Gorontalo, The Waiting Place

Gorontalo After apart from North Sulawesi, Gorontalo become an independent province on December 2000, with the capital of Gorontalo itself. There are some opinion about the meaning of Gorontalo name, like; Hulontalangio, which is a name of a tribe that resided in the area; Hua Lolontalango, which means cavemen who used to walk back and forth; Hulutalangi, which means a nobler, Huluo Lo Tola, which means a place where snakehead fish breed; Pongolatalo or Pohulatalo, which means a waiting place; Gunung Telu, which means three mountains; Hunto, which means a…

The Cultural Diversities In Central Sulawesi

Central Sulawesi Settled on the heart of Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi become a very rich province in Indonesia for its culture regarding the 19 ethnic groups that live in that province with 22 languages taken from each ethnics. Nevertheless, Bahasa Indonesia is still the mother tongue to communicate with others. Beside the indigenous that live in Central Sulawesi, there are other immigrants from Bali, Java, East-Nusa Tenggara, West-Nusa Tenggara and other immigrants from Bugis, Makassar and Torajan ethnics. At early begin, this province was the Government of the Kingdom which consists…

The Blue Atmosphere Along The Peninsula

Southeast Sulawesi Another province that stay on Sulawesi Island is Southeast Sulawesi with the capital city of Kendari which located on the east coast of the peninsula. The local inhabitant is ethnic of Tolaki, Buton and Muna. The economic commodities on South Sulawesi is about their agriculture such as, cocoa, cashew, coconut, clove, coffee, pepper and vanilla nut. Forestry, including logs and sawn timber. Fisheries, including inland fisheries and sea fisheries. Livestock, including cows, buffaloes and goats. Mining, including asphalt, nickel, gold, marble, semi precious stones, Onix, limestone and clay.…

Enchanting Toraja on South Sulawesi

South Sulawesi South Sulawesi is one of Indonesia Provinces that lies on Sulawesi Island. Makassar is the capital of this province that was called as Ujung Pandang. The local inhabitant that stay in South Sulawesi is dominated by Bugis and Makassar people, but Toraja ethnic is the indigenous ethnic people from South Sulawesi. Islam is the religion that most people in South Sulawesi hold, except in Toraja that mostly have Christian as their religion or they still have their animist belief known as Aluk, meaning “the way”. The Indonesian government…

The Rich Province of East Borneo

East Kalimantan East Borneo is the second largest province in Kalimantan. This province is ao rich with its natural resources that coming from two main cities of Samarinda, which is the capital and the center of timber product, and Balikpapan as a petroleum center with oil refinery. Since Indonesia start the mineral and natural resources for foreign investment in 1970s, East Borneo become the center area for those exotic forest products like timber and petroleum. Moreover, the existence of Pertamina as an oil refinery company from the Royal Dutch Shell…

The Thousand River of South Borneo

South Kalimantan Banjarmasin is the capital city of this Province. South Borneo is located in Borneo Island, with boundaries of Makassar Strait in the east, Central Kalimantan in the west and north, the Java Sea in the south and a small part of East Kalimantan in the north. The history remain that South Borneo was start the early life since 8000 BC, when People of Austrolomelanisia was settled on caves at Meratus mountain. Second believed that on 2500 BC, the Proto Malay people from Formosa Island moved to Borneo, and…

The Particular Central Kalimantan

Central Kalimantan Central Kalimantan or Central Borneo is located in Kalimantan Island with the capital city of Palangkayara. Along the 17th Century, central Kalimantan inhabitant, Dayak People, was ruled by the Muslim Sultanate of Banjar. After the independence of WW II Dayak People want to separated from South Kalimantan Province and Central Kalimantan become the 17th Province in Indonesia. Nowadays, there are three major Dayak tribes in Central Borneo, which is Ngaju, Ot Danum and Dusun Ma’anyan Ot Siang. Besides, other ethnics that live on Central Borneo are Javanese, Maduranese,…

The Indigenous of West Kalimantan

West Kalimantan One of Indonesia provinces, which is located on Borneo Island. The capital of this province is Pontianak that properly located on the equator line. At early begin, Dayak people are the indigenous people on Borneo before 17th Century. After that, The Malay was immigrated to West Kalimantan and build their sultanate. Dayak languages are categorized as part of Austronesian Languages in Asia. They hold Animist religion at first, but most of them are being converted to Christianity and some to Islam at recent time. Nowadays, the local inhabitant…

The Hidden Paradise On Bangka-Belitung

Bangka-Belitung Island Bangka Belitung is an Indonesia province that consist of two main islands which are, Bangka and Belitung and some other small islands. The islands that already have known are consist of 470 Islands and islands that already been settled by the inhabitant are about 50 Islands. Bangka Belitung is located in the eastern part of Sumatra Island, close to the South Sumatra province. the governmental of Bangka-Belitung was legalized on February 2001, with the capital Pangkal Pinang City. The Flora and fauna on Bangka-Belitung are various. Especially on…

Riau Archipelago

Riau Islands Riau Islands is one of Indonesian Provinces, the young province that was born based on Constitution No.25 of 2002 and become the 32nd province in Indonesia, which include The City of Tanjungpinang, Batam City, Bintan Regency, Karimun Regency, Natuna Regency, Anambas Regency Island, and Lingga Regency. The economic commodities of Riau Islands are coming from their potential mineral and energy resources like oil and natural gas, tin, bauxite, and iron sand, also granite, sand, and quartz. As an archipelago province, Riau Islands composed of 96% Sea and that…