06 Mei 2009


Jakarta Special Capital Region (DKI Jakarta) is the capital of Indonesia. It was the only one in Indonesia that have status at the provincial. Jakarta is located in the western part of the Java sea. Previously been known by the name of Sunda Kelapa / Kalapa (before 1527), Jayakarta (1527-1619), Batavia (1619-1942), and Djakarta (1942-1972).

In 2004, the width is about 740 km ² and population of 8,792,000 inhabitants [2]. Jakarta metropolitan Jabotabek together with approximately 23 million people is the largest metropolitan area in India or the world order in the sixth. Jabotabek area has now integrated with the Bandung Raya, where megapolis Jabotabek-Bandung Raya covers about 30 million people, a place in this region megapolis second world, after Tokyo megapolis.

At this time the entrance to the Jakarta International Soekarno-Hatta Airport and Port of Tanjung Priok. Since 2004 under the leadership of Governor Sutiyoso, Jakarta has integrated transportation, known as Transjakarta. In addition to the state palace, Jakarta is also the headquarters of Bank Indonesia and the Stock Exchange first Indonesia.Jakarta is known as one of the port of Sunda Kingdom, located in Ciliwung River estuary. Capital of the Kingdom of Sunda, known as Dayeuh or Pakuan Pajajaran Pajajaran (now Bogor) can be from the port of Sunda Kalapa two-day trip. According to the sources of Portuguese, Sunda Kalapa is one of the ports other than port of Sunda Kingdom of Banten, helter, Cigede, Tamgara and Cimanuk. Sunda Kalapa that in this text called Kalapa port is considered the most important because it can go from the capital of the kingdom which is called by the name Dayo (in modern language Sunda: Dayeuh which means the capital city) in the tempo of two days. [2] Kingdom of Sunda itself is a continuation of Tarumanagara century in the kingdom to-5 so that the port is estimated to have been there since 5-th century and is the estimated capital Tarumanagara called Sundapura.

In the 12-century, the port is known as the busy port of pepper. Foreign ships that came from China, Japan, South India, and the Middle East is anchored in the harbor is to bring items such as china, coffee, silk, cloth, perfume, horses, wine, and the pigment to be exchanged with spices spice-trade which is the commodity at that time.

European people first came to Jakarta is the Portuguese. In the century-16, Surawisesa, the king of Sunda help the Portuguese in Malacca to establish a stronghold in the Sunda Kelapa as protection from possible attacks that Cirebon akan secede from the Kingdom of Sunda. Efforts to request assistance to the Portuguese Surawisesa in Malacca is enshrined by the person in the story of Sunda pantun seloka Mundinglaya Dikusumah where Surawisesa diselokakan with the name gelarnya namely Mundinglaya. However, before the fort was done, Cirebon Demak assisted directly in the attack. Sundanese people mention this tragedy because the attack is membungihanguskan city harbor and killed many people there, including the Sunda sahbandar port. Determination Jakarta anniversary date of June 22 is based on the tragedy conquest Sunda Kalapa Fatahillah by the year 1527 and change the name of the city into Jayakarta, which means "victory".

The Dutch came to Jayakarta around the end of the century to 16, after a layover in Banten in the year 1596. In the 1619, led by the VOC Jan Pieterszoon Coen menaklukan Jayakarta and then change its name to Batavia. During kolonialisasi Dutch Batavia city developed into a large and important. (See Batavia). For the development of the city, the Netherlands imported more slaves as workers. Most of them come from Bali, Sulawesi, Maluku, the People's Republic of China, and the Malabar coast, India. This is their community and then establish the Jakarta or known as the Betawi people.

On 9 October 1740, there was unrest in Batavia terbunuhnya 5000 with the Chinese people. With the occurrence of this turmoil, many Chinese people who run out of town and make resistance to the Netherlands. With the completion of Koningsplein (Gambir) in the year 1818, Batavia developed to the south. 1910, the Netherlands to build city parks Menteng, and this region into a new place for the Dutch petinggi replace Molenvliet in the north. In the early 20th century, north of Batavia, Koningspein, and Mester Cornelis (Jatinegara) was integrated into a city.

