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Kutai Sultan Palace (Mulawarman Museum) East Kalimantan

Overview Kutai Sultan Palace is situated in Tenggarong, the capital city of Kutai Kartanegara district. After the Kutai Sultanate government ends in 1960, its 2,270 m2 palace was then occupied by Sultan A.M. Parikesit until 1971. The Palace was then handed over to the East Kalimantan provisional government on 25 November 1971.On 18 February 1976, the provincial government then handed over the Palace to ...

Pampang Cultural Park East Kalimantan

Overview Pampang Cultural Park is a cultural site to see when traveling to East Kalimantan. Dayak Kenyah tribe live in this area after their migration in 1967 from their original hometown of Apokayan in Malinau district, East Kalimantan.â They left their village to stay near urban areas, so that they could obtain education and fulfill their basic needs. At present, not less than 800 members of Da ...

The Museum of North Sulawesi Province North Sulawesi

Overview This museum was built so as to document everything related with local culture, history and arts in North Sulawesi Province. Therefore, this museum has a complete collection of 10 categories e.g., geology, biology, ethnography, archeology, history, numismatics, philology, ceramology, arts and technology. This state-own museum was officially opened on 9 January 1991 and up to now, it has collect ...

Waruga Sawangan North Sulawesi

Overview Waruga are stone sarcophagi used by the Minahasa tribes to place their dead in a squatting position. The Waruga park is located in the village of Sawangan, and at the Airmadidi sub-district, some 40 kilometers from Manado. Based on local belief, these graves are made of carved stone that are shaped like a house, a tradition kept since 1600AD. The graves vary, depending on the profession or social status of the person buried.&nb ...

Ban Hin Kiong Temple North Sulawesi

Overview The beautifully designed Ban Hin Kiong Temple in the heart of Manado’s China Town is 335 years old and is the oldest Chinese temple built here during the Qing Dynasty era in China (1644-1911). It is a house of worship for the Tridharma followers from Manado and the region. The name Ban Hin Kiong consists of three words, Ban meaning “plenty”, Hin meaning “abu ...

Watu Pinawetengan North Sulawesi

Overview Watu Pinawetengan is an interesting megalithic stone because of its unique form and scripts. It is located in Tompaso sub-district, at the foot of Mount Soputan, Minahasa, or some 60 kilometers from Manado. According to Minahasa history and archaeological research, this stone is the place where the ancestors first divided up the land among nine sub-ethnics in Minahasa. This stone is fou ...

Woloan Village: Industry in Knock Down Traditional Minahasa Houses North Sulawesi

Overview Some 3 km from west from the town of Tomohon, or about 28 km from Manado is the village called Woloan, which has become famous for its industry in traditional knock-down houses that can be transported and re-assembled anywhere in the world. These are not dolls houses or souvenirs, these are actual houses to live in.Orders have arrived from as far away as Argentina, Norway, Poland, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines and t ...

Bada Valley, Sulawesi’s Mystifying Prehistoric Statues Central Sulawesi

Overview The Bada Valley or Napu Valley, as it is sometimes called, is located in the District of Poso in Central Sulawesi, and is part of the Lore Lindu National Park. The valley is particularly prized for the beauty of its natural environment – a scenic expanse of rice paddies and green plains, engraved with small streams, and surrounded by soft rolling hills which give way to dense forests and ...

Tana Toraja, Land of Heavenly Kings South Sulawesi

Overview Safely protected beyond the lofty mountains and rugged granite cliffs of the central highlands of the island of Sulawesi, are the Toraja people who live in valleys that are lush with green rice terraces and fertile coffee plantations.   “Discovered” and opened to the world from their long isolation only since the beginning of the last century, the Toraja today still adhere to their age-old beliefs, rituals and traditions ...

Makassar, Historic Port for Spices and Sailing Ships South Sulawesi

Overview Formerly called Ujung Pandang, the city of Makassar is the largest city in east Indonesia. Capital of South Sulawesi, Makassar enjoys a central location in the Indonesian archipelago and today Makassar is Indonesia’s busy air hub, connecting Sumatra, Java, Bali and Kalimantan in the west with Sulawesi, the Moluccas and Papua in the east.    In fact,  ever s ...

