Traditional Market in Kuala Tungkal.
Where is Kuala Tungkal? It is located 125 Km north of the city of Jambi. Kuala Tungkal position is located in the east coast of Sumatra, not far from neighboring countries such as Singapore and Malaysia made the city received a variety of imported second-hand goods.
Although the size of this city is small, the city has a population of approximately 50 thousand. Kuala Tungkal offer culinary tourism, especially in the matter of seafood. Dishes ranging from pan-fried scallops, pan-fraid calamari, grilled fish senangin, etc. Beside known as market with full of foods, Kuala Tungkal also known as a place who sells foreign goods (imports) but with low prices. It could happen because Kuala Tungkal is the entry of foreign ex thrift, especially Singapore, Japan and Taiwan. This situation is leading Kuala Tungkal to be visited by people especially on Saturday and Sunday.
The second used goods such as foreign secondhand computer, secondhand car tires and various electronic goods secondhand household can be found at this place. In addition, various materials needs like rice, sugar market, garlic, food and beverage in the cans from the foreign origin came to Indonesia through Kuala Tungkal Jambi Province. Therefore Kuala Tungkal grew as a trade center and the second largest business in Jambi province after the city of Jambi.
Orchid Garden, Taman Anggrek Soedewi Loka Ria. From the available data, the presence of Sri Taman Anggrek Soedewi Loka Ria has an area 18,483 M2 and open to the public since 2008. Location of The Sri Soedewi Orchid Garden is on Jl. Gen. Ahmad Yani, Telanaipura District, Jambi city. To go to the location to Sri Soedewi Orchid Garden, you can use private vehicles and can also use public transport what available in the city of Jambi. Location of this park is easy to be found. Because the location is not too far from the city center, only about 4 kilo meters from the city center of Jambi.
There are approximately 53 species of orchids what available in this park, and some of them are the typical orchid species of Jambi city. What makes this orchid garden is interesting to be visited is almost all of the collection of orchids in the park already decades-old. These are some of variety of orchids in Sri Soedewi Orchid Garden : Arundina, acriopsis, and bolbophyllum which is a type of wild orchids are often found in the forest. And for the land-orchids variety this park have emma, vandadouglas, James storie, vanda tiger, heavy Baraga, cross orchids, dendrobium, ocidium, cattleya, mocara, phalaenipsis and there are several other types of orchids are cultivated in this Sri Soedewi Orchid Garden
This garden is first built on a proposal of Prof. Dr. Soedewi Sofwan, therefore this park is named according to hers name. The park opened to the public in 1984 and was inaugurated by Mrs. Tien Soeharto. Apparently this park is also became the Learning Center of Planting. However, any visitor who wants to get into the garden area must report to the office prior to the Jambi Provincial Agriculture Office which. The location of the office is about 100 meters away from Sri Soedewi Orchid Garden. But it is becoming difficult to visit on Saturday and Sunday, because it was a holiday for the Farm Office and you will not get the permission to come in.
Orang Utan Reintroduction, Bukit Tigapuluh (BTP) National Park, is located in the provinces of Jambi and Riau in Sumatra. BTP is the only of the Sumatra Orangutan Reintroduction Centre. Bukit Tiga Puluh is situated between Tebo Regency and Tanjung Jabung Barat Regency, whereas in Riau Province territory it is situated in Regency Indragiri Hilir. There are 5 rivers in this ecosystem; they are Mangata River, Gangsal River, Reteh River, Sumay River, and Pengabuan River. This National park is located in Sungai Pengian. The large of ecosystem of Bukit Tiga Puluh can reach until 400,000 hectare, whereas the National Park’s large is 144,233 Hectare. Orangutan and elephant are being the important animal what have high value of tourism in BTP National Park, because they are spread everywhere in Bukit Tigapuluh National Park. There are 3 remoted ethnic group in this National Park, they are : Talang Mamak, Orang Rimba, dan Melayu Tua. They have culture to live side by side with nature.
Go a little bit to South of Tebo Regency, you will arrive in Bungo Regency. Here is the place to enjoy the Geo tourism and see old houses in Rantau Panjang.
A little bit west of Bunga Regency, we will arrive in Kerinci Regency. I can say it is the most wonderful part of Jambi after Berhala. In this place you will find the beautiful Kerinci lake and Kerinci Mountain, but what I also had just found was Kerinci Lake and Kerinci Mountain aren’t the only thing you can find in Kerinci Regency. There are also Gunung Tujub Lake, Tea plantation, Penuh River, Kaco Lake and Kerinci Sebikat National Park.
On the east of Kerinci Regency, we will arrive in Merangin Regency. Here we can do river sport, which is rafting in Batang Merangin and also caving in Tiangko Cave and visiting Geo Park.
Rafting isn’t only available in Merangin Regency, it is also available in Sarolangun Regency. The rafting spot is in Batang Asal River. Beside rafting, we can also explore new ethnic in Merangin Regency by visiting Tribe Ethnic People.
That is my little share about Jambi, I wish it can inspire you guys… See you at next journey
By. O.K. Gita