Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Embassies of Indonesia in the world

Indonesia is a big beauty countries which is so amazing to explore. Wild, luxurious, or even Adventurer scene is provides here. The stunning island and beaches, with a lot of remote island that never been discovered yet, would be a paradise for every traveler who need some seclude and private experience. Let's see how the Raja ampat archipelago looks alike. It provide the best diving spots all over the world with exotic lonely island spread along your journey. Or just look back to island of Bali with all glamorous nightlife until The famous sunset beach called Kuta. If you are interesting to traveling to Indonesia archipelago, you can collect or finding more detail information in every embassies which is spread in all city of countries in the world. Here they are the address of Indonesia embassy in the world.

Indonesia embassy address on Canberra
8 Darwin Avenue, Yarralumla A.C.T. 2600
Canberra, Australia
(P.O.BOX 616 Kingston 26)
Phone : (61-02) 6250.8600
Fax : (61-02) 6273.6017, 6273.3545
E Mail :
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Indonesia consulate general address on Melbourne (Consulate General)
72 Queens Road, Victoria 3004
Melbourne,, Australia
Phone : (61-3) 9525.2755
Fax : (61-3) 9525.1588
E Mail :
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Indonesia consulate general address on Sydney
236-238 Maroubra Road
Maroubra Sydney NSW 203, Australia
Phone : (61-2) 93449933
Fax : (61-2) 93496854
E Mail :
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Indonesia consulate general address on Perth
131 Adelaide Terrace East Perth, WA 6002
Perth, Australia
(P.O.BOX 6683 East Perth)
Phone : (61-08) 9221.5858
Fax : (61-08) 9221.5688
Web link :

South Africa
Indonesia embassy address
949 Schoeman Street, Arcadia
Pretoria 0028

United State of America (USA)
2020 Massachusetts Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036

Road No. 53, Plot No. 14, Gulshan 2
Dhaka 1212

Tobias Asserlaan 8
2517 TC Den Haag

Great Britain
38, Grosvenor Square
London W1X 9AD

Brunei Darussalam
Lot. 4498, Simpang 528, Kampung Sungai Hanching Baru, Jalan Muara
Bandar Seri Begawan BC 2115, Negara Brunei Darussalam
(P.O.BOX 3013 BSB)
Phone : (673-2) 330-180, 330-358, 330-361, 330-445
Fax : (673-2) 330-646
E Mail :
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Czech Republic
Nad Budankami 11/7
150.00 Praha-5

6th Fl, Ra Marama Building, 91 Gordon St
PO Box 878, Suva

185 Salcedo St, Legaspi Village
Makati City, Metro Manila, the Philippines
P.O. Box 1671 MCPO

50 A, Canakyapuri
New Delhi 110021

Ghaemmagham Farahani Ave., No. 210.
PO Box: 11365/456 Teheran

Tokyo (Embassy)
5-2-9 Highashi Gotanda, Shinagawa-Ku
Tokyo 141, Japan
(P.O.BOX 11365/4564)
Phone : (81-3) 3441-4201
Fax : (81-3) 3447-1697
Web :

Osaka (Consulate General)
Daiwa Bank Semba Building 6th Floor 4-21 Minami Semba 4-Chome Chuo-Ku
Osaka 542.008, Japan
Phone : (81-06) 6252-9825 to 28, 252-9871
Fax : (81-06) 252-9872
E Mail :
Web :

Lehrter Str. 16-17
10557 Berlin

233, Jalan Tun Razak
Kuala Lumpur 50400

13, Aisha El Taimouria Street, Garden City
Cairo, Egypt
(P.O.BOX 1661 CAIRO)
Phone : (20-2) 794.7200, 794.7209
Fax : (20-2) 796.2495
E Mail :
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Av. Javier Prado Oeste 1890 esq. Los Castanos 181,
San Isdiro, Lima - Peru

