Author: VJ

Sangiang island, Cikoneng, Anyer, Serang, Banten

Sangiang island, Cikoneng village, Anyer subdistrict, Serang, Banten, is a small island at the north-west side of Anyer subdistrict. Located in the Sunda Strait, it is approximately one hour boat away from Paku Harbour of...

Derawan islands (Kepulauan Derawan), Berau

Derawan islands consist of 31 islands including Pulau Derawan, Pulau Kakaban, Pulau Sangalaki, Pulau Maratua, Pulau Panjang dan Pulau Samama.  It lies on Sulawesi sea at Berau Regency, East Kalimantan Province. Two inhabitant islands...

Batutumonga

20 km north of Rantepao and approx 1.5 hour drive away, Batutumonga is located at the slope of Sesean Mountain, the highest mountain at Tana Toraja. It offers Tana Toraja landscapes beautiful view, including lush...

Tondok Lepongan Bulan Tana Matari ‘Allo

Tana Toraja Regency is located at northern part of South Sulawesi Province. Since 2008, it has divided into two Regions: Tana Toraja Regency with its capital Makale and Toraja Utara Regency with its capital...

Ceremonials

There are two important rituals in Torajan’s lives: Rambu Solok (the death ceremony) and Rambu Tuka (the wedding ceremony, rice harvest celebration and other celebration). Rambu Solok is a parade towards the burial. It...

Alang – The Granary

Opposite each Tongkonan house is the family rice barn called “Alang”. An Alang is built on six (or eight) large wooden piles from Banga tree. The top part of an Alang is used to...

Tongkonan – Torajan traditional house

    A Tongkonan is a boat-shaped traditional house in Toraja where the nobles and tribe leaders live. A Tongkonan does not only function as a place to live, but it also reflects the...