Thursday, August 16, 2007

Girls and Traditional Dress

These are indonesian girls using traditional dress. See the number? Yup, they were contestant. Look at their smiles,..i think they all the winner. These great pictures belong to Andri Suprihadi. I wonder how he can capture this natural expresion.

3 javanese girls (front) and 1 Ambon-Maluku girl .

1 balinese girl with 2 javanese

komodo dragon

The Komodo dragon, native to Indonesia, is the largest living lizard in the world. In the wild large adults tend to weigh around 70kg (154 pounds). Captive specimens often weigh more. The largest verified specimen was 3.13 metres (10 feet 3 inches) long and weighed 166kg (365 pounds), including undigested food.

Their prey is wide ranging, and includes wild pigs, goats, deer, and water buffaloes. In the wild they have also been observed to eat other smaller dragons. Occasionally they have been known to eat humans and human corpses. The serrations along their teeth are an ideal niche for over 50 strains of bacteria. If the initial bite does not kill the prey, and it escapes, the deadly infections caused by the bacteria living in the dragon's teeth kill the prey within a week.

The Komodo dragon is an endangered species (appx. there are 6000) and is found on the IUCN Red List.

Komodo National Park in Indonesia includes three larger islands Komodo, Rinca and Padar. The islands are of volcanic origin. Within its area there are living about 4000 inhabitants. In 1991 the national park was accepted as World Heritage by the UNESCO.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Kebaya as a Wedding Dress

Kebaya can be expensive and elegant. This one for example.

How if there's a kebaya show at paris or milan, anybody interested?


At wedding ceremony, indonesian women using this traditional cloth. Older women at villages still using this at daily activity.

Batik Tulis

The other sort of batik is batik tulis which is hand drawn with that small instrument. It is usually finer detail and higher quality.

Need 3 whole month to create pattern like this. Done by 1 women, this batik value more than 100$US

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Borobudur Welcome Statue

Anyone who like japanese cartoon will see Doraemon in this statue. Do you like Doraemon? This is Doraemon from 8 Century ^_^...

Friday, August 10, 2007

Another Green

I love green, and this is another pic about indonesian paddy field

On the way from Kuta beach to Ubud, hilly area on the central of Bali Island, there is a place for viewpoint seeing the valley.. there was a green terrace paddy field along downhill slope of mountain. The green color in this island is very impressive and kinds of eyes and mind soothing

If you like this pic, you'll love to see THIS. 3 amazing pictures about paddy field

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Cute Little Photographer

Stay there..don't move. I'll make my best shot..^_^

This kid using traditional javanese cloth. If you visit Indonesia, you can buy this one as a souvenier. He, as many kid in java, have unique haircut. It called "kuncung". It shape just like Ronaldo's haircut at World cup 2002.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Nice Couple. Woman and Nature

These pictures taken in Bali, Indonesia. Good photografer become whitnes of this mariage. Woman and nature.

Monkey Everywhere

You can find monkey at Bali and another interesting places in Indonesia, even at unussual places. Look at this picture, you see monkey there? So, be carefull, or your stuff will missing. If so, you'll need banana for barter.

If you like natural and interesting pictures as wallpaper, explore this blog. The result will amaze u..

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Post Script Tool - Post Code Tool

This is my another blogger widget. I use this to post code/script and avoid browser render it. If you like, you can use this widget on your blog. Just copy this script :

<object data="" 
height="300" width="155" 
<param value="" 

Code above create with tool i talked about..
Oh..and i put it at sidebar, below recent post. Still simple, I'll make up the design soon..

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Dinner at Jimbaran Bay, Bali

If you visit bali, having dinner at beach is a must. Almost the entire beach are restaurants and they all sell fresh seasfood.

The entrie meal including drinks for 6 people and 1 kid was Rp 800,000, $90 USD, or around $110 AUD. This probably the most expensive meal of your trip but satisfying is guaranteed.

My first flash widget

I start loving flash. This is my first flash that work ok, another was terrible..^_^. I simply used as comment creator. When i visit friend's blog, i want them visit mine too. So its a simple way to automatically convert some text i want to be link. One link is enough i think, so its not to be spam tool.

Just create your own comment (top textbox), text to be link(bellow it), and just copy and paste the result (bottom most) on your comment target..., each text automatically converted

If you like, just copy this script to your blog widged (at input html/javascript).

<object data=""
width="155" height="300"
<param value=""

if you curious how to create code above within post, look at the sidebar. I put the widget there, or you prefer code to use it at your blog. If so, just click HERE

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Kuta beach, Bali

These are pictures of Kuta beach, Bali. I still writing information about it. For now, enjoy the pictures. It will be great as wallpaper.

