Sunday, January 31, 2010

Taman Perjuangan Kota, Palangkaraya,Kalimantan,Indonesia

Visiting Park City Struggle in Palangkaraya

The atmosphere of the heat treated as it passed in a park in the city of Palangkaraya. This Park is clean, hygiene and shade on the edge of the park, attracted to come to the park to rest and relax for a moment.

Park City or Park Struggle, so the park is usually called. Its location in the city center, close to the governor's office of Central Kalimantan province.

Not only neatness and cleanliness of the park are attractive, but the uniqueness is a chronological reliefs Indonesian struggle, since the National Awakening, May 20, 1908 until the construction of five years.

This park is called Park Struggle fit, to remind people of the struggle undertaken by our predecessors, to seize and maintain the independence of the Indonesian nation.

What's interesting to see relief of Youth Pledge, October 28, 1928. In the visible relief of 5 people together bepergangan, raising his hand, with different types of clothing depicting the ethnic and cultural diversity of Indonesia, but remain united in the unity of the State of the Republic of Indonesia. Water landless one, a nation, one, and a single-language, Indonesia.

With this relief visualization showing the struggle of the child, the right to park is also visited the community, both students, youth, students, to parents. Because it's easier to remember and feel the spirit of the national struggle over the image and visualization, is also considering the struggle that occurred chronologically.

As relief into the era of independence in 1945, when Indonesia declared independence nation, the garuda bird statue and a stone beneath the script reads the proclamation, which mengingtakan us to be grateful for what we get independence.

Struggle park was established March 23, 1987, by Mrs. L. Soetanto, Minister for the Role of Women at that time. But the condition is maintained and well-organized, so keep msyarakat interest to visit.

Selat Lembeh,North Sulawesi,Indonesia

Selat Lembeh is a favorite tourist attractions for fans of underwater tourism. Various flora and fauna such as the colorful coral reefs and fascinating marine fauna would invite the clicking sound admiration for anyone who saw it. For your information, Lembeh Strait waters in the region including South Bitung district, municipality Bitung, North Sulawesi Province. This fascinating waters known to the diversity of invertebrates, especially from the Echinodermata.

Flora and fauna in the Lembeh Strait is very charming. Various fish fascinating, colorful coral reefs and marine animals such as octopus, Banggai Cardinalfish, squid, clams, colorful, Mandarin Fish, lion fish with bright colors, and also various other flora and fauna that would make you feel at home for long under the sea. Hmmm ... fascinating, is not it?

Questions and other lodging facilities, you do not need to worry. This resort has many lodging facilities that support, such as the Black Sand Dive Retreat, Lembeh sdq, confines Bay Resort, Lembeh Resort, Divers Lodge Lembeh, Lembeh Bastianos, Makawidey Resort, Kasawari Resort, Lembeh Hills, and others.

Lembeh Strait which is one of the favorite diving places in the world is so fascinating. The beauty and uniqueness as well as marine flora and fauna diversity in the Lembeh Strait is will never be forgotten.

The uniqueness and beauty, the colorful flora and fauna, as well as charm, will surely make you fall in love with Lembeh Strait.

Festival Sia Manda from Papua,Irian Jaya,Indonesia

Cultural "Sia Manda", Dance Festival for Peace in Lake Sentani, Jayapura, Papua

Each region has a traditional dance and of course has its own meaning. Manda is a waste of village customary Kwadewar, District Waibu - Sentani. Sia said Manda in the West Sentani language is 'Dance of Peace'. This dance is performed only at a certain moment moment-like Yomo Yau party or parties Waku Meyau village and can only be executed on the orders Ondoafi.

Manda own Sia performed as a form of peace between man and the universe, the peace that told the story of love, peace in generating the origin of a birth.

The dance itself, does not necessarily performed directly, but through the various stages of preparation, for example, preparing a dance attributes, such as drums and carvings and more. And that's only one eye prepared in house (Marga) certain, but it can also be assisted by those involved but it was done in homes that have been shown in accordance with customary rules.

After all preparations have been done as a condition of bringing the dance, then the next runner Ondoafi come see, and report back to Ondoafi, and if Ondoafi agree, the dance team began mementaskannya.

Manda Sia dances are usually performed in a few days or even more than a week, depending on the decision Ondoafi.

Ondoafi is a high degree among the people of Papua, because it has a big responsibility in a village. The appointment they were not arbitrary. The reason, they must come from the descendants / caste is recognized by generations.

The inauguration was marked with the provision of bird decorated noken Cenderawasih (identify) to the new Ondoafi as a symbol of respect from the commoners to Ondoafinya. Also Ondoafi and his wife are given noken contains areca (Dawood) and then climbed into the under-the adat (obe) and then distributed.

This is symbolized when later it was official then serving as Ondoafi Ondoafi and the wife should have the character of love to protect people and help people who need it without exception.

Manda Sia dances are shown on the Lake Sentani Festival, held on the shore of the lake Kalkote, Nolokta village, joined the dance performed. And there are 8 villages in the West Sentani turn this dance.

The purpose of the implementation of the Lake Sentani Cultural Festival is to preserve the cultural values of local communities, glue the sense of unity and cohesion among indigenous villages (Ondoafi), as well as attractions and make the attraction of tourism activities that eventually the people will prosper. Through this festival activities to make Jayapura as cultural and tourism city.

Berburu Cumi Cumi di Makassar,South Sulawesi,Indonesia

Finding the squid is a fun activity for people in the group of coral islands in the waters Spermonde Makassar.

Typically, the activities carried out for squid on the full moon night, when the moon was full with a silvery light.

Several islands in the archipelago located Spermonde, among others Kodingareng Keke Island, Kodingareng Island, Island Barrang Lompo, Barrang Caddi Island, and Samalona Island.

Catch squid or activities in Makassar language is called "Pa` doang-doang "that eventually became a tradition for coastal communities in a number of islands around the city of Makassar.

When hunting the squid, there are people who do it themselves, many of them hunting together. They beburu squid using a small boat or "lepa-lepa". Boat size average length of three meters and 30 centimeters wide. Lepa-lepa outrigger equipped.

Area catch them, especially around the island and Kodingareng Keke Kodingareng. Waters in the shallow area, with an average depth of three meters and is approximately 30 meters from the coast Kodingareng Island.

Keke Kodinggareng Island,Makassar,South Sulawesi,Indonesia

Keke Kodingareng Island is an island in the archipelago Spermonde which is in the administration of Makassar. Island with an area of about 500 square meters is now known as a fishing village and island tours. Earlier this island called Pulau Sapola.

The name comes from Sapola Mandar fishermen who often menyinggahinya and make it as temporary haven. Said Sapola Mandar language means a house or place of stopover.

Keke Kodingareng Island can be reached from the island by boat Kodingareng the Makassar society called "jolloroq" for 15 minutes.

All around the island's only marine biota can be found, such as coral reefs and other marine species. Perhaps because of this reason that in ancient times the island was not inhabited, because none of the perennials on the land.

Now, about a thousand heads of families now inhabit the island which is about 13 km from Makassar is. As an island tour, people who visited the island to see the beauty of white sand lined with trees on the beach.

An Nur Bedelau Mosque,Riau,Indonesia

"Bedelau" this is the proper word is attached to the Majestic Building the Great Mosque An-Nur is located in downtown Pekanbaru. Annur Grand Mosque is a mosque built magnificent province, two-story, got a special rooms, such as prayer rooms, conference rooms, room to make a big celebration of the event walimahan, there are also kindergarten and extensive gardens "PENTING TUH" is often used by people to exercise pekanbaru city in the evening and early morning.

Form an attractive building has a big and tall pillars symbolizing his greatness, high tower, because it has complete facilities Annur the Grand Mosque is also used as an Islamic Center.

Klentang In Hok Kiong,Riau,Indonesia

In Hok Kiong temple is the Temple of the largest and oldest parent in Bagansiapiapi, built in 1875 and made permanent in 1928. This temple is on the road Bagansiapiapi temple, Riau Indonesia.

Besides this temple is also synonymous with the history Bagansiapiapi City, where the city was first opened by the overseas Chinese around the year 1800, three ships that sailed to Bagansiapiapi only one ship in it's safe and there is god "Ong Kie Yes"

Makam Raja Raja Ramba,Pekan Baru,Riau,Indonesia

Tomb of the Kings Rambah is a complex place bersemayamnya Rambah Kings located in the village of kumu about 9 km from Pengarayan Sand City (Capital City Rokan Hulu) and go about 100 yards from the provinces with semenisasi road conditions. This area is the former royal Complex Rambah the last, there are several tombs of the famous King Rambah.

Going to the haunted atmosphere of this memorable because of the tombs have been covered a large timber, there is a king's tomb is protected by Rambah veins fig wood so grave as the base is located in the timber so that the pilgrims to see the tomb should be ducked into grain fabric of the fig.

Aek Matrua Waterfalls,Riau,Indonesia

Aek Martua Waterfall This is one of the leading tourist attractions in the district of Rokan Hulu (Rohul) Riau Province of Indonesia. Aek Martua is the name of a river in the Village District Tangun Bangun Purba and Aek Martua Waterfall is the highest waterfall of the many waterfalls found along the river upstream. Simalombu hill is the name of this region which is the status of natural forests Forest Park with the potential for hundreds of cubic tree. Martua Aek name comes from the tribe Mandailing which means Water of Power, where the majority of these villagers are mandailing tribe.

Location Aek Martua waterfall in the Bukit Barisan mountain areas in Rokan Hulu regency. Aek Waterfall Martua has its own unique and distinctive because it has three levels. Aek-in-law has a fascinating landscape. The water is clear like bottled mineral water, it makes delicious eye could see. In addition to being a tourist attraction, now this Martua Aek, has also become the object of research by a State University in Pekanbaru.

