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Banggai Island, The Exotic One

[13 Jul 2011 | Comments Off on Banggai Island, The Exotic One | 2,271 views]

Banggai Island is one island in the Banggai Archipelago, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. The island is located on the south of Paleng Island, north of Salue Besar Island, and northeast of Labobo Island.

Like many other places in Indonesia, not many people know about Banggai Island, whereas this small island has extraordinary …

Tongkonan, Toraja Traditional House

[11 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 2,026 views]

Toraja traditional house is called Tongkonan, derived from the word ‘tongkon’ which means ‘to sit together’. Tongkonan always built facing north, which is considered as the source of life. Based on archaeological research, the Toraja came from Yunan, Tongkin Bay, China. These immigrants from China then acculturated with the indigenous …

Betang House, Dayak Traditional House

[1 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 1,615 views]

In the past, the Dayak tribes who resided in Borneo always live in groups. Where the live every aspects of their life together and it was manifested in a work called the Huma Betang(Betang House).

Betang has unique characteristics that can be observed from the elongated shape and have only a …

Sekaten Ceremony, Pick Your Own Blessing!

[4 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 1,079 views]

Sekaten ceremony (derived from Arabic word ‘Syahadatain‘) is an event to remember Prophet Muhammad’s birthday held on the 5th of each month Mulud in Java calendar (Rabiul Awal of the Islamic year) in the plaza north of Yogyakarta (and also in the Surakarta square town simultaneously). This ceremony was …

Tabuik Ceremony, West Sumatera

[1 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 1,149 views]

Derived from the Arabic word ‘tabut‘ that means parading, Tabuik ceremony is a hereditary tradition on the west coast, West Sumatera. The ceremony is held at the Asura day that falls on the 10th of Muharram in the Islamic calendar. On the selected day, since 6:00 AM, all participants …

Bromo: Sunrise, Sand Sea and The Ritual

[9 Feb 2010 | One Comment | 1,327 views]

Bromo Tengger Semeru national park has a type of sub-montane, montane and sub-alphin ecosystems with large and hundreds years old of trees.

Some plant species found in Bromo Tengger Semeru include jamuju (Dacrycarpus imbricatus), mountain pine (Casuarina sp.), Eidelweis (Anaphalis javanica), various types orchids and rare species of grass (Styphelia …

Kuta beach, Lombok

[29 Dec 2009 | One Comment | 1,652 views]

Kuta beach, Lombok is an island resort in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The beach with the white sands lies in a village called Kuta. Kuta village became an interesting tourist destination in Indonesia since the establishment of many new hotels.

Besides the natural beauty that can …

Ngaben, The Cremation Ceremony

[9 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 1,080 views]

Death becomes something very ordinary and reasonable when there is a belief that all hopes will become reality in the afterlife. In this context, the Hindu community in Bali believe that the life cycle will never stop. After the death in the world, there is still another life. Unless someone …

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