Tear Sheet : Into The Earth

My travel photo story about Jomblang and Grubug cave, which have a depth around  100 m  (328.084 ft) at Gunung Kidul area in Yogyakarta, featured at Forbes Indonesia Magazine (November 2012 Issue).

 

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Tear Sheet : National Geographic Traveler Indonesia, Oktober 2012

Odometer, alat pengukur jarak di mobil, mencatat 4.786 kilometer. Perjalanan ini benar-benar petualangan berkendara mobil terpanjang yang pernah saya lakukan, tanpa pengemudi cadangan.

 

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Marsio di Forbes Indonesia

Meliput orang-orang ‘kaya’ atau pebisnis terkemuka menjadi hal yang biasa di majalah Forbes Indonesia (FI). Namun ada sesuatu yang istimewa di FI edisi Mei 2011 ini yaitu munculnya fotografer Marsio Juwono dalam rubrik Forbes Life.

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Indonesia Blog Award from “Internet Sehat”

Woww.. amazing, baru beberapa jam pihak Internet Sehat Blog & Content Award (ISBA) 2010 mengumumkan award ini di media detik.com, langsung ratusan orang mengunjungi blog saya yang masih tergolong muda ini. Sungguh ini merupakan kegembiraan tersendiri menerima apresiasi ini dan mengetahui banyak pengunjung yang membaca tulisan-tulisan sederhana saya. Barangkali ini akan menjadi rekor jumlah pembaca yang mengunjungi blog ini.

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Baduy’s Honey Road

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.

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Baduy’s Honey Road (Print Version)

 

From National Geographic Magazine Indonesia

 

 

 

 

 

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The Denggal Dance

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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I La Galigo

Theatre, dancevisionary work by Robert Wilson. I LA GALIGO features a cast of 50 Indonesia’s finest performers. The music has been researched and composed by Indonesian master Rahayu Supanggah.

The theatre work is inspired by Sureq Galigo (Galigo Manuscripts), an epic poem of the Bugis people of South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Longer than the Mahabharata and comparable to the adventures of Ulysses in Homer’s Odyssey, the epic tells the story of the creation of the Middle World and the first six generations of its inhabitants.

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‘Survivor’ yang Terlupakan

Survivor

Belasan orang terdiam membisu. Sebagian mereka nyaris tanpa baju dengan tubuh merlumur lumpur dan mengering. Ada yang duduk dan berdiri. Namun mereka tidak berkata-kata, hanya memegang potret . Potret dari wajah-wajah yang bagi orang umum tidak begitu dikenal karena memang bukan portret public figure atau selebritis. Mereka adalah wajah-wajah dari korban lumpur di Sidoarjo yang juga dikenal dengan Lumpur Lapindo. Itulah “Survivor” sebuah art performance yang disuguhkan seniman Dadang Christanto dalam penutupan Biennale Jogja X yang digelar beberapa bulan yang lalu.

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Indonesia’s Historic Poll

Indonesia’s first ever presidential election is a massive enterprise, with more than 150 million eligible voters spread across 14,000 islands and three time zones. Presidential elections were held in Indonesia on July 5, and September 20, 2004. In the second round former security minister Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono defeated incumbent President Megawati Sukarnoputri. Yudhoyono was inaugurated on October 20. The second round of Indonesia’s historic first direct presidential election has taken place successfully, in a general atmosphere of calm, order, and open participation. This represents a major step in the country’s ongoing democratic transition.

Photo by: Ahmad Zamroni

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