Colonization by Japan starting in the year 1942 and change the name into Batavia Jakarta for engaging people in World War II. The city is also the site of the Independence Proclamation of the Republic of Indonesia on 17 August 1945 and occupied the sovereignty of the Netherlands until 1949.

Since the declared as the capital, Jakarta population very rapidly due to increased labor needs of governance that is almost all concentrated in Jakarta. Within 5 years the population of more than two. Many of the case settlement and the new middle class developed, such as the Kebayoran Baru, Cempaka Putih, Rawamangun, and Pejompongan. Residential centers also performed independently by various ministries and institutions belonging to other countries (known as the prefix "complex").

During the Soekarno, Jakarta perform large development projects, among others Gelora Bung Karno, Istiqlal Mosque, and the National Monument. During this same axis Sudirman-Thamrin start to be developed as the central business district. Center of the first settlement made by the private developer is Pondok Indah (by PT Pembangunan Jaya) at the end of the decade of 1970s in the area of Jakarta Selatan.Laju development of this ever being tried by the governor Ali Sadikin in the early 1970s with the claim as Jakarta "closed city" for immigrants. This policy can not be neglected and run-time during the next governor's leadership. Until now, Jakarta still have to wrestle with the problems that occur due to population density, such as flooding, congestion, lack of equipment and adequate public transportation.

05 Maret 2009

Prambanan Temple

Candi Rara Jonggrang or Lara Jonggrang that is located in the Prambanan Hindu temple complex in Indonesia. This temple is located on the island, approximately 20 km east of Yogyakarta, Surakarta, 40 km west and 120 km south of Semarang, exactly on the border between the provinces of Central Java and Yogyakarta. Rara Jonggrang temple located in the village of Prambanan area divided between Sleman and Klaten districts.

This temple was built around the year 850 BC by one of these two men, namely: Rakai lure, the king of the second Mataram dynasty or I Balitung Most Sambu, during Sanjaya dynasty. Not long after, built, this temple began to be abandoned and damaged.

In the year 1733 BC, this temple is found by CA Lons a berkebangsaan Netherlands, and in the year 1855 BC Izerman start to clean and move some rocks and soil from the temple room. Groneman some time and then perform a large-scale destruction and the temple stones are stacked in haphazard Opak along the river. In the 1902-1903 Van ERP maintain that the collapse-prone. In the years 1918-1926, followed by ancient Jawatan (Oudheidkundige Dienst) in the bottom of the PJ Perquin with a more methodical and systematic, as known to the preceding beribu dismantling and transfer of thousands of miles without thinking about the restoration efforts kembali.Pada year 1926 was extended until the end of De Haan hayatnya in 1930. In the year 1931 was replaced by Ir. V.R. van Romondt until the year 1942 and then submitted to the leadership of the renovation and is the son of Indonesia to continue in 1993

Many parts of the temple is renovated, the new stone, because the original stones are stolen or re-used elsewhere. A temple will be renovated only if at least 75% still have the original stone. Therefore, many small temples, the temple was built not only look back and fondasinya only.

Now, this temple is a protected site by UNESCO starting 1991. Among other things this means that the complex is protected and has a special status, eg also in situations of war.

Prambanan is the largest Hindu temples in Southeast Asia, the main building is high 47m.

This temple complex consists of 8 major temple or shrine, and more than 250 small temples.

Three main temple called Trisakti and Hyang be devoted to the Trinity: the crusher Batara Siwa, Wisnu Batara the affairs and Brahma the Creator Batara.

Siwa Temple in the middle, a four room, one room in each direction of the wind. While the first load an image Batara Siwa as three meters, the other three sculpture-statue of smaller size, the statue Durga, the wife or sakti Batara Siwa, Agastya, teachers, and Ganesa, son.

Durga statue is also known as Rara or Lara / Loro Jongrang (slender virgin) by the local people. To be able to see the full article Loro Jonggrang.

