Tropic Travelers is a tourism agency based in Banda Aceh Indonesia. Providing some tour packages include bicycle and motorcycle tours, Tropic Travelers bring great adventures! Please visit our website at http://tropic-travelers.org

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

DRESS CODE & ETIQUETTE

Dress Code

In Aceh, you will be treated according to how you dress. Arms and legs must be covered if you are visiting the Moeslem dress area, for example inside the Mosque complex.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

PORT

Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport 

(Indonesia:Bandara Internasional Sultan Iskandar Muda

(IATA: BTJ, ICAO: WITT) It is the airport located 13,5 kilometers southeast of the capital of Aceh province, Banda Aceh. Named after the twelfth sultan of Aceh, Iskandar Muda.
After hit by the devastating Earthquake on December 26, 2004, the airport had been renovated and had 3000-meter runway for wide-body jet liners. On October 9, 2011 the first Boeing 747-400 had taken off and landed successfully, it proved that the airport could become an aerodrome transition for international airlines companies.

PULO ACEH

Pulo Aceh is a district in Aceh Besar, Aceh Province, Indonesia. Pulo Aceh is a Level III Regional Administration which is located in western Indonesia.

There are some Islands surrounding Pulo Aceh:


* Pulo Benggala
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Pulo Breueh
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Pulo Nasi
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Pulo Keureusek
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Pulo Batee
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Pulo Bunta
*
Pulo U
*
Pulo Sidom


Saturday, June 2, 2012

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT

SERUNE KALEE


Serune Kalee is a traditional wind Clarinet which is especially from the regions of Pidie, North Aceh, Aceh Besar and West Aceh. It is made of wood, the shape at its base is small and it is large at the edges like a funnel. At the base, there is a
lip retaining disc which is made ​​of brass blowers called perise.

This
Serune have 7
regulator pits tones. In addition there are 10 layers of brass and bonding copper called klah (ring) and function as protection from the possibility of cracking / breaking. This tool is usually used along Rapai drums clan in ceremonies and in the accompaniment of traditional dances.



Tuesday, May 15, 2012

SURFING IN ACEH

Lhoknga Beach

Located just 15 km from Banda Aceh, you find the quiet beaches of Lhok Nga. These are perfect for those wanting to surf, while visiting and experiencing the culture and tradition of Banda Aceh.
Lhok Nga is said to offer the best surfing, and Lampuuk to have the best beaches for swimming and basking in the sun. However, as the two are 30 minutes walk apart, and it's hard to tell where one beach stops and the other starts, it doesn't make much difference where you opt to. 



The eastern wind that blows in November to January makes surfers enthusiastic to get together and enjoy the adventure of surfing an the Lhok Nga beach.



Monday, May 7, 2012

DANCES

The cultures in Aceh are strongly influenced by Islam, but there are still traces of Hinduism, which was former religion in Aceh. The Hindu flavor is mainly noticed in traditional ceremonies. There are three mayor ethnic groups in Aceh; Acehnese, Gayo and Alas. The Acehnese inhabit mainly the coastal areas of the province. However, in west and south Aceh, they intermingled with Minangkabaus, which reflected in language, design and customs. The Gayo and Alas groups are numerically smaller and inhabit the highland of Aceh. The Gayo to the north and the Alas to the south. Their languages are distinctive and related to the Batak languages in Sumatera Utara (North Sumatera Province). 

In Aceh there are 50 types of dance, 20 kinds of music, 10 form of literature and 9 tradition arts. Aceh Traditional Dances: In old times dances were either performed at the courts for sultans and their guest or in the villages as entertainment after hard work in the fields. Today dances are mostly performed at special government functions, but in many areas local dancing traditions and groups carry on the heritage. 

Each region of Aceh has own version of dances or its own indigenous ones. The costumes used are basically long sleeved tops and sarongs wrapped around the waist and colors are often brilliant. Women usually wear head pieces, but the use of jewelry depends on the aspect of life that is depicted by the dance. The Acehnese dance all have certain characteristics in common. Islamic values are often spread in Aceh through the dances. The dances deal with daily social activities. All Acehnese dances are performed by a group and are dynamic with stepping feet, beating of chests, hips and shoulder. Starting slowly the rythm increases during the dance. Songs and poem are always recited by dancers themselves.