New Zealand
70 Glen Road, Kelburn
P.O.Box 3543

7 Chatsworth Road,
Singapore 249761

Sysslomansgatan 18, 1tr, 112 41 Stockholm
Box 12520, 102 29 Stockholm

600-602 Pecthburi Road
Ratchatewi, Bangkok 10400

Piazzale Roberto Ardigo 42
00142, Roma

3, Duthie Avenue, Belgravia

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Raja ampat diving sites map

Raja Ampat is all about diversity, from the great things about the variety of reefs to their topography. There are vertical walls, reef flats, slopes, ridges, sea mounds, mucky mangroves, lagoons and pinnacles all of which are affected by a varying degree of current from none to very strong. The uniqueness of dive sites in Raja Ampat is no doubt anymore , surround by the small islands, the area of Raja Ampat give the feel of a truly exotic, makes you feel like the first person who dive into these region, an experience that you probably will not forget for the rest of your life , Enjoyed !

Reef Basics

Great for: Reef life and health, large animals, small animals, underwater photography, advanced divers
Not so great for: Non-diving activities
Depth: 5 - >40m
Visibility: 10 - 30m
Currents: Can be strong
Surface Conditions: Calm
Water Temperature: 27 - 30°C
Experience Level: Intermediate - advanced
Number of dive sites: Unknown but >200
Distance: ~1,200 km north east of West Timor (60 hours)
Access: Raja Ampat liveaboard cruises from West Timor or Irian Jaya
Recommended length of stay: 10 - 16 days

Description :

The Passage
A jumble of rocks marks the entrance to this enchanting looking dive site, the coral almost grows to the surface here. There is not much choice but to drop in and drift down the channel, pausing in bays where the current is more forgiving. Plenty of life can be found here including octopus, flatworms and cuttlefish, even the Wobbegong shark can be spotted on occasion. Schools of bigger fish await out in the current such as jacks, tuna, barracuda and sharks. Caves and arches also make up some of the topography here. Close by is this Nudibranch Rock, recently discovered sheltered dive site where the small island and bays wield a number of flamboyant nudibranchs.

Mike’s Point
This rocky outcrop just off Cape Kri was bombed during WWII. From the air it was mistaken for a Japanese ship due to its size and the wake left by speeding currents. Walls surrounding the islet drop to over 40 meters and attract huge schools of sweetlips, snappers and fusiliers. A dazling array of giant sea fans on a shelf at 27 meters can be explored for pygmy seahorses and the walls and coral crevaces home all manner of reef life.

Cape Kri
As one of the most popular dive sites of Raja Ampat , divers here can look forward to being literally engulfed by fish, huge swirling schools of dogtooth tuna, jacks, giant trevally and chevron barracuda. In addition to these expect to see large napoleon wrasse, car sized Queensland groupers and reef sharks as you drift along with the fish. Coral growth here is also diverse with all manner of hard and soft varieties. It is best to stay deep here to avoid the stong surface currents.

Sardine Reef
Sardine reef is a large off shore reef that slopes down to around 25 meters. There are no actual sardines here but the fish are so tightly packed that it derives the name of the dive site. Great schools of fish block out the light, jacks, tuna, trevally, they’re all here in huge numbers. There are also Australian Wobbegongs to be found here hiding under ledges and table corals. This dive really is a fish frenzy, you even need to stay close to your buddy if you want to keep them in sight for the living walls of fish.

Misool Island
This is one of the larger islands in the archipelago. The stunning reefs around Misool offer a breathtaking kaleidoscope of colour which offers a nice contrast to all the big stuff on other dive sites. Sloping walls are carpeted with soft corals of every colour imaginable housing all manner of critters from ghost pipefish to harlequin shrimp to pygmy seahorses.

Wai Island
This spot is famed for its visiting manta rays and a couple of WWII aircraft wrecks. However it is also popular for night diving in the secluded bay. All manner of creatures emerge to feed including octopus, stonefish, epaulette sharks, wobbegongs, squid, pipefish and many rare nudibranchs.

