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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Discovery Komodo Island ( The Real Dragon )

Komodo Island is located in Nusa Tenggara islands. Komodo Island is known as a habitat for native animals dragons. The island is also the Komodo National Park. Komodo Island is located to the west of the island of Sumbawa, which are separated by Sape Strait, including the District of Komodo, West Manggarai regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. Komodo Island is the westernmost tip of East Nusa Tenggara province, bordering the province of West Nusa Tenggara.

Komodo Island, where dragons animals live and breed well. Until August 2009, on the island there are about 1300 individuals dragons. Coupled with the other islands, such as the island of Rinca and Gili Motang, the amount totaled about 2500 tails. estimated at around 100 individuals dragons in Wae Wuul Nature Reserve on the mainland island of Flores, but not including the Komodo National Park.

Besides Komodo, this island also store a variety of exotic flora, trees Sepang wood by local people used as medicine and dye clothes, nitak tree (Sterculia oblongata) is believed to be useful as a drug and tasty and good seeds like peas

Komodo Island is very impressive, explore the exotic islands, dive into the blue sea, and bathed in sunshine while looking at the traces of past life are preserved and will become part of the diverse beauty of Indonesia.



Komodo National Park
Includes the island of Komodo, Rinca and Padar, plus other islands covering an area of 1,817 square is the original habitat of the Komodo dragon.
Komodo National Park was established in 1980 to protect the health of dragons. Not only rare animals, the Park also to protect a wide variety of plants and animals, including marine animals.
UNESCO recognized as a World Heritage Site in 1986. Together with two other large islands, namely Pulau Rinca and Padar, Komodo and some smaller surrounding islands continue to be maintained as the original habitat reptile, dubbed the "Komodo".


History of Komodo
Komodo dragon dubbed or Varanus komodoensis or local name "Ora", giant lizards, according to a story first published in 1912 in a national daily the Dutch East Indies. Peter A. Ouwens, director of the Zoological Museum in Bogor is one who has introduced to the world through his paper dragons that. Since then, expeditions and research on this rare species continue to be done, even reportedly inspired the film KingKong in 1933. Recognizing the need for protection against the dragon in the center of human activity on the natural habitat, in 1915 the Dutch government issued a ban on the hunting and killing of dragons.



Komodo Island entered 28 finalists selected by a panel of experts from 77 nominations. Previously there were 261 locations in the world who is nominated to be one of the seven wonders of the world.
Komodo Island, Indonesia is a mainstay in the event the New7Wonders of Nature has advantages compared to other locations, especially if not dragons, endangered species are believed to be "the last dinosaur on earth '.
The campaign is expected to increase knowledge about the natural world, not only in our environment but also worldwide. and is dedicated to future generations.

Komodo known by the scientific name of the species of Varanus is the largest lizard in the world who live on the island of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang, and Gili Dasami in Nusa Tenggara. By the locals, dragons often called Ora.
Including family members Varanidae lizards, and klad Toxicofera, dragons are the largest lizards in the world, with an average length of 2-3 m. Large size is associated with symptoms of island gigantism, the tendency for body meraksasanya certain animals that live on a small island linked to the absence of carnivorous mammals on the island where dragons live, and metabolic rate are small dragons. Because of his body, lizards occupying a top predator that dominates the ecosystem in which they live.

Komodo 1910. Her body was found in a great and terrible reputation make them popular zoo. Dragons in the wild habitat has shrunk and therefore IUCN incorporate dragons as a species vulnerable to extinction. Lizard They are protected under Indonesian law and a national park was established to protect them.


Actually appeal KNP not solely by the mere presence of Komodo. As I quoted from the official website of the Ministry of Forestry, which manages the site's Komodo National Park, panoramic underwater views of the savannah and the attraction of potential supporters. Marine tourism for example, fishing, snorkeling, diving, canoeing, boating. While on land, nature tourism potential that can be done is a wildlife observation, hiking, and camping. Visit the Komodo National Park and enjoy the natural scenery is very charming an experience that will never be forgotten.

Wonderful Trip to Green Canyon Indonesia

If you feel too far away to visit the Grand Canyon in the USA there, now you do not need to be too disappointed again. Indonesia was also owns the Green Canyon itself is no less beautiful. Actually, this place has the original name ie Cukang Taneuh. Green Canyon own name was popularized by a French citizen in 1993. While Cukang Taneuh has the meaning that the land bridge. That's because over the valley and ravine Green Canyon there is a bridge of land used by farmers around there to get their garden.


