South-East Sulawesi Province

Official Name : Sulawesi Tenggara (Abbreviation: Sul-Tra ) ; Origin of Name :

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Capital : Kendari City (KDR)

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Administrative Divisions : 2 Autonomous Cities (Kota)/ 10 Regencies/Municipals (Kabupaten):

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1. Kendari City (provincial capital)

2. Bau-bau City

3. BUTON (Buton City)

4. NORTH BUTON (Buranga)

5. MUNA (Raha)

6. WAKATOBI (Wangi-wangi)

7. KONAWE (Umaaha)

8. NORTH KONAWE (Asera)

9. SOUTH KONAWE (Anolo)

10. KOLAKA (Kolaka City)

11. NORTH KOLAKA (Lasusua)

12. BOMBANA (Rumbia)

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Places of Interest :  *Historical Tourism, including : *Religious Tourism, including :  *Adventure Tourism : *Shopping Tourism : (handicrafts as well as many Malaysian & Singaporean products)

Visit : Pics of Provincial Capitol & Landmarks (click here):

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Central Java Province

Official Name : Jawa Tengah (Abbreviation: Ja-Teng) ; Origin of Name : ‘

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Administrative Divisions: 
6 Autonomous Cities (Kota) & 29 Regencies (Kabupaten); grouped into 6 governorate assistance regions:

* KEDU REGION GOVERNORATE ASSISTANCE :

consists of 1 autonomous city (kota) and 5 regencies (kabupaten);the vehicle plat is AA

1. Magelang City

2. MAGELANG Regency (Kota Mungkid)

3. TEMANGGUNG (Temanggung City)

4. WONOSOBO (Wonosobo City)

5. KEBUMEN (Kebumen City)

6. PURWOREJO (Purworejo City)

* BANYUMAS REGION GOVERNORATE ASSISTANCE :

consists 4 regencies (kabupaten), and have their vehicle plat ‘R‘:

1. BANYUMAS (Purwokerto)

2. CILACAP (Cilacap City) -includes Nusa Kambangan Island

3. PURBALINGGA (Purbalingga City)

4. BANJARNEGARA (Banjarnegara City)

* SURAKARTA REGION GOVERNORATE ASSISTANCE :

consists 1 Autonomous city and 6 regencies (kabupaten), these are the former reigned land of the Surakarta Hadiningrat Sultanate. It has vehicle plat ‘AD‘:

1. Kota Surakarta / Solo

2. KARANGANYAR (Karanganyar City) 

3. SRAGEN (used to be SUKOWATI) (Sragen City)

4. SUKOHARJO (Banjarnegara City)

5. KLATEN (Klaten City)

6. BOYOLALI (Boyolali City)

7. WONOGIRI (Wonogiri City)

* SEMARANG REGION GOVERNORATE ASSISTANCE :

consists 2 Autonomous cities and 3 regencies (kabupaten), and has vehicle plat ‘H‘:

1. Kota Semarang

2. Kota Salatiga

3. SEMARANG Regency (Ungaran)

4. DEMAK (Demak City)

5. KENDAL (Kendal City)

* PEKALONGAN REGION GOVERNORATE ASSISTANCE :

consists 2 Autonomous cities and 5 regencies (kabupaten), and has vehicle plat ‘G‘:

1. Kota Pekalongan

2. Kota Tegal

3. PEKALONGAN Regency (Kajen)

4. TEGAL Regency (Slawi)

5. BREBES (Brebes City)

6. PEMALANG (Pemalang City)

7. BATANG (Batang City)

PATI REGION GOVERNORATE ASSISTANCE :

consists 6 regencies (kabupaten), and has vehicle plat ‘K‘:

1. PATI (Pati City)

2. KUDUS (Kudus City)

3. JEPARA (Jepara City)

4. REMBANG (Rembang City)

5. BLORA (Blora City)

6. GROBOGAN (Purwodadi)

ZIP Code :70-72xxx/ Phone Code: 021

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Places of Interest :  *Historical Tourism, including : *Religious Tourism, including :  *Adventure Tourism : *Shopping Tourism :

Visit : Pics of Provincial Capitol & Landmarks (click here):

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Bengkulu Province

Fort Marlborough, Bengkulu City -a historical heritage of British colonization circa 1710s *Previous iconic pic: Annual Tabot festival in Bengkulu held during 1-10 Muharram every year

Official Name : Bengkulu (Abbreviation: BKU).  Previously in the past: Bencoolen Origin of Name : Probably from the word ‘Bangka Hulu’ or ‘Bangka Ulu’ (upstream Bangka).

