for not only the whole country, but also the world. Buildings were vanished, families were…

  • A visit to a never-visited hometown: Lampung (Krakatau, Sebuku Kecil, Sebesi, Umang)

    Lampung, my first destination to Sumatera. Yes I was born in Pekanbaru, visited Medan, Padang, Batam, but I never traveled ala backpacker to Sumatera. That’s why I felt so excited when I stepped on the ground ! I followed tour packacge, it costs 350k started from Merak. So from Cikarang,…