Short Trip Around Biak Island

Bosnik Beach

Bosnik Beach

Such a POSTCard image - A beach at North Biak

Such a POSTCard image – A beach at North Biak

A beach at East Biak

A beach at East Biak

Nermnu Waterfall at Nermnu Village, North Biak

Nermnu Waterfall at Nermnu Village, North Biak

Traditional Fisherman & Family

Traditional Fisherman & Family

Traditional Fishermen

Traditional Fishermen

Traditional Fisherman & Family arrived in Bosnik Fish Market to sell the fish the catched

Traditional Fisherman & Family arrived in Bosnik Fish Market to sell the fish the catched

Fisherman's wife helped her husband land the catch

Fisherman’s wife helped her husband land the catch

The fisherman & family

The fisherman & family

The fisherman with his catch

The fisherman with his catch

Traditional food in Bosnik Market

Traditional food in Bosnik Market

Pinang Fruit.

Pinang Fruit.

traditional food in Bosnik market

traditional food in Bosnik market

Urfu Cliff, Biak, Papua

Urfu Cliff, Biak, Papua

Traditional Fishermen in Urfu Beach

Traditional Fishermen in Urfu Beach

Wasfarak Waterfall, North Biak, Papua

Wasfarak Waterfall, North Biak, Papua

Another Sunset at Biak Numfor

Another Sunset at Biak Numfor

Sunset at Biak Numfor

Sunset at Biak Numfor

Magnificent Dishes by Chef Cliff Alexander in Asana Biak, Papua

It was quite an opportunity for me, to meet Chef Cliff Alexander, Asana Biak’s Executive Cheff.

I can tell he loves to explore and creating new dishes with whatever he could find there. Aside from the quality of the ingredients, he put all of his heart and mind anytime he cooks. So focused.

Thank you Chef Cliff for your full support in the photo session we had! Look forward to collaborate again, SOON!

Chef Cliff Alexander - Asana Biak, Papua

Chef Cliff Alexander – Asana Biak, Papua

Grouper and the Chef's authentic sauce

Grouper and the Chef’s authentic sauce

Tuna Bosnik, one of the authentic dishes by Chef Cliff Alexander

Tuna Bosnik, one of the authentic dishes by Chef Cliff Alexander

Tuna Rica-Rica (authentic Manadonese dishes)

Tuna Rica-Rica (authentic Manadonese dishes)

The Coconut Crabs by Cheff Cliff Alexander

The Coconut Crabs by Cheff Cliff Alexander

The Papaya Flowerheads by Chef Cliff Alexander

The Papaya Flowerheads by Chef Cliff Alexander

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Chef Cliff Alexander, The Soul of the Asana Biak’s dishes

The Swimming Pool, Asana Biak, Papua (2)

I remember the clean air embraced me in the morning, especially when I sit by the pool.

Really look forward to stay over in Asana Biak again and making lots of photos around Biak Island, Papua main island, and Raja Ampat too.

Morning by the pool

Morning by the pool

The Path, The Pool, The Sea

The Path, The Pool, The Sea

Time for a swim

Time for a swim

Asana Biak, Papua

Asana Biak, Papua

Birds everywhere in the morning

Birds everywhere in the morning

See you soon Asana Biak, Papua

See you soon Asana Biak, Papua

Asana Biak, Papua (1)

Back in the 90s, I have travelled throughout 26 Provinces in Indonesia. But I did not get a chance to visit the 27th Province, which was Irian Jaya, now Papua and West Papua  (back then there was 27 Province in Indonesia).

Finally, mid June 2014, I stepped my feet on Biak Island,, to shoot Asana Biak, Papua, one of Aerowisata Hotels & Resorts Management.

Hello Asana Biak!

Welcome to Asana Biak, Papua

Welcome to Asana Biak, Papua

Asana Biak, Papua

Asana Biak, Papua

Deluxe Room Asana Biak Papua

Deluxe Room Asana Biak Papua

Deluxe Room Asana Biak Papua

Deluxe Room Asana Biak Papua

The Restaurant, Asana Biak Papua

The Restaurant, Asana Biak Papua

Kasuari Room, Asana Biak Papua

Kasuari Room, Asana Biak Papua

Asana Biak Papua

Asana Biak Papua

Nakula Suite & Sadhewa Suite, Prama Grand Preanger, Bandung

Nakula and Sadhewa Suites are in the Naripan Suites Wing of Prama Grand Preanger Hotel. Named after the twins in Pandawa of Mahabharata, both suites are identical in room arrangement and floor layouts. Nakula lies above Sadhewa, and it has more formal atmosphere than Sadhewa, since all the wood panel are “classic” teak brown with the high quality of glossy varnish.

I have to say, these Suites’ details in finishing quality are one of the best from many hotels and resorts I have shot, not to mention the furnitures. All these are the outcome of such well thought of details from the vast knowledge of Art Deco Architecture, which the era of Prama Grand Preanger was born.

