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, November 7, 2010

Kiluan Bay: Dolphins and sightseeing

The Jakarta Post, Ani Suswantoro, Contributor, Kiluan, Lampung | Sun, 11/07/2010

The tail of a dolphin is seen in Kiluan Bay.
At the right moment and spot, schools of dolphins
can be seen around the bay. JP/Ani Suswantoro
A few hours away from its capital of Bandarlampung, Lampung province hosts a wide range of tourist destinations.

Tourists have many choices of places to visit. They can visit an elephant training site in Way Kambas where they can travel on top of the pachyderm or visit Bukit Barisan National Park for a visual feast.

If you like the sea, you can go to Tanjung Setia Beach where you can also enjoy the breezes of the Sunda Strait while watching the majesty of Mount Krakatau (but not now though, as the nearby Mount Anak Krakatau is showing signs of volcanic activity).

Another interesting site is Kiluan Bay, where tourist can get a breathtaking sight of wild dolphins swimming and jumping around the bay. Pioneer of the tourism project is ecotourism foundation Cikal, chaired by Riko Stefanus which has been instrumental in introducing the site to the outside world.

Before the establishment of Cikal in 2005, Kiluan was an isolated area.

“Were it not for Pak Riko’s work, we would not have seen any tourists here,” Ketut, 40, a Balinese living in Kiluan, said.

In 2007, a visit by Lampung’s Governor to the location has resulted in the renovation of public facilities, including school buildings. The following year, a wide road was built allowing cars to access the remote place.

An ojek brings visitors through a coconut
plantation to Kiluan Bay. JP/Ani Suswantoro
Kiluan Bay offers extraordinary attractions for visitors. People have a chance to see dolphins swimming and jumping in the bay. Tourists can also watch turtles laying eggs on the beach.

To attract more visitors, local people have also included water sports on the list of attractions, combining recreation and natural beauty. It’s a mixture of the sea with green hills that are teeming with wild animals.

“We can see dolphins all year round, although they are more plentiful from June to July,” Riko said.

Green sea turtles (Chelonia Mydas) and Hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricate) can still found breeding around the beach there, despite earlier times when they were hunted.

Kiluan can be reached by car from Bandar Lampung. Contact Cikal for transportation arrangement. If you want to reach it by sea, you can take a boat from the Lempasing fish auction center in Panjang, Bandar Lampung.

Alternatively, you can rent a car. Please ensure that the driver and the vehicle are in very good condition as the roads connecting Padang Cermin subdistrict and Kiluan Bay are quite challenging.

The road from Bandar Lampung to Padang Cermin is relatively smooth. When you pass the Hanura subdistrict, you can sample the spicy Pindang Kepala Simba fish soup at Ika Restaurant, which is located 50 meters before the Hanura traditional market.

The route from Padang Cermin to Bawang Village is accessible by four-wheel drive. The road is unpredictable — smooth stretches followed by spots of deep puddles.

There are three alternatives when you depart from Bawang Village. If you are adventurous and consider yourself a skilled driver, you may continue to Kiluan Bay. Otherwise you might hire a motorcycle taxi, or walk and leave the vehicle at Bawang.

The long walk can provide you with picturesque pastoral scenes of traditional Lampung houses, coconut trees, green rice fields, cocoa, pepper and coffee plantations.

Bahar, 30, drives his boat to take visitors around
the water of Kiluan Bay to watch dolphins. Mount Anak
Krakatau is seen in the horizon. — JP/Ani Suswantoro
The last five kilometers from Bawang to Kiluan are partly paved with gravel, dirt, and concrete and will really test your driving skill. Parts of the road are steep and often grow muddy or slippery after the rain. You can find a narrow wooden bridge barely passable by a vehicle and a broken bridge that will force you cross a small brook.

The small passage has a sharp turn so drivers should check the direction before going ahead, otherwise their cars could flip over.

“The road to Kiluan will be repaired this year as soon as funds from the provincial administration are available,” said Yaman Aziz from the Lampung’s cultural and tourism office.

In Kiluan, visitors can rent a boat for Rp 250,000 (US$28) for a trip to watch dolphins, visit white sandy beaches or stop by some islands. Most boats are small and can carry only three passengers.

There two species of dolphin in Kiluan Bay: spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris) and common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops Truncattus). They live in warm tropical waters, such as the Indian Ocean, and have chosen Kiluan Bay as a resting point between Semaka to Lampung Bay.

Silhouettes of three people are seen in Kiluan
Bay as the light from the sunset offers a picturesque
scene. — JP/Ani Suswantoro
Dozens — sometimes hundreds — of dolphins surface and frolic at dawn or when the days are cloudy, so watch for them in the early morning. People can stay at cottage for Rp 250,000 a night, while a homestay will cost Rp 100,000. Meals are provided by the owner for Rp 15,000 per person.

I stayed at the Cikal base camp, a simple house nestled right in front of Kiluan Bay. Behind the camp is a hill — home to siamangs (Symphalangus syndactylus), an arboreal , black furred gibbons.

If you’re lucky, you can hear them exchange calls in the morning. Honey bears (Helarctos malayanus), Brahminy kites (Haliastur indus) and various songbirds also inhabit the hilly forest.

Unfortunately, floating trash spoils part of Kiluan’s beauty.

“Yes, some people litter on the beach, but trash also comes from cities along the coast of Lampung Bay and from the open water, carried by the western wind,” Yaman said.

“The paradox with the trash is, some fish, like dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus) and red snappers love to hide under it,” Riko said.

“I think the root of the trash issue can be found in our culture and even deeper in the gears of industrial globalization. Thus, it requires strong initiatives to hit the subliminal thinking of people. I hope ecotourism in Kiluan would have positive outcomes,” said Gregory Simkiss, a 22-years-old American tourist.

Kiluan Bay, the once-isolated and pristine region, is now exposed. Like two sides of a coin, there are blessings and curses. We hope the region gets the blessing! As such, Kiluan’s natural richness is preserved.

— Photos by Ani Suswantoro

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