Green Canyon Indonesia is located in the village Kertayasa, District Cijulang, Ciamis, West Java. From Kudat town itself is about 130 km or if from Pangandaran is about 31 km. Near this attraction are attractions Batukaras and Nusawiru Intl.

This amazing attraction is actually a flow of rivers that pass through the cave Cijulang filled with beauty and charm stalaktif stalakmitnya. In addition, this area is also flanked by two hills, also with many rocks and a grove of trees. Everything was formed as a natural painting so unique and so challenging to discover.



To reach this location tourists have departed from the dock Ciseureuh. Then traveled by boat outboard or paddle is widely available there. The distance between the dock with the location of Green Canyon about 3km, which can be reached within 30-45 minutes. Along the way we will pass the river with green colored water Tosca. Perhaps this is where the name of the Green Canyon derived.

Once seen rapids with a narrow groove that difficult to pass by boat means it's up in the mouth of Green Canyon, where the water is very clear bluish. This is where the beauty of early surf adventure attraction begins. From here tourists can go on to the top with a swim or creeping on the edge of the stone. Provided tires and buoys for those who choose to swim. Although the need to take this way, the trip is fully guaranteed safe. Even for children 6 years and over safe enough to down the river flow by using tires and guided by the owner of the rented boat.



The journey will continue to be in the basin steep walls on either side of the river flow. Walls to present its own beauty, the most unique shaped like a cave whose roof had collapsed. Also in the top several times visitors will pass through the stalactites are still flowing ground water droplets. After a few hundred meters of swimming, it would seem some small waterfall on the left and right are so charming. If you continue to swim, visitors will arrive at the end of the road, where there are many caves inhabited by bats.

The flow of the river flow is quite long, so that visitors can swim it up while following the flow of the waterfall. In addition to beautiful views over the water surface, the Green Canyon will be a separate heaven for those who like diving. Stay bring some diving equipment, stunning scenery basins in the water waiting to be explored and enjoyed, complete with a variety of fish that swim to and fro in the bottom base. For those who like to challenge the adrenaline, can jump from a large rock with a height of 5m to the bottom of the base.


For those of you who really want to enjoy the beauty of the Green Canyon attraction should be familiar with the seasons. Because the best time to enjoy keindahaan this attraction is a few moments after entering the dry season. Because if the rainy season, it is feared torrential river and the water color will be brown.



Before you decide to go to the Green Canyon, you should first prepare enough cash. Because, there tidakada bank or ATM. For ATM, venue and accommodation facilities are complete you can get in Pangandaran.

For access to boating, there is available a fleet of boats that quite a lot. There are about 100 boats that can take you to browse this attraction. On each boat will be equipped with an interpreter and stone duty to guide you on the way.

Itineraries must be taken to get the Green Canyon namely:

From Jakarta and Bandung,

You can follow These Directions to Central Java with through-Ciamis Lake City Cities Banjar- Pangandaran.

Of JAVA and JAVA MIDDLE EAST,

To EAST JAVA you can head Direction CENTRAL JAVA first, then proceed to take the path to West Java by following the path Direction (Purworejo-Kebumen-Wangon-Banjar- Pangandaran-Ciamis).



For those of you who use public transportation, of course, do not bother to think about the route. Because the driver will take you direct to Pangandaran (Green Canyon). But to note that where you Stay there, you can choose a lodging located in hotels are available plenty in Pangandaran or can also stay in a tourist attraction Batukaras very close to the Green Canyon. (for hotel information data you can see the list of the available hotels at this site).



Enjoy Long Vacation with Your Family, Visit and Enjoy Potential Attractions another Ciamis Regency, which is no less interesting to the Green Canyon.

Admission attractions Cukang Taneuh (GREEN CANYON)
  • Tickets Boat Rp.125.000, -
  • 1 boat contents max capacity 6 people,
  • toddlers commencing 1 person
  • open daily from 08:00 to 17:00 hours
  • Friday open from 13:00

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Trip to Kawah Putih ( White Crater )


Kawah Putih tourist attractions in Bandung is the most famous. Located in Ciwidey, West Java, approximately 50 KM south of the city of Bandung, Kawah Putih is a lake formed as a result of the eruption Patuha. True to its name, the land in this region as a result of mixing white elemental sulfur. In addition to the white soil, water lake Kawah Putih area also has a greenish white color and can change color according to the sulfur content contained, temperature, and weather.


