Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Do you know dakon?


Kids Play Dakon

Dakon, one of  my past childhood game in Indonesia. There are so many names from this games sometimes it is called congkak, and Philippines people called it Sungka. Well, I think sometimes in the past, this game become famous especially in south east Asia region. This game is very much favoured by children, mostly girls, in Indonesia. I don't know why girl likes it so much. It is a typically Javanese games which is played when girls come together to have fun. They get really excited all through the game, smarting each other in the process.

Monday, 25 April 2011

Laut Tawar Lake : The hidden beauty in Aceh

Laut Tawar Lake : The hidden beauty in Aceh

Laut Tawar Lake or tasteless lake in english is located at eastern city of Takengon, in the high plains of Gayo (1,250 meters above sea level), Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam. It is a lake with a broad approximately 5,472 ha, around 17 km in length and have 5.5 km in width, the volume of water Liter approximately 2.5 trillion (2,537,483,884 m3). Population around this lake is about 21,487 peoples (2002), with 23 villages around it.

This lake can reached from Takengon through the City of Bireuen.There is a small bus terminal at Takengon. The buses need about 5 hours to get Laut Tawar lake and the bus's ticket costs about 3 dollar. Bireun is not only way to get Laut Tawar Lake, we also can go to Takengon from Blang Keujeren and Kutacane.

Laut Tawar lake is one of Aceh people's pride. It is one best tourist attraction, visited by many domestic and foreign tourists. Laut Tawar Lake is a water source that is used not only by the people in Takengon, but also by people in other Aceh's districts.

Gede Pangrango National Park

Gede Pangrango National Park

Gede Pangrango National Park,  was established under a declaration made by the Indonesia's minister of Agriculture on 6th March, 1980.
The park, covering 15,196 ha, evolved from several already existing conservation areas: Cibodas Nature Reseve (240 ha), gazetted in 1889, was the oldest reserve in Indonesia and in 1925 was extended to 1,040 ha; Cimungkat Nature Reserve (56 ha) gazetted in 1919; situgunung Recreational Park (120 ha) gazetted in 1975; and Mount Gede Pangrango nature Reserve (14,000 ha) gazetted in 1978.

The park is located at longitudes 106°51'-107°02' East and latitudes 6°41-6°51' South. Administratively, it is shared concerning the Regencies of Bogor, Cianjur and Sukabumi.

The Gede-Pangrango area has been the centre of research over line of investigation terminated the keep on two centuries, so establishing its worldwide reputation. Sir Thomas Raffles organized the building of a path on the south-eastern slopes in 1811, although the most basic recorded climb of Mount Gede was by C.G.C. Reinwardt in 1819. Other explorations were conducted by F.W. Junghuhn (1839-1861), J.E. Teysmann (1839), A.R. Wallace (1861), S.H. Koorders (1890), M. Treub (1891) and W.M. Forefront Leeuen (1911). C.G.G.J. Forefront Steenis (1920-1952) collected and considered at this point in grounding designed for his at present famous charge: "The Mountain Flora of Java". In print in 1972.