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The Hidden Paradise of Petungkriyono Forest (bahasa Indonesia)

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This story excerpt was translated from bahasa Indonesia. To read the original story in full, visit IDN Times. You may also view the original story on the Rainforest Journalism Fund website here. Our website is available in English, Spanish, bahasa Indonesia, French, and Portuguese.


Pekalongan, IDN Times - Film connoisseurs are familiar with Jurassic Park. Steven Spielberg's 127-minute feature film released in 1993. Elevating the science fiction genre, Jurassic Park successfully won three Academy Awards in 1994 for the categories for Best Visual Effects, Best Sound, and Best Sound Editing.

Many adventure scenes in Jurassic Park take place in the open air, with large towering trees, a variety of distinctive plants, and fresh air in a pristine tropical rain forest area. That environment is not dissimilar from the Petungkriyono forest in Pekalongan Regency, Central Java.

Hutan Petungkriyono, Surga Tersembunyi Bak Kisah Nyata Jurassic Park
Petungkriyono tropical rainforest in Pekalongan. Image by Dhana Kencana/IDN Times. Indonesia, 2021.
Hutan Petungkriyono, Surga Tersembunyi Bak Kisah Nyata Jurassic Park
Birds fly in the morning in the tropical rainforest area of Petungkriyono in Pekalongan. Image by Dhana Kencana/IDN Times. Indonesia, 2021.
Hutan Petungkriyono, Surga Tersembunyi Bak Kisah Nyata Jurassic Park
Community settlement in the Petungkriyono tropical rainforest in Pekalongan. Image by Dhana Kencana/IDN Times. Indonesia, 2021.
Hutan Petungkriyono, Surga Tersembunyi Bak Kisah Nyata Jurassic Park
A river flowing in the Petungkriyono tropical rainforest in Pekalongan. Image by Dhana Kencana/IDN Times. Indonesia, 2021.
Hutan Petungkriyono, Surga Tersembunyi Bak Kisah Nyata Jurassic Park
Petungkriyono tropical rainforest in Pekalongan. Image by Dhana Kencana/IDN Times. Indonesia, 2021.
Hutan Petungkriyono, Surga Tersembunyi Bak Kisah Nyata Jurassic Park
A river flowing in the Petungkriyono tropical rainforest in Pekalongan. Image by Dhana Kencana/IDN Times. Indonesia, 2021.
Hutan Petungkriyono, Surga Tersembunyi Bak Kisah Nyata Jurassic Park
Monitoring of Perhutani SST in the Petungkriyono tropical rainforest river in Pekalongan. Image by Dhana Kencana/IDN Times. Indonesia, 2021.
Hutan Petungkriyono, Surga Tersembunyi Bak Kisah Nyata Jurassic Park
A plant growing in the Petungkriyono tropical rainforest in Pekalongan. Image by Dhana Kencana/IDN Times. Indonesia, 2021.

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