Adventure of Indonesia - Wera Park

Adventure of Indonesia - Wera Park


Wera Park (bethenny frankel)
Adventure of Indonesia - Wera Park

From Palu to the Village Balumpewa within 19 km, can be reached by using public transport or chartered in about 45 minutes. Furthermore, from the village of Balumpewa to the location of the waterfall within 2 km, within walking distance. Wera Park is one of the famous sights in Central Sulawesi .

Initially, the existing tourism potential in this region is the Waterfall Wera and secondary forest areas. In 1980, the area is set to be tourist park based on the Decree of the Minister of Agriculture Number: 843/Kpts/Um/11/1980 dated 25 November 1980, with a total area of approximately 250 acres. Geographically, the park is located between 1o2 '- 1o3' South Latitude and between 119o 50 '- 119o 51' east longitude. The area is located at an altitude between 150 meters - 800 meters above sea level (asl) has a sloping topography and steep hills with a slope between 60% to 90%. Among these hills are steep, there is a narrow valley which is the river flow Wera.

The tourists can not only enjoy the cool air and see the beauty of water falling from the cliff with a height of about 100 meters. However, the tourists can also perform a variety of fun tourist activities, such as bathing or swimming in the river where the water is cool Wera; mountain climbing toward the top of the hill around the waterfall while enjoying the beautiful scenery; camping in the flat area in the north and in top of the hill near the hamlet Ngatapapu; and photo hunting natural beauty around the waterfall and the surrounding community life.

The tourists can also witness the diversity of flora and fauna that live in this region. Flora that grow in this region, among others: walnut / ntoli (Canarium aspermun), bintangur (callophylum sp.) Lebanu (nauclea sp.), Banyan (ficus benyamina), lei (palagulum javanicum), as well as some epiphytic plants, such as ground orchids, and ferns nest (nidus asplenium). As for the fauna species that live in this region, among others: the black monkey (Macaca tonkeana), hornbills / allo (aceros cassiddix), jungle fowl (Gallus Gallus), crows (Corvus sp.), Wild pig (sus colobensis), deer (Cervus timorencis), blue parrot's head (trichoglossus omatus), and yellow-crested cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea).

For tourists who want to enjoy the atmosphere of a different nature, not far from the garden tour (about 2 km) there is a natural tourist Mantikole Hot Water Baths. The tourists can make this Mantikole Hot water bathing a package tour with a Park Wera, so that the journey of the tourists are more varied and enjoyable.

To learn more about the condition of natural attractions Wera Park, tourists can obtain information on the Office of Natural Resource Conservation Center or from the Office of the Sub VI. BKSDA Central Sulawesi, to the address: Jl. Prop. Moh. Yamin No. 19 Palu, Tel. 21 106 or 22 287.

Administratively, the Park District is located in Dolo Wera, Donggala, Central Sulawesi Province. To achieve Wera Regions Park is not difficult, because there is a paved road linking the city of Palu (Central Sulawesi's capital) with the villages around tourist sites, such as Balumpewa Village which is about 1 km from the highway.
Tangkuban Perahu Mountain

Tangkuban Perahu Mountain


tangkuban perahuThe Tangkuban Perahu Mountain was one of the nature tourist attractions in the Javanese land. The Tangkuban Perahu Mountain was one of the mountains that was located in the West Javanese province, around 20 km in north the Bandung city, Indonesia.
The Tangkuban Perahu Mountain had the height 2.084 meter with the bushy pine tree and the carpet of the tea garden around it. The form of this mountain like the shield and erupted around 400 years ago. The stone kind that was dismissed by the eruption of this mountain that often was lava and sulphur, whereas the mineral that was issued was sulphur sulphur. When this mountain was inactive, the mineral that was issued was sulphur vapour. This Tangkuban Parahu Mountain had the Dipterokarp Bukit Forest region, Top Dipterokarp Forest and the Ericaceous Forest. The temperature in general in this mountain region was 17°C during the day and 2°C tonight.