To visit the waterfall this Martua Aek you from Pekanbaru - Sand Pengaraian (L300 or ride transit Superban Rp. 35,000) falls in Simpang Tangun. Then ride transportation to the type of Tangun oplet and Omprengan Rp. 5000. At the entrance to this tourist attraction began over the suspension bridge and trail in the plantation society far more than 3, 5 km, then through the forest area of more or less as far as 3 km. rise and fall is fairly steep and beautiful scenery. Panorama natural forests will accompany us to the waterfall this Martua Aek.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Stasuin Tugu,Yogyakarta,Central Java,Indonesia

t seems nothing stops the train station located sestrategis Tugu Yogyakarta. How not, the main station in the town gudeg is located right in the heart of the city and close to many interesting tourist attractions. Off the train at this station, you do not have to waste time to reach the hotel and shopping center. Malioboro which is located just south of the station offers a number of star hotels and jasmine as well as traditional shopping centers and modern.

Tugu station began serving the transportation needs since May 2, 1887, approximately 15 years after Lempuyangan Station. Initially, the station is only used for transporting railway transit of agricultural produce from areas in Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan and Sulawesi. 1 Febnruari But since 1905, the station began to be used for transit passenger trains. Line the first town built in 1899, connecting Yogyakarta and Surakarta.

Starting from a small station, Tugu station has now become one of the largest stations in Indonesia. Has 6 tracks, the station serves the transportation of almost all big cities in Java. More than 20 train departures and arrivals take place every day, whether the train of economic, business and executive. There are various offers train and departure time to go to a specific area so that you have many choices.

Since built in Dutch colonial period, the architecture of the building is also very strong with European nuances. Once off the train, you will recognize from the big doors brown and the sky-high sky enhanced with a white wall color. You can also enjoy the charm of the station building, which until now still maintained its originality from the front. The building looks magnificent with a large door and two roof umbrella railroad.

Tugu Railway Station is one of the major stations that still retain its function as a treatment train, unlike the big stations are now only as a transit point.

When you go to the west of the station, you will see the improvement of railway locomotives. You'll be amazed to observe in detail each component in the locomotive. In fact, you can observe the machine from below because there is a ladder to the bottom of the locomotives 'parked'. Not far from there, you can see the statue of the ancient black train is also interesting to enjoy.

Walk a little to the south, you can see where the train car repairs. Although not get in, you can peeked at him from the fence-white iron fence that surrounds the blue. Looking up, will look sebuat parts are placed in the train yellow tower. Parts that are the crane carriage connector that has been used since the Dutch. If you walk back to the north, it will find the train janitors.

If you arrive or leave at dusk, it is time to stand at between 4 and 6 points and look to the west. Beautiful sunset scenery will be seen when the sky is clear, combined with the train rails are farther away will look like the lines that eventually coalesce into a single point.

Satisfied to enjoy the beauty of the station, you can start your trip in Jogjakarta. Various kinds of transport vehicles available at this station. You can ride tricycles to the Sultan's Palace and sales in Pathuk bakpia. If you want to travel some distance, you can use the city bus or taxi, as if to direct shopping, you are a short walk up the Malioboro which is located right in the south.

Beringharjo market,Yogyakarta,Central Java,Indonesia

Beringharjo market became a part of Malioboro love to pass up. How not, this market has become the center of economic activity for hundreds of years and its existence has philosophical meaning. The market has restored many times it represents a stage of human life are still struggling to meet the needs of its economy. In addition, Beringharjo also one of the pillars 'Catur Tunggal' (consisting of the Palace, North Square, the Palace, and Market Beringharjo) which represents the economic function.

Market Area Beringharjo originally a forest of banyan. Shortly after the establishment of the Kingdom Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat, precisely in 1758, this market area where economic transactions made by the people of Yogyakarta and surrounding areas. Hundreds of years later, in 1925, before the economic transaction has a permanent building. The name 'Beringharjo' itself is given by Hamengkubuwono IX, means the original area of banyan tree (bering) is expected to provide welfare (HARJO). Now, the tourist market interpreted this as a fun shopping.

The front and rear of the building west of the market is a great place to pamper your tongue with a hawker market. In the north the front, can be found Brem round with a softer texture than Madison and krasikan Brem (such lunkhead from rice flour, sugar Java, and the destruction of sesame). In the south, can be found bakpia green beans usually sold still warm and moist cake like hung and nagasari kwe. While the back is generally sell snacks durable ting-ting as a caramel made of mixed nuts.

If you want to buy batik, Beringharjo is the best place for a complete collection of batik. Started batik cloth and ready-made garments, raw cotton to silk, and the price of tens of thousands to nearly a million available in this market. Collection of batik cloth found on market stall to the north western part. While the collection of batik clothes are found almost everywhere in the western markets. Besides batik clothes, western market stall also offers surjan clothes, headcloth, and weaving and batik sarong. Sandals and bags that are sold at low prices can be found around the western part of the escalator market.

Walking to the second floor of the eastern part of the market, do not be surprised if jejamuan smell. It was a sales center Javanese herbal ingredients and spices. Materials are sold as herbal medicine turmeric is used for making acid turmeric and ginger are used to make a famously bitter herb. Spices are ginger offered (usually treated with a round of drinks or simply burnt, boiled and mixed with rock sugar) and wood (used to enrich the flavor of beverages such as wedang ginger, coffee, tea and sometimes used as a substitute for cocoa powder in the cappuccino).

This market is also a great place to hunt for antiques. Antique sales centers located at 3rd floor of the eastern markets. In place, you can find an old typewriter, a helmet made in the 60's that the front has a mica limited to the nose and so forth. On the same floor, you can hunt for good quality secondhand goods if you want. Various kinds of imported used goods such as shoes, bags, even clothes are sold at a price far cheaper than the original price with good quality still. Sure need carefulness in choosing.

Satisfied around the inside of the market, it was time to explore the area around the market to offer not less interesting. Market Lor area formerly known as Village Chinatown is the most famous region. You can find oldies tapes from musicians in the 50's that are rarely found in other places with the most expensive price of Rp 50.000,00. In addition, there are also crafts metal statue of Buddha in various positions for Rp 250.000,00. For collectors old money, this place also sells old currency from various countries, even the use of 30's.

If thirsty, drink ice cendol of Yogyakarta is a telling choice. Ice cendol Yogyakarta has a richer flavor than ice cendol Banjarnegara and Bandung. It contained not only cendol, but also cam cau (sort of gelatin made from the leaf cam cau) and the white cendol made from rice flour. Other beverages available are young coconut ice with sugar syrup and herbs such as Javanese turmeric and tamarind rice kencur. Beverage prices were not expensive, only around Rp. 1000 to Rp. 2000.

Although the official market closes at 17:00 pm, but the dynamics of traders do not stop at that hour. The front of the market still offers a unique variety of snacks. Martabak with various contents, a legit bright moon and nuts mixed with chocolate, and sugar content klepon delicious Javanese can be purchased every afternoon. At around 18:00 pm until after midnight, there is usually at the front gudeg sellers market and also offers a variant oseng kikil-oseng. While eating, you can listen to the Javanese traditional music played or talked with the seller who usually greeted with the familiar.

Pasar Petisah Medan,North Sumatra,Indonesia

Not complete it when visiting a city if not stopped by the traditional market. Market Petisah become one of the people's economic heart of Medan. Although any mall in Medan has a lot of standing, but the existence of traditional markets is still much-loved community. Market consists of two floors this is fairly complete as a traditional market in Jakarta. This market is within easy reach of many public transport available to take you back here. Not only basic needs such as basic foods have in here, there are also sellers embroidery.
In this Petisah market we can find a variety of needs, ranging from vegetables, salted fish, to clothing, and electronic equipment. Electronic goods, apparel, and furniture were upstairs, while the sellers of vegetables and fruits are in the basement. In this market, too many which sell their unique handicrafts of North Sumatra as necklaces, bracelets, woven bags, wooden statues, etc. For embroidery crafts and kebaya location occupies the first floor and some are outside the market near the parking lot, so quite easy to reach.

Kebaya and the embroidery here is not less beautiful to the one in the boutique. The price is affordable, with 300 thousand dollars was to carrying kebaya with the right pieces in the body.

If you are also a big fan of candied fruit here you can get from a variety of candied fruits such as guava, salak, mango, etc. kedondong. These sweets are usually sold perkilo, one kilo of guava Rp.12.000 average, -. The place is a unique selling sweets in hinggapi by many bees, bees proved it's going to take honey, so multi-functional. Sweets on offer fairly safe because without preservatives.

Sesuguhan Tradition from Kalimantan,Indonesia

Sesuguh is a tradition that is believed by the public. Sesuguh are starting a tradition for the community reinforcement Tempatan (Dayak) with all the rituals and requirements that must be followed by everyone who live near there.Sesuguh is ritual forms that appeal to Almighty God for their conduct in the work-in away from (accident) and interference beings smooth (Unseen)such like ghost

Of these activities include gathering requirements for the ritual activities of various kinds of food (wadei: local term) consisting 7 types / kinds, black cock and white, egg, and yellow rice. All food / wadei is done by mothers in work together and fathers make Bale (shaped like houses) are made of wood and board, and given the red-yellow-green color and a picture of the eaves of birds hornbills. Also make as much shelf consisting of three large and 1 small 2. This shelf is a place serving food or to be placed wadei in a place that is considered haunted (dwelling spirits) that have been determined by a (traditional healer) who is believed to lead the ritual event.

