A Majestic Tourist Destination – Thousand Islands National Park Indonesia

  In a nutshell, Indonesia is an archipelago nation. That means it holds tons of islands. The options are limitless for travelers. The local name is “Kepulauan Seribu”. Tourists also call it Thousand Islands Regency. The combination of islands makes a perfect Thousand Islands National Park. The location is about 45 km from the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta. Why is it popular among tourists? All the islands offer great nature attractions. These include beaches, underwater scenery, trees, and much more.   In terms of beauty, Thousand Islands Regency is considered…

Indonesia Parliament Complex, Jakarta

Indonesia Parliament Complex, which is also known as the DPR / MPR; is the place to meet members of the Assembly, the Regional Representative Council, and the House of Representatives. This Parliament Complex was established in March 8, 1965. At that time, The President Sukarno trigger to hold CONEFO (Conference of the New Emerging Forces) which is the container of all the New Emerging Forces. This building is consists of a dome-shaped building name Nusantara, Nusantara I or Lokawirasabha as height of 100 meters with 24 floors, Nusantara II, Nusantara…

Yapong Dance, One of Betawi Folk Dance

Yapong Dance Yapong dance is typical of traditional happy dance that having delicate and kind of erotic moves. The term of Yapong was taken from the song that follows the dance which sounds ‘ya ya ya’ and the sound of the music that heard like ‘pong pong pong’. Hence, it was later on popular as Yapong dance. The dancers of this traditional erotic dance are women, they wore traditional Betawi wardrobe that complete with head accessories from Betawi tribe. There is also scarf that being used as an additional wardrobe,…

The Sacred Betawi Mask Dance

Betawi Mask Dance Jakarta native community or better known as Batawi people has a lot of traditional art, one of which is the Betawi mask. Betawi mask has at least three main elements: music, dance, and theater. The dance in this traditional art then so called as Betawi Mask Dance. Why using a “mask”? This is because Betawi people think that the mask is having magical powers. In addition to refuse reinforcements, it was also considered capable of removing sorrow because of death, illness, or any other disaster. Betawi mask…

The New Paradise Of Tidung Island

Tidung Island Tidung island is one of Kelurahan or the smaller sub-district in Thousand archipelago or Kepualuan Seribu. This island is divided into two islands which is Tidung Besar island and Tidung Kecil island. Between Tuding Besar and Tuding Kecil is connected by the bridge which is located in west side Thousand island, the distance is about 3 hours away from Muara Angke by boat. Tidung island has only 200 meters wide, with a length of about 5 km, and surrounded by shallow beach overgrown with coral and white shades…

The Hidden Palace Of Ayer Island

Ayer Island Island is one cluster of islands located in the Thousand Islands. Administratively included in the Thousand Islands district of Jakarta province, Indonesia. Pulau Ayer is known as the Pearl Islands. The extent is less than ten acres, situated near to the Marina Beach, Ancol. In ancient times, this island was the private recreational retreat of the former kings of the Thousand Island. The island was welcoming visitors since 1950. Even during his lifetime, former President Sukarno made Pulau Ayer as a resting place. Former President Sukarno had also…

Thousand Islands, They Have More

Thousand Islands Thousand Islands or Kepulauan Seribu is an administrative district in the Special Capital Region of Jakarta, Indonesia. Its area covers the archipelago in the Bay of Jakarta. Thousand Islands is an archipelago located in the north of Jakarta, directly facing the bay of Jakarta. The number of the island is not exactly 1000 but only about 342 islands, including the sand island and coral reefs. The Sand island and the coral reef itself is around 158. Not all islands which included in the Thousand Islands group are inhabited.…

Bidadari Island is the Angel itself

Bidadari Island Bidadari Island is one of resort in Thousand Islands regency or Kepualuan Seribu, Jakarta. Before it known as Bidadari Island, it has two names, which was, Sakit island and Purmerend island. Bidadari in Bahasa Indonesia means Angel or fairy. In the 17th century, this island was an island of Onrust supporting activities because it is situated not far from it. Since becoming supporter, it was built on the island some supporting facilities. For instance, in 1679, the VOC was build a hospital for leprosy which is the transfer…

Betawi People, A Big Salad Bowl

Betawi People Betawi or Batavian is Jakarta indigenous people who are exist because of marriage from some ethnic groups in the past. The Betawis are mostly descended from various Southeast Asian ethnic groups, Portuguese and Dutch plus Arab, Chinese and Indian brought to or attracted to Batavia to meet labour needs, including people from various parts of Indonesia. The history remain that Betawi ethnic was being form by 1815-1893. In the Dutch colonial era, the governments always did the census, which was based on the nation or ethnic group. In…

Enjoy Jakarta

Jakarta Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia, and the first biggest city in Indonesia. Jakarta also the center of economic, cultural and politic. Moreover, Jakarta is the most populous city in Indonesia and in Southeast Asia and also 12-largest city in the world. As mentioned as Metropolitan city together with JABODETABEK [Jakarta, Bogor,Tangerang,Bekasi] it become the second largest in the world. There is a very long history mentioned about Jakarta together with the journey independent Indonesia toward the colonialism. Jakarta in the past was named as various label, on…