Fort Rotterdam and the I La Galigo Museum within: History of South Sulawesi South Sulawesi

Overview Standing majestically at the western coast of Makassar, Fort Rotterdam is recognized as the city’s most iconic landmark. With historical traces dating back to the Kingom of Gowa from the 16thth century to colonization by the Dutch, this Fort has silently witnessed many episodes in Makassar’s history, playing a most essential role in its development. Its magnificence and authenticity has always captivated those who set eyes on it. A journalist from New ...

Visit into the Cave Cemetery of Toraja at Londa South Sulawesi

Overview “On the walls of a steep hill, coffins hang from cracks in the rocky face.Lifelike wooden sculptures or effigies complete with clothes, stand in neat rows in cracks hollowed out inthe cliff faces, very much like the windows & balconies of a house. These represent the dead who are buried there.Not far from this hanging grave hides a burial cave many hundreds of years ol ...

Patimburak Old Mosque West Papua

Overview Patimburak Old Mosque was built during the Portuguese colonial era i.e., in 1870 by Imam Abuhari Kilian. Despite many renovations, this mosque is still standing strong and used as a worship house for Moslems in Patimburak village. It has unique architecture as it is a combination of a church and mosque with the same square form.

Japanese Army Fortress West Papua

Overview This Japanese fortress is located in Kokas city center, Kokas district, Fak-Fak, West Papua. This fortress is one of the Japanese fortresses during World War II. It was build by making a cave under a hill by a beach side. In this fortress, there are three gates and a bunker connected by the 138 meter long cave.

Ancient Sites of Kokas West Papua

Overview Ancient Sites of Kokas are remains of pre-history sites where you can find drawings on canyons. These drawings show palms and animals which are still clear until now. These drawings on canyons locally known as Tapuraran, were made using natural materials in red color, similar to human blood. Therefore, the local community often calls them blood paintings. In several parts, you can find human bo ...

The Island of Morotai: General Douglas MacArthur’s Air and Naval Base during World War II Maluku

Overview Locals who still remember World War II would tell visitors that back in 1944-145 Morotai was a hive of military activities with tens of sorties roaring daily from aircrafts taking off and landing at airstrips along Daruba Bay,endless stamping of thousands of military boots marching across the island, and navy ships anchoring daily carrying supplies and reinforcement.  For Morotai back then ...

Pura Besakih, the revered Mother Temple of Bali Bali

Overview Facing Mt. Agung’s highest peak, believed to be the abode of the gods, and located at an altitude of 900 meters, Pura Besakih is built in the village of Besakih, in the eastern part of Bali. The name Besakih comes from the word “Basuki”, derived from the word “Wasuki” which means Salvation in the classical Sanskrit language. Whereas, in the Samudramanthana mythology, the same name “Besuki” in fact refers to the Drag ...

Pura Agung Pulaki and the enchanting temples of North Bali’s Pemuteran Coast Bali

Overview Aside from the spectacular underwater splendors off its coastline and around the nearby Menjangan Island, the serene little village of Pemuteran is also surrounded by Balinese distinct cultural charm which radiates from the beautiful temples that lie in some of the most dramatic natural settings. Among the most notable are the Pura Agung Pulaki, Pura Pabean, and Pura Melanting. ...

Impressive Pura Kehen in Bangli, on the road to Kintamani Bali

Overview Travelling from the southern lowlying coasts of Bali up the mountainous region of Kintamani overlooking spectacular Mount and Lake Batur, one passes the town of Bangli. Once a very important town in the kingdom of Bangli,  today Bangli is a quiet town that comes alive only on busy market days and temple ceremonies, when people from surrounding areas converge in the town&rsq ...

Traditional Village of Compang Ruteng East Nusa Tenggara

Overview A compang is a stone altar usually found in the yards of traditional homes of the Manggarai community.  The Compang is the center of traditional ceremonies, among which is  the penti, a ceremony to thank God for a bountiful harvest.  Water buffalos and cows are tied to this Compang to be subsequently sacrificed. The Compang Ruteng is located in the center of the Ruteng Pu’u ...