Brunei in Borneo Island NEAR BY INDONESIA and has an area bordered by Sarawak from west to east, and bordering the South China Sea to the north. Meanwhile, the country consists of two parts that are not interrelated. In the western part of the wider region is inhabited by 97% of the total population of about 383,000, while in eastern mountainous region and is called the Temburong district, only approximately 10,000 citizens.

Government of this country's constitutional monarchy patterned with Sultan served as Head of State and Heads of Government of Prime Minister and concurrently Minister of Defense who is assisted by the Advisory Board of the Sultanate and some Ministers. Brunei Darussalam's economy which relies on oil and gas makes this country has a national income which includes the world's high.

Currency units, Brunei dollar, has the same value with the Singapore Dollar. No wonder the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah is also known as one of the richest people in the world with a fortune estimated at around 400 trillion rupiah. In terms of history, actually Brunei once closely associated with Indonesia.

Even Brunei had entered the territory of Sriwijaya and Majapahit. But when King Hayam Wuruk died, Brunei freeing itself as an independent country. England's arrival has made Brunei a country under the protection of the British Empire in 1888. After a long history of this country, finally on January 4, 1979, Brunei and the United Kingdom signed a Treaty of Cooperation and Friendship, which continues in full independence of Brunei Darussalam on January 1, 1984. State of Brunei Darussalam has four districts, namely: Brunei / Muara District where the capital of Brunei-Bandar Seri Begawan-being. The second is the Tutong District, consisting of forests and plantations.

Then Belait, one of the most modern district, where the oil industry is located. Last is the Temburong District, the most isolated places in the Eastern region and separated from the whole of Brunei. Besides oil, the country's tourism potential fix. Places of interest to visit in Brunei, among others: Palace Nurul Iman palace is the world's largest palace still inhabited by the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and his family. It is said that the palace which costs about 600 billion dollars and an area of approximately 200,000 m2 has 1778 rooms, 257 bathrooms, 5 swimming pools, 110 car garage, hall for 400 guests, 18 elevators, and a mosque. Unfortunately, this palace is only 'open up' during Hari Raya Idul Fitri, when the people of Brunei are given the opportunity to Be hospitable to the Sultan and the Sultan's family.

The Royal Regalia Building Royal Regalia Building built in 1992 to commemorate the anniversary of the appointment of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah became a leader of the Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam. Inside the building is also a museum there are various royal collections, such as crown and royal robes and oversized clothing worn while giving the title for the Emperor.

Masjid Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque was completed in 1958 which was named after the Sultan Omar Ali Saiffuddien is one proud enough mosques in Southeast Asia. Name adapted from the name of the mosque the Sultan of Brunei to the 28 which is known as the father of Modernization Brunei. Made from the best materials in the world, including marble from Italy, granite from Shanghai, stained glass and chandeliers from England, and carpets from the Arab and Belgium.

Construction of the mosque seemed to float above the artificial lake on the edge of the river near Kampong Ayer, Brunei to shape resembles a boat. The museum is located in the Brunei River is holding many of the Islamic heritage that is priceless. Various calligraphy, the Koran, ceramics, carpets and various stories about the history of Brunei as an oil-producing countries. There are also many ethnic objects unique Borneo. Jami Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque is also known as Kiarong Mosque, is the largest mosque in Brunei Darussalam are made to commemorate 25 years of government of Brunei. It looks elegant mosque with golden dome surrounded by beautiful gardens and fountains in the vicinity, making a visit to the mosque is dear to pass up

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Singapore National Museum of Singapore

National Museum of Singapore is Singapore's oldest museum with the spirit of innovation was the youngest and most innovative. Designed to be a public museum, the National Museum of Singapore prides itself in introducing sophisticated museums and a variety of ways of presenting history to redefine conventional museum experience. More than just a room for exhibitions and artefacts, the Museum will also distinguish itself through a challenging and vibrant festivals and events which will cut off the creative possibilities in culture and heritage.

This program is supported by various facilities and services, including the F & B, retail, Resource Center, Gallery Theater and the Public Sculpture Garden among others. With its history first established in 1887, the National Museum building was officially opened to the public on December 7, 2006 following the reconstruction of 3 years.

