Nurlin Djuni – Founder of Malia Tours & The Leader

Nurlin is the founder of Malia Tours and principle guide. He is a professional leader who has been actively organizing and conducting birding trips throughout the islands of Indonesia for more than 18 years. 

He is very personable, has sharp eyes and works patiently to find target birds. 

He knows their calls and habitats. He trains local people in each places become professional tour guidess, and helps eco-tourism to the local community.

He is gentle and relaxed native of Palu Central Sulawesi. His smile is something of trademark. 

Kristiani Djuni – Administrative Assistant

Kris is Nurlin’s wife. To remember She'd passed away on May 25th 2017. She was in charged In addition to maintaining our finances, Now we will find-out someone else who ch

Adhartyas Djuni - Driver & logistic arrangement 

Adhar is Nurlin's younger brother, a charming person who manages transport and logistic. He has sharp eyes scouting birds while on driving vehicle along birding sites. 
He also knows where to see 5 endemic species Nepenthes(Pitcherplant) in Sulawesi.

He used to work at palm oil company in Kota Kinabalu - Malaysia for two years. Then He decided returning home to build Malia Tours.

Dadang Dwi Putra   – Support staff & Guide

Dadang is a qualified nature birding guide and an expert for more than twenty years experience. He has been active joining several of surveys, cooperated with International Organizations and Universities from overseas. In year 2000 -2001 He joined a survey of bird population in Lore Lindu National Park – Central Sulawesi.Then 2002-2003 He continued Joining method of count point and mistnetting for Land Use project and conservation value of Forest Bird in Central Sulawesi, cooperated with Indonesian Science Center (LIPI).

In 2004, again LIPI and National University from Singapore involved ,  Dadang himself as their local guide for method of count point and interview, they did a survey for bird species in the national parks and nature reserves in Sulawesi. Include 7 conservation areas such as North Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi and South-east Sulawesi.   

In 2006 – 2007 He did a survey habitat of Banggai Crow on Peleng and Banggai island. Then continued to Morowali nature reserve, cooperated with The Nature Conservancy (TNC).

In a year later He joined a survey of count point with STORMA project in Lore Lindu National Park, cooperated with Tadulako University and Goetingen University from Germany.   

In March 2010 He attended TOT Indonesia Bird Banding Scheme (IBBS) II that hold in Bedugul and Denpasar-Bali. Cooperated with IBBS-LIPI and ABBBS from Australia.

At the end of November 2010 He did a survey of birds on using method point count and misnetting on Mt.Mekongga - North Kolaka recency in the South-east Sulawesi, cooperated with California Davis University, USA.

On February 2012 and September 2012, He joined a survey of Biodiversity Baseline Study in Latimojong sub-district in the South Sulawesi, cooperated with PT. Golder Asscociated.

At the same year on July 2012, Dadang with one of representative from  LIPI, Pamela Rasmussen from (Michigan University-USA) and John Berton Chenault Harris from Adelaide University (Australia) did a survey together to identify Muscicapa sp, or known details Sulawesi Streaked Flycatcher (Muscicapa sodhii). They found it on netting traps at Bakubakulu village on the way to Lore Lindu National Park.

His last survey on February 2013, Dadang joined a field Assistant in the sub Project B11 under the Supervision of Ms. Miriam Teuscher, PHD candidate” Biodiversity enrichment in oil palm plantation, Ecological and Socio-economic impact” in Jambi,Sumatra.

Agus Mbayowo  & Daniel Araro  – Tour Guides

Agus and Daniel are experienced Tour Guide for more than 15 years organising adventure-trekking tour, birdwatching trips and classic culture tour to Toraja land, Togean islands, Morowali and Lore Lindu National Park. They grew in Poso and live in Tentena, a small town nearby Poso lake.

Agus had traveled -out to Europe and stayed for a several months in Netherland, therefore He can speak Dutch language.

Now Agus studies bird species of Sulawesi & Halmahera. He found several habitats  of endemic birds around Tentena and Bada valley.

Both of them have warm personality and speaks English very well indeed. Professional, practical and definitely capable of organising a tour themself and leading a group through Morowali, Lore Lindu National Park and Togean islands.

Stenly Mamengko   – Web graphic designer & Guide

Stenly is a senior tour guide in the North Sulawesi, He’s a native of Bantik ethnic group who grew up in Manado.

A part of the time He takes photograph as his personal interests. However, besides as a professional photographer his also does website and graphic designing. He has been designing many websites in Indonesia.