History : If anything the rest of Sumatra and for the most part of Indonesia was under Dutch East Indies, then Bengkulu was the lone exception that it belonged to British (English East India) until Anglo-Dutch Treaty in 1824 .  So Raffles was here and did other British governors as well as  monuments, forts and etc.

This south-west Sumatran part was never under any big local patronage as of neighboring Palembang or Jambi Sultanates.  There were only few smalls ‘kedatuan’ based on ethnicity such as in  Sungai Serut,  Selebar,  Pat Petulai, Balai Buntar, Sungai Lemau, Sekiris, Gedung Agung and Marau Riang.  It was then once a vassal region of  Banten Sultanate (from Western Java) and since 17th century was ruled by Minangkabau’s Inderapura Sultanate (today’s in Pesisir Selatan, West Sumatra Province).

In the early Independence, Bengkulu was included in the Older ‘South Sumatera’ Province with Lampung, Bangka-Belitung Archipelago and rest of South Sumatera itself, as a Residency).  It finally gained its provincial status in 1968 as the 26th province (prior to the last province: East Timor). ’27’ was the famous number of provinces (27 provinces) during New Order Regime which would last for the next thirty years until 1998,  as of today the number of administrative region has expanded rapidly (34 provinces, with East Timor eventually gains its independence).

Founded : 18 November 1968

Legality :  UU No. 9/1967 Junkto Peraturan Pemerintah No. 20/1968

Location :  Bengkulu lies in the western side of southern Sumatera Island,  including Enggano Island off the coast.  It borders Provinces:  West Sumatera (Pesisir Selatan);   Jambi (Kerinci & Sarolangun);   South Sumatera ( Musi Rawas, Lubuk Linggau City, Empat Lawang, Lahat, Pagar Alam, Muara Enim & South OKU );  and  Lampung ( Lampung Barat & Pesisir Barat).  It also borders  Indian Ocean  (Samudera Hindia).

Capital : Bengkulu City

Pop: 1,665,314 (27th)/ Area: 19,919 km2 (23th)

Province Seal :

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Motto : None officially. But some Bengkulu Malays proverb used, includes : “Sekundang setungguan seio sekato”  (together we stand); “Ke bukit Samo Mendaki, Ke lurah Samo Menurun, Yang Berat Samo Dipikul, Yang Ringan Samo Dijinjing”; “Bulek Air Kek Pembukuh, Bulek Kata Rek Sepakat”.

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Administrative Divisions : 1 Autonomous city (Kota)/ 10 Regencies (Municipals/Kabupaten):

1. Kota Bengkulu (Autonomous city as well as provincial capital)

2. MUKO-MUKO  ( Muko-muko city )

3. NORTH BENGKULU  ( Arga Makmur ) – including Enggano Island

4. LEBONG  ( Muara Aman 2003-2012;  Tubei 2012-now )

5. REJANG LEBONG  ( Curup )

6. KEPAHIANG  ( Kepahiang city )

7. CENTRAL BENGKULU  ( Karang Tinggi )

8. SELUMA  ( Tais )

9. SOUTH BENGKULU  ( Manna )

10.KAUR  ( Bintuhan )

ZIP Code : 38-3977xxx  Phone Code: 0763 (Bengkulu); 0732 (Curup/Rejang Lebong); 0737 (Arga Makmur, Muko-Muko); 0738 (Muara Aman/Lebong); 0739 (Bintuhan/Kaur , Manna) Vehicle Plate : BD (all province)

State University: Bengkulu State Univ /UNIB (Kandang Limun, Bengkulu City); Bengkulu Islamic Univ/STAIN BKU (Bengkulu City).

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Airports: Fatmawati Soekarno Airport (BKS) – named after first lady of the first president who hailed from the province, previously the airport was named ‘Padang Kemiling Airport’.

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Ethnics of origin:  Rejang,  Serawai,  Melayu Bengkulu,  Lembak,  Enggano

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Languages of origin:  Bahasa Rejang,  Baso Melayu Bengkulu (mix of Minang and Palembang/Jambi),  Pekal, Lembak, Kaur,  Pesemah,  Serawai,  Native language of Enggano.

