Saturday, July 28, 2012

Visit Taman Safari Indonesia

What is Taman Safari Indonesia?

Taman Safari Indonesia (TSI) is an ex-situ conservation site which was inaugurated as a national tourism object on March 16, 1990 by Minister of Tourism, Post and Telecommunication, Soesilo Soedarman. the park located on the village Cibeureum - district Cisarua - Bogor - West Java, which is included on the buffer zone and non-agricultural cultivation area designated for the National Park Tourism Mount Gede Pangrango. The park also located at an altitude of 1076 - 1416 on sea level, with average temperatures between 18-24'C. The park located on 20 km from the Bogor City, on 78 km from Jakarta City and on 80 km from Bandung. Functions of existance of TSI are: Ex-Situ Conservation Site, Education, Research and Recreation.

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     •Minimum 25 persons per group, by formal proposal
     •Validity  on all day  (Saturday, Sunday and  National day  invalid)
     •A teacher’s free for every 25 students ( Kindegarten, SD, SLTP, SMU)
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How to Visit Taman Safari Indonesia ?
The location Taman Safari Indonesia is in the highway between Jakarta and Bandung West Java. It is just  80 km drive from Soekarno – Hatta International Airport Jakarta or  only 1.5 – 2 hours by vehicle. While from Bandung , it is 78 km or 3 hours by car. If using a public transportation / bus from Jakarta or Bandung, stop at Cisarua / Safari T-Intersection then continue by Ojek (hired motorcyle) or Angkot (local public transportation) to reach Taman Safari Indonesia  in 10 minutes.
If  you take a bus form Jakarta , you go to Kampung Rambutan The Bus station in East Jakarta, or you can take  the train or bus to Bogor, then transit by Angkot ( Public Transportation) to Cisarua and continue by the mini angkot to Taman Safari Indonesia .
From Soekarno Hatta International Airport, you can take DAMRI Bus direct to Bogor City then transit to public transportation to Cianjur or Cisarua. Stop at the  Safari T-intersection then continue by Ojek (hired motorcyle) or Angkot (local public transportation) to reach Taman Safari Indonesia  in 10 minutes.

Access map / hours and direction
Private car or Taxi:
From Jakarta, Using your own car or taxi through Jagorawi Highway. Exit from ciawi or gadog highway gate direct to
Cisarua - Puncak, then turn right at safari cross. Aproximatelly 60 minutes.
From Jakarta, you can use the public transportation (Bus) from Kampung Rambutan Bus Station to Bandung (The bus have to pass Puncak). You can stop at Safari cross road  than using public transportation you can rent to Taman Safari Indonesia.
From Bandung, Using Bus to Jakarta or Merak which pass Puncak and you can stop at safari crossroad.  You can stop at Safari cross road  than using public transportation you can rent to Taman Safari Indonesia. (aproximatelly 120 minutes).
From Sokearno Hatta International airport, using public transportation (Damri Bus) to Bogor. Then Change with another public transportation to Cianjur. You can stop at Safari cross road  than using public transportation you can rent to Taman Safari Indonesia.
From Jakarta, using train to Bogor station. Then using public transportation number 02 to SUkasari. From Sukasari you can change the car using Public transportation to Cisarua. You can stop at Safari cross road  than using public transportation you can rent to Taman Safari Indonesia .
Safari Bus:
Visitors who don’t bring their own car, Taman Safari Indonesia provide free bus for around animal location. 
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park

Mount Gede Pangrango National Park is a national park in West Java, Indonesia. The park is centred on two volcanoes—Mount Gede and Mount Pangrango— and is 150 km² in area.

It evolved from already existing conservation areas, such as Cibodas Botanical Gardens, Cimungkat Nature Reseve, Situgunung Recreational Park and Mount Gede Pangrango Nature Reserve, and has been the site of important biological and conservation research over the last century. In 1977 UNESCO declared it part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves.

Topography and ecology:
Mount Gede (2,958 m) and Pangrango (3,019 m) are twin volcanoes. The two summits are connected by a high saddle known as Kandang Badak (2,400 m). The mountain slopes are very steep and are cut into rapidly flowing stream, which carve deep valleys and long ridges.

Lower and upper montane and subalpine forests are within the park and have been well studied. To the north of Mount Gede is a field of Javanese Edelweiss (Anaphalis javanica). The park contains a large number of species known to occur only within its boundaries, however, this may be a result of the disproportionate amount of research over many years.

Flora and Fauna:
Gunung Gede-Pangrango is inhabited by 251 of the 450 bird species found in Java. Among these are endangered species like the Javan Hawk-eagle and the Javan Scops Owl.

Among the endangered mammal species in the Park there are several primates such as the Silvery Gibbon, Javan Surili and Javan Lutung. Other mammals include Leopard, Leopard Cat, Indian Muntjac, Java Mouse-deer, Dhole, Malayan Porcupine, Sunda Stink Badger, and Yellow-throated Marten.

Visitors usually enter the park by one of the four gates of the park: the Cibodas, Gunung Putri, and Selabintana gates, all give access to the peaks; the Situ Gunung gate gives entrance to a lake area set aside mainly for family-style recreation. Cibodas gate is the most popular entrance gate and is the site of the park's headquarters. From Jakarta, the area is two hours drive, usually via Cibodas Botanical Gardens.


