Sunday, September 27, 2009

Kawah Putih Ciwidey,West Java

Kawah Putih or White crater is a crater lake of Mount Patuha with altitude 2434 meters above sea level with temperatures between 8-22 ° C. At the peak of Mount Patuha crater when it is, when is low tide in the Sundanese language, which is on the west and the White crater below 2194 meters in altitude above sea level. Both craters were formed by eruptions that occurred at about X and XII century ago. White crater is located about 46 km from the city of Bandung or 35 km from the capital of Bandung regency, Soreang, toward Ciwidey. Mount Patuha said to have originated from the name of the Old Man or "Patua". Local communities is often called the Mount Sepuh. Formerly the local people consider the area and the crater of Mount White Patuha this as a haunted area, no one dared to touch or to get there. Presumably because angkernya, any bird flying over the crater will die. Mystery of the White crater lake beauty was revealed in 1837 by a researcher at the German-born Dutch botanist, Dr. Junghuhn Franz Wilhelm (1809-1864) who conducted research in this area. A scientist Junghuhn simply do not trust local stories. As he traveled through the wilderness research Mount Patuha, he finally found a beautiful crater lake. Like a mountain crater, from the lake bursts out of lava flows of gas and sulfur smell and the nose piercing. From it was revealed that the content is very high sulfur that causes the birds are reluctant to fly across the top surface of the crater lake White. Because the content of sulfur in the crater lake is very high, at the time of the Dutch government had built the plant with a sulfur Zwavel Ontgining 'Crater White'. Then the Japanese era, the business was continued under the name White crater that Kenzanka Gokoya Ciwidey under direct military control of Japan. Area around the White crater there are several ancestral tombs, including graves Satru Keep Grandmother, Grandmother Sadena cavity, Head Grandmother, Grandmother Ngabai, Barabak Grandmother, Grandmother basin, and Grandmother Jambrong. One of the top of the Peak of Mount Patuha Kapok, was the place where the ancestors of the meeting was led by Jaga Satru Grandmother. That said, this place looks magical, sometimes in a set of white fluffy sheep by sheep called lukutan community. White Crater Lake has a characteristic and unique ways. Kawahnya water in the lake can change color, sometimes green apple bluish when the hot sun and fine weather, sometimes also the color of milk chocolate. Most often seen in white water with a thick mist over the surface of the crater. In addition to the crater surface is white, sand and rocks around it were predominantly white, hence the crater is called the White crater. Go to Crater White . White Crater tourist attraction opened starting at 07.00 and closed at 17.00, every day Monday through Sunday. Facilities for visitors around the White crater is sufficient with the parking lots, transit transport to the crater, information, mushala, and food stalls. To get there, visitors from Jakarta can pass Cipularang toll continues to exit toward Soreang Kopo south to the town Ciwidey. Around 20 - 30 minutes from the city Ciwidey visible sign of entry into the tourist entrance to the White crater in the left side of the road. White crater to get to the entrance area of the tourist White Crater recommended use vehicles, do not walk because of slightly uphill road and far enough away, which is about 5.6 km or about 10 - 15 minutes drive. Public transportation from Bandung to Ciwidey can be found in Terminal or Leuwi Garden Kalapa length. Once on the City Ciwidey then continued the journey by using the rural transportation purposes Patengan Situ. Rural transportation to this Patengan Situ objects through tourism in the area of Plantation Ciwidey Strawberry, White Crater, Ranch Upas, & hot water pool Cimanggu. To be able to explore and enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding area and Ciwidey it is not enough for one day.

Wana Wisata Jayagiri

WW Jayagiri 7ha broadly according to forest management administration, including KPH Bandung Utara, BKPH Lembang, Lembang Kabupaten Bandung District. This ecotourism and situated at an altitude of around 1250-1500m above sea level, the field configuration is generally uneven. This region has a rainfall 2.700mm/th with temperatures between 18-29C. Ecotourism consists of mixed forest plantations (pine, flower and so on) the water resources of the spring which is currently used for kepeluan visitors. Lanserkap visual potentials in the region of particular interest is the forest plantations and natural forests in the mountain air. Ecotourism is used for daily tours with activities that can be done is a cross-country picnic hiking and fishing. Facility tours are available this ecotourism location is the gate, parking, information boards / petunujuk, guardhouse, paths, shelters, rescue equipment and trash. Condition of these facilities are generally still in good condition. Ecotourism can be achieved from Sub Lembang (2km) Cimahi (17km) and from the Regency / municipality of Bandung (17km) Subang (52km) Jakarta (200km). Road conditions are generally good and paved so that it can pass the vehicle 2 or 4 wheels, public transport facilities available in the form of wagon / sado and Colts.

Museum Pos Indonesia

Museum Pos Indonesia is at Jalan Cilaki No. 73, Bandung. Not hard to find this museum because of its location together with Gedung Sate. Precisely in the east wing of the government center building with West Java Province. Exhibition space consists of two floors. First floor is lower than the ground surface was divided into several rooms. There is a collection of hundreds of thousands of stamps at home and abroad exhibited, but there are also exhibited a variety of mock historical objects related to the post and the post methods and equipment from time to time. Some stamp collection were displayed in wooden planks that covered the glass so they can be enjoyed immediately. However, there are some collections that can only be seen with the help of officers for the collection was placed on boards together vertically. Brief boards were put together like wooden cabinets with a size of 1.5 meters x 1 meter x 2.5 meters. There are a few "closet" on the floor. Each cabinet equipped with iron bars and locked. Each side of the board contains information on the country of origin stamp. Visitors just choose the name of the desired state, then the board was pulled out. These stamps are very old and rare. In this museum paintings also installed the world's first postage stamp, "The Penny Black". Stamps was originally published in 1840 in the UK with a picture of Queen Victoria's head. Not far from painting a picture maker, a British tax office worker named Sir Rowland Hill. There was also explained that before there was a stamp, mailing costs are borne by the recipient. This way and then stopped because there was an incident that sent a letter refusing to accept to avoid the obligation to pay. If the first stamps in the world just a painting, the museum's first postage stamp collections stored Indonesia. Wine-red stamps with a picture of King William III was published in the Dutch Indies Government on April 1, 1864. Nominal price was 10 cents. Letter kings On the ground floor of the museum there are also various postal equipment over the centuries. Include various forms of mailbox is collected from the entire archipelago. Other ancient collection is an old iron wagon used to transport mail from the post office to the train station. There are many other collections, such as old photographs and sculptures that showed activity perposan Indonesia from time to time. Unfortunately, all the collections in the form of immovable objects. Need to play historical imagination that post was more impressive. Museum Pos Indonesia Address: Jl. Cilaki No. 73 Bandung Wetan Tel.: 022.4206195

Museum Bikon Blewut

Museum Bikon Blewut
Background and History The arrival of the missionaries States Word of God, who is better known as Sociates Verbi Divini (SVD), in the early 19th century, has helped bring positive impact to society indigenous tribes in Flores and preservation of cultural heritage of their ancestors. SVD Priests who were experts in the field of history and language and culture (ethnologists and anthropologists) are beginning to take the initiative to find and collect "Cultural Property Flores hidden" in order to be preserved so that a "source of learning" for the younger generations now, They are Paul Arndt SVD, SVD Theodor Verhoeven, Guisinde SVD, SVD Jilis Verheijen, Paul Schebesta SVD, which is always reported the results of their research to a scientific journal anthropos, founded in 1906 in Mödling, Austria, by Prof.. Wilhelm Schmidt SVD, tutors and their teachers. A spectacular first step for Flores and the world community of science has been initiated by Dr. Theodor Verhoeven SVD, an alumnus of the University of Utrecht etnolingguistik - Netherlands. After arriving in Flores in 1949, Verhoeven began doing field-research in all areas of Flores by concentrating on cultural objects presejarah, paleontology, and geology. It therefore raises the excavation efforts everywhere to find the fossils of early humans and fossils of fauna and flora around the island of Flores. Along with research and field observations by colleagues about the history of cultures and religions of non-Christians in Oceania and Southeast Asia, Verhoeven also collect the results of exploration and discovery that is now the Main collections The museum Bikon Blewut Ledalero. The results of excavations and discoveries since 1950 until 1965 it was at first kept it in the Seminary Todabelu, Ngada District, Flores, which is managed by the SVD priests. Moreover, members of his expedition team consisting of seminary students (Piet officers, Darius Nggawa, Frans Nurak, Rokus Awe Due) at the time. But after Verhoeven returned to the Netherlands in 1967, findings and the digging was known only through his writings in the Journal of anthropos in German. In 1975 came a missionary from the Netherlands are energetic, Drs. Guus SVD Cremers, who got the assignment as a Lecturer in STFK Ledalero. On its initiative and with the approval of the Regional SVD Ende, the results of Verhoeven's discovery was transferred to the Seminary Ledalero, Kabupaten Sikka, Flores. Cremers Guus care SVD results of discovery and excavation until the arrival of Father Drs. Piet SVD officers in 1982, who moved from Ende to be a Lecturer in Cultural History STFK Ledalero. Piet officers at the hands of SVD, which is better known as sareng Orinbao and is a former member of the Expedition Team Verhoeven, this is the result of the discovery and excavation Verhoeven is then organized and systematically managed, in 1983 in a small building of the Seminary of Ledalero, thus deserve the name as a MUSEUM. Although in terms of content diversity of this collection, SVD priests called this museum as "the Museum's mission and culture", however, officers Piet SVD-BIKON spark BLEWUT name for this museum on the basis of interpretation of the poem-the customary culture-Krowe Sikka.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Taman Raya Bung Hatta,West Sumatera