Kawah Putih Ciwidey in a mountainous region which has an altitude of more than 2,400 meters above sea level. With the altitude, the air temperature in the Kawah Putih of course cold with a temperature of 8 degrees Celsius to 22 degrees Celsius, therefore, do not forget to bring a jacket or wear thick clothing.

In addition to its beauty by the tourists, Kawah Putih Ciwidey also often the place of other activities, such as shooting the film, painting, wedding photos, up to climbing and horse riding activities.


History of Kawah Putih

The story of Kawah Putih began in the 10th century where there was a terrific explosion by Patuha. After this eruption, many people assume that this location is haunted region because each bird flew past the region will die.


Over time, the confidence of the haunted this place began to fade, until finally in 1837 there was a botanist with German nationality came to this area to do some research. Researcher named Dr. Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn is very interested in the desolate mountain region which is not even a bird on it so he went around the village to look for information. At that time, all the information he got was that the kasawan haunted and inhabited by spirits.




For Dr. Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn, the local public statement does not make sense. Because not believe these stories, he went into the jungle to find out what was there. Long story short, eventually Dr. Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn managed to reach the top of the mountain, and from there he saw where a beautiful lake is white with a pungent sulfur smell.

Since then, the existence of Kawah Putih Ciwidey became famous and started from 1987, the government develop this area as a tourist spot that offers a unique experience to see the lake that can change color.

Ways to Kawah Putih

Kawah Putih is located at Jalan Raya Soreang Ciwidey KM 25 is located not far from the tourist attractions Situ Patenggang and can be reached easily if you bring your own vehicle because there are many signposts. From Jakarta, you only need to use the toll lanes Cipularang and exit through the toll booth Kopo. From there you have to go to Soreang and drive to the south Ciwidey.

When using public transportation, you can ride public transportation from the terminal Leuwi length leading to the terminal Ciwidey. From the terminal Ciwidey, you can use public transportation to the Situ and down in front of the gate Kawah Putih.

Facilities at Kawah Putih

Because it has been developed as a tourist area, Kawah Putih have traveled the convenience of supporting facilities are adequate, namely:
  • Large parking area
  • Mosque
  • Transportation from the front gate to the crater
  • Information center
  • Restaurants and food stalls
  • Toilet


The price of admission Kawah Putih Ciwidey

The price of admission Kawah Putih on weekdays and holidays and weekends are the same, namely 15,000 rupiah per person, while the rate of vehicles is as follows:

Parking on (car): 150,000 Rupiah
Parking on (motor): 35,000 Rupiah
Ontang annting: 13,000 Rupiah
Underground parking (car): 6,000 Rupiah
Underground parking (motor): 5,000 Rupiah
Underground parking (bus): 25,000 Rupiah
The meaning of the above parking is bring your vehicle to the location of the crater, the bus can not park at the top. The purpose of the underground parking is to park your vehicle at the entrance and then you can ride ontang hoop to get to the crater.

What it ontang-anting? Ontang earring comes from Sundanese language meaning 'fro' and is a term for a typical vehicle Ciwidey Kawah Putih. This vehicle is in the form of a mini bus that has been modified to be open and equipped with safety. Maximum capacity for 1 ontang-anting is 12 people, but do not worry do not get a place because there are many ontang anting operating in this region.


Take a Vacation in Raja Ampat Papua

Review this paradise on the east side of Indonesia in an article is not endless. Natural wealth, location, and incredible natural potential, always make admiration for anyone who saw it. Moreover, the associate directly with nature in this region of Eastern Indonesia. In fact, for me that is just reviewing them in this short article was Raja Ampat dazzling fantasy world unlike me.

Raja Ampat is one of 14 districts in the province of West Papua. Raja Ampat which has more than 610 islands and four large islands, namely the island Waigeo, Misool, Salawati, and Batanta Island, is composed of 17 districts. Located in the heart of the Coral Triangle (the coral triangle) between the islands of the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, and the Pacific islands such as Fiji and the Solomon and northern Australia, Raja Ampat into one location with the natural wealth of the richest in the world under the sea.


In a survey of The Nature Conservancy, a leading international conservation organization that has a soil and water protection programs that are ecologically important for natural and man, it is said that Raja Ampat has a number of coral diversity reaches more than 553 (75% of all known coral species in worldwide) and more than 1,320 species of fish. The area is also one of the most important habitat for the leatherback turtle or turtle (Dermochelys coriacea).



