Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) : Explore Indonesia In Just A Day

When friends asked me what would I recommend to see if they visit Jakarta, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) is undeniably on my top list. Why? TMII is like ‘Indonesia in a small scale’, with each and every famous tourist attractions in Jakarta and all over the country represented; the beaches exempted.So when you visit the […]

Bohol Escapade Series: Bohol Python and Wildlife Park

Ophidiophobia: The Fear of Snakes I don’t like snakes. In fact I am terrified whenever I see one, even on TV. But having been to many zoos, I gradually overcome that fear. The last time I had a close encounter with snakes was during our Bohol Escapade. Part of the itinerary of our countryside tour […]

Bohol Escapade Series: Simply Butterflies Conservation Center

Imagine walking through a beautifully landscaped lush garden with butterflies of different colours flying all around you. This is a dream come true for me at The Simply Butterflies Conservation Center located in Bilar, Bohol. Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t exaggerating. Truth be told, this is my first time visiting a real butterfly garden, […]

Bohol Escapade Series: Close Encounter with the Philippine Tarsier

Meeting the Philippine tarsier (Tarsius syrichta), one of the smallest primates, is a must when visiting the island of Bohol. Why?  First, Philippine tarsiers are considered endangered animals. Second, they are endemic in the southern Philippines islands of Bohol, Samar, Leyte, and in Mindanao. Third, they have the largest eye-to-body ratio of all mammals that […]

Nature Walk at The Jhon’s Aquatic Resort in Cianjur, West Java

A walk in the park is one of my favorite pastimes when I was still in the Philippines.  I usually go to the park every weekend, or even after working hours when I really need to de-stress and soothe my mind. This is what I miss here in Jakarta. Now, don’t get me wrong. Jakarta […]

Kid Friendly Adventures at Taman Safari Indonesia

It’s that time of the year again when Study Visit Season is here. I was quite excited upon knowing that I’ll be visiting Taman Safari again with the Eight Grade Class. I was here last year at around the same month and the areas to visit and shows to watch were still on our list, but as […]

Of Nature and Field Trips

Field trips in the zoo or any nature park is always a big YES! for me. I enjoy nature so much – trees, plants, animals, and even teeny, tiny critters. Except for snakes!!! Bukit Sion School organised simultaneous field trips for Grade 7, 8, and 9 and this time I was assigned to accompany the […]