Taman Raya Bung Hatta (TRBH) is a natural reserve areas of primary forest of West Sumatra which serves to preserve germplasm, natural resource protection, education and research, guidance and love of nature as well as a place of recreation. Part TRBH Kerinci Seblat National Park. Determined by Presidential Decree. 35 in 1986. Extensive covering the whole area 70 thousand hectares, with the configuration of the landscape light waves, rather steep to steep and hilly with the height of 300 meters to 200 meters above sea level. In the area of 14 fruit TRBH flowing river, some of which lead to Padang, such as the Batang Arau, Batang Kuranji, and Cold Air Batang. TRBH is a 'heaven' that promises a tropical landscape of the undulating and steep, covered by a wide variety of tropical plants that are still original and is inhabited by hundreds of animal species typical of the island of Sumatra. Unique conditions make this region as a field cruise and wildlife observation. In this area there are 352 species of flora and 170 species of protected fauna.

Alas Purwo National Park

Alas Purwo National Park is situated on Blambangan Peninsula in Banyuwangi regency, at the southeastern tip of East Java. The park's name means "first forest", in accordance with a Javanese legend that says the earth first emerged from the ocean here. With an area of 434 km², the park is made up of mangroves, savanna, lowland monsoon forests and coral-fringed beaches. An internationally renowned surf break peels along the edge of the park at Plengkung on Grajagan Bay. Mount Linggamanis (322m) is also located in this national park.

There are some endangered flora, which are protected in this national park, such as:
Terminalia catappa, Calophyllum inophyllum, Sterculia foetida, Barringtonia asiatica and Manilkara kauki.
It is home to some of Java’s
endangered species, such as the Javanese bull (Bos javanicus).
The biggest enemy of the bull is humans.
Poachers set traps outside the park during the dry season to snare bulls wandering outside the park in search of water. The bulls are slaughtered and the meat sold.
Other threatened animal species protected in Alas Purwo include the
dhole (Cuon alpinus), silvered leaf monkey (Presbytis cristata), Green Peafowl (Pavo muticus), junglefowl (Gallus sp.), Olive Ridley, (Lepidochelys olivacea), Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) and Green turtle (Chelonia mydas).

Mpu Tantular State Museum,East Java

Mpu Tantular State Museum is a museum in the city of Surabaya, East Java. The museum is managed by the Technical Implementation Unit at the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Establishment embryo Mpu Tantular State Museum is a cultural institution founded Stedelijk Historisch Museum Vaber Soerabaia by Von, a German citizen Surabaya, in 1933, which was inaugurated on July 25, 1937. Efforts to expand the museum conducted by obtaining a new building at Jalan Simpang (now Jalan Pemuda 3 Surabaya) and financed by funds collected from the community. Tata room of this museum has a collection room, library, office space, auditorium. To improve the lead museum, many held Vaber Von international relations. But before his goal is achieved, Von Vaber died on September 30, 1955. After the death of Von Vaber, the museum is not maintained, collection, collection many damaged and missing. Then the museum is managed by the Public Education Foundation. In 1964, the museum has obtained funding from the Foundation, Prof. Dr. M. Soetopo. After the establishment Museum Directorate in the Ministry of Education and Culture, Government attention to the museum which is managed by Public Education Foundation to be more serious. Museum of Public Education in general was opened on May 23, 1972 and inaugurated with the name "Museum of East Java". Next comes the initiative to submit it to the Cultural Institute of Local Government of East Java Province. In the process penegerian, Public Education Foundation in cooperation with representatives of Museum Development Office Department of Education and Culture. With the issuance of Decree of the Minister of Education and Culture dated February 13, 1974 Number 040/C/1974, Museum of East Java State Museum status. The inauguration is on 1 November 1974 with the handover of the Chairman of the General Education Foundation for Culture R. Banu Iskandar to the Director General of Culture Prof.. Dr. I.B. Mantra. The next museum was inaugurated in East Java with the name "State Museum of East Java Mpu Tantular" with the location in Jalan Pemuda 3 Surabaya. Because of the growing collection, in mid-1975 the Museum moved to a larger place that is at Jalan Taman Mayangkara No. 6 Surabaya, which was inaugurated on August 12, 1977 by the Governor of East Java Sunandar Priyosudarmo. .

Tancak Kembar Waterfalls,Jember

The waterfall is located in Tancak Twins 24 km from Bondowoso westward Andungsari village, Pakem district. Waterfall height is 77 meters. This waterfall function not only as a tourist attraction but also for irrigation. Local legend believed that the left side of the waterfall guarded by men and the right is the women. It is believed that if visitors wash his face at the waterfall, their skin will remain always young

Rawa Jombor,Klaten, East Java

Rawa Jombor. In addition to tourist attractions and lure, also used by the residents for fish around the coral and floating restaurants. Houses seem to eat floating in the marsh with the mountainous background beautifully elegant, and trumbu floating foreground, cultivated by the residents of surrounding. As a tourist area, on major holidays, particularly holidays and national holidays, the number of visitors increased. Besides enjoying the beautiful scenery and the wind gentle, and no less fun fishing with family members. Visitors who want to enjoy cooking tasty fried fish, like snapper and tilapia in the middle of the swamp can be found a floating restaurant that used to serve various cuisines such.

Kyai Langgeng Park, Magelang, East Java

Kyai Langgeng is a name derived from the name of one of his fighters under the leadership of Prince Diponegoro, one of Indonesian heroes who fought bravely won independence against the Dutch during the war Diponegoro (1825 - 1830). Basic dijadikannya a park by using the name since the late Kyai Langgeng, buried in this area. Tomb is still there and preserved until today. Taman Kyai Langgeng Cempaka is located on the street, only 1 Km from the center of Magelang. Trips to the park is a special thrill. In addition to the park is neatly laid out, it was a lot of pleasure with a unique bid-owned uniqueness and other facilities available in it. A stunning landscape charm that can fill the "emptiness of the soul" the audience perfectly. Owned tourism potential Kyai Langgeng Park reliable. This park collects a variety of different flora and fauna of rare tropical. There are double cempaka (Mycelia Campaca), the god of emergency (Eugenia Sp), apple bludru (Diospiros rabbola), Nagasari (Mesua ferrea), Matoa (Pometia Pinata ireigfost), ruser (Arthocarpus Sp), lobbying (Flacouritia inermis Roxb), Keben (Baringtonia asiatica) The nuts (Aleurites Moluceana), Kenari (Canarium Commune) and many more. It feels natural atmosphere in this park, as visitors brought "back to nature" (back to nature). In the green garden have animals such as snakes from pitron Kedung Ombo, bird eagle mambrukm (Falconidae) squirrels, monkeys, deer, partridge and some other animals. There are more unique and unusual that is, two catfish are old enough age. Catfish males aged about 24 years more and catfish females aged approximately 54 years Taman Kyai Langgeng with facilities that are owned, boasts a bright air of comfort with the sun always shines, beautiful natural views and stunning, natural hospitality. This all makes it a paradise garden, combination of natural grace and man-made. If, visitors interested in history, nature, sports or just bersantaim, Taman Kyai Langgeng provide for all people.