The Tangkuban Parahu Mountain including the volcano that still was active. Several of his craters were still showing the sign of the active sign of this mountain that is the emergence and sources of hot water of sulphur gas in foot the mountain that was in the Ciater region, Subang.

The Tangkuban Parahu Mountain origin was always connected with the Sangkuriang legend. Sangkuriang was the name of a man who was narrated fell in love to his mother personally that was named Dayang Sumbi. To thwart the Sangkuriang intention of marrying her, Dayang Sumbi put forward the condition to Sangkuriang to make the boat in time overnight. When the boat that was made by Sangkuriang that was helped by the invisible creature almost was finished, with various Dayang Sumbi methods of succeeding in making the atmosphere to like the morning and Sangkuriang efforts then failed. Saw his efforts to fail, Sangkuriang angry and kicked the boat and landed in the situation was inside out. This boat that afterwards formed the Tangkuban Parahu Mountain.

The existence of this Tangkuban Perahu Mountain as well as the form of the topography of the Bandung City that took the form of the basin with the hill and the mountain in each one of his sides strengthened the theory of the existence of a big crater that currently is the Bandung city region. The geologists are sure that the Bandung plateau region that had the height around 709 m. on sea level was the rest of the eruptions of the antique volcano that was known as the Sundanese Mountain and the Mountain of Tangkuban Parahu to be the rest of the Sundanese Mountains ancient that still was active.

The biggest crater that was in the peak of this mountain was named Queen's Crater.The nature panorama around this crater was very astonishing so as to attract the interest of the person in enjoying, so as was the Tangkuban Perahu Mountain with beauty of his nature as the aim of the tour of many people
Palace Ismahayana Hedgehogs

Palace Ismahayana Hedgehogs


Palace Ismahayana Hedgehogs (tom jones)
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Hedgehogs Palace is located about 50 meters west of the River which divides the city Pinyuh Ngabang. The existence of the river that still functioned by the local community as this water transportation routes, heading toward Mungguk. Hedgehogs Sultanate Palace or Palace is located on Prince Street Sancanata, City Ngabang, Hedgehogs District, West Kalimantan Province, Indonesia.
Visiting the castle is somewhat special, because you not only can enjoy the uniqueness of the art of design-build houses on stilts Hedgehogs Sultanate Palace, but also collections of historical material on display there. The rest, you too can enjoy the beautiful river view post Pinyuh of the palace which is located not far from the Palace yard Ilir.  However, before that, it's good when you consider what the palace and also the history of sheltering Empire Hedgehogs with complex around the palace first. Hedgehogs in Ngabang Palace which was built overlooking the River this Pinyuh a series of typical Malay house on stilts West Kalimantan that extends to the rear. The palace has a foundation, floors and walls, and roof shingles from purchasing timber as its main ingredient. Building palaces that have a combination of gable and Limasan consists of two parts, the hall or meeting place (the front) and the sultan's residence (the back). Both parts are connected by a corridor of the palace which is also made of wood purchase.

This royal palace now serves as a museum, a showcase collections of heritage material sultans before Gustavo Suryansyah Amiruddin. Place display all objects of historic relics of the past Kingdom Hedgehogs are in the Palace of Ilir. Meanwhile, Ulu Palace serves as the residence of the relatives of the sultan. This museum consists of four rooms where each featuring a different type from the overall collection.

The first room is a space that was once used to receive royal guests. Here, you'll know how the history and development of the Kingdom of Hedgehogs in brief. The guide will tell you how the actions of the sultan and his subjects in the past. Or, you can also read it in Papyrus A Brief History of the Kingdom of the urchins dipampang on one wall of the room is adorned with two sets of tables and chairs this. In addition, in this place you can also see more of the king who ever ruled and how genealogy.