This Tradition is tradition Sesuguh dayak culture that must be preserved as a form of manifestation of their ancestral beliefs in order not lost in modern culture.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Gilis Island,Lombok.Indonesia

Gili Trawangan is the largest of three islands or earthen (Gili Islands) are located in the northwest of Lombok. Trawangan is also the only dike that height above sea level is significant. With a length of 3 km and 2 km wide, Trawangan population of about 800 inhabitants. Among the three gili, Trawangan has facilities for tourists of the most diverse; store Tir Na Nog claim that Trawangan is the smallest island in the world is his Irish bar. The most densely populated parts of the island's east.

Trawangan has shades of "party" more than Gili Meno and Gili Air, because of the many parties all night every night of the show rotated by some places the crowd. Popular activities conducted in Trawangan tourists are scuba diving (with PADI certified), snorkeling (in the northeast coast), play like, and surfing. There are also several places where the tourists can learn to ride around the island.

On Gili Trawangan (as well as in two other earthen), there are no motor vehicles. A common means of transportation are bicycles (rented by locals to tourists) and Cidomo, a simple horse-drawn carriage common in Lombok. To travel to and from the third-dyke, people usually use motorized boats and speedboat.

Gili Meno
Gili Meno is one of 3 small islands in the region between Gili Trawangan wisata.Letaknya and earthen air.Dari mataram about 45 minutes drive through the tourist area berlatarkan senggigi stunning coastal scenery, or even through the monkey forest tourist areas in the company pusuk protected forest lebat.Disini there is a bird park which has a collection of rare birds from Indonesia and white mancanegara.Pasirnya very natural and suitable to serve as a family vacation spot.


Gili Air is closest island to the mainland reply Lombok island, this island has in great white beaches and coral reefs stretch.

Among the three islands in the north of the island of Lombok, Gili Air is the largest village propertied. On this island there are also many different kinds of star hotels to grade jasmine restaurant also wrote to provide a variety of foods ranging from traditional foods to the food Lombok Europe.

Masjid Al Osmani,Medan,North Sumatra,Indonesia

If you take a trip to Medan, North Sumatra,so take the time to visit this historic place which is also a proof of the triumph of Islam in the land of the deli. Historic sites was called Masjid Al Osmani, who was also known by most people with the name of Medan Labuhan Mosque.

Mosque is located about 20 kilometers north of Medan was one of the Kingdom of heritage Melayu Deli in the 19th century AD. There is no charge for entry to places of worship are also a tourist attraction located at Jalan KL Yos Sudarso, Kelurahan Labuhan week, Medan Labuhan district.

The oldest mosque in the city of Medan was built in 1854 by King Deli the seventh, namely Natural Mighty Osman sultan using wood materials selection. Then in 1870 until 1872 the mosque, made of wood was built to be permanent by the sultan Osman's son, the sultan Mahmud Perkasa Alam who also became King Deli eighth.

On the inside of the mosque that can accommodate 500 worshipers that there are four large and sturdy pole that serves as the main buffer belonging to the mosque dome larger than the other mosque dome.

Four buffer also means respecting four prophetic nature, which means that Sidiq true, which means that trust can be trusted, which means fathonah smart, and sermons convey meaning.

Until now, other than use as a place of worship, the mosque was also used as a place of commemoration and celebration of religious holidays and points to the guest-house pilgrims coming from the north field.

Meanwhile, the waqf mosque graveyard also contains five deli king's tomb were buried the lord chief Pasutan (King Deli IV), Lord Commander Wahid axle (King Deli V), sultan Amaluddin Perkasa Alam (King Deli VI), sultan Osman Mighty Nature, and sultan Mahmud Perkasa Alam.

On the other side of the mosque, first, there Melayu Deli Palace. Royal palace was built when the lord chief royal center Pasutan move from Padang Datar, as of Medan at the time, the Kampung Alai, called for Labuhan Deli.

The transfer was done after Tuanku Panglima Padrab Muhammad Fadli (King Deli III) territories split into four parts for four sons.

Lord reign of the Commander Royal Palace Pasutan with Malays in Labuhan Deli took place in 1728-1761, which was then picked his son Lord Commander axle Wahid (1761-1805) and the sultan Amaluddin Perkasa Alam (1805-1850).

Then the sultan Osman Perkasa Alam (1850-1858), sultan Mahmud Perkasa Alam (1858-1873), and the sultan Ma'mum Al Rashid Perkasa Alam (1873-1924).

During the sultan Ma'mum Al Rashid Perkasa Alam Melayu Palace was moved back to the area with the construction of Padang Datar Maimun Palace on August 26, 1888 and completed May 18, 1891. Followed by construction of Masjid Raya Al Mashun in 1907 and completed on September 10, 1909.

This was done after the Kingdom of Malays in Labuhan Deli Dutch-controlled, ie when the work was led by the sultan Mahmud Perkasa Alam.

The King was forced to give part of their area into land concessions to the colonists in 1863 for planting tobacco deli.

Now, Masjid Al Osmani is historical evidence of the triumph of a long journey Malays in Medan. The building was until now still standing strong.

Masjid Al Osmani,Medan,North Sumatra,Indonesia

If you take a trip to Medan, North Sumatra,so take the time to visit this historic place which is also a proof of the triumph of Islam in the land of the deli. Historic sites was called Masjid Al Osmani, who was also known by most people with the name of Medan Labuhan Mosque.

Mosque is located about 20 kilometers north of Medan was one of the Kingdom of heritage Melayu Deli in the 19th century AD. There is no charge for entry to places of worship are also a tourist attraction located at Jalan KL Yos Sudarso, Kelurahan Labuhan week, Medan Labuhan district.

The oldest mosque in the city of Medan was built in 1854 by King Deli the seventh, namely Natural Mighty Osman sultan using wood materials selection. Then in 1870 until 1872 the mosque, made of wood was built to be permanent by the sultan Osman's son, the sultan Mahmud Perkasa Alam who also became King Deli eighth.

On the inside of the mosque that can accommodate 500 worshipers that there are four large and sturdy pole that serves as the main buffer belonging to the mosque dome larger than the other mosque dome.

Four buffer also means respecting four prophetic nature, which means that Sidiq true, which means that trust can be trusted, which means fathonah smart, and sermons convey meaning.

Until now, other than use as a place of worship, the mosque was also used as a place of commemoration and celebration of religious holidays and points to the guest-house pilgrims coming from the north field.

Meanwhile, the waqf mosque graveyard also contains five deli king's tomb were buried the lord chief Pasutan (King Deli IV), Lord Commander Wahid axle (King Deli V), sultan Amaluddin Perkasa Alam (King Deli VI), sultan Osman Mighty Nature, and sultan Mahmud Perkasa Alam.

On the other side of the mosque, first, there Melayu Deli Palace. Royal palace was built when the lord chief royal center Pasutan move from Padang Datar, as of Medan at the time, the Kampung Alai, called for Labuhan Deli.

The transfer was done after Tuanku Panglima Padrab Muhammad Fadli (King Deli III) territories split into four parts for four sons.

Lord reign of the Commander Royal Palace Pasutan with Malays in Labuhan Deli took place in 1728-1761, which was then picked his son Lord Commander axle Wahid (1761-1805) and the sultan Amaluddin Perkasa Alam (1805-1850).

Then the sultan Osman Perkasa Alam (1850-1858), sultan Mahmud Perkasa Alam (1858-1873), and the sultan Ma'mum Al Rashid Perkasa Alam (1873-1924).

During the sultan Ma'mum Al Rashid Perkasa Alam Melayu Palace was moved back to the area with the construction of Padang Datar Maimun Palace on August 26, 1888 and completed May 18, 1891. Followed by construction of Masjid Raya Al Mashun in 1907 and completed on September 10, 1909.

This was done after the Kingdom of Malays in Labuhan Deli Dutch-controlled, ie when the work was led by the sultan Mahmud Perkasa Alam.

The King was forced to give part of their area into land concessions to the colonists in 1863 for planting tobacco deli.

Now, Masjid Al Osmani is historical evidence of the triumph of a long journey Malays in Medan. The building was until now still standing strong.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Congot Beach,Yogyakarta,Indonesia

Congot beach tourism is the beach best visited after the bertandang Glagah Beach. Both beaches were closely spaced and connected by a smooth asphalt road within easy enough even to use bicycles. Located in the Village Jangkaran, Temon District, Kulon Progo, Beach Congot citizen activities center around which the livelihood of fishing.

Beautiful scenery to be found even when you are still on the way to this beach. Along the road that connects with Wates Congot coast, you can can see the green paddy field and village activities in Kulon Progo generally become farmers. Like the plains near the coast in other areas, the roads to the beach Congot also decorated by rows of coconut trees.

Congot beach has its own charm than the other beaches for fishermen and fishing nuances so strong. Along the shoreline, you can see the activities of local people and local tourist favorite fishing satisfying. In the other corner, there are fishermen who were fishing on the beach, destroying small crab shells attached to the mesh or clean the boat.

If fond of fishing activities or fishing, you can satisfy it at this beach. Simply bring memacing equipment, you can try out luck to get the fish. If you do not have a fishing pole, you can use small nets and along the beach looking for fish. Visit with colleagues and fishing together will be fun activities and familiarizing.

Although not so many in number, a number of local people to open small stalls selling seafood as the main menu. Enjoy looking at the activities of the fishermen would give a different feel than if it enjoyed in the restaurant downtown. Delicious smell of fried and grilled fish will soon catch the nose when the meal was cooked, inviting mood to enjoy it immediately.

