Lapang Islanders in Indonesia

"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."

(Live Kryon Channelings was given 7 times within the United Nations building.)

Question: Dear Kryon: I live in Spain. I am sorry if I will ask you a question you might have already answered, but the translations of your books are very slow and I might not have gathered all information you have already given. I am quite concerned about abandoned animals. It seems that many people buy animals for their children and as soon as they grow, they set them out somewhere. Recently I had the occasion to see a small kitten in the middle of the street. I did not immediately react, since I could have stopped and taken it, without getting out of the car. So, I went on and at the first occasion I could turn, I went back to see if I could take the kitten, but it was to late, somebody had already killed it. This happened some month ago, but I still feel very sorry for that kitten. I just would like to know, what kind of entity are these animals and how does this fit in our world. Are these entities which choose this kind of life, like we do choose our kind of Human life? I see so many abandoned animals and every time I see one, my heart aches... I would like to know more about them.

Answer: Dear one, indeed the answer has been given, but let us give it again so you all understand. Animals are here on earth for three (3) reasons.

(1) The balance of biological life. . . the circle of energy that is needed for you to exist in what you call "nature."

(2) To be harvested. Yes, it's true. Many exist for your sustenance, and this is appropriate. It is a harmony between Human and animal, and always has. Remember the buffalo that willingly came into the indigenous tribes to be sacrificed when called? These are stories that you should examine again. The inappropriateness of today's culture is how these precious creatures are treated. Did you know that if there was an honoring ceremony at their death, they would nourish you better? Did you know that there is ceremony that could benefit all of humanity in this way. Perhaps it's time you saw it.

(3) To be loved and to love. For many cultures, animals serve as surrogate children, loved and taken care of. It gives Humans a chance to show compassion when they need it, and to have unconditional love when they need it. This is extremely important to many, and provides balance and centering for many.

Do animals know all this? At a basic level, they do. Not in the way you "know," but in a cellular awareness they understand that they are here in service to planet earth. If you honor them in all three instances, then balance will be the result. Your feelings about their treatment is important. Temper your reactions with the spiritual logic of their appropriateness and their service to humanity. Honor them in all three cases.

Japan's Antarctic whaling hunt ruled 'not scientific'

Japan's Antarctic whaling hunt ruled 'not scientific'
Representatives of Japan and Australia shake hands at the court in The Hague. (NOS/ANP) - 31 March 2014
"Fast-Tracking" - Feb 8, 2014 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll) - (Reference to Fukushima / H-bomb nuclear pollution and a warning about nuclear > 20 Min)

China calls for peaceful settlement of maritime disputes

China calls for peaceful settlement of maritime disputes
Wang Min, China's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, speaks during a meeting to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the enforcement of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, at the UN headquarters in New York, on June 9, 2014. The Chinese envoy on Monday called for a harmonious maritime order, saying that maritime disputes should be settled through negotiation between the parties directly involved. (Xinhua/Niu Xiaolei)

UNCLOS 200 nautical miles vs China claimed territorial waters

UNCLOS 200 nautical miles vs China claimed territorial waters

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Feature: Indonesia, paradise for divers

By Bambang Purwanto

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Divers all over the world must come to Indonesia which offers a diversity of dive sites and is home to incredibly beautiful underwater panoramas inhabited by various species of sea biota like unique coral reefs and fishes.

Indonesia is now promoting certain areas such as Bali, North Sulawesi, West Sumatra and Gorontalo as havens for divers seeking adventure in the deep seas of the archipelagic country.

It has turned out that Indonesia`s main tourist destination, Bali, is not only rich in cultural tourist attractions but also a paradise for divers as its underwater sceneries are wonderful with a lot of sea biota, including colorful fishes and coral reefs.

Divers of all levels are recommended to visit Bali which has several areas rich in fantastic underwater views like Tulamben, Pemuteran and Lembongan.

Tulamben offers daily diving at up to 16 dive sites suitable for divers of all levels of experience, including the world renowned Liberty Wreck which is still one of Bali`s most celebrated dive sites. Night diving is a highlight in Tulamben.

Pemuteran has up to 15 dive sites suitable for divers of all experience levels. It also offers excellent boat diving and great shore dives for macro lovers in Secret Bay and Puri Jati.

In the meantime, West Sumatra is promoting turtle breeding locations as one of its top tourist attractions.

West Sumatra province is rich in marine tourism spots as it has at least seven districts/cities which have coastal areas where tourists can enjoy surfing and diving activities. One such region is Pesisir Selatan district, the head of West Sumatra province`s Office of Tourism, Arts and Culture, H James Hellyward, once said.

"We also have places where tourists can see a more unique thing , namely , the turtle breeding process. For such an experience, why should we go to Brazil? Let`s go to Pulau Penyu (Turtle Island) in West Sumatra," James Hellyward told ANTARA.

The provincial tourism office will involve local fishermen in its effort to develop the turtle breeding process as a tourist attraction as they know precisely when turtles come ashore to lay eggs, James said, adding that the most interesting period is during a full moon.

Divers can also find a dive haven in Gorontalo province where they can observe the most complex underwater rock formations and clusters of dramatic buttresses alternate with deep chutes.

Holes, crevasses, fissures and caverns chock up coral walls in the underwater world of the province where pinnacles and muck basins are common. Divers can also see whales, large rays, shallow coral gardens and dolphine in the waters of Gorontalo.

About the beautiful underwater tourist resort, the head of Gorontalo`s Tourism Office, Henry Freddy Djuuna, once said the province`s submarine wealth should be developed as a national marine park like the one in Bunaken, North Sulawesi.

It is undeniable that North Sulawesi is a paradise for divers and snorkelers who can enjoy the beauty of the famous Bunaken National Park with its impressive, completely overgrown steep walls.

People can dive in at least three different dive areas where they can find enermous sponges, big schools of fish, turtles, sharks and a wealth of smaller creatures in between the abundant corals.

"North Sulawesi has special dive sites where smaller creatures measuring between 5 millimeters and one centimeter long are to be found. Certain fishes are only visible with a macro camera," Anwar Pataria who is a diving instructor of the Thalassa dive center in Manado, North Sulawesi, recently said at the Asia Dive Expo which took place from April 18 to 20 , 2008, in Singapore.

According to Anwar, North Sulawesi is rich in fish species as ghost pipe fish, nudibranch fish and scorpion fish as well as Mandarin fish which usually comes out at 5 pm local time.


Indonesia promoted its dive sites at the Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) 2008 in Singapore from April 18 to 20 , 2008, during which many divers from different countries expressed their enthusiastic interest in visiting a number of the country`s areas offering underwater adventures.

Among the enthusiasts was a Singaporean national, Simon Tiong who likes Bali very much for its people`s hospitality, cultural tourist sites and beautiful natural endowments, including marine and dive sites.

"I will go to Bali in July this year to visit a number of tourist sites including those in Nusa Penida to experience sea adventures," Simon who almost every year visits Bali said at the Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) recently.

According to Simon, he wished to go to Bali with his friends including those who are tour operators and to tell them about the beauty of Indonesia`s main resort island.

Meanwhile, I Made Wirawan who is a master instructor of PADI (Professional Diving Instructors` Association) said at the Bali stand at ADEX that Simon told him that he was very interested in Bali and was planning to visit the resort island in July this year.

"He is so interested in Bali. His house in Singapore is even full of decorations from Balinese culture," Wirawan told ANTARA.

Wirawan said Simon was actually an individual tourist but he had a lot of friends including those serving as tour operators so that he was expected to bring many tourists to Bali when visiting the province.

At ADEX, Bali province introduced marine tourist sites, especially underwater tourist sites in different places in the province, including Pemuteran, Lembongan and Tulamben.

After visiting the Bali stand at ADEX 2008, Margaret Flierman from Australia was also planning to Bali to see the unique Mola-mola fish in July.

"Mola-mola fish is an interesting species. Every sea fish is interesting but mola mola fish has some special characteristics. I will go to Bali to see the fish in July or October," said Margaret who likes diving a lot.

Mola-mola fish is a seasonal fish which appears only between July and October.

Meanwhile, Jacky who runs a dive school with about 1,000 students, will also visit Bali in June this year to enable his students to practice diving and to see Mola-mola fish.

"I`ll bring about 30 students to Bali to see Mola-mola. It will be very interesting," Jacky said when visiting the Bali stand at ADEX 2008.

Meanwhile, coordinator of Indonesia`s participation in ADEX 2008, Betty Anita, said the country`s participation in the event was part of efforts to promote the Visit Indonesia Year 2008 program.

She said the Indonesian delegation to the ADEX 2008 included the Marine Tourism Association of the Republic of Indonesia, Gorontalo province`s tourism office, West Sumatra province`s tourism office and Bali province`s tourism office.

The Culture and Tourism Ministry launched the Visit Indonesia Year (VIY) 2008 on December 26, 2007.

Indonesia had also promoted its tourism potentials through a Visit Indonesia Year program in 1991.

Surfing lures more foreign tourists to come to W Sumatra

By Bustanuddin

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Many foreign tourists have arrived in Mentawai Island district in West Sumatra province in their preparation to enjoy surfing in the offshore district waters which was frequently selected as host for World Champions Surfing Series event.

The tourists, among others coming from United States, Australia, Britain and Austria, arrived at the island by ferry or hiring boats after landing at Minangkabau International Airport (BIM) in Padang Pariaman district.

Martin Daly, head of world surfing agent, Indies Trader Marine Adventures from Australia said in Padang, capital of West Sumatra recently that ocean waves in Mentawai waters have the most consistent movements among the well known surfing locations in the world.

There are about 400 spot surfing with almost six-meter high of the ocean waves which can be used by the surfers, Zulkarlin, head of Mentawai Island district tourist office told Antara.

"The flow of tourist visits to Mentawai always increases annually and in 2007, the amount reaches about 12 thousand people for surfing," Zulkarlin said, adding that the local government had established six resorts including Makaroni in Silabu Island, Kandui in Nyang Nyang Island, Saraina Koat Mentawai in Pulau Karang Majang, Alloyta in Simakakang Island, and Surfing Ground di Katiet in a bid to make the tourists feel comfortable.

According to Zulkarlin, 60 percent of about 12,000 surfers were Australian citizens, 39 percent from the U.S. Brazil, Europe, Asia, and one percent is Indonesian surfers.

"We are waiting for investors to set up more resorts in Mentawai and will facilitate them to get licenses," Zufkarlin said.

In the meantime, Martin who has been promoting Mentawai`s sea waves in the world market since 1990, now operating four mini cruise-ships to carry the tourists.

He stated that surfing package price to Mentawai reaches US$2,500 or about 22.5 million rupiah per person for a visit of 20 day-stay. The income from tourism sector constitutes 95 percent of the provincial income, Zulkarlin pointed out.

At present some 46 mini cruise-ships have been made available to help transporting tourists in the Mentawai waters.

Target of tourist visit

In 2008, West Sumatra provincial government set a target of tourist arrivals as many as 131,123 people, with length of stay 4.08 days and daily expenditure amounting US$150 of each person.

"The province is optimistic to reach the target with the support of tourist object diversification," Head of the West Sumatra Tourism, Arts and Culture Office, H James Hellyward, said recently.

West Sumatra as one of tourist resorts in Indonesia has been set as a center of tourist development for western part of Indonesia with series of its tourist resorts.

Several panoramas which are highly attractive to tourists among others Ngarai Sianok in Bukit Tinggi, Lake (Danau) Maninjau, Danau Diatas, Danau Dibawah, Danau Singkarak, Lembah Anai water fall, Ambun Pagi, Carolina Beach, Bungus Beach, Taman Nasional Kerinci Seblat (National Park) and Singgalang volcano.

Cultural attractions among others Pagaruyung Kingdom palace in Batusangkar, which is now undergoing renovation, he said, bringing optimism that West Sumatra will likely reach target of the tourist arrivals due to its cooperation with international events in Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai, India and Japan.

Apart from that another tourism event which will be held in Padang starting from May 30 to June 1, 2008 and tourism promotion through a forum dubbed "Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT)" would also attract more tourists to the region, James said.

According to him, low flight route tariff from Padang to Malaysia and Singapore will also lure many tourists to visit the province.

Padang Immigration office recorded tourists arrivals in 2007 reaching 113,822 people, with a length of stay 4.02 days and daily spending US$130.

As may as 23,213 tourists coming from Malaysia, 1,481 from Singapore, 941 from several countries like US, Britain, the Netherland, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, New Zealand, Switzerland, and 37-400 people from Canada.

West Sumatra has at least seven districts/cities with beaches where tourists can do surfing and diving, for instance, in Pesisir Selatan district, H James Hellyward, said at the Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) which took place in Singapore from April 18 to 20 April.

In addition, Hellyward said West Sumatra has places where tourists can see something more unique, namely the turtle breeding process.

The provincial tourism office would involve local fishermen in its effort to develop its turtle breeding areas as tourist objects as it is they who know precisely when the turtles come ashore to lay their eggs, James said, noting that the most interesting period is during a full moon.

It is expected that the turtles way of laying eggs could lure more foreign tourists to visit West Sumatra which also popularly called Minangkabau.

Minister asks police to dismantle illegal fishing networks

Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA News)- Maritime and Fisheries Minister Freddy Numberi has asked the National Police`s Criminal Investigation Department (Bareskrim) to dismantle the many illegal fishing networks that are believed to be operating in Indonesian waters.


The minister also requested Bareskrim to investigate fish and fuel oil barter activities in which Chinese fishing boats are known to be often engaged in Indonesian waters.


Numberi told ANTARA News about his requests to the police in connection with the apprehension of 26 foreign fishing boats in waters off Papua`s southern coast by an integrated security agencies team last March 16, 2008.


All of the 26 fishing boats, including two Thai-flagged ones, were currently being detained at Timika`s Pomako harbor in Papua.


Numberi said his ministry believed some organization was behind the illegal activities in Indonesian waters and he had asked Bareskrim to bust it and uncover the individuals involved.


It was also reported the foreign fishing vessels used forged documents.

Quake hits Bengkulu waters

Bandarlampung (ANTARA News) - An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale hit the waters off the Bengkulu coast on Sunday morning.

The epicenter of the quake which struck at 08.16 a.m. was 79 km southeast of Mukomuko, north Bengkulu, at a depth of 10 km, the Meteorology and Geophysics Board (BMG) said.

The quake did not have the potential to cause a tsunami, it said.

A magnitude 7.9 quake rocked Bengkulu on Sept 12 last year, killing dozens of people and destroying thousands of houses.

Since then, earthquakes, most of them measuring less than 4 on the Richter scale, jolted the province almost everyday.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Government to end port operator`s monopoly despite protest

Jakarta (ANTARA News/Asia Pulse) - The government and the House of Representatives are set to pass a new maritime bill into law calling for an end to the monopoly of state port operators, despite strong opposition from longshoremen.


The bill will end the monopoly enjoyed by PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo) I, II, III and IV at 112 major ports in the country. Around 10,000 longshoremen led by the port labor union (SPPI) are set to stage a strike today when the House holds a plenary session on the bill potentially disrupting exports.


Chairman of the Commission V Ahmad Muqowam said in principle both the House and the government had approved the bill and that it would be passed into law today.