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6 Major Events in Indonesian History

  1. Eruption of Mount Toba Occurred between 66,000 and 77,000 years ago, this is the Earth’s largest known eruption, which almost totally wiped out the human race. It is believed this event strongly affected the history of the evolution of the human species. Eruption du Mont Toba Survenue il y a 66,000/77,000 ans, cette […]

6 Traditional Indonesian Houses

LUMBUNG – SASAK – LOMBOK Meaning “rice barn”, the Lumbung is traditionally used to store rice. It has bamboo walls (bedek), a wooden floor and a thatched roof and can be easily distinguished by the mountain-shaped roof that dives downwards to the ground. Signifiant “grenier”, le Lumbung est traditionnellement utilisé pour stocker le riz. Les […]

6 ENDEMIC ANIMALS OF INDONESIA 

Komodo dragon Native of Komodo, Flores, it is a protected species and the largest living lizard. It is also a fierce predator; the toxins in its saliva cause their victims to go into shock and prevent their blood from clotting. Dragon de Komodo Originaire de Komodo, Flores, c’est une espèce protégée et le plus grand […]

Cashew nut – a yummy recipe for health

With their cute appearance resembling a friendly hug or a chubby half moon, cashew nuts are some of the most loved nuts of all times, in particular because of their uncountable health benefits and diverse culinary uses. Originally from Brazil, the cashew tree is widely cultivated in Eastern Indonesia and represents an important crop for […]

A Sasak roof over your head

Lumbung are a typical structure of Sasak culture, and traditionally used as a rice barn. The charm of this traditional building has conquered modern designers, and the Lumbung has now been adopted as a contemporary style for the design of private houses and bungalows where many people opt to stay during their holidays. However, this is just a small example of Sasak architecture, a well-kept building tradition that integrates people’s needs, identity and beliefs.

Escape – Tengger people – Mount Bromo

The Tenggerese is an ethnic group of Hindu religion who lives in the area around the Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park. The park offers a spectacular landscape of six volcanoes including Mount Bromo, the most popular and the spiritual heart of the area, and Mount Semeru, the highest mountain in Java at 3,676 mt.

UNITY IN DIVERSITY – INDONESIA’S RELIGIONS

Indonesia has been a destination of migration for centuries and the traces of this assorted cultural heritage are also reflected in the diversity of religions practiced in the country. Animism is the oldest practiced religion, followed by Hinduism and Buddhism, while Islam is the most practiced, with over 80% of Indonesians being Muslims. Indonesia is […]

Volcanoes – Feel the forces of Nature!

You cannot say you have appreciated Indonesia’s natural wonders if you have not climbed at least one of its many volcanoes. Fierce and majestic, active or dormant, feared and worshipped, volcanoes dominate the landscape on most islands and have influenced human activity throughout history.

Yogyakarta: a stroll into the city’s street art

Indonesia’s indisputable capital of culture, Yogyakarta is the country’s largest education hub and a thriving cultural centre. Javanese artistic and cultural heritage pervades the city, but its dynamic creative essence can be breathed in the streets too, where artwork on the walls expresses young Indonesian artists’s creativity and transforms the city in an open-air art gallery.