S: Travels of Indonesia
FC: My Travels to Indonesia | By: Holly Mara
1: Photos of Indonesia | women at water temple | These women are heading to the water temple to make their offerings to the gods. This is very common in rural areas of Bali where there are many farmers. The people go to temples to pray to the gods for good harvest.
2: Water Temple Fountains | Families head to the temples to pray, but also to clean themselves of any wrong doings. This father is cleansing his son in the temple waters. The temple supplies the people with the cleanest water.
3: Volcanic Plans | These used to be grasslands before a volcanic eruption occurred on the island. It is now covered in ash and dirt without much plant life. The people built a temple on the plains because of the peace and quietness since no one dares to live near the volcano.
4: Ancient Hillsides | These hillsides were carved out by generations of farmers who once lived in these villages. The people who live there now maintain it so they are able to grow a plentiful harvest like their ancestors.
5: Rice-Paddy Farmer | This is one of the many rice-paddy farms found in the rural parts of Indonesia. Families usually live on the farms and harvest the rice once a year. The farmers are able to get up to three rice paddy crops per year.
6: Bali's Terraced Fields | These fields were created to maximize farming space for crops and provide plenty of water for them. These fields were created generations ago and are being used by people today to grow rice and other crops.
7: Kamora River | These are the native people of Mioko river traveling across the river to gather food and other items they need to live. The make their boats by hallowing out trees and carving them out.
8: Mioko River | These are the villagers of Mioko along side of the Kamora River. They live in huts made out of trees and plants, which provide them with food and shelter. They are able to get other supplies by traveling up the river to less rural areas
9: High Way Fruit Vendor | This is a common site to see when traveling up major roads heading towards more populated regions. Tropical fruits are usually sold depending on the season. The most common fruits to find are mangoes, pineapples and other citrus fruits.
10: Offerings | In temples, people go to statues and lay foods and flowers in front of them as offerings to the gods. They do this in order to ask the gods for a good harvest year. The people of Bali survive off of what they grow with their harvest.
11: Artifacts of Indonesia | Boma : Protective Spirit | Indonesians prayed to Boma for protection for their family and their harvest. They are placed outside of gates and houses to ward off any evil spirits trying to enter.They were also put in and outside of temples so the gods would be protected.
12: Court Woman Puppet | These puppets were used in plays when showing people famous tales about the ancestor. This shows a Java woman and what she would traditionally wear. These puppets have been made over these hundreds years.
13: Priest Carving | These carvings were made my artist hundreds of years ago in Indonesia and they usually portray someone of importance. The coil on the top of the head shows that it is a person of royalty.
14: Men's Selimut | These are "selimuts or better known as blankets weaved and dyed by women for their husbands. The technique is called batiking, which is really common among Indonesian woman when making clothes and other items for their family.
15: My Letters
18: It seems that in his official speech Terauchi informed them of three things: 1. that the independence would extend over the whole territory of the former Netherlands Indies; 2. that, at the discretion of the imperial government, the independence would only begin, when the preparatory work would have been finished; that is to say gradually, so Java first, after that the Outer Provinces, in proportion as the preparatory committees to be established in Sumatra and Borneo would finish their work. 3. finally the independence would have to be in accordance with the demands of the war. The Indonesians should continue to support the Japanese in their struggle against the Allied Powers | Indonesian Declaration of Independence
19: Indonesian Constitution | I. The Constitution as a part of the Basic Law The Constitution of the country is only a part of its basic law. It is the written part. In addition, there is the unwritten part of the basic law which comprises principal regulations that grow and are preserved in the conduct of state affairs. Indeed, to study the basic law (droit constitutionnel) of a country we cannot only analyze the articles of the constitution (loi constitutionnelle). We need to know the circumstances and the spiritual background (geistlicher hintergrund) that led to the drafting of the document. We cannot understand the constitution of any country whatsoever by reading the text alone. To gain a thorough understanding of such constitution we have to know how the text came into existence, the conditions that prevailed at the time. In this way we can grasp the fundamental ideas and the basic reasoning underlying the constitution.
20: Indonesian Articles | Indonesian boom highlights infrastructure crisis | Rows of cargo containers clutter the tarmac outside an overflowing warehouse at Jakarta’s airport where there are not enough landing slots for all the planes. The chaotic scene offers the most graphic illustration of how strong economic expansion is straining Indonesia’s worn out infrastructure just as it emerges, once again, as a regional power. The young democracy of 240m may be booming, but the situation at the capital’s airport epitomises one of the biggest problems holding back south-east Asia’s largest economy: its roads, ports, power plants and bridges have fallen far behind its needs because of years of government underspending.
21: Semarang, C Java (ANTARA News) - Environment Minister Gusti Muhammad Hatta said there was a total of 15 lakes in different parts of Indonesia that were now in critical condition and urgently needed to be rehabilitated. "The lakes are located in various parts of the country such as Lake Rawa Pening in Central Java and Lake Toba in North Sumatra," the minister said after opening the second National Conference on Indonesian Lakes (KNDI) here on Friday. He said that the efforts to restore the lakes critical conditions would be made in the short and long terms schemes. | Fifteen Indonesian lakes in critical condition : Minister
22: Indonesia: China, Indonesia Sign Trade Deal; Other Development | The governments of China and Indonesia April 29 signed a trade agreement intended to bolster economic cooperation between the two countries on economic matters and to increase the volume of their trade. The deal, which was signed during Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao's April 29-30 visit to Indonesia, included about $8 billion in Chinese government loans to fund Indonesian infrastructure projects, including rail lines, roadways and an expansion of the electrical grid. [See 2010 International News: China-ASEAN Free Trade Area Opens; 2005 China: Sino-Indonesian Pacts Reported] Wen said that China sought to increase trade between Indonesia and China to $80 billion per year by 2015, up from $42 billion in 2010. He also said that a delegation of Chinese businesspeople was expected to sign off on $10 billion in business deals with Indonesia during his visit.
23: Indonesia continues expanding sea conservation areas | Lombok Barat, West Nusa Tenggara (ANTARA News) - Indonesia continues expanding its sea conservation areas to increase water productivity and develop marine potentials with a clear direction in line with international expectations, an official from the fisheries and marine resource ministry said. "The sea conservation areas are continuously expanded and until 2014 minimally five percent of our sea ecosystem will have been designated as conservation areas," the director general for coastal marine resources and small islands, Sudirman Saad, said at the opening of a discussion on small islands` adaptation to climate change here on Monday.
24: Indonesian Among Five Al Qaeda Terrorists Killed in Yemen | Aden, Yemen. Five Al Qaeda suspects, among them an Indonesian, were killed in artillery shelling on their strongholds in Yemen’s south, a government official said on Tuesday. “Two Al Qaeda gunmen were killed in artillery shelling by the army in Zinjibar,” the official in the nearby town of Jaar, where their bodies were taken. The official identified one of the men as an Indonesian, while he said that the other was a Yemeni.
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