When Indonesian Theaters Goes International “Hanoman The Ultimate Warrior”


Well as i must said personally, that at first i think theater, and drama in Indonesia isn’t one of the main thing like in France, or other countries. But, I’ve changed my mind after i saw the news about the success of drama musical entitled Hanoman : The Ultimate Warrior which was held in Jakarta several days ago. The story was originally taken from Indonesian traditional wooden puppet story. The casts are variative, from the real actor to singer. In fact, i saw that there are some  international artist that joined this event. Sadly, i don’t have any chance to see it live. But i heard that it was well composed and contained several actions stuff, and all the elements makes the harmony in this show even more  beautiful

This story was directed by Mirwan Suwarso. He said that the main goal of this story is to attract the Indonesian people to know a Indonesian’s traditional story which slowly but sure young generation starting to forget about it. July 2013, this show will be held in five differents cities in America such as Anaheim, Houston, Florida, Tampa, and San Jose. Next destination will be Europe. Some viewers recommend “Hanoman The Musical” to be watch with all of our family.

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for more info about this show, you could see it at this link www.dramasinema.com atau www.hanomanthemusical.com [aci]

*We did not own all the picture and the video in this post



How buddhism people in Indonesia celebrate their waisak day


the monk in the temple

Hello everyone? long time no see… it’s been a while since our last posting. Several days ago, the buddhism people celebrated their Waisak day. In Indonesia, when the Waisak day is come, people are gathering to Borobudur temple. Well, as i said in one of my posting about Borobudur temple, the temple itself was built in the 8th century, and the tradition about Waisak was held eversince 1953 by The Boan An or Bhikkhu Ashin Jinarakkhita as the ancestor of the Budhist in Indonesia. About 1000 lanterns was carried by all the people to illuminate the west area of Borobudur temple. The athmosphere was so unique and the view was beautiful. Just like the other years before, there’re about 10.000 buddhism whose celebrated Waisak in Borobudur temple. In 4-5 may 2012 the eternal flame was taken from Mrapen Kabubaten Grobogan, and the holy water was taken from Umbul Jumprit Kabupaten Temanggung. Here it is the picture that i took from googling… :)) [aci]


Richard Gere in the Borobudur Temple


the lantern in Borobudur Temple

Happy New Year 2012

Hello guys, happy new year to you. We hope this year we will have prosperity and happiness. We spent our new years eve in Jatiluhur dam. We rent a bungalow with our extended family and saw fireworks. In big cities in Indonesia, in new years eve, there is a traffic jam in some spot and there is a loooooot of people on the road. Some hotels and restaurants usually full. in some public space or private space there are also party to welcome a new year.  To those who don’t like to spend their new years eve in the road, usually have their  own party such as barbeque with   their whole family or friends, some religious people spend at home to read holly book and pray for a better future and watching tv until turn of the year, some people who are tired and not really interested in new year’s eve prefer staying at home and sleep. Well, many kinds of people, obviously. haha.

In 12.00 am of a new year, fireworks will come everywhere. The best place to watch it, is in the highest place so that you can see all cities with fireworks from everywhere.

Oh, several days before this event, you will find people selling trumpet for new years eve on the road. And there is many kinds of trumpet with unique shape and sound. The price is various of course.

click this link to see many trumpet sellers : http://www.google.co.id/search?q=tukang+jualan+terompet+tahun+baru&hl=id&sa=X&imgrefurl=http://kotapalembang.blogspot.com/2008_12_01_archive.html&imgurl=http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_2Jm7x_QJfio/SVrxdBpWThI/AAAAAAAAgUA/d1VWr2Gsvbo/s400/PIC_0509.JPG&w=400&h=300&sig=117002959269761712160&ndsp=11&tbm=isch&tbs=simg:CAESEgmsy0_1BDAxQ1CGAsMY5RHDqsA&ei=VJ8DT8bHPMTsrAef5Yz8Dw&ved=0CAQQ0gU4IA&biw=1228&bih=567#hl=id&imgrefurl=http:%2F%2Fkotapalembang.blogspot.com%2F2008_12_01_archive.html&imgurl=http:%2F%2F3.bp.blogspot.com%2F_2Jm7x_QJfio%2FSVrxdBpWThI%2FAAAAAAAAgUA%2Fd1VWr2Gsvbo%2Fs400%2FPIC_0509.JPG&w=400&h=300&sig=117002959269761712160&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=terompet+tahun+baru&pbx=1&oq=+terompet+tahun+baru&aq=0&aqi=g5&aql=&gs_sm=c&gs_upl=111916l111916l0l114927l1l1l0l0l0l0l876l876l6-1l1l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.,cf.osb&fp=6fe8a5b2ca68989f&biw=1228&bih=567





Here in Indonesia, we’re now having the South East Asia Games 2011. This tournament was held since 11th to 22th of November 2011. There are two host cities Jakarta and Palembang. List of Sport to be competed in Indonesia 26th South East Asian Games November 11th – November 22th, 2011.

No. Sports
1. Aquatics
2. Archery
3. Athletics
4. Badminton
5. Baseball
6. Basketball
7. Billiards & Snooker
8. Bowling
9. Boxing
10. Bridge
11. Canoeing
12. Chess
13. Cycling
14. Equestrian
15. Fencing
16. Fin Swimming
17. Football
18. Futsal
19. Golf
20. Gymnastic
21. Judo
22. Karate
23. Paragliding
24. Pencak Silat
25. Petanque
26. Roller Sports
27. Rowing
28. Sailing
29. Sepaktakraw
30. Shorinji Kempo
31. Shooting
32. Softball
33. Soft Tennis
34. Table Tennis
35. Taekwondo
36. Tennis
37. Traditional Boat Race
38. Volleyball
39. Vovinam
40. Wall Climbing
41. Water Ski
42. Weightlifting
43. Wrestling
44. Wushu

List of Sport and Venues in Two Host Cities of Indonesia 26th South East Asian Games November 11th – November 22th, 2011.

DKI Jakarta

1.   Archery                                                       Lapangan Panahan, GBK, Senayan
2.   Aquatics            Open Water Swimming    Pulau Putri
3.   Badminton                                                  Istora Stadium
4.   Basketball                                                  GOR Basket Sport Mall Kelapa Gading
5.   Bowling                                                      Bowling Jaya Ancol
6.   Canoeing                                                   Cipule, Jawa Barat
7.   Cycling              Track                                Velodrome, Rawamangun
Cycling              BMX                                 Ancol
Cycling              Road Race                       Subang Road
Cycling              MTB                                 Sentul, Gunung Pancar
8.   Equestrian                                                  Arthayasa, Depok
9.   Fencing                                                      Balairung UI, Depok
10. Football                                                      Stadion Utama Senayan
11. Futsal                                                         POPKI Sport Hall Cibubur
12. Golf                                                            Jagorawi Golf Country Club Cimanggis, Bogor
13. Judo                                                           Gedung Judo, Kelapa Gading
14. Karate                                                        Tennis Indoor Senayan
15. Paragliding                                                 Gunung Mas, Puncak
16. Pencak Silat                                               Padepokan Pencak  Silat, TMII
17. Rowing                                                       Cipule, Jawa Barat
18. Sailing                                                         Pantai Marina Ancol
19. Shorinji Kempo                                           Ciracas Sport Hall
20. Table Tennis                                               Hall A GMSB,  Kuningan
21. Taekwondo                                                 POPKI Sport Hall Cibubur
22. Traditional Boat Race                                Cipule, Jawa Barat
23. Vovinam                                                     Gelanggang Remaja Kec. Tanjung Priok, Kel. Sunter Agung
24. Wushu                                                       Tennis – Indoor Senayan


Sumatera Selatan

1.   Athletics                                                     Jakabaring Complex
2.   Aquatics             Diving                              Jakabaring Complex
Aquatics             Swimming                       Jakabaring Complex
Aquatics             Synchronize                    Jakabaring Complex
Aquatics             Water Polo                      Kolam Lumban Tirta
3.   Baseball                                                     Jakabaring Complex
4.   Billiards & Snooker                                    Arena Billiard Jakabaring
5.   Boxing                                                       Gedung Basket Indoor Kampus
6.   Bridge                                                        Hotel Swarna Dwipa
7.   Chess                                                        Hotel Jayakarta
8.   Fin Swimming                                            Jakabaring Complex
9.   Football                                                      Jakabaring Complex
10. Gymnastics                                                Jakabaring Complex
Artistik dan Ritmik                                      Ranau Gymnastic Hall
Aerobik                                                       Dempo Hall
11. Petanque                                                    Jakabaring Complex
12. Roller Sport                                                Jakabaring Complex
13. Sepak Takraw                                            SPC Jakabaring
14. Shooting                                                     Jakabaring Complex
15. Softball                                                       Jakabaring Complex
16. Soft Tennis                                                 Jakabaring Complex
17. Tennis                                                         Jakabaring Complex
18. Volley Indoor                                              Sport Hall Sriwijaya (GOR Kampus)
Volley Beach                                              Jakabaring Complex
19. Wall Climbing                                             Jakabaring Complex
20. Water Ski                                                    Jakabaring Complex
21. Weightlifting                                               GOR Dempo Jakabaring
22. Wrestling                                                    Gedung Serba Guna Jakabaring

As the main host, Palembang will concentrate the game in Jaka Baring Sports Complex which covers an area of 45 thousand square meters and also at the sports center Gelora Sriwijaya Palembang. In Jakarta, competition venues will be centered in Bung Karno Main Stadium (SUGBK). This stadium is the largest and oldest stadium in Indonesia which is very historic for the people of Indonesia which is located in the capital of Jakarta and has seating capacity of about 88 thousand spectators. For the SEA Games to be memorable especially for Indonesia and all participating countries, one of the impressions building efforts is done by specifying a logo that depicts Eagle with the philosophy of “Garuda Flight above Indonesia Nature?. As a symbol of the country, Garuda in the global sphere is well known and directly associated with Indonesia. SEA Games Organizing Committee (INASOC) ensures that they will make the 26th SEA Games memorable also by choosing November 11, 2011 or 11/11/11 to hold the opening ceremony. The opening and closing ceremonies will be spectacularly managed along the banks of the Musi River and historic building, Kuto Besak Fort. The country whose compete are :

1. Indonesia

2. Brunei Darussalam

3. Cambodia

4. Thailand

5. Laos

6. Myanmar

7. Singapore

8. Philippines

9. Vietnam

10. Malaysia

11. Timor Leste

Here is the mascot, inspired by the famous komodo’s dragon.

Source and more information please visit : http://seag2011.com/ [aci]

Royal Wedding of This Year

The youngest daughter of Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwana X, Gusti Raden Ajeng (GRAj) Nurastuti Wijareni (GKR Bendara) maried Achmad Ubaidillah who is not from a royal family.  Their wedding is royal wedding of this year in Indonesia.  I will tell you that… formerly, long…long ago….Indonesia consist of area which rules by several kingdoms.  After Indonesia become a republic, royal families still exist and blend with society. Some royal family usually concern in maintaining royal culture and culture, and some has own profesion…for example as a lecturer, entrepreneur, etc.

Ok…Back to their wedding… Their wedding was held for 4 days  from 16 – 19 October 2011 in Keraton Yogyakarta.  The Sultan gave royal tittle to Achmad Ubaidillah, it is Kanjeng Pangeran Harya (KPH) Yudanegara.  Oh, by the way GRAj Nurastuti Wijareni was a finalist of Miss Indonesia in 2009.

Many famous people came to the wedding reception, even our president and vice president. Journalist who came to cover the news might wear traditional wear of  Java. Society of Yogyakarta also happy with the wedding. Some people of Yogyakarta gave food to royal family too. And of course the princess and the prince ride a royal cart to meet the people outside Keraton (the palace). Because of this royal wedding, hotels in Yogyakarta were full-booked, many tourist from abroad or domestic came just to see this awesome wedding.

Here is some pictures that i take from this website: http://kratonwedding.tumblr.com  and  http://twitter.com/#!/KratonWedding/media/slideshow

Invitation Card of The Royal Wedding

B'doyo Manten dance (this dance only perform in the wedding of Sultan's family and the dancer should be a virgin)

Beksan Lawung Ageng dance ( this dance was created by Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwana I . The dance tell about combat training)

The prince and princess met Yogyakarta people

Beksan Lawung Ageng Dance

Bedhaya Sangaskara dance (somebody told me that if you can perform this dance very good, you are a truly dancer)

the prince and princess watching the dance

The Princess

The Prince and Princess in their wedding reception

The Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwana X and his wife.

The Prince and Princess in their rings exchange ceremony

Now you may kiss the bride 🙂

Fiuuuh, you can see more pictures on the link i gave you above. Oh you also can see the tv streaming of their wedding here  http://www.okezone.tv/tag/14125/ v-ubaidillah

and you can follow the twitter @kratonwedding. It’s  official twitter account of Kraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat Royal Wedding GKR Bendara & KPH Yudanegara.

And hey,….i have interesting website for you if you want to know more about kingdom ( specially in Indonesia, and widely kingdom in the world). The website is in Indonesian and English. Check this out : http://www.kerajaannusantara.com/id/page/about


Sail Wakatobi-Belitong 2011

Do you have any plans to go to spend your holiday in Indonesia in this October? If you do, then you mustn’t miss this event. Sail Wakatobi-Belitong is an event which is held by the government this year to make more people know about the richness of our country is. You will never regret it i swear ! the beautiful beaches, the sand, and of course the lovely sea is calling at you ! hahaha. There are plenty of things to see, they are :

  1. The breaking of Guinness Book Of Record for playing chess under the sea in East Belitong
  2. Cruise and yacht rally in Tanjung Kelayang
  3. National competition of Jetski
  4. ” Ayo Tanam Rumput Laut ” Action (Belitung)
  5. Turtle conservation movement (Belitung)
  6. Fishing competition (Belitung)
  7. Pinisi boat sail competition (Jakarta-Belitung)
  8. International Volley Beach Tournament
  9. Coral implantation (Belitung)
  10. Singapore – Belitong Cruise, and many more…!
So guys, what do you need to have a great time is there !
This is the official site http://sailwakatobi-belitong2011.com/    [aci]

Helping The Man of The Forest, Orangutan.

Have you ever heard of it? Orangutan is a big ape lives mostly in Sumatran and Kalimantan Island (Borneo), Indonesia. You could find them in the border between Malaysia and Indonesia too. Orangutan is one of the endangered animal category. So, it’s our job to keep their existence. The name, orangutan comes from Indonesian. It means “man of the forest”.

In the ancient times, the population of orangutan spread in southeast part of Asia, like Thailand, Vietnam, China and Malaysia. Now, it’s just a few of them. The hunter often kill their mothers to get their son and sell them to the collector.

“Based on recent surveys, biologists believe that only 50,000-60,000 orangutans remain in the wild. They have lost approximately 80% of their forest home in the past 20 years.”

So, do you want to get to know them more? there’s a chance for you to save them !

Just click here http://www.thepoint.com/campaigns/campaign-0-1459 to make a change guys ! 🙂 [aci]

2020 – Fashion Centre of Muslim World

Indonesia has  a target to become the fashion center of the Muslim world. This is not  defined  only by fashion entrepreneurs but also by the government.  Year of 2020 set as a target the achievement of the plan. By optimizing the potential wealth of Indonesian culture, fashion designers will produce innovative and productive fashion design.  They will use Batik, weaving, knitting and distinctive blend of motifs and colors of regions throughout Indonesia. The declaration of Indonesia as a fashion centre of the Muslim world have been raised on August 13 at Plaza Indonesia, Jakarta, and  perhaps this plan will increase shopping and foreign exchange in Indonesia.[cel]

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What’s on August part I

SAIL WAKATOBI 2011: Preserving the Oceans for Future Life

start : 10 Aug 2011 end : 27 Aug 2011

Lets save our ocean ! See our beautiful ocean and preserve it from the danger NOW !

For the detail : http://www.indonesia.travel/en/event/detail/337/sail-wakatobi-2011-preserving-the-oceans-for-future-life


start : 08 Aug 2011 end : 11 Aug 2011

Want to discover the uniqueness and the harmony of our country? Check this one out !

For the detail : http://www.indonesia.travel/en/event/detail/332/baliem-valley-festival-2011-into-the-heart-of-papua

KRIDAYA EXHIBITION 2011: Showcase of Indonesia’s Creative Expressions

start : 03 Aug 2011 end : 07 Aug 2011

This is the show of our people. Come and see how creative  we are…hahaha ^_^

For the detail : http://www.indonesia.travel/en/event/detail/333/kridaya-exhibition-2011-showcase-of-indonesia-s-creative-expressions


National TV Station’s Program in Religious day

Hi, i am sorry for not blogging recently. I was in a quite hectic days.

By the way, today is the first Ramadan. Every muslims in the world  will be fasting. You can feel the atmosphere of Ramadan too here, since Muslims are very large  number in this republic country.

This year, Ramadan is from 1 August to 29 August. Just like another Ramadan, the national tv stations (more than 10 stations) here has a Ramadan program for a month. Such as tv series with Islam theme (it can be comedy and drama), some tv advertisement will have Islam theme, and then a program about knowing Islam (such as the history, the teaching, etc) and some quizzes.

The national  tv stations here usually adjust their programs according to religious day. for example, in Ramadan month  and Idul Fitri, their tv programs will  have Islam theme, in christmas day or easter day they will have christmas or easter theme, in “Nyepi” day (last day of Balinese calendar, when no work is done) the tv programs will have Nyepi’s theme and so on for Vesak and Konghucu (Chinese new year). Those are official religion in this country. Or if they don’t have the religious theme on their tv programs, they usually have felicitation advertisement  for those who celebrate their religious day.[cel].

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