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  • Dermaga Perintis with TIC
    Dermaga Perintis with TIC
    by theo1006
  • map of karimunjawa
    map of karimunjawa
    by aalayaa
  • street scene in karimunjawa
    street scene in karimunjawa
    by aalayaa

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    The Tourist Information Centre

    by theo1006 Written May 24, 2009
    Dermaga Perintis with TIC

    Favorite thing: The photo shows what the jetty - named Dermaga Perintis - looks like when you arrive at Karimunjawa harbour. You have to negotiate your way through the crowd coming to unload the cargo.

    The building on the right with the red roof houses the Tourist Information Center (TIC). Do not forget to walk in here. They have nice folders of what to do, an accommodation list and a map of Karimunjawa village, all free. The TIC is only open upon arrival of a boat, the "Muria" or the "Kartini I"!

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    crystal clear water with coral reef

    by aalayaa Written May 23, 2006

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    crystal clear water

    Favorite thing: the abudant coral reef can be found around the islands. they're beautiful and can be seen just from above the water.
    please don't step on them, take care of them, and don't throw garbage on the ocean.
    compare to bali or lombok, the islands are so isolated, sometimes we were the only ones there and the corals are probably still untouched.

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    history

    by aalayaa Written May 23, 2006

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    street scene in karimunjawa

    Favorite thing: from the book sejarah kecil petite histoire indonesia by rosihan anwar:

    at the beginning of 18th century, the islands were pirates's nest. the pirates were usually came from bugis.

    during the dutch colonial time at the beginning of 18th century, a german named von michalovski was sent to clean the pirates from the islands and he became the head of the islands. he built a big house called hoge huis. later, he married a half dutch half timor girl named joanna.

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    some facts about karimunjawa

    by aalayaa Written May 23, 2006

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    map of karimunjawa

    Favorite thing: - karimun jawa is a group of islands located 90 km north east of jepara, central java.
    - there are 27 islands but only 7 of them are inhabitated.
    - the name of the group came from the biggest island's name: karimun jawa.
    - activities you can do there: diving , snorkeling, see turtles , sharks, etc.
    - most of the islands are surrounded by sandy beaches and fringing coral reefs
    - it's a marine nature reserve (cagar alam laut).

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    list of protected inhabitats of karimunjawa

    by ukirsari Updated Jun 22, 2005

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    white sandy beach of ujung gelam (c) ukirsari

    Favorite thing: ~ ecosystem type: rainforest plain with seagrass, algae, mangrove and coral reef
    ~ stands from 27 islands in the chain of archipelago
    ~ specialities vegetation: Crystocalyx macrophyla
    ~ type of algae: green, brown and red
    ~ mangrove with kind of vegetation: Terminalia cattapa, Casuarina equisetifolia, Scaerota frustescens, Strebus asper, Hibiscus tiliaceus and Rhizophora mucronata
    ~ kind of coral reefs: fringing reef, barrier reef and patch reef. stands from 51 genus, 90 types of hard corals and 242 species of fish.
    ~ protected items on the sea: Antiphates spp, Tubipora musica, Cassis cornuta, Charonia tritonis, Nautilus pompillius, Turbo marmoratus and 6 types of kima
    ~ animal on land: Cervus timorensis subspec, Macaca fascicularis karimondjawae, 40 kinds of birds like Ducula aenea, Haliaeetus leucogaster [warning: so rarely found nowadays], Pycnonotus goiavier, Psittacula alexandri, Eretmochelys imbricata, Chelonia mydas and local snake called 'edor'

    * sources: 45 national parks of indonesia and my handbook of marine biology [in the uni, yiippiiiiii after awaiting such a long time >> nice to read it again :) thanks to my professor rp suroso who taught me!!!!]
    * tips: bring your mask and binoculars to see these lists.

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    glyco, greenmice and glittering

    by ukirsari Updated Jun 22, 2005

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    tikus di ember (c) nick ingram

    Fondest memory: well, this is funny story about the main role of this "movie" dalphin and puffin on hols in karimunjawa. why? since we have dependency into some medicine. i am in treatment to get normal redblood cells lifetime [normal people is about 120 days/cell and mine just 90 days/cell] so i have to eat something which addressed "rabbit drops" by dalphin. and the opposite, he has to eat glyco 2 mg due his DNA structure. but it's not big deal for us, we can still enjoy more and more of this trip as usual. but, should be noted, we sometimes smile if remember an article about patients can get halucination because of these medicines. true or false, both of us like to ask to each other, "feel something weird?" and the answer always, "yes, i see the greenmice on the ceiling. and hand weaving and everything can be so glittering." hihihihii, we can not stop laugh if the topic of conversation goes to glyco and rabbit drops. always glittering, greenmice and hand weaving :D

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    thunderstorm!

    by ukirsari Updated Jun 22, 2005

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    pulau karimunbesar (c) ukirsari

    Fondest memory: when i was a kid, the words 'thunderstorm over the ocean' was something gorgeous. and who knows that i got it exactly in the first day [read as: first evening] we're landed at karimunjawa tiny archipelago. did we make mistake in calculating monsoon periods? seems it's not. but the fact, monsoon goes slower than prediction. frightened us? yes and no >> because the thunderstorm itself looks so enchanting. but tidal waves and winds take our sarungs anywhere. funny that in early morning we find it not so far from our cabin :) what a great 'session' from the Almighty!! and the rest of days >> we get clear water and nice weather.

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