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Rinjani Mountain

Rinjani national park lies in the main transition zone (Wallace) in which the flora and fauna in the south East Asia makes a dramatic transition into what is typical of Australia. Park has a rich variety of plants and animals, although they are difficult to place because of the rain forest and land cover.Are sometimes seen early in the morning is the morning is a rare Ebony leaf monkey, black, locally known as Javan. Gray long-tailed monkey of the monkey is common in Lombok and order a man who looks at the edge of the crater. Rusa deer and forest dwellers are sometimes seen Rinjani long train journey.Smaller deer or antelope have an alarm call with a distinct dog - like bark. Look for the disturbed soil where wild pigs or wild boars have been looking for food. Also found in the forest is the leopard cat or Bodok unfortunately, or ujat palm civet and porcupine or hedgehog.Various colorful birds live in the forest park. Perhaps the best - know icon crested cockatoo park is not found again in the west of Lombok. Many animals that live in the forest, insects, birds, civets and monkeys owe their survival to the wild fig or banyan tree as a provider of food and shelter.Casuarinas pine-like species, Pine, is a feature of the grassy slope higher. Orchids orchids or also a feature of the prairie regions, such as eternal flower edelweiss or tree that grows on the line, it is a beautiful icon of the park and one park and one of our best-known plants of sub-alvine.
Potential Park. Mount Rinjani area was part of the tropical rain forest, located in West Nusa Tenggara. It consists of various types of ecosystems and complete vegetation ranging from lowland tropical forests (semi-evergreen) rainforest to the mountains (1500 to 2000 masl) consisting of prime forest, forest and sub-casurina vegetation alphine (> 2.00 masl ). at an altitude of 1000 masl many types of trees and shrubs. such as the banyan (ficus Benyamina), stinging nette (laportea stimulants), guava (sygium sp), wild nutmeg (Myritica fatna), Buni Forest (Antdesma so), Neem (Azadiracta indica), bajur (Pterospermium hptophilla), terep (artocarplus elastica), harending (Melasotama sp) and Pandan (Pandanus tectorius) tree.At masl height from 1.00 to 2.00 maslthis where many species of flora can be seen as Orchid (Vanda, Sp), Meniran (Calicarpa Sp), wood jakut (Syzigium sp), Sentul (Aglaia sp), deduren (Aglaia Argentia), Pandan (psandanus tectorius), bird-nest fern (Asplenium nidus), glagah (spontaius saccharum), coarse grass (Imperata cylenca), ferns ( Cyclocorus sp), edeweiss (Anaphalis Visida), beard Algae (Unsea sp) and Bigg rattan (Daemonorops sp), you can also find various types of mammals that lived on Mount Rinjani, the main types are: Wild pig (Sus scrofa), gray gray monkeys (Macaca fascicularis), Black leaf monkey (Trcypphitecus auratus cristatus), a small Ganggarangan (Vivvericula indica), Javan pangolin (Manis javanica), rinjani Palm civets (Paradoxuurus hermaproditus rindjanicus), Leleko Congkok (bengelensis felis javanensis) Deers deer ( Cervus timorensis floresiensis), and porcupine (hystrix javanica). too many birds, such as sulfur crested cockatoo (Cacatua sulphures parvula), Koakiau (Philemon buceroides negelcus), shest red perkici (Trichoglosus haematodus), Honeyeater (Lichmera lomokia), Black-headed thrush (Zootera interpress).
Based on information provided by the Ministry of Mines and Energy of the Province of West Nusa Tenggara, the height of Mount Rinjani never reached approximately; 5000 m above sea level. also, the western part recently from Mount Rinjani, at the pre quarter era (1.8 million years ago), only the sediment. Later in the Pleistocene era (1.8 million then) there was volcanic activity as a result of tectonic volcanic action, which permeates through the surface in the form of activities or melted lava explosions.Mt. Climbing Rinjani is one of the main tourist attractions. Mount Rinjani is the second highest mountain in Indonesia.
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Te Beauty Of Halong Bay

 Situated in the North-East region of Vietnam, Halong Bay is a bay in the Gulf of Tonkin comprised of regions of Halong City, the township of Cam Pha, and a part of the island district of Van Don. Halong Bay borders Cat Ba Island in the southwest, the East Sea in the east, and the mainland, creating a 120 km coastline.

