Indonesian photography forum fotografer.net is organizing a photo hunting trip to the Ambon area of the Maluku islands in Indonesia from 13-16 May 2012.
Their TOTAL group size for this trip is 15 pax and they have kept 5 slots open for Clubsnappers.
If you are keen please send me a PM asap
Day 1: Wednesday, May 13, 2012
Participants arrive in Ambon
Dinner with all participants
Day 2: Monday, May 14, 2012
Hunting sunrise Lawena Coast
To Coast Natsepa
Galala area, manufacturing traditional fish sauce (afternoon)
Hunting sunset at the Statue of Martha Christina Tyahahu
Day 3: Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Fair torch procession Pattimura (early morning s / d am)
To Gate City, Latuhalat (day by afternoon)
Hunting sunset in Ujung Tanjong Latuhalat
Day 4: Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Down Tulehu, Waay and Liang
How to get there ?
Meeting point is Imperial Inn Hotel in Ambon, if the participants wish to arrange their own flight itinerary
Otherwise, the Suggested flight plan:
1. Garuda Indonesia - Garuda Indonesia - FN HQ team fllies
this airline12 May GA 837 ETD Singapore 20:20 ETA Jakarta 21:10
13 May GA 640 ETD Jakarta 00:45 ETA Ambon 07:35 - via stopover in Makassar
Or you can book a Silkair flight to Makassar and connect from Makassar to Ambon when GA640 transits there
2. Lion Air Lion Air - We Make People Fly
12 May JT 159 ETD Singapore 21:20 ETA Jakarta 22:05
13 May JT 790 ETD Jakarta 01:30 ETA Ambon 07:00 nonstop
3. Sriwijaya Air Sriwijaya Air :: Your Flying Partner :: Online Booking & Payment - Tiket dan Penerbangan Murah - Penerbangan Domestik dan Internasional - One of Indonesian Leading Airline - e-Ticket Purchase | Sriwijaya Air
13 May SJ 592 ETD Jakarta 05:30 ETA Ambon 12:05 - stopover Makassar
You might have to stay overnight in Jakarta prior to departure
How much does this cost?
The LAND COST is S$480 per pax NETT
Includes: land cost, meals, land transport, accomodation, entrance tickets
Excludes: flight ticket - FN can provide service to arrange airline ticket without additional fee if you wish
AIR TICKET COSTS - DOMESTIC INTERNAL FLIGHTS
Garuda Indonesia rate at about Rp.3.127.000 (SGD 425) at the highest economy class.
For regular rate may reach Rp.2.500.000 (SGD 338) for Jakarta-Ambon one way fare.
Lion Air from Rp.2.830.000 - 3.100.000 (SGD 383 - 420) for the rate at one way.
Ambon is an area of Indonesia seldom visited by tourists:
Ambon Island lies off the south-west coast of the much larger Seram island. It is on the north side of the Banda Sea, part of a chain of volcanic isles that form a circle around the sea. It is 51 km (32 mi) in length, and is of very irregular shape, being almost divided into two. The south-eastern and smaller portion, a peninsula (called Leitimor) is united to the northern (Hitoe) by a narrow neck of land. Ambon city lies on the north-west of Leitimor, facing Hitoe, and has a safe harbor on Amboina Bay.
The highest mountains, Wawani 1,100 m (3,600 ft) and Salahutu 1,225 m (4,019 ft), have hot springs and solfataras. They are volcanoes, and the mountains of the neighboring Uliaser islands, extinct volcanoes. Granite and serpentine rocks predominate, but the shores of Amboina Bay are of chalk, and contain stalactite caves.
Wild areas of Ambon Island are covered by tropical rainforest, part of the Seram rain forests ecoregion, together with neighboring Seram. Seram, Ambon, and most of Maluku are part of Wallacea, the group of Indonesian islands that are separated by deep water from both the Asian and Australian continents, and have never been linked to the continents by land.
As a result of this isolation, Ambon has few indigenous mammals; birds are more abundant. The insect diversity of the island, however, is rich, particularly in butterflies. Seashells are obtained in great numbers and variety. Tortoise-shell is also exported