To visit the Beach Congot, you do not have to pay additional fees. A visit to this beach are included in the tour ticket to the Glagah Beach. Location Beach Congot very close to the beach Glagah certainly reason enough to visit. Fishermen and fisheries nuances so strong that it makes the beach and still have the particularity can not be equated with Glagah Beach.

Taman Nasional Meru Betiri

The Area is geographically located at 113058'38 "- 113058'30" BT and 8020'48 "- 8033'48" S, while administratively located in two District of Jember Regency and the Regency of Banyuwangi.

Betiri Meru National Park (Area) which is known as a lowland tropical forest in East Java Province, southern part, has a high biodiversity, including a wealth of flora with a variety of plant species useful as medicines, habitats, fauna and as objects and natural tourist attraction scattered in an area about 58,000 ha, with a land area of 57,155 ha and 845 ha water.

Based on Forestry Ministerial Regulation No. P.03/Menhut-V/2007 dated February 1, 2007 on Organization and Administration of the Park, that the Ranger has the main task of implementing ecosystem management area Conservation Area in the context of natural resources and ecosystem-based regulation laws and regulations. Important values inherent in national parks such as perkonservasian hydrological functions, the potential flora fauna, and the potential of objects and natural tourist attraction, is very beneficial for the interests of community welfare.

Meru Betiri forest area was originally protected forest status as determined by Director Besluit van den Handel van Landbouw Neverheiden namely on July 29, 1931 Number: 7347 / B and Besluit Director Economiche Zaken van 28 April 1938 Number: 5751, then in 1967 This area designated as a candidate nature reserve and the subsequent period of protected forest areas are designated as Wildlife area of 50,000 ha by the Minister of Agriculture Number: 276/Kpts/Um / 6 / 1972 dated June 6, 1972 with the primary purpose of protection against this type of Javan tiger (Panthera tigris sondaica).

Later in the year 1982 based on the Decree of the Minister of Agriculture Number: 529/Kpts/Um/6/1982 dated June 21, 1982 Meru region Betiri Wildlife expanded to 58,000 ha. This expansion includes the Bandealit Plantation and New Sukamade covering 2155 ha, and the protected forest area and the area north of the sea waters along the South Coast area of 845 ha.

In the next development is the issuance of a statement of the Minister of Agriculture Number: 736/Mentan/X/1982 dated October 14, 1982 Meru Wildlife declared candidate Metiri National Park, this statement was issued in conjunction with the National Congress of World III Park in Denpasar, Bali. Appointment Betiri Meru National Park (Area) based on the Decree of the Minister of Forestry Number: 277/Kpts-VI/1997 dated May 23, 1997 covering 58,000 ha, located in two regions of the district of Jember Regency area of 37,585 ha and 20,415 Banyuwangi Ha area.

Betiri Meru National Park (Area) has three distinct ecosystems of mangroves, swamp forest and lowland rain forest.

This national park is the habitat of rare plants Raflesia flower (Rafflesia zollingeriana), and several other plant species such as mangroves (Rhizophora sp.), Api-api (Avicennia sp.), Hibiscus (Hibiscus tiliaceus), nyamplung (Calophyllum inophyllum), Rengas (Gluta renghas), Lagerstroemia (Lagerstroemia speciosa), Pulai (Alstonia scholaris), Bendo (Artocarpus elasticus), and several species of plants drugs.

In addition, Meru National Park has the potential Betiri protected animal which consists of 29 species of mammals and 180 species of birds. These animals include the banteng (Bos javanicus), long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis), leopard (Panthera pardus melas), ajag (Cuon alpinus javanicus), bobcat (Prionailurus bengalensis javanensis), deer (Cervus timorensis), red-tail flying squirrels (Iomys horsfieldii), peacock (Pavo muticus), star fruit turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), green turtle (Chelonia mydas), and turtle ridel / (Lepidochelys olivacea).

Meru National Park known as a habitat Betiri last tiger stripes Java (Panthera tigris sondaica) are rare and protected. Until now, these animals can never be found again and is estimated to have been extinct. Java striped tiger extinction means the extinction of three species of the eight types of tigers in the world (the Iranian Caspian tiger, the tiger Bali and Java tigers in Indonesia).

This National Park has its own characteristic that is a star fruit turtle habitat, hawksbill, green turtle, and turtle ridel / fission in Sukamade Beach. On the beach was built some simple facilities for breeding turtles to avoid extinction.

Some interesting sites to visit in the Area include Rajegwesi Beach. On the beach, you can perform marine tourism, swimming, observing animals or plants as well as cultural tourism (traditional fishermen). In the meadow Sumbersari, can be seen various animals like sambar, deer, deer. Sukamade beach suitable for camping activities, wind surfing, and observation of flora and fauna, especially the activities that are laying turtles. The forest exploration, maritime tourism, and swimming can be done in Green Bay.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Batu Poaro,Bau-Bau,Sulawesi,Indonesia

Stone Poaro

Stone is a sign of loss of Islamic religious broadcasters in Buton called Syech Abdul Wahid on the coast of Buton. Stone called for by the public Poaro Buton mention that Syech Abdul Wahid "Apoaromo te Opuna" which means he has been dealing with rock god and is regarded as his tomb. Tourism Object is located in Kelurahan Wameo District Murhum 2 Km from Central Bau-Bau.

Begalan ceremony from Banyumas,Central Java,Indonesia

Begalan is a ritual that is part of wedding ceremonies contained in Banyumas, Central Java. The word "begalan" if translated into the Indonesian language means robbery. This ceremony is called as the procession Begalan similar robbery event. A symbol of passing Begalan virginity status of a man as a husband. However, not all perform the ceremony groom like this, because the ceremony is only intended for prospective bridegroom who is the eldest child (mbarep) and youngest (ragil).

The number of players in this ceremony consists of two people, one person representing the prospective groom Jurutani called, and one other person representing the bride called Suradenta. Equipment used in the ceremony called brenong braids Begalan and wlira. Brenong luggage braid is a variety of kitchen equipment and other belongings carried by Jurutani. Various types of kitchen equipment including ilir, cething, steamer, strainer waste, Tampah, drain, enthong, siwur, irus, kendhil, and wangkring. In addition, also brought a variety of potatoes, fruit, nutmeg kesimpar, seven flower form, yellow rice, plantains, bananas gold, and chicken eggs. Kitchen equipment is a symbol piwulang (lessons) for the prospective bride, is a provision in a marriage through life, either as family, community members, or servants of God. While carrying Suradenta called wlira, the toy sword made of parts of the tree nut that is used as the means (weapons) to take off.

The ceremony was held prior consent granted implemented, precisely when the groom entered the bride's house. Although conducted within a fairly short, but this ceremony is not just a complement of the marriage ceremony alone, because it contains wisdom, that is as piwulang, advice, and stock for the bride and groom in marriage through life.

The special ceremony was at the Begalan combination of dance art, sound art, and art of buffoonery that played together in the form of dialogue and antarpemainnya also be followed by dance movement. The ceremony is accompanied by the music called gising. The rhythm gising ceremony accompanying the rhythm of ricik-ricik, cirebonan, mountain juice, gudril, and eling-eling. While Jurutani used clothing and Suradenta Javanese traditional clothes of black, using iket wulung jeblakkan, and not wearing footwear. Clothing Begalan players were a symbol of the nature of simplicity.

Dialogue is delivered in a ceremony that was limited to the meaning of brenong braids (kitchen equipment). The procession begins with the mention of the dialogue one of the names of brenong braids by Jurutani, then Suradenta interpret and apply the opposite while accompanied by a joke that can invite laughter. The mention of the luggage of ilir (fan made from woven bamboo) and cething (where to put the rice). Ilir contains advice: the sail of a new household, a husband and wife should be able to distinguish between social good and bad in society. while cething contains advice: live in a society in a married couple must have order, so do not do their own wants. And many more references to other items contained in this ceremony.

Usually, this ceremony was attended by many people and tourists because of the noble messages, and there are also elements of farce in it. At the end of the ceremony, visitors can also witness people who scramble brenong braids.

Begalan ceremony developed in the region Banyumas, Central Java Province, Indonesia.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Ritual Menyembelih Kerbau,Kalimantan,Indonesia

Thousands of residents from 31 villages, crowded into the open expanse of trees surrounded by lush forests Kalahien Village, South Village District, District of South Barito, Central Kalimantan. Due to crowded visitors, some people sitting in the branches of a tree not far from the banks of the Barito River.

The focus of their attention toward sapundu, which is shaped ironwood statue woman holding a child figures about three feet high erected in the middle of the open arena. Some people seem to enter the arena, leading a buffalo fat.

buffalo neck was straped for the arm, made of woven rattan. The other end of the rope placed around the sapundu with loose knot so interwoven throughout the five-meter rattan binding buffalo can spin freely.

Buffalo was tied around his neck and paraded seven times around the arena with sapundu axis. Residents were pulled over to avoid a buffalo that freely formed a circle around the audience with a diameter 15 meters.

One by one person on duty at the arena or a dagger stuck Badik long into the stomach of buffalo. Buffalo ran. However, because the neck bound rattan, the animal can only run around the arena.

At some point there was another officer who jabbed Badik. After punctured several times, the buffalo was too weak. Unsteady flight. That's when some people threw rollicking rattan rope slipknot lead to ensnare buffalo horns and legs until the animal fell. Buffaloes which are then slaughtered.

Ritual death

Thus the animal sacrifice which is one of a series of rituals wara. According to the Chairman of the Committee of Hindu Ritual Kaharingan Wara Village Kalahien Liharfin, wara is believed to be ritual death of a Hindu Kaharingan.

Based on Kaharingan Hindu belief, the spirits that have been in-wara's got a decent place in heaven.

