CIFOR Forest Asia Photo Competition

My Precious Collection

My Precious Collection

Location: Bulungan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Dayak Punan family show their The Great Argus (Argusianus argus) feather collection. Special snare was used by this Dayak family to catch this cryptic pheasant species which famously spectacular, always heard, and seldom seen. As one of a local tribe in East Kalimantan, Dayak Punan still practices hunting and gathering also sometimes slash-and-burn farming. The pheasant presence itself is highly threatened by hunting and forest degradation where most forest in Kalimantan has been converted into oil palm plantation, human settlement, mining area, and agriculture land.

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Borneo: The Mushroom of Kalimantan | Jejamuran Kalimantan

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I love taking mushroom pictures! They are awesome macro objects like bats with various colour, shape, size and diversity :). I did not realised I have taken many pictures of them since last year in Kalimantan. Maybe the results not even close to Taylor Lockwood professional photos, my mushroom photo mentor, but for now I just love seeing them on my screen.

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[Thought]: About My Blog Journey | Tentang Perjalanan Blog-Ku

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About my blog journey actually since first I don’t know would be called as a blogger. All I want just to preserve my thought and photos because sharing is caring! Anyway if you guys realised in the past 2 weeks, I am retiring my other blogs and just focus on this blog for the entire time. Other things are I am joining Travel Bloggers Indonesia and changing a little bit of appearance of this blog :)

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Yogyakarta: Studio 76 Silver Course | Kursus Perak Studio 76

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I have wandering on Tripadvisor and I am stumble upon this popular activities in Yogyakarta. Studio 76, located in Kota Gede, has a silver course for beginners. The owner, Mas Agus, was really helpful and kind during the course. It was also a very good experience for me and friends. I have new earrings to bring home while Sansan and Yuyu have their own signature on a customised rings. Continue reading “Yogyakarta: Studio 76 Silver Course | Kursus Perak Studio 76”

Borneo: West Kalimantan from Above | Kalimantan Barat dari Atas

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I am playing with my camera, Fujifilm X10 since they have updated new firmware. I am glad bought this camera 2 years ago and the photo colour produced is always very beautiful. Tested it out using advanced filter (partial colour blue) for the sky and clouds (not a big fan filtered photos honestly) and the landscape also watershed looks AMAZING!

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Borneo: A Glance of West Kalimantan | Sekilas Kalimantan Barat

I know it’s been ages ago since I posted pictures about fieldwork. Last time probably about my preference and friends on field clothes. We just went survey to Kapuas Hulu last month and on our way back home we traveled through Putussibau and Pontianak. Here below are some photos selection during the trip. Photo above is a peat lake in Kapuas Hulu, an area in the middle of Danau Sentarum National Park and Betung Kerihun National Park. Look at the mirror reflection from the water lake! Black water made it fantastically beautiful and eerie in the same time. Most pictures below here are from my Galaxy Note. I love it since BW mode give more strength to the most photos even more than coloured one.

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India: Asian Food in India | Masakan Asia di India

The title means it is not only Indian food. While we were in India we tasted not only Indian food but also Bhutanese and Tibetan food :)
Judul ini mengandung arti bahwa tulisan ini tidak hanya mengenai masakan India belaka. Selama kami di India kami merasakan tak hanya masakan India tapi juga masakan Bhutan dan Tibet :)

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India: Hectic Dharamsala | Dharamsala yang Sibuk

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Anything you can find in Dharamsala starts here!!

Above picture is mural on Tibetan resistance, some of them including self immolation. You can visit a museum near Dalai Lama temple and residence to know more information for free. Leave your camera at special counter as it’s forbidden to carry them near this Dalai Lama’s area.

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Norbulingga: The Tibetan Lost City | Norbulingga: Kota Tibet Yang Hilang

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Find a small city with temple, full with handicraftsmen, full with museums, full with souvenirs, of course with beautiful Tibetan buildings and many Tibetan refugees. You can even pray and meditate and do your yoga pose in Norbulingga Garden. Sipping butter tea at their tea house is possible here. It’s been quite a walk to get there but it’s nothing with the serene of this place. My suggestion even though for their super premium quality and it’s all hand made, most things sell here are expensive. But the entry ticket for Tibetan buildings and garden are only Rs40 -50/foreigners and Rs20/locals … and I got local price for my face :)Continue reading “Norbulingga: The Tibetan Lost City | Norbulingga: Kota Tibet Yang Hilang”

India: Dharamsala on the Street | Dharamsala di Jalanan

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Whatever you take as transportation vehicles in India, let it be your own adventure. I found incredible thing when I was in at Dharamsala such as Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta) (CITES: Appendix II) and Kashmir Grey Langur (Semnopithecus ajax) (IUCN : Endangered) sprawling on the street. You can even see details in every corner of buses or taxi like colourful offerings for gods/goddess and holy man pendant anytime and anywhere. Continue reading “India: Dharamsala on the Street | Dharamsala di Jalanan”

Mcleod Ganj Sunset | Matahari Terbenam McLeod Ganj

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Every single sunset in Dharamsala and Mcleod Ganj  is a new beginning and beautiful respectively despite wires all over the place :D. Just before dark you can see lots of eagles flying around the sky and I mean LOTS!! Didn’t bring my binoculars that time but I will when I am back again there.

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Gyuto Yellow Monastery | Biara Gyuto Kuning

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If you want a quite monastery in Dharamsala and of course taking pictures then go to Gyuto Monastery. Because there is no single chances for me taking pictures inside Dalai Lama Monastery (it’s forbidden!). I found that Gyuto with all yellow buildings are similar with Pesantren (Islamic boarding school) in Java. You also can find normal life of Buddhist monks, young and old here. There is also huge butter lamp here to commemerate brave martyrs in Tibet who have self-immolated for the greater cause of Tibet since 2009. These including Panchen Lama, the highest ranking Lama after the Dalai Lama, who already long disappeared.Continue reading “Gyuto Yellow Monastery | Biara Gyuto Kuning”