Furthermore, the guide you will be invited to enter a second room or living room where in the past, this space serves as the throne of the king and queen. Now, in this place you can see the photo documentation of various relatives of the king. Serving the royal form of documentation photos of past events which nicely framed and composed around the walls of the timber purchase. On one side of the room, framed by a neat replica of the throne of the king and queen with a bright color shades of Malay (golden yellow and green) along with royal banners that lined the right side and left the throne. This room is also enriched with ornaments Malay houses, such as yellow curtains and so forth.

After watching the things above, the guide will show you a collection of relics of the Sultanate of Hedgehogs are classified as cultural heritage and history. Among them: Crown Sultan Hedgehogs, Keris Sikanyut, a pair of magic swords, bed Panembahan and his wife, duplicate umbrella emperor, two kings fan, a set of gamelan, and Al Quran kuna. In addition, there are also other artefacts such as Cannons Sipenyuk and four other guns, palm tree king and a brief history of the Sultanate of Hedgehogs, family photos sultan, the flag of the empire, and the supply of traditional marriage ceremony of the wooden scales.

In the north of the palace, stands the Mosque Djami 'Porcupines palace which is still well maintained. This mosque was built by Gustavo Abdulazis Panembahan Akamuddin Kusuma (1895-1899). In addition, in the palace complex Hedgehogs are also graves of the kings and their relatives located + 100 m west of the Mosque Djami 'Palace Hedgehog. By some people, the cemetery is considered sacred and magical because to bring blessings. The tomb is unique, with a headstone that marks the difference between the graves of men and women. Round-shaped headstone for men, while women bernisan flat tomb.

After exploring the palace complex, of course you will be invited to stop by the depot Pandang. Look at this palace substations located right on the banks of the River Pinyuh. This place used to be a kind of terminal functions to the boats the guests sultan Hedgehog. Here, while you relax, you can see the beautiful scenery of the river water that flows slowly and lush trees. As part of the service visit to this palace complex, travelers will get a tour guide service. The guide, which incidentally is related to Hedgehogs Palace, will be telling stories well how the history of this palace. In addition, tourists will get brief descriptions of the art engineering, collection, and so forth.

For those of you who took the pilgrimage to the tomb of the king of Hedgehogs in Ngabang, will be accompanied by a tour guide as a series of visits to the Palace Ismahayana Hedgehog. From this guide, you will get various information about the complex story of the tomb of the kings and some relatives. In addition, also available restroom facilities and a mosque as a tourist. If you want to search for restaurants and lodging, then visit the city center, a distance Ngabang + 2 km from the palace complex of these urchins. In the city center, adequate facilities for tourists can be easily found.

From the bus terminal in the capital district Hedgehogs, Ngabang, tourists can ride motorcycles around the terminal to go to Princes Street Sancanata. Arriving in this way, you can immediately see the palace complex Hedgehogs located on the roadside.
Tomb Kings Hedgehogs

Tomb Kings Hedgehogs


Tomb Kings Hedgehogs (evelyn lozada)
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As an integral part of the palace complex of Hedgehog, the tomb of the kings of Hedgehogs and relatives is located ± 120 m to the west of Sultan Mosque Djami `Hedgehog. Or, at Prince Street Sancanata Kusuma, Hedgehogs Sultanate Palace complex, Inland Village, Town Ngabang, Hedgehogs District, West Kalimantan Province, Indonesia.
Hedgehogs Palace Complex is located in the City Ngabang, Hedgehogs District, West Kalimantan, has three main elements, namely the Palace Ismahayana Hedgehogs, mosques Djami 'Palace Hedgehogs, as well as the graves of the sultans Kingdom Hedgehogs and relatives. Considered incomplete, if tourists do not come on a pilgrimage to the tomb of the kings of Hedgehog during a visit to the palace complex of Hedgehog. The tomb of the sultan and his relatives is located west of the Mosque Djami 'Palace Hedgehog.