This image create by danielHKC. Just click image to enlarge. This image can be used as wallpaper. If you interest on collecting nature wallpaper, this blog will collect it for you. Another great pic can be found on Paddy field, Tanah Lot, and any post in this blog.

If you like tennis, at September 2007, there's a Tennis Tournament. So visiting this beach plus watch tournament will be great vacation. For further information about this event, click here

Bali Tennis Tournament

This event previously known as Wismilak International Bali SE-WTA Tour, but since Commonwealth Bank become the main sponsor, they change the name to Commonwealth Tennis Classic. So, to be fair both for new sponsor, previous sponsor, and the readers, i call it Bali Tennis Tournament. Thats easier to recognice.

Wismilak become main sponsor for 13 years before Commonwealth Bank take it's place. I don't know why but i guess it caused by Wismilak bussiness condition recently. Oke, OTT is over.

This tournament will be held on september, 9-17 at Nusa Dua, Bali. The winner will get $225,000.00. Players bellow already listed as participant : Alicia Molik (AUS), Flavia Penneta (ITA), Jie Zheing (CHN), Michaella Krajicek (NED), Francesca Schiavone (NED), Patty SChnyder (SUI), Daniela Hantuchova (SVK), Nadia Petrova (RUS), dan Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS). Another player will follow. (you can visit HERE to know more about Tennis)

If you wanna visit Indonesia, mainly Bali, don't forget to watch this game. Make sure you already have hotel room cause by that time, finding nice hotel room will be difficult.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Eyes vacation

Your eyes need food. Don't give too much pressure. Visit beach or swimmingpool. Thats a relaxation.

After post about tennis news at Bali, i 'll give you free web traveling to Kuta, Bali, Indonesia. The most famous beach in Bali. Wallpaper and nice discription will included. Just wait a moment, please..i working on it.

Oh, wait. While waiting,...feeding your eyes with viewing Paddy field, Tanah Lot, or Pura Ulu Danau. Incredible landscape to see.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Independence day games

At August 17, We celebrate our indepenence day. Many event will be held before that day and few more after. These are list of unique event that only held at independence day.

1. Balap Karung
Balap karung means race using sack. This event is the most popular. When you put your foot inside sack, you will have difficullties while running, probably you fall a couple times along race track. This make the race exciting.

2. Sarong soccer
Not like regular soccer, at sarong soccer, the player must using sarong. This limitation used to limit shooting power so there no need large place to held this game.

3. Panjat pinang/ areca nut tree climb
If you see areca nut tree full of oil and prize climbed by many people, you already seen Panjat pinang. The price hanging at top of the tree.

4. Sepeda lambat (Bicycle race)
Your feet cannot touch the ground, and your bicycle must touch the finish line. The winner not the first, but the last one. The slowest one is the winner.

5. Coin colecting

6. Eat kerupuk

7. Insert spike/nail to bottle

8. Water bag blow

9. Running with marble
A marble put on spoon and the contestant must run till finish line without dropping the marble

10. Sandal race

Monday, July 30, 2007

Balinese Girl

As viewer, what do you think about this picture? What the most interesting part. The cloth, the girl, or the photografer?

Pura Ulu Danau, Bali

Pura Ulu Danau was built in the 17th century on highland Lake Bratan. This gemlike temple is half on the mainland, half on a tiny island. The complex is dedicated to Vishnu, the preserver, in his guise as Dewi Danu, who protects all living creatures. Small and charming, it comments on the spirit of place without leaving a big footprint. A peaceful, shimmering vision.

The serenity which pervades in the cold, misty lake of Bratan belies the violent temperament of the Batur volcano where it sits. In 1917, a strong eruption devastated the village of Batur but the lava miraculously stopped at the foot at the temple. The next eruption in 1926 was not so kind and buried the entire temple except the highest shrine. Soon after, the surviving shrines were taken to higher ground and rebuilt in its present location.

Tanah Lot, amazing temple at Bali

Tanah Lot is one of the famous temple in Bali. Sunset is the favorite time to visit this isolated temple on the West coast.

Tanah Lot means 'Land in the Middle of the Sea' in Balinese language. Located about 20 km from Denpasar, the temple sits on a huge offshore rock which has been shaped continously over the years by the ocean tide.

Tanah Lot is said to be the work of the 16th century priest Niratha. The story goes that during his travels along the south coast he saw the rock-island's beautiful setting and rested there. Some fishermen saw him, and bought him gifts. Niratha then spent the night on the little island. Later he spoke to the fishermen and told them to build a shrine on the rock for he felt it to be a holy place to worship the Balinese sea gods.