The museum is divided into 2 main sections: Singapore History Gallery and Singapore Living Galleries. Singapore Living Galleries itself is divided into 4 themes: Fashion, Food, Film & Wayang and Photography. In the gallery, visitors can see the various costumes worn by women of various ages.

Visitors also can see and understand the process of how the clothes are made in the back room. Gallery Film & Wayang, visitors can see and watch old movies from the three big screens, movie equipment and listen to movie theme songs.

In the back room, visitors will be impressed with the Chinese opera costumes and accessories worn by opera actor. Food Gallery, visitors can see and feel the spirit of Singapore's street life of the display objects associated with food and sound installations, such as satay, nasi ayam , etc.

In the back room, visitors can see and even smell the aroma of spices entice shown. Gallery Photography, visitors can see some family portraits, a collection of albums and old photographs. This gallery illustrates the local life of Singapore through photographs and precious images of life through pictures artifacts.local photographs and precious artifacts. Singapore History Gallery, visitors can experience a major event in the history of Singapore as well as personal stories of people who witnessed history. This gallery tells adopt an approach guided by a sophisticated audio-visual.

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Lake Toba is a volcanic lake of 100km x 30km in North Sumatra, Sumatra, Indonesia. In the middle there is a volcanic island called Samosir Island. Lake Toba has long become an important tourist destination in North Sumatra, Bukit Lawang addition and Nias, attract domestic and foreign tourists.

It is estimated that Lake Toba explosion occurred at about 73000-75000 years ago and is the eruption Supervolcano (super volcano) the most recent. Bill Rose and Craig Chesner from Michigan Technological University estimate that the materials are thrown volcanic mountain of 2800km3, with ignimbrit and 800km3 rock 2000km3 estimated volcanic ash blown into the west for 2 weeks.

This incident caused mass death and in some species was also followed by extinction. According to some DNA evidence, this eruption also reduced the number to about a thousand men only. After the eruption, the caldera formed which then fills with water and became what is now known as Lake Toba. Upward pressure of magma that has not come out cause the emergence of Samosir Island.

One of the wonders of the world were in plain sight, Lake Toba.!, Complete your visit to Disneyland Lumban Balige Silintong Toba Samosir, the highest companion Elizabeth Simanjuntak didunia.Berikut reports directly from Lumban Silintong Balige. To be free to enjoy the beauty of Lake Toba, I purposely came after Saturday (14 / 6) early in the morning to Lumban Silintong, before Wita café, café Bethesda, café-café and others along the shores of Lake Toba Silintong Lumban beach is always crowded with visitors who. Summer, beach tourism object that disambangi Silintong Lumban many families every Saturday and Sunday outside biasa.

crowded course, summer in Toba Samosir particularly earth Balige fairly long, about 9 bulan.Selebihnya cold rainy season is "frozen". From the café, a café along the coast Lumban Silintong, seems Harbor Balige, Samosir Island and the mountain chain lined chimney visible even Toba Pulp Lestari in Porsea, however, it can be seen all in one sweep of the eye. From a distance looking passenger ships menujuh Samosir island, there are many options to enjoy Disneyland with easy and cheap, for one, visit one of the cafes along the coast Lumban Silintong, sit back while ordering a glass of juice with the naked eye just seeing issue " koce "sepulu coins ribuhan, we can observe the magnitude of lake so widely spread, is also fun to enjoy not only natural beauty, tourism Toba also provided another attraction. What are they? The atmosphere was cool, calm, feels so comfortable to live in Lake Toba.

From the height of the hill across the road down to Parapat, we can look at the expanse of blue water like a vast ocean. Overland travel fatigue more than four hours of direct Medan vanished. In simple shops down the street who, many travelers spend hours looking at the natural wonders of Lake Toba, sipping coffee with relish. The wind was blowing breeze to add fresh atmosphere. Lake Toba is the largest lake in Southeast Asia is indeed stunning. It is estimated that the lake was formed due to the eruption Supervolcano about 75 thousand years ago. After the explosion occurred, which later formed the caldera filled with water and become lakes.

