Indonesia in Pictures
Making people know more about Indonesia by using pictures.
Crosspost from http://pinterest.com/crimsonsnow/indonesia/
Indonesia in Pictures
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Brilliant design! Never really understood the square one…

I don’t quite understand? Design-wise it is nice, usability-wise?
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Anak Krakatau (Child of Krakatoa) Volcano, West Java, is an island volcano emerged in the remnant of Krakatoa after the infamous explosion.
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Pictured is an annual event held in Taru Jurug Animal Park, Surakarta, Central Java. The main event is Grebeg Syawal with larung agung Jaka Tingkir (holy floating) picturing the founder of the Sultanate of Pajang sailing through Bengawan Solo (Solo River). In his way of coming back to his hometown, Demak, after studying under Ki Ageng Banyubiru, his raft was being attacked by a herd of crocodile monster. He defeated the monsters, even make them help pushing the raft.Nearby: Sukuh Temple
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Sasando is harp-like traditional music string instrument native of Rote island of East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Derived from “sasandu”, “vibrating” in Rote dialect, sasando is made from bamboo tube as frame, wood as wedges, and dried lontar (palmyra leaf) as resonator.
Legend told that sasando is made because of the beautiful music played inside Rote Islander Sangguana’s dream which is so enchanting, after waking up he tried to recreate the sounds by making music instrument based on his dream.
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Nyepi is a 6-a.m.-until-6-a.m. Hindunese “Day of Silence” that is commemorated every Isaawarsa (Saka new year). Nyepi is a day reserved for self-reflection with no lighting fires, no working, no entertainment or pleasure, no traveling, and for some, no talking or eating at all.The effect of these prohibitions is that the streets, stores, even the airport in Bali, the province with majority of Hindunese, will be empty and closed.
The only people to be seen outdoors are the Pecalang, traditional security men who patrol the streets to ensure the prohibitions are being followed.
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Galungan is a Balinese holiday marking the marking the time when the ancestral spirits defied ancestors visit the Earth with the last day, Kuningan, when they return. From that origin is the name ‘Galungan’, Old Javanese word means win in fight.The date is calculated according to the 210-day Balinese calendar, resulting in different date each year.
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Tenun ikat, Ikat, or Ikkat, is a dyeing technique used to pattern textiles that employs a resist dyeing process similar to tie-dye on either the warp or weft fibres.Ikat technique is widely used in Indonesia, with Toraja, Sintang, Jepara, etc. as famous producers. Gringsing cloth with double Ikat, where both warp and the weft are resist-dyed prior to stringing on the loom, is produced in Tenganan, Karangasem, Bali.
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Ular (Snake) Island is a small island in the vicinity of Sumbawa Island. The titular animals hunt for food in the sea and then take a rest in the rock crevice or just hanging out on the cliff.The myth is that you can’t take the snakes out from the island or misfortune will befall.Nearby: Sanggigi and Lakey Beach, Komodo and Rinca Island, Mount Rinjani
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Badiu Badiu Batuang or bamboo cannon is usually played by children while waiting for fasting break in Manggopoh village, Agam, West Sumatera. Widely played all-over Indonesia in fasting month, bamboo cannon thunderous sound can also indicated that the break time is almost come.
Armed by home made cannon made from 2-meter-long bamboo with carbide as fuel, children are competing for the loudest cannon in the village.