Bratang Flora Park, Surabaya’s Pollution Shield

Deers in Flora Park, BratangWhen we walk along the side of this 2.5 hectares park, nothing is special. Thing that’s eye-catching for me was only the tall trees view, such view that will connect us to something chilly and peace, even the park is in the middle of city’s traffic (and pollution!). The Flora Park or Kebun Bibit Bratang is more than we thought at first glance. Continue Reading →

Luwak Coffee, the Most Expensive Coffee in the World

Luwak loves the fine coffee fruitDon’t claim yourself a coffee lover or a gourmet if you never drank luwak coffee. Yes, luwak coffee. Or kopi luwak in Indonesian. It’s not a kind of coffee made from luwak (palm civet a.k.a. Paradoxurus hermaphroditus). Just, the production process involves civets. This little mammal lives on the trees and eats the chosen coffee fruit. And it takes only a healthy civet to produce good quality coffee bean. Continue Reading →

Adorn Your Garden with These Monkeys

A line of Monkey Furs

At first glance, what did you see in picture beside? Maybe a line of monkeys. But they are not real monkeys. These are sort of plants from Sumatra which has a body texture like monkey’s fur. That’s why we call it Monkey Fur (or Bulu Monyet in Indonesian). Actually, more like orangutan to me. However, we never met these plants outside the jungle of Sumatra, one of Indonesian islands. Continue Reading →