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The Redjang or Kaganga alphabet is descended ultimately from the from Brahmi script of ancient India by way of the Pallava and Old Kawi scripts.  Redjang is a syllabic alphabet – each letter has an inherent vowel /a/. Other vowels can be indicated using a variety of diacritics which appear above or below the consonants. The Redjang alphabet is used mainly to write magic spells and medical incantations and some poetry. Rejang Alphabet known as Kaganga Alphabet. It just not used by Rejang People (Bengkulu Province) but also used by Lampung People and Kerinci People (Jambi Province).

Province Fauna/Flora:

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Durian is abundant here – Lempuk Durian (Dodol) – Kalamansi Syrup

Dance-art : Rejang Dances (Kejei Semulan Dance, Anok Sangei Dance), Bidadari Teminang Anak, Andun, Penyambutan/Sekapur Sirih, Putri Gading Cempaka, Pukek (Pukat)

Dance-art : Dul (Music Ensemble), Geritan, Serambeak, Andi-andi, Sambei

Traditional Songs : Langgam Melayu Bengkulu & Lagu-lagu Rejang ( Lalan Balek, Taneak Tanai, Anak Kunang, Beinai Curi, Bedindang, Ibo)

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Persembahan Dance –  Dul Ensemble – Colorful Baju Kurungs – Kejai Rejang Dance

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Bengkulu outfits ( consist of two types: the Malays & the Rejangs )

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Kain Besurek –  (Bengkulu style of Batik with Islamic motif), worn by President SBY

Traditional weapon : Keris Bengkulu

Traditional house : Pusako Bubung Limo (Panggung)

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First lady’s house (Ibu Fatmawati Soekarno) which is a typical Bengkulu Panggung house, now’s a museum in Bengkulu City

BEACH :  Panjang, Pasir Putih, Tapak Paderi, Jakat, Tanah Lot Lais

ISLAND : Enggano, Tikus

LAKE : Dendam Tak Sudah, Tes, Gedang, Mas Harun Bastari, Musi, Picung Tubei Lebong, Pematang Curup, Tabarena Curup Natural Pools

PORT : Pulau Baii Port

NATIONAL PARK : Kerinci-Seblat Natl. Park, Taman Hutan Tropis Tahura, Seblat Hunting Park, Konak Park, Enggano Island Nanu’ua Park, Dio Bagito Zoo Park

OCEAN PARK : Enggano Island

RIVER : Seblat River, Ketahun River

HOT SPRINGS : Tujuh Warna Rimbo Penggadang, Suban Curup, Air Putih Muara Aman

WATERFALL : Suban Curup, Kepala Curup

ELEPHANT TRAINING : Seblat, Napal Putih

MOUNTAIN: Gunung Kaba Curup

Downtown & Malls :

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Places of Interest : 

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Bung Karno Exile House (imprisonment by the Dutch in the early 1930s)

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Masjid Jamik Bengkulu, Classic icon in the heart of the city

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Masjid At-Taqwa

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Marlborough Fort

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Thomas Parr Monument

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 Dendam Tak Sudah Lake ; Panjang Beach; Tapak Paderi Beach

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Enggano Island Adventures (Wild life, native people & Beach surfing)

Festival :

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Annual Tabot Festival, Bengkulu City

It’s a religious festival in honour of  Prophet Muhammad’s grandsons Hassan & Hussein who were killed in the Karbala.  It has been held since 15th century introduced by Syekh Burhanuddin. Procession held anually between 1 to 10 Muharram i.e : “Upacara Mengambil Tanah” ( literally ‘pick sacred ground’ held on the night prior to 1 Muharram); “Duduk Penja” ( sitting and pray ceremony between 4 and 5 Muharram); “Menjara Ceremony” (5 – 6 of Muharram);  “Anak Jari-Jari dan Seroban” ceremony (7 – 8 Muharram); “Arak Gedang” (This is the most interesting part as Tabuts were paraded around the city on 9 Muharram) and the closing ceremony ” Tabut Tebuang” where the tabuts were casted off to the sea on 10 Muharram.