In the implementation of the ritual in the village of wara Kalahien for the 49 souls, buffalo slaughtered 8, 2 cows, 45 pigs and 105 chickens.

The recitation of the Chairperson of the Central Kaharingan Hinduism Dual Inau Palangkaraya, in Hindu rituals Kaharingan, there are three important events diritualkan, the ceremonies of birth, marriage, and death.

"The last ceremony is a ritual of death called wara or tiwah. Wara is the meaning of liberation, purification, or improve, in a ritual or tiwah wara these ancestral bones buried in the soil removed and transferred to the trip (the same building houses a small stage).

Pati Ka Ata Ritual from Kelimutu Mountain.Indonesia

Arngoni plants that have been fresh and ripe fruit welcomed the presence of mosalaki pu'u (traditional elders) that meet that day at the helipad area of the core zone of National Park area Flores, Regency Ende, Flores island, East Nusa Tenggara.

While waiting for the ritual begins, the mosalaki also used the time to see the beauty panorama of three crater lakes with different water colors, the one and only in this world.
Flores National Park area is administratively located within the 5 districts, namely Sub Wolowaru, Flores, East Ndona, Ndona, and Detusoko.

At around 11:00 Wita, the ritual begins. Day for the first time at the top of Lake Flores, with a height of 1777 meters above sea level, Ata held Mata Ka Pati, feeding ceremonies for ancestors or the dead.

The procession begins nine mosalaki ritual representing nine tribes in traditional dress were offerings to be taken to dakutatae, a natural stone as a monument where the offerings. Offerings are presented in the form of rice, meat sacrificial animals (pigs), Moke (a kind of local wine), cigarettes, betel nut, and lime.

Nine mosalaki pu'u it together into a stone monument and together the offerings are placed on the monument, which means that the nine mosalaki position no higher nor lower.

"This traditional ritual followed by all indigenous communities in the region Lio. This ritual is at once art assets as well as local culture that should be preserved national. This ritual can also unite the tribes Lio, "said mosalaki Detusoko, Emanuel K Ndopo.

Ende Regency is composed of two tribes, namely Ende and Lio. Ende tribe dominant areas in the west to the south, while the tribes of the City Ende Lio to the east to the north.

Eating ancestors

After feeding ancestors conducted by the mosalaki, then the visitors, by mosalaki, also offered to contribute to enjoy the offerings as a sign of delight along with the ancestors. Stage and the ritual continued with gawi, dance with the mosalaki with stones around the monument.

Some mosalaki said Ata Ka Pati eyes held a prayer intended to raise the spirits of the ancestors - in addition to refusing reinforcements, also to be kept away from areas Ende and fertilized natural disasters that can provide prosperity for its people.

From the myth of hereditary believed by society Lio Ende, Flores Lake peak area is home or the gathering of the spirits of the dead. The gate (pere bun) Lake Kelimutu Konde guarded by the Queen, the ruler.

Three craters

At the top there Kelimutu three crater lakes, in addition to Tiwu Nua Muri Koo Fai, is Tiwu Ata Polo are dark green now (before December 2008 are blackish brown), which is believed to be a gathering place for the wicked. The third lake, Tiwu Mbupu Ata, the old dark blackish green which is a gathering place for the spirits of parents.

That's why local people judge so sacred and hallowed Kelimutu peak area. They also do not dare to do any funny or reckless in it. Location of Lake Kelimutu approximately 55 kilometers east of Ende town.

This activity is held by the Government as a form of Ende Regency cultural preservation area. From the traditional ceremony which has lasted from generation to generation, the feeding of the ancestors is only done in every home residents, village, or tribe. Now the ceremonies held at the top of Flores involving tribes Lio. Furthermore, this ritual will be held regularly once every year and this tradition is also a tourism agenda Ende,

In addition, all attributes associated with the traditional costumes worn by mosalaki in rituals, such as headband, gloves, and clothing from the traditional weaving cloth, should be used by communities around the sell it to tourists. Party National Park or Regency Ende Flores can facilitate by providing a place of sale.

Pantai Teleng Ria,Pacitan,Java,Indonesia

It overlooks the beach of South Beach with a stretch of white sand along the approximately 3 Km. Distance from the Capital District to the major tourist sites only 3.5 km, and can easily be achieved with various types of vehicles.

Various means have been established between the other relay the views to enjoy the sea breeze south, Swimming Pool and Playcentre children, Lodging Budoyo Bonggo Versatile and Camping Area, Fishing arena, and the food was typical beach Pacitan.selain was also used for Fish Landing Places (TPI) so that visitors can buy fresh fish.

Upacara Ceprotan,Pacitan,Java,Indonesia

Ceprotan ceremony has become a show / event calendar incoming tourism eastern Java, this ceremony is a tradition of activities in the village of hereditary Sekar which is always held every year in Dulkangidah (lngkang) on Friday or Monday of this activity is meant to commemorate the Legend The village folk of the goddess Sekartaji sekar and committee Asmorobangun through the village clean. Location Ceprotan ceremony in the village district sekar ± Donorojo Pacitan town 40 km to the west.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Taman Bunga

Want to enjoy the beautiful flowers in full bloom Please come to Taman Bunga Nusantara Puncak area, Bogor. All kinds of flowers with different colors and shapes here. Taman Bunga Nusantara is located about 100 km from Jakarta, or 90 km from Bandung, collecting more than 300 varieties of flowers from around the world.

Park was first opened by Mrs. Tien Soeharto on September 10, 1995. In addition to amusement parks many facilities for children of minicar, restaurant and agility games. So that makes visitors linger at home in a beautiful park that naturally beautiful.

You can see the flower garden 10 pieces specially built on 23 hectares of land. The gardens are beautiful and traditional look. Plants dominate foreign origin to the plant 10. This is evident from the collection of flowers that grow in the park.

Taman Bunga Nusantara a total area of 35 hectares located on the side of the path to Puncak, Bogor, precisely in the Village Kawung Luwuk, District SUKARESMI (Cipanas), Cianjur regency. In addition to the extensive flower garden 23 acres, there are friends recreation, restaurants, parking, and others.

The shape and color is a combination that characterizes the Rose Garden. Colorful roses of various types show the beauty of this park. Types of Hybrid Tea Roses from the U.S. and other unique Australian is the name of the roses are taken from the popular people such as Dolly Parton, Bing Crosby, John F. Kennedy, disco, White Lightening, and others.

Istana Presiden Cipanas,Cianjur,West Java,Indonesia

Tjipanas Presidential Palace: This palace was built in 1740 by Van Heuts on the ground covering 25 ha. Cipanas Presidential Palace, or better known as Cipanas Palace lies at the foot of Mount Gede, 103 km from Jakarta to Bandung direction, or 17 km from the town of Cianjur. Although not used, Cipanas Palace well preserved. Landscape around the overgrown palace of vegetables, fruits and ornamental plants provide beautiful shades. Magnificent palace built in the 1740 general can be visited by special permission from the Secretary of State.

Cipanas Palace complex stands on 26 hectares of land, consisting of the main building and seven pavilions, equipped with sports facilities. Size of the building is a building panggun sluas 950 m2, comprised some of the room. Situated at an altitude of 1100 meters, as far as the eye can see looks of vegetables, fruits, ornamental plants and tree crops are arranged in a small forest.

Each room filled with furniture, Jepara carving and collection of paintings by the masters, like Basuki Abdullah, Abdullah, Sudjojono and Lee Man Kong. While the pavilion buildings were each given a puppet characters. Some of the new pavilion was completed in 1916 and there are two most recent was built in 1984. the entire building was so luxurious and artistic. In the back of the palace there are fountains diameter 27 m.

Mountain Padang site in Kampung Padang and Kampung Gunung Panggulan, Village Campaka Karyamukti District, Cianjur, is shaped megalithic sites berundak punden the largest in Southeast Asia. This recall archeological area surrounding the building with 900 m2 area's own site approximately 3 ha.

The existence of this site first appeared in the report Rapporten van de oudheid-kundigen Dienst (ROD), in 1914, later reported in 1949 NJ Krom. In 1979 the authorities involved in this promotion and research of cultural reserves bend overseers of local culture and Ditlinbinjarah followed by Pulit Arkenas conduct a review to the location of the site. Since that time research efforts of Padang Mountain site began in terms of both archaeological, historical, geological and others.

Punden berundak building form reflects the tradition of megalithic (mega means large and lithos meaning stone) as often found in several areas in West Java. Gunung Padang site located 50 kilometers from Cianjur said to be the largest megalithic site in Southeast Asia. In the local community, the site believed to be evidence of efforts to build a palace of King Siliwangi overnight.

Aided by his troops, he tried to collect the blocks of stone found only in the area. However, the night seemed to pass faster. At dawn tinge the eastern horizon was thwart his efforts, then that area and then he left. The stones he left scattered on the hill, now called the Mount of Padang. The plain meaning of light.

The building consists of five terraces with different sizes. The stones have not experienced the touch of human hands in a sense, has not worked or shaped by human hands.

Stone blocks whose numbers are more spread almost over the top of Mount Padang. The locals called a stone that lies on the terraces with the names of Islamic smell. For example there are called table Giling Pangancingan Kiai, Chair Grandmother Bonang, Jojodog or Grandmother Swasana seat, back of stone Suhaedin Sheikh alias Sheikh Abdul Rusman, Marzuki Sheikh Grandmother stairs, and Sheikh Abdul Fukor stone.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Curug Cinulang,West Java,Indonesia

Cinulang Curug tourist attraction is located in east Jakarta, precisely located in Kp. Desa Cicadas Tanjungwangi, Cicalengka district, Bandung regency and directly adjacent to the Village Sindulang, Sub Cimanggung, Sumedang District. The distance from the center of Bandung to this tourist location approximately 38 km.

