Archive for November 2014

Bakar Tongkang Ritual

Bakar Tongkang Ritual

Bakar Tongkang is originated from the ancient ritual of Chinese ethnic. Nowadays, it becomes yearly ritual in Bagansiapiapi city, Riau. The history of the ritual has to do with the origin of the city name. Long time ago,a group of Chinese from Fujian, China wandered across sea by a simple wooden boat (tongkang). In the middle of the journey, they lost direction. Then, they prayed to God Kie Ong Y...

Tandak Dance

Tandak Dance

Tandak Dance is a traditional dance from Riau. It is a combination of dance and literature and usually performed at night. The dance form is a reciprocity rhyme of male and female dancers. Tandak dance is lead by a Ngejang. A Ngejang serves as a rhythm giver to the dance. He stands among the audiences and plays iron or mixed silver – bronze chimes. Tandak dance is a means of youth hospitali...

Interesting Places and Sites:     Aceh

Interesting Places and Sites: Aceh

House of Cut Nyak Dien Taman Sari Gunongan Tomb of Sultan Iskandar Muda Kerkoff Peutjoet Gate Taman Sari Replica of Aircraft Seulawah RI 1 Aceh Tsunami Museum Krueng Aceh Tourism Park Baiturrahman Grand Mosque Weh Island Peudeung Baitul A’la Lil Mujahidin Langsa City

Riau Islands

Riau Islands

Riau Islands Province Map Location Homepage Profile Website Government : Tanjungpinang URL Address http://www.kepriprov.go.id/home/# Location : 1º 10′ LS – 5º 10′ LU 102º 50′ – 109º 20′ BT Boundary Region North : Vietnam, Cambodia East : Malaysia, West Kalimantan Province South : Bangka Belitung Islands, Ja...

West Papua

West Papua

West Papua Province Map Location Homepage Profile Website Government : Manokwari URL Address http://papuabaratprov.go.id/ Location : 4º 30′ LS – 1º 30′ LU 128º 50′ – 135º 20′ BT Boundary Region North : Pacific Ocean East : PapuaProvince South : Banda Sea, Maluku Province West : Seram Sea, Maluku Provinc...