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La Petite Kepa, The Getaway

[6 Jul 2011 | Comments Off on La Petite Kepa, The Getaway | 591 views]

La Petite Kepa or ‘small Kepa’ could have two meanings. First, Kepa island is indeed a small and tiny island. Minimal population, very quiet, and filled with goats here and there. Second, La Petite Kepa is the name of a homestay with a thatched house style owned by a French …

Karapan Sapi, Madurese Bull Racing

[27 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 894 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 …

Tongkonan, Toraja Traditional House

[11 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 1,454 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 | 961 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 …

Fortress Fort de Kock

[31 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 664 views]

Fortress Fort de Kock was built in 1825 by Captain Bauer at the Mount Jirek Negeri, Bukit Tinggi, Sumatera, Indonesia. Until now, Fort Fort de Kock was a silent witness to the vanity of Dutch colonial that at that time ruled Minangkabau and the remnants of that arrogance is still …

Tabuik Ceremony, West Sumatera

[1 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 667 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 …

Talempong, Now And Then

[20 Nov 2010 | No Comment | 1,175 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 …

Sasando, Endangered Heritage.

[19 Nov 2010 | No Comment | 826 views]

If the harp, piano, and guitar became the most historic and significant findings in the music world, then Sasando from Rote Island, Indonesia, deserves more appreciation. This traditional musical instrument has existed since decades ago and produces sound combination of three musical instruments: harp, piano, and guitar..

Sasando is …

Baturraden, Place of Pleasure with Natural Air

[6 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 593 views]

Global warming makes some areas -which used to be cool-, hotter. Cool tourism places become the most sought for pleasure and recreation. One of them is Baturraden, in Banyumas region, Indonesia.
Geographically, Baturraden located on the slopes of Mount Slamet. The main attraction is a mountain tour. Pine forest and lush …

Mandau, Dayak Traditional Weapon

[20 Aug 2010 | No Comment | 2,551 views]

Kalimantan/Borneo is one of five major islands in Indonesia. Actually the island is not only the origin place of Dayak tribe because there are also Banjar (South Kalimantan) and the Malays. But Borneo usually related with Dayak. Moreover,there are different culture developed among Dayaks themselves. In other words, cultures developed …

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