The strong appeal of Raja Ampat the preservation of diversity The maritim evidenced by National Geographic Traveler survey online through a questionnaire in March-April 2009. The survey results were published in National Geographic Traveler 3 edition Vol 1 2009 where Raja Ampat is ranked first in the category 'Diving location location Based Sustainability '.

Table Rating Based Sustainability Location Location Diving

LocationScore
1Kep. Raja Ampat4.35
2Komodo, Rinca4.24
3Wakatobi4.21
4Tulamben3.98
5Nusa Penida, Lembongan3.95
6Menjangan, Bali Barat3.92
7Kep. Bunaken, Manado3.90
8Selat Lembeh, Bitung3.74
9Derawan, Kalimatan3.63

In a fairly wide area coverage, Raja Ampat has several dive sites are quite attractive and quite facilitated with adequate access. The dive sites are located mostly near Waiwo (about 10 minutes away by speedboat [speedboat] of Waisai, Raja Ampat Regency / City). Some of these places include Kri Island, Sardine Reef, The Passage, Fam Island, Misool, and the Gulf Kabui.



Actually, the development of new infrastructure in this area began to increase in 2003, after the Raja Ampat inaugurated on May 9, 2003. Since 2003, the development of this area as a tourist area began rapidly. Many entrepreneurs who then began to invest to make the resort and diving services in this area. However, it is unfortunate that most of the entrepreneurs come from outside Indonesia. Similarly, when seen from the number of visits to this area. Of the approximately 7,000 tourists who come to Raja Ampat in 2010, only about 200 tourists in the country.



It happened due to several factors, which are generally handcuff domestic tourists, namely about the high cost, difficulty of access, and the mindset of those who tend to still choose traveled outside Indonesia since seen more prestige both tinimbang only to objects that exist in the archipelago. In addition to the access is quite difficult because to do several times a transit flight and followed by a fast boat, indeed when viewed from the nominal issued towards Raja Ampat, the numbers are far above the cost of the person (Indonesia) to spend to go to some Asian countries such as China , Macau, Thailand, Vietnam and some other Asian countries. For comparative information, that the average package tours provided to tour here in 7 to 12 days is approximately € 1.600 - € 3.200 per person. Meanwhile, if we choose both to Macau or Thailand for example, we only costs around € 600 - € 800 per person. High rate for domestic tourists, is not it?


Once we know the range of costs for travel to Raja Ampat, we would need to know the picture of the access to the area of Raja Ampat, following the route is a little information:

Flights from Jakarta to Sorong, via Manado (about 6 hours). There are daily flight schedule, with flights: Silk Air, Garuda Indonesia, Pelita Air and Merpati;
To get to the dive site, you can contact the organizers of professional diving in Sorong;
Before heading to the dive site, you need to apply for a permit to the local police station. Files that are required are 3 copies of identity (passport with visas for overseas travelers Indonesia);
From Sorong, you can choose two types of vessel namely Speed Boat (40 minutes - 1 hour drive, with a capacity of 15 passengers); Long Boat (2-3 hour drive with a capacity of 10 persons). Ships can also be rented exclusively when you bring the group.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Story of Bali ( Pulau Dewata )

Tourist attractions in Bali are worth the visit, there will definitely be in your mind if you plan to vacation in the island of the gods. Surely you would seek from many sources, both from the internet, magazines, brochures or references from friends and family, about the tourism objects in Bali in accordance with your wishes and expectations.

Tourist Attractions in Bali

Of course, with armed of all the references that you get, you certainly will know what you will be looking for a holiday in Bali.

Island of the gods has a reputation, becoming one of the interesting sites in the region. The island of gods able to attract domestic tourists, and foreign countries, amounting to one million in a year. Quite a lot of the course will be of much help in increasing foreign exchange earnings.

The development of tourism in the island of the gods, making more and more investment in the tourism industry, such as the hospitality industry, handicraft industry and many others. All of the tourism industry, offering comfort, services or products to the tourists.

In addition to the hospitality industry, adventure tourism industry is now better known by the name of Bali adventure, is growing rapidly. So much interest from domestic or foreign tourists who want to try Bali water sport besides visiting tourist attractions in Bali interesting. Because of this, many investors invest their capital, to make adventure tourism facilities which attracted many tourists.