Some of the popular dances are : 


SOUVENIR & ART SHOPS

Pusat Promosi Industri Kecil
Jl. Ratu Safiatuddin


Pasar Aceh
Aceh Shopping Centre


A. Azis
Jl. Pemancar, Simpang Tiga
Phone: (0651) 22057


H. Keucik Lemik
Jl. Perdagangan No.115


Al Azis
Jl. Pemancar No.12
Phone: (0651) 22507


Bungong Jaroe
Jl. Cut Nyak Dhien, Banda Aceh


Cahaya Pase
Jl. Tgk. Pulo Dibaroh No. 5

Nyak Ni
Jl. Singgah Mata No. 2
Phone: (0651) 22090, 22091


Istana
Jl. Pusat Perbelanjaan
Pasar Aceh


Bungong Ban Keumang
Jl. Merduati No. 27 Banda Aceh


Anita Souvenir
Jl. Pusat Perbelanjaan


Sanggar Seulanga
Jl. Singgah Mata (Blower)


Aceh Putra
Jl. Merduati, Banda Aceh


Pasar Aceh
Jl. Diponegoro, Banda Aceh



Saturday, April 21, 2012

TROPIC CREWS

THE GUIDES


Here are the crews that will accompany you with the tours
They have some good skills on a bicycle tour, motorbike tour, jungle trekking and rafting expedition. These guys will bring FUN to you!!

Name: ICUT

Gender:  female
Position: Tour guide
Area:      Jungle trek, bicycle and motorcycle tours

Specialization: 
First Aid emergency expert and jungle tracker




Name: TARDI

Gender:  male
Position: Tour guide
Area:      bicycle tour and Jungle trekking

Specialization: 
Bicycle specialist, High stamina biker and GPS expert




Name: ANDRE

Gender:  male
Position: Tour guide
Area:      bicycle and motorcycle tours

Specialization: 
Liaising people and high stamina biker





Name:FAJRIN

Gender:  male
Position: Tour guide
Area:      River rafting expedition

Specialization: 
Rafting boat skipper and jungle tracker




Click to see more details
http://tropicfun.orgfree.com/

SECRET BEACH #5

The Expedition to Secret Beach #5

(A very bad spot for swimming)


On Saturday April 21, 2012, two of our crews had a journey to the Secret Beach number 5 which was rarely visited by people. Started by bicycling early in the morning, our crews went through the usual way to secret beaches number 1,2,3,4 and 5 (Lambade Hill) while we have number 6 in Ujung Pancu. They parked their bicycles near a hut has a pathway. 





It was up and down with a beautiful view in side the jungle, and there was a small river that goes to the sea. They follow it and found the beach. Unfortunately, the beach was only found with a cliff, some big rocks, big  waves and strong current. Even though the scenery was awesome but it was not a appropriate place for tourism. And then they decided to find another way to secret beach #4. They got lost in that mission but could find back the way home to their bicycles. Next adventure will be the secret beach #4…
















Thursday, April 19, 2012

SHOPPING CENTER IN BANDA ACEH

HERMES PALACE MALL

Address
Jalan Tengku Hasan Dek (Jalan Tengku Iskandar), Banda Aceh, Indonesia
Mall, Plaza, Department Store 






PANTE PIRAK SHOPPING CENTER

 

Address
Simpang Lima, Banda Aceh

 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

TRAVEL AGENTS IN BANDA ACEH

Atra Baru Tour & Travel
Jl. Mohd. Jam No. 40
Phone : (0651) 23651
Fax : (0651) 23150



Citra Pesona Tour & Travel
Jl. Mesjid Raya No.6
Phone: (0651) 32316, 33999
Fax : (0651) 31555



Gasida Karya Travel Agent
Jl. KH. A. Dahlan No. 41B
Phone : (0651) 22245


Sastra Avla Travel Agent
Jl. Jend. A. Yani No. 60B
Phone: (0651) 22207



Sejati Wisatama
Jl. T.P Polem No. 1
Phone: (0651) 22581
Fax : (0651) 31770
Telex : 51414
Krueng Wayla Tour & Travel
Jl. Sri Safiatuddin 26
Phone: (0651) 22066
Telex : 54124 WAYLA IA



Natrabu Tour & Travel
Taman Tepi Laut, Lhoknga
Jl. Raya Banda Aceh
meulaboh Km. 17
Phone: (0651) 32029
Fax : (0651) 32029



Nustra Agung Travel Agent
Jl. Diponegoro No. 7B
Phone: (0651) 22026


Tripa Wisata Tour & Travel
J1. Mesjid Raya No. 24
Phone : (0651) 21455
Fax : (0651) 21790






