Monday, November 30, 2009

Incling Jangget Dance

Symbol of Surabaya City

This dance is a new creation from Surabaya - East Java which based from Javanese culture. Described by the youth about happy life. This dance also used for welcoming dance for the guests or for events.

This video of Incling Jangget dance were brought by the student from sanggarclarissa studio. Enjoy it.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Ancol Dreamland

Ancol Dreamland or Taman Impian Jaya Ancol was opened in 1966 and still the biggest and largest integrated tourism area in South East Asia.

Established at Jakarta beach area, Ancol has several recreational facilities such as:

1. Dunia Fantasi or Dufan Fantasy World.

Jakarta theme park which is completed by more than 40 rides and attraction and complies with International Standard (ISO 9001 - 2000) certification. This area is divided into 8 sections theme park; Jakarta, Indonesia, Asia, America, Europe, Greece, Hikayat (Fantasy) and Monkey Parody.

Dufan Theme Park

2. Water Park.

Including : Atlantis Water Adventure, Gelanggang Samudera (Sea-animals show), Sea World (under water aquarium) and 2 beautiful beaches.

Atlantis Water Adventure

Ancol Water Park

Ancol Sea World

Animal show at Gelanggang Samudera Ancol

3. Entertainment Areas.

In this facilities offer to the visitors Hotels, Restaurant, Executive Golf (more than 30 hectares), Bowling Center and Art Market (Pensa Pasar Seni). The art market sells the handicraft and traditional art product from the whole Indonesia country.

Ancol Art Market

4. Many more fun, recreational, sport-fun you can enjoy here.
Jakarta wiki

Monday, November 2, 2009

Raja Ampat - The Richest Marine Biodeversity in the Wold

Raja Ampat archipelago which literally translate as "Four Kings"located at northwest tip of Birhead's Peninsula, on the island of Papua, Indonesia. Comprising more than 1,500 small island, cays and shoals which surrounding the four big island Missol, Salawati, Batanta and Weigo. Encompasses area more than 400.000 kilo meters of land and sea, including the biggest marine national park in Indonesia, Cendrawasih Bay.

Fishes under Raja Ampat

Based on Conversation International in 2002, Raja Ampat recorded as the richest biodiversity in the world. The information on its marine ecosystems, mangrove and forest collected incredible information. 573 of corals species or 75% known corals in the world. 899 of fish species. Thousands of sea turtles. In the land found lush forests, rare plants and limestones in this area.

Corals Under Raja Ampat

With this combination, Raja Ampat has a special object tourism such as liveboard diving and other unforgettable tourism object.

Other information:
1. Government official site
2. Welcome to Raja Ampat
3. Liveboard Diving
4. Raja Ampat Islands
5. Raja Ampat Tour

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Gamelan, Indonesian music

Gamelan is non-Melayu music originally from Indonesia. Typically in Java and Bali island featuring variety traditional music such as, metallophones, xylophones, drums and or gong, bamboo flute, bowed and plucked strings. Sometimes featuring vocalist too. See also for Sundanese bamboo music, Angklung.

The word of gamelan comes from Javanese languages "gamel" means to strike with hammer even real hammer is not used to play for gamelan music. This music is set for playing to accompany dance and Indonesian traditional puppet show or called Wayang.

Gamelan developed from Hindu period era (200 BC) and still exist until now.

This short video about Javanese gamelan :

Below this is Balinese gamelan :

In present time, gamelan sometimes collaborate with modern instrument. See this very good collaboration gamelan playing Mission Impossible theme :

Another link for Gamelan :
1. joglosemar
2. wikipedia

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Melayu Songs

The Republic of Indonesia, comprising almost 20,000 islands, is the largest archipelagic country in the world. The Big five islands are, Java, Sumatera (Andalas), Kalimantan (Borneo), Sulawesi (Celebes) and Papua. See the beauties of Indonesia

Even established by many ethnics, but the Melayu ethnic is the biggest in Indonesia. That's why the Melayu culture, languages is more dominant. Even for the music and song.

Here some of the Melayu songs which are originally from Indonesia :

Tittle : Keagungan Tuhan

Tittle : Burung Nuri (Parrot Bird)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Lake Poso

Lies in Tentana City, Kab. Poso (district Poso), Provinci of Central Sulawesi. This lake is the third biggest lake in Indonesia. About 30km in length and 16km in width. The deep water is different between north and south. About 360 meters deep in south and 500 meters in north.

The panoramic view in this site is lures the people to visit here. The fresh air, white sand and the green forest nearby is very beautiful. Nearby this lake, there is an orchid park named Taman Anggrek Alami Bancea. This orchid park is stand above 5.000 ha wide land. We can see numerous beutifuls orchid flowers in this park.

Beside the panoramic view in Lake Poso, we can see the cultural and traditional competitions. Organized every August, named Lake Poso Festival.

In this lake there are several hotels and inns that also provide a very delicious traditional food.

Easy to acces and great view, this lake is very worth to visit.

Photo Galleries :
More information about Lake poso:
1. wikipedia
2. Travel Guide

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Deep Indonesia 2009

The most spectacular marine event in Indonesia is now in preparation for its third show., DEEP Indonesia which was held in March 2008 was only the second show but already achieved astonishing results with increases in the number of participants and visitors alike with 80 local and international Exhibitors and more than 10.000 visitors, a forty percent increase compared to the first show.

The 3rd show, DEEP Indonesia 2009 will be held on 27 - 29 March 2009. Jakarta - as the capital city of the world’s largest archipelago country - has proven to be the perfect place for DEEP Indonesia 2009 with a huge potential to be the leading market in the territory and providing tremendous opportunities for business networking.

As the largest international diving, adventure travel and water sports exhibition in the country, DEEP Indonesia 2009 will ensure higher exposure and a greater market audience.


See detail : Deep Indonesia 2009

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