Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Kintamani - Bali ~ ABOUT OF INDONESIA

The area of north-eastern Bali at the Mount Batur caldera, and which encompasses Penelokan, Toya Bungkah, Batur and Kintamani villages, is known widely as just Kintamani. Kintamani, Batur and Penelokan villages sit on the rim of the huge Batur caldera about 1,500m above sea level, and offer dramatic views of the active volcano Mount Batur and serene Lake Batur. Toyo Bungkah village is down at the lake edge.
As well as the lake and the volcano, Kintamani is home to Pura Ulun Danu Batur, one of Bali's key nine directional temples. 

The main attraction for visitors is located around Lake Batur where Penelokan village provides spectacular views of this crater lake and Mount Batur, set in a vast volcanic caldera. Photo opportunities abound, but try to be there as early in the morning as you can manage before the cloud inevitably starts to gather.
Further northwest along the rim of the caldera is Pura Ulun Danau Batur, one of the most important temples in Bali. Entry is by donation here - Rp 10,000 is about right. The temple was rebuilt up on the caldera ridge in 1926 after an eruption of Mount Batur destroyed the old one down in the crater. There are a large number of shrines, but most visitors are drawn to the huge eleven

Kintamani - Bali ~ ABOUT OF INDONESIA

Barelang Bridges In Batam ~ ABOUT OF INDONESIA

Barelang is the abbreviation of Batam, Rempang, and Galang; Barelang Bridge (Jembatan Barelang) in the area or rather in the Riau Islands of Batam, Indonesia. This bridge across the South China Sea and connecting about some islands in Batam area. 

Name of islands connected by Barelang Bridge are : Batam, Tonton, Nipah, Setokok, Rempang, Galang and Galang Baru (New Galang). Three large islands, namely: Batam, Rempang, and Galang eccentric and later became the name of the bridge. Previously, the bridge known as the Bridge of Habibie, because of construction at the initiative of Prof. B.J. Habibie, during he has the authority to fix the island of Batam. Overall length of the Barelang Bridge approximately: 2264 meters.

Barelang Bridge was built in 1992 for about 6 years, and completed in 1998. Barelang bridge construction cost an estimated Rp. 400 Billion, with construction of the Otorita Batam development budget. Barelang Bridge was built as much as 6 parts. and every section connects two islands; details are as follows (ordered from Batam Island):

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Goa Donan in Banjar,indonesia ~ ABOUT OF INDONESIA

If you follow the path from Banjar to Pangandaran, you will find Gua Donan (Donan Cave) in the right side. The area is about 2.5 Ha. The length of Donan Cave is about 500 m. This cave is very unique. Beside stalactites and stalacmites, there are dinosaur-shaped rocks.
Around the area, you can enjoy the vast rice fields. You can see also many buffaloes grassing in the field.


Tunggilis village, Kalipucang
72 km from Ciamis

rice fields
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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Tangkuban Perahu

In West Java, Bandung regency precisely in recreation there is a very beautiful place that is Mount Tangkuban Perahu. Tangkuban Boat means a boat that overturned. Named because its shape resembles an inverted boat. It is said that according to folklore parahyangan mountain was indeed an overturned boat. Here is his story.

Thousands of years ago, the land Parahyangan led by a king and a queen who only had a daughter. Princess named Dayang Sumbi. She was very pretty and intelligent, unfortunately she is very spoiled. On a day when she was weaving on the porch of the palace, Dayang Sumbi felt weak and dizzy. He dropped to the floor of the yarn is spun so many times. When pintalannya fall for the umpteenth time Dayang Sumbi became angry and swore, she would marry anyone who would get pintalannya it. Right after these words were spoken oath, came a dog named magic Tumang and submit it to the hand-spun Sumbi Dayang. So inevitably, in accordance with his oath, Dayang Sumbi should marry the dog.

Dayang Tumang Sumbi and live happily until they were blessed with a child who is a son of man but have magic powers like his father. This child was named Sangkuriang. In infancy, Sangkuring then accompanied played by a dog named Tumang that he knew only as a faithful dog, not as a father. Sangkuriang grown into a handsome young man and gallant.

On a day Dayang Sumbi sent his son to go along with his dog to hunt deer for the purposes of any party. After a long search with no results, Sangkuriang feel desperate, but he did not want to disappoint her mother. So with very forced him to take an arrow and aimed it at Tumang. Upon returning home he handed his mother Tumang meat. dayanng Sumbi who thought the meat was venison, was happy for the success of his son.
Immediately after the party Dayang Sumbi remembered Tumang and asked her son where Tumang located. At first Sangkuriang fear, asceticism he finally said what had happened to her mother. Dayang Sumbi became very angry, the anger he hit Sangkuriang unconscious right on his forehead. For his actions that Dayang Sumbi expelled from the kingdom by his father. Fortunately Sangkuriang blows her mother regained consciousness but leave a scar that is very wide in keningnya.Setelah adult, Sangkuriang went wandering to know the state of the outside world.

A few years later, Sangkuriang met a very beautiful woman. He soon fell in love with the woman. The woman is her own mother, but they do not recognize each other. Sangkuriang proposed to her, Dayang Sumbi was received with pleasure. The day before the wedding day, when her fiance was stroking her hair, Dayang Sumbi see the wide scar on the forehead Sangkuriang, he finally realizes that she almost married his own son. Knowing that Dayang Sumbi trying to thwart her marriage. After thinking hard she finally decides to propose marriage requirement which can not be granted by Sangkuriang. Condition is: Sangkuriang have to create a dam that can cover the entire mountain, and make a boat to traverse the dam. All that must be completed before dawn.

Sangkuriang start working. Her love is so great on Sangkuriang gave a strange power. Not to forget he also uses the strength he got from his father to summon the jinn and to help him. With silt and soil they stem the water from the river and springs. Sometime before dawn, Sangkuriang cut down a large tree to make a boat. When Dayang Sumbi see that Sangkuriang almost completed its work, he prayed to the gods to thwart his son's work and accelerate the arrival of the morning.

Rooster crowed, the sun rises earlier than usual and Sangkuriang realized that he had been deceived. With so angry he cursed Dayang Sumbi and kicked almost a homemade boat to the middle of the forest. The boat had been there in a state upside down, and formed Mount Tangkuban boats (boats that menelungkub). Not far away there stumps of harvested trees remaining Sangkuriang, we now know as the Mount stumps. The dam which created Sangkuriang caused the whole hill filled with water and forms a lake where Sangkuriang and Dayang Sumbi immersed himself and not heard from again until now.