To achieve this tourist sites is not difficult. Because, other than conditions that have good roads, public transportation was better urban transportation (angkot) and motorcycle taxis are easily available. If you want to bring their own vehicle, after the toll you Cileunyi headed east toward the direction of Garut. Approximately 10 km from Cileunyi, you will arrive at Jln. Bypass Parakanmuncang, Cicalengka. You continue to use that route until about a mile and can find the location of the sign on the left side of the road. After turning left, just follow the road to their destination. The distance that must be taken from Jln. Bypass to the location of approximately 9 km.

Whereas if you want to use public transportation, toll after angkot Cileunyi live up to Cicalengka, the terminal must be replaced by Cicalengka other angkot or motorcycle taxi to the location Curug Cinulang.

The route that will pass after the terminal Cicalengka or Jln. Bypass to the location curug quite fun. Besides road uphill and winding up the hills like, you also will pass the area that locals call this temple. This area was really just a normal hill area, but from there you can see the beautiful scenery of rice paddies stretch, factory buildings, and residential areas.


About a kilometer before arriving at the tourist sites, is able to feel the cool air of the mountains, the sound gemericiknya water in the river, as well as various kinds of birds chirp will spoil hearing.

Gemuruhnya sound of water and the cold blast of air coming from the waterfall location will soon be ambushed as soon as entering the gates Curug Cinulang.

Before entering the location, officers at the gate will ask for admission fees of Rp 2000.00 per person plus USD $ 1000.00 when bringing their own vehicles and USD 2000.00 for parking services.

From the parking lot, followed by a trip down a few steps to get near the waterfall. But before it reached the mouth of the river, also have to down the rocks or boulders are quite steep. For that, you must be very careful, because if the visitors are many, the road was slippery due to water-borne many other visitors through the wet clothes after swimming. Especially when the rainy season, the road to reach the river more dangerous.

On the left or right of way a lot of different vendors who provide food and drinks to not have to worry about the difficulty to fill the stomach.

Once on bottom, like the dew wet air coming from the waterfall will be reflected on my face. Although not intended to swimming or bathing, if you stand three minutes, the clothes will be wet. For that, all equipment such as cell phones or cameras to be ensured is completely protected and safe.

Two waterfall with a height of about 30 meters looks very elegant and beautiful. One of them is the main waterfall because larger while the other is a fraction of the main waterfall. The waterfall originates from the Citarik River flows continue to lead the Citarum River. Waterfalls pouring water upon the rocks below, causing the very cold air and wet. Reflections in the form of wet steam can be felt up to distances of about 20 meters. On the river, across a pedestrian bridge

Goa Pawon,West Java,Indonesia

Pawon Goa is located in Mountain Village Masigit, Sub CIPATAT, Padalarang, Bandung regency, or about 25 km the west of Bandung. Location discovery is located not far from the side of the highway that connects Bandung, Cianjur
and other cities in the west.

Goa Pawon called for finding locations in the cave of Kars is located in the side of the hill climbing Mount Masigit Kars
that the locals called the cave Pawon. In Sundanese, Pawon means the same as the kitchen. If measured with the lowest ground in the area which is thought to be bottom of the lake, the cave lies is situated at an altitude of about 100 meters.

Upacara Ekah

Actually ekah word comes from Arabic, the word aqiqatun "biological child". The ceremony is the ceremony Ekah redeem the soul as a gift of God's children, or expressions of gratitude have been blessed with a child by God the Almighty, and expect the child to become a pious person who can help his parents later on in the netherworld. At this ceremony is usually held after the 7-day-old baby, or 14 days, and may also after 21 days. Equipment must be provided is yangb sheep or goats for slaughter, if the boy sheep have two (except for those who can not quite a), and if a girl only just.
Sheep to be slaughtered for the ceremony had to be Ekah good, qualified for the sacrifice. Next sheep were slaughtered by the expert or Ajengan with good prayers, after it is cooked and distributed to the families

Upacara Cukuran

The ceremony is meant to clean shaving or cleanse baby's hair from all kinds of filth. Shaving or marhabaan ceremony was also an expression of thankfulness or gratitude to God who has giving blessingto a child who had been born safely. Shaving ceremony held at the 40-day-old baby.
Laid the baby on its implementation in the middle of the invitation with optional equipment water bowl that looks and 7 flower scissors hung a gold necklace, ring or bracelet to shave baby's hair. At that time the invitations start to pray and marhaban promised or called or pupujian, which praised the properties of prophet Muhammad PBUH. and the prayers that have survived birth inner meaning of the afterlife. At marhabaan baby's hair cut a bit by some people who pray at the time.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Ceremony Gusaran

Ceremony Gusaran
Gusaran is flattened teeth girls with a special tool. The purpose is to Gusaran ceremony daughter's teeth were smooth, and especially to look more beautiful. Gusaran ceremony performed when the girl was seven years old. The ceremony, children dressed in women after sitting among the invitation, then read the prayer and solawat to the Prophet Muhammad. Then indung beurang did the gusaran after completion and then brought to the steps of the house to disawer (advised by song). Disawer completed, then followed by a meal.
Usually, the ceremony was also held Gusaran piercings, which is perforated ear to put the earrings, so that seems to be pretty again.

Upacara Adat Ampih Pare

Upacara Adat Ampih Pare
Ampih Pare ceremony is a ceremony to save rice crop of rice or rice fields into rice storage (pare) called leuit. In the implementation of farmers using a typical traditional clothes, bear harvest by using a tool called the bear "rengkong". During the trip these instruments bear the distinctive noises, pare ampih ceremony is a procession of a typical art show. There Sumedang district, Cianjur, Karawang and Subang.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Upacara Memelihara Tembuni

Upacara Memelihara Tembuni
Placenta / placenta is seen as a baby brother because it should not be thrown away carelessly, but must be held a ceremony to bury the time or sweep away to river.
Along with the baby is born, afterbirth (placenta) is usually treated cleaned out and fed into pendil spices mixed with salt, tamarind and palm sugar then covered using a white cloth which had been given the air through a small bamboo (elekan). Pendil carries with a long cloth and dipayungi, usually by a paraji to be buried in the yard or near houses. There also are swept away into the river is customary.
Placenta burial ceremony with prayers and convey congratulations or tawasulan gift to Sheikh Abdulkadir Jilani and experts grave. Near the grave was lit placenta cempor / light up your baby's cord out of her stomach .. The ceremony is meant to maintenance placenta baby survived and later became a happy person.

petilasan Sri Aji Joyoboyo,Kediri,East Java,Indonesia

Petilasan Sri Aji Joyoboyo
About 10 km, ± 5 minutes from Kediri City. This site is believed to be where King Sri Aji moksa Joyoboyo renowned as the King of Kediri XII century and also forecast Joyoboyonya stall. Site - a site that is in this cultural area like Sendang Tirto Kamandanu, Palinggihan Mpu Bharada, and also Arca Totok Kerot.Banyak visitors who made a pilgrimage on this site and rituals in the top 1 Suro Pamuksan date with thousands of visitors from various regions for the ritual processions

King Joyoboyo figure is inviting admiration. This is what was the reason why many tourists who come to the Sendang Tirta.Include Kamandanu. This is being used to swimming in natural water sources that have many functions, one of which add strength and unseen man. On 26 April 1980, it began is being redeveloped. Because this place is considered as a separate part of the petilasan Majesty. New design. This is being a park area measuring 1016 square meters.

The main building, bathing pool in which the water is always flowing through the three levels. Namely the source, shelter, and bathing pool. This pool is equipped with Shiva statue Harihara (peace) and Ganesha. In addition, changing places, the gate, which took water, and the fence. Complement the building was made up of pages, the main gate (Kori Agung and Temple Bentar), and the fence with a statue of the god in each corner. Each Bathara Vishnu, Brahma, Bayu, and Indra.

Tegowangi Temple,Kediri,East Java,Indonesia

Temple Tegowangi

As a region that had once been the kingdom, Kediri District has many historic relics. Like Tegowangi Temple, Temple Surowono, Temple Dorok, Inscription Pohsarang, Tothok Kerot Arca, Arca Budho, Calon Arang site, as well as several other heritage.

Tegowangi temple, located in the Village Tegowangi, this district so Plemahan.Candi heritage monuments in the kingdom of Majapahit Hayam Wuruk government. This temple is also built with stone foundations andesite and red brick facing to the west. Relief talked about Puppet Sundamala Purwo with character or the story of Durga Ruwatan.

If Temple Surowono has lost its top, the temple still has Tegowangi Yoni.Yoni section is made with beautiful sculptures and decorated with animal motifs and also dragon.beside that flat stone square has nine holes that are usually placed the sinks temple.

Surowono Temple,Kediri,Java,Indonesia

This temple is located in Pare, ± 28 km, ± 50 minutes from the town of Kediri. The temple building is a work of historical as King Wengker purgatory, one of the king in the reign of King Hayam Wuruk Mojopahit. Tourists can also visit the building tunnels / underground river with clear water flow and branching branches located ± 100 meters from the Temple building

Surowono temple as one of the material culture of Kediri District has historical value of the Majapahit kingdom holy tinggi.Peninggalan with Hindu religious background is in Pare, approximately 28 kilometers from this temple town Kediri.Dulu into a purification Wengker King fatsal one king or subordinates in the government of King Hayam Wuruk, Majapahit.

