The wild Bukit Lawang Orangutans

North Sumatra’s Treasure

Sumatra is a huge island running up a volcanic plate that has formed with steep ridges and mountains to the west and tropical plains to the east. The east has developed into cities such as Medan and thriving communities, yet the west lies as a natural treasure trove of biologic wonders. Starting on the west[…]

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Sorake beach, Lagundri bay

Nias : Lost Forgotten Tribes, Perfect Waves, Amazing Beaches

Nias is a place that conjures up images of lost forgotten tribes, perfect waves, deserted beaches and a culture that was once untouched for centuries. Although it has been said that getting here can be a pain, once you arrive, you will find it hard to leave this little gem of an island in the[…]

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The Museum of North Sumatra

Medan, The Multicultural City

Medan is Indonesia‘s fourth largest city and like the others has acquired a reputation of hot, dirty, overcrowded and full of traffic. This being said Medan has its charms in its early twentieth century colonial architecture and numerous temples scattered throughout the city. You can arrive in Medan by Plane, Bus or even Boat. Most[…]

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Siberut island, Mentawai islands

The Amazing Mentawai Islands in Sumatra

Mentawai Islands, Take half a million years of isolation then drop some settlers on this 190,500 hectare island and leave to develop in its own special way. This is what exactly has happened on the Mentawai islands. This is not a step back in time, this is virtual jump back in time and a step[…]

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Toba Lake

Lake Toba, The Largest Volcanic Lake in Indonesia

Lake Toba, a volcanic lake which is the largest lake in Indonesia, and even Southeast Asia. Believed to be by a gigantic volcanic eruption some 70,000 years ago. Exotic charm mixed with the vast expanse of the lake like a sea with shady trees and hills, encompassing its charming. The lake, measuring 1700 square meters (1,000 sq[…]

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Toba Lake

Travel Guide To Lake Toba

Lake Toba or Danau Toba is considered to be the world’s largest volcanic lake measuring about 1,707 sq. ft. Formed due to a massive volcanic eruption about 70,000 years ago; it has now turned into a tourist hub. Given below is a guide to find your way around the region if you ever happen to[…]

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Lingga Village, Karo

Explore North Sumatra, Indonesia

Indonesia is also known as an adventurous country. So as its unforgettable ambience. One of them is North Sumatra Province, which is the gate of tourist destination (DTW) in western part of Indonesia. Surrounded by rich tropical natural resources, North Sumatra has spectacular panoramas. Amongst them is Bukit Barisan Highland, lush green rice field, colorful[…]

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Hombo Batu, Nias

Nias : Interesting Island To Travel

Nias is an island in western of North Sumatra Province. Nias is an interesting island to travel because not only for its beautiful pure and origin nature, but cause Nias have also a unique and different culture from others area in Sumatra. It is more interesting if we remind that Nias Island is not too[…]

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Bawomataluo, The traditional village of Nias

Holidays in Island Of Nias

Have you imagine to have holidays in island of Nias? The biggest island in western of Sumatra Island which covers an area of 5,625 km². There are 131 smaller island surrounding Nias. To get there, you can reach it by ferries from Sibolga, a city in western shore of North Sumatra Province, or by plane[…]

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SIBOLGA

Sibolga, The Main Sea Port Of North Sumatra

The town of Sibolga is the main sea port on the west coast of the province of North Sumatra. Ever since the early centuries AD , Indian and Arab merchants used to sail across the Indian Ocean to Sumatra using this western gateway. The main attraction here then was the high quality camphor exported from the nearby[…]

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BARUS PORT

Barus Port, The Historical City in Sumatra

The small port of Barus, located on the north west coast of the province of North Sumatra facing the wide Indian Ocean, was once the main exporter of the world’s camphor and camphorwood. So much so that even until today the word camphor in bahasa Indonesia is known as Kapur Barus, meaning the chalk from Barus. Today, though Barus[…]

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Pandan Beach, Sibolga

Pandan Beach, The Perfect Place To Get Away From The Bustling Everyday City Life

Vast stretches of white sandy beach, an indulging sun in the clear blue sky, a cool refreshing breeze, and nothing but crystal clear water all the way to the horizon, these are what await visitors to the enchanting Pandan Beach, in Central Tapanuli Regency, North Sumatra Province. Situated near the town of Sibolga on the north-west coast of North Sumatra,[…]

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Mursala Waterfall

Mursala Island, Amazing Panorama Faces The Indian Ocean

Leaving the coast of Tapanuli Bay by the city of Sibolga on the west coast of  the province of North Sumatra, one will be greeted by  a serene island covered with lush green trees and the beauty of nature. The 8,000 hectares island is called Mursala Island, popularly also known as Mansalaar Island, home to a handful of families. The[…]

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Surfing at Teluk Dalam

Teluk Dalam On Nias : Prime Destination For Surfers

This lovely little city is an amazing blend of beautiful scenery, culture, and history. Teluk Dalam in South Nias, is a prime destination for surfers both local and international, with its challenging sites and fierce rolling blue waves. This city is also the spot where the famous traditional ‘stone, or boulder jumping’ takes place, a heart-stopping[…]

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Kayaking at Asahan river

Rafting On The Asahan River

Flowing from Lake Toba, the biggest Crater Lake in the world, through the staggering Sigura-gura Dam, passing the valley of the Bukit Barisan Mountain Range, before pouring into the Malacca Straits at Nibung Gulf, the Asahan River is not merely a major river in North Sumatra but also an endless stream of excitement for river rafting enthusiasts. Centered at the Bandar[…]

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