The amount of visits to the island of the gods, caused by many things. One of them is a tourist attraction in Bali. For traveled place of interest in the island of the gods. Then you will need a means of transportations, either by car or by bike.

We provide cheap car rental Bali and Bali limousine for your holiday on the island of gods. Besides, we also provide car rental with driver, if you want comfort in your holiday, without having to think about the breakdown of the road and look for a parking spot. Our driver was very familiar with the objects of tourism in the island of gods. So by renting a car with a driver, you will not get lost and not waste your time in vain on the road.

Tourist Attractions in Bali Interesting

In the pages of this tourist attractions in Bali, I will describe to you. Name of tourism in Bali and you should visit with family or with friends. I will summarize in outline, according to the name of the tourist attractions in Bali. Hopefully this article tourist attractions in Bali this can help you determine the choice of attractions in Bali that you want to visit.


List of Tourist Attractions in Bali

  • Kuta Beach

Kuta, very well known to many countries, perhaps readers are familiar sights in Bali. Because so famous Kuta tourist attractions, is the most wisatawa kunjugan domestic and foreign. It is highly utilized by local and foreign investors to invest their capital in building a hotel, restaurant or shopping mall.

Tourist Attractions in Bali Kuta

Tourist attractions in Bali Kuta, many hotels offer cheap and luxury hotels for you to stay, of course, on your own choice. Traffic congestion has become commonplace in Kuta and sometimes make travelers feel less comfortable in driving a vehicle. We advise the reader to use the services of car rental and driver in Bali. So you can fully enjoy the trip, without having to think about congestion on the roads. We provide car rental Bali as rental All New Toyota Avanza, Toyota Alphard rental in Bali, for your holiday with family and friends.

Tourist Attractions in Bali Kuta Favorites Travelers


In addition to hotels and restaurants, tourist Kuta Bali also provide evening entertainment such as discos and nightclubs. If readers really like the nightlife, the Kuta tourist spot is the perfect place for you. Usually every Thursday there will be a ladies night, so the girl is allowed to enter without entrance fee.

In addition Kuta beach offers very good waves for surfing. On the side of the beach there are so many surfboard rental services and also offers courses for surfing. Regarding surfboard rental prices vary widely and get yourself your first bid.



Of course many people have to know attractions of Kuta Bali, and very familiar to search for the location, but it does not hurt us give you a map of directions to locate the tourist attractions of Kuta Bali, in case you need directions to Kuta beach from your current location.

For those of you who need directions, please click on this link, View Map Directions to Kuta Bali. You will be directed to Google maps and Google maps on the website, there is a column A and Column B. Fill in column A with the name of the place when you are and press the blue button that says "Get Directions".

  • Sanur Beach 
    Sanur as interesting tourist attractions in Bali, already well known from the first, since the construction of the first five-star hotel in Bali, named Bali Beach Hotel which is currently named Inna Grand Bali Beach Hotel. Tourist attractions Sanur, became one pilhan of domestic or foreign tourists, in addition to the tourist attractions of Kuta and Jimbaran tourist attractions.
      Currently in Sanur tourist attractions are many five-star hotel, the price is relatively equivalent to interesting places in Bali others. One of the famous beaches of Sanur tourist spot, named beach sunrise.

      The beach is called sunrise because, the beach is always offers a beautiful view of the sunrise. Every morning around 5:30, if you come to the beach sunrise, you will see a lot of tourists are waiting for sunrise.
          Sanur beach sand is white and shallow sea water. In addition, you will see many traditional fishing boats lined up on the beach and boats have an interesting color to be seen.
              In addition to seeing the sunrise, Sanur beach is also often used by professional photographers, to take pre-wedding photos, with background of sunrise and traditional fishing boats are colorful.
                  Because of the waves on the beach of Sanur is very quiet, the beach is more tourists who want to visit snorkeling and diving activities. If you want to surf, Sanur beach is not suitable for you.

                  • Tanah Lot
                  Tanah Lot is one of the famous sights of the island that must be visited. Located in Beraban Village, district of Kediri, Tabanan. The distance is about 13 km to the west of the city of Tabanan. From the Ngurah Rai Airport can be reached in less than 1 hour with a motor vehicle if there is no congestion.

                  Built in two different places. One is located on top of a large boulder, and the other is located on top of a cliff that juts into the sea like the Uluwatu Temple. This cliff temple connect with the mainland and the curved shape like a bridge.