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Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Derawan island : Dive awesome in your life

Welcome to the beautiful tropical islands in the region of Borneo,Derawan is an island with a sea of blue and green color gradations views, softly sand, rows of coconut palms on the coast, with a small forest in the middle of the island which is the habitat of various species of plants and animals and the natural beauty of the enchanting underwater. No wonder if this island could be ranked as a top three world-class dive destination and make this island as an island of dreams for the divers.Derawan Island has to total land surface of 40,000 hectares and is nature reserve with beautiful scenery and beaches.

Several species of rare flora and fauna are preserved here, such as scaled turtles, belimbing turtles and sea cows. This Island is occupied by Bajau people. It's sea gardens are beautiful . Its coastal forests are inhabited by sea birds, iguanas, and swallows. There are caves inhabited by various kinds of crabs. The waters around Derawan are good for swimming, fishing, scuba diving, and other water sports. Rabu-rabu Island is near Derawan, and is also called Snake Island. There are also Tanjung Batu, Panjang, Sangalaki and Kakaban Island, the latter with lakes.
Located on the coastal shelf of East Kalimantan in the Sulawesi Sea the Derawan islands are known as one of the most biodiversity-rich hotspots in the world. However a variety of man made threats endanger its beauty. The Berau administration has declared its total area of 1.27 million hectares a marine conservancy region. It hopes to slow down the rate of environmental destruction. The Berau administration in East Kalimantan uses it as its symbol despite the rich diversity of sea creatures and coral reefs in the Derawan islands.

How to get there ?

From Jakarta( Indonesia ) you can reach Balikpapan very easily. From Jakarta it is better to take morning flight between 06.00 – 08.00 AM Jakarta time with Bouraq, Lion Air, Kartika Air, Air Asia, Adam Air and Garuda Indonesia, so you can connect nicely with Trigana Balikpapan – Berau 10.45 - 12.10. To reach this place, from Balikpapan to travel one hour by plane (Kal Star, Deraya or DAS) to Cape Redeb (Kab.Berau capital) and from Cape Batu to Cape Redeb then took a speedboat to the island Derawan (long trip around the 2.5 hours). Other alternatives can also be via Tarakan, from there using a speed boat charter (capacity 30 people at a cost of approximately Rp 8 million) and up to the island Derawan with 3.5 hours of travel time.

What to see ?

Derawan beach is very good, compared with a beach in Bali, Derawan beach is much cleaner and very beautiful underwater scenery, there are many diverse ornamental fish, you can also see turtles on the island. Ambiance Sunrise Sunset and its really beautiful, it's better  for you to not miss these two moments. By using a snorkel, you can enjoy the beauty of coral reefs under the sea because the water is very clear.No need far out to sea, about 100 meters from the beach, fish and colorful coral reefs can be enjoyed by renting snorkel $ 5 for one day. As for scuba equipment rental (self containing breathing underwater apparatus) of approximately $ 40

Derawan Islands series that ran for more than 100mil along the coastline of East Kalimantan, is one of the most biologically rich in Indonesia. In this archipelago of water from the Berau River mixed with water from the Celebes Sea sea creating a unique landscape with the characteristics of a broad river delta toward the scattered reef, coral atolls and reef edge. Derawan Islands there are more than 460 species of coral. It makes Derawan Islands as a region which has the highest diversity of hard corals in the world number two after the Raja Ampat Islands in Eastern Indonesia.

This study also notes that there is more than 870 species of fish, ranging from Pygmy seahorses are very small to giant manta rays.Very often found in a large group of manta rays which amounts to 50 tail looks seen foraging in the waters Derawan. Various flora and fauna are also found in this area include: 347 species of reef fish, 222 species of molluscs (including five types of clams); 27 species of crustaceans, 183 species of coral; seven species of seagrass, and other biota, such as rare green turtles (Chelonia mydas) , hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), dugong (Dugong dugori), fish belebele / Napoleon (Cheilinus undulatus], shell clams (Tridacna sp.), and crab  (Birgus latrd). Some types of biota that there are important economic value such as prawn lobsters, grouper, red fish, kurisi fish, sharks, sea cucumbers.

