When I was in Merangin, Jambi Province of Indonesia, there are coffee fields wherever I go. Either it's along the road, near the river, on mountain feet, even on mountain slope. Have you ever smell Coffee's Flowers?
The height and heavy flow make it possible for the waterfall to create splashes even on radius of 50 metres. Moreover there are a lot of stones on the river below, so the watersplashes even create pretty haze. On the right amount of sunrays and the right angle, this condition will create beautiful rainbow on waterfall.
The Old Banyan Trees standing still, watching story by story passing by. It has lived over a hundred years, maybe a hundred more.
One of traditional snack from Minangkabau is Lompong Sagu. This sweet snack is rarely found nowadays, even in West Sumatera.
While doing my assigned professional job, i've been secretly took photos of flowers and other plantations (and more!) that catched my eyes. When doing my job, i have to visit forests (some are deep & untouched), lakes, rivers, mountains, hills, and remote places, so... i think letting go of what i "catched" outside of my job's routine into waste is such a pity. Too many precious things... 🙂
It was a yellow afternoon on my research days in Jambi Province of Indonesia, precisely at Merangin Regency. I was in a hurry to pick up my clothes on side yard, i left it there to be dried on tropical day sun. Then, i found this gigantic wings creature sitting on my bronze hijab. I was amazed of its gigantic size rather than usual butterflies.
Bangka & Belitung (BaBel) Island is one of the newest province in Indonesia. It's a part of Palembang before city expansion. The location is on east coast of Sumatera Island. It lays between Gaspar Strait and Karimata Strait. Now that these islands have their own government, they are divided into several districts / regencies (= Kabupaten, in... Continue Reading →
Lampung is a province in Indonesia; the southest on Sumatera island. The Kiluan Bay (Teluk Kiluan, in Indonesia language) itself located on the tip of the province. The place is rather isolated, it's quite a lo~~ng journey. As i lived in Bandung city, which is located on Java island, i have to cross Sunda straits to reach Sumatera... Continue Reading →
In the middle of Sumatera island of Indonesia, there is a province called Jambi. Far into the thick forest of Merangin Regency, there is a hidden, unlisted on any map, mountain called Mt. Masurai. Above 2000 metres high, Mt. Masurai is covered with thick and humid rainforest, with a chance of leeches everywhere. Indonesia map; Jambi Province is... Continue Reading →