                  Pura Tanah Lot is part of the universal heaven temple in Bali, as a place of worship the god of the sea guards. Pura Tanah Lot will appear surrounded by sea water during high tides. Underneath there is a small cave in which there is some sea snakes, which has the characteristics of a flat tail like a fish, black yellow stripes.

                  According to the story of the sea snake is the incarnation of the shawl perdiri temple, which is a wandering Brahmin from Java to Bali. He is Dang Yang Nirartha. The snake was sent as a snake temple guards it.

                  From the parking lot toward the temple of Tanah Lot, there are many shops selling a variety of goods Balinese handicrafts. For example, sculptures, paintings, fabrics beach, knick - knacks, and accessories such as in Bali Sukawati art market. In addition there is a food and beverage vendors and rental washroom or toilet. The price is relatively cheap for domestic and foreign tourists.


                  Tanah Lot Bali - One Favorite Places In Bali

                  Tanah Lot is a famous tourist attraction in Bali tourist favorite. With beautiful views of the beach and sunsets around 6pm.

                  Along the road to Tanah Lot tourist attractions, there are many lodging. Starting from a simple inn, to villas and hotels. Tourist attractions in Bali, it is very crowded during the afternoon.

                  Beautiful views of the beach and sunsets can be enjoyed around 6pm. There are also several hotels near the beach in nearby Tanah Lot, who organize various events in the evenings. For example Kecak dance performance, sunset dinner, and the wedding party.

                  This tourist spot, also often be one of the locations in Bali pre wedding photos for tourists who chose the island as a favorite location in Bali pre wedding photos.

                  And Many More!!!

                  Story of Reog Ponorogo



                  One of the many dance art in East Java, which is still preserved is reog. This art originated from the northwest. Ponorogo regarded as actual reog hometown, so called Reog Ponorogo. One of the Indonesian culture is thick with things mystical, so often identified with the black world, the world of supernatural powers.
                  Game art reog always accompanied by traditional music or also called gamelan. Music equipment which is usually used as an accompaniment reog is gong, trumpet, drums, ketipung, and shakers.

                  People usually performed during the event reog circumcisions, weddings, national major holidays, and the annual festival organized by the Regional Government of Ponorogo. The festival consists of the National Reog Festival, Festival Mini Reog National and Performances at the Full Moon held in the square Ponorogo. National Reog Festival is always held every year before the month of Muharram or the Java traidisi called the month of Suro. This show is a series of events Grebeg Suro and Anniversary of Roxburgh.



                  Grebeg Suro is a cultural event spread in Ponorogo, held in order to meet the Islamic New Year or New Year Saka is often known as the first of Suro. Performances Reog this grand national level so that participants were derived from various regions in Indonesia and even once that comes from abroad. This show became one of the mainstays of local governments Ponorogo in increasing attraction for local and foreign tourists.
                  Similarly with the Festival Mini Reog national level. All participants are young or adolescent group. They average still he was at primary school or junior high. They are the next generation Reog that seems to grow. The pattern of activity is similar to the National Reog Festival, only different is the participants, in addition to the execution time is in August.

                  Agenda reog other art performances and not less crowded of visitors is the show Reog Full Moon. This performance is routinely carried out to coincide with the full moon night bulam. Participants of this stage is the local groups are represented by sub-districts - districts. This stage is usually accompanied by dance performances filmed some of the art studio in ponorogo  or  other arts.

                  Staging Reog Ponorogo
                  Art Reog Ponorogo consist of a series of two to three opening dance. Six to eight brave men with black clothes and faces painted red color brought her first dance. The dancers depict the brave lion. The next six to eight girls who ride horses continue reog dance. In reog Traditionally, these dancers are usually played by male dancers dressed women. Typically, as the opening dance, dance brought some small children with a variety of funny scenes. This dance is called Single Ganong or Ganongan.
                  After they performed the opening dance, core scene contents displayed depend on the condition in which art reog displayed. If dealing with marriage, they show love scene. When the circumcision ceremony, usually warrior story.


                  The art scene reog usually do not follow a neat scenario. Here there is always an interaction between the player and the mastermind, sometimes with the audience. Sometimes when a player who is performing fatigue can be replaced by another. Which is more important in art staging reog is to give satisfaction to the audience. The final scene is a lion barong. Players wear a mask-shaped head of a lion with a crown made of peacock feathers. Weight mask can reach 50-60 kg. They carry the mask with his teeth. The ability to bring this mask other than obtained with rigorous training, is also believed to be obtained by spiritual exercises such as fasting and penance.