Several clusters of coral, such as Moras, latitude, Malalangun, Gasongan, Baliulin and Masimbung also present in Derawan Islands. Waters around the reef has underwater ecosystem that is amazing. Beautiful coral reefs, the diversity of different types of coral reef fish species and biota, and clean white sandy beaches into charm of this place. A number of rare animals reefs in eastern Indonesia from snail species found in some of these coral islands.This area is also famous for its habitat for green turtles (Chelonia mydas) are rare and the largest in Indonesia.

Since 1993, the island is managed by PT.Bhuni Manimbora Derawan Interbuana by providing facilities such as cottages, diving equipment, speedboats and restaurants. In addition, there is also an inn run by local people, such as Danakan, Derawan Lestari III, Derawan Lestari I & II. Lodging Hams and Yogie Mas provides rooms for about $ 5 to $ 10 /night.
In Berau, there is a well-known hotels, namely Hotel Derawan Indah . It's have a deluxe room rates to around US$80 until US$100. For more information at Hotel Derawan Indah is in  Jl Panglima Batur 396, TANJUNG REDEP , ph 0554-23128.

Always use a sunblock and hat to avoid the hot sun
Expand the drinking water (white / minerals) to avoid dehydration.No damage to the environment by removing any trash, damage to coral, and took nothing from our caring nature as a form of environmental sustainability.
If you want to dive , rent the equipment at this island.If you not have experience to dive , would be  better to following tour dive package.

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Thursday, 2 September 2010

Lake Toba : Jewel on the North Sumatera

Lake Toba, which is known as one of the largest freshwater lake in the world, with the beautiful island of Samosir in the middle of the lake. If you seeing vast expanse of Lake Toba in the distance to the cliff or the top of the cloud-covered hill directly will make a fixed view, and often too tempting to divert attention with my eyes for a second. So extraordinarily beautiful and the average first-time visitors would be fascinated to visit.If you enjoyed photography, a visit to Lake Toba certainly will not be sorry to remember a truly stunning beauty.

In the history vulcanology eruption of the caldera is the remnant of the greatest mount explosion until this minute (scale 8 VEI - Vulkanic Explotion Index). Toba eruption may be confused with 2000 eruption of Mount Helena times or 20 000 times a Hiroshima atomic bomb explosion. The effects of the eruption was a big hole with an area of almost 200 thousand hectares (100 km length and width of 30 km) or two and a half times the state of Singapore where the hole is now filled with water and called the Lake Toba. The lake that formed 80,000 years ago from volcanic eruptions is located 906 m above sea level so there cool temperatures all year around 20 degrees Celsius. Depth of Lake Toba around 150 m with an area of 1265 km2, excluding Samosir island in the middle of a lake that size around 90km, or about 8 hours surrounded by a motorboat.

How to get there ?

To reach lake toba , the first step is you have to go to Medan in North Sumatera Indonesia and landing at Polonia medan airport . If you prefer to go by public transport, you can try to Pinang Line bus terminal which is the busiest terminal in Medan. Many buses are available to reach Lake Toba with a ticket price of about Rp. 30 000, - s / d Rp. 40 000, -. If you choose to stay in Medan before going to Lake Toba, usually the hotel can also help organize transport to Lake Toba with a rate of around Rp. 50 000, - until Rp.70.000, one person, depending on the type of car and number of people as well. Another alternative is to take the train from the main railway station in the city of Medan to Pematang Siantar town. Once on Pematang Siantar, you can charter a taxi heading Parapat rate of around Rp. 200 000, -. Parapat town which is the gate of Lake Toba can be achieved within approximately 4-5 hours from Medan if using a rental car, but it may take longer if the public transport, could be around 5-6 hours. There are two main routes to reach Lake Toba, the first is through the town of Berastagi the air is cool because it was in the height of the mountain, while the second route is Medan - High Cliff - Pematang Siantar - Parapat, where the second route is much shorter and usually take public transportation The second route. Even so, the first route should also try, if your vacation time is long enough for a day in the town of Berastagi , staying cool with the mountain air is also quite fun . Travel water from Parapat to Samosir Island by ferry takes about an hour and usually there are three villages on the island of Samosir is routinely visited by travelers, ie, Tuk Tuk, Tomok and Tigaraja. Beforeleave, you should check with the ferry crew prior to the termination destination on the island of Samosir.

