Tengger People, Bromo Mt, Probolinggo – East Java

Tenggerese People Tenggerese or Tengger People is one of Indonesian tribes that live around Bromo Mountain which located around Pasuruan, Lumajang, Probolinggo and Malang Regency. The Tenggerese are the descendants of the Majapahit Princes. Their population is about 600.000 inhabitants within thirty villages. Tenggerese are being known as obedient Hindu followers. For them, Bromo Mountain is sacred. In once in a year they held ceremony of Kasada or Yadnya Kasada as a thanks giving to the Lord. This ceremony is always held in midnite in full moon time around date…

Serimpi Dance, The Java Classic Dance

Serimpi Dance Serimpi traditional dance is typical classic dance originating from Royal palace of Yogyakarta. It is classic, because it was first performed in 12th Century. This dance was created by Pakubuwono IV, who was the leader of Surakarta Hadiningrat Palace, that symbolizing the death moment. The name of Serimpi was originating called as Srimpi Sangopati, which means King replacement candidate. Like any other Java dance, this Serimpi dance is also performed by gamelan music, which are the Javanese traditional instruments. This dance is having 45-60 minutes duration. Looking at…

The Sacred Movement Of Melinting Dance, Lampung

Melinting Dance The history of Melinting Dance was begin in 16 century in the reign of Melinting Queen. At that time, Islam was already influencing some aspects in life, including traditional dance. This dance is originating coming from Labuhan Maringgai sub district, precisely in Meringgai and Wana village, which part of East Lampung area. The history began when the Queen created this beautiful and sacred dancing. This dance was only being performed inside the Royal Palace and it called as Melinting dance, which taken from the Royal Queen. At that…

Seudati Dance

Seudati Dance Seudati dance is one of Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam or NAD dances, that was become the tribal war dance in the era of Dutch Colonization, and it was forbidden to be performed because it contains particular rhyme to fire up the spirit of war against the colonizer. The word Seudati comes from the Arabic syahadati or syahadatain, which means testimony or confessions. In addition, some are saying that the word comes from the word seurasi, which means harmony or compact. Seudati dance has been developed since the Islamic religion…

The Humble Tengger People

Tengger People Tenggerese or Tengger People is one of Indonesian tribes that live around Bromo Mountain which located around Pasuruan, Lumajang, Probolinggo and Malang Regency. The Tenggerese are the descendants of the Majapahit Princes. Their population is about 600.000 inhabitants within thirty villages. Tenggerese are being known as obedient Hindu followers. For them, Bromo Mountain is sacred. In once in a year they held ceremony of Kasada or Yadnya Kasada as a thanks giving to the Lord. This ceremony is always held in midnite in full moon time around date…

Get Ready For Lembata

Lembata Lembata is one of regencies in East Flores, East Nusa Tenggara. Lembata area was civilized since 1965 and recognized as Lomblen Island during Dutch East Indies era. The name of Lembata was taken from the indigenous people of Lepanbatan. Hence, on July 1, 1967 the Lomblen Island was changed into Lembata. Lembata island is known throughout the world as the home of traditional whaling but what is not known is that the people of this Island are very rich in its cultural tradition. Here, Sperm Whales have been hunted…

Belu Regency, NTT

Belu Regency, NTT Belu, is one of regencies in Nusa Tenggara Timur or East Nusa Tenggara. The capital is seat in Atambua city. This regency is bounded with Ombai strait in north, Timor ocean in south, North Central Timor regency and South Central Timor regency in west, Timor Leste in east. Looking from the cultural and anthropological terms, the population of Belu regency in the composition of the society is divided into four major sub-ethnics, which is Ema Tetun, Ema Kemak, and Ema dawan Manlea. The four sub-ethnics inhabiting one…

Klungkung, The Home Of The Islands

Klungkung Klungkung is a regency in Bali province, and become the smallest regency in Bali. The capital city is located in Semarapura. Klungkung is bounded with Bangli regency in North, Karangasem rgency in east, Gianyar regency in west and Indian Ocean in south. Although the area is relatively small, Klungkung regency also covers two Nusa islands, which consist of Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Ceningan. If we look at the size of its area, it is hardly believed that Klungkung was once a center of administration in Bali. When…

Along Lovina Coast, Buleleng Bali

Buleleng Buleleng, is a regency in Bali province with the capital city of Singaraja. Buleleng is bounded with Java ocean in North, Jembrana regency in west, Karangasem rgency in east, Bangli regency, Tabanan and Badung in south. Buleleng is both physically and culturally the “other side of Bali”. Long isolated from the south by the central volcanic ridge and vast expanse of primary forest, it has developed unique social and cultural features. The Buleleng regency stretches across almost the whole of the northern part of Bali. The area generally consists…

Bangli Regency

Bangli Regency Bangli is one of regencies in Bali, with the capital of Bangli. This regency is bounded with Buleleng regency in north, Klungkung and Karangasem in east, and Klungkung regency, Gianyar in South, Badung and Gianyar in west. Bangli is divided into 4 subdistricts, 4 hamlets and 56 villages. Kintamani, which is one of famous destination in Bali, is one of the sundistricts in Bangli. Of eight regencies and one city in Bali, Bangli is the only regency without a coastline area. However, Bangli owns the biggest lake in…