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Rare Local Trees get a Good Home: Bogor, West Java

November 16th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

The Indonesian National Park Foundation together with Cibodas National Park has designated a plot of land in Cibodas for different species of trees representing areas of Jakarta. The foundation’s researcher, Holif Imamudin, who is also the former director of Bogor National Park, said the planned park was part of a conservation effort to protect trees already considered rare. The park now has 1,500 seedlings comprising 22 different tree species.


Museums Need New Funding: Jakarta, West Java

September 19th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

A new funding scheme is needed to enable city-run museums to expand their preservation and promotional activities and to encourage more visitors to enjoy Indonesia’s cultural and heritage collections, an official said.


Puri Botanical Residence Introduces Envirofriends

September 15th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

In line with its vision of creating the first botanical residential estate in Jakarta, PT Copylas Indonesia, developer of Puri Botanical Residence, has introduced Envirofriends to the community of the Residence.


New Maritime Tourism Facility: Jakarta, West Java

September 10th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

The city hopes its seafront areas will become tourism destinations as a private sector firm takes aim at establishing a maritime tourism facility at Sunda Kelapa port, North Jakarta.


Jakarta Handicraft Promotion Center: Jakarta, West Java

August 15th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments 1 Comment »

Apparently outdone by modern buildings, the embassy compounds across from Ambassador Mall and the crowded trade center, the modest gallery looks gloomy and neglected. But it actually houses beautiful handicrafts as well as paintings, traditional clothes and other items that are unique to Jakarta.


Thematic Architecture: Jakarta, West Java

August 14th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

china-atrium.jpg If you happen to drive along Jakarta’s inner city toll road, specifically the Sunter or Kemayoran stretch, you will definitely not miss this building.


Muara Angke and Environmental Awareness: Jakarta, West Java

August 12th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

muara2.jpg One Saturday morning at the end of May, a group of teenagers was exploring a swampy grove around the Jakarta Bay, accompanied by a gentle sea breeze and chirping birds. Their trek along a narrow path came to a halt in the shade of mangroves as their guide started describing the phenomena taking place in the Muara Angke nature and wildlife reserve in North Jakarta.


Flora and Fauna of the Muara Angke: Jakarta, West Java

August 12th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

Muara Angke is today the only remaining mangrove forest along Jakarta Bay. The marshy and muddy area has 42 plant species, of which 11 are mangroves, including pidada (Sonneratia caseolaris), bakau (Rhizopora spp), nipah (Nypa fruticans) and api-api (Avicennia marina).


Salihara – The New Cultural Oasis: Jakarta, West Java

August 5th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

Residents and visitors of the capital will soon to have a new modern cultural enclave with the establishment of the Salihara community and its building complex in South Jakarta.


Moss Species - Cibodas Bryphyte Park: Cianjur, West Java

August 2nd, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

Dozens of international moss experts visited the Cibodas bryphyte park in Cianjur, West Java, to learn about moss species growing in the area. The bryphyte park, which is claimed to be the only outdoor moss park in the world, is part of the Cibodas Botanical Garden in Cianjur.


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