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Midday shots of Nakula Suite’s sitting room

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Dining room at Nakula Suite and the twin bedroom door on the left

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Study desk in the Sitting room on the right and dressing table in the Master Bedroom on the left, the view from Nakula Suite’s Dining Room

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Nakula Suite’s Master Bedroom

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Nakula Suite’s Twin Bedroom

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Different angle on Nakula Suite’s Twin Bedroom

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The Dining Room from the Twin Bedroom, Nakula Suite

My favorite is Sadhewa Suite, since all the wood frames of windows, doors and wall panels are in white, less formal.

Yet either Nakula or Sadhewa Suites, will be on my first choice to stay in Prama Grand Preanger, with my family.

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Dining Area, Sadhewa Suite, Naripan Suites

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The view from dining room, Sadhewa Suite – Naripan Suites

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Sitting room at night, Sadhewa Suite

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Sadhewa Suite in the morning

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Master Bedroom, Sadhewa Suite

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Dressing Table in Sadhewa Suite Master Bedroom

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Bathroom of Sadhewa Suite

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Bathroom of Sadhewa Suite

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Bathroom of Sadhewa Suite

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Twin Bed room of Sadhewa Suite

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Dining room from the Twin Bed Room

Prama Grand Preanger, The Swimming Pool

Three hazy days, yet I could not resist to having my body submerged in such clear water… Even in the night.

Good morning from Bandung

Good morning from Bandung

Hazy morning - Prama Grand Preanger

Hazy morning – Prama Grand Preanger

Prama Grand Preanger

Prama Grand Preanger

Prama Grand Preanger

Prama Grand Preanger

SPool-at-Night

Even in the night, so tempting

The Garuda Suite

 

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The Entrance Corridor

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The Main Door of Garuda Suite

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The Dining Room in Garuda Suite

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The Sitting Area of Garuda Suite

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The Heritage Collections in Garuda Suite

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The Garuda Suite

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Dining area from the Sitting Area in Garuda Suite

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The antique Javanese couple statue, known as Loro Blonyo

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The Master Bedroom of Garuda Suite

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The Master Bedroom in Garuda Suite

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A historical Chinese Pottery, one of the Prama Grand Preanger heritage collections in the Garuda Suite

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Twion Bed Room in Garuda Suite

Naripan Suites Lounge, Prama Grand Preanger, Bandung

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The Naripan Lounge

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Chef Ernest, Prama Grand Preanger, Bandung

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Window area – Naripan Lounge

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Single table area – Naripan Lounge

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The distinguish dish in Naripan Lounge, Prama Grand Preanger, Bandung

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Naripan Lounge, Prama Grand Preanger, Bandung

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Naripan Lounge, Prama Grand Preanger, Bandung

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Naripan Lounge, Prama Grand Preanger, Bandung

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Naripan Lounge, Prama Grand Preanger, Bandung

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Fresh Strawberry – Naripan Lounge, Prama Grand Preanger, Bandung

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The staff, Naripan Loung, Prama Grand Preanger, Bandung

Naripan Suites, Prama Grand Preanger, Bandung

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Naripan Suites Corridor

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Naripan Suites Prama Grand Preanger

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Naripan Suites Prama Grand Preanger

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Naripan Suites Prama Grand Preanger

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Naripan Suites Prama Grand Preanger

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Naripan Suites Prama Grand Preanger

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sitting area in Naripan Suites Prama Grand Preanger

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Working corner in Naripan Suites Prama Grand Preanger

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Naripan Suites Prama Grand Preanger

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Naripan Suites Prama Grand Preanger

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Naripan Suites Prama Grand Preanger

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Naripan Suites Prama Grand Preanger

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Naripan Suites Bathroom

La Pattiserie, La Brasserie & Prama Grand Preanger Lounge

La Pattiserie Prama Grand Preanger

The Signage of La Pattiserie

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Prama Grand Preanger La Pattiserie

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La Pattiserie right next to the front office desk of Prama Grand Preanger

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Prama Grand Preanger Lounge

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One corner of Prama Grand Preanger Lounge with the Bandung street view

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The stool row at Prama Grand Preanger Lounge

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A vast collection of Wine in Prama Grand Preanger Lounge

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Chardonnay for two – Prama Grand Preanger Lounge

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La Brasserie – Prama Grand Preanger Bandung

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Preserved Art Deco style interior in La Brasserie – Prama Gran Preanger Bandung

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The circle mirror in La Basserie – Prama Grand Preanger Bandung

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Breakfast Buffet at La Brasserie Prama Grand Preanger Bandung

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The Vintage Glass Ceiling ornaments, wooden parquet floor in La Brasserie Prama Grand Preanger Bandung

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Some guests started the day with vast options for Breakfast La Brasserie buffet

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Fresh flower every day – La Brasserie Prama Grand Preanger Bandung

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The vintage glass works at the ceiling and the old wooden parquet on the floor – La Brasserie Prama Grand Preanger Bandung

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Jamu, Indonesian traditional herbal drinks, is available in La Brasserie Prama Grand Preanger Bandung

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