Indonesia is well known as a country rich in tradition and cultural customs that have been handed down for centuries, from generation to generation. Despite rapidly changing times, many traditions remain unchanged, strongly rooted to an age-old culture. One such example can be found in Pelalawan, a District in the Riau Province, which has as district capital Pangkalan Kerinci. Communities in this
Visiting Jailolo City in the district of West Halmahera in the province of North Maluku is bound to get your head nodding and your fingers and feet tapping. Indonesians, in general, are a musical people, and the residents of Jailolo have no qualm in showing it. Numerous becak motor crisscross the streets, each blasting the tune of whatever suits his preference or mood for the day.
Set in the heart of the Tabanan Regency in Bali, the Jatiluwih rice fields have been named a UNESCO Cultural Landscape, part of Bali’s Subak System. The vast expanses of terraced, green rice paddies are stepped along an entire mountain, from its peak to where its foot meets the sea. The fields that make up this area have adopted the traditional Subak irrigation system – a method that h
Indonesia's rich cultural diversity is also reflected in the various methods for body treatment used across the archipelago. Although the country's modern spa scene offers a wide range of techniques and technology catering to the needs of a healthy body, nonetheless, age old potions and ancient methods of Indonesian traditional spa offer their own appeal
Handed down for generations, some of Indonesian authentic traditional spa treatments are still practiced until today and have made their way into the modern spa and wellness scene alongside other popular methods around the world.
Just a short ferry ride away from the romantic island of Bali, the Banyuwangi Regency situated at the eastern tip of Java Island facing Bali, is a land blessed not only with fascinating natural wonders but also with a captivating culture. While the vivacious Gandrung Dance may be the most popular throughout the regency, there is another unique cultural feature of Banyuwangi, whic
For fine dining with an artistic and nostalgic atmosphere, your best choice must be The Tugu Kunstkring Paleis – the Art Circle Palace - , located on Jalan Teuku Umar no.1, Jakarta. This is a well preserved and renovated heritage building, that since 17 April 1914 housed the original Kunstkring, the Art Circle during Dutch colonial days. Later, the building became for man
Aside from the many original ethnic Betawi dishes that are still popular and easily available in many restaurants such as soto betawi, nasi uduk, gado-gado, there are still a number that have become rather rare. But it is interesting to add these to the menu. These are:
This dish used to be an inseparable part of traditional events known as nyorog such as at birt
During the harvest season, young men and women of the Rejang ethnic group in the Rejang Lebong Regency,in Bengkulu Province gather to perform a traditional dance. The dance, called the Kejei Dance, must be performed in odd number of pairs by men and women, in 5, 7, or 9 pairs. For the Rejang, the Kejei Dance is considered sacred although it features quite simple chore
When driving through the countryside of Sumba island in the East Nusa Tenggara province, you will be amazed by the numerous large stone constructions that you see along the way. They are in fields along the road, in front of houses, in front of government offices or open fields, on hilltops to the shores. These are, in fact, tombs, megalithic mon