Tanjung Puting Seems Interesting: A New Bucket-list? 👀

"Tanjung Puting? What is that.."

..and that's the most common reaction that I got from all the people i've talked to about my traveling plan to Tanjung Puting. It's pathetic enough because Tanjung Puting is the biggest orangutan conservation in the world which located in Central Borneo, Indonesia, but many Indonesian don't know about its existence! 

It's not only about Orangutan (although The park is famous for its orangutan conservation), the park is also home to gibbons, macaques, clouded leopards, sun bears, wild boars, porcupines, and sambar deer. The park also features many reptiles, including crocodiles, monitor lizards, and pythons, birds, including hornbills and kingfishers, and insects, such as the giant Bornean butterfly. It's very... very... interesting, isn't it? 

Just imagine, we're going to Borneo, land of forest and we'll unite with the nature and meet many endangered animals. So.. exciting. 

Knew It from Dee Lestari's Supernova 4

I knew this place exist when I read Dee Lestari's Supernova 4. Well that's a fiction book, but the 'Tanjung Puting' is not a ficitonal place. On that book, the main character traveled the world as a National Geographic's photographer for animals. And Tanjung Puting is the place where she found herself an adventurous soul. At first, I wasn't think that Tanjung Puting is a real place, but eventually I did my research on google and found out that Tanjung Puting is a real place. Well It's pretty weird for me too when I recognize this place as a fictional place -- if this place is a fiction, why did Dee Lestari named it Tanjung Puting wich means 'Nipple Cape'?

Besides Komodo, Orangutan is 'another' the most iconic fauna in Indonesia. Tanjung Puting is their home, Borneo is their land, and it's become more and more interesting since Tanjung Puting has the 'world's biggest orangutan conservation' label on it. I bet it could be a very promising for Indonesia tourism in the future. Well big thanks to Dee Lestari, I've put Tanjung Puting on my Bucket List. 

Famous for Foreigner Tourists, Unfamous for Local Tourist 

It's pathetic, isn't it? I've never met anyone who knows the existence of this place, but Tanjung Puting actually is very popular for foreign tourists. It's pathetic when the tourists have more attention to ourangutan than us, as Indonesian. Well, after went to Toraja last year, I thin I need to go to this Tanjung Puting. It's quite similar when there's no direct flight to that place, when I went to Toraja I need to go to Makassar first and then continued the road trip to Rantepao meanwhile if I want to go to Tanjung Puting then I need to go to Pangkalan Bun First. 

I definitely will add Tanjung Puting to my bucket list. Not only bucket list, but the priority for the 'local place' category. Tanjung Puting is very interesting!

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