Thursday, August 26, 2010

Kerinci Seblat National Park

Kerinci Seblat National Park is the largest national park in Sumatra, Indonesia, which has an area of 13.750 km ² and extends to the four provinces of West Sumatra, Jambi, Bengkulu and South Sumatra. This national park is located at coordinates of 100 ° 31'18 "E - 102 ° 44'01" E and 1 ° 07'13 "S - 1 ° 26'14" S.
This national park consists of the Bukit Barisan Mountains which has the highest plateau region in Sumatra, Gunung Kerinci (3805 m). This national park also consists of springs, hot springs, rushing rivers homage, caves, waterfalls, waterfalls and the highest caldera lake in Southeast Asia, Mount Seven.
This national park also has various flora and fauna. Some 4,000 species of plants grow in the area of national parks including the world's largest flower Rafflesia arnoldi, and the world's tallest flower, the Titan Arum. Fauna in the national park area consists, among others, the Sumatran Tiger, Sumatran Rhinoceros, Sumatran Elephant, Tiger Dahan, Malays Tapir, Malayan Sun Bear and about 370 species of birds. sumber

Pulau Berhala

Except as sailors or fishermen, are believed not many people know that about eight miles from the eastern shore of Sumatra that are in the East Tanjungjabung District, Jambi Province, there is a small island full of charm.

The island is called Pulau Berhala. Area is approximately 60 hectares. Although relatively small, the island located near the Strait of Idols that have natural beauty that is no less dynamic than the beauty of the islands other attractions in the country.

With white sand, decorated with giant granite boulders and palm trees, island idol is believed to be capable of becoming the leading tourist destination for Jambi Province, besides the beauty of nature tourism in Kerinci district. Natural beauty even more beautiful, because several hundred meters around, there are several small islands, such as Turtle Island, Island Lights, and Island Decent.

Called Turtle Island, because the coast of the island with an area of about five hectares that is home bertelurnya turtle-turtle at sea around the Strait of Idolatry and the South China Sea.

While right in front of the north Island Lighting Island idol there. So called because the island area of two hectares of sandstone standing lighthouse light tower that became a benchmark for the fishermen and the big ships passing around the Strait of Idolatry.

Apart from enjoying the beauty of the beach, you can enjoy the historical sights related with the former leaders of Jambi. Just at the top of the hill there is a tomb Island Idolatry Idolatry Datuk Paduko. According to some ancient literature Malays, Datuk Paduko Idolatry is the ancestral kings of Jambi. Because that's tomb, then the island is known by the name of the island of Idolatry.

Still above the generally rocky hill, not far east of the Mausoleum Datuk Paduko idol, you can enjoy the beauty of nature in most of the island idol. Including the beauty of the small islands surrounding the island idol.

Tired of the high seas enjoy the scenery, which every moment passed big ships from the Straits of Idolatry, you can also see that there are a number of historical relics on the island of Idolatry.

Relics that include an ancient cannon made of pure copper. Cannon embedded in the rock that leads straight barrel eastwards Berhala Island. It is estimated, the cannon was used Jambi kings long ago to fight the colonizers.

Tired around the beach or see the beauty in the top idol, you can bathe crystal clear sea water and away from pollution. You can swim here heart's content without any interference.

When you're satisfied to enjoy the beauty of nature and swim at the beach, you do not miss a special night on the island. Because, when night comes, you can enjoy grilled fish feast. The fish can be bought from the public. However, it also can be obtained by fishing alone on the wooden pier was built jutting out to sea.

Some kind of first class fish and meat delicious famous, among other bambang fish and groupers. These fish are easily obtained, though only with fishing.

Difficult to reach

Unfortunately, this beautiful tourist island idol has not been taken properly. It is recognized Regent East Tanjungjabung Abdullah Hich. He admits, on the island of natural beauty idol like a virgin seclusion. Because, elegance and beauty is still untouched clever hands.

However, the current constraint is for marine transportation routes to the Island Eastern Tanjungjabung idol yet exist. Even if there is only chartered with the cost ranging from Rp1 million to Rp750 thousand one speed boat.

The expensive cost due to sail the sea to the island idol, according to fishermen in Nipahpanjang, many risks. In addition to the unfriendly nature of risk, which for this herd of pirates roam the waters of the east coast of Sumatra, the shipmaster's scary.

In fact, actual distance of this island when the pull of the straight line drawn from the city of Jambi, a relatively short overland to the Duck River or Nipahpanjang District.