HOSPITAL IN BANDA ACEH

RUMAH SAKIT UMUM ZAINAL ABIDIN





Address
Jl. Daud Beureueh, Lampriet, Banda Aceh


RUMAH SAKIT PERMATA HATI

 

Address
Desa Blang Oi, Banda Aceh

BANK and MONEYCHANGERS IN BANDA ACEH

Bank Dagang Nasional Indonesia
Jl. Cut Meutia, Banda Aceh
Phone: (0651) 22136



Bank Bumi Daya
Jl. Diponegoro, Banda Aceh
Phone: (0651) 21386




Bank Danamon
J1. S.R. Safiatuddin,
Banda Aceh
Phone: (0651) 31178.
Bank Dagang Negara
Jl. Diponegoro,
Band Aceh
Phone: (0651) 33945




Bank Negara Indonesia
Jl. KH. A. Dahlan,
Banda Aceh
Phone: (0651) 22426
Bank Exim
Jl. T. Nyak Arief,
Banda Aceh
Phone : (0651) 23981




Bank Central Asia
Jl. T. Penglima Polim,
Banda Aceh
Phone : (0651) 33887

COFFEE SHOP IN BANDA ACEH

One of the culinary tourism in great demand by local and foreign tourists during a visit to Banda Aceh is the "Coffee of Aceh". Coffee shops can be found in almost all corners of the city. If you want to enjoy it, let's come to some famous coffee shops in Banda Aceh, including:


SADA coffee


  1. Jl. Senangin no 21 Lampriet and

  2. Jl. Twk Hasyim Banta Muda no. 32 Kp. Mulia


Sada Coffee Shop
   


Solong Coffee Ulee Kareng 

 

Address : Jl. T. Iskandar Simpang Tujuh, Ulee Kareng Banda Aceh

"The oldest coffee shop in Banda Aceh since 1973. A legendary coffee maker ever worked here..."

 

 

RESTAURANT IN BANDA ACEH

Mie Razali


Address: Jl. Panglima Polem No. 83-85, Aceh


   

 

CANAI MAMAK

Address 
Jln. Teuku Umar, Banda Aceh

 

 

 

 

 

Mie Simpang Lima (Noodle Restaurant)

 

Address
Peuniti (Jl. Tgk. Chk Di Tiro),

 

 

 

 

 

 

   IMPERIAL KITCHEN

Address 
Jln. Teuku Umar, Banda Aceh

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

REX & KOJEX 88 

Address
(Near Hotel Medan)



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUNDA (PADANG RESTAURANT)

 

Address
Simpang Lima, Banda Aceh

 











 


La Piazza Italian Restaurant

La Piazza established themselves as the best Pizza and Western food resto Banda Aceh.

address:Jl. Bakti no 33, Kampong Laksana, Banda Aceh.

 


HOTEL, MOTEL AND RESORT IN BANDA ACEH

  HIP HOP HOTEL

 

Muhammad jam Street (behind the main street), Banda Aceh, Aceh, Indonesia 23242

 

 

KOS-KOSAN "Exclusive" 16

"You only have to bring your clothes"

Address:
in Banda Aceh city Area
Jl. Pelangi No. 16/22, Kp. Keuramat (belakang kantor Dayah) Kec. Kuta Alam, Banda Aceh.
Tlp : 081377358829/ 081380821816
Blackberry : 238CBD3C



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hotel Medan

Address
Jl. Jend. A. Yani No. 15, Banda Aceh, Indonesia

This hotel provide cheap room with high quality service and facility
 
 

 

Hotel 61

Address : Jln. T. Panglima Polem No. 28 Banda Aceh
Phone   : (+62) 651 - 638877 & 638866. Fax. (+62) 651 - 638855
Email    :hotel61@live.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

BEACH IN BANDA ACEH

ULEE LHEUE

Ulee Lheue beach is a recreation area visited by many people of Banda Aceh. This beach before was not only devastated by tsunami waves but also the worst part that was hit in the time of disaster. At that time, Ulee Lheue became no longer good place to visit.


After Reconstruction and Rehabilitation for several years, this area has been recovered and then become the most place that people spend time everyday. Most of the resident of Banda Aceh come to this beach for bathing with families. This is a very value tourism area for the people of Banda Aceh.


Besides it is very interesting and nice, this beach is very safe. There are dykes which can prevent waves for not directly hit the visitors. From a distance, Sabang appears on the northern part of the harbor. There also lies a port for people to go there. The access to Sabang can be done by two kinds of boat, a fast ferry and a slow ferry. In addition, tourist can have full accomodation when they try to go by boat. Along the way to the port there are a lot of stores selling foods and stuffs, restaurants, a gas station and hospital.




