Saturday, March 28, 2015

Toraja





The Toraja people had little notion of themselves as a distinct ethnic group before the 20th century. Before Dutch colonization and Christianize, Torajans, who lived in highland areas, identified with their villages and did not share a broad sense of identity. Although complexes of rituals created linkages between highland villages, there were variations in dialects, differences in social hierarchies, and an array of ritual practices in the Sulawesi highland region. “Toraja” (from the coastal languages’ to, meaning people; and riaja, uplands) was first used as a lowlander expression for highlanders. As a result, “Toraja” initially had more currency with outsiders—such   as the Bugis and Makassarese, who constitute a majority of the lowland of Sulawesi—than  with insiders. The Dutch missionaries’ presence in the highlands gave rise to the Toraja ethnic consciousness in the Sa’dan Toraja  region, and this shared identity grew with the rise of tourism in the Tana Toraja Regency.
Since then, South Sulawesi has four main ethnic groups—the Bugis (the majority, including shipbuilders and seafarers), the Makassarese (lowland traders and seafarers), the Mandarese (trader s and fishermen), and the Toraja (highland rice cultivators).






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Monday, March 23, 2015

Bromo



Located some 4 hours drive from Surabaya, the capital of East Java, Mount Bromo is a part of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park that covers a massive area of 800 square kilometres. While it may be small when measured against other volcanoes in Indonesia, the magnificent Mt Bromo will not disappoint with its spectacular views and dramatic landscapes. At 2392 meters tall, Mt Bromo is not among the tallest of Indonesia’s mountains but its stunning beauty lies in its incredible setting.

From a vantage point on Mount Penanjakan (2,770 meters above sea level), 2.5 hours from Malang. visitors from around the world come to see the sunrise over Mt Bromo. From this spot the vista is magnificent. All you will hear is the click of cameras as visitors snap their camera’s hoping to capture the incredible scene of Mt Bromo in the foreground with Mt Semeru smoking in the distance and the sun shining brightly, quickly rising in the sky. 

The eerie landscape has spurned countless legends and myths. Mt Bromo has particular significance for the Tengger people who believe that this was the site where a brave prince sacrificed his life for his family. The people here appease the Gods once a year during the annual Kasada festival where offerings of vegetables, chickens and money are thrown into the crater of the volcano.




Saturday, November 29, 2014

Peak Jayawijaya and Carstenz

Peak Jayawijaya and Carstenz



Jayawijaya Peak (Carstensz Pyramide)

Jayawijaya Mountains were located in the Puncak Jaya Regency, Papua Province, Indonesia . If you supposed that in the tropical area will not find mountains that were covered snow, you could correct this view after visiting to Jayawijaya Peak, the highest peak in Sudirman Mountains (Sudirman Range) in the Papua Province. The Jayawijaya peak or that was shorter was mentioned Puncak Jaya, had the height reached 4.884 meters above sea level, so as to enable this area was covered by eternal snow.
Peak Jayawijaya and Carstenz

Peak Jayawijaya and Carstenz
However, this eternal snow will estimated shrink, in fact dried up. In several researches was concluded that ice sediment in these mountains from the year to the year experienced the serious contraction. In the site http://aapgscundip.wordpress.com was mentioned, global warming in these Sudirman Mountains resulted in the contraction of snow. So, it was in the future not impossible for these mountains to lose snow like that happened to the Kilimanjaro Mountain in Tanzania. So, before the estimate really became real, there were not mistakenly you tried to conquer the highest peak in Indonesia.



However, this eternal snow will it was estimated shrink, in fact dried up. In several researches was concluded that ice sediment in these mountains from the year to the year experienced the serious contraction. In the site http://aapgscundip.wordpress.com was mentioned, global warming in these Sudirman Mountains resulted in the contraction of snow. So, it was in the future not impossible for these mountains to lose snow like that happened to the Kilimanjaro Mountain in Tanzania. Nah, before the estimate really became real, there were not mistakenly you tried to conquer the highest peak in Indonesia.

The truth of the Carstensz report was expressed after almost three hundred years afterwards, when in 1899 a Dutch expedition made the map of the Papua Island and found the peak of the mountain that was covered snow as being reported by Carstensz. To honour Carstensz, then the peak of this mountain was afterwards given by the name in accordance with his name. Whereas the term Jayawijaya Peak was giving of President Soekarno after succeeding in grasping the sovereignty of West Papua from the Netherlands. This name contained the meaning “Win of Peak”, as the expression thank heavens on the unification of West Papua with the Republic of Indonesia.

Jayawijaya Mountain was known as one of the seven highest peaks of the world (seven summit). Therefore, climbed the peak be as high as 4.884 meters was the goal of the true climbers, moreover the climb to Jaya Peak was the subjugation against the mountain that was covered snow. Various barriers that were served in the climb, as the condition for steep nature, the very cold temperature, the strong wind and rain, as well as the insignificance of oxygen in the area of the height were the challenge that must be conquered by the climbers.

Jayawijaya peak was one of the peaks of the snow-covered mountain available in crossing of the equator, apart from mountains in Africa and Latin America. If being seen from air, Jayawijaya Peak visible likes the black carpet that was covered by the white shade. If the sun was clear, then this snow carpet will reflect the sunlight that dazzled. The content of ice in these mountains it was estimated reached 5 percent of the reserve of world ice that was outside the Antarctica Continent. However resulting from global warming, this number from the year to the year increasingly shrank. If being seen from the type of his glacier, according to website http://aapgscundip.wordpress.com the snow-covered region in Jayawijaya entered the Alpine Glaciation type. Now the glacier (the current snow) in this territory entered the Valley Glacier type, that is the glacier current that flowed from the high place towards the lower area. Therefore, in this area was enabled to be gotten the glacier current.