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Oke, karena upload online gagal terus, gw nyerah, akhirnya kesini aja yg katanya kuota disini 120. Kantor buka jam 8, gw sampe sini jam 7:30 dan ternyata antrian udah panjang bgt. Jam 8 kurang udah mulai masuk buat ambil antrian. Lalu gw salah antri di antrian foto. Ibu gw dapet antrian nomer 84, gw sama adik gw dapet antrian no 113 dan 115, tipiiiis. Sekarang antrian nomer 40. Ibu2 sebelah gw yang jualan susu turun berat badan ke gw (gw kurang kurus kali ya) titip antriin sama temennya dari jam 6, dapet nomer 48.

Saran:
1. Kalo mau antri dari jam 5:30, jadi ijin kantor setengah hari aja bisa 😅
2. Jangan lupa bawa kipas, kalo ga dapet duduk agak gerah sedikit.
3. Parkir mobil masuk aja ke dalem, mayan luas parkirannya.

Sekian dan terima kasih. – at Kantor Imigrasi Kelas I Pondok Pinang, Jakarta Selatan

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Solitary Traveler

HELLO! :P

This picture was taken on a biz trip at Savana Bromo Indonesia. A great experience with bunch of new friends. Haven’t get time to post the story, maybe after I come back home.

When you see this post, I might be on a plane. I will be traveling alone to Saigon – Dalat – Mui Ne -Siem Reap – Bangkok for 10 days. Will be back to Indonesia on September 19th. Bought the tickets for two from Jakarta – Saigon – Bangkok – Krabi – Phuket – Jakarta, but I change the route since I’m going alone and have been to Krabi and Phuket.

This is the half of my itinerary that I’ve arranged:

5 Sep: Join Daily tour Cuchi and city at 08:00am , arrive Saigon at 05:00. Take a bus leave for Muine at 8:00pm ( you can store your luggages at our office

6 Sep: arrive Muine at midnight ( 01:00am). And then take a bus leave for Dalat at 13:00. Arrive Dalat at 17:00

7 Sep: bus pick up at hotel 08:00am for Dalat city, fisnish at our office at 04:00. You can store you luggages at my our office. Free time in night. And then the bus pick up at our office at 09:00pm for bus Dalat—Saigon at 10:00pm

8 Sep:arrive Saigon at 05:30am, take morning bus for Siemreap at 06:30am , arrive at 08:00pm ( their bus station nearby our office in sAigon)

10 Sep: take a bus at 7:30am to Bangkok

I’ve been traveling solo couple of times, but never felt this hard. I wonder why. Wish me a good luck and see you around :)

“Not those who wander are lost” -J.R.R. Tolkien (Lord of the Rings)

TEDxSUMMIT – The Power of X

This is not a travel video, but I need to post it in my blog, because I just found this awesome kaleidoscope human video and love it!

Prove ‘The Power of X’ by attempting an Idea Worth Doing to open TEDxSUMMIT in Doha, Qatar.

WE ARE Pi collaborated with the Koener Union and Paris’ BIG Productions. Together, they fused architecture, dance, math and magic into a bespoke18-meter high triangular mirrored structure that hovered over a multi-colour moving floor to create the world’s first Human Arabesque (with no computer graphics).

Kecak – a Wonderful Balinese Dance Performance at Uluwatu, Bali

Sad Shita is crying for help from Rama

Rahwana in Action

Hanoman on Fire

Shadow of the Dancers

Beautiful Sunset Sky

Kecak is one of the popular dance in Bali. It’s a form of Balinese dance and music drama, originated in the 1930s Bali and is performed primarily by men, although a few women’s kecak groups exist as of 2006.

Also known as the Ramayana Monkey Chant, Kecak was originally a trance ritual, performed by a circle of dozens performer wearing checked cloth around their waists, percussively chanting “cak” and throwing up their arms, depicts a battle from the Ramayana where the monkey-like Vanara helped Prince Rama fight the evil King Ravana. However, Kecak has roots in sanghyang, a trance-inducing exorcism dance.

What interesting from Kecak is their performance didn’t use musical instrument at all. Music is pure resembled shouting “cak cak cak” and sound of bells that were strapped on the dancers.

You can find Kecak dance anywhere in Bali, but Kecak in Uluwatu is the most interesting to watch. The Uluwatu temple (Pura) is magnificent, standing on a cliff with a height of about 30 meters facing the Indian Ocean. Uluwatu known as nice place to surf and have many hidden pretty beaches.

Kecak starts at 6:00PM or just before sunset, so you can watch the performance while enjoying sunset as a background.

Still get shiver up and down my spine every time I watched my video of this Kecak dance. So serene and beautiful.

If you’re planning to go to Bali, go to Uluwatu, see the dance and please tell me that I’m not overrated.