Built in the 15th century temple keunikan.Baik Surowono have a lot in terms of architecture and reliefs depicting the story of Arjuna Wiwaha, Bubhuksah, receiver and Sri Tanjung.Sayang Aking intact parts of the temple was only a foot and body. The roof was damaged and collapsed. Though this temple built by using porous andesite stone foundations and the use of red stone with orientation facing west direction.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Molonthalo Ceremony from Gorontalo,sulawesi,Indonesia

Molonthalo or ulcer around for her 7-month pregnant first child, a pre-event in the context of indigenous customary events of birth and adolescence, which has been standard in Gorontalo society. Puru Raba term is dialeg Manado North Sulawesi, Puru means stomach. In Indigenous Languages in Gorontalo Molonthalo or Tondhalo call. Molonthalo this event is a statement from the husband's family that the first pregnancy is fulfilled expectations will follow a derivative of a valid marriage. And an edict to the families of both parties, that his wife really is a holy and encouragement for girls - other girls to take care of himself and his honor. Preparation and implementation of ways to stage the event was Indigenous Molonthalo enough. The family held a traditional ceremony which was to bring the husband's relatives, or midwife Hulango Kampung, Kampung or Hatibi priest, two daughters aged 7 to 9 years, they still have their parents (breast Hulonthalo lo), two people from a family Mother sakinah.

Hulango or village midwife, who has been appointed as the executor Molonthalo event, must meet the following requirements:

1. Muslims.
2. Knowing the ins and outs of the age of content.
3. Knowing the sequence Molonthalo Ceremony.
4. Knowing pronunciation, pronunciation has been handed down by ancestors in the implementation of the event.
5. Recognized by the community as a Village Midwife.

Traditional attributes complement Molonthalo Ceremony, among others:

* Hulante shaped tray above set of materials, consisting of measures of rice or 3 liters, located above 7 nutmeg, cloves 7 fruit, egg fruit 7, 7 fruit limututu (sowanggi lemon), 7 pieces of currency worth more than Rp. 100, - currency used to consist of Ringgit, Rupiah, Interest, Tali, dime and Twinkle.
* A set of material above the burning incense tray, which consists of 1 polutube (incense burner), 1 fruit bowl place tetabu (incense) and a glass-covered cooking water.
* A set of emery (botu pongi'ila) is to erode emery piece turmeric, mixed with a little lime, and the cold water called Alawahu Tilihi.
* A set Pomama (where the betel nut), Tambaluda or Hukede.
* 1 fruit Toyopo, or set meal, place made of young coconut leaves (young coconut leaf) which contains yellow rice, boiled eggs, fried chicken and cake - a cake like wapili, kolombengi, etc. plus apangi consists of ripe banana plantain or banana responded ( Lutu Tahulumito or Lutu Lo Hulonti'o).
* A set meal consisting of a tray above bilinti plate, or some kind of fried rice mixed with chicken liver, fried chicken dish which is still intact and belly included a boiled egg, two bowl sink and two glasses of water to cook, and two tablespoons.
* A leaf silar (tiladu) apart three (tiladu tula-tula pidu), the size of the mother's abdomen is pregnant.
* Bulewe or upik nut (ngo'alo Malo).
* A not-edged shell (buawu huli).
* A set of white mat (amongo peya-peya or ti'ohu) wrapped (sponge-cake). Which were fixed in front of the door (pode-podehu). Where there is a mother went behind the curtain of the question syara '(hatibi or syarada'a or priests) who served / are invited to read prayers, to Hulango (village midwives). The question presented is "NGOLO MA hula" means how many months and was answered by the children are above Hulango instructions.
* Pale Yilulo (Tilondawu), namely: rice, colored with red, yellow, green, black and white).
* Gloved keris.

For the diacarakan (pregnant mother) wearing disposable clothes walimomo bun with sunthi levels, stems to 1 common, 3 stems for groups lo wuleya wife lipu (Head), 5 stems for groups Jogugu wife / Vice Regent / Mayor, and stems to 7 Mbui, the wife of King / Regent / Mayor. Husband (the father) wore Bo'o takowa kiki and payungo tilabatayila use salempang, keris tucked in his waist. Two men to women wearing galenggo wolimomo, head wear Bo'ute Lo Baya, or material headdress. Two mothers who wore vegas kebaya and batik, as well as cover surang batik or (wulo-wuloto) or mango lo tiilo fashion.

Clothing Ceremony Molonthalo

Procession Ceremony Molonthalo implementation begins with signals Hulango (bontho) with alawahu tilihi on the forehead, the neck part of the throat, shoulders, the curve of the upper arms and feet, below the knee, a meaningful statement of the mother would leave the properties - properties mazmunah (ignoble ) in educating and raising children - his son later. The mother then placed on a white mat over the carpet, his head facing east and feet to the west. A mother holding a pillow and keep dibagian head. At the foot of a mother holding her knees to keep the expectant mother, her knees folded up position.

Two children (male - male and female) in breast limutu lo, one daughter (the breast Hulondhalo lo), which was able to speak. They sat side by side (breast limutu lo), seated to the right of the mother in tonthalo. Their hands are arranged on pregnant belly (mothers in tonthalo), just above the belt three-headed young coconut leaf.

Syara 'asked the mother behind the curtain / holder lalante bull (batik cloth wrapped mats), as follows: "MA MONGOLA hula?" Means "WHAT ARE MONTHS?". This question is forwarded to Hulango then repaid by hulango the sentence: "ff OYINTA OLUWO.". The answer is transmitted by the mother behind the curtain (lo podebu bull), the syara 'out loud, so last three times. The husband continued with his wife's stomach bypass 3 times, then unsheathed the keris, cut the ties woven silar.

After matting it silar lost, then the husband took the silar bond, and his wife woke up to the front door lalante bull and her husband came out around the house 1 time, then throw it away silar - away. This symbol, so that the baby was born safely, and look for 3 lines custom ties, syara 'and baala, as guidelines for life in society later. Finished the event, the couple returned home, sat across from each mouthful of food fed to the existing set of dibaki ie bilinthi rice, and fried chicken, preceded by her husband pulled the eggs from chicken stomach, as a symbol of the wife gave birth to ease baby. Bribe bribe is a symbol of love, and remind the rights and obligations of both wife and husband.

ADAT procession Wife MOLONTHALOSuami feeding each other food that is
one part of the procession Molonthalo

Continued with the reading of a prayer or blessing by the priest hatibi or other religious authorities, before the meal, which was attended by invitation of relatives on both sides. Last stage, Husband and Wife is washed by the shaman with the indigenous water management with a variety of flowers - flowers and herbs.

ADAT procession stomach bypass MOLONTHALOSuami his wife and 3 times with dimandiksn
is part of the Ceremony Molonthalo

The event ended with a treat of coffee or tea with the traditional cake served with Gorontalo. Before dissolution, the husband to give alms to the executor of the event as sincerity. Pala'u shared - shared with the owners, namely Hulango, blessing the prayer reader, two children, two mothers and a mother behind a curtain (which continued questions and answers between hulango and priests).

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Lawa Cave,Trenggalek,Java,Indonesia

Lava Cave in Trenggalek is a large cave with a diameter of 25m, has a long hallway with 9 reliefs typical of the cave, as the name is inhabited by many small kalelawar. Nocturnal animals are (search dinner), so the evening was the spectacular view when thousands kalelawar out of the mouth of the cave.

A named Lomedjo into the woods looking for a place to perform meditation. And found a small cave that is considered suitable for the hermitage of a cave near the center of a bluish color. Which in the end of the cave is called the Blue Kedung. Location Kedung approximately 600 meters northeast of this Petilasan lowo Guo proved till now still used by people - people to be imprisoned. This saw the former - the former equipment left in the cave Kedung Blue.

From the result of fasting, meditation and application to the Almighty God is, finally getting results. Lomedjo Mbah a dream that he meditated about the place was a big cave te animal hide - a safe game.
One time, found a large cave, a dark filled with the smell of bat menyengak nose. Unwittingly they always mention the cave; Guo Lowo (Bat Java language is Lowo). Until now the cave named Guo Lowo, Kedung hermitage is located 600m east of Cave Lowo


Guo Lowo admire the beauty of the colors of Stalactite and stalagmites, in the natural atmosphere of the cave environment is cool and beautiful it was, in fact the Government in 1984 Trenggalek existing efforts to promote it as a tourist attraction. However limited funds and limited support situation at the time, the very slow development, so not much was known and visited by tourists.

A large cave and length approximately 800 M has been equipped for electricity and street lighting made so easy to observe the natural artistic forms of Stalactite and stalagmites. The atmosphere is cool and fresh as the splashing water flowing in the cave brought a comfortable atmosphere.

Macerra Manurung Ceremony,South Sulawesi,Indonesia

To express gratitude for the success of plant pertaniaan, Taulan village, subdistrict Cendana, Enrekang district, South Sulawesi, held a traditional party maccera Manurung. This traditional feast is only performed once in eight years, no wonder, if this event is held, many of which are Enrekang citizen who live out the village took time to go home only to follow the traditional procession.

Communities in this cool areas knew maccera Manurung ceremonies since hundreds of years ago, traditional ceremonies are led by local indigenous elders and place in several phases, beginning a procession that is beating the drum through the night that aims to raise the soil. Local community believe, the land is the core of the entire universe, so that citizens believe, this land must be awakened first. While the beating drum is a drum tradisioanal issued only when these ceremonies take place. The people who attend these ceremonies witnessed usually try to grab the wood falling drummers around the drum, people believe that the timber has a magical power to cure various diseases. Beating the old drum rituals that are considered sacred was done on Friday.

The next day a celebration to establish a citizen who was then doing a butcheringanimal buffalo, buffalo meats cooked by a number of women who attended the execution of the customary ritual, this buffalo meat in the meal will be the invited guests. The next ritual is Majjaga. In this event dedicated to dance is considered as a symbol of loyalty to the king and kingdom. The dancers are dominated by these men, dancing with bare-chested in the middle of a very cold weather.

