Jacques Cousteau said  “ The best way to observe a fish, is to become a fish.”, here at KBR , we like our guests to explore Lembeh strait during their holiday with us  and recently we  did dive with some repeater guests  at Critters hunt , there is one of dive spot  but  not many divers visit there and we found some the rare things like Batangas Nudi branch  , hairy squat lobster and some of sexy shrimps dancing on the coral. Check this out.

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The Day of Boat Festival

As promised we are posting today the pictures of the Boat Festivals. The boys worked hand in hand with the construction staff and our tailors to make it possible. We have some great talents over there at the dive center. They did a great job, and we are very proud of what they have accomplished.

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Tio carved the blue ring. Constant and Geiby dyed an old used sheet yellow, and the the boys painted the blue rings.

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Stenly carved a very cute little frog fish, with Beny carved the seahorse before moved to paint pipe fish.

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Jun and Ade had the sea urchins decorated with little fish. They got very creative.

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Everyone has a great time decorating, and was very happy to see the result. It’s great to see the fruit of a great team work. It was a great show. More pictures were posted in facebook.

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If you have already made the plan to come visit North Sulawesi in October, know that on the eastern side of this island is the little town of Bitung. It is the small town sheltered by Lembeh Island, where in between is Lembeh Straith, the home of the rare critters.

From October 6th to10th, our little town is having the Lembeh Straith Festival “Pesona”, where we have boat festivals, culinary show, traditional music and dancing, and a lot more culture shows for our visitors.

Kungkungan Bay Resort was invited by the government to participate. We will be participating in boat festivals, and culinary show.

Ais and Ade are working on the decoration for our boat.

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We got two giant seahorses finished this week, and we are working on the sea urchins and blue ring.

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We will post pictures next week of the boat decoration. Everyone is excited to join the boat festivals.

 

 

“Let’s play Tong Ting Tang”

You who have been at Kungkungan Bay Resort and was there when we had our Culture show must have seen our boys performed the Kolintang Music. For you who have not been lucky to see our performance, Kolintang is Minahasa very own traditional music. Specially made from lighter wood which naturally forming parallel lines that creates sounds ranging from low to high pitch notes. The music was named from the sound Tong as low tone, Ting for high tone and Tang for middle tone. In the phrase from Minahasa Language “Maimo Kumolintang”, meaning “let’s play Tong Ting Tang” was the name came from. It was known that this music has the ability to produce a low tone as the lowest tone of grand piano.

Here at KBR, The Kolintang were played in Culture Show by our own staffs. Constant is our taylor playing the melody, Akri & Noldy from construction, Handry and Langi, from security department. Our guest sometimes take the joy to try playing this music.

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Light in the dark

Known by other name, disco clam. The combination between the red colour manteled the whole body, and blue lights playing like tender blue lighting went on and off is just amazing come from a clam.  It was discovered that the mantle edge contains one layer filled with silica spheres and the other layer does not have the spheres and is opaque to light. The silica spheres are nearly optimal reflectors for the blue light that predominates where the clam is found. These two flaps of the mantle act together to cause the brilliant flashing light that is characteristic of this clam.

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My guide this time was Jack. Soft spoken, a little silly underwater sometimes, but has amazing eyes to find all those little critters.

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About Time For A Party!!!

Yes, it is about time for a party! We have all these wonderful guests to celebrate all the great dives.

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Everyone has done amazing job serving, and all excited to entertain our guests. Here at KBR, the more guests to serve, the harder the work is, the happier the staff. No kidding, the staff seemed to be more happier when we have more guests to serve, tired but happier.

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Entertainment is great as always. We got a lot of compliments the next morning. Hard work paid off.

We hope every guest knows how much we appreciate them.

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BRO, the Killer Critter

Looking for stories to share with you all about the critters, we decided to go on the third dive to Jahir, but then changed our mind at the last minute to just see what we can find in our house reef. I have heard about the blue ring in the house reef and saw pictures from our guests but never had any luck meeting this handsome critter before. Here at KBR private house reef, at 42 feet dept we encountered with him.

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He moved from one spot to another and showing his moves.

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The next time you dive with us, make a time to dive in our house reef.

IT IS PARADISE

There is this very old Indonesian song sang by the Koes plus, we consider them the Beatles of Indonesia.
The lyric goes like this:
Orang bilang tanah kita tanah surga
Tongkat Kayu dan Batu jadi tanaman
(People said that our land is the land of paradise. Where stick and stone grow food to harvest)

That’s one of the very old songs in Indonesia, describing how prosperous the land is. And it is true.
With its two seasons, and its vast and abundant fertile soils , you can plant many things here and it will grow so well.

At KBR, we planted spices and fruits on our backyard;
Papaya, Avocado, Mango, Jackfruit, pineapple, corn, cassava, rambutan,coconut etc..
Some of them are seasonal. But we always enjoy the harvest time …. !!

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The Big Belly

In 30 feet deep not far from our floating jetty, this couple showed up in our house reef last month.

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They were very shy yesterday, they kept running away from camera. Today they were nice enough to pose for us.  And she was not so shy to show off her belly.

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We are such fans of our house reef, and really happy to see the old friend was still around, only she kept her distance this time.

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In Perfect Weather This Week

In 27C water, with truly warm guests, working this week is heaven. Meet Terence, Doris and Katsuko who have been really nice to serve, and great people to take diving to.

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June our guide gave the briefing, we were heading to Makawide # 2, a site named after the nearby village, the home of the pigmy seahorses and many other critters.  Beny was responsible to get all cameras to the boat.

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Diving has been amazing. Weather is really hot, humid, but just perfect for us divers. I know you have been enjoying all those images posting in facebook by Terence and Doris. We are grateful for their kindness to share all those critter images with us.

Katsuko has been here so many times that we feel her like a family. Either Jenly joked with her to piggyback her around or Jeff teasing her for only wanting to see nudibranch in every dive, it’s always nice to have her back here at KBR.

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The feeling is nice to serve our guests like family.

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