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Adonara Island, A Piece of Heaven

[1 Aug 2011 | Comments Off on Adonara Island, A Piece of Heaven | 1,372 views]

Adonara is an island located in the Nusa Tenggara islands, in the eastern island of Flores. Its area is 509 km², and its highest point is 1,676 m. The island is bounded by Solor Strait in the south (separating the island of Solor), the Flores Sea to the north, and …

Karapan Sapi, Madurese Bull Racing

[27 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 913 views]

Karapan Sapi is a prestigious event for Madurese people, a very popular sport and spectacle, in Madura, Indonesia. The event was firstt popularized by Prince Katandur from Sapudi Island in 13th century as an expression of joy for the abundant harvest. Today, Karapan Sapi is regularly held at least twice …

Angklung, World Cultural Heritage

[21 Nov 2010 | No Comment | 769 views]

Angklung art from Indonesia has just been ordained as one of the world heritage by UNESCO on a trial in Nairobi, Kenya, 16 November 2010. It was officially ordained as The Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

The word angklung is derived from angka(eng:number) that means the tone, …

Talempong, Now And Then

[20 Nov 2010 | No Comment | 1,187 views]

Talempong is Minangkabau traditional music instrument made of brass and some are of wood and stone. The talempong produce a static texture consisting of interlocking rhythms. Talempong was brought into Negri Sembilan, Malay Peninsular by people of West Sumatra in 14th century. Here, talempong is also known as caklempong.

Talempong music …

Tips to Get the Best Hotel

[21 Aug 2010 | No Comment | 549 views]

Do you want a hotel that suited all your needs, or just a place to sleep?
Here are some tips to help you choosing a hotel

If you use a travel agent service, contact your travel agent. Travel agents must have a lower price or promotion to a hotel. Ask for explanations …

Batik Jonegoroan

[9 Jun 2010 | No Comment | 1,672 views]

Batik is a cultural craft with high artistic value and has become part of Indonesian culture (especially Java) since long. Batik is also the ancestral heritage of Indonesia that still remains. Each region has their own pattern with its own peculiarities.
One of those region is Bojonegoro. And Bojonegoro has officially …

Tor-tor Dance, Batak Traditional Ritual

[22 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 1,282 views]

Tor-tor dance is a dance that moves as a rhythm with the music accompaniment called Margondang which is played with traditional musical instruments such as gondang, flute, trumpet, and others.
According to the its history, Tor-tor dance was used in ritual ceremony associated with spirits where these spirits, where these spirits …

Nasi Goreng, The Food of Cultures

[1 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 922 views]

Nasi goreng or ‘fried rice’ in English, is actually simply fried pre-cooked rice, a meal consists of fried rice with other items, generally spiced with tamarind and chilli and including other ingredients, particularly egg and prawns.

The main ingredients for nasi goreng include pre-cooked rice, shallot, garlic, soy sauce and some …

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