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Indonesian Photos 06

  1. 1. INDONESIAN PHOTOS Collection - 06
  2. 2. Prambanan Temple), Candi Prambanan (Prambanan Temple), Yogyakarta. Prambanan is the largest Hindu temple compound in Indonesia. The temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the largest Hindu temples in south-east Asia. It is characterised by its tall and pointed architecture, typical of Hindu temple architecture, and by the 47m high central building inside a large complex of individual temples. It was built around 850 CE by either Rakai Pikatan, king of the second Mataram dynasty, or Balitung Maha Sambu, during the Sanjaya Dynasty. Prambanan also has a legend, which tells the story about Prince Bandung Bondowoso that fell in love with Princess Lara Jonggrang, the daughter of King Boko. But the princess rejected his proposal of marriage because Bandung Bondowoso has killed King Boko and ruled her kingdom. Bandung Bondowoso insist the union. Finally Lara Jonggrang forced to agree for a union in marriage, but she posed one impossible condition: Bandung must build her a thousand temples in just one night. He finished to make 999 temples with spirits and demons help, but then Lara Jonggrang wakes her maids and ordered the women of the village to begin pounding rice and set a fire in the east of the temple to attempting to make the prince and the spirits believe that the sun was about to rise. As the cocks began to crow, fooled by the light and the sounds of morning time, the supernatural helpers fled back into the ground. The prince was furious about the trick and in revenge he cursed Lara Jongrang to stone. She became the last and the most beautiful of the thousand statues.
  3. 3. Grasberg Mine Grasberg Mine, Papua. The Grasberg mine is the largest gold mine and the third largest copper mine in the world. The cost of building a mine on the mountain was $3 billion United States dollars. In 2006, it was estimated to have 2.8 Gt (2.8 E9 tonnes) reserves graded at 1.05% copper, 0.98 g/t gold and 3.87 g/t silver. The 2006 production was 610,800 t Copper, 58,474,392 g gold, and 174,458,971 g silver. Grasberg mine located near Puncak Jaya (Indonesia's highest snow capped peak) and Carstensz pyramid, that makes a beautiful panorama
  4. 4. Bantimurung Nature Reserve Bantimurung Nature Reserve, South Sulawesi. Bantimurung means a place for getting rid of sadness (membanting kemurungan). The spectacular waterfall is located at the valley of the steep limestone hill with its fertile tropical vegetation which makes this area an ideal habitat for the types of butterflies and birds that are famous for their small number. Before entering the waterfall location, visitors can see a statue of a kind of monkey (lutung), about 6 cm tall. This kind of animal can only be found in Sulawesi and Kalimantan. From the waterfall, visitors can go up to see the lake on top, but there are many sharp corals on the way there. The lake is so blue with many flying rare butterflies around it. In 1858-1857, a prominent English naturalist, Alfred Russel Wallace spent all of his life that are enjoyed in this area to catch numerous types of rare butterflies, birds, and insects. Among the butterflies he caught, there was the Papilo Androcles type, one of the rarest and biggest type of butterfly that has a tail like a swallow. A detailed explanation concerning this area has attracted the attention of archeologists, prehistoric, and insects experts. Bantimurung is also known for its karst mountains and valleys and one of the biggest karst mountains in Indonesia.
  5. 5. Bledug Kuwu Bledug Kuwu, Central Java. Bledug Kuwu looks like just another muddy pond (mud volcano). But every one or two minutes, the placid water erupts in an explosion of mud. Bledug Kuwu is a local name for something that burst in pool. This is rather strange pool that far from volcano. The vapor burst came from carbon dioxide release. The temperature is mild. When rainy season comes, the bubble size can be as large as a house. When it explode, it sounds like a cannon. This phenomenon has existed before the Old Mataram Kingdom time (732 - 928 AD).
  6. 6. Pulau Burung Pulau Burung (Burung Island), Bangka Belitung Islands. There are about eight uninhabited small islands that become part of Tanjung Binga village in northern Belitung island and it’s famous with its beautiful beach, and fascinating granites. One of them is Burung Island (Pulau Burung). It's about 12 hectares big; it has some coconut trees, and small hill. The visitors can visit those islands by the fishermen’s canoe. There are granites in the beach that formed like a bird shape (burung), the rock formation could be the origin of the island's name.