Not only limited to the values of history that can only be obtained when you visit the burial site of the kings of the Sultanate of these urchins. Rather, at the tomb of ± 700 m², you will capture the atmosphere or the atmosphere is calm, quiet, in order then to be solemn ponder how their struggle as a community leader Hedgehogs when Dutch colonialists against the inhumanity and cruelty of Japanese soldiers.

The tomb is unique, with the shape of each headstone that marks the difference between the graves of men and women. Round-shaped headstone for men, while women her gravestone flat tomb. Some headstones are made of wood and some other purchases from the stone. Nisan king golden yellow, while not the king's palace for the relatives of pale blue and part white.

By some people, the cemetery is considered sacred king Hedgehogs and magical. For those who believe in it, the tomb is regarded as efficacious place to pray and to bring blessings. For those of you who took the pilgrimage to the tomb of the king of Hedgehogs in Ngabang will be accompanied by a tour guide as a series of visits to the Palace Ismahayana Hedgehog. From this guide, you will get various stories about the tomb complex of the kings and some of his relatives is because the guide is still the family palace.

In addition, also available restroom facilities and a mosque as a tourist. If you want to search for restaurants and lodging, then visit the downtown Ngabang ± 2 km away from the Tomb of the Kings of this Hedgehog. In the city center, adequate facilities for tourists can be easily found. From the bus terminal Hedgehogs district capital, Ngabang, tourists can ride motorcycles which hung around terminal for leading to the palace complex of Hedgehog.
Sultan Djami Hedgehogs Mosque

Sultan Djami Hedgehogs Mosque


Sultan Djami Hedgehogs Mosque (anthony weiner)
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Sultan Djami Hedgehogs Mosque located in Visit Kusuma Sancanata Prince, Palace or Palace of the Sultanate of complex Hedgehogs located in Inland Village, Town Ngabang, Hedgehogs District, West Kalimantan Province, Indonesia. In the mosque Djami 'Porcupines Palace has around 400 m2 building area, tourists will capture the nuances of the religiosity of the Muslims in the village of Inland who clustered around the palace complex.
If you visit the mosque at dusk when the day went, on the western horizon when the sky began to redden and towards the sunset call to prayer reverberating, it appears people are beginning to come to the mosque. Parents, youth, the students boarding school not far from the palace, and small children running from all directions and one by one toward the mosque door facing east. Inside the mosque, pilgrims daughter occupies the left side that are sealed with a white cloth curtain. Meanwhile, male pilgrims make the rows in the front center and followed the children in the back row of an adult male. They looked solemn conduct sunset prayers. Finished praying, some of them usually take the time to dhikr moment.

Entering the mosque, tourists will find the construction of the mosque building that looks simple but strong. With the purchase of wood as the main elements and roof shingles are made from similar, the mosque has four pillars of the wood is intact still charming. This is because in each of its corners decorated with ornaments look of carved wood verses of holy Quran and the typical Malay motifs. The combination light blue and ivory white on the walls and pillars of the mosque also add a cool picture of the whole mosque.

As part of the visit to the Palace Palace Hedgehogs, travelers who visited the great mosque empire Hedgehogs will get a tour guide service. The guide will tell how well the history of this mosque. In addition, tourists will find brief descriptions about the art of design-build this mosque from him. Not far from the mosque, travelers who want to wipe the face with water because the hot air temperature there, provided water to the tap-tap is used for ablution. In addition to the place, there is also a toilet that can be used free of charge for travelers in need.