The next ritual is the Liang wae, the water out from the center of the earth. They perform this ritual at the start with praying in a spring hole located in the middle of the forest reach the 1000 meter elevation above sea level. As they prayed, the water will be spilling out of their sockets. If the spring does not radiate the public generally in the districts Enrekang should alert the possibility of such a bad crop failure, or there are villagers who became insane.

Conversely, if the radiant spring, water will be a bone of contention. The nomads who have long left Enrekang, usually most eager to come out fighting over water from the fountain it. Arifuddin one from overseas residents Pijar Enrekang to say, every execution of the customary ritual is held maccera Manurung, he and his wife and children are always taking the time to attend, usually the father of two children bring home water from the fountain in the village Taulan. Because he believes that water can bring a blessing, "Water is usually out of the water source emanating at the time of execution of this traditional feast took place I believe to be a blessing or bring a saving provision for" Arif said.

End of the procession was the culmination of a series of traditional ceremonies is Maccera Manurung Mappeong, local residents believe giving offerings to the ancestors of this, given as an expression of gratitude for the sustenance of the community have been obtained for eight years. In this Mappeong procession in preparing several kinds of foods such as bananas, diamond, chicken egg, nut, betel leaf, rice is the sticky rice cooked in bamboo stems or local Lemmang knew her name. offerings are combined in one container with the Cover hibiscus leaves, then offerings are distributed to indigenous leaders who are descended from puang Kamummu.

Kamummu Puang which is the ancestor who often convey a special message to the tribes, before delivering the message of their ancestors, a machete which is the inheritance of this legacy Kamummu puang, washed with young coconut water by local indigenous leaders, said the machete hilt made of horn horse. and machetes this heritage is now a symbol Enrekang area, southern Sulawesi.

Parang heirloom that had been washed paraded around the house three times and in accompanied by Adhan, is represented as a symbol expel bad things that want to go into Taulan village, residents hoped the implementation of custom Maccera Manurung party can bring things that are good and overflow of a double provision from the mighty creator of masters of the universe.

Accera Kalampong Ceremony from Gowa,Sulawesi,Indonesia

Accera Kalompoang a traditional ceremony to cleanse sacred objects Gowa Kingdom remains stored in the Museum Balla Lompoa. The essence of this ceremony is allangiri kalompoang, namely cleaning and weighing of salokoa (crown) made in the 14th century. The crown was first worn by the King of Gowa, I Tumanurunga, which symbolized the inauguration of the Kings next Gowa.

The royal objects are cleaned in between: a spear-headed cane horse (panyanggaya barangan), scrap metal machete (lasippo), kris is wearing gold jewelry (tatarapang), magic weapon as an attribute of the ruling king (sudanga), headed gold bracelets dragon (janga ponto-jangaya), oversized necklaces (kolara), earrings of pure gold (bangkarak ta'roe), and gold buttons (buttons gaukang). In addition to heritage objects are, there are also some imported items stored in the Museum participated Balla Lompoa cleaned, such as: necklaces from the Zulu Kingdom, the Philippines, the sixteenth century; three gold spear; long machetes (furious Manurung); Penning pure gold gift Kingdom England in the year 1814 AD; and giving the gold medal Netherlands.

Wash the royal objects using holy water that begins with the reading of Al-Fatihah jointly by the participants of a ceremony conducted by a Anrong Gurua (Professor). Special for legacy weapons like the keris, machetes and spears the eyes, washing treated specially, which is rubbed with fragrant oils, bamboo shavings, and lime. Implementation of this ceremony is not only witnessed by the descendants of the Kings of Gowa, but also by the general public, subject to customary dress Makassar during the event.

Sacred ceremonies was first performed by the king of Gowa who first embraced Islam, which I Mangrabbia Karaeng Mangngarrangi Guest Sultan Alauddin Lakiung on 1051 Rabi'ul 9 H. or 20 September 1605. Although the King of Gowa XIV had begun, but the ceremony has not been used as a tradition. King of Gowa XV, I Mannuntungi Daeng Edge Karaeng Mattola Lakiung Karaeng Malikussaid Sultan Tumenanga Ri Papambatuna, mentradisikan this ceremony on each of 10 Zulhijjah, ie after every Idul Adha prayers. Furthermore, the king of Gowa XVI, I Mattawang Karaeng Mallombasi Daeng Sultan Hasanuddin Bontomanggape Balla Pangkana ri Tumenanga the title of the Rooster from the east, entering the Islamic elements in this ceremony, the slaughter of sacrificial animals.

Since then, the Kings next Gowa continue to perform this ceremony and Accera Kalompoang until now continue to be carried out by the descendants of them. Therefore this ceremony requires considerable cost, which reaches tens of millions of dollars, then each family belonging to the Concord Family finance Salokoa this ceremony in turns.

Implementation of the highlights of the ceremony is Accera Kalompoang when weighing salokoa or gold crown weighing 1768 grams with a diameter of 30 cm and 250 grains of diamond-decorated. Weighing the crown is very important for the officials and the community Gowa, because it is a weighing of evidence for their lives in the future. The crown was never corrected by adding or subtracting weights, but unique, weighing at a ceremony conducted in this Accera Kalompoan, crown scales are often fickle, sometimes less and sometimes too much. If the crown scales are reduced, then it becomes a sign of disaster will happen in their country. Once upon a time, the scales are reduced crown and proven in a landslide that swallowed tens Bawakaraeng victims. Conversely, if the scale crown grows, then it becomes a sign of prosperity will come for the people of Gowa. One time, a crown that weighs less than 2 pounds can not be removed by anyone, not even 4 people at once tried to lift it, but still can not afford.

Logically, a strange scene was very hard to believe. However, having been proven, the descendants of kings of Gowa and the general public already believes. Therefore, they always support and maintain the tradition of ceremonial Accera Kalompoang they consider sacred.

Accera Kalompoang ceremonies were held once a year, ie after each Idul Adha prayers on 10 Zulhijjah in Balla Lompoa Museum on Jl. Sultan Hasanuddin No.. 48 Sungguminasa, Somba Opu, Gowa regency, South Sulawesi.

Ganti Welit Ceremoy from Cirebon,West Java,Indonesia

Ganti Welit ceremonies at the shrine Trusmi Cirebon. The ceremony is held every year at the Sacred Tomb Trusmi aims to replace the roof of the family tomb of Ki Yang Trusmi using Welit (woven palm leaves). The ceremony was performed by the community Trusmi Cirebon. Usually held every 25 months Maulud date.

rebo Pungkasan Ceremony from Yogyakarta,Central Java,Indonesia

Rebo Pungkasan is one of the existing traditional ceremony in Jogjakarta, or more precisely in the area Wonokromo Village, Plered, Bantul. The name of this ceremony itself was taken from the time the ceremony was held last Wednesday (Pungkasan Rebo) in Sapar (syafar in Arabic which means the second month). This traditional ceremony itself is usually held on Tuesday night (Wednesday night before). This ceremony was held last Wednesday because, according to a story last Wednesday was also used as a meeting time between the Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono I with Mbah Kyai Usman Faqih. Ceremony Wekasan or Rebo Rebo Pungkasan itself implemented as a form of expression of gratitude to God Almighty.
Center of this traditional ceremony itself make it a habit to be in front of the mosque and a week before this event there is a nature event crowd (people's party). Over time since the party considered it annoying people worship a mosque (because more and more crowded) the activities of this ceremony was moved from the front of the mosque in front of village hall in the Field Wonokromo.

In the event that the people's own party there are lots of activities in celebration of entertainment such as Sekaten market, ranging from games to clothes, food, and others. Top of the show itself is a huge procession of Mosques lemper Wonokromo Wonokromo to Town Hall, the procession begins Ngayogyakarta Palace ranks, then lemper giant, and folk arts groups such as Shalawatan, Kubrosiswo, Rodat, and so on.

At the end goal of this carnival, lemper will be distributed to the invitation, and there is also contested by the people, because it is considered will provide a separate blessing for those who can bring home these lemper.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Dundar,Art from South Kalimantan,Indonesia

Arts Dundam or in Badundam verb, is believed to be derived from Lamut art. Dundam been around since 1500 AD ± in the form of oral literature, after Islam was introduced in South Kalimantan, art is accompanied by musical instruments tarbang. Dundam supposedly from the word "Memundang" or "Inviting" (figures of the supernatural). (Ian Emti, Dundam Oral Literature of South Kalimantan. 1991)

It is estimated that the development of this art are in rural areas along the rivers. The only places that still have this art is in the village of Lok Baintan (Tabuk River District) and Pundun Leaf (Sub District Karang Intan of Banjar)

The procedure of presenting estimated as follows:

1. Pendundam sat with fireplace incense that must be kept burning and smoking.
2. Before the story begins pendundam figures mengundan faerie with 40 kinds of treats with a unique cake Banjar.
3. All the processes carried out in the dim darkness of the night (without lighting the lamp)

Having completed the initial presentation of pendundam peal dundam start. Didundamkan usual story is the story nowhere kingdom with a variety of fictional characters. The story was never designed in advance but as the inspiration flows came when mendundam. The difference between Lamut with the Dundam is Lamut, Palamutan told about Uncle Lamut (main character of the story) while on Dundam, Pendundam itself that serves as the main character's story (first point of view).

Dundam serving time usually starts at 20:00 or 21:00 and ending at dawn. Dialogue is presented in the Banjar language interspersed Indonesian or, as in ancient Javanese wayang.

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