Srandil Mountain

Srandil Mountain is one of the hills in the distance Glempangpasir between Adipala District attractions in Cilacap town 30 km towards the northeast and is relatively easy to reach by public bus passenger vehicle department-Jatijajar Cilacap-Kebumen or private vehicles because the course is paved and close to the causeway south-south. Mount Srandil every day for pilgrimage visited by people because the place is not only known by the community around it but to get out of Java such as Sumatra, Kalimantan, Bali. and Sulawesi, then visiting a variety of purposes. The pilgrims usually visit or be imprisoned on Friday night or Tuesday Kliwon Kliwon the Shura Month. It is said that according to the story of the first inhabitants of Mount Mukhriti Sultan Srandil is the second son of Queen Lebanese Sari Dewi Sumenep East Java. The arrival of the Sultan was to be imprisoned but Sultan Mukhriti murca (disappeared) who have lived its place which lies east of the familiar with the Grandparent Gusti Agung Sultan Mukhriti Mount is believed to be place of Srandil Kaki Semar and pangreh Magical, and also serves as Kaki Semar Padepokan and the other Magical pangreh pleasing dwelling there.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Widara Payung Beach

Widarapayung beach located in District Member is currently providing a new adventure of surfing. Although currently very limited in number but guaranteed you will enjoy a very exciting adventure. Feasibility Widarapayung Beach as a place for surfing has gone through a survey by a foreign institution which states that the surf beach for surfing Widarapayung feasible and meets the standards of the world surfing. This beach along the local residents to provide a surfboard (surf) that can be used to practice surfing for beginners. Widarapayung beach can reach by using buses or the Department of Cilacap use personal vehicle / bicycle / motorbike because it is located in the southern causeway. From the east across the border kebumen (Beach father) - Cilacap (Beach Jetis) Bridge crossing bodo time - towards the west - to the location of the road on the left. From the west: from the City of Cilacap - Adipala - To the east to the district. Newbie - reach the location on the right path. From the north: from Purwokerto to Kroya - from rising transportation department Kroya Member - directly to the location.

Wasaka Museum

Wasaka Museum is a museum of popular struggle in South Kalimantan. Wasaka abbreviation of Nipples Ka Waja Until that is the motto of popular struggle in South Kalimantan. The museum is located at the Raft House Banjar homes that have been converted from residential to enable the museum as a traditional building conservation. Located in Gang H. Andir, Kampung Kenanga Ulu, Kelurahan Jingah River, District of North Banjarmasin, Banjarmasin.
In the museum was inaugurated on 10 November 1991 was, there were approximately 400 historical objects in the Revolutionary War period .. Some things that can be seen in this museum include various types of weapons used by fighters in the Banjar physical revolution of 1945-1949. Like the spear, saber, rifle, and mortar

Botanical Garden Samarinda

Botanical Garden Samarinda, is the name of the forest area owned by Education Mulawarman University. This area was once the concession area CV Wood Mahakam (Ali Akbar Afloes) which in 1974 handed over area of 300 hectares within its concession at Chalk Mountain area to the Rector of the University Mulawarman (R. Sambas Wirakusumah) to manage the Forest Conservation / Garden Raya. This was later confirmed by the Governor of East Kalimantan Province and Head of the East Kalimantan forestry service time. In 1997, Mayor of Samarinda is also strengthening the status of the area as Forest Mulawarman University Education. This forest area was formerly used by the University Mulawarman, such as student field practice area, location of research and gathering of research and academic arenas Fahutan Unmul. And after the signing of the charter of cooperation between the Government Mulawarman University Samarinda, the area now named Samarinda and Botanical Gardens are in the stage complete recreational facilities and infrastructure in the region. Currently Samarinda Botanical Garden is managed by the Botanic Gardens Unit and Education Forest University Mulawarman are in a correction phase and the addition of facilities and infrastructure for recreation. Samarinda City Government has invested approximately 1.7 billion dollars for the construction of physical buildings in the area. Will also be entered in the region, the Special Allocation Fund Reforestation Fund for 156.8 million dollars for rehabilitation in the region. And until now has awakened the gate post at the entrance, meeting room, the fence around the lake and some other physical building.

Tanah Merah Waterfall

Tanah Merah waterfall is located about 14 km from downtown Samarinda Purwosari exactly in the village district of North Samarinda. This place is the right choice for family tourism as a rest pavilion equipped, shelter with shade trees around the site, shop, vehicle parking area, an open stage and the baths. to achieve these attractions can be reached by motor vehicle either two or four wheels as well as public transportation routes Segiri Market - Siring River.. This place not only offers a panoramic view of gorgeous waterfalls, but also a gazebo equipped with lounges, a shady park bench with a bushy big trees all around, shop, vehicle parking area, playground and children's baths. Waterfall Visitor Tanah Merah not only from Samarinda, but there is also the Sangata, Bontang, Sebuluh, Tenggarong and Balikpapan.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Yosim Pancar dance from Papua

Yosim Pancar Dance (Yospan) is a friendship dance in Biak Numfor. This dance is more than one person with basic movement energetic, dynamic and interesting, such as gas transmit, Gale-gale, Jef, Pacul Three, Right and others.This dance uese to use yospan guitar, jukelele, and homemade stringbass. Jewelry and accessories that are used are made from local materials, such as the sago palm leaves, palm tree root fibers and the like. Rhythm and song of this dance can invoke the power and give breath to dance, such as providing certain symbols of love songs, songs about the beauty of nature and so on. Throw Yosim dance is not a traditional dance, contemporary dance but were modified with a variety of folk dances.

Kawi Mountain ,Malang, East Java

Gunung Kawi is a volcano in East Java, Indonesia, close to Mount Butak. Gunung Kawi, located west of Malang city is a tourist attraction that needs to be visited when we were in East Java because of its uniqueness, this tourism object more accurately dubbed the "city in the mountains". Along the road we will see a building with architectural buildings typical of China, where there is a temple / pagoda place to pray or perform ritual Confucius typical. Usually Tionghoa people visit this place on certain days for religious rituals such as begging safety, giam si, ci inlet. There are many unique things related to the belief that we can find in the mountain Kawi, One of them is a tree which is said to believe when we fall of the fruit, then we'll get a fortune. On certain nights will be plenty of people who sit under this tree. Besides trees, there are also grave Djoego Mbah, a hermit, who was also very guarded by local residents.

Tampak siring Palace

Tampaksiring Presidential Palace in the village of Sukawati. Sub Sukawati, Gianyar regency, Bali, approximately 40 kilometers from Denpasar. Tampaksiring name comes from two words Balinese language, the "look" and "siring", which means each palm and tilted. It is said, according to a legend recorded on palm leaves USANA Bali, the name comes from the former footprints of a king named Mayadenawa. King is clever and powerful, but unfortunately he is anger. He considers himself a god and ordered his people worship him. As a result of nature's Mayadenawa, Batara Indra was angry and sent his armies. Mayadenawa ran into the woods. In order for the pursuers lost track, he walked with her feet tipped. That way he hopes his pursuers do not recognize the trail feet. This palace stood on the initiative of President Sukarno, who want a resting place away from the cool weather of the city, suitable for the President of the Republic of Indonesia and their families as well as for state guests. Tampaksiring Presidential Palace complex, now consists of five main buildings and one pendapa. Two major buildings are named Wisma Merdeka and Wisma Negara, three other major buildings are named Wisma Yudhistira, Wisma Bima, and conference rooms, and Wantilan Hall. Wisma Merdeka - size 1200 M2 - consists of Bedroom I Bedroom II and President, Family Bedroom, Living Room, Work Space. Wisma Negara - the extent of 1476 M2 - consisting of the State Guest Room. The main part of the State House is similar to the main part of Wisma Merdeka; homestead was built on hilly land and the hills that support the homestead are separated by a sufficient gap in the hills (approximately 15 meters). Both the homestead is connected by a bridge 40 meters long by 1.5 meters wide. Yudhistira homestead is situated around the middle of Tampaksiring Palace complex. The extent of 1825 M2. This homestead is a place to stay for the party president or the party guest who was visiting the country to the Palace Tampaksiring; Wisma Bima is located in the northwest of Wisma Merdeka; extent of 2000 M2, completed in early 1963. Furniture in it are arranged according to function as a place to rest the guards and officers who serve the President and his family or the guests of the state. .

