This offshoot of the Bogor Botanical Gardens was founded in 1862 to study mountain flora. The cinchona (a tropical tree belonging to the madder family) was first brought from South America in 1854 and later cultivated here.
The collection now showcases 5,000 montane plants acquired from around the world. At an altitude of 1,200 meters, the serene pastures stretch more than 80 hectares and see cool temperatures averaging 18 degrees Celsius. The charming mountainside panorama adds to the tranquility. This is a gateway to the Gede-Pangrango National Park, Mount Gede and Mount Pangrango.
In the wild, an adult Komodo dragon usually weighs around 70 kilograms (150 lb), although captive specimens often weigh more. The largest verified wild specimen was 3.13 metres (10 ft 3 in) long and weighed 166 kilograms (370 lb), including undigested food.
The Komodo dragon has a tail as long as its body, as well as about 60 frequently replaced serrated teeth that can measure up to 2.5 centimetres (1 in) in length. Its saliva is frequently blood-tinged, because its teeth are almost completely covered by gingival tissue that is naturally lacerated during feeding. This creates an ideal culture for the bacteria that live in its mouth. It also has a long, yellow, deeply forked tongue.
Beautiful day at Pink island
Pink Beach is one of the famous tourist destinations in Komodo National Park featured by the beautiful white sandy beach, amazing underwater life and stunning panorama surrounding area.
The sand beach is derived from small red sand spread out the beach area that way this beach is famous called by pink beach or Pantai Merah where the local people mention it. This beautiful beach is just located in a small land with dry hill in back of the beach of it. It owns the beautiful coral with clear seawater that make it as an ideal place for snorkeling in this park.
Puncak Lawang - Lawang Peak
Cool breeze hitting your body as it moved toward the top of Lawang. At the peak of ± 1210 m altitude above sea level, we can enjoy the beauty of the area of villages serrounding, Lake Maninjau and Samudra Indonesia. Not surprisingly, this place since the Dutch colonial era has become the choice of rest of the bangasawan Netherlands. From Puncak Lawang, we can enjoy the spectacular views, Blue sky blends with the blue sea.
Its time for camping
Camp land residing around crop of Eucalyptus. It’s 42 Km from Bandung southernly with temperature range from 18-23 degree Celsius. It’s also has a cultivation place of deers.
She journeys in a superb landscape,
To recall her memories of childhood,
She wonders with a feel of surprise,
To stay in a blessed place of pleasure.
She feels no boundary to her delight,
What a marvelous joy she has now! !
What a great world she has now! !
Bless her to have that bliss forever.
As a cute child, she plays in the hands of nature,
Her vision is not enough to enjoy that splendour,
She feels to live in the heart of amazing creature,
To have a moment of happiness floats like a river.
What a tremendous thought she has in her mind,
To enjoy the flora and fauna of fine landscape,
The beauty of landscape reflects on her face,
Like the sparkling light of ever last glory.
By Dr. M.Swaroopa Rani M.A., PhD
Alberta Legislature Building
Alberta’s Architectureal treasure, this beautiful building was completed in 1912 on the site of one of the original Fort Edmontons. The legislative Assembly Interpretive Centre highlights the building’s history and political process.
Taman Laut Bunaken
Travel by motorized canoe to Bunaken island, it will take around 45 minutes from Manado bay. You have time to enjoy the most beautiful and colorful coral reef formation as well as thousand species of fish and others marine life.
Wisdom is what we have
when we think before we say
things that make no sense.
Wisdom is the truth that
clears our difficult path
so we can see clearly.
Wisdom are the words of the sage,
spoken without rage
for those who wish to learn.
But wise is the one who speaks
only when they have the intelligence
to remain silent.
Barbara Lynn Terry
Quiet and peaceful place
Bunaken Beach in IR, R-72, Sulawesi, Indonesia.