Two other temples Batara be devoted to Vishnu, which is facing to the north and one to be Batara Brahma, facing south. In addition there are several other small temples that are to the calf Nandini, vehicle Batara Siwa, the Angsa, vehicle Batara Brahma, and the Garuda, Vishnu Batara vehicle.

And the relief around the edge twenty temples reflect wiracarita Ramayana. Version described here is different from the Ramayana Kakawin Kuna Java, but similar to the Ramayana story is revealed through the oral tradition. In addition, this temple complex is surrounded by more than 250 temples of varying size and called perwara. In the Prambanan temple complex, there is also a museum store historical objects, including stone god Siwa Lingga, as a symbol kesuburun.

24 Februari 2009

Muara Kuin market float

Market float Muara Kuin Traditional Market is located on the river in the Barito river estuary Kuin, Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan. Traders and buyers use jukung, a boat in Banjar. This market after the start until after the dawn prayer at 07:00 am. Sunrise reflective transaction between the vegetables and the gardens of villages along the river and the Barito river children.

The atmosphere and activities of the market
With panoramanya witness, as if tourists are sightseeing. Jukung-jukung laden with cargo of merchandise vegetables, fruits, fish and all sorts of different needs of households available in the market float. When the sun began to appear gradually also began menyepi market, the traders also began to go to leave the market float to bring the results with satisfaction.

The atmosphere of the market and float the unique characteristic is the thrust of boats large and small buyers find each other and that the seller always berseliweran more shaky here and always played Barito river waves. Market organization does not have a float in the market such as in the mainland, so it does not record how many traders and visitors to the merchant or bersarkan merchandise.

Vendors that sell boating results of the production itself or neighboring hamlet called, while a second hand purchase from the hamlet called for re-sale panyambangan. Keistemewaan this market is still often barter transactions between the traders boating, which is in a language called Banjar bapanduk, something unique and rare.

Tourism potential
Tourism is often seen as a charm fantastik, Banjarmasin like the Venice of the East, as both have the potential of river tourism. But both city and nature different cultural background. In Banjarmasin still found in many rivers throughout the house which is called float lanting house, which is always played in the waves roll.

Kuin area is a type of settlement that is located along the river (Waterfront village) which has several tourist attraction such as nature tourism, cultural tourism and cultural tourism. Life of communities living close to the river market float, edge of the river with the traditional architecture. Downstream mudiknya various traditional boat with a rich cargo of interesting attractions for tourists, and even expected to tour the village to be developed so that it can be in forming the image of tourism promotion of South Kalimantan. Still in the same area that tourists can also visit the Masjid Sultan Riau and Makam Raja Pelalawan, Kembang island, islands and island Bakut surprised. Kuin also in carving craft ornaments for the home Banjar.

17 Februari 2009

Batu Raden

Baturaden is a destination in Banyumas regency, Central Java, Indonesia. Baturaden is located in the northern city of Purwokerto in the south slope of Mount Slamet. Baturaden located on the slopes because the mountains make this area has a cool weather and tends to be very cold especially at night. Baturaden is also an area visited by many local tourists, especially on sunday and national holidays. This condition causes a lot of hotel and villa was established here.

Baturaden could be using private and public vehicles. Distance from the town of Purwokerto about 20 km and is 15 minutes with traffic that is not too dense. If you want to use public transport tourists can ride from the city terminal in Purwokerto and down in the terminal lokawisata Baturaden. If you want more practical travelers can use a taxi. If you decide to use a private vehicle, should be careful because the road is uphill with a slope of about 30 degrees.

Location tour

* Shower Pitu Baturaden
* Shower Telu
* Telaga Sunyi
* Earth Perkemahan
* The Air Panas
* Curug Ceheng
* Wahana Wista Valley Combong
* Combong Valley and War Paint Ball Games

Parks Kaloka Widya Mandala Baturraden or Tourism Education Wanasuka Baturraden a zoo tour as well as a place of education inaugurated by the Head of Regent Regional Level II Banyumas H. Djoko Sudantoko on 17 May 1995. This place never get the achievement Visit Indonesia Decade 1991-2000, Penobatan Anugerah Tour Central Java and Yogyakarta Special Region in Semarang on 23 August 1996.

