A couple days ago when i was reading TIME, i found an article about Pulau Macan near Jakarta, which TIME compliment it as "Best Weekend Getaways". frankly speaking, it was the first time i ever heard about Pulau Macan, and somehow that made me feel ashamed about myself. how could a foreigner know better about Indonesia than I do? anyway, it proved that there are so many places in Indonesia which we haven't explored. check the article below; On the tiny resort island of Pulau Macan, about 85 km north of Jakarta, you might not notice the solar panels mounted above the sun-drenched pier, or the energy-efficient lightbulbs tucked into corners of huts. As you snooze in a hammock, no diesel generator disturbs your peace. Instead, energy comes from an incongruously bright red battery bank behind the clubhouse. Fed electricity by the pier's solar panels, which rotate to follow the sun, it provides power for the entire island.
It's a matter of administrative irony that pristine Pulau Macan falls in an area that technically is part of Jakarta — a sprawling megacity with a distinct lack of ecological cred. Resort guests typically board the boat around 8 a.m. on Saturday for the 90-minute journey and return the next day by about 4 p.m. That might sound like a very short break, but, oh, what a difference a day and a half can make. Near the island, which takes minutes to walk or paddle around, corals teeming with life make for excellent snorkeling. You can take a boat to a neighboring islet — also part of the resort — that's uninhabited and has soft white-sand beaches. At night, you sleep in one of the handful of huts dotting the island, some of which are open and face directly out to sea. When the environmental netherworld of Jakarta gets too much, this slice of environmental heaven beckons. See pulaumacan.com for more. News Source: TIME Photo Source : moque-something
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