Ratu Boko Temple, Yogyakarta

Ratu Boko Temple Settled on a hillside plateau, overlooking Prambanan temple complex and with a view to Mount Merapi behind Prambanan Temple complex, lie the remains of a once grand palace. The palace (kraton) is named Ratu Boko after a King Boko of local folklore, but the real owner of the palace is more likely to have been a king of a local dynasty. Ratu Boko temple is located on a plateau, about three kilometres south of Lara Jonggrang Prambanan temple complex in Yogyakarta Central Java, Indonesia. Grand stone gates,…

Indonesian Popular Tradition

Indonesia, is the biggest archipelago country in the world and it consists of hundred of islands, tribes and custom. Among those diversities, Indonesia has traditions and rituals that already popular worldwide. Let say Karapan Sapi in Madura or Kasada ceremony in Bromo Mountain, many tourists will purposely come to see the ceremony during the time. Here are rituals or ceremonies that popular in Indonesia, even worldwide: 1. Tiwah Ritual – Central Kalimantan Tiwah Ritual is a procession to deliver the ancestor spirit and relatives who passed away to the afterlife…

Larat Island, The Island Of The Light

Larat Island Larat Island is the outer island of Indonesia that located in the Aru Sea and it is bordered by the states of Australia. Larat Island is part of the government of ??West Southeast Maluku regency, Maluku province. Larat Island is one of 92 frontline island in Indonesia. On this island, there are points that determine sea borders between Indonesia and Australia. This small island is administratively a district of North Tanimbar mainland of West Southeast Maluku (MTB). To go to Larat island can only be reached by sea,…

Tanimbar Islands, The Traditions Beneath The Beautiful Islands

Tanimbar Islands Tanimbar Islands or East Sea is a group of islands in Lesser Sunda Islands, which is the largest island of Yamdena. Yamdena island has an area of 3333 km ² stretching from north to south. On the Yamdena island there are about 40 villages that located on the coast. The people are dependent on subsistence agriculture and fishing. There are two major cities in the island, namely Saumlaki Yamdena (the district capital) and Larat (North Tanimbar district capital). Tanimbar Islands is one of the islands in the West…

Kemaro Island, Where You Can Find Your True Love

Kemaro Island Kemaro island, is a little delta on Musi River, it is located about 6 km from Ampera Bridge. Kemaro island is located in the industrial area, between Sriwijaya Fertilizer Plant and Pertamina Plaju and River Gerong . Kemaro island is about 40 km from the city of Palembang. The island is a place of popular recreation along the Musi River. In this place there is a Chinese temple ( Hok Tjing Rio temple). Kemaro Island is also a home of Buddhist temples that frequently visited by Buddhists to…

Nias Island, The Beauty Beneath The Cultures

Nias Island Nias Island or known as Tanö Niha, in Nias Island, is an island off the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. Nias island is also the name of the archipelago, containing the Hinako archipelago. Nias is the largest islands off Sumatra that are part of North Sumatra province. This area consists of 131 islands and Nias Island is the biggest one. The population in this area is inhabited by some tribes, including Ono Niha, the native inhabitant of the Island, Malay, Batak, and Chinese. Isolated yet worldly, the Nias…

Raya Island, The Silent Witness

Pulau Raya This island was once a stronghold area during the Dutch colonial period and is now becomes one of tourist attractions in Indonesia. This is because there are lot of relics of the historical graves of soldiers that was killed here. In addition, Raya Island is also a fishing attraction and there are numbers of coral reef for those who enjoy snorkeling and diving. Raya Island is an outer islands of Indonesia that located in Indian Ocean and is bordered by India state. Raya Island is part of the…

The Mystical Art Dance Of Reog Ponorogo

Reog Ponorogo Reog is a traditional dance that becomes the main identity from Ponorogo regency. By this traditional culture, Ponorogo is also famous as Reog city. This kind of traditional art dance and theatre has been popular in Indonesian even worldwide. Reog National Festival is being held every years along the anniversary of Ponorogo regency and followed by Grebeg Suro celebration. According to the background of the study, Reog is telling about the struggle of a prince who proposing his lovely pretty princess. This dance is staged about 25 –…

The Very Rich Sukabumi

Sukabumi Sukabumi is a city and one of regencies in West Java. Sukabumi is one of the largest area in West Java, with the capital city of Pelabuhan Ratu and it has 47 sub districts. Sukabumi was derive from Sundanese language meand Suka Bumen. According to the history, those who were visited Sukabumi was enjoy with the atmosphere. Suka is like and Bumen is living, it refers to the people who like to stay in Sukabumi. In Dutch colonial times, Sukabumi was the site of the colonial police academy. In…

It’s Bandung, Everyone…

Bandung Bandung is the capital of West Java province, and the country’s third largest city, and 2nd largest metropolitan in Indonesia. The Dutch colonials first opened tea plantations around the mountains in the eighteenth century, followed by a road construction connecting the plantation area to the capital (180 km or 112 miles to the northwest). The European inhabitants of the city demanded the establishment of a municipality (gemeente), which was granted in 1906 and Bandung gradually developed itself into a resort city for the plantation owners. Luxurious hotels, restaurants, cafes…