At the north-end of Jatiluhur Dam, Purwakarta, lush trees at the foothill of Mount Lembu that descends to the giant reservoir makes perfect habitat for bird and lizard. Shading between the trunks and wriggling roots, these animals once in a while appear to seek food and water, and that is precisely when the danger awaits them.
Costa Atlantica picked Singapore as the port of origin in one of its cruise line maiden journeys in Southeast Asia. In the late evening that does not differ much in temperature than in daylight, it set sail to two cities along the Strait of Malacca—the city of Malacca and Penang—and ended its journey in Phuket Island.
For the past week, Jakartans enjoyed more air and space in the city as millions packed their shirts to their hometowns for the country’s longest holiday period at the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan. In just a matter of days, the air is about to thin out again as the mass exodus are now returning with new addition of newcomers.