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Photo credits:

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West Papua Province

Official Name : Papua Barat (Abbreviation: Pabar ) -previously Irian Jaya Barat (Abbr: Irjabar); Origin of Name :

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Administrative Region : 1 Autonomous city & 10 Regencies

1. Kota Sorong (An autonomous city & Provincial capital)

2. SORONG REGENCY (Aimas)

3. SOUTH SORONG (Teminabuan)

4. RAJA AMPAT (Waisai)

5. MANOKWARI (Manokwari City)

6. TELUK BINTUNI (Bintuni City)

7. TELUK WONDAMA (Rasiei)

8. FAK-FAK (Fak-fak City)

9. KAIMANA (Kaimana City)

*NEWEST REGENCIES – Not shown on above map, as newest map isnot yet available:

10. MAYBRAT (Kumurkek) – created from part of Sorong Regency (#2)

11. TAMBRAUW (Fef) – created from part of Sorong (#2) & Manokwari Regency (#5)

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Places of Interest :  *Historical Tourism, including : *Religious Tourism, including :  *Adventure Tourism : *Shopping Tourism : (handicrafts as well as many Malaysian & Singaporean products)

Visit : Pics of Provincial Capitol & Landmarks (click here):

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Riau Archipelago Province

Official Name : Kepulauan Riau (Abbreviation: Kepri ) ; Origin of Name :

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Capital : Tanjung Pinang

Pop: 3,210,407 (19th)/ Area: 204,543 km2

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Administrative Divisions : 2 Autonomous cities & 7 Regencies/ Municipals (Kabupaten):name (its capital) -see the chart with coresponding number-

1. Kota Tanjung Pinang (including tiny Penyengat Island)

2. Kota Batam (a city-island but administratively is including BulanGalang and Rempang islands)

3. BINTAN -Previously named ‘Kepulauan Riau’ regency, and changed to Bintan to avoid a confusion between the existing regency and the new-formed province that bears the same name- (2006 – 2011  Kijang ; 2011 – now Bandar Seri Bentan, a new town created on Teluk Bintan)

4. KARIMUN ( Tanjung Balai Karimun ) -covers both Karimun, Kundur, Durian, Combol, Sugi and the islands nearby

5. LINGGA ( Daik ) -covers Lingga, Singkep and the nearby small islands

6. KEPULAUAN ANAMBAS ( Tarempa ) -covers Tarempa, Matak & Jemaja

7. KEPULAUAN NATUNA ( Ranai ) -the northern most area of the province it covers Natuna Besar, South Natuna archipelago and Tambelan archipelago.

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Places of Interest :  *Historical Tourism, including : *Religious Tourism, including :  *Adventure Tourism : *Shopping Tourism :

Visit : Pics of Provincial Capitol & Landmarks (click here):

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West Kalimantan Province

The Great Masjid of The Sultan of Pontianak, where it all began *icon pics : The Enggang Bird in the Borneo’s vast rain forest, is considered holy to Dayak Tribe of Borneo/Kalimantan

Official Name : Kalimantan Barat (Abbreviation: Kalbar ) ; Origin of Name : ‘Kalimantan’ is Indonesian (and locals) name of ‘Borneo’. Although many theories exist about its origin, one is from the Indian approach. ‘Kalimantan’ which is often spelled ‘Klemantan’ is derived from Sanskrit : “Kalamanthana” or burning weather island (or island that is very hot temperature). It consists of two words ‘kal[a] : season, period’ and ‘manthan[a] : burning’. But the words “Kalamanthana’ is spelled Kalmantan. And the indigineous people fixed it into Klemantan.

‘Barat’ means ‘West’, thus ‘Kalimantan Barat’ refers to ‘Western part of Kalimantan’

History :

Founded : 1956 (prior that was part of Kalimantan Province from 1945-1956, capital in Banjarmasin)

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Capital : Pontianak

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Administrative Divisions : 2 Autonomous Cities (Kota) / 12 Regencies /Municipals (Kabupaten):name (its capital) -see the chart with coresponding number-

1. Pontianak City (also provincial capital)

2. Singkawang City

3. PONTIANAK Regency (Mempawah)

4. LANDAK (Ngabang)

5. BENGKAYANG (Bengkayang City)

6. SAMBAS (Sambas City)

7. KUBU RAYA (Sungai Raya)

8. SANGGAU (Batang Tarang)

9. KAYONG UTARA (Sukadana)

10.KETAPANG (Ketapang City)

11.SEKADAU (Sekadau City)

12.MELAWI (Nangau Pinoh)

13.SINTANG (Sintang City)

14.KAPUAS HULU (Putus Sibau)