Lorentz National Park

Lorentz National Park is located in the Indonesian province of Papua, formerly known as Irian Jaya (western New Guinea). With an area of 25,056 km² (9,674 mi²), it is the largest national park in South-East Asia. In 1999 Lorentz was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
An outstanding example of the biodiversity of New Guinea, Lorentz is one of the most ecologically diverse national parks in the world. It is the only nature reserve in the Asia-Pacific region to contain a full altitudial array of ecosystems spanning from marine areas, mangrove, tidal and freshwater swamp forest, lowland and montane rainforest, alpine areas, and equatorial glaciers.
Lorentz Park contains many unmapped and unexplored areas, and is certain to contain many species of plants and animals as yet unknown to Western science. Local communities' ethnobotanical and ethnozoological knowledge of the Lorentz biota is also very poorly documented.
The park is named for Hendrikus Albertus Lorentz, a Dutch explorer who passed through the area on his 1909–1910 expedition.
The forests of Lorentz encompass the traditional lands of several ethnic groups, including the Asmat, Amungme, Dani, Sempan, and Nduga. Moreover, cultural diversity is another important measure of success for the park as well.
The main threats to the biodiversity of Lorentz are from commercial logging, forest conversion for plantation agriculture, smallholder agricultural conversion, mining/oil/gas development, and the illegal species trade. Global warming also poses a substantial threat
As of 2005, there were no park staff or guards assigned to Lorentz. However, the park's success largely depends on local communities' understanding of and support for conservation, rather than external enforcement alone. Several conservation organizations are working in the Lorentz area.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Saparwadi Cave (which is better known as Pamijahan Cave) is located at the foot of the mountain village Mujarod in Pamijahan, Tasikmalaya, one of the attractions or places of spiritual pilgrimage in the third largest after Cirebon in West Java and Banten (prior to his own province). It is said that this cave was once the place of habitation and teaching Syech Abdul Muhyi, a Sufi tariqa based Satariyah, the grave was located outside the cave and a cave complex that also became a place of pilgrimage today. Many people or pilgrims who came to say that if more provision or benefit as in this cave, the pilgrims could see the Grand Mosque and the Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia there, a mystery that until now I have not heard directly from people who have been experience. Despite the mystery, activities and beliefs that most of the pilgrims, the cave is a cave Pamijahan beautiful and magnificent, with views outside and inside that can make us constantly calling the greatness and holiness of God's name.

Sedekah Bumi Ritual on Mount Kerinci

Sedekah Bumi Ritual on Mount Kerinci usually held every year on one Syuro in order to tame the mountain this trim. A buffalo, and a number Foreword crops such as potatoes, tomatoes, vegetables and rice cone into the offerings in the ritual. Head of buffalo, Prologue and other offerings were planted into the ground at the foot of Mount Kerinci. After planting the head of buffalo and betel Prologue at the foot of Mount Kerinci, the show followed by dinner together and toss offerings to the community. The village elders, Mbah Art says, this sacred ceremony performed each year in the month Syuro by bringing together two of traditional Javanese tradition and custom Kerinci. According to him, these rituals aim to tame Mount Kerinci in order not to explode.

Seren Taun Ritual

Seren Taun is a Sundanese community ceremonies are conducted each year, held solemn and festive CIGUGUR Village, Sub CIGUGUR, Kuningan regency, West Java. Traditional ceremonies as a celebration of this agrarian society rang thousands Brass and surrounding communities, even from some areas in West Java and abroad. Seren taun ceremony is not just entertainment, but also claims about how humans always give thanks to Almighty God, especially at harvest time facing. The ceremony is also intended to God to provide protection in the next planting season. Seren taun ceremony held every 22 Rayagung-date last month on Sundanese calendar system and that, as usual, focused on the marquee Paseban Tri Panca Tunggal, the residence of Prince Djatikusumah, which was founded in 1840. Like the gods of harvest season, grain, and ornamental crops dominate the show circuit. Seren taun highlight is usually opened in 0800, preceded the procession Ngajayak (welcome or pick up the rice), then continued with three colossal performances, the dancing baby, angklung Baduy, and Angklung played a variety of beans, religions and beliefs living in CIGUGUR. Series of significant events thanks to God that was confirmed also by the reading of prayers delivered alternately by religious leaders in Indonesia. Furthermore, the end of the activities carried out Ngajayak, namely the delivery of the rice harvest to the community leaders to then ground together, at the Taman Sari Paseban Complex north Paseban Building. Thousands of people who attended were eventually involved in this activity, follow in the footsteps of the bureaucrats, community leaders, and clergy who first invited to pound rice. Dozens of other people fight for grain from the store called Aci Trance Pwah Asri. Seren taun ritual itself was going on since Saturday, or 18 Rayagung 1937, starting with the opening of the exhibition Art and Commodity Documentation Indigenous Jabar. Every day displayed martial art, nyiblung (water music), art of the Dayak Krimun, Indramayu, flute Rando, tarawelet, Karinding, and distilled from Baduy beetles. For indigenous Karuhun Urang CIGUGUR, Seren Culture Year is a title Sundanese Traditional Agriculture Society as a form of a surge of gratitude to God. That means also the ceremony of the new crops and begged the good achieved for the next year. Why Rayagung held every month? The symbolic meaning Rayagung celebrate the greatness of God. Beginning with rice ngajayak ceremony on 18 Rayagung a ceremony followed by pulverization of rice as a top event on 22 Rayagung with comminution ceremony by hundreds of rice farmers. Date selected 22 Rayagung not without meaning. Figures 22 and 20 consists of 2. Twenty numbers illustrate that the body is anatomically considered together organs and cells with diverse functions. Number two refers to the basic attitude of unity that has become the law of the supernatural, as the day and night, the ups and downs, happy hard, and men and women. Bringing Earth results from the Four Corner Peak Year Seren similar ceremony festival. Public procession consisting of 4 rows of formation of young people, mothers, fathers, and artistic attractions entourage carrying the harvest from the four corners CIGUGUR. Front row, two women carrying rice, fruits, and tubers, followed by a young man carrying an umbrella multilevel three young coconut leaf. Behind him, there were 11 women carrying rice seedlings with the bachelor dipayungi. The number eleven represents the symbol of love (compassion). Third row, there is a group of mothers who carry rice on their heads (nyuhun), while the fourth line, the party bearing fathers and rengkong rice with ordinary pole. The four corners of it as a symbol that represents God's love for his people in the 4 corners. Seeing the various forms and accessories procession creative enough, describing the enthusiasm of the people prepare to follow this ritual. They make various forms of wooden boxes used to carry produce. There is adorned with a statue of a fish Kancra CIGUGUR unique animals and Tigers, and adorned with young coconut leaf trays that look beautiful.

Tabuik Piaman Ceremony

In West Sumatra every 10 Muharram, there was a ceremony named Piaman Tabuik Party. The party is one big annual tourism event in the City Pariaman to welcome the new Islamic year, which was held from 1 to 10 Muharram, as processions of war at the time of Karbala Hussein, grandson of Prophet Muhammad. Procession of the party in a sequence can be celebrated with several kinds of activities. According Piaman public confidence, any activity on the party to give meaning greatness of Allah SWT. First, take the land. This event is the beginning of the Feast of Tabuik, held on 1st day of Muharram, which is Tabuik two groups, namely Tabuik Pasar and Tabuik Seberang. That said, Tabuik taken by the adherents of the Shia of the Middle East to Pariaman, as a war memorial of Karbala. The ceremony is also a symbol and expression of a deep sense of grief and respect for Muslims in Pariaman the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. In the history Pariaman Tabuik first introduced to members of the Islamic army "Thamil" which became part of British forces led Stamfort General Thomas Raffles. When the British colonized it in 1826 Bengkulu Province. Thamil forces, which mostly Muslim party held every year Tabuik, which in Bengkulu called "Tabot". After the agreement March 17, 1829 London, England had to leave Bengkulu and accept Dutch colony in Singapore. Instead Netherlands are entitled to areas British colonies in Indonesia, including Sumatra, Bengkulu and other areas. British troops "leave" from Bengkulu, but the troops "Thamil" chose to survive and escape to Pariaman, West Sumatra, who was known as a busy port area on the west coast of Sumatra island. Because the vast majority of Muslims Thamil forces, they can be accepted by society at that time Pariaman also was entered into the teachings of Islam. There was mingling and unity, including the socio-cultural fields. One of the cultural assimilation is shown through Feast Tabuik. Even Tabuik eventually became an inseparable tradition of civic life Pariaman. Meaning Tabuik party intended to commemorate the deaths of two of Prophet Muhammad's grandson, namely Hasan and Husain who led the Muslim army in a skirmish against the Bani Umayyad in the war of Karbala in Mecca. In battle, Husain died unnaturally. Some Muslims believe Hussain's body was carried into the sky using the "Bouraq" with the so-called coffin Tabot. Vehicles Bouraq being symbolized by the horse-headed fat beautiful women into the main part of the building Tabuik.