From the bus terminal Ngabang, District Hedgehogs, tourists can ride motorcycles who hung around the terminal to go to the palace complex of Hedgehog. Arriving in this complex, visitors only need to walk about 50 meters to the north of the building the Palace Palace Hedgehog.
West Kalimantan Malay house

West Kalimantan Malay house


West Kalimantan Malay house (nancy grace)
Indonesia Travel - West Kalimantan Malay house

West Kalimantan Malay house is located on Jl. Sutan Syahrir, Pontianak, West Kalimantan Province, Indonesia. On May 17, 2003, the first pole Malay House West Kalimantan (Kalbar) plugged. In his speech, Governor of West Kalimantan, Usman Ja'far, deliver advice and a mountain of expectations. Two years later, 9 November 2005, the dream home a symbol of the Malays and Malay tamaddun glory on earth Borneo was inaugurated by Vice President Jusuf Kalla.
There is pride which was engraved, and a pile of expectations since the Malay house was unveiled. Start the idea of making it as a "Center of the Malay Culture" or a Malay cultural center in West Kalimantan, to the hopes of providing a flagship attraction, both nationally and internationally. Indeed, the above expectations are not too excessive, at least if we see the splendor of the building results rekagrafis Ir. Ari Januarif this. If the home is regarded as a representation of the Malay house, maybe we could think of where a Malay house as grand and luxurious as this. Even much larger and grander than the Malay royal palaces in West Kalimantan, such as the Palace Kadriah in Pontianak, the Palace Amantubillah in Mempawah, or Palace of Al Watzikubillah in Sambas.

Since inaugurated, West Kalimantan Malay house has been visited by many tourists, both domestic and foreign tourists. In addition, every important event related to perpetuate the ideals of glory tamaddun Malays also held in this house, such as the Majlis Adat deliberation Malay Culture (MABM), exhibitions of Malay culture, and others.
 
The specialty of the most visible of the buildings of West Kalimantan Malay House is the architectural splendor and completeness of its facilities. Building materials made from wood selection, spacious hall, the floor was slick and shiny, the stage is large and sturdy, and light dressing to look beautiful. This house does have almost all of the requirements to be a cultural center.
 
The building that stands on an area of 1.4 hectares is made up of seven parts of buildings, namely: the Hall (exhibition and meeting place), Work Center (the secretariat of the meeting), Hall of the People (playground and kiosk sales), Balai Pustaka (the study culture and libraries), Cultural Center (meeting rooms, studio closed, and space management), Open Stage (the hearing room, amphitheater, and warehouse), and Guesthouse (lodging, meetings, health clinics, and training sites).

Although it looks very modern, the house is still accommodate Malay architectural style Malay houses in West Kalimantan in general, which is shaped house on stilts, has a spacious terrace, and has a lot of stairs. Form the stage with a high ladder and many not without reason. In tropical areas, pit beneath the stage is intended as a heat sink so as not to go straight to the house.

The roof of the building houses the Malays in West Kalimantan, allegedly under the influence of the shape of the roof the building in Java. Triangular roof model has a maximum elevation of 30 degrees, is so that hot air trapped under the roof first and not directly reach the inside of the house. High pit at the bottom and roof of the triangle at the top is a form of Malay privileges in home architecture to adapt to tropical climates. This is part of the policy of the Malays of old, which is not only concerned with form, but also consider the function of each part of the building. West Kalimantan Malay house is equipped with facilities and accommodation facilities are quite complete, such as lodging, meeting rooms, library, playground, and a large parking area. Not far from the location of the Malay house, visitors can also find means of accommodation and facilities are complete, such as hotels, restaurants, banks, ATMs, gas stations, malls, and others.

West Kalimantan Malay house is not too difficult to access. From Supodio Airport, Pontianak, West Kalimantan, the trip is about 20 km or takes approximately 25 minutes can be reached by taxi or rental car use.
Park Square Kapuas

