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We Love Bali!

4 June 2013

Categories : Travelings - Culture and Heritage - Sightseeing

We Love Bali!

Pura Ulun Danu Bratan     I have skeptical feeling when I planned the family trip to Bali. Although those were many years ago, the 2002 and 2005 terrorists' attack on the island are something many people still talk and worry about. But all these fear dissipated when we visited the island. The captivating scenery, friendly people, unique temples and good food have made us forgot Bali's sorrow past. We never regret that we have visited...

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Tag : Kuta Beach, Dreamland: Surf’s up at Bali’s New Kuta Beach, Suluban Beach, Uluwatu, Mount & Lake Batur- Kintamani, Bali, Pura Ulun Danu Batur

Indonesia Up Close

4 June 2013

Categories : Culture and Heritage

Indonesia Up Close

Indonesia is strange country. Indonesians – they are wonderful people. But Indonesia isn’t a country for everybody. It is a country for curious people. It is a country for the people with no barriers, for those who are the kings of compromise. Indonesia is a country of contradictions! That makes Indonesia incomprehensible, rich, challenging. An abundance of concepts, an abundance of fundamental sociological categories, an abundance of everyday...

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Nusa Lembongan - Nusa Penida; Another Paradise in Bali

13 March 2013

Categories : Diving and Snorkeling

Nusa Lembongan - Nusa Penida; Another Paradise in Bali

Disclaimer: This is our trip report - purely reflect our real experience,can be subjective but factual to our eyes at that time and places. How to get there: Very easy, dozens flights from Jakarta and other regional and international airport to Bali Ngurah Rai International airport.Get the taxi from airport to Sanur beach,where several fast boat and regular boat are ready to bring you with the travel time between 30 minutes to 3 hours depend on the boat operator...

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Tag : Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Penida : “Cleaning Stations” for the Giant Mola-Mola

Wayang Orang Bharata: A Javanese Theater Surviving in Jakarta

13 March 2013

Categories : Culture and Heritage

Wayang Orang Bharata: A Javanese Theater Surviving in Jakarta

I remembered, a few years ago, when visiting Solo City, I saw a wayang orang show at a local theater. Wayang orang is Javanese classical theater performance with themes taken from Mahabharata or Ramayana epics. Seeing the locals, adults or even children, came to watch and enjoy the show till midnight was actually awesome for me. That was a place where people come to appreciate traditional cultures… their own heritage. That day, I believed that such...

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Tag : Ramayana Ballet: A Masterpiece of Dance

Visiting the Palaces of Yogyakarta

11 January 2013

Categories : Culture and Heritage

In formal terms, it's called, "Kraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat." Less formally, the Keraton. It's the royal palace, and home, of the ruling sultan in the province of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He is technically a governor but is able to retain the title of sultan.The Keraton is open to the public in...

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Tag : The Kraton, Yogyakarta