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The Cinnamon Farmer - International Garden Photographer of The Year 2018
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The Cinnamon Farmer - International Garden Photographer of The Year 2018

Honored to get 3rd place (The Bountiful Earth Category) for this ‘The Cinnamon Farmer’ photo in this year International Garden Photographer of The Year 2018 @igpoty . The photo will be exhibited at Royal Botanic Gardens (KEW Gardens) in London, UK from February 10 until March 11. If you are in London during this time, maybe you can check the exhibition out with many other winner beautiful photos. If you...

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Wae Rebo Traditional Village
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Wae Rebo Traditional Village

[caption id="attachment_4298" align="aligncenter" width="593"] Mbaru Niang house at Wae Rebo[/caption]After exploring Komodo National Park (You can read the story here), I moved on to explore the mainland of Flores Island. The first destination which is on top of my list would be visiting Wae Rebo Traditional Village in order to experience the real lifestyle of the local people.The Traditional Village of Wae Rebo. Located on...

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Komodo National Park & Beyond | Flores Island, Indonesia
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Komodo National Park & Beyond | Flores Island, Indonesia

[caption id="attachment_4184" align="aligncenter" width="593"] Komodo Dragon, Rinca Island.Komodo National ParkIndonesia[/caption]Right after touching down Labuan Bajo and checked in to the hotel. There are still time before sunset. I decided to go to Bukit Sylvia which according to local, it has one of the best sunset in the city of Labuan Bajo.[gallery link="file" ids="4205,4202,4206,4203,4207,4204"]Next day, When I started...

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Dieng Plateau & Sea of Cloud
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Dieng Plateau & Sea of Cloud

[caption id="attachment_4048" align="aligncenter" width="528"] Sea of Cloud[/caption]In this post I will show several spot for best sunrise and sunset around Yogyakarta and also Dieng Plateau. The first one would be to see sea of clouds early morning before sunrise at Taman Buah Mangunan, near Yogyakarta.[gallery link="file" ids="4049,4050,4051,4052,4053,4054"]As for sunset, there is Puncak Becici.[gallery columns="2"...

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Yogyakarta City and Beyond (Borobudur & Prambanan Temple) Part 2
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Yogyakarta City and Beyond (Borobudur & Prambanan Temple) Part 2

[caption id="attachment_4022" align="aligncenter" width="541"] Borobudur Temple Panorama[/caption]If you have extra day in Yogyakarta, you can head over to Borobudur Temple. The temple also part of UNESCO World Heritage Site. The main attraction would be the sunrise from the temple ground overlooking the Mount Merapi. You need to wake up early and go through the private entrance from Manohara Hotel because the main general...

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Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park from B29 Lumajang
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Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park from B29 Lumajang

[caption id="attachment_3935" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park[/caption]The first thing pop up in their head when people think about Bromo would be volcanoes. You will find many photos from many travelers visiting this national park to catch the sunrise from Penanjakan viewpoint. But, in this opportunity I would like to share my experience viewing Bromo from the other less known point of...

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Tumpak Sewu (Coban Sewu) Waterfalls (The Indonesian Niagara Falls)
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Tumpak Sewu (Coban Sewu) Waterfalls (The Indonesian Niagara Falls)

When visiting the city of Malang or Surabaya, please make an effort to travel south of East Java to experience this magnificent and beautiful natural wonder Tumpak Sewu waterfalls. The shape really looks like the mini version of Niagara Falls. Here are some photos that I took from the falls with camera and also the drone.[gallery link="file" ids="3924,3919,3920,3923,3925,3926,3927,3929,3930"]Here is the video in...

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CNN Best of Indonesia Featured - Lake Toba & Mount Mahawu - 16th November 2015
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CNN Best of Indonesia Featured - Lake Toba & Mount Mahawu - 16th November 2015

[caption id="attachment_2691" align="aligncenter" width="614"] Golden Hour at Lake Toba[/caption] This month has been full of surprises and milestone. From Cover Page for Garuda Indonesia Colours Inflight Magazines, Lonely Planet Traveller Publication then The New York Times Travel and now CNN.com. It is all about Best of Indonesia. Two of my photos are among the 8 that the editor choose to be featured. No 1 for...

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Lonely Planet Traveller UK December 2015 Magazine Postcard Publication - Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
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Lonely Planet Traveller UK December 2015 Magazine Postcard Publication - Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

Extremely thrilled to have this Bromo photo published/featured in Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine December 2015 issue. The magazine will be on sale starting today, so don't forget to check out this photo on Page 10-11 inside the magazine :). Before the Dawn"This photo was taken on my first visit to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. I hadn’t prepared for the visit, I just followed my urge to witness this legendary park...

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Bukit Lawang - Garuda Indonesia Colours Inflight Magazines October 2015
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Bukit Lawang - Garuda Indonesia Colours Inflight Magazines October 2015

[caption id="attachment_2996" align="aligncenter" width="614"] A small jungle-entrenched village, Bukit Lawang is part of the great Gunung Leuser National Park, home to hornbills, tigers and rhinos, large monitor lizards, moon snakes and over eight species of primate. Medan local Suwandi Chandra hits the road to explore one of Indonesia’s most authentic ecotourism destinations.[/caption] A small jungle-entrenched...

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