Cibodas Botanical Gardens

Kebun Raya Cibodas (KRC or the Cibodas Botanical Gardens) is a 125-hectares botanical garden located approximately 1,300-1,425 meters on the slopes of Mount Gede, 23 kilometers to the northwest of the township of Cianjur.  The gardens are in the Cibodas subdistrict of West Java, Indonesia, around 100 kilometers from Jakarta. They were founded in 1862 by the Dutch botanist Johannes Elias Teysjmann as an extension of the Bogor Botanical Gardens. The gardens are the first place that Cinchona trees were grown in Indonesia for quinine production. A few years after Cinchona trees were planted in the gardens, some of the plants had to be transferred to another more suitable place. Plants which are exotic plants to Indonesia, such as Eucalyptus from Australia, Conifers from Europe and others have been planted in the area so there is now a wide collection from various parts of the world in the Cibodas Gardens.. Recently, a rose collection has also been in the process of development.
The gardens have a collection of almost 6,000 specimens, representing over 1,200 species, and a glasshouse collection of over 4,000 specimens,including 350 species of cacti and succulents and 360 species of orchids.

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Where to Eat in Puncak

1. SOTO KLIWON JI. Raya Puncak Cibogo No. 114 Telp. (0251) 253093
2. RM MIRASARI JI Raya Puncak Cibogo No.238. Telp. (0251) 256422
3. HEGAR JI. Raya Puncak Cisarua Km. 83 Telp. (0251) 257404
4. BAKSO SETAN JI. Raya Puncak- Cisarua
5. RESTO DULANG JI. Raya Puncak Tugu Km. 83 Telp. (0251) 259072
6. RM BUMI AKI JI. Raya Puncak Ciloto No.59 Te1p. (0263) 517711
7. BAKMI JAWA ASLI GUNUNG KIDUL – WISMA KOMPAS JI. Raya Cipanas No.37 Telp. (0263) 512790
8. RM KALIMANTAN JI. Raya Pasekon No.24, Cipanas Telp. (0263) 512205
9. RM JANGKAR JI. Raya Pasekon No.18, Cipanas Telp. (0263) 512405
10. TOKO KUE JAYA MAKMUR JI. Raya Cipanas No.122, Cipanas Telp. (0263) 512973
11. WARUNG SATE SHINTA JI. Raya Cipanas No.162 Telp. (0263) 512500
12. SAUNG PANG LAWUNG JI, Raya Puncak – Cianjur Telp. (0263) 523858
13. PUNCAK PASS RESORT JI. Raya Puncak – Cianjur Telp. (0263) 512503
14. MELRIMBA KITCHEN JI. Raya Puncak Km 87, Cisarua Telp. (0263) 512805
15. SATE PSK JI. Raya Puncak, ± 2 km dari Gunung Mas
16. GADING RESTO JI . Raya Puncak Km 85, Cisarua Telp. (0251) 252621
17. CIMORY RESTO JI. Raya Puncak No..435-Km 77, Cisarua-Bogor. Telp. (0251) 257888
18. RESTORAN HANDAYANI, HIDANGAN JAWA TIMUR & SUNDA JI. Raya Puncak No 239, Cipayung -Bogor Telp. (0251) 250251
19. KEDAI SUNDA, CIPAYUNG JI . Raya Puncak Km 75, Cipayung – Bogor Telp. (0251) 251543
20. WARUNG SATE H. KADIR JI. Raya Puncak Cipayung No.205 Mega Mendung Telp. (0251)251144
21. RAFFLES RESTO, GALERI & CATERING JI Raya Puncak No.113, Cibogo – Bogor  telp. (0251) 259277
22. RM. MIRASA (NASI TIMBEL & HIDANGAN SUNDA, LESEHAN) JI. Raya Puncak km 12, Gadog- Bogor Telp. (0251)257604


Monday, July 16, 2012

Novus Puncak Resort & Spa

Novus Puncak Resort & Spa is located in the mountainous region near Jakarta, the country's capital city. It overlooks the scenery of majestic Mount Gede, with rising volcanic peaks, lush tea plantations and rugged blue mountainous landscapes on 3.8 hectares of land. The 112 rooms, and suites are built from natural stone, marble and wood from West Java. Novus Puncak Resort & Spa is subdued yet esthetically pleasing. From the moment, you enter the lobby, rough natural wood and stone, in vaulted architectural style, greets you.
A favorite resting spot with families on vacation from the major urban centers, Novus Puncak Resort & Spa takes advantage of the cool, refreshing Cipanas atmosphere. A favorite gathering spot is the broad swimming pool, which is just cool enough to inspire vigorous exercise for the whole family.
The hotel's in-house restaurant, Puncak Café, serves the best of local Indonesian cuisine, international style and Chinese favorites. A more casual dining option is the Bamboo Terrace Restaurant, which serves Eastern and Western-style buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Poolside Lounge offers a cozy setting, a great venue for afternoon coffee and light meals. After-hours entertainment is featured in the hotel's music room and karaoke lounge, which serves casual late-night drinks. The hotel also features 24-hour front desk and room service, with Wi-Fi access in designated areas. Numerous meeting rooms and a conference center are also featured.
Daiva Spa offers a myriad of relaxing spa treatments, ranging from traditional Javanese massage to aromatherapy massage and herbal baths. Individual treatment rooms are comfortable and airy, with Japanese-style sliding doors that open out onto private balconies, highlighting incredible views of endless flower gardens and palm trees.
Walk around Puncak's Tea Plantation and Cibodas Botanical Gardens to discover the fragrant native flowers of Indonesia, or venture out to the Taman Safari Zoo Gardens for an experience with the animals. Also of interest is the historical presidential palace of Cipanas, which is located only one kilometer from the resort.