                  Origin Reog
                  Although there are many different versions of the origin related reog, but the story of the most popular and growing in the community is the story of the rebellion of the servant in the kingdom of Majapahit kingdom last Bhre Kertabhumi named Ki Ageng lice Suryonggalan. Bhre Kertabhumi a ruling king of Majapahit in the 15th century.
                  The king is very corrupt and never fulfill obligations like a king, thus making Ki Ageng lice to the king's wrath. Especially against the Chinese empress that has a strong influence on the kingdom. Not only that, fellow Chinese empress who manage the over all his movements. Ki Ageng lice look, the Kingdom of Majapahit will end. Then he left the king and establish universities that teach martial arts, the science of self-mortification, and the perfection of science to young children. Hopefully, young people will be the seeds of revival Majapahit kingdom back. Sukur-sukur can take the fight against the kingdom.

                  However, Ki Ageng lice realize, that his army was too small to fight against the royal troops. Therefore, Ki Ageng lice can only convey a message through the performing arts and sindirian Reog. Performances Reog into how Ki Ageng lice build local community resistance using Reog popularity. Reog art used by Ki Ageng lice as a means of mobilizing the masses to fight against the empire. The most important thing is sebagao effective communication channels for the authorities at that time to tease him.
                  In the show, displayed in the form of a lion's head mask, known as \\\ "\\\ lion barong". Then the king of the jungle-shaped mask, which became a symbol for Kertabhumi. Thereon plugged peacock feathers to resemble a giant fan that symbolizes the strong influence of his Chinese colleagues. Jatilan, played by a group of dancers gemblak riding piggyback become a symbol of the power of the kingdom of Majapahit troops. It became a contrast ratio with the power Warok, behind the red clown mask becomes symbol for Ki Ageng lice. Jathilan is a dance that describes the dexterity hussar who was practicing on horseback. Characters called Jathil. While Warok are people who have a holy determination, provide guidance and protection unconditionally.





                  Reog popularity Ki Ageng lice eventually cause Bhre Kertabhumi take action and attack perguruannya. Rebellion by Warok quickly resolved, and universities will be forbidden to continue teaching Warok. However, students still continue Ki Ageng ticks quietly. Even so, Reog itself is still allowed to be staged since the show has become popular among the public, but the story has a new groove in which the added characters from folklore that Kelono Sewandono Ponorogo, Goddess Songgolangit, and Sri Genthayu.
                  The official version Reog Ponorogo storyline now is the story of King Ponorogo who intend applying daughter Kediri, Dewi Ragin Yellow However, on the way he was intercepted by King Singabarong of Kediri. King Singabarong forces consisted of peacocks and lions, while the King of the Kingdom of Ponorogo Kelono and Deputy Bujang Anom, escorted by Warok (men dressed in black in the dance), and this Warok have deadly black magic. The whole dance is a dance battle between Kediri Kingdom and the Kingdom of Ponorogo, and pitted black magic between them, the dancers in a state \\\ "\\\ possessed" when performed dances.

                  Other versions of the origin is a story about a trip Reog King Kelana Sewandana looking for her hero. The King was accompanied by horsemen and faithful patihnya named Pujangganong. The prabu find his idol, he fell Hatu to Kediri daughter named Dewi Sanggalangit. This Kediri daughter would receive King Kelana origin with one condition, the prabu should be able to create a new art. The art was created, known as reog by including elements of mystical spiritual power, so that gives breath to Reog Ponorogo.



                  Until now people Ponorogo just follow the legacy of their ancestors as a very rich cultural heritage. In his experience Reog Art is a human creations copyright formed their belief is that there are hereditary and awake. The ceremony was using terms that are not easy for the layman to fulfill the absence of a clear lineage. they embrace Parental lineage and customary law still applies.
                  However, times change and human behavior causes a shift in the meaning contained in Reog Ponorogo. Current Ponorogo society considers art reog is the complement of an event or just be an amusement only. For example pementaasan reog contested on certain events to enliven the event, one of the race in the festival. 