What to see ?

*. Captive monkeys SibagadingLocation in Nagori (village) near Parapat Sibaganding Siantar cross monument Marsuse, 40 km from Pematang Siantar, 4 km from the Office Head. When visiting each day. The area approximately 50 hectares (Sibaganding Protected forests). Facilities: the path to the location and seating as well as feeding protected monyet.Hutan Sibaganding inhabited only by monkeys and according to information from the manager and trainer monkeys (monkeys), there are 13 groups, one group numbered approximately 100 individuals and each group consisted of five baboon tail (parent) or as a group leader. Handler will call a monkey with a horn like a trumpet made from buffalo horn. Within five minutes of the monkeys will come and visitors subject to levy of Rp. 2000, - told the manager to pay a banana (a comb) as food monkey.

*. HaranggaolHaranggaol  located on the shores of Lake Toba, 71 Km from Pematang Siantar, 115 from Medan. And can travel from Medan via Berastagi and from Medan via Pematang Siantar. To this location can be reached by all types of vehicles. When visiting each day. The area 20 Ha.Fasilitas: Hotel jasmine, restaurants, land transport, lake transport, telephone and others. Haranggaol as byond Parapat is situated in a beautiful bay on the shores of Lake Toba has a beautiful and stunning panoramas. In these locations can be made of water sports activities, hiking, swimming, water sky, fishing, boating, flying kites or gantolle and others.

*. Tigaras Located on the shores of Lake Toba in Nagori (village) Tigaras, 50 km from Pematang Siantar, 15 km from District Head Office Dolok Pardamean. And can be reached by a variety of vehicles. Road infrastructure largely Hotmix. When visiting each day. The area 10 Ha.Tigaras as byond Parapat is located on the shores of Lake Toba is a gate across from Island Lake to the region of Lake Toba Samosir and at this location can be performed sports activities, hiking, swimming, water sky, fishing, boating and other

*. SimarjarungjungLocated in Nagori piggledy village cockfight Dolok Pardamean District, 44 km from Pematang Siantar, 6 km from the district office Padamean Dolok. Visiting hours are not restricted. The area to five hectares. See the sun rise just above the surface of Lake Toba from the top is fun Simarjarunjung

*. Sipolha Located on Lake Toba in Nagori Sipolha adjacent to the Cape of Camels, Sidamanik District, 62 km from Pematang Siantar, 11 km from District Head Office Sidamanik. The total area of 20 hectares. Visiting hours from at 6:00 to 18:00 pm every day. Sipolha also a tourist attraction on the outskirts of Lake Toba that have a beautiful panorama that can be carried out by tourism activities including water sports, recreation, and fishing.

*. Cape Camel , Named "Cape Camel" because it is shaped like a camel resting at this location, the magnificent panorama of Lake Toba can be seen clearly. Many recreational activities are conducted such as camping, fishing in the beautiful bay. Located on the outskirts of Cape Camel Lake Toba in Nagori (village) Sipolha Sub Pematang Sidamanik 10 km from the Office Head.

*. Waterfall derivatives (Twins), Another tourist attraction is not optimally managed. This waterfall is located in Nagori (village) Bayu Bagasan, Java Land District (29 Km from P. Siantar). Saving the natural charm that is very intriguing. Dubbed the twin waterfalls because of the two streams (rivers and streams Balah derivatives) falls on the same spot. Muntik Bridge which is the heritage of the Dutch period was directly above the twin waterfalls. This bridge connects Nagori derivatives view Bayu baga

Where to stay ?