Halong Bay is made up of 1,969 islands of various sizes, 989 of which have been given names. There are two kinds of islands, limestone and schist, which are concentrated in two main zones: the southeast (belonging to Bai Tu Long Bay), and the southwest (belonging to Halong Bay). This densely concentrated zone of stone islands, world famous for its spectacular scenery of grottoes and caves, forms the central zone of Halong Bay, which has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.halong.gif (32648 bytes)

The bay itself has an area of 43,400 ha, consists of 775 islands, and forms a triangle with the island of Dau Go (Driftwood Grotto) to the west, the lake of Ba Ham (Three Shelter Lake) to the south, and the island of Cong Tay to the east.

Viewed from above, Halong Bay resembles a geographic work of art. While exploring the bay, you feel lost in a legendary world of stone islands. There is Man's Head Island, which resembles a man standing and looking towards the mainland. Dragon Island looks like a dragon hovering above the turquoise water. La Vong Island resembles an old man fishing. There are also the islands of the Sail, the Pair of Roosters, and the Incense Burner, which all astonishingly resemble their namesakes. The forms of the islands change depending on the angle of the light and from where the islands are viewed. At the core of the islands, there are wonderful caves and grottoes, such as Thien Cung (Heavenly Residence Grotto), Dau Go (Driftwood Grotto), Sung Sot (Surprise Grotto), and Tam Cung (Three Palace Grotto).

Halong Bay has many links to the history of Vietnam. For example, there are such famous geographical sites as Van Don (site of an ancient commercial port), Poem Mountain (with engravings of many poems about emperors and other famous historical figures), and Bach Dang River (the location of two fierce naval battles fought against foreign aggressors).

It has been proven by scientists that Halong was one of the first cradles of human existence in the area at such archeological sites as Dong Mang, Xich Tho, Soi Nhu, and Thoi Gieng. It is also a region of highly-concentrated biological diversity with many ecosystems of salt water-flooded forests, coral reefs, and tropical forests featuring thousands of species of animal and plant life.

With all this in mind, the 18th meeting of the Committee of the World Heritages of UNESCO (in Thailand on December 17th, 1994), officially recognized Halong Bay as a natural heritage site of worldwide importance.

from:  various sources
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Singapore Island

Singapore is not just one island, but a main island with over 50 surrounding islets. Some of Singapore's smaller islands offer a quiet respite from the big city with their laid-back ambience, idyllic beaches and inviting waters.

Sentosa - Singapore's resort island getaway is a must-see for all visitors. Just minutes away from the bustle of the city, this island of tranquillity welcomes you with beautiful sandy beaches, rustic nature trails, Asia's most exciting oceanarium & Dolphin Lagoon, historical sites, museums and great entertainment!

Pulau Ubin is a window into Singapore 30 years ago - thatched huts, backyard orchards, dirt tracks and interesting wildlife. St. John's Island, a former penal colony which has been transformed into a tranquil resort with abundant watersport activities and holiday bungalows, makes an ideal getaway.
Kusu or "Turtle" Island is best known for its legend of how a giant turtle turned itself into an island in order to save two shipwrecked sailors, a Malay and a Chinese.

Lazarus and Sisters Islands are some of the other easily accessible tropical paradises known for snorkelling and diving. Simply catch a ferry from the Singapore Cruise Centre at the World Trade Centre or hire your own boat from Jardine Steps, Clifford Pier or the Changi Jetty.
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Rain Forests in Brunei

The island of Borneo is synonymous with raw, unspoiled nature and Brunei, situated in its heart, is a shining example of natural beauty. More than 70% of Brunei’s land area is covered by primary rainforests, which the government has taken great strides to protect. The Government of Brunei has acted to conserve some 32,000 hectares as forest reserves and allocated 50,000 hectares for national parks which are some of the finest in Asia. Mangroves, natural hatcheries of marine life, are also plentiful and unspoiled and house abundant forms of plant and animal life unique to Borneo. But perhaps Brunei’s most distinctive advantage is that all of its natural attractions are within easy reach of the contemporary luxuries of the capital, meaning that you never have to sacrifice comfort to enjoy untamed wilderness.