                  Wednesday, November 26, 2014

                  Adventures with Dolphin in Teluk Kiluan


                  Adventure With Dolphins  Dolphins (Dolphin)
                  (103 ' 40 ' BT till 105 ° E 50 ' and ' 03 ' 45 ' LS till 06 ' 45 ')
                  Location: Bight Pekon (Village) Kiluan Kelumbayan, Kecamatan Negeri, LampungRegency Tanggamus
                  Coordinates GPS: S 5.749252 E 105.192740
                  Mileage: approximately 80 Km from the city of Bandar Lampung (CA. 3-4Jam)

                  Nature tourism Island/Bay Kiluan in Pekon (village) Kiluan Kelumbayan, KecamatanNegeri, Lampung Regency Tanggamus, suitable for tourists who are fond ofadventure. The topography is hilly and berlembah interesting to explore. The journey to the Gulf of Kiluan is already a challenge for tourists. Road on the West coast of Sumatra was not too smooth so that the necessary skills in driving a motor vehicle topass through.





                  The beach on the Gulf of Kiluan are suitable to be used as a "Getaway Destination". On the beach there is a Hut or home staging is a pretty decent place to stay travelers.

                  History Of Kiluan

                  Regarding the history or origins of the kiluan. Actually a lot of legend which tells the story of Kiluan, but there is one legend which until now still outstanding and trusted by the local community. The legend dates back to the era of the beginning of the collapse of Majapahit Kingdom and Islam in Indonesia. In the beginning there is asymbolism or community Pekon onions, known for an extremely high performer forthe accounts. He named Raden Mas Arya originating from the region of Banten orMalacca. Raden Wijaya was very Brave known Anta. However, many of her relativeswho displeased him and sought to kill him.

                  Therefore, Raden Wijaya Anta finally ask her relatives who wanted to kill himself in order to take her to the island which is currently called the island Kiluan. So, he can only be killed on the island, Raden Wijaya Anta next on the island. Because the accounts were not invincible, he can tell when his end will come.

                  Supposedly, the dolphins in the Bay of Kiluan is the largest in Asia. In fact, in the world.Interested tourists watched from the dolphins in its natural Habitat can rent Boat Katir.If lucky, tourists can watch green turtles, which in the times rose to the surface of the sea. Not satisfied to enjoy the natural scenery in the Bay of Kiluan, visitors can stay in there. Only lodging conditions, it has not been too good.

                  On this island you can see the Dolphin of which there are hundreds of tails. There are at least two types of dolphins in these waters, the first species is the BottlenoseDolphin (Tursiops Truncatus = terminating abruptly) with a larger body and shy. The second species was the long half-life of dolphins (Stenella Longirostris) is a smaller-bodied and love to jump.

                  In addition you can also travel around the island by boat Katir while enjoying the beautiful scenery. In the afternoon, you can see the hairy Primate black and loud-voiced mutual bersahutan. Yes, the siamang (symphalangus syndactylus) and theHoops (Presbythis Melalops) as well as the Sunda Slow Loris (Nycticebus Coucang).often seen jumping from one tree to another tree. chirping birds were heard almost every morning and afternoon capable of soothing the mind. If lucky, tourists can watch green turtles (Chelonia Mydas) and Hawksbills (Eretmochelys imbricate), whichat certain times are pulled over to the beach.

                  Not to mention if you are into Kiluan at the time of the full moon. Wow ... the beauty of the full moon would give rise to a sense of wonderment to the creator. How not,Moon light falling on the surface of sea water to make a brightly lit. The beauty of this nature will be memories that could not easily be overlooked for granted.


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                  One of the highlights is the Kiluan Bay attractions of dolphins in the sea. Visitors can enjoy the beauty of the Dancing Dolphin with a boat ride to the Ocean. There are two types of dolphins in these waters.

                  The first species is the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops Truncatus = terminating abruptly)with a larger body, gray, and shy. The second species was the long half-life of dolphins(Stenella Longirostris) and smaller body and love to jump.

                  The area is also famous for its natural beauty and reliable haven for anglers. Fishing competition held every year in the Gulf of Kiluan followed by the master-masteranglers all over Indonesia.

                  Both kinds of dolphins are quite familiar with humans. Dolphins love to approachingboats or ships that drift in the ocean. From afar, the fins of dolphins that were similar to the antennas of the submarine. After the close, the dolphins were jumping, took turns diving, drowning has occurred, there is almost no distance by boat. They seem to show themselves to the human race and easily touched. The dolphins were looking very cute, wish it was embraced and kissed them.

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