Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Panambungan Island

Panambungan island is small one from the Indonesian archipelago , it is  a 45 minutes trip to the island from Makassar the capital city of South Sulawesi.
You can dive into the water , where the water around the island is clean and it was delightfult to swim , snorkeling , treading on white sand.
Big trees with cherry like fruit that scattered colored leaves on the ground ,and the sweet smelling jasmine plants , very beauty.

The clear light blue  water is too shallow for swimming.
Snorkeling though you are likely to spot small simple colored fish.
However , lurking in the clear clean water , are tiny translucent jelly fish locally called ice jelly fish , which cause severe itchiness if they make contack with the skin.There is also a sort of oval shaped flat fish camouflaging itself to resemble a thin mound of sand.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Orang Rimba

Deforestation , which has become a hot topic for global talks in the past fiew years , is directly affecting the life of the Orang Rimba tribe who live deep in the jungle of Jambi , a province in Sumatera .

The trible has been experiencing climate change , the shrinking of their forest home and decreasing biodiversity in the forest an impact of deforestation.

The size of the forest has been shrinking due to the forest fires or land clearances for cultivation.
We are worried about this phenomenon , said Tumenggung Grip , head of the Orang Rimba tribe in the  Bukit 12 neighborhood.

Today , fewer than 5,000 people from the Orang Rimba tribe live in the jungles of Jambi.
They are scattered across various locations including the Bukit 12 and Bukit 30 neighborhoods.

Usually living on the slopes of the mountains or among the huge trees not far from the river , the tribe is also known by the name of the river near where they live.
Tumenggung and his community are known as the Orang rimba Makekah Hulu , or the trible who live near the upper course of the Makekah River.

They live in simple huts made of wood , leaves and sometimes tarpaulin.
They collect rattan and sell it to people living near the forest.
The catch fish and boars for daily consumption.

However , the ever expanding palm oil plantations and the actibvities of the people from outside the forest pose a real threat to their future.

The forest is shrinking , Tumenggung lamented. What will become of our children.

(from Jakarta post by Iman D.Nugroho).

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Malabar Tea Plantations

Welcome to Malabar Tea Plantations.
The highlands Malabar on South Kabupaten Bandung,floating about 1,500 meters up in the green hills of Pangalengan state ,were first developed as a temperate,high altitude retreat by Junghun in the early decades of the 20th century.
From Bandung the capital of West Java about 80 kms to south by bus or micro bus .
The air is deliciously fresh ,and settle down on Pangalengan to

Friday, November 20, 2009

Green Lifestyles

Creative with the green lifestyles means homemade meals,fresh fruits,vegetables,can add.
The combination of green ot heathy foods,has an impact on the health.
Individual health does benefit from clean , and green , lifestyle in this manner.
Dont forget that with the green lifestyle it is about saving money.