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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Hi! I apologize for the long absence in this blog. Honestly, I'm trying to keep my visual diary updated since life has been packed with works, college life, and road trips. And frankly, it feels quite difficult now even to manage one post and a proper blogwalking per week. 

Long story short, I just got back from another mother nature trip and surely will post the pictures later! (take a peek on my Instagram feed : @fransiscangela) What I'm trying to say is I'm beyond thankful for all the travel experiences lately, I've come to a realization that it makes me becoming a more grateful person each day for the life and people who stick with me until now. Thank you for dropping by and have a wonderful week! All is well, my friend.

Escape to Tanjung Puting National Park i

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Continuing from the previous post here , pictures above were still some of the highlights of my Escape trip to Tanjung Puting National Park. My favorite part of the trip obviously come from the slow living experience, when we got to spent 4 days living on a traditional boat called Kelotok cruising around the Sekonyer river to visit three of the well known orangutans rehabilitation and feeding area called Camp Leakey, Pondok Tanggui, and Tanjung Harapan. On each feeding area, we were given the opportunity to see many orangutans coming down from the so-called giant trees ready to munch their banana treats from the locals. Some of the orangutans carry their child on their back it was so heart warming! The orangutans were born and raised in the forest, they even sleep on the trees. They eat, sleep, play, and the cycle goes on. I was amazed seeing how similar we, human kind to this amazing living creature.

And since every part of the rehabilitation area was lead by a dominant male orangutan. I was beyond lucky to be able to see Tom, the king of orangutan in Camp Leakey. Tom is by far the biggest orangutan I've seen due to my visit and I still remember how everybody was mesmerized by his appearance in front of us. Beside that, it's not everyday Tom visit Camp Leakey!

Looking back at these pictures makes me realize how grateful I am to be greeted with this experience, to explore my beautiful country, Indonesia a little bit more deeper. I came up to a final conclusion that the well-known phase "Home is where the heart is", goes the same to the orangutans. When some giant corporate company destroy the forest, it's not only merely because of the forest, it's a home for hundreds of orangutans and other inhabitants who lives within it. Final favorite quote is, "Yes, travel when possible!"

Escape to Tanjung Puting National Park, Borneo

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

I've been surrounded with many happy and committed people around for quite some time and I honestly agree that doing work with the right people would make it turns out to be extraordinary! The same thing happened with these people. I participated as a team committee for this Escape campaign held by Green Sands soft drink. The main purpose behind the word Escape itself is to break free from all the daily routines that sometimes can be perceived as a daunting cycle for many people. Green Sands choose three creative young individuals; Tomy Malewa, Intan Anggita, and Yuyi Trirachma as the lucky winners from "Submit Your Escape Stories" competition and they're being awarded with an adventurous yet inspiring Escape trip to Tanjung Puting National Park.

We had this wonderful opportunity to visit Tanjung Puting National Park, the home of Orangutans in Borneo. We spent four days straight there exploring the green scenes of Borneo forest, cruising around the Sekonyer River, and having an amazing time seeing our long lost siblings, Orangutans in their natural habitat. There are three parts of the Orangutans rehabilitation we came across during our visit; Tanjung Harapan, Pondok Tanggui, and Camp Leakey. Each rehabilitation area allow us to see the Orangutans in a closer encounter, we watch them eat, mingle, and enjoying life. I won't treat this once in a lifetime experience with anything in this world. I'm forever grateful for this amazing work and travel experience. More pictures and stories are coming!

3 creative young Indonesian - Intan Anggita (entrepreneur), Yuyi Trirachma (musician), and Tomy Malewa (entertainer)

Dear fellow Indonesian travel enthusiasts, you might want to check the complete Green Sands Escape stories to Tanjung Puting National Park : here. Keep your eyes on and @GreenSandsID for more further Escape updates.
p s : last picture courtesy of Green Sands Indonesia

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