Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Bunaken, the pearl of north sulawesi

Bunaken, manado can be reach by direct flight from Jakarta, Bali, Singapore.

The Bunaken National Marine Park lies just of the coast off Manado, north Sulawesi, was formally established in 1991 and is among the first of Indonesia's growing system of marine parks. The park covers a total surface area of 89,065 hectares, 97% of which is overlain by sparkling clear, warm tropical water. The remaining 3% of the park is terrestrial, including the five islands of Bunaken, Manado Tua, Mantehage, Nain and Siladen. Although each of these islands has a special character, it is the aquatic ecosystem that attracts most naturalists.

Bunaken Island, right in the heart of the award-winning Bunaken Marine Park, the diving offers beautiful corals, lots of fish, amazing small critters, and some larger exciting creatures including reef sharks, turtles and barracudas.

The Bunaken - Manado Tua National Marine Park geographically located in Indo Pacific region and holds the richest marine diversity on the planet, where the Bunaken island is considered to be one of the top diving destinations.

Bunaken island received some publicity when the marine biologist Dr. Mark Erdmann found a living Coelacanth here, a specie of fish some 60 million years old and have never been seen before.
Bunaken Island is the main island of the theMarine National Park and became famous through it's world class diving and snorkling spots.

The 5 island were established as marine park in 1991.
Indeed, Bunaken was identified as home for more fish species than even the Great Barrier Reef by the International Oceanographic Institute. There are quite many phantastic places around Bunaken Island but also on the neighbouring Islands and the mainland are wonderful places, wich you should not miss.
bunaken liang beach
bunaken sunset

bunaken underwater life
A high diversity on corals, fish and special underwater creatures.
Bunaken National Marine Park is chosen as a one of "10 Top Snorkeling Spots" in the world by Forbes

The waters around Bunaken island are home to dolphins, whales, turtles, sharks, rays, sea snakes, sea cows, barracudas, tunas and the list goes on.
Bunaken was identified as home for more fish species than even the Great Barrier Reef by the International Oceanographic Institute.

Water temperatures in Bunaken island vary between 27-30 degrees Celsius all year around with a visibility generally between 20 40 meters

There are many options for guest to take advantage of the outstanding snorkeling opportunities just 100 meters in front of the resort, at dawn or night above the magnificent drop-offs.
Remote, unspoiled, Bunaken with its stunningly romantic settings, private beach and extraordinary house reef makes an excellent choice for couples, groups of friends, families, divers and non-divers alike.


Anggun Snow on the sahara

Anggun Cipta Sasmi is an Indonesian singer/songwriter with French citizenship. Having already had tremendous success in her homeland Indonesia since she was 12, she decided to pursue an international career and left Indonesia in 1994.
After a year in London, she settled in Paris, France and met producer Erick Benzi, who later helped her sign a record deal with Sony Music France and recorded her first French album, Au Nom de la Lune, in 1996.

In late 1997, Anggun made a history for being the first Asian artist to break into international music scene by releasing her first international album Snow on the Sahara in Europe, Asia, and America. This album produced her biggest hit to date, “Snow on the Sahara”. To date, Anggun has sold over 16 million copies of records and has become the most successful Asian artist outside Asia.

Anggun gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Kirana on November 8, 2007 in Paris, by her relationship with French writer, Cyril Montana.

Anggun bikini shot

Name: Anggun
Birth name: Anggun Cipta Sasmi
Date of birth: April 29, 1974
Place of birth: Jakarta, Indonesia
Height: 163cm
Horoscope: Taurus
Professional: Singer, song-writer

the best of Anggun photos ever published, so beautiful, elegance, the cream of javanese beauty


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