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The Sign of Indonesia

May 30, 2010

5 Beautiful Beaches in Indonesia


1. Senggigi Beach, Lombok

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Senggigi Beach is a famous tourist spot in Lombok.
It is located on the west coast of Lombok Island. Senggigi Beach is not as big as Kuta Beach in Bali, but once we were here will feel like staying in Kuta Beach, Bali. Coastal beaches are still beautiful, although there are still littered with trash because the leaves are rarely cleaned. Very beautiful underwater scenery, and tourists can do snorkling much as you like because the wave is not too large. Coral reefs cause waves towered into the middle of the break in the middle. It is also available hotels with prices ranging from expensive to economically valuable hotel.

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The Making of Angklung



Angklung is a kind of music instrument that made from bamboo material and it has special tone and rhytm. Angklung made from some instrument that consist of bamboo tubes with different size. They are arranged and configured on a small frame. To make sound from angklung, you just moves it gently, and unique sound may appear from it.
There are some steps to make angklung, i.e. choosing the bamboo, making the parts of angklung, tuning the voice tube, finishing, and maintenance. Every steps will be explained on next following section.
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Indonesian Aerospace : “Indonesian People Masterpiece”

Indonesian Aerospace (IAe) (Indonesian: PT. Dirgantara Indonesia (DI)) is an Indonesian aerospace company in Asia with core competence in aircraft design, development and manufacturing of civilian and military regional commuter aircraft. The company was formerly known as Industri Pesawat Terbang Nusantara (IPTN) or Industri Pesawat Terbang Nurtanio (IPTN).

Established in 1976 as a state owned company, it has developed its capability as aircraft manufacturer and diversified its product not only in the field of aircraft but also other area such as Telecommunication, Automotive, Maritime, Information Technology, Oil & Gas, Control & Automation, Military, Simulation Technology, Industrial Turbine, and Engineering Services.

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Philosophy of Javanese Traditional Alphabets (Hanacaraka)



Javanese alphabet or usually called Hanacaraka, is alphabet that inherited from Brahmi alphabet that also used on ancient Javanese manuscript, Maduranese language, Sundanese language, Balinese language, and Sasak tribe language. It has same pattern with Hindi alphabet from India, or famoustly called Pallawa alphabet.
Javanese alphabet, from every alphabet pattern on it, have some philosophy. It based on Hinduism or Buddhism, religion that adopt by ancient Javanese people. These philosophy symbolize the harmony of life between human, God, and nature. Here's the philosophy that explained below.






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Komodo National Park


Indonesia has a diversity of flora and fauna, with its tropical climate, strongly support such diversity. As for all sorts of unique fauna in Indonesia, like a dwarf from Sulawesi, rhinos from Banten, and orangutans from Borneo. This time I will discuss about the komodo dragon, komodo dragon is the animal that originated from Indonesia, komodo dragons have their own island, the island is protected by the government, namely Komodo National Park, lies between the province of East Nusa Tenggara and West Nusa Tenggara.

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Joey Plam



The flora of Indonesia consists of many unique varieties of tropical plants. Blessed with a tropical climate and around 18,000 islands, Indonesia is a nation with the second largest biodiversity in the world. Indonesia has a strange plant, commonly called Joey Palm. Joey Palm that have a scientific name Johannestijsmania altifrons has a very large leaf size reaches six meters. Leaves reach 1 meter wide. Unfortunately only a few are aware of the existence of this unique plant's leaves.


Joey Palm by some quarters (including the Ministry of Forestry of Indonesia) is claimed to be endemic plants of Sumatra, Indonesia which can only be found in the area of Aras Napal, Besitang. An area in Langkat included in the Gunung Leuser National Park area. But from the few references that I can, the unique leaf was also to be found in Thailand, Malaysia, Sarawak, western Borneo and Sumatra, Indonesia.
Joey Palm is one of four species of the genus Johannestijsmania which grows only in Southeast Asia. The leaf is a member of the family Arecaceae (Palm).
Joey Palm the scientific name is taken from the name of Professor Teijsman (Teymann Johannes Elias), a Dutch botanist who first discovered this unique genus of plants in the interior of Sumatra, Indonesia in the early 19th century.
Joey Palm characteristics is unique plant's leaves (Johannestijsmania altifrons) is a member or a palm Palmae (Arecaceae). This unique characteristic of the plant has a leaf-shaped diamond with a size reaching six meters long and one meter wide, although the average is found only along the three-meter and direct the leaves sticking out of the ground because of this unique plant stem just short and usually hidden in the ground.
Unique plant breeding more of the leaf comes from the seeds and saplings rather than a thick leather-covered by a round and toothed.
Because of the size and leaves a strong, local communities, formerly used as a unique leaf roof of his house. Even today many people in Besitang, Langkat who use Joey Palm (Johannestijsmania altifrons) to make the roof of a hut in his fields.
Along the increasing deforestation, forest fires and land clearing so that the plants a big show, which became a unique shade of the leaves is reduced. This resulted in direct sunlight shining on the leaves, which eventually kills the leaves of this unique.
May the leaves of the plants unique to the leaves reach 6 feet in length was still able to survive from extinction even though until now still few people who knew much less notice.
Author: Shera
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Indonesian Youth Reaching Achievements Of The World


Now after 100 years, Indonesia incised resurrection milestone for free from the shackles of colonialism. Condition nations of Indonesia is still colored by weight issues. Poverty and unemployment remain high. Level of education also remains low. But behind it all, many children are successful nation in the international achievement. They are not constrained by circumstances.

Despite 62 years of independent Indonesia and the Indonesian people exactly 100 years pioneered the revival of an era, but the world of education in Indonesia is still facing many fundamental issues.
System that is always changing every change minister, standardized system of graduation, building infrastructure and equipment that is not feasible until a minimal education budget. But there were dozens of Indonesian children successful achievement in the international arena in various fields of physics, mathematics, biology, sports to art.

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