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Indonesia Land: November 2008

Indonesia Land

November 17, 2008

Mentawai Island: The Hidden Paradise

Located in the heart of the Indian Ocean, 150 km and is 9 hours drive from Padang, West Sumatra Mentawai brilliantly, with all the spirits of nature and make it an extraordinary escape from a hectic life of the field. Mentawai is the natural habitat of 16 endemic species, some of them as endangered species such as mono Simakobu (SIMI concolor eat leaves as a staple food).

This life of the Mentawai people as a legacy of the Neolithic period and have a strong believe in the spirit of his life influenced by nature. They believe that nature is the center of life. All attributes of a true Mentawai a perfect place for a cultural experience, here you will find a very fascinating and indigenous culture, traditional fabrics, art, music and lifestyle. All of the attributes of culture reflects its strong respect for nature.

Tattooing is one of the most important symbol of the Mentawai people, their maturity, masculinity and status. The art of painting in this body inherit from their ancestors. The tattoo ink, of course, from the streets.

Among surfers, Mentawai is the best place to demand their challenges and beauty of nature. The beaches offer one of the highest wave in the world, from 3 to 4 meters, completely challenge his intestine. After your free space in this hidden paradise island, next to the paddle on the world's best surfing. It is not your own surfers, if you havent ride waves Mentawais said the majority of surfers, their experience in the browser Mentawai
There are four last dive spot here in Mentawai, Siberut, Sipora, paddle Utara (Northern paddle) and paddle Selatan (South paddle). You can have a major waves throughout the whole year here, but the best waves are during the dry season from March to October. Make sure that the good to explore all the glassy surface waves, because the best way to right their browsing experience is characterized by the pursuit of their own.


November 04, 2008

Kecak Dance - Hindu epic Ramayana

The Kecak dance is one of the most famous of Balinese dances. It is unusual because it has no musical accompaniment like many other Indonesian dances do, the pace of dance from the song "monkey" at the same time. Instead, a pwersa more than 150-Chested naked men serve as chorus, a cacophony of wonderful dubbed "Chak-achak-achak" click sounds, while rolling their bodies and their hands. From songs, that noise from "Cak-CAK - CAK", and then Kecak dance was her name.

What a Kecak dance so attractive to watch are the fifty men in checkered pants. Both the choir and goods, music and history with a series of faithful singing chants that changes in the status of players. Can not sit still, either, wave their arms to simulate fire, and reposition them around the stage to represent air and fire, prison cells, and invisible hands in protection from God.

The dance is played on five tasks and lasts about 45 minutes. This is from the Hindu epic Ramayana, which tells the story of Prince Rama and Princess Sita rescue of that kidnapped by the evil king of Lanka, Rahwana and any use of the white monkey army, Rama saves his wife and defeats evil Rahwana.

Kecak participate in a story should be on every visitor to Bali. This is a great experience, and a window on musical and artistic culture, the Balinese a special person.

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