5 Things To Do When Visiting Jayapura

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Hot yet beautiful. That was my first impression of Jayapura, the biggest city in Papua situated by Youtefa bay on the easternmost part of the archipelago. Used to be a headquarter for allied army in World War II and still is a frontier army base for Indonesia’s military troops as well as for community development workers and Christian missionaries, Jayapura is a melting pot of many ethnic groups in Indonesia.

Although starting to be packed by traffic jam, Jayapura is still a pretty sight to see with its lush forested hills, steep roads and busy port. Here are five picks of activities that you can do if you have a chance to set your foot in Jayapura. Continue reading

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Menyaksikan Dari Dekat Keperkasaan Gunung Krakatau

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Krakatau bukan milik Indonesia, tapi ia telah menjadi legenda dunia. Kemarahan Krakatau dan muntahan lavanya pernah membuat penduduk muka bumi kalang kabut di tahun 1883. Letusan seabad yang lalu itu membawa awan panas, menyebabkan tsunami di beberapa wilayah di dunia serta menelan korban jiwa sebanyak 36 ribu manusia. Letusan gunung berapi terbesar di dunia yang pernah terjadi dalam peradaban manusia modern, demikian sejarah mencatat.

Anak Krakatau, sebuah gunung vulkanik baru perlahan tercipta sesudah letusan Krakatau. Continue reading