Kaloka in Taman Widya Mandala Baturraden there are various kinds of animals that come from within and from outside the country such as Australia, Asia and the Netherlands. Such as: Cattle five feet, three feet Goat, Elephant, Beruk (Buing), Irian Farming, python, Kaswari, monkey, Landak, Iguana, Cendrawasih, bats, Kate Ayam, Ayam Mutiara, Orang Utan, Elang Bondol, Rusa.Di this place is also the Museum Animal rare, such as Sumatra tiger, bear Honey, Macan and limb. http://www.baturraden.com/ in to see more information about baturraden Batu Raden is the beauty that radiate from the slopes of Mount Slamet. Location of the tour is only about 15 km from the town of Purwokerto, Central Java, this not only save the pretty panorama of nature, but also stories about people Raden Kamandaka, or Lutung Kasarung familiar enough that people in Indonesia.



Sources said that about Batur is Lontar Kesmu gods. Lontar Usana Bali and Raja Purana Lontar Batur. Pura Batur mentioned that already have master Kuturan time since the X century until the beginning of XI century. Areal extent and number of pelinggih-pelinggih it is estimated that Penyiwi Pura Batur is the kings who rule in Bali, as well as a Kahyangan Jagat. Pura Batur at the Dewi Danu diistanakan is mentioned in the Lontar Usana Bali translated as follows:

Is Ceritera, occurs in Marga Sari (months to V) the Kresna Force (Tilem) have Betara Pasupati in India are moving Puncak Gunung Most are divided into two, held hands with the left and right and brought to Bali is used as the Son he is sthana Betara Putrajaya (Maha Dewa Hyang) and the top of the mountain that brought the left into the hands of Mount Batur as sthana Betari Danuh, both as it is ulunya island of Bali. Both the Mount is a symbol of this element and Purusa Pradana from Sang Hyang Widhi. Pura Batur is a Hindu place of worship in all people, especially Bali Bali Central, North East and seeking safety in the area of rice field. So that at the time of Puja falls on the trustee to Purnamaning X (kedasa) all the people especially in the all Kelian subak, sedahan-sedahan come to Pura Batur menghaturkan "Suwinih". Likewise in case of disaster pests.

Identification and appeal

Name tourism area Batur is adjusted with the potential of the Mount Batur and Lake Batur. Pura Batur name comes from the name of Mount Batur is one of the Pura Sad Kahyangan in emong by the Village of Batur. Before meletusnya Mount Batur in the year 1917, Pura Batur is located at the foot of Mount Batur Barat Daya.

Due to damage caused by this eruption of Mount Batur, with the Pura Batur villagers moved in place now. Remains of the frozen lava black, vertical tower of Mount Batur, Lake Batur shady turn, is an attraction for every visitor. From Penelokan can look blue Lake Batur and foam-foam waves aside accompany the driver when the boat serves tourists and passengers in every public crossing Kedisan from the Village to Village Trunyan. The fishermen also busy coloring in the fish of Lake Batur fish mujair a result tangkapannya selling in the market in the City of Bangli, Bangli is known so that in the sate mujairnya which is the typical food Bangli regency.


Tourism Regions Batur Batur located in the Village, Kintamani District Sub Regional Level II Bangli. Tourism Regions Batur is located at an altitude of 900 m above the sea surface temperature with air cooling in the packed lunch ahri and cold at night. To reach this location from the capital of Bangli distance 23 km. Tourism can be a vehicle, because the location is the city of Singaraja and Bangli. While the route object, the Tourism Regions Tourism with Batur and Besakih Tampaksiring.


Tourism in the area where parking is available Batur, restaurants, dining, lodging, toilet, school, and the stall-stall snacks and drinks. Public transport facilities and transport crossing also available.


Batur tourism area visited by many foreign tourists and the archipelago. Visit the most prominent of August, in December, while welcoming the New Year and New Year atmosphere. Similarly, on the day-to-day Raya Galungan, Idul Fitri and Christmas, Hari Raya, and often visited by guests from both countries central and guests from abroad.