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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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New York City Skyline Day & Night
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New York City Skyline Day & Night

This past Summer 2017, I get an opportunity to revisit my favorite city which is New York City. I spent 5 days in the city especially the Manhattan area, Statue of Liberty, Staten Island and also the Brooklyn Bridge Park area. [gallery columns="4" link="file"...

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SilkAir SilkWinds Samosir Island - July 2017
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SilkAir SilkWinds Samosir Island - July 2017

[caption id="attachment_5075" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Lake Toba and Samosir Island view from Tele Point of View[/caption]Welcoming this July 2017 with new publication. It has been a while that I have a proper photos publication for feature story/article. And this time it is all about Samosir Island - Lake Toba for my previous customer SilkAir Inflight Magazines SilkWinds July 2017 edition. I did the trip during the...

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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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SilkAir Silkwinds December 2016 Publication - Belitung, Indonesia
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SilkAir Silkwinds December 2016 Publication - Belitung, Indonesia

Some of my photos from my photo assignment to Belitung island for SilkAir Silkwinds Magazines. It is featured in Silkwinds SilkAir Inflight Magazines December 2016 issue.   [gallery columns="4" ids="3708,3709,3710,3711,3712,3713,3716,3717,3718,3719,3720,3721"] For Full Magazines: Click Here and go to Page 16! FYI, all photos are available for purchase as a print. And, if you are...

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Oryx Qatar Airways Inflight Magazines January 2016 Publication - Phuket, Thailand
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Oryx Qatar Airways Inflight Magazines January 2016 Publication - Phuket, Thailand

It is a great start of this new year 2016 so far. Several photos that I took from my previous trip to Phuket, Thailand back in June 2015 appears in this January 2016 of Oryx Qatar Airways Inflight Magazine. This publication is my first for Qatar Airways which is also the 5-star rating airlines by Skytrax. I'm extremely happy with this opportunity and would like to extend my thanks to the editorial team who giving the...

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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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The Archipelago Journal: Sibolga - Garuda Indonesia Colours January 2015
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The Archipelago Journal: Sibolga - Garuda Indonesia Colours January 2015

With daily Garuda Indonesia flights to Pinangsori,  Colours takes a closer look at the historic and natural intrigue of an often-overlooked destination. Words and photography by Suwandi Chandra [caption id="attachment_2374" align="aligncenter" width="430"] The island of Silabu Na Menek with its impressive 70m-high cliff face.[/caption] Sibolga lies on the western coast of North Sumatra, facing the Indian Ocean....

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Samosir Island
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Samosir Island

[google_map type="ROADMAP" zoom="8" lat="2.5833" lng="98.8167"]Samosir Island[/google_map] [caption id="attachment_933" align="alignleft" width="210"] Me at Tele Area, Samosir Island[/caption] Samosir island is an island located at the center of largest volcanic lake in the world - 'Lake Toba'. It's not a secret that I want to visit this island every time I made a trip down to Lake Toba or Parapat city but never have a...

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iPhone Preview Photography #1: Bunaken National Park
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iPhone Preview Photography #1: Bunaken National Park

Since  I own iPhone for quite a while now. It is part of my routine to take pictures with it during my trip to compliment my photography work or sometimes producing better quality photos. My believe will always be the camera is just a tool for photographer producing great pictures  and the most important is the 'Eye of Photographer'. For the first of this series I would like to show several photos I took during my visit to...

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