LAMPUUK and LHOK NGA




The beaches are on the upper west coast of Sumatera (Aceh) and located about 20km from Banda Aceh in Banda-Calang Main Road. It can be reached for about 20 minutes with very well asphalt road.



At Lampuuk Beach, the scenery is really amazing. It has white sands cover the beach. The look is very natural, quite clean in front of Hindia/Indonesian Ocean. This beach has big waves and strong wind too.



<< Lampuuk beach

Lampuuk and Lhok Nga are close to each other, the Areas were badly hit by tsunami too. But today, the atmosphere there is so peaceful and lots of visitors come from all over the world. Some cottages sell barbeque  fish which is the common food for lunch. This area are totally closed at night according to the syaria law and Acehnese local ethic.


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

TOUR IN BANDA ACEH

TROPIC  TRAVELERS

Tropic Travelers is a tourism agency provides some tour guiding for tourists in Banda Aceh.
The tours that served are bike, motorbike and jungle trek tours. There are areas included for an interesting adventure to visitors such as rice field, city, jungle and beach.

Banda Aceh is a city which has many cultures and histories from the Dutch colonialism, the Emperor and Tsunami disaster. From the year of 2011, the Aceh government has committed an event open for tourism until today. There are such a lot of things to see and experience in Banda Aceh.

People from all over the world know Aceh for Tsunami and Sabang. But before they get there, usually some tourists stay and see how Banda Aceh city looks like. Tropic Travelers would like to accompany visitors for a nice trip on a bicycle ride or a motorcycle ride.



Please visit Tropic Travelers official website for more details 




RICE FIELD




<The scenery from the rice field, on a planting season. The paddy looks greener and lower.


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

ACEH CULINARY GUIDE

"Pioh"

 


This is a common welcome to visitors in Banda Aceh, the capital of Aceh province. We enjoy a great variety of foods and beverages, influenced by the Arabs, India, Spain and the Dutch.

Acehnese always use herbs to increase the appetite. Our foods are pretty spicey, which is why people usually sweat when eating, besides the hot weather.

"If you come to Aceh, you've got to try some.."

 

Coffee

 


If you are looking for tasty coffee, come to Ulee Kareng in Banda Aceh. Yes, so many people say “Ulee Kareng coffee is one of the best kinds of coffee in the world”. 



Thursday, April 5, 2012

WEH ISLAND


Weh island is located at the north part of Sumatra. Being separated to the mainland, it is consisting of several islands which have lots of beautiful tourism resorts. Pulau Weh is one of the best destinations to enjoy all the beauty of a tropical island. This Island which is part of the province of Aceh has panoramic beaches, plateaus, forests, and even underwater scenery.

< Weh Island
    
The Island with an area of ​​more than 156 square kilometers stretching across the west and north region at the tip of Sumatra. Pulau Weh is included as a very important location in the history of the archipelago. In the past, Pulau Weh was used as a gateway to the Strait of Malacca. It was a strategic area for international trade route. Around the year 1883, the Dutch set up a small dock and openned a port as a military base as well as a port for a spice international trade. In nowdays, Pulau Weh still has lots of warehouses and Art-Deco buildings from the history.  


Monday, March 26, 2012

BANDA ACEH

Banda Aceh is a city in the province of Aceh, Indonesia, located on the island of Sumatra. The city is surrounded by beautiful white sand beaches at the mouth of the River Krueng Aceh.






Location of the city 

    

HISTORICAL SITES

  • The Great Mosque




This is the most famous mosque in Indonesia; Mesjid Raya Baiturrahman. It has a very interesting historical story how it was built. This is also what people know as a landmark of Banda Aceh as a capital city in Aceh province with majority Islam religious people. It is used by Aceh people for praying and celebrate some Islamic or culture tradition as Aceh is upholding the Syaria Law. Since it was built again by dutch after defeated Aceh in a big battle in 1873, The Grat Mosque of Baiturrahman has been renovated and decorated many times. Until today, it is still found the influence of west Architecture design from the past.

In the year of the terrifying disaster 2004, when Tsunami hit the mosque, but it saved many lives of Acehnese. Lots of survivors of Tsunami fled here to escape the wave. Even it got hit by the earthquake and Tsunami, this sacred holly mosque still stands amazingly beautiful and has become a symbol of a strong belief of the miracle of Islam for the Acehnese.