There are numerous hotels and guest houses, mainly in Tuk tuk but with a few scattered in other small towns around the island. During Chinese New Year (end of Jan/early Feb), many Indonesians come for vacation and will pay generously for their rooms (about triple the rate). To accommodate these guests, some guest house owners may ask their existing guests to vacate their rooms, but only giving them very short notice. Therefore, when arriving before Chinese New Year, check with the guest house owner to ensure your stay will not be interrupted.

* Bagus Bay , +62-625-451287, is a lovely place next to the lake. A dark wood and bamboo bar/restaurant give the place a particularly relaxed feel. The rooms are basic and range between Rp.30,000 and Rp.100,000. Good food and cold beer at a reasonable price.

* Barbara`s Guesthouse, Ambarita, +62-625-7000230 (, . is a small quite relaxing place a few km from Tuk Tuk with lovely scenery and very good swimming. Rooms are clean and located in several houses. Prices per night from Rp. 35000 upwards. Western- and Indonesian style food is served in the restaurant and on the terasse direct to the lake. Guesthouse manager Gordon gives gladly general tourist information and good tips about Sumatra.

* Hotel Carolina, Tuk-tuk, +62-625-451210 ( A nice place with 49 rooms set in a lush tropical garden. It has a good restaurant with a verandah overlooking the lake. Staff is very helpful. Prices start with a bargain of Rp.45.000 for small Batak style cottages up the hill with cold water only and go up to Rp.150.000 for the luxury rooms on the lake shore which come with hot water, a bath tub and a fridge. Rates subject to a 10% tax. They have a great lake area for swimming with a diving board and pontoon to relax (best on Tuk Tuk). The Hotel can organise travel and trips, rents out motorbikes, has an computer room and even offers free WiFi in the restaurant area, though the speed can be very slow. * Christina Guesthouse, Tuk-tuk, ? +62-625-451027, . is a small relaxing place with lovely scenery and good swimming. Rooms are clean and located in several houses (e.g. traditional Batak-houses). Prices per night from Rp. 50000 upwards. Internet & Skype are available for reasonable price. Western- and Indonesian style food is served in the restaurant. Guesthouse manager Juan gives gladly general tourist information and good tips about Sumatra.

* Romlan, +62-625-451386 ( is a small guesthouse with about 15 rooms and includes two batak cottages (40,000 per night) and traditional rooms in a single and two storey building (about 60,000 per night). The rooms are super clean and very comfortable with attached bathroom and nice furniture. All rooms have direct lake view and the swimming area is good for swimming and relaxing. Also great local and indonesian food including some German meals. Highly recommended. Ask the boat to stop at the private dock.

* Samosir Cottages, Tuk-tuk, +62-625-451170 (, accommodates many of the travellers who arrive late in Parapat, as there is usually a representative to ship them to the cottages. This is not a bad thing, however - the place is large, with a big variety in the price of rooms (Rp 30,000 and upwards). The waterfront is clean, and the restaurant is large and serves good food.The Batak music performing every Wednesday night and Saturday Night is great edit Ron the Boss and Togi the driver will be very helpful and sincere people. They also own Samorsir Villa Resort 5 minutes drive away which is newly built in 2007.


On the island of Samosir is almost no public transport. So if you want to get around the island, the only alternative is more feasible is to rent a motorcycle at a price of about Rp.70.000, until Rp. 80 000, - per day. Only, remember to always be careful to bring a vehicle on the island because the roads on the island of Samosir Samosir is so small that only one seemed quite impassable by car. In addition, you should not drive at night because the street was dark absolutely total absence of street lighting. General lighting can only be found in locations populated residential lots.

Samosir Island is a small island with a population of rare, so for you who seek frenzied atmosphere of a typical urban, it's not advisable to spend too much time on the island of Samosir. Average travelers who choose to stay on Samosir island for a long time are those who want to relax or cultural scholars who are interested in Toba Batak culture.

If you bring the rental car, rental car can also be carried across to the island of Samosir with a large ferry which departed from the port Ajibata in Parapat. If a small ferry, there is usually no fixed schedule, a large ferry operates according to fixed schedule and enough time. To take across the car, you only need to buy tickets for car and passengers at the ticket counter.

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