Two experts who live at Batuputih village nearby Tangkoko nature reserve. Samuel locally known UNGKE is engaged for the park . In generally Samuel is involved on arranging birding trip and Bird Photography tour to Sulawesi and Halmahera. Included Tangkoko, Dumoga Bone, Gunung Mahawu, Tomohon and Mahawu forest, Makassar - Karaenta forest, Malino and Lompobattang forest, Sangihe island and Talaud Island, Togean islands, Peleng Island, Taliabu island, Morowali and Bungku forest. Meanwhile Iwan himself arranges birding trip and Bird photography tours focusly in the North Sulawesi part.
They are are experts, have sense of taking care, have sharp eyes to scouting the birds. They work from dawn to the late at night.

Besides as a birding guide Iwan is knowledgeable in mammals and reptiles. 

Bahar Hamanur   – Tour Guide

Bahar is a native people of Makian island, but lives in Ternate where is a small town to pick up clients in the North Moluccas. He'd graduated Tourism science at the collece in Bali. Now He leads birding tours, snorkeling trip and cultural tours around the islands. He knows where to see Wallace's Standardwing Paradise birds and other endemic birds of Halmahera.  

Kasman Plankton   – Tour Guide

Kasman is a native people of Donggala, He grew up along coastline of Tanjung Karang white sandy beach where is one of tourist destination in Central Sulawesi. He arranges various of tours to severals islands in Indonesia. Included birdwatching trips to Sulawesi, Borneo and Halmahera. 

Scuba diving, dolphin safari tours and nature holidays are other interests that He can arrange.

He is one of multi-talented guide who can play guitar. Singing Blues songs and Jazz music. After showing you birds in the forest then He will introduce you to go snorkeling on coral reefs for another magnificent underwater world.

Eddie Sunardi   – Tour Guide

Eddie is  senior tour guide for more than 20 years on organizing various of tours throughout islands of Indonesia. He is a Javanese, grew up in Central Java and West Kalimantan, then travelled-out to Europe then to North Sulawesi where finally He met his lovely wife in Manado. Now they’re living in a harmony family with three kids.

Snorkeling, Scuba diving and birdwatching trips are three highlight of his interests.

Ben Fayacon   – Local Guide

Ben is originally of Togutil primitive people on Halmahera, He is involved as a local guide to show spots where to find tough birds, likes Invisible Rail, Purple Dollardbird, and Wallace's Standardwing. He is a professional hunter. No He changes his mind to be a good bird guide. He can arrange cultural trip to visit his ethnic  group around Halmahera.   

Stallin Sawuwu   – Tour Guide

Stallin's name might be too scarry because of tragedy in Russia. But It's not him. Stallin is abbreviation of Sangihe-Talaud Indonesia, that means where his father came from Sangihe - Talaud island, the islands are in the northern tip, border of Indonesia and Philippine.

At home his family call him "Allin". That's a better name. Actually Allin himself is nice guy and very responsible person. He was graduated from Antropology science degree at Tadulako University – Palu, He’s one of a nature bird guide in Central Sulawesi, arranges birding trip to several remote islands in Sulawesi likes Banggai Island, Peleng Island, Togean island, Pasoso island and Toli-Toli. indeed Halmahera!

He also can arrange  Nepenthes expedition tour in Sulawesi. He knows where can be seen 5 endemic of Nepenthes (pitcher-plants) in Central Sulawesi, included in Lore Lindu and Gunung Lumut. 

In spare time He teaches kids at Play Group school and plays music instrument, especially guitar.

Lito - Support Guide

Lito is a native people of Besoa, and grew up at the villages nearby Lore Lindu National Park. He will show you where are spots of Diabolical Nightjar, Geomalia, Great Shortwing, Scaly-breasted Kingfisher, Sulawesi Hawk Cuckoo, Sombre Pigeon, Sulawesi Thrush, Mountain Serin, Purple-bearded Bee-eater, Minahasa Masked Owl, Sulawesi Streaked Flycatcher, Piping Crow, etc.

Besides as a local birding guide He’s capable in logistic arrangement, building up a camp-site and cooking meals if requested to stay in the forest.

Please click on this webpage to have a look our details team

Operational Office:

Jl. Raden Saleh No.28 
Besusu Barat, 

Palu - Central Sulawesi
Tel: +62- 451- 4012988
Mobile phone number: 
+62-812 198 96664
What'sApp: +62-853 40937216

Trip Reports

Birding in Bali Barat

Birding in Bali Barat

Sonley Graham and his friend had done five days birding on Bali Barat National Park.


Borneo Trip

Borneo Trip

We have done a great trip across Borneo, flew from Jakarta to Pangkalan Bun, then a canal

Halmahera - Paradise Birding

We had a wonderful day of birding trip to Halmahera. We set up trip from Manado,

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