Archive for September 2015

Garlic cracker

Garlic cracker

Garlic cracker or kerupuk bawang in Indonesian is a snack made of garlic, flour, sugar, salt, chili and various spices. This snack taste  sweet and savory. It is eaten by locals but also often given as souvenir. In Makasar this snack can be found easily in various tourist spots though the lucky ones might get a taste of a freshly fried homemade cracker.

Dead Forest of Papandayan Mount

Dead Forest of Papandayan Mount

For climbers, Papandayan Mount is an exact track for beginners as it is not too hard to climb. One of the most iconic spot in Papandayan is dead forest. The exotic forest is located exactly above the main crater of Papandayan. The woods are dead because of the volcanic fumes attack many years ago. Source: http://www.jelajahgarut.com/hutan-mati-gunung-papandayan.

Silas Papare

Silas Papare

Silas Papare is a national hero who help unifying Papua, was called Irian in the past, with Indonesia. He was born in Serui, Papua on 18 December 1918 and passed away on 7 March 1973. He struggled against Netherlands colonialism and was arrested for causing uprising. In prison he came to know Dr. Sam Ratulangi, an exiled Sulawesi governor, who has strenghten his resolve in unifying Papua and Ind...

Lorenz National Park in Papua

Lorenz National Park in Papua

Lorentz is the biggest national park in the Southeast Asia located in Papua, Indonesia. It is expected that the park is 30.000 years old and is the home of Nduga, West Dani, Amungme, Sempan, and Asmat tribal. The park is rich in biodiversity and completed by the beauty of glaciers in Jaya mount and river that disappears in a few kilometers into the ground in the Balliem Valley. The best months t...

R. A. Kartini

R. A. Kartini

Raden Adjeng Kartini was born on 21 April 1879 in Jepara, Central Java and later passed away on 17 September 1904 in Rembang, Central Java.  She is a national hero known for her struggle in promoting women rights. She had build school for women and publishing several books. One of the most famous one is “Habis Gelap Terbitlah Terang”.