  7. 7. Manta Ray Manta Ray, Sangalaki, Derawan Islands, East Kalimantan. Sangalaki is the world Capital of Mantas. At Sangalaki the familiar set of Manta Rays emerges from all directions. Their wing tips breaking the surfaces at regular interval. Snorkelling is the way to interact with this gentle plankton feeders. Totally unperturbed by your presence, they swim in eurythymy and sometimes glide right up to you before making a sharp nose-dive into the blue. It is not unusual to find them encircling you. Though most of them are about 3,5 meters (12 ft) wide with a white belly, there a few black giant with a 6 meters (20 ft) wing span - people refer to them fondly as the Darth Vaders.
  8. 8. Tawangmangu Tawangmangu, Central Java. Tawangmangu is located 40 km east of Solo, this recreational resort town offers fresh weather; scenic views, swimming pools, bungalow style hotels and restaurants. Tawangmangu, a mountain resorts at an elevation of almost 1 km above sea level, which promises a cool escape from the city's heat. It lies on the slopes of Mt. Lawu, at an elevation of 1300 m above sea level. A cool splendid hill resort also on the slope of mount Lawu, at about 1400 M height above sea level. The road from Solo via Karangpandan is a fine trip thru magnificent green terraced hills. Tawangmangu has all kind of facilities, hotel, camping ground, forest tourism, etc. The climate is fresh and one can enjoy the beautiful scenery. Other features include nearby temples, a national park and 40m in high waterfall of Grojogan Sewu.
  9. 9. Traditional rice cakes Kue Basah or Jajanan Pasar (Traditional rice cakes) comes from Java. Kue Basah, were originally used to accompany religion or cultural rituals in Java, but now it's famous in every islands of Indonesia. Because its being sold in a market (pasar) its also called jajanan pasar or kue pasar (market cake). Kue basah mostly made of rice flour, glutinous rice, sugar, coconut, and tropical fruits such as banana. The colour of the cakes comes from natural food dyer such as pandan. CW: kue kedelai, lemper, onde onde, kue klepon, kue bolu, kue dadar.
  10. 10. Dani people, Dani people, Papua. The Dani people, also spelled Ndani, and sometimes conflated with the Lani group to the west, are a people from the central highlands of Western New Guinea (the Indonesian province of Papua, comprising the larger Eastern part of the former province Irian Jaya). They are one of the most populous tribes in the highlands, and are found spread out through the highlands. The Dani are one of the most well-known ethnic groups in Papua, due to the relatively numerous tourists who visit the Baliem Valley area where they predominate.
  11. 11. Bundaran HI Bundaran HI (Hotel Indonesia Roundabout), Jakarta. The Hotel Indonesia roundabout and Welcoming Statue (Tugu Selamat Datang) is one of the most important quarter of Jakarta's CBD. Located strategically in the center of the city, the statue built in 1962 to welcomes the sportsman from the whole Asia for Asian Games.
  12. 12. Old Manado Manado Tua (Old Manado), North Sulawesi. The dormant 820 meter volcanic peak of quot;Old Manadoquot; lies just north west of Bunaken and can be seen for miles around. Topography here is more steep winding walls with cracks, crevaces and caves. Current is often stronger and visitors often larger, big barracuda, trevally and sharks. A good spot at Pangulingan offers differently shaped reefs, walls and plateaus, often with stronger currents. Fantastic coral coverage and usually huge shoals of fish can be found here. It is one of the better spots in the area. Tanjung Kopi to the north is where to go for the big fish action however currents usually dictate the diveability of this spot.
  13. 13. Candle dance Tari Lilin (Candle dance) originated from Minangkabau people of West Sumatra. Dance & Music are important for Minangkabau culture. The dazzling Tari Lilin (Candle Dance), a miracle of physical coordination where the female dancers are required to rhythmically juggle and balance plates with burning candles attached to them while simultaneously clicking castanets
  14. 14. Peacock in Baluran National Park Peacock in Baluran National Park, East Java. Baluran National Park is located in East Java, Indonesia. It has a relatively dry climate and consist of lowland forests, savanna, mangrove forests and hills, with Mount Baluran (1,247m) as its highest peak. This park protects some endangered plant species, such as: Ziziphus rotundifolia, Tamarindus indica, Dioscorea hispida, Aleuritas moluccana and Corypha utan. There are also about 155 species of endangered birds, including Hirundapus caudutus. Other endangered animals being protected are: Bos javanicus, Cuon alpinus, Muntiacus muntjak, Pavo muticus (recent research has suggested that the subspecies in the national park is distinct from the one in Ujung Kulon - most western coast of Java), Gallus sp., Felis pardus and Felis viverrina.