Currently, using the land route through the City of Suak Kandis, and followed up speed boat, a long trip to the island idol only spent about five hours.

If the road construction plan of the City District Sadu Suakkandis to be realized, a long trip from Jambi City to the Island idol could be shortened to about 2.5 hours. According to Abdullah, mileage is the ideal way to lure tourists to the island of Idolatry.

Actually, as stated Chairman Idols Community Groups Unite Pandak Ali, to reach the island idol, it is not difficult. By using a small motor boat, - with a note, no big waves - from the center Nipahpanjang District, Eastern District Tanjungjabung, only take about one and a half hours.

If starting from the edge of the village Sungaiitik, District Sadu, - still in the area of District East Tanjungjabung, travel time to the Island Idols are getting shorter. Moreover, using a speed boat, can be taken even less an hour.

That is, a long journey to the Island idol, from the city of Jambi, the capital of Jambi province, with road conditions that have not been so good, just spent about four hours.

If the construction of bridges and construction of new roads from Suakkandis, Muarojambi District to District Sadu, District East Tanjungjabung completed, to the island can be taken approximately 2.5 hours from the central city of Jambi.

According to Datuk Bahrum, the first generation who inhabited the island of Idolatry, Idolatry in fact already known tourist island. Because the island has a population of only 30 families, often visited the crew of ships passing in the Strait of Idolatry to rest, spend the night, as well as to obtain clean water.

The island was formerly known as the Ghost Island designation. Myth is frightening for the sailors and fishermen who want to stop or pass in there. However, there is also a mention that the island is called Pulau Dakjal. Named it, because the number of ships and fishing boats often had an accident while passing over there.

However, according Bahrum, the myth it is actually not true. Even if some accident occurred around Berhala Island, said Bahrum natural and human caused factors. He said, in September and December, the ocean waves on the island is very big.

In addition, some waters around Pulau Berhala numerous pitfalls and granite rocks that partially protruding into the sea. So if the ebb tide, in and out of the island should be extra careful. But do not worry, the locals will be happy to guide visitors through the rock barrier-free path.

But local residents have not felt confident acceleration of the development area Berhala island into a tourist destination can be realized. Because, although more oblique entrance area of Jambi, which claims the island there is into the Riau Islands.sumber

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tea plantation

Tea plantation was founded between the years 1925 to 1928 by a Dutch company named Namblodse Venotschaaf Handle Vereniging Amsterdam (NV HVA). Tea Plantation is listed as the oldest tea plantation in Indonesia.
Tea plantation area of 3020 hectares of Kayu Aro is one of the tea plantations in the widest expanse of the World and located at an altitude of 1400-1600 meters above sea level which is the second highest tea plantations in the World after Darjeling tea plantation at the foot of the Himalayas (4000 m asl).Amid the aroma Pecco plantations which there is a garden with a pond on the Dutch colonial era before the pond is a reservoir of water for tea plantations.This park is located 50 m  from the main road and is located in Village Eight beds, and can be reached from River City full after traveling as far as ± 32 km. 

Talang Lake

Talang Lake located in the waist area of Mount Talang 1950 mx 1050 m with a depth of 88m, height of 1674 m above sea level (asl), there is also a Small Lake area of 400 mx 100 m altitude m.Selain 1707, at the Bukit Kili There are also hot springs at the foot of the volcano. Those places have not been developed for tourism.

Twin Lakes

Called the Twin Lakes Area, because the two lakes, namely Lake Above and Below Lake is located adjacent the distance is only about 300 meters. This area used to be known more as a tourist attraction because it is located on the edge of the road the Padang-Muaralabuh-Kerinci.

Above the lake with an area of 17.20 square meters, length 6.25 km and width 2.75 km, surface water is located at an altitude of 1600 meters above sea level (asl). The lake is quite shallow, with the deepest part is only 44 meters.

While the water level is at an altitude of Lake Below 1566 masl. This means that the water surface level with the bottom of the water of Lake Above. However, the lake has an area of 16.90 square meters, length 5.62 km and 3.00 km wide is very deep, which is 886 meters. sumber

Rafting Merangin

LOCATION Rafting in Merangin starts from Air Batu Village (Markeh) approximately 15 kilometers from the city and ends at the Village Bangko Biuku Cape.

Track Merangin Rafting is about 9 Kilometers with third grade specifications that require special skills from Rafter.

Along the river can be enjoyed panoramic views of tropical forests and unique rock.