ZIP Code :75-77xxx/ Phone Code:  Vehicle Plate : KB (all province)

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Places of Interest :  *Historical Tourism, including : *Religious Tourism, including :  *Adventure Tourism : *Shopping Tourism : (handicrafts as well as many Malaysian & Singaporean products)

Visit : Pics of Provincial Capitol & Landmarks (click here):

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North Sumatera Province

Breath-taking Lake Toba with its extra ordinary scenic, cool weather and unique culture *icon pic: Throne  (Singgahsana) of the Sultan of Deli in Maimoon Palace, Medan

Official Name : Sumatera Utara (Abbreviation: Sum-Ut ) ; Origin of Name :

History :

Founded : 1956

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Capital : Medan City

Pop: 3,210,407 (19th)/ Area: 204,543 km2

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Administrative Divisions : 8 Autonomous cities (Kota)/ 25 Regencies/Municipals (Kabupaten):

*East Coast Region (known as ‘Pantai Timur’ or ‘Sumatera Timur/East Sumatra’)

Eastcoast/East Sumatra region consists of 5 cities (Kota) :

1. Kota Medan 2. Kota Binjai 3. Kota Pematang Siantar 4. Kota Tebing Tinggi-Deli 5. Kota Tanjung Balai

and 12 regencies (Kabupaten) :

1. LANGKAT (Stabat)

2. DELI SERDANG (Lubuk Pakam)

3. SERDANG BEDAGAI (Sungai Rampah)

4. BATUBARA (Limapuluh)

5. ASAHAN (Kisaran)

6. NORTH LABUHAN BATU (Aek Kanopan)

7. LABUHAN BATU (Rantau Prapat)

8. SOUTH LABUHAN BATU (Kota Pinang)

9. SIMALUNGUN (Raya)

10. TANAH KARO (Kabanjahe)

11. DAIRI (Sidikalang)

12. PAKPAK BHARAT (Salak)

Note : The east coast’s cities & regencies are of constant highlights even from the sultanates era. Since these region are in the Malacca strait, the plantation and commerce help the people gains more progress than west-coast or highland Tapanuli. These are home to Coastal Malays and The Karos, Simalunguns and Pakpaks.  

*West Coast (Pantai Barat)/Southern Tapanuli Region:

consists of 1 city (Kota) & 4 regencies (Kabupaten)

1. Kota Padang Sidempuan

2. SOUTH TAPANULI (Sipirok)

3. MANDAILING NATAL (Panyabungan)

4. PADANG LAWAS (Sibuhuan)

5. PADANG LAWAS UTARA (Gunung Tua)

Note : These regencies are created from older South Tapanuli regency, home to strong devouted Muslim Bataks (Mandailings & Angkolas). They’ve planned to seclude from current North Sumatera Province to join new ‘South-East Sumatera Province.  

*Tapanuli Region :  

consists of 1 city (Kota) & 5 regencies (Kabupaten)

1. Kota Sibolga

2. CENTRAL TAPANULI (Pandan)

3. HUMBANG HASUNDUTAN (Dolok Sanggul)

4. NORTH TAPANULI (Tarutung)

5. SAMOSIR (Pangururan)

6. TOBA SAMOSIR (Balige)

Note : Except Sibolga city & Central Tapanuli Regency -which are consist of muslim Batak in significant numbers-, all of the Tapanuli region above agreed to join a brand new ‘Tapanuli Province’ exclude from current ‘North Sumatra’ Province, most of these regencies are of christian Bataks. 

*Nias Islands

Consist of 1 city (Kota) and 4 regencies (Kabupaten):

1. Kota Gunung Sitoli

2. NIAS (until its status as autonomous city granted in 2008 to Gunung Sitoli city, the seat of Nias regency shall be moved to another place. Somehow as of 2011, the capital of Nias regency remains at the city) 

3. NORTH NIAS (Lotu)

4. WEST NIAS (Lahomi)

5. SOUTH NIAS (Teluk Dalam)

ZIP Code :75-77xxx/ Phone Code:

Vehicle Plate : BK (all province)

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Places of Interest :  *Historical Tourism, including : *Religious Tourism, including :  *Adventure Tourism : *Shopping Tourism : (handicrafts as well as many Malaysian & Singaporean products)

Visit : Pics of Provincial Capitol & Landmarks (click here):

Official Map: