Another way to spend your vacation in Indonesia “Green Vacation”

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A friend of mine inspired me to write this post. At the moment, she works at this NGO. And after i know it, i would share it to you guys about this organisation if any of you don’t know yet about this. Personally i found it very interesting. I would do it myself if i have a chance. But sadly, again i have such a hectic life right now. Okay, now let’s straight to the point.

She works in FNPF (Friends of the National Parks Foundation). It’s a local Indonesian NGO that was founded in 1997 by a group of veterinarians, and conservation / community minded Indonesians.

This organisation create and run community-based conservation that respects the interdependence of wildlife, habitat and local community. It have saved the Bali’s emblem bird and one of the world’s rarest birds, the Bali Starling, from becoming extinct in the wild, relocated dozens of Orangutans to safety from the palm oil plantations to Tanjung Puting National Park and Lamandau River Wildlife Reserve, and have improved the well-being of hundreds of local community members.

You could imagine how this NGO try to save the world, especially Indonesia. This NGO have a volunteer program for you guys who might be have some interest to save the world or who love animal or maybe who need an unique way to spend you time to some extraordinary experience.

So, for more info about this NGO and their program, or may be you want to become a volunteer and be a hero, you may open this link http://www.fnpf.org/ [aci]

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When Indonesian Theaters Goes International “Hanoman The Ultimate Warrior”

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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

 

Trip to the province with a thousand of temple, Bali (unfinished)

I think many people have known Bali as one of the best tourism spot in the world, but i think some people don’t know that Bali is located in Indonesia. So, last time i went there and i’ll do some review for you :). For you who have been to Bali, you all guys must be know about Kuta. Yeah, for you who likes to do clubbing and hangout with your friends in a bar or cafe this is the right place for you guys. This area filled with bar, club, cafe and shopping area. But, before we do shopping, why not spend some of or time to grieve for the victims of Bali’s Legian Bomb at the Bali-Bomb Monument.

Tired? dont worry…you could relax for a while and enjoy the sunshine because at the end for the road you will find the famous kuta beach and there’re some people who offers you some massage.

The closest hotel to the kuta beach are mostly the five stars hotel like Hardrock Hotel Bali, Mercure Hotel, Inna Kuta Beach, etc. For you who like to do some activities with a big adrenalin, you must try slingshot there which is located near the Centro mall Kuta.

For you guys who like to have a wonderfull quiet and romantic  honeymoon spot  or you need some peacefull place to do yoga or refreshing your mind, i think i’ll suggest you Saranam eco-resort (http://www.saranamresortbali.com/). Located in the Bedugul mountain which is surounded by the beautiful ricefield.

About 30 minutes from that hotel you will find a beautiful temple which is located in the side of a lake, name Bedugul temple. If you’re lucky or come in the right time, you’ll see a traditional occassion of the people there.

 

the review is to be continued…. [aci]

Scenery of Indonesia at a Glance

I got this video from my friend. This video will show you the scenery of Indonesia at a glance. The maker is from Egypt, so the music sounds very Egypt for me ^^ [sel].

Braga Festival Bandung

Last week,  Bandung celebrated its 201st  birthday. Many events held to support it such as cinema bus, carnival, and also Braga Festival Bandung. It called so, because it was held at Braga street, which is one of the old place and landmark in Bandung history.

There, most of artist participated to show their aspiration and hopes about this city with their own way. This event is held in 23rd until 25th of September every year. So, if you want to come here and see it,  you know when is the right time, right? haha…

At the Braga street you will see mostly painting, traditional songs, traditional musics, etc. There are also contemporary art such as photography and the sculpture which is made by garbage and it criticism the government.  You could see the atmosphere of the festival from this pictures :

 

Hungry? There’s no need to worry, because there are also an old bakery shop and restaurant where you can find an old school cake with a unique atmosphere named Sumber Hidangan. Need something refreshing? There’s a cafe that sell a very good ice cream named Canary, at Canary  you can buy a little traditional snacks too.

Well, we’ll see you next year guys ! ^__^ [aci]

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]

Some Place to Hideout with Some Cozzy Feeling

Located in Jl. Lembah Pakar Timur No. 32, Bandung, 3es view is one of some cafe with the most beautiful view of Bandung, especially in the night. This place is a little bit isolated because it’s located among some big restaurant. But, if you want some comfort, some atmospheres, some romantic place to have dinner or just to dating or maybe hanging out with your friends to spend some saturday night together, this may be becoming your first option ! I love it, the candle in your table. It’s so romantic with some city light view, it’s just perfect ! The food is good and the price is in middle class above. But, it’s worth for me. 🙂 [aci]

What’s on 21-24 July 2011?

Prepare your time to watch the excitement of Dragon Boat,  which will be held on  21 to 24 July 2011, at GOR H. Agussalim, Padang. This is tourism event and international level sport as well, and has become an annual tourist event in West Sumatera.

Dragon Boat Festival has been held since 2004 and is now entering the seventh year. This year will be followed by teams from abroad such as from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand China and Brunei Darussalam. The event is also in line with the government’s program to develop the tourism industry sector in the city of Padang.

Dragon Boat Race is a cultural nuance sport that began since Chinese culture come in the city of Padang. [aci,cel]

Back to the old Batavia’s times

As you know, in the past Indonesia was colonized by the Dutch people. Now, we’re still can see some of the historical building and some memories from that times in the area named Kota Tua, Jakarta. There, you can find several museums such as Mandiri museum, Wayang museum, Fatahillah museum, etc. Here, you can hang out at the plaza and feel the atmosphere. You could rent a bicycle per hour too and take some little tour there.

Do you want to have some unique picture with the sensation of the old times? There are a few space where you can rent some local photographer and their old properties. You could have your photo in an instant ! So lets feel the old sensation! ^____^ [aci]

PS : I think it’s better if we go by the public transportation because its simpler. You could take Busway to Jakarta Kota (^__^)

a little old Italian sensation in the BIG city

Have you heard Ragusa ice cream? The Ragusa ice cream originally came from Italy and we can find some of them here at Jakarta with a little sense of Jakarta too. Located in the heart of Jakarta, veteran 1 street No. 10, this ice cream is very famous since the colonial era. Historically, this ice cream was sold by the Italian brothers named Luigi and Vicenso since 1932. At that time, they sold their ice cream with traditional ways, they use cart and the ice cream was sold one full month a year in the night market of Gambir. The cafe is so unique, located in the heart of metropolitan city but they takes a good care and they keeping the originality of they building, the rattan chairs etc. You can find spaghetti ice cream, banana split, and the other kind of ice cream there. So, do you want to try ?

Banana Split, Tutti Fruity Ice cream, Nougat Ice cream...

Location of the Ice cream Ragusa…

then mangiamo ! ^___^ [aci].

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