Park Square Kapuas

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Park Square Kapuas (yosemite national park)
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Visiting the city of Pontianak certainly not complete until they've been coming to Park Square Kapuas . Although malls, cafes, and various other entertainment centers are mushrooming in the city of Pontianak, the level of tourist visits to the Park Square Kapuas not decreased. In fact, after a massive renovation in 1999, the rate of tourist visits to the park near the office of mayor is increasingly showing a significant increase from time to time. 
Park Square is located at Visit Rahardi Kapuas Oesman, District of West Pontianak, Pontianak, West Kalimantan Province, Indonesia. Its location is strategically located in the central city of Pontianak make this park as one of the favorite recreation spot for the city to unwind after working all day or just for inspiration. In the afternoon, while standing at the edge of the fence the park, visitors can enjoy the beauty of the Kapuas River and passing boats that take across the passenger. Visitors can also enjoy the exoticism of the region while sitting on the stairs located on the banks of the river (waterfront) by dipping a foot into the Kapuas River. The atmosphere is more perfect if it is done with family or friends over a cup of tea or coffee. Will be more interesting if the visitor to enjoy the beauty of this region while eating meatballs, boiled peanuts, satay, roasted corn / cob, and other snacks are being sold along the street traders in the region.

At night, especially on weekends or at times other holidays, park visitors are multiplying. Sitting Lesbian groups, visitors can enjoy the charm of this area, see the lights from the houses across the river which emit light or lights that cross the river water motor. The atmosphere of night life and more romantic with the presence of singers who brought the songs that were hits with the accompaniment of guitar playing is riveting or friction that lilting violin. Visitors can ask them to sing songs of joy by giving tips modest.

When bored, visitors can enjoy the other side of the park by renting a bike water to surround the area of the park or try some arcade games that give a pack of cigarettes or a bottle of syrup as a reward. On certain days are held regularly travel agenda, such as kite festivals, painting exhibitions, exhibition of ornamental plants, stage entertainment, and cheap market. In the vicinity of Park Square Kapuas there are various facilities such as mosques, ATM, bank, park, playground for children, water bike rentals, shopping centers, restaurants, food stalls, canteens, street vendors, souvenir centers and souvenirs, internet cafes, telephone kiosks, voucher refill pulse, and the guest house and hotel with a variety of types.

Park Square is centrally located in Kapuas Pontianak and traversed by the transport trajectory of the city, so visitors can access it easily from all over the city of Pontianak. In addition to the transportation of the city, visitors can also access the park by taxi.
Tomb of King Pontianak Sultanate Kadriah

Tomb of King Pontianak Sultanate Kadriah


Tomb of King Pontianak Sultanate Kadriah (ronnie brown)
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The graves of the sultans in the Sultanate of Pontianak Kadriah located in an area called Stone Overpass, located approximately 15 kilometers from the mouth of the Kapuas River or 2 kilometers from the Equator monument in Stone Overpass, Pontianak. Stone Overpass is a complex tomb of the sultan of the Sultanate Kadriah cemetery since the first sultan, Sultan Abdurrahman Sharif Alkadrie, until the last sultan, Sultan Hamid II Alkadrie.
In this cemetery complex, also buried the empress and the prince Kadriah Pontianak Sultanate. Stone Overpass cemetery has been built since the reign of Sultan Abdurrahman Sharif Alkadrie (1771-1808 AD). The existence of this tomb can not be separated from the establishment of Abdurrahman Pontianak by Syarief Alkadrie. The visitors will enter the tomb must be going through the gate that was painted in yellow. The color yellow is also present in the cement fence surrounding the cemetery complex. After going through the gate and that leads the entrance, visitors are required to remove footwear.

Mausoleum of Sultan Sharif Abd Alkadrie, founder of the Sultanate of Pontianak Kadriah, looks to be the central area of this cemetery. The tomb is located in the middle, straight with the road when the visitors will enter the cemetery complex. Mausoleum of Sultan Sharif Abd Alkadrie placed in a single room that is similar to a small bunker, so the visitors would enter the tomb should bow their heads. Making this kind of place is more meaningful symbolic, with the intention that the visitors who will enter his head as a form of homage to the founder of the Sultanate of Pontianak Kadriah.

