Traditional Flower Markets in Berastagi, North Sumatra


one corner of the traditional flower market

one corner of the traditional flower market


Blooms plucked across Karo plateau pop up at Berastagi, one of the traditional flower market in North Sumatra. It’s wholesale, meaning the fragrant piles of tuberoses, gladiolus, carnation, and lilies appears every corner of the market. Bright yellow chrysanthemums, a favorite for traditional bouquets. This market open at 06:00 AM until 01:00 PM



Sumatra Orangutans are Critically Endangered, Bukitlawang, North Sumatra, Indonesia

There are less than 7.000 Sumatran orangutans left in the wild, and the population is declining every year. The main reasons for their decline like the expansion of oil-palm and rubber plantations into forest areas, unsustainable/illegal logging, habitat fragmentation leading to isolated populations and forest fires and hunting and poaching for the illegal pet trade. Orangutans the largest tree-dwelling(arboreal) mammal in the world and share 96,4 % of our genes. Orangutans spent most of their lives in the forest canopy, each night building a new nest in which to sleep.

Orangutans breed more slowly than any other mammal. On average, a mother will have a baby only once every  6-8 years – the time it takes the young to learn all the necessary skills for survival in the forest. Such a long breeding process makes it very difficult for orangutans to recover from any population declines.

So, save our Forest to save our Orangutan…       Orangutans are part of nature

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Perjalanan ke Tanah Batak Toba

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