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Around Historic Yogyakarta (part 4): the Traditional Ceremony of Bekakak

By Lulu Nurmalitasari Once a year in the lunar month of Sapar,¬† the communities of Ambarketawang¬† village in the west side of Yogyakarta hold a ritual of Bekakak offering to appease the evil demons of Mt. Gamping. The ritual consists … Continue reading

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Rambu Solo Ritual in Tana Toraja

By S. Kramer Located about 350 km North of Makassar in South Sulawesi, Tana Toraja has attracted many local and foreign visitors for its natural beauty and unique cultural tradition. The preserved Austronesian culture of Torajan has been proposed to … Continue reading

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Around Historic Yogyakarta (part 2) : Dieng Plateau, the Abode of Gods.

By S. Kramer About 3 hours drive from the city of Yogyakarta in central Java Indonesia, to the north via Magelang and Temanggung, and then turn west to Wonosobo, the scenic route will take us to the Dieng Mountain area. … Continue reading

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Culinary Adventure around Indonesian Archipelago

by S. Kramer With 27 provinces offering variety of unique cooking styles and taste preference, it will take some times to discover all the delicious Indonesian dishes. Indonesian people were well known as a seafaring nation and as ocean has … Continue reading

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Exotic Native Indonesian Fruits

By S. Kramer The geographical position of Indonesia on the equator gives the country a favorable climate for many varieties of plants to grow including flowers and fruits. The rainy season that starts around October and lasts till April are … Continue reading

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Around Historic Yogyakarta (part1): Kota Gedhe

By S. Kramer KOTA GEDE is small regency on the outskirt of Yogyakarta Central Java Indonesia. The name means the big city. The area was chosen by Sunan Kalijaga (an Islamic leader) as the site for Mataram, the first Javanese … Continue reading

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Tesso Nilo National Park Sumatra(2): The Most Diverse Vascular Plants Collection in the World

By S. Kramer The Flying Squad experience is only one of the many things that attract visitors to Tesso Nilo National Park. Other attractions in the nearby area include the 11th century Muara Takus Buddhist temple and the unique Bono … Continue reading

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