Planned for each year will be held regularly Nasonal Rafting Championships in Batang this Merangin which also involves Rafter from abroad

Monday, August 23, 2010


Jambi is a province of Indonesia, located on the east coast in the central part of Sumatra Island. Jambi is also the name of a town in the province, which is the provincial capital city. Jambi is one of three provinces in Indonesia's capital city of the same name with the name of his province, in addition to Bengkulu and Gorontalo. Jambi is a nation where Malays berasalnya from Malay Kingdom in Jambi, Batang Hari. Bahasa Melayu Jambi, Palembang and Malays as Malays Bengkulu, namely berdialek "o".
The population of the province of Jambi is 2.40094 million inhabitants according to 2000 census.
Jambi Province is geographically located between latitude 0.45 ° North, 2.45 ° South Latitude and between 101.10 ° -104.55 ° east longitude. To the north borders with Riau province, east of the Strait of Idolatry, the south by the Province of South Sumatra and the west by the Province of West Sumatra. A strategic geographical conditions among other cities in the province surrounding the province is making quite an important role even more so with the support of the abundant natural resources. Needs of industry and society in the towns around it supported the supply of raw materials and material needs of this province.
Jambi Area 53 435 km2 with a population of Jambi province in 2006 amounted to 2,683,289 inhabitants (data from the BPS survey Projection Jambi Province. Jambi Province Population in 2005 amounted to 2,657,536, SUSENAS data) or 50.22 inhabitants of low density / km2. Population growth rate was 0.96% with GDP per capita Rp9.523.752, 2000 (Preliminary figures from BPS jambi. For the year 2005, GDP per capita amounted to Rp8.462.353). The remaining 46.88% of the total workforce of Jambi Province works on agriculture, horticulture and fisheries; 21.58% in trading sector, and 12.58% in the service sector. With the conditions of employment that most people in this province depends on agriculture, plantation so as to make efforts to regional and national governments for the welfare of society is through the development of agriculture sector
The people of Jambi is a heterogeneous society composed of the indigenous people of Jambi, some are immigrants who came from Minangkabau, Batak, Javanese, Sundanese, Chinese and Indians. Most of the people of Jambi converted to Islam at 90%, while the rest are Christians, Hindus and Buddhists.
Level of welfare of the population that is reflected through the Human Development Index (HDI) was recorded at 71.2 (BPS 2005). While the unemployment rate amounted to 92 772 Jambi province, equivalent to 7.8% of the population of Jambi province (data SAKERNAS February).

With the air temperature ranged from 23 ° C to 31 ° C and a total area of 53.435 km2 of approximately 60% of land is an area of plantation and forestry sectors that make this region is one of the producers of primary products and forestry plantations in Sumatra. Oil palm and rubber plantations of prima donna with a plantation area reached 400 168 hectares of oil palm and rubber reached 595 473 hectares. Meanwhile, the value of palm oil production sebesari 898.24 thousand tons per year. Other plantation crops are rubber, with a total production of 240.146 thousand tonnes per year, oil in (virgin coconut), 119.34 thousand tons per year, casiavera 69.65 thousand tons per year, and 5.6 thousand tons of tea per year. While production of the agricultural sector generated by the region of the western part of Jambi province Kerinci rice, potatoes, cauliflower / cabbage, tomato and soybean.
Potential natural wealth in the province of Jambi are crude oil, natural gas, coal, and tin. Total petroleum potential of Jambi province reached 1270.96 million m3 and 3572.44 billion m3 of gas. Region's major oil reserves Acid Recognize the structure, outside the city of Jambi District, District Batanghari with total 408.99 million barrels of oil reserves. While the major gas reserves in the structure Bulian Muara, Muara District Bulian Muara Jambi 2185.73 billion m3 of reserves.
Economic Potential:
1. Petroleum:
Jambi province's oil reserves amounted to 1270.96 million m3. Petroleum reserves, among others, is available at the Cape Regency East Jabung, structure Recognize Acid, Jambi District outside the city, and district Batanghari. 2. Natural Gas:
Jambi gas reserves amounted to 3572.44 billion m3. The reserves are mostly found in the structure of Muara Bulian Bulian Muara District, Muara Jambi 2185.73 billion m3 of reserves. 3. Coal:
Jambi coal reserves amounting to 18 million tonnes, which is a calorie-class coal is suitable for use as power plant. Largest reserves are found in the district of Muara Bungo. 4. Plantation
Very dominant commodities are rubber and oil palm. This program is supported by the Government of Jambi Province derah namely "Development of A Million Hectares for Palm" and "Rubber replanting." In addition, casiavera also many cultivated mainly in the area of Kerinci.