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!"

8 comments:

  1. So surreal and beautiful! You are in the middle of greatness. I really wish I can experience that. It's so nice to hear about what you experienced, and I love the ending quote :)

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    1. Yes it was so surreal! Thank you for your kind words :)

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  2. Pasti berkesan bisa melihat Orangutan dari dekat, pengalaman yang seru! Seminggu yang lalu sedang berburu buku & majalah di beberapa tempat di Yogyakarta, tiba-tiba halaman 72 edisi Januari 2013 majalah Jalan-Jalan, bertemu Fransisca dengan foto pasar malamnya. XD

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    1. Ya, sangat berkesan! Harus coba kesana kapan-kapan :) Waa selalu ingin eksplorasi Yogyakarta dan surga bukunya. Di daerah mana sih itu? :)

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    2. Ayo bersepeda ke Jogja! Kemarin dapat dari pasar Klitikan yang di Bantul, coba di pasar Senthir, bukanya mulai jam 7 malam. :)

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