Nature lovers will definitely be spoiled in Brunei. Pristine rainforests, unspoiled coral reefs, mangrove-covered islands, white sand beaches and accessible nature reserves offer visitors a dazzling array of ecotourism options. In Brunei, visitors can have the unique opportunity to walk in the rainforest canopy which houses an abundance of birds, plants, micro fauna and mammals, such as the rare Bornean proboscis monkey, making up one of the world’s richest and most diverse ecosystems. They can also stroll around the hauntingly beautiful lakeside walkways of Tasek Merimbun or relax on the turquoise shores of Muara beach without the crowds of other Asian destinations.

Brunei is also home to some of Asia’s best nature reserves and field study centres, such as the world famous Ulu Temburong National Park and the Kuala Belalong Field Study Centre, both of which offer an exciting array of ecotourism and adventure activities. Indeed, the longboat ride down a winding jungle river, surrounded on all sides by pristine rainforest makes the journey as much of an adventure as the destination itself. With few tourists around, nature lovers will appreciate having this untouched paradise all to themselves and may explore at their own pace, returning to lodgings in the capital when they have completed their visit, or staying in more primitive forest lodgings nearby. Furthermore, with Sabah, Sarawak and Kalimantan next door, they can spend weeks uncovering Borneo’s magnificent natural beauty, using Brunei’s capital Bandar Seri Begawan as a gateway.
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Lambir Hills National Park In Sarawak Malaysia

Lambir Hills is very popular among ecologists and researchers. Just a sample 52 hectares of the park's 7,000 hectares revealed 1,050 different species of trees, and each tree supports 1,000 species of insect life! Ecologists think there are many plant and insect species in the park still waiting to be discovered. This ecological wonderland is one of the most accessible of Sarawak's national parks, just a 30-minute drive from Miri. In your eagerness to get to Mulu or Niah you should not miss out on a visit to Lambir. Its forest is home to gibbons, tarsiers, bearded pigs, flying squirrels, deer and 157 types of birds and the beautiful clouded leopard.

You will see the wildlife as you wander the park's forest trails. The longest and toughest is to the top of Bukit Lambir (465 metres) but the superb view of the rainforest below makes the climb worth the sweat. There is a 40m tall tree tower on the trail from which you can get a close-up view of the pulsating life of the rainforest canopy. The Park is also ideal for birdwatching. Its close proximity to Miri makes the park ideal for a day visit, but if you want to study the wildlife at leisure, overnight accommodation is available at the park headquarters.

Bring your swimsuits because the park has some great, and easily accessible, swimming holes at the base of some waterfalls. It's the best way to cool off from the humid jungle. 
The park is easily accessible, being only half an hour's drive away from Miri. The Park headquarters is close to the Miri-Niah road. Just get on the Bintulu and Bakong bus in Miri. You may opt to join an organised trip departing Miri in the early morning and returning after lunch. Arrangements can also be made for overnight stays upon request. Alternatively, you can charter a taxi for the day.
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Tanah Lot On Bali Island

Tanah Lot means “Land in the Middle of the sea” in Balinese language. Located in Tabanan, about 20 km from Denpasar, the temple sits on a large offshore rock which has been shaped continuously over the years by the ocean tide.

Tanah Lot is claimed to be the work of the 15th century priest Nirartha. During his travels along the south coast he saw the rock-island’s beautiful setting and rested there. Some fishermen saw him, and bought him gifts. Nirartha then spent the night on the little island. Later he spoke to the fishermen and told them to build a shrine on the rock for he felt it to be a holy place to worship the Balinese sea gods.

The Tanah Lot temple was built and has been a part of Balinese mythology for centuries. The temple is one of seven sea temples around the Balinese coast. Each of the sea temples were established within eyesight of the next to form a chain along the south-western coast.

At the base of the rocky island, poisonous sea snakes are believed to guard the temple from evil spirits and intruders. As well as one giant snake which also protects the temple, which was created from Nirartha’s scarf when he established the island.
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