Ruwat Laut Ritual

Hundreds of citizens of the Village Well, Ketapang, South Lampung, held a ceremony and prayer Ruwatan sea with the fishing pier, Kramat Village, head of buffalo, goat, two chickens, and other offerings threw into the sea . Ruwatan sea procession, preceded by the reading of prayers and sprinkled holy water. Sea ritual and prayer is meaningful to distance humans from harm. Also, give blessings, prosperity, and safety. away from harm and given safety by Almighty God, "he said. After the procession and held a ceremonial event, accompanied by dozens of fishing boats, the head of customs and religious leaders boarded a boat for boat carrying miniature buffalo head, the head of a goat, two chickens, and offerings into the sea of Sunda Strait.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Panca Karya Agung Bali Krama ceremony in Bali

Hindu Dharma in Bali hold a large-scale ritual activities, namely the Panca Karya Agung Bali Krama centered at Pura Besakih, the slopes of Mount Agung Karangasem regency, 80 km east of Denpasar. Panca Karya Agung Bali Krama held once every ten years on Tilem Caitra (Tilem Kesanga) as Saka year ending with zero (Rah monodon). Large-scale activities such ritual is the implementation of the "Bhuta yadnya" and "God Yadnya" which means to purify the universe into harmonious order. At the peak of the great work on upgrading Luhur Pura Besakih, also performed the ritual activities Kabeh `Lord` Down the ritual activities of the smaller scale is continuously held once every year.

Buka Luwur ceremony at Sunan Kudus' Tomb Cental Java

BukaLuwur a ritual or a mosquito net replacement luwur tomb of Sunan Kudus conducted once every year on the 10th of Muharram. Actually beating the crowd had begun the previous week since the new year on 1 Muharram Islamic. Not only the people around, the pilgrims who came to the tomb of Sunan Kudus also many from outside the Holy. Buka Luwur rituals began with the reading of prayers are done in tajug or hall complex located at Sunan Kudus. This Tajug quadrangular building a motivated Java berundak roof model steps with four poles on each side, made of teak wood floors while the ceramic lay carpet on top of the mosque. Buka Luwur ritual participants sat around luwur around tajug and which will be installed. The participants of this ritual sex all men, amounting to between 50-70 people. Buka Luwur ritual participants are scholars or Kyai, community leaders, Local Government, Parliament, Tomb Stakeholder Management Association Auliya (PPMA) and other invited guests. Luwur open traditional ritual is led by traditional leaders or local Ulama. The participants followed the prayers chanted by the leader of the ceremony some time after reading the prayer leader of the ceremony Syuro Ash followed by reading the Al-Fatihah, one-time, Al-Ikhlas three times, three times Al-Falaq, An Nas three times, all simultaneously read by the participants buka luwur rituals. Once completed then followed by tahlil and closed with a prayer that is often read by Muslims in daily life. Luwur previously been in the midst of tajug then paraded by the participants of the ritual luwur open to the tomb of Sunan Kudus located on the north side accompanied by chanting tajug Sholawat. Luwur open ritual ends with a prayer read by the most senior Kyai in the Spirit. Participant agrees every time Kyai finished reading the prayers. After the closing prayer was read, the participants leave the ritual area Buka luwur tomb of Sunan Kudus.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Jumenegnag Ceremony in Solo, Central Java

Kraton Solo saving grace in their own culture and tradition. One very interesting tradition is the ritual ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of mounting the throne Sinuhun PB so-called Tingalan Jumenengan Dalem. The event, called Dalem Tingalan Jumenengan is usually enlivened with dance performances held at the Kraton Surakarta, but also filled with the tradition of granting honorary degrees by the Kingdom for those credited to preserve Javanese culture. Honorary degree conferred not only for the internal in the palace, but also to people outside the palace walls. Procession granting of the title is usually done in the Kasunanan Morokoto Surakarta Palace and acceptance of this degree is given by Yuda KGPH Kusuma Kusuma Wandawa Office.
Some titles are given, among others:
- Kanjeng Raden Tumenggung (KRT),
- Kanjeng Raden Ayu (kray),
- Kanjeng Mas Ayu (KMA),
- Kanjeng Raden Arya Duke (KRAA)
This ritual makes Indonesia;s culture become more rich.

Rambu Solo Ceremony at Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi

Funeral ceremony or well known as Rambu Solo in Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi. From the outside we could see a great cultural value in this ceremony. There are cottages founded in mutual cooperation. Animal sacrifice (buffalo and pigs) is prepared to entertain the guests who come once a symbol of respect for the dead. Rambu Solo aim to respect the human spirit and bring the deceased into the spirit world, which is returned to immortality with their ancestors at a resort, called Puya, which is located in the southern part of human habitation. The ceremony is often also called the completion ceremony of death. Man who died just be really dead after all this ceremonial procession fulfilled. If not, then the man who died was only considered as a human being "sick" or "weak", so he still treated like human beings live, which is laid up in bed and were given food and water dishes, even always talk to. Local community considers this very important ceremony, because the perfection of this ceremony will determine the position of the human spirit is dead, whether as a ghost haunting (Bombo), the spirits who reach the level of the gods (to-membali puang), or a patron deity (DEATA). In this context, Rambu Solo ceremony into a "duty", so that in any way the community will mengadakannnya Tana Toraja as a form of devotion to their old man who died. Rambu Solo festive ceremony is determined by the social status of the deceased's family, measured by the number of animals sacrificed. The more buffalo are slaughtered, the higher the social status. Typically, for a noble family, the number of buffalo slaughtered ranged from 24-100 tails, while the middle-class residents ranged buffalos 8 plus 50 pigs. In the past, this ceremony can only be carried out by the noble families. But along with economic development, social strata no longer based on descent or position, but based on the level of education and economic. Currently, many Toraja people of the social strata of ordinary people become wealthy, so as to hold this ceremony. The peak of the ceremony is called the Rambu Solo Rante Ceremony which took place in a particular field. In a ceremony Rante have a series of rituals that always attract the attention of visitors, such as body wrapping process (MA'TUDAN, MEBALUN), affixing the ornament of gold and silver thread on the casket (MA'ROTO), decreased body to the barn to be buried ( MA'POPENGKALO ALANG), and the process remains to pengusungan final resting place (MA'PALAO). In addition, cultural atrakasi shown, including: race buffalo (MAPPASILAGA TEDONG), water buffaloes will be sacrificed competed before slaughter; and fights foot (SISEMBA). During the ceremony was also performed some music, such as pa'pompan, pa'dali-control and unnosong; and a few dances, such as PA'BADONG, PA'DONDI, PA'RANDING, PA'KATIA, PA'PAPANGGAN, PASSAILO and PA ' PASILAGA TEDONG. Buffalo slaughtered in a unique way and is characteristic of Tana Toraja society, which is cutting NECK WITH ONLY ONCE KERBAU blow. Type of slaughtered buffalo buffalo was not unusual, but buffaloes Caucasians (tedong Bonga) whose price ranges between 10-50 million per fish. In addition, there are also amazing phenomenon, when the procession of mourners who was driving the body to Puya, from a distance looked like a long red cloth stretched shawl giants as witnessed in the picture above.

Grebek Syawal Ceremony in Cirebon,West Java

In Cirebon after Lebaran celebrations, local communities are losing a tradition than Lebaran meriahnya itself, namely Grebek Syawal. This ritual is performed by a pilgrimage to the tomb of Sunan Gunung Jati, Cirebon. They include coming from Indramayu, Kuningan, Majalengka, Sumedang, Brebes, Tegal and Cirebon own. Citizens willing to be squeezed and squeezed to see Cirebon Kesultatanan entourage made a pilgrimage to Sunan Gunung Jati. Final resting Sunan Gunung Jati and his family was called by the name Sapta Rengga Wukir. This tomb consists of nine levels, and at the ninth level of Sunan Gunung Jati is buried. Meanwhile, the eighth level down is the family tomb and its descendants, both descendants of the Sultan Kanoman or descendants of the Kingdom Kasepuhan. In this tomb there Malela sand from Mecca brought directly by the Prince Cakrabuana, son of King Sri Maharaja Baduga Siliwangi from Padjadjaran Kingdom. Because the process of taking sand from Mecca it requires a fairly heavy battle, the visitors and the caretaker who will come out of this tomb complex have to clean the first leg, so the sand does not carry out complex, but only slightly. The ban is a direct instruction from Prince Cakrabuana own. Syawal own Grebek in Cirebon Javanese language means Ngiring, where seven days after Idul Fitri Cirebon imperial family made a pilgrimage to the tomb of his ancestors. The procession begins with the arrival of the imperial entourage greeted the thousands of graves that have been waiting for the masses with a wave of their hands. Next family Sultanate, the Pati, Penghulu, and scholars, who also did tahlil followed by the masses in attendance. The event was highly colored by the religious nuances, because when this tradition going, not doing anything other than the traditional common prayers and tahlilan for Islamic fighters in Cirebon.

Yadnya KASADA ceremony

Some Hindus, preparing ritual offerings at Yadnya KASADA, at Temple potential, the region of Mount Bromo, Probolinggo, East Java, KASADA Celebration is a form of tribute to the Tengger tribe Ki Joko Seger and his wife are believed to Roro anteng as their ancestors. The annual activity is always attended thousands of local and foreign tourists, making Bromo as a major tourist destination in East Java. A total of 10 thousand people will surely see KASADA Yandya ceremonial summit of Mount Bromo in the evening. The event followed KASADA Yandya top tens tribal families from the village perched Ngadisari, Wonocolo and Cemorolawang.

