Sunday, May 24, 2009

Masjid Raya Baiturrahman

Masjid Raya Baiturrahman
Masjid Raya Baiturrahman located in the center of Banda Aceh city, Nanggroe Aceh Darusalam Province. This Mosque was a Mosque of Kesultanan Aceh.
When Dutch attacked Banda Aceh city, this mosque was burning in 1873, and the next following year in 1875, this mosque was rebuilt up.
The mosque has a single dome and finished in December 27, 1883. and in 1935 this mosque was expanded and it had three domes. And in 1959 until 1986 this mosque was expanded again and it had five domes.
Masjid Raya Baiturrahman now become the landmark of Banda Aceh city . Many tourist visit this mosque everyday.


Jam Gadang is a clock tower located in the center of Bukittinggi city in West Sumatra province and become thae landmark of that city. The clock tower was created by Yazid Sutan Gigi Amh in 1926. The clock tower was a gift from the Queen of Dutch to Controleur (Sekretaris Kota).
When Dutch colonialism era this clock tower’s shape was globula with the cock on the top. When Japanese colonialsm era this clocl tower’s shape as pagoda and in Independence era the shape change in to ornament West Sumatra traditional house,
The tower clock’s diameter is 80 cm with ground plan 13 x 4 meters and 26 height is 26 meter. The building of this clock tower had spend about 3000 gulden. This clock tower has its own uniqueness. The number at this clock tower written in Roman. The Roman for number four is usually used IV but in Jam Gadang, it is singed with IIII. And now the clock tower has become a landmark of West Sumatra.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Dieng is plateau in Central Java, belong to Kabupaten Banjarnegara dan Kabupaten Wonosobo. This area located in west of Gunung Simbara and Gunung Sumbing area.
Dieng is known as active volcanic area. We can see many crater here. The average height is about 2000m above the sea level. The temperature in dieng is cool, about 15-20 C in the morning and 10 C at night. When summer, the temperature in Dieng can reach 0 C.
Dieng covered desa Dieng Kulon, Kecamatan Batur, Kabupaten Banjarnegara, dan desa Dieng wetan, Kecamatan Kejajar, Kabupaten Wonosobo.
Dieng is the combination from sunda language “DI” means “place or mountain” and “HYANG” means “God”. So we can say that Dieng means the land of GOD.
Crater crater in Dieng are explain below :
Sibanteng located in Desa Dieng Kulon. This crater has erupted in January 2009 and cause this area forbidden for a while.
This crater so famous in tourist cause it easy to reach.
Sileri is the most active crater and the last eruption happen in June 2003.
Sinila located in Desa Dieng Wetan, This crated has erupted in February 1979.

Here are some tourist object in Dieng.
Color Lake.
Hindu Temple area
Caves, Semar, Jaran, Sumur
Jalatunda Well
Museum Dieng Kaliasa
Dieng is one of exotic place you should visit. So don’t hesitated.

Monday, May 11, 2009


The History
Museum Nasional was built in 1862 by Netherland government. This museum authenticated in 1868. But institutionally, this museum built in 1778, when Netherland Government formed Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen.
Museum Nasional well known as Museum Gajah, when
Raja Chulalongkorn from Thailanda presented a big statue of elephant in 1871. But in May 28 1979, Indonesian government announce officially its name became Museum Nasional Republik Indonesia. In February 17, 1962, Lembaga Kebudayaan Indonesia, one of institution which managed this museum, devolved this museum to Indonesian government. Since that day, this museum managed officially by Direktorat Jendral Sejarah dan Arkeologi, under controlled by Kementrian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan. But in 2005, this museum was under controlled by Kementrian Budaya dan Pariwisata. This Museum located in Jalan merdeka Barat. Its easy to find its location, just see the big elephant statue in fron of this building.
The Collection.
One of the most important collection of Museum Gajah is Patung Bhairawa. Its height is 414 cm. this statue is the most tall in Museum. This statue is manifestion from Dewa Lokeswara who personification from Boddhisatwa in the world. This statue found in Padang Roco, West Sumatra. This statue was estimated formed in 13th-14th century.
Another collection is arca Buddha Dipangkara made from bronze. This arca is keep in a glass box .
Its important fro us to know more about ancient things and we can find out the history in a museum. So as a young generation, we should take care this museum and also its collection. So visit this museum and you will learn the past.

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