Saturday, 21 April 2012

Anambas islands: Best tropical island in Asia

Indonesia is known as an archipelago. Had thousands of islands with beautiful scenery and exotic. There is no wrong, if CNN.COM on April 14, 2012 put one of the islands in Indonesia as the best tropical island in Asia. Anambas islands , managed to occupy the first place after competing with 4 another beautiful tropical islands. The fourth tropical island is Koh Cang (Thailand), Langkawi (Malaysia), Halong Bay (Vietnam), and Similand Islands (Thailand) in that category.

Anambas Islands District is located in Riau Islands Province , Indonesia. The capital of Anambas is Terempa. Located 200 miles northeast of Batam Regions, Anambas archipelago have 1.2 million ha and the area is widely known as Sea Tourism of Anambas islands. Anambas islands is a paradise for every fans of diving and snorkeling activities.

The most beautiful island on Anambas islands is called as Bawah island . Bawah island is the main island on Anambas. The Bawah island group is consists four another small islands with a total area of ​​99.739 hectares. The island is famous for its Lagoon. The lagoon has clear blue water and formed by the ocean water which was trapped in the middle of the island.

When the sea water was in low tide the island would be chained and connected with sand ridge forming a barrier between the sea water inside and outside from the cluster of the island. The Sea water in this area is very clear, and from above the surface, you can clearly sight
into the bottom of the lagoon, including reef and fish.

There are wreckship which known as 'Seven Heaven' and 'Igara' which sank in the waters, in addition , it was being home to large variety of marine life as well the main attraction for divers.


For air transport is served by Sky Aviation (Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday: Matak-Jakarta Tanjung Pinang-pp.);
Deraya Airlines (6x a week: Batam-
Tanjung Pinang-Matak pp.),v
And Fokker 50 (6x a week: Matak-
Batam-Jakarta pp.).

While sea ​​transport is served by
KM. Bukit Raya (2x a month);
KM Mountain Bintan (2x a month) KM. Trigas (2x a month)
MV BATAVIA VOC (Wednesday: Tanjung Pinang-Tarempa; Friday: Tarempa-Tanjung Pinang).

The distance from Bawah Island to Tarempa is approximately 7 hours , when it use pompong (motorized boats) transportation ,
while when using the speed
boat its took for about 4 hours long. Prepare your supplies to explore the best Tropical Island in Asia.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Kupa-Kupa beach : north Halmahera

North Halmahera located in Maluku islands. It has so many interesting natural beauty for you to visit. Coastal areas is the best place for you during your tour in North Halmahera. The rolling waves, blue water and white sand beach as if to hypnotize you to immediately enjoy all beach activities. And one of the best beaches in North Halmahera are worth to visit is Kupa-Kupa beach.

Kupa - Kupa beach is located in Kupa -Kupa village , 2 kilometers from main road and 20 kilometers to the south from Tobelo. The characteristic of this coast which has added with a quiet stream of banyan trees that grow in coastal areas, brought some identity to Kupa -Kupa beach and also make alot different for its beauty and shape from another beaches in North Halmahera.

Because it lies in the Gulf of Kao, and behind the mountain scenery, Kupa -Kupa beach provides smooth water flow on the sea , and make this spot is good for watersport activities such as swimming, snorkeling, diving, or kayaking.

Another spot attraction which is still visible on the surface of the Gulf Kao is Tosimaru wreckship, the cargo ship that was used during World War II. In addition, in Galela and Kao scattered cannons and bunkers. One of the bunker and even has a length of 20 meters and consists of several rooms.

For diving activities there are another variety of species of coral and ornamental fish, such as anemone fish, surgeon fish, unicorn fish, and angel fish, as the underwater attraction give more completeness to explore. This beach is recommended for every local or foreign traveller.


To go to Kupa-Kupa beach you can reach by air , Departing from TERNATE ( capital city of Maluku ) there are available several airflights to North Halmahera , specially to Kao or Galela city. Fly with Buana Nusantara Airlines morning flight (NBA) 2x a week (Sunday and Tuesday) and Air Express 1x a week (Wednesday) to Galela. From Galela you have to continue your trip to Tobelo city for 45 minutes, and then move to the south to Kupa-Kupa village
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