The Tanah Lot temple was then built and has been an important part of Balinese mythological history for centuries. The temple is one of seven sea temples around the Balinese coast. It was said that each of the sea temples was to be within eyesight of the next so that they formed a chain along the south-western coast.

At the base of the rocky island, poisonous sea snakes are believed to guard the temple from evil spirits and intruders. There is said to be one giant snake which also protects the temple. It is believed that this snake was created from Niratha’s scarf when he established the island.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Paddy field

I haven't story right now, but i got nice paddy field pics in Bali, Indonesia. Here they are :

Paddy field at Tabanan, Bali.
This picture create by DanielKhC. I found this pic at my friend computer. Lovely isn't? Daniel's skill is incredible. Paddy field can be so beautiful.

This one is not belong to daniel, but still nice to see

Prambanan Temple

The Candi/temple names derived from the village where it is located. Also known as Loro Jonggrang temple, Prambanan temple is the biggest and the most beautiful hindu temple in Indonesia. The temple complex of Prambanan lies among green fields and villages. It has eight shrines, of which the three main ones are dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma.

The first open-air theater on the southern side of the temple was built in 1960 and the new theater on the western side of the temple in 1988. During full moon evenings in the month from May to October, the Ramayana ballet is performed right here.

This temple is easy to visit. Only 17 Kilometers from Yogyakarta, you can reach it using taxy, bus, or minibus. Cause so near with Yogyakarta, you don't need to rent hotel room. Less than an hour from Yogyakarta, stay there for a while, and than back to Yogyakarta. 5 hours trip will be enough if you don't have any other interesting place around to visit.

Antique Stuff and Unique Stuff Hunter

Visit Indonesia can be very exiting if you have spesific purpose, for instance, as an antique stuff hunter. In Indonesia, antique stuff is not so valuable. My grandma have very antique lamp, but it only stored at warehouse. If it restored carefully, it can be lot of money. Antique radio or antique telephone spread waiting to be found by people who recognize it's value.

In indonesia, people who sell antique stuff are many and most of them haven't permanent shop. At Yogyakarta (well known as Jogja) there's a 'klithikan' where these seller show and sell their stuff. Klithikan is named to some sidewalk area where people sell their old stuff. At klitikan you can buy antique lamp, old motorcycle accessory, many used stuff, tv remote (the tv tipe propably extinct cause of age), and many other stuff which impossible to found at regular store.

Klithikan also known as sarthir or pasar senthir ( Market which used wax, candle, or cerosine lamp). So, if you don't want to be cheated by the seller, bring your own lamp, the bright one.

At Yogyakarta you can find these stuff at modern shop too. Just visit mirota batik at Ahmad Yani street. A big antique store face to face with Beringharjo Traditional Market. No need to bargain. They sell at fixed price.

How if you need some stuff and don't have time to come here? Just send your message here [promotion mode : ON ^_^], i'll contact you and find what you need.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

I Love Indonesia

When i decided to make a blog, i wanna inform my reader all about indonesia. This blog is not only about tourism cause many people come to indonesia and they visit indonesia with their own purpose, not only for vacation. I think getting information about people and the culture are important so visitors aware what should and what shouln't do. It will make everything easier for both of us, visitor and host.

Most indonesian are moslem, and unfortunetely, some foreigners think that moslem are dangerous. Its not like that. Living in peace country full of plurality, indonesian have learn how to respect another. Without tolerancy capability from its citizen, this country will ended like serbia-bosnia or maybe worse.

Prophet Mohammad said that moslem must respect their guest whatever they are. Moslem must protect guest's property just like protect their own. Thats the basic.

Sometime, i feel that i'm too excited on promoting Indonesia. I just don't know. I'm poor, just like another indonesian. I'm suffer because of economic pressure. But all of that not make my love for my country fading away. Having $1, i can eat 3 times a day. If i don't, seem that any plant can be eat. No extreem temperature so i don't need expensive jacket. Thin t-shirt will be enough. I don't need to be rich to make me happy. Standar $100 a month already a pleasure. I'm proud being an indonesian. I have no reason not to promoting my country intensively. Thats what i feel.Do you feel the same for your country?

Jenglot, Tiny Living Mummy

If you visit indonesia, you probably want to explore furter information about this. Have you heard about Jenglot? Jenglot named to tiny mummies which only have not more than 12 inch tall. Having sharp teeth, long hair, and human-like body, Jenglot look like wheird human miniature or creepy doll.