The sultan's tomb here mostly have the same color marker, namely gold. In addition, the tombstones in the cemetery is also written in Arabic script which symbolizes that it breathe Pontianak Sultanate Kadriah Islam. This is consistent with the history of the establishment by the Sultan of Pontianak Sultanate Kadriah Alkadrie Abdurrahman Sharif, who was a cleric of the area called Hadramaut, South Yemen.

The combination of yellow (gold) which represents the typical Malay colors combined with the nuances of Arabic writings of Islam shows that Pontianak Sultanate Kadriah builds upon the mixing of cultures, at least is dominated by two cultures, namely Arabic and Malay. Reflection of cultural fusion is even carried on the shape of gravestones and tombs at Stone Overpass this. Outside the cemetery complex, looking mound of stone painted with the color green. This mound is called a Stone Fly. Near Stone Overpass, there is a cannon that was painted in yellow.

Stone Overpass ordinary tomb visited before or during major holidays such as Eid al-Fitr Islam, Birth of the Prophet Muhammad, and others. Stone Overpass tomb cemetery is a place for the sultan in the Sultanate of Pontianak Kadriah. This place is storing historical evidence of the greatness of the Sultanate and the forerunner to the establishment Kadriah Pontianak. Architecture (tombstones) which is a blend of Islam and Malay culture evident in this tomb. Outside the cemetery complex, there is a mosque that can be used to pray at the same time pray for the souls of the sultan and the sultan's family had been buried in the Tomb of Stone Fly. Besides surau, around the tomb there are also small shops that provide a variety of foods and beverages to serve the visitors who want to eat and drink.

Stone Overpass tomb can be reached by car about 15 minutes from the Equator monument. Can also be reached by water transportation of canoes from the Port of Pontianak.
Traditional Malay Houses Ketapang

Traditional Malay Houses Ketapang


Traditional Malay Houses Ketapang (rose mcgowan)
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Traditional Malay houses are located in the Village Ketapang New Noble, Pawan Delta District, approximately 2 miles from downtown Ketapang. Ketapang is one of the districts in West Kalimantan province with a lot of tourism potential. Besides beaches, palaces, and tombs, in Ketapang Malay Traditional House also stands as one of the attractions of special interest.
Viewed physically, Ketapang Malay Traditional House consists of three main buildings, namely the main building measuring 20 x 30 meters, building bird Hall Sari measuring 9 x 15 meters and Hall balcony measuring 6 x 30 meters. All three buildings are built on 2 hectares of land. Traditional Malay Houses Ketapang is witness of the historical development of Malay culture. This is where, on May 29, 2009 made the declaration and the inauguration committee Serantau Malay Customary Institution (lams).

Traditional Malay Houses Ketapang established with the aim to preserve the cultural values that exist and also to revive the values of traditional Malay culture Ketapang. Moreover, the purpose of building Ketapang Malay Traditional House is to provide knowledge to younger generations of indigenous Malay culture Ketapang the truth. The goal is to have two sides, namely the culture and tourism. Seen from the cultural side, the effort to preserve and provide practical knowledge to the younger generation can be achieved with the construction of Malay traditional house Ketapang that characterizes the Islamic Malay architecture.

In terms of tourism, Ketapang Malay traditional house offers charm as a tourist destination in Ketapang. The proof, many young people who visited this place. Besides enjoying the panoramic beauty and grandeur of Malay Traditional House Ketapang, many young people who use the land around Ketapang Malay Traditional House for their hobby. Some of the sports facilities built in this place eventually. Call it a volleyball court and place of manufacture as well as storage (garage) which is usually used for canoe canoe race.

Traditional Malay Houses Ketapang built of wood raw material purchases (ironwood). The timber is imported from HPH "Alas Kusuma". In addition to the house poles and ladders, the entire floor and walls are made using wood purchases. Traditional Malay Houses Ketapang is supported on a foundation made of wood purchases. Basic foundation created by the ironwood of 180 rods with size 20 x 20 cm and a height of 1 meter. The foundations were then backfilled with sand pumped from the river Pawan. This is necessary because of the location where Ketapang Malay traditional house is built was formerly a swamp so that the necessary process of soil compaction.