Upward pressure of magma that has not come out cause the emergence of Samosir Island. The lake is located 906 meters above sea level, measuring about 1,700 square meters. Toba was surrounded by green hills with cadasnya walls. Samosir Island in the middle of the lake is still there anymore. So there is a lake on the lake. Once the foot set foot in Parapat, much can be done travelers to enjoy the lake and surrounding nature. Want to swim, boat, around the lake, or just watching the water. All the fun.

Travelers can also go to Samosir Island. From Parapat, available transportation ferries leave every hour to the village of Tomok. Tomok is the main village on the east coast of Samosir. This village is one tourist destination. In Tomok among others there are some old traditional houses and tombs of King Sidabutar complex. If you want around the lake also can rent a motor boat. Accommodations from simple to five-star hotels are widely available. To eat would not have to bother. Restaurants, restaurants, and cafes scattered. Want to make souvenirs souvenirs? Travelers with easy to get in Parapat, or also on the island of Samosir.

Lake Toba can be reached from the city of Medan with private cars, rental car or public transport. From Medan Parapat pass through the High Ridge and Siantar. Can also route Causeway Ancient village, Karo until Brastagi. Scenery along the way is not less interesting. Long been a mainstay of Lake Toba, North Sumatra tourism. This lake, but also attract tourists to the famous overseas. Lake Toba''The potential is really incredible. But tourism here dropped since the 1997 crisis,''complained Sipanganbolon Girsang Head, Jonni Saragih. As an illustration, Saragih said, in 1996 the hotel occupancy rate in Parapat reach 80 to 90 percent. Now reduced to only 25 to 30 percent.

If it had a lot of foreign tourists, is now the number can be counted on the fingers. Frankly''we almost give up on this situation,''she admitted. Terpuruknya Toba tour, in addition to the crisis was also aggravated by smog, the fall in Sibolangit Garuda, Bali bombings, the tsunami in Aceh sampat. Last''spread rumors that a big eruption will occur in Lake Toba. This makes people scared to come here,''said Saragih still visibly upset. Be present the enchanting Lake Toba miserable. Left admirers. He is like a sleeping angel. Beauty covered, although not yet faded.

Village Tomok example, people who used to rely on the lives of many of the tourism sector is now re-farming. ''Now comes a bit, not like before,''said one trader Linda clothes near the tomb of King Sidabutar in Tomok. The beauty of Toba is now not strong enough to bring in tourists. Plus, Saragih said, they felt dianaktirikan by the central government in the matter of tourism promotion. ''In a very little promotion. Moreover, with this autonomy, local capacity is very limited.''Hardyanto Hasono, tourism actors who are also officials said ASITA Jakarta is now Lake Toba can not expect much from foreign tourists.

It was said that Disneyland tour package is no longer on sale in Europe. ''I think it's time for the perpetrator of tourism in North Sumatra thinking about other markets. For example Malaysia and China. So do not ever expect us to sell to Europe,''he said. Besides Malaysia market, Hardyanto also suggested that the potential of local tourists are being developed. ''I think the local tourist market is huge, but it had to work hard,''he said. Saragih said, is the potential for tourism in Lake Toba could be developed. That among other things can be done through the coordination of seven districts around Lake Toba. Should''coordination at the provincial level is more enhanced,''he suggested.

In addition to natural attractions, Toba he has another attraction. Namely the culture Samosir Island, North Tapanuli with spiritual tourism, and tourism Toba himself into history. What is meant by historical attractions Saragih, President Megawati has launched the construction of Bung Karno Monument in 2004. But until now there was no realization. ''Now we bill on the president's promise now, because this government's commitment,''firmly Saragih. ak only a matter of declining tourists, the beauty of Toba is now also facing a threat. Lake Toba ecosystem of the area is threatened by water hyacinth plants which cover the surface of many lakes.

Another threat, Saragih said, is the pig farm in Salbe, District Purba. Livestock waste dumped into the lake feared to disrupt lake ecosystems in the long run. Another threat is the impact of the many floating keramba to preserve fish. Nila fish maintenance was carried out by Swiss PMA. Maintenance of fish in this buoyant keramba using fish-shaped pellets. The remains exhaust can cause heavy metal deposits in the lake. From the top of the hill, when the sun was almost drowned, the reflection of red light is refracted in the lake area. What a fascinating sight. Unfortunately now there is not much to enjoy .

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