Jenglot phenomena already investigated scientifically to prove it's exixtance as a living creature, but the result still become controvertion. Mummy, however, is dead already, but Jenglot has it's own uniqueness. It has long hair and long nails that still grow slowly. Jenglot's hair is longer that its body.

dr Budi Sampurna DSF, Dr Surya Djaja, phd, and another expert have made some test to prove it's phenomena but not succesfully made unified decission about the result. From DNA test, Jenglot like any other primate, but phisically, it has no bones. This evidence cannot prove Jenglot is live even they don't denied that this creature probably ever live thousand years ago.

Jenglot are rare. Only few people have it and they don't (or rarely) sell it. If it available to be sold, the price is extreemely high. I ever heard the lowest price ever sold was $150,000.00. That price not only caused by its rareness, but caused by its magical power too. Magic? Are you believe it? Probably not. If i have it, i have because of its rareness, not because of its magic. I dont believe in magic anyway.

Terrorism, the next chapter

Terrorism in whatever explanation, made us suffer. Terrorrism is caused by hatred which mobilize as an organization. If terror done only by 1 or 2 person without organization, we simply call it criminalism. Hatred not growing from nothing. It come to the hearth and growing because some reason. Just guest what. Sometime we must wisely see from the top, investigating in general.

Indonesia is one of many country which have suffered because of terrorism. Life, economy, politic, and many other else have got it influece. Blaming is not making anything better. Indonesian goverment already made an act. Terrorist are behind bars now, waiting death penalty. Is it satisfied enough? Probably not.

Terrorism in this decade coming from 1 source, conflict between middle east vs USA. Middle east coutries don't have much political power which can be used to make a global influence. But USA does. I think it all depend on USA. Seeing from middle east people perspective, there's nothing to be hold by people which pressed & suffered by condition, only religion they have left. Blaming their religion isn't wise i think. It isn't about religion, its about condition that made them act illogically.

Bali is still suffered because of terrorism. Hope this year, that paradise will shine brighter than previous. So sad looking such a beautiful land ignored cause of little unresponsible full hatred people.

Becak, The real King

Many city in Indonesia still allow becak to operate. Traditional becak have no engine, it cheaps, slow, and become king of transportation because another street user have to aware of becak since it can entering street suddenly & silently from crowd without warning.

Speeding its passengers home before an impending tropical downpour, these are the beautiful sensuous lines of the 'Becaks' of Jogjakarta, Central Java. With a small petite hood, fulsome rounded fenders, their proportions rather remind me of a curvaceous large-hipped woman.
These machines would otherwise glide silently past but for a piece of gut stretched tight beneath their carriage. It produces a distinctive pretty modulated buzzing sound to alert pedestrians of the Becak's presence. There is also usually an old bolt tied to the handle bar with an elastic band. The driver uses this device to demand a clear passage in crowded conditions. The resulting metallic 'clackety, clack clack' sound resonates around the frame of the Becak. The Becaks of Solo use large gongs to forge their way in traffic.

There are many different designs of Becak in Java which vary from region to region. Some of them are elaborately painted works of art on wheels.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Indonesia and internet

If you visit Indonesia and want to comunicate or share your story with friends and family, you can connect to the net. Every distric already have internet cafe where you can upload your story. With Rp 3000.00 or US$0.4, you can access internet for 1 hour. If you bring your own laptop, you can connect to the net by selfphone or dial up connection. Each cellular provider has its own procedure, but if you use dial up, you can use telkomnet instant using 080989999, user : telkomnet instan, password : telkom. Its tariff about Rp 150/minutes.

At big cities, you can connect using your laptop which has wifi supported. Most Hotels, cafe, and university have free hotspot area. If you don't bring your own laptop, some cafe provide laptop for rent.

There're many ways on accessing internet in Indonesia. So if you visit Indonesia, you still easily connect with your friends and family.

Smoker Heaven

Are you smoker? If yes, visiting Indonesia just like visiting heaven. Not so many country in the world allow marlboro to be sold for only $1.00/pack

Indonesian cigarrettes factory spread everywhere, mainly at east java. Smoking like a ritual. It's already become a culture. Here, you can even buy cigarrettes stick by stick. 1 pack is not a must.

Marlboro, Gudang Garam, Djarum, Amild, and Dji Sam Soe are most famous cigarrettes here. After Philip Morris buy all Sampoerna's stock, Sampoerna (dji sam soe and Amild) become most profitable indonesian cigarrettes company. From 3th, Sampoerna become no 1, beat Gudang Garam.

Few weeks ago, Marlboro's new product already available at the market. With Mix 9 clove cigarrettes, Marlboro trying to beat Gudang Garam and Djarum. Wanna see this new Marlboro? Here it is :

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