  15. 15. Kuta Beach, Lombok
  16. 16. Kusan River Kusan River, South Kalimantan. Kusan River is part of Batulicin High Potential Zone in Kotabaru District, South Kalimantan. Kusan River, the beaches around it, and on a number of estuarine islands are attractive investment prospects, along with marine tourism in Tamiang Gulf, with its gorgeous coral reef and myriad ornamental fish. Meranti Mountain's existing golf course would add to the tourism potential of the area, if investors develop shopping facilities and star-rated hotels.
  17. 17. Sumba Island Scenery Sumba Island Scenery, Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara. Sumba is not made by volcanoes but made of coral. The coral reefs around south NTT (Nusa Tenggara Timur) belong to the most beautiful underwater scenes in the world. Sumba is situated in the Sabu sea and the shores of Sumba are very suitable for surfing and diving. In some areas it is possible to make some money out of tourism. Sumba’s calcareous ground is not very fertile and in most areas, wet cultivation of rice is impossible. The greatest part of East Sumba looks like a savannah with grasslands. Therefore the East Sumbanese live from stock breeding (buffaloes, pigs and horses) and fishing at the coast areas. The West Sumbanese have more agriculture and they cultivate rice, corn, tobacco, coffee and cocos. The work on the land is still done in a traditional way, with the help of horses and buffalos.
  18. 18. Barelang Bridge Barelang Bridge, Batam, Riau Islands. The Barelang Bridge (Jembatan Barelang) is a chain of 6 bridges of various types that connect the islands of Batam, Rempang, and Galang, giving the system its name. The smaller islands of Tonton, Nipah, and Setotok (considered as parts of the Batam Island chain itself) connect Batam and Rempang, the entire Barelang region covers 715 sq km. The total stretch of all 6 bridges total to 2 kilometers. Traveling from the first bridge to the last takes about 20 minutes. Construction of the bridges started in 1992 and took names from fifteenth- to eighteenth-century rulers of the Melayu-Riau Kingdom (Tengku Fisabilillah Bridge).
  19. 19. Nasi Tumpeng (Cone Rice), Nasi Tumpeng (Cone Rice), from Java. Nasi tumpeng is a traditional Indonesian rice combination dish. Surrounding the large mound of rice flavored with coconut milk and usually in a cone/piramid form, are; piles of fried chicken, fried tempe, salted fish, shredded egg omelet, perkedel, krupuk, vegies and a chili on top of it (other variation is also possible). It is traditionally served to celebrate a special occasion such as birthday, marriage, 7th month pregnancy, circumcision, graduation, Indonesian independence night, New Year's eve or even success at work/school. The cone symbolizes the praying to Great Allah or God, and the dishes symbolize nature’s abundance. The yellow rice symbolizes nature, wealth and high morals. Wanna try to make it?
  20. 20. Bali Bomb Blast Memorial Bali Bomb Blast Memorial, Kuta, Bali. A permanent memorial was built on the site of the destroyed Paddy's Pub on Legian Street. (A new bar, named quot;Paddy's: Reloadedquot;, was reopened further along Legian Street). The memorial is made of intricately carved stone, set with a large marble plaque, which bears the names and nationalities of each of those killed. It is flanked by the national flags of the victims. The monument is well-maintained and illuminated at night. The memorial was dedicated on 12 October 2004, the second anniversary of the attack. The dedication included a Balinese Hindu ceremony and the opportunity for mourners to lay flowers and other offerings. The Australian ambassador and Indonesian officials attended the ceremony.
  21. 21. Plaza Senayan Plaza Senayan, Jakarta. Plaza Senayan opened in 1996, it has been one of the most established Shopping Center in Jakarta today. Pamper and endeavor in indulgence inside Plaza Senayan as it fulfills your desire with a variety of international and local brands for apparel, leather goods, accessories, opulent jewelry, digital living, comprehensive selection of restaurants and cafes, have fun on the weekend with bowling alley and billiard arena and savor the indulgence of beauty by hairdresser and top brand specialists.