Exploring Beauties of Natural Heritage

A journey away from Carita beach resort, West of Jakarta, will bring   tourists  who continue southward to the national park of Ujung Kulon. The park was declared by UNESCO as Natural World Heritage Site in 1993. Covering 120,551 hectares, the park is home of  one-horned rhino (Rhinocerous Sondaicus) an extremely rare animal of which only…

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The Beauty West of Jakarta

  Spending a weekend  at a tranquil destinations is one of several choices  in the mind of holiday makers.   For both locals and foreign tourists, there is still  a lot of such places beyond Jakarta.  In addition to mountain Puncak area with its cool weather, there are Anyer and Carita two beach resorts. A sea…

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WWII Shipwreck Found After 75 Years

The Sullivan brothers, five sailors renowned during WWII, died aboard the ship when it was struck by an enemy torpedo.  During the second World War, the Sullivan brothers were the faces of patriotic sacrifice in the U.S. All five brothers—George, Frank, Joe, Matt, and Al—died aboard the U.S.S Juneau, after the ship was struck by…

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Vienna unbeatable as world’s most liveable city

  VIENNA (Reuters) – Austria’s capital Vienna once again defended its position as the city offering the best quality of life in the world, while Iraq’s capital Baghdad remains the worst in an annual survey from consulting firm Mercer. Mercer’s survey of 231 cities helps companies and organizations determine compensation and hardship allowances for international…

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Tourists Are Flocking To Tasmania

Australia’s fastest-growing tourist destination is a sleepy island of half a million people still mocked by many mainlanders for being a backwater.  That’s not deterring international visitors. Overseas tourist spending in Tasmania jumped 31 percent in 2017 and has surged 90 percent in the past three years as visitors flock to the state off the southern…

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Americans are drinking a daily cup of coffee at the highest level in six years: survey

(Photo: coffeeangel.com)   NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – The number of Americans drinking a daily cup of coffee is at the highest level since 2012, with demand continuing to get a boost from at-home consumption and gourmet drinks, an industry study showed on Saturday. Sixty-four percent of Americans age 18 or over said they had a…

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