Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Biggest Park in South East

Lorent National Park, which was named after the Dutch explore Hendrikus Albert Lorentz, is located in Papua island. With area of almost 10,000 square meters, make this National park is the biggest one in South East. It is also declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is also known as the most ecologically diverse national park in the world.

This park containing full array of ecosystems spanning from marine areas, mangrove, tidal, freshwater swamp, lowland and montane rainforest, alpine areas and equatorial glaciers. The International of Birdlife called this park "one of the most important natural reserve for bird in the world". The Indonesian government had been classified the plants and animals such are :

Plants :
Nipah plants (Nypa fruticans), Bakau/Mangrove (Rhizophora apiculata), Pandanus julianettii, Colocasia esculenta, Avicennia marina, Podocarpus pilgeri, dan Nauclea coadunata.

Contains 70% of Papua birds and 123 species of mammals.

Beside that, still this large areas contains unmapped and unexplored areas, that might be unknown species of plants and animals.

Animals of Lorentz' park

Travel to there :
Jl. Raya Abepura Kotaraja PO Box 1217
Jayapura 99351, Papua Barat
Telp. (0967) 581596; Fax (0967) 585529

Thursday, August 7, 2008

The New Creations

Indonesia have a many numerous traditional arts and cultures. This including its dance. There are many Indonesian people whose are look after, mount guard and conserving these very great cultural. With innovation which adopted from the old and traditional dance, there are many a new creation dance.

Below are some of the new creation's dance from Kalimantan or Borneo.

1. Dance/Tari Belian Sentiu

This dance is from East Kalimantan - Indonesia. Belian Sentiu, basically was a ritual dance to medical treatment and was aimed as the request spell to God. This quatrain was expressed by the dancers when they are dancing or finished. The basic Belian Sentiu is almost like traditional Dance/Tari Giring-Giring.
.......and from the traditional dance, we will see a great new creation dance.

Dance Belian Sentiu

2. Dance/Tari Kayau.

This dance is from Center of Kalimantan - Indonesia. Kayau in Dayak (origin tribes in Kalimantan/Borneo) meaning - "cut the enemies head off". This horrible tradition is the rites of Dayak for some test to the Boys before they recognized as Adults. The Government of Indonesia prohibit, ban, inhibit this rites. With "all out" help from Muslim cleric, Kayau finally disappear and none of Dayak tribes doing such rites.

Kayau was mean "heroic" things too for Dayak. To commemorate about Kayau rites, a new creation dance has been made. See this beautiful dance:

Tari Kayau/Kayau Dance

Other Beauties