365Indonesia Day 1 – Derawan Islands

29 October, 2011 365Indonesia 4 comments

All right, let’s go!

Mad takes us to our first destination, Derawan Islands. Located at East Kalimantan’s offshore, this islands cluster is home to one of the best secluded resorts in Indonesia, the Nabucco Island Resort, in addition to being one of Indonesia’s best underseas and hosting various amazing sea creatures, making this spot a very stunning diving site.

Having said that, you’d better be prepared to get wet during your visit. But if you’re not that keen of water, you can still enjoy this beautiful vacation spot from your floating resort deck or a boat.

How to get there? Few options.

You can fly from Jakarta, Surabaya or Denpasar to Balikpapan or Tarakan by Garuda Indonesia or other domestic airlines. Then you have to go to Tanjung Redeb, which is about 50 miles away from Derawan. It will take you an hour or two by car, but if you can’t wait to escape to your ultimate destination, KALStar and Deraya Airlines are ready to take you there.

From Tanjung Redeb you must cross a little bit of water by boat to Derawan Islands, but you are welcome to swim there if you are really a hardcore adventurous traveler.

What next? Up to you!

Very recommended for: divers, snorkelers, water lover, undersea photographers and honeymooners.

Courtesy photos & credits: Mad (Derawan sunset), Degi (cottage & boat), IndonesiaTravel.

Get to know more about Mad via his travel blog Mad Alkatiri and twitter account @madalkatiri.

Mad Traveling on 365Indonesia

28 October, 2011 365Indonesia, Feature 1 comment

Hi everybody, we’d like to welcome you to our newest virtual adventure in Indonesia on 365Indonesia!

Our very own dedicated-traveler team member will explore all kinds of different places in Indonesia thru out the year. That’s right, for 365 days non-stop! That’s why we call it Mad Traveling on 365Indonesia, because beside he’s nick name is Mad, this travel plan is unbelievably crazy.

But no worries, he’ll do everything happily and wholeheartedly for your pleasure, so you know that this country offers much more beyond your already famous Jakarta-Bali-Lombok. And we know how challenging it can be to actually visit those exciting places one by one. Therefore, we’ll take you there virtually.

And pssst… once you know that we have those beautiful places in this part of the earth, planning your next vacation should be quite easier, choosing it from this list. Or, actually it would be a fun dilemma of which one to choose ^_*

So, stay connected and ready to roll!

By the way, did we mention that we’ll give away merchandises with fun games?

Here’s our adventure so far…

365Indonesia Day 1 – Derawan Islands, East Kalimantan

365Indonesia Day 2 – Sipiso Piso Fall, North Sumatra

365Indonesia Day 3 – The Crystal Clear Water of Tanjung Bira’s Kambing Island, South Sulawesi

365Indonesia Day 4 – Plebon Ceremony in Ubud, Bali

365Indonesia Day 5 – Butterfly Fish in the Water of Kiluan Bay, Lampung

365Indonesia Day 6 – The Hidden Beauty of Bloam Bay, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara

365Indonesia Day 7 – Cemara Besar Island, Karimun Java, Central Java

365Indonesia Day 8 – Sabesi Island, Lampung

365Indonesia Day 9 – Sunset in Tulamben, Bali

365Indonesia Day 10 – Ngurbloat Beach, Maluku

365Indonesia Day 11 – An Evening at Borobudur, Jogja

365Indonesia Day 12 – Kiluan Island, Lampung

365Indonesia Day 13 – Bathing Elephant in Tangkahan, North Sumatra

365Indonesia Day 14 – Enjoying the Quiet Beach in Palambak Island

365Indonesia Day 15 – The Silence of the Uninhabited Pombo Island, Maluku

365Indonesia Day 16 – The Shy Nemo of Derawan Islands, East Kalimantan