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Rabu, 15 Desember 2010

Arab Village

Posted by Adrx Travel On 18.43 No comments

This is the Arab village in Surabaya, East Java. The village is situated in two districts. Namely District Semampir and Tandes. Located approximately ten miles from downtown Surabaya.

If using a motor vehicle, this village can be reached in about an hour from Surabaya. As the name implies, in this village community living Arab or Middle Eastern descent, mingled with the natives and citizens of other newcomers.

About 40 percent of the residents of this village are of Arab descent. Therefore, people with typical physique Middle East, there are many here.

Dwelling people of Arab descent can be easily identified. Their house has distinctive features, with two doors and two supporting pillars, and the terrace in front of the house.

A small door is for the homeowner and their family members. While the large doors of the gate is a door for guests.

At the front of the house there is a bathroom dedicated to receiving guests. The host can not use this bathroom. Their livelihood mainly as a merchant.

They sