Photo Hunting Trip in Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia 13-16 May 2012


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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

Itinerary:

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

Farewell Dinner

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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 airline
12 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

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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.

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Ambon is an area of Indonesia seldom visited by tourists:

From Wikipedia:
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
 

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Team Leaders for this trip are our Indonesian friends

Kristupa Saragih, founder of fotografer.net (perfect english speaking)
and
Bung Zairin “Embong” Salampessy
 

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because of the Singapore to Indonesia international flights ..... this will likely be a 6 day trip in total for CS'ers giving ONE DAY to arrive and rest in Jakarta and ONE DAY to get back to Jakarta before returning to Singapore the next day
 

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Email from Kristupa :

"............Some people, especially who live in the western part of Indonesia, feel that the eastern part is far away whereas it has a lot of world-class exotic landscapes. Many lovely beaches spread around the area.

Henceforth, we would like to invite Clubsnap to come to Ambon, capital of Maluku Province, to join in the Fotografer.net Hunting Series 2012. Let’s visit “Ambon Manise” and capture its fabulous nature, simpleness of its people and cultural diversity.

Since our event coincides with the Pattimura Festival, we will hunt for photos in this torch parade symbolizing the struggle of Ambon people against colonialism and to live together peacefully in diversity. Besides, several legendary beaches of Ambon is also included in a must-capture list. If you have never been in Ambon, it’s the best time to do photo hunting as you will be accompanied by Kristupa Saragih who has already been very familiar with Ambon.

Here is the itinerary:

Day 1: Sunday, May 13

Arriving in Ambon

Dinner for all participants



Day 2: Monday, May 14

Sunrise hunting at Lawena Beach

To Natsepa Beach

Galala area, a traditionally dried-salted fish processing

Sunset hunting at the famous statue of Christina Martha Tyahahu



Day 3: Tuesday, May 15

Hunting at torch parade of Pattimura Festival (from predawn til morning)

To Pintu Kota, Latuhalat (in the afternoon)

Sunset hunting at Ujung Tanjung Latuhalat



Day 4: Wednesday, May 16

To Tulehu, Waay and Liang

Farewell dinner



The charge includes transportation, accomodation, meals and guide; but it excludes air ticket (and airport tax) fom your place to Ambon. If the cost is in fact lower than the estimation, cash-back will be applied.

Limited to 5 participants from Clubsnap

Photo hunting companions:

Kristupa Saragih
Zairin “Embong” Salampessy



Registration:

Deadline: Sunday, May 6


Accomodation:

Twin-sharing at Imperial Inn, Tanah Tinggi, Ambon. If single-occupancy is desired, there is additional charge IDR 1,200,000 per person.

Include in Your Bag:

Rain coat, anti-mosquito ointment, flashlight, sweater


 

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As MUCH as I enocurage participation in this trip...... I also want to advise that anyone going MUST purchase appropriate insurance coverage for oneself to cover ALL situations
 

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