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Rasa Island

Rasa Island is a flat coral island covering an area of 8.34 sq km where 1.75 sq km is covered with coastal forest, 5.60 sq km mangrove and Ipil (Intsia bijuga), 0.39 sq km coconut forest and 0.60 sq km expanse of sand and corals declared as Rasa Island Wildlife Sanctuary to protect Red-vented cockatoo (Cacatua haematuropygia) in the Sulu Sea, off Narra beach, Palawan Province, Philippines.

Rasa Island is a low island surrounded by mangroves and tidal plains declared a protected area in 2006 as home to the largest population of Red-vented cockatoo (C. haematuropygia) or Philippine cockatoo or Katala or Kalangay as birds endemic in the wild in the Philippines.



The island is an irregular large mangrove swamp on a coral reef that extends about 640 meters (2,100 feet) at the southwest and northeast ends of about 0.5 kilometers (0.31 miles) from Casuarina Point and forms the northeast side of Mantaquin Bay . Only one third of the island is permanently dry and the rest is the tidal area.

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Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

The Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park is a conservation area of 1,577 sq kilometers with a length of 100 kilometers from north to south and a width of up to 40 kilometers in Melaky Region, Madagascar, to protect the Great Tsingy and the Little Tsingy geological formations listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The karst highlands where groundwater has dramatically sculpted caves and slits into limestone in vertical and horizontal patterned erosion.

The Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park becomes a superposition of vertical and horizontal erosion patterns has created a limestone needle forest where the word "tsingy" in Malagasy as a place where people can not walk barefoot. This remarkable geomorphology is home to a large number of endemic species found only in very small niches.



The park is located north of the River Manombolo and rivers that come from the highlands and have seasonal or permanent characters. Extremely rugged massive lime rocks with many caves and valleys carved…

Yadnya Kasada and Bromo Excotica Festival come on 1 July 2018

Tenggerese Tribal peoples living along the amazing slopes of Mount Bromo in East Java Province of Indonesia will perform their ancient sacred ritual ceremony called Yadnya Kasada. This ritual is preceded by the epic Bromo Excotica Festival which will take place on 29 - 30 June 2018 in the Sandsea desert.


Yadnya Kasada is a ritual offering to the gods at the top crater of Mount Bromo, while Bromo Exotica 2018 which takes the theme "Honoring Life: Honoring the Nature That Gives Life" will bring together Tengger community and artists from various regions in Indonesia including photography competition and videography.

Cultural festivals will highlight the colossal Sendratari Kidung Tengger or dance drama The Song of the Tengger, poetry recital by Pevita Pierce, Dayak Hudoq Mask Performance from East Kalimantan, Balinese Kecak Dance, Baleganjur Musical Orchestra from Probolinggo, and Tengger Jaranan Parade.

The Yadnya Kasada ceremony ritual is held after the festival on July 1st o…

Asmat Cultural Festival

Asmat Cultural Festival is an annual event for the legendary carving of Asmat Tribe held at Yos Sudarso Square in Agats City, Asmat Regency, Papua Province, Indionesia. Cultural festivals include woodcarving exhibitions and auctions presented by hundreds of artisans and artists who will showcase their outstanding skills in sculpting, weaving, boating, various dances and traditional music performances.

Located in Papua Province, the Asmat community is well known for its rituals and natural talents to make carvings on wood without any sketches. These high-value fine carvings are connected with ancestral spirits in a very distinctive style that has been the concern of anthropologists and fills in the auction events, exhibitions and museums of the world.



The Asmat population is divided into those who live on the coast and those who live in the interior of the rainforest. These two populations differ from one another in terms of dialect, way of life, social structure and ritual. The coasta…

List of airports in Colombia

Colombia is generally a land country where almost all areas have connected transportation systems, but air transport is the best choice for travel efficiency, except for travelers who seek adventure along the seas, rivers, lakes or overland journeys.

Airports are spread over many where they have two types of services. International airport to serve international and domestic routes, while domestic airports only serve inter-regional routes in the country. Below is a list of active public airports in Colombia. This list may increase considering that many new airports are still under construction or reduced due to many relocation plans.


City, airport name, IATA

Amazonas

Leticia, Alfredo Vásquez Cobo International Airport, LET

Antioquia

Apartadó, Antonio Roldán Betancourt Airport, APO
Medellín, Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport, EOH
Medellín, José María Córdova International Airport, MDE

Arauca

Arauca, Santiago Pérez Quiroz Airport, AUC
Saravena, Los Colonizadores Airport, RVE
Tame, Gabriel Varg…

El Paraíso

El Paraíso is a site of mysterious ruins built in the Late Preceramic or Cotton Preceramic period (3500-1800 BCE) or an aceramic site of 0.58 sq kilometers in Chillon River Valley, San Martín de Porres District, Lima Province, Peru . The area was once occupied briefly by a group of cultures for at least 300 to 400 years and the estimated population is 1500 and 3000 people.

The ruins of the Andean Preceramic stone structure have long been a debate among archaeologists calling the Late Preceramic period, while Fréderic Engel (1957) refers to Cotton Preceramic. Pozorski and Pozorski (2008) argue El Paraíso is an "aceramic" site because at that time many other areas have ceramics.



The purpose of the site is also still mysterious given the lack of sediment, the presence of burial or grave areas, and the construction of thick walls consisting of rocks dug in local hills which confirm the theory that the site is not a residential or domestic complex. The evidence precisely promotes…