The second foundation is also made of wood purchases of the same size with a height of 2 m. The second foundation covered with wooden boards purchase, then newly built pillars to support the walls and roof of the building. Traditional Malay Houses Ketapang provide an exotic panorama. The house is situated on the riverside Pawan provides a direct view over the river is unsightly.

For the visitors who come in groups, using private cars, and motorcycles, in the House of Traditional Malay Ketapang page provided (for parking) is very broad. In addition, access to the site have also been made a smooth paved road. For visitors who want to gain experience of water travel, around the Malay Traditional House Ketapang also built a small dock to sit and enjoy the beauty of the river Pawan.

In addition, several sports facilities are also built around the Malay Traditional House Ketapang, such as a volleyball court. In fact, not far from Ketapang Malay Traditional House also built a workshop for making and repairing as well as a storage area (garage) canoe. The canoe is usually used in some traditional canoe race.

Visitors will enjoy the sights of Malay Traditional House Ketapang can travel by 4 or 2 wheel drive vehicles with a travel time of about 10 minutes from the city Ketapang.
Indonesia Travel - Tomb of the Seven Keramat

Indonesia Travel - Tomb of the Seven Keramat


Tomb of the Seven Keramat (michael vick)
Indonesia Travel - Tomb of the Seven Keramat

Tomb Seven located at Jalan Keramat Prince Kusuma Jaya, Ketapang, about 4 km from the villages Noble Kerta. Tomb Kramat is a complex of seven old place of interment relatives buried Matan Sultanate. The complex is called Keramat Seven because when discovered, in this complex there are only seven tombstones (graves). Although later found several gravestones, the complex is still referred to by the name of Keramat Seven Mosque.
At certain moments, such as the holy day of Islam, many visitors to this complex. The visitors not only from the local area, but some also came from abroad, like Germany, America, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, and Malaysia. They came to the Masjid Keramat Seven with different purposes. Most of it came to do the pilgrimage. However, there also came with the intention of doing historical research, for example, the archaeologist from the University of Indonesia (UI) in Jakarta. By reviewing Masjid Keramat Seven, the researchers are trying to find out about the spread of Islam in the archipelago.

At the Tomb of the Seven Keramat, there is a gravestone that numerical year 1363 Saka (1441 AD). This year's figures show that Islam came into Ketapang (formerly the Tanjungpura) before the year 1441 AD. Thus, the Tomb of the Seven Keramat is the oldest historical evidence about the spread of Islam in West Kalimantan initiated by the Government Tanjungpura. The figure in 1441 AD also show that Islamic civilization into Western Kalimantan along with the golden age of Islam in Singapore.

Tie in the complex form is influenced by the characteristics of Islam which is very thick. This indicates that the community has identified Islamic Tanjungpura prior to 1441 AD. In addition, the shape of the gravestone also indicates that communities in the funeral procession Tanjungpura implemented by means of the Islami. Makam Keramat seven so significant for the Ketapang to serve as a benchmark to set the birthday DISTRICT Ketapang, which is 1363 Saka (1441 AD). However, birthdays are still subject to change because there is a possibility that there is another tie that is older than that date.

Keramat Seven tombs believed to have good luck and are often the place to find a blessing. Some visitors make the tomb as a place to fulfill the vows and find the cure. Besides functioning as an area interment, Makam Keramat Seven is also the same time as "laboratories" of history. Because, in this cemetery are many historical artifacts that refer to past situations in the district government authority Tanjungpura, West Kalimantan. In this tomb complex, there is a hall normally used by apra visitors to unwind. Houses interpreter lock the tomb is located not far from the tomb. Interpreter is usually key to driving visitors to see more about Tomb of the Seven Keramat.

This mausoleum is about 10 minutes by car from the Government palace Matan or 15 minutes from downtown Ketapang.

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