The Baduy (or Badui), who call themselves Kanekes, are a traditional community living in the western part of the Indonesian province of Banten, near Rangkasbitung. Their population of between 5,000 and 8,000 is centered in the Kendeng mountains at an elevation of 300-500 meters (975′-1,625′) above sea level. Their homeland in Banten, Java is contained in just 50 km² (20 sq. miles) of hilly fores.
Members of the Baduy tribe safeguard their traditional ways of life by resisting any form of modernity. They obey the entire set of custom, including traditional prohibitions.
The Denggal dance is a special dance from Walsa tribe in Waris, part of Keerom district in Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia. This dance is performed before starting the process of making the sago flour.
The Walsa Tribe always performs The Danggal Dance accompanied by a song or the local call sanggal, the meaning is to celebrate and to communicate each other on the way to reach the celebration place.
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The winners of the prestigious 5th annual World Underwater international underwater photography & video competition have been announced! Thousands of entries from dozens of countries around the world impressed an esteemed judging panel. Each year the bar is set higher and we congratulate all of the participants from for such magnificent ocean related imagery.
The 2010 Photocrati Fund competition is now open. Deadline for application submissions is March 15, 2010 (by 11pm GMT).
What is the Photocrati Fund?
The Photocrati Fund offers $5000 grants to non-professional photographers to undertake important humanitarian and environmental photography projects. Our goal is to identify outstanding, up-and-coming photographers and give them the resources necessary to pursue projects that will have a tangible and positive effect on the world.
We will offer one grant in 2010. The application deadline is March 15, 2010, and the award will be announced in June 2010.
Mengunjungi Tana Toraja yang memiliki beragam tradisi dan alam pegunungan yang elok, terasa belum lengkap apabila tidak melihat dari dekat kehidupan serta keramahan masyarakatnya. Itulah yang menjadi alasan kami berdua mengunjungi Ma’dong.
Dari Rantepao, dengan mengendarai ojek saya menuju Ma’dong. Kondisi jalan yang separuh beraspal dan separuh tanah berbatu serasa menambah keasikan tersendiri perjalanan ini. Beruntung cuaca sangat cerah karena jika hujan tentu jalan tanah dan berbatu serta menanjak yang saya lalui akan sulit dilintasi. Setelah 2 jam perjalanan dan menempuh sekitar 35 kilometer akhirnya kami sampai di tempat tujuan.