Have a fun trip!

I’m a beginner who abused the 18-135mm lens, with no filter and no edit.

Source: Wikipedia

Please excuse my bad grammar.

Google Celebrate Amelia Earheart 115 Years Birthday

Amelia Earhart would be 115 years old today, and to mark the occasion, Google created a stylish homage to the aviation pioneer in the form of a doodle.

She became as famous for her disappearance in 1937 over the Pacific Ocean near Howland Island as she tried to circumnavigate the world. No traces of her or her aircraft, a Lockheed Model 10 Electra, were found.

Earhart was born in Kansas on 24 July, 1897, but she didn’t fly until 1920 in Long Beach, California. “By the time I had got two or three hundred feet off the ground I knew I had to fly,” she said.

Kemaro Island, Musi River, Palembang in Pictures Day 3 (July 4th, 2012)

The old man jump into the water to pull the boat out of the shallow estuary of the river. Feel bad that he have to do that before the engine start.

When you are in Palembang and have enough time, go to Kemaro Island, it’s somewhere in the middle of the Musi River. The name means that the island never gets flood even though the Musi River on a high tide. It’s tiny delta located about 6 kilometers downstream of Ampera Bridge, but don’t expect spectacular thing. There is a Chinese vihara (klenteng Hok Tjing Rio) on it. Kemaro Island lies between the industrial areas of Sriwijaya Plant Fertilizer and Pertamina Oil Refinery in Plaju and Gerong River. Forty kilometers from Palembang, Kemaro Island is a popular recreation site. On the island there is a Buddha temple that often visited by Buddhist to pray or to visit the graves. A great religious event Cap Go Meh is held in Kemaro Island a month after Imlek New Year. The fancy Cap Go Meh on the island have various showtimes characteristic, such as the Pagoda decorated with lights, Barongsai (Lion Dance), the Chinese puppet art and Liong (Dragon Dance). It’s the best time to visit Kemaro and many people go there even from Singapore and Malaysia.

The story about Kemaro Island’s Legend in Bahasa Indonesia

The island has a legend of love affair between Siti Fatimah, the daughter of Palembang King, who was proposed by the Son of Chinese King named Tan Bun Ann. Tan Bun Ann was required by Siti Fatimah to prepare 9 jugs containing gold. Tan Bun Ann’s parents agreed with it and to avoid an attack from pirates they covered the jugs with vegetables. When the ship arrived in Palembang, Tan Bun Ann examined the jugs and surprised he found out that the jugs only contained vegetables. He became disappointed and he threw all the jugs into the river. However, one of the jugs hit the ship and broke into pieces and the gold inside came into sight.

Regrets for what he had done, he decided to dive to find the other jugs and the loyal bodyguard followed him. Seeing this, Siti Fatimah decided to do the same thing and said, “If a land emerges on this river, it is a place where I will be buried.”

Legend of true love is hereditary and storied famous until now.

The nine-story Pagoda

Laughing Buddha and the Pagoda

Got the pictures at Kemaro Island, enjoyed fresh coconut water and ready to cruise the river with that slow-long-tail-boat.

Just realized how big Musi River is by looking at this ship of PUSRI

Ship from Samarinda

A disuse ship that became a home, next to it is a Musi Floating Clinic

People bath and do the laundry at the river

Limas Traditional House

These ornate wooden houses are built on stilts and come complete with hand-carved columns, doors and window frames. Limas houses are built along riversides but are not facing the waterfront to allow daily household activities to be conducted in private. This must-see architecture usually comes in 15-20m in width and 30-60m in length.

16 Ilir Market, lined of mini restaurant and floating café

16 Ilir Market is a multi storey bazaar situated near Masjid Agung. It’s a good place to buy traditional Palembang textile called Songket, which can be found in the form of clothes, shoes, purses, cushion covers, calligraphy, handicrafts and many more. Indonesian artists are touted to craft some of the finest wood-carvings to be found in the world. Visitors are welcomed to bargain!

Floating café under the Ampera Bridge

There are many floating café with which one can enjoy Musi River and tasting local coffee and cuisine under the Ampera Bridge and in front of Benteng Kuto Besak.

Musi River and Ampera Bridge

To reach the island, go to Intirub, it was a tire factory (because my hotel is near to Intirub), take a long-tail-boat, bargain for Rp 100,000 – Rp 120,000 for a boat to take you to Kemaro Island and Ampera Bridge. It’s interesting to cruise on a small boat for about an hour with all of the view that I’ve never seen it before. I kinda worried with the wave from bigger boat every time it passes us, but it’s quiet an experience. What  I worried was my camera, I was afraid that the boat will flip over and my camera would…….oh, what was I thinking, it safe though, my camera survived :D

Source: Booklet of Tourism & Cultural Office of Palembang City

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