Archive for June 2015

Titi, Traditional Tattoo of Mentawai Tribe

Titi, Traditional Tattoo of Mentawai Tribe

Mentawai tribe is one of the original tribes of Indonesia who came from West Sumatera. This tribe has a custom for tattooing themselves, which the tattoo is called Titi. The tattoo is in the form of line or specific symbols. The custom is derived from Arat Sabulungun, the scholarly tradition of an inland community of Mentawai. It is a symbol of grandeur that contains eternal...

Martabak Har

Martabak Har

Martabak Har is made of eggs, 2 kinds of flour, beef or goat meat and various spices such as clover, pekak, cinnamon and many more. It is a less known treat but top of the chart for the locals. Many of them refer this combination of delicious martabak and curry is “to die for”. Even in Palembang, there aren’t too many shop that sell them since it is considered difficult to get ...

Joyo Island

Joyo Island

island is a private island surrounded by soft white sands and vivid blue seas which is romantic. It is located in Indonesia’s Riau Archipelago, just to the south of Singapore. The best time to travel this island is between the wettest months which are between November and January and the sunniest which is on February. Source: http://www.onceinalifetimejourney.com/

Gringsing Cloth

Gringsing Cloth

Gringsing cloth is the only Indonesian traditional cloth are made using double tie techniques. The whole process is done by hand. The manufacturing processes takes about 2-5 years. Gringsing cloth comes from Tenganan, Bali. Gringsing derived from the word “Gring” which means “sick” and “sing” which means “no”. Its meaning such as a repellent reinfor...

Kebo-keboan

Kebo-keboan

Ritual Tradition held once a year on June 10 or 10 Muharaam Suro village Alasmalang, Singojuruh, Banyuwangi, relating to agrarian culture especially padi.Upacara planting cycle is a combination of a ceremony for rain in case of droughts or gratitude, when the harvest successfully well. In this ceremony a few men dressed into their buffalo must wallow in pools of newly plowed rice fields, then par...