Sumatera Birdwatching & Culture Tours

Birding Period : February 17th  to February 25th, 2023
Participants : 2 pax (Karsten & Sheila)
Bird Guide : Pak Subandi on Kerinci Seblat National Park , Pak Hariyono  Bird Guide on Way Kambas National Park, Office Escort/Co-Bird Guide :  Charles Roring

Jakarta is the Capital country of Indonesia with the 37 provinces as the hope of the uniqueness Flora, Faunaand culture as well. Cengkareng (CGK=IATA) is an International  airport of Jakarta is one of the arrival gates  in Indonesia. The other arrival gates are KNO Kuala Namo in Medan, I Gusti Ngurah Rai (DPS) in Bali, etc.  Charles arrived from Manokwari on West Papua picked-up by Zaisy Rima’s friend and drop to Orchardz Hotel located on Husein Sastera Negara street

Darwin Sumang met the clients on February 17th, 2023 at the Minangkabau Airport of Padang in the afternoon then drive to Kayu Aro (The area of Jambi Province) about almost 8 hours drive. Arrive in Kayu Aro then transfer to Bintang Kerinci Hotel Kayu Aro. In the morning of February 17th, Charles Rorong went to Kayu Aro directly to meet pak Subandi. The next day February 18th, begin to birding around 9AM to Kerinci Mount with Charles Roring, pak Subandi and his son Budi. On Feb 19th, drive to Sungai Penuh around 6AM then continue to Tapan Road. Arrived  in Sungai Penuh then Charles continue birding to Tapan road meanwhile Darwin prepare the culture attraction to visit. He met Bobi Arisandi as the Chief of Tourism Office in Sungai Penuh (The area of Jambi Provinces). Bobi then asked his staff Benny, Ucup and Fandi to accompany Darwin to visit the Museum (basically this museum is not yet ready), but from this museum we can see the miniature of Masjid Agung Sungai Penuh, the building totally crafted by the local arts. On Feb 20th Charles, pak Subandi and Budi do a fullday birding on Tapan then afterlunch then Sheila did a short visit to Museum and the Masjid Agung as the crafted mosque bulding.  On Feb 21st, return to Padang. For more info you can click  Trip Report  Sumatera 2023

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