Ritual Tolak Bala di Danau Toba

Reject ritual Bala on Lake Toba ... Horas horas horas ... .... It was a loud shout came from the ship that sailed KM Toba in the middle of the lake. Previously, the participants of white rice sprinkled ritual by Boru Sedihma Silalahi, a woman known as the key interpreter of Lake Toba. Shouted the traditional bugle accompaniment of beating gongs and blowing a flute. The smell of incense was felt. Incense smoke billowing up into the hull ships continue to bring us into the middle of Lake Toba. Right in the middle of the lake once again topping white rice mengiasi blue cloud. Some people seemed eager to carry offerings that have been prepared in a square wooden box. Ritual process that took place these carefully sweep began with a procession of some kinds of foods, such as betel leaves, head of the white goat, chicken eggs, tobacco, banana, watermelon, and white rice into the middle of the lake. After the process is over melarungkan offerings, the whole community gathered to perform the ceremony and dance at an open stage, accompanied by the rhythm and dance Batak gondang tor-mentor. Stunning silima then submit the form rope offering prayers. Pangurason tortor tor-mentor and the seven bowls anesthetize the audience, and continued with a single office office panaluan, mamatik borotan, and Hoda manogu hu sihapas select borotan. All citizens are allowed stroking horses (mangapus Hoda miahan) that begins with the first gondang (drum start), gondang Somba (drum tribute), and accompanied gondang mangaliat (drum around). Ritual is mangapus Hoda miahan dedicated breath through the air, the blood through the soil, and through seven types of meat dishes. That is, the air as the creation of Almighty God that we have to respect and appreciate as the breath of humans. So is our land as a place to live and live. Form of homage done by making the blood of horses into the ground which means repellent reinforcements and support from the archipelago of the earth and angry kejaliman danger. Then a white horse meat prepared in seven types of cuisine, and submitted as a form of tribute to God the Almighty, ending with tor-tor together. That series of events in the ritual Disaster Reject archipelago of Lake Toba for a place in the region of Lake Toba, Parapat, North Sumatra. The ritual of this army of deliberately starting again turned on after 2 centuries stopped, precisely since the introduction of Christianity in the land of Batak. Through this cultural ritual of gratitude was conducted. Since the time Sisingamangaraja to 12, the disaster is now predictable, because the message contained in the abandoned 12th king. Boru Sedihma Silalahi said that the ritual is not watchman Lake Toba Batak people angry in the region and to avoid disaster. According to him, watchman of Lake Toba has a desire that must be met in order for anger can be eliminated, the union back all Batak society.

Ritual Maeso Syuroan

Residents slopes of Mount Semeru has a unique tradition as 1 Muharram or 1 Syuro .. They plant a cow's head in exactly the bamboo forests in the Source Water Deling as an offering to the ancestors. This ritual is intended to avoid any disaster, especially from the disaster of Mount Semeru. Tradition is often called a ritual or unsteady Maeso Syuroan Semeru. Before performing rituals in the bamboo forest in the Source Water Deling, 3 tumpeng or rice keep in cone and the cow's head being paraded around the village with a procession accompanied gemelan and Reog art. Once satisfied around the village, cone and cow's head and then brought to the bamboo forest, which is located under the slopes of Mount Semeru. Arriving at the bamboo forest, offering and then placed on the wellspring of life. Before the cow's head in the planting, the village elders Mbah Tirto pray and read the spell, asking that all citizens be given salvation. After that he throw tumpeng to the water source . According to Mbah Tirto, it is intended as an offering to the spirits residing in Semeru springs tangible like Uling White Snake. Because the water source as a sign of whether or not erupted Mount Semeru. Apart from being a sign of the eruption of Semeru, these water sources can be used to irrigate the fields in the 4 villages. The event was a spectacle and suck visitors were foreign tourists vacationing well and the surrounding villages. Besides witnessing the ritual procession, visitors can also interact with the monkeys and bats in the bamboo forest

Netsepa Beach

Ambon is famous for its variety of white sandy beaches are beautiful. One of the beautiful beach is a beach located in Natsepa Suli Village, Salahutu District, Central Maluku. This beach is famous because of the white sand that always tempting visitors to play and last longer just to relax on the hamparannya. Ambon people say, not to Ambon, if not swimming in Natsepa. That is, if you visit to Ambon, not to not set foot on the beach and soak Natsepa. Access to reach the white sandy beach is very easy. From the terminal in the city of Ambon, you can choose majors Suli passenger Within about half an hour, you've arrived at the scene Natsepa Beach. Public transport is to start operating from 05.00-07.00 at WIT. If using own vehicle, it took about 20 minutes from the city of Ambon since the distance is only about 18 km from the city center. In the afternoon, when the water started getting up or high water, more visitors busy choosing a boat ride along the beach and saw the workers carrying plywood to plywood factories Stone Gong, which is located just across Beach Natsepa. Quite a lot of fishing boats adorn the shoreline and the rent was not expensive. Not just simply enjoy swimming and boating fun, water Natsepa Coast properties also have a variety of diseases to cure, such as flu, fever, or a variety of skin diseases such as phlegm, ringworm, scabies, or itch-shavings. That said, if you soak more than one hour Natsepa Coast, will now arrive back at home, your illness had been left with Natsepa waves. You can relax while enjoying a banana, yam, or cassava fries are made directly from the pan, sweet young coconut Natsepa, or the joy rujak Natsepa very popular with peanut flavor. If the night before, should not hurry back, because if you're willing to walk about 700 meters from the tourist sites, still along the coast, you will find the location of the sale of fresh fish brought in by fishermen from their search throughout the morning until late afternoon.

Maras Mountain

Mount Maras is a mountain located on the island of Bangka, precisely in Rambang Village, District of Riau Silip 'Bangka, Bangka Belitung Islands Province. Distance mountain Sungailiat Maras with the City about 70 km, while from the City Belinyu about 33 km. Gunung Maras is the only mountain on the island of Bangka This mountain is one of the tourism assets attractive enough to be visited, especially by the fans as the cross-country hiking, camping and mountain climbing. Beautiful landscape, trees and a fairly dense forest adds his own charm. Coupled with the myth of the reed yearns, who said he yearns reed is singing that comes from friction reed (bamboo) is very beautiful, who would be fascinated to hear and forgot to go home. But the sound was not all one could hear. Not believe? come and prove it.

Tradisi Buang Jong

Buang Jong is one of the traditional ceremony for generations by tribal communities of gaps in Belitung Island. Interest rate gaps is a former sailor, for hundreds of years, settled in the ocean. In 1985, the tribe settled in the land of gaps, and only go out to sea if you want to search for marine products. Buang Jong may mean remove or release a small boat (Jong) that contains offerings and shelf (replica frame houses symbolizing residence). Buang Jong tradition usually done before the winter winds blow west, ie between the months of August to November. The ceremony itself is intended to apply protection to avoid the disaster that might befall them over across the sea to catch fish. The entire process Buang Jong ritual may take up to two days and two nights. The ceremony itself ends with a miniature ship melarung with various offerings into the sea. Pascapelarungan, tribal communities are prohibited gaps across the sea up to three days. Buang Jong begins with Berasik held, namely contact or invite procession subtle beings through prayers, led by traditional leaders Sawang tribe. At Berasik procession took place, would seem natural changes in symptoms, such as wind or ocean waves suddenly so fast. After Berasik ritual, the ceremony continued with Buang Jong ancak dance performed in the forest. In this dance, a young man would shake the house a replica of the framework has been decorated with coconut leaves, to the four cardinal directions. The dance is accompanied by a drum sound this gong chime, intended to invite the spirits, especially spirits rulers sea, to join in the ritual Buang Jong. Ancak dance ends when the dancers become possessed and climb high poles called jitun. In addition ancak Dance, Dance rope Sambang also made one of a series of events in the ceremony Buang Jong. Dance played by a group of men, taken from the bird's name indicates the location where the usual amount of game fish for the fishermen at sea. When the fishermen lost direction, these birds are showing the way back to the mainland. Buang Jong ceremony then continued with the ritual Numbak Mermaid, which tied the rope to a base of the spear, as he recited the mantra. The eyes have dimantrai spear is very sharp, so it is said can be used to kill the mermaids. Because of this ritual is also called the Mermaid Numbak. The ritual was followed by fish in the sea. That said, if you get a lot of fish, then the people who get these fish are not allowed to wash his hands in the sea. After that, Buang Jong continued with the sale jong. In this event, the land (tribal villages of the surrounding gaps) are engaged. Since, buying and selling here is not done by using the money, but rather the exchange of goods between the land by the sea. In this event, can be seen how the land and the sea of people supporting each other and establish harmony. With traditional brokers, the inland sea of people asking for a lot of good fortune, while the sea requested that no enemy while on the ground. The event was then followed by Beluncong, ie, singing songs typical of gaps with the help of tribal musical instruments simple. After Beluncong, events connected with Nyalui, remembering the spirits of people who have died through the song. Buang Jong ceremony is usually held in the coastal area close to the tribal villages of gaps. One of them in Cape Bury, Kecamatan Tanjung Pandan, Belitung District, Province of Bangka Belitung, Indonesia. For visitors who come from outside East Belitung, very easy to get to Cape Bury, one of the holding location Buang Jong ceremony. Because, H. Airport A. S. HANANDJOEDDIN in Tanjung Pandan. From the airport, visitors can rent motorcycles or cars are offered around the airport.

Matras Beach

Matras beach located in the village of Sinar Baru, Sungailiat District, adjacent to the northeast Bangka Island and is about 40 km from Pangkalpinang or 7 km from the city Sungailiat.

Gently sloping white-sand beaches along the 3 km subtle backdrop of coconut trees and natural streams. Located in the village Matras, Sinar Jaya Sub-District, District Sungailiat, which is adjacent to the northeast Bangka Island. This beach is very beautiful and ramps. White sand and smooth. Its length reaches 3 km and width of 20 -30 meters. The beach is backed by coconut trees and natural streams, so often referred to as Paradise Beach. This beach is a beach of the most visited by tourists.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Lematang Beautiful Waterfall

Lematang Beautiful Waterfall 40 meters high and is one of nature tourism object become a mainstay of Pagar Alam. Position right on the street corner and the sharpest rise in the road leading to Pagar Alam. To reach the base of the waterfall, is the ladder used to go down and up by the visitors. On both sides there are a few steps down stalls and seats to rest for a while. Many visitors who pass this way will took pause to enjoy the beautiful waterfall Lematang without having to walk down. Location Lematang Beautiful Waterfall located in the District of North Dempo, Pagar Alam, Palembang.

Ranau Lake

Ranau Lake is the second largest lake in Sumatra. The lake is located in the border district of West Lampung and Lampung Province Ogan Komering Ulu Selatan in South Sumatera Province. The lake was created from a large earthquake and volcanic eruption of the volcano that makes a big basin. Located on the position coordinates 4 ° 51'45 "S 103 ° 55'50" BT Geographically Ranau lake topography is hilly berlembah makes it practical Ranau lake has a cool weather. The lake known to the fishermen to find fish such as mujair, kepor, kepiat, and harongan. According to the legend that is, the lake was created from a large earthquake and volcanic eruption of the volcano that makes a big basin. Major rivers that formerly flowed at the foot of the volcano and into the main water source to fill the hollow / hemisphere it. And eventually that big hole filled with water. Then around the new lake began overgrown with plants, including plants bush by the local people called Ranau. So the lake was dinamakanlah Lake Ranau. Rest of the volcano Mount Seminung now standing firm on the edge of the lake water is clear. On the other hand in the mountains there are Seminung natural hot springs that come out of the bottom of the lake. In the vicinity of this lake can also be found Subik waterfall. Another interesting place to visit is located Marisa Island not far from the hot water. And in the year 2007 this lake was yesterday inaugurated by the Regent of West Lampung, as a new tourist center in the area of Sukau Lombok district of West Lampung regency.

Lau Debuk Debuk

Lau Debuk debuk is a village that has hot springs with sulfur content, is often visited by tourists to enjoy the warm waters of sulfur in the atmosphere of the cool mountain air. The village is situated approximately 10 km from Bandar Baru to Brastagi, at the foot of the mountain Sibayak has an altitude of about 2100 km from the sea surface. Hot springs come through the cracks of the lava flows in the southern slopes of volcanic Sibayak. These hot springs and then stored in the pool. There are 5 pieces of bathing pool water temperature reached 35 degrees Celsius and the air temperature there is around 27 degrees Celsius. Some of the climbers tend to use the pools of hot water to release tired after the climb, by bathing in the pool. Communities from various regions such as Jakarta, East Java, West Java and other visiting many Natural Park-Debuk Lau Debuk to bathe in the hot water pool. Skin diseases can be cured like a disease eczema and itching. Even people who suffer from chronic skin disease and difficult to cure, many who claimed back to health after they bathe in the sulfur water. Close to the pool of hot water wells and there are small boxes are used as the worship / offering. Regions Debuk-debuk Lau is one of the holy and sacred place for the adherents of the biggest cult Karo people. Adherents called "inverse Pemena" (animism). On certain days, according to the days of Karo, the adherents of faiths "Pemena" is doing the show "Erpangir" (bath wash with water flowers) on Debuk-debuk Lau. Water flower called "Lau Pangiren" which consists of lime, Rimo malem (usually orange) and potpourri. Before "Erpangir" first they gave offerings. Activities "Erpangir" for its adherents is considered a sacred event. The event "Erpangir" and a shrine in Debuk-debuk Lau can be used as a religious tourism commodity. Flora that grow in this area is not so much anymore, because the area there were already widely used local communities into agricultural land. So the trees that grow only a little and that too looked already old. Meanwhile, the type of fauna found in these areas include the monkey (Macaca fascicularis), snakes and weasels fields.

Tor Tor Dance

Tor Tor Dance is a dance rhythm with a musical accompaniment (Margondang) who played with musical instruments such as gondang traditional, flute, trumpet hobo, and others. According to the history of dance tor-tor used in rituals associated with spirits, which spirits are summoned and "entered" into the stone statues (a symbol of the ancestors), then the statue is like a dance move but the movements stiff. Movements include leg movements (tiptoe, tiptoe) and hand movements. Types of dance tor-tor vary, there is the so-called tortor Pangurason (dance cleansing). This dance is usually held at a large party which first cleaned the place and location of the party before the party began to be away from danger by using lime. There are also tor-tor Sipitu Petri (Dance of the seven bowls). This dance usually performed at the inauguration of a king, this dance is also from the 7th heaven girls shower in a mountaintop lake pusuk buhit along with the arrival piso sipitu sasarung (seven knife sheath). Then tor-tor is a Panaluan Single ritual culture. Usually performed when a disaster-stricken village, then the date panaluan danced by the shaman to be guided solutions to solve the problem. For a single rod is panaluan magic combination of Banua Natolu Debata Gijjang (Upper World), Banua Tonga (Middle) and Banua Toru (Under World) Tor-Tor on today for Batak people are no longer just assumed with the spirit world, but it became a art for Tor Tor-culture becomes a tool in every activity Batak indigenous people.

Taman Wisata Baning

Forest Tourism Baning whose development was announced as a Natural Park, an area of peat swamp forest which has flat topography. The interesting thing is the existence of Baning area lies at the center of Sintang, which can be easily reached by visitors and can serve as the lungs of the city. Baning Nature Park is located between 110 ° 37 'to 113 ° 37' east longitude and 1 ° 3 '- 1 ° 16' South latitude, while the government administratively Nature Park District Sintang Baning including Level II Regional District Sintang, West Kalimantan. Limit - limit Baning Nature Park are: - North side of District is bordered by Cape Castle - South side is bordered by the River District Tebelian - East side of District is bordered by the Right Kapuas Hulu - West Village Teretung borders. Natural Forest Area Tourism Baning a flat area, with the topography of the lowlands and hilly and not berekosistem peat swamp. Ground elevation from sea level ranged from 19.45 to 24.30 meters, with the rising topography of the road began to circle towards the east Baning topography. Geology and Soil Soil and geological conditions in the Forest Tourism outlined Baning there are three types, namely:

1. Land Organosol, features: saturated, low humus gley, propyl soil weathering a pile of organic material, to the bottom of the mineral soil is black color with no structure, texture, variety and almost stagnant during the year.

2. Gley soil, with the characteristics: white to gray clay structure, dusty or wet berkonsisten sarta concentrated, this soil type contained in the inundated area.

3. Peat soil, the characteristics of land came from oligraf peat swamp forests with a very sour pHnya while entrup land from swamp forests haranya higher content and dry if the surface can be shrunk down and so combustible.

The uniqueness of the ecosystem area, because it is a peat swamp forests are inundated throughout the year that is estimated there are several species of endemic plants. Forest Tourism Baning only show the existence of forests as an object. Tour lines are made in the shade of tree canopies, and a unique forest ecosystem of peat swamp forests is the main attraction for visitors.

Robo Robo

Robo comes from the word or Rabu. As an important reminder of events began Monday Haulan on Tuesday night last month to commemorate the day Syafar Opu Daeng Manambon death. Then on Tuesday, made a pilgrimage to the tomb in Manambun Opu Sebukit Daeng, Mempawah. Daeng Opu Menambon died on Monday the year 1761 and was buried on Tuesday. Next Wednesday is the last month the day of arrival Syafar Opu Manambun Guest and his entourage for the first time to Kuala Sungai Matan Mempawah. The arrival of King Mempawah, Opu Daeng Manambon of Bone, South Sulawesi in the 17th century tradition enshrined in the Robo-Robo. The ceremony is derived from it is celebrated every Wednesday Wednesday last week in the month of Safar. The tradition was again held Melayu Mempawah Kingdom, Pontianak, West Kalimantan, recently. A number of kings from the kingdom in West Kalimantan mingle with thousands of enthusiastic residents Mempawah follow the ceremony. Procession Robo-Robo ritual begins with the ceremony starting at the mouth of the River reinforcements Mempawah. The procession continued with the Seprahan Eat dinner at the Palace Amantubilah, Mempawah. Unfortunately, only the guests of honor are entitled to eat the traditional menu. Robo-Robo ceremony has become a local government's tourism agenda. Two years ago, a number of local and foreign tourists looking to follow the event.

Kota Air Muara Taweh

City water is located in Muara Teweh North Barito regency. Muara Teweh is the capital city of North Barito regency whose majority comes from Bakumpai Dayak tribe, sub-ethnic Dayak in Barito who embraced Islam. A small town surrounded by forests and elongated shape followed this river is the only city in the hinterland crowded Barito River, which divides the island of Borneo Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan, to Murung highway, Central Kalimantan. As a city of water, Muara Teweh have floating house enough; lined up along the banks of the Barito. Floods in Muara Teweh mainly puddle, so the shape of the floating house, any high water will not drown the house. This area visitors will find lush and green landscape Borneo jungle with distinctive voices of animals that live in it. By using the speed boat motorcycle taxi service, visitors can enjoy the unlimited beauty of the landscape along the Barito River

Tanjung Putting National Park

Tanjung Putting National Park is a national park located in the southwestern peninsula of Central Kalimantan province. Tanjung Putting is the first nature reserves and wildlife reserves with a total area of 305,000 ha established by the Dutch Government on June 13, 1936. Furthermore, on May 12, 1984 by the Minister of Forestry, Tanjung Putting National Park defined as the extent to 415,040 ha. Its geographically located between 2 ° 35'-3 ° 20 'S and 111 ° 50'-112 ° 15' E covering an area Kumai district in West Kotawaringin Hanau and in the district and the Lower Seruyan Seruyan District. West Kotawaringin Government has prepared land use zones in the region with an area of 14,000 ha for the development and construction of tourism facilities. Tanjung Putting National Park was originally Tanjung Putting Wildlife Reserve established by the Dutch East Indies colonial government in the year 1936/1937 covering 305,000 ha for protection of the orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) and the proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus). Then, in 1984 the region established as a National Park by the Minister of Forestry Decree No. 096/Kpts-II/84 dated May 12, 1984. The total area is 415,040 ha TNTP consisting of Tanjung Putting Wildlife Reserve area of 300,040 ha, the forest area of 90,000 ha of production (eks. HPH PT Hesubazah), and the water area covering 25,000 ha. Geographically situated between 2 ° 35'-3 ° 35 'S and 111 ° 50'-112 ° 15' E. Government administration of Kumai District is located in West Kotawaringin (± 253,860 ha / 61.17%) and in District Hanau, Lake Sembuluh, and the District Lower Seruyan Seruyan (± 161,180 ha / 38.83%). TNTP area bordered by: Sekonyer River, Kumai River, Java Sea in the west Artificial boundary to the east and north Java Sea to the south The types of major flora of the north is the Forest Heath area and plant-eating insects such as bags Semar (Nephentes sp). Along the edge of all rivers in this area are freshwater swamp forest (alluvial) true, has a complex of plant species and woody vines of the large and small, epiphytes and ferns spread in large numbers. Plants in the main river upstream of the marsh grass that is dominated by Pandanus sp and stretch makrofita (narcissus) are floating, as Crinum sp coastal mangrove forest cover (mangrove) and further inland in the region namely in brackish estuaries along The main river, there are native palm The types of other plants that can be found in TNTP is meranti (Shorea sp.), Ramin (Gonystylus bancanus), jelutung (Dyera costulata), aloes, [[wood street, Keruing (Dipterocarpus sp), ulin (Eusideroxylon zwageri), tengkawang (Dracomentelas sp.), Dacrydium, Lithocarpus, Castonopsis, Schiima, Hopea, Melaleuca, Dyospyros, Beckia, Jackia, Licuala, Vatica, Tetramerista, Palaquium, Campnosperma, Casuarina, Ganoa, Mesua, Dactylocladus, Astonia, Durio, Eugenia, Calophyllum, Pandanus, Imperata cylindrica, Crinum sp., Sonneratia, Rhizophora, Barringtonia, Nipah (Nypa fruticans), Podocarpus, and Scaevola. While for the lower layers of forest vegetation consists of the types of rattan and regeneration / tree saplings.
1. Mammals
TNTP Regions inhabited by about 38 species of mammals. Seven of them are well-known primates and protected like the orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus), proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus), gibbons, gibbons (Hylobates agilis), and bears (Helarctos malayanus). The types of large mammals such as deer, sambar, barking deer (Muntiacus muntjak), deer (Tragulus javanicus), and [wild boar (Sus barbatus) can be found in this area. In fact, some types of aquatic mammals such as cow (Dugong dugong) and dolphin lumb reportedly been seen in the waters around the area TNTP.
2. Reptiles
Several types of reptiles can be found in the area TNTP, including crocodiles sinyong chopsticks (Tomistoma Schlegel), estuarine crocodile (crocodilus porosus), and bidawang (Trionyx cartilagenous).
3. Bird
Recorded more than 200 species of birds that live in the area TNTP. One bird species in this area, namely Sindang yarn (Ciconia stormii) including 20 species of the world's rarest birds. Tanjung Putting is also a place for all types of colonies of birds "great alba" as Egreta alba, Arhinga melanogaster, and Ardea purpurea.

Tahai Lake

The lake is located on the street Tahai Palangkaraya-Sampit Km 28, Tahai Village, Kelurahan Tahai Fall, Rock Hill District, Municipality of Palangkaraya. Lake Tahai has lacked the uniqueness of other lakes, the water was red. This color is caused by tree roots in peatlands. In this place, visitors can also see the scenery floating houses around the lake is usually called the local residents as House lanting. Not far from the location of the lake there is a captive Nyaru Menteng Orangutan. If lucky, visitors can meet with uwak-uwak, one of the rare species of monkeys are protected and only in this region. Besides having a beautiful panorama, Tahai Lake attractions are also equipped with accommodation facilities and a fairly complete facilities, including: bicycle water goose, relaxed seating, rowing boat / motor that can be rented if visitors want to surround the lake, bridge / footbridge connecting , where karaoke, floating restaurants, mosque, public toilets, and parking lots are equipped with a security post at the entrance.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Saronde island

Saronde Island is a beautiful small island, with white sandy beaches and coral naturally neat. Size of this island is only about less than 1 km around the coast and surrounding islands has its own characteristics. From the north to west along the white sandy beaches, and from south to east along the coast on rocks covered neatly organized by various human hand and is surrounded by marine park has a beautiful coral reef. The island is located in District Saronde Kwandang North Gorontalo District, about 65 km from Gorontalo city center with the travel time of about an hour. To travel from the center of Gorontalo to the dock Kwandang should use private vehicles. For visitors who choose to ride public transportation, come up with a route angkot Kwandang and its cost per person is only Rp. 15,000. Saronde Island is the island group of Ponelo (Ponelo Village) Sub Kwandang which is about 12 miles from the ferry dock Kwandang. And is a small group of islands that much. Mileage from the pier to the island saronde about 60 minutes. By using the local transport services are often called katinting. In the dock was available Kwandang Island Taxi Tour Saronde, premises charge per person Rp. 10,000 towards the island saronde. Saronde Island Tourists can find various souvenir or gift made from Biya and the menu - typical menu Gorontalo. The uniqueness of this gift, made from snails - marine snails that have been polished by local residents and wall hangings made with a variety of models and sizes. The price also varies, ranging from 50 thousand to hundreds of thousands. Tourists can take advantage of tents for camping if you want to spend the night on this island and if you want to stay with a more adequate facility again, tourists can find it in around Kwandang City, Capital District North Gorontalo.

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