Monthly Archives: April 2010

Enjoying the Exotic Domas Crater

Tangkuban Perahu Mountain tourist area in Lembang, Bandung, known as an area that presents the natural beauty of the mountains with few craters that are still active such as Kawah Ratu, Upas and Domas. From the summit of Mount Tangkuban Perahu at an altitude of 1860 meters, we could see the Kawah Ratu like a giant bowl with ground indentations on the walls. An Incredible natural scenery.

To enter this area, tourists must pay an entrance fee of Rp. 13,000, – per person, four-wheeled vehicle parking Rp. 1500, – (for bus tariff of Rp. 8500, -). 4 wheel vehicles and motorcycles can be parked right up to the summit of Tangkuban Perahu. While there is parking for buses at the bottom, about 500 meters from the summit of Mount Tangkuban Perahu.

Friday Prayers Experience in Kampung Alor, Dili

It was Friday 27 March 2010, 12:00 pm when I arrived at the An Nur Mosque Kampung Alor, Dili. The parking lot was filled with cars, even as a vacant lot in front the Embassy of Australia was also filled with cars.  Most are white-colored vehicle with the words “UN” on both sides.

According to Amirudin, a resident of Kampung Alor, An Nur was always crowded with Muslim Dili Timor-Leste which will perform Friday prayer service. Moreover, many Muslim members of the UN Security forces from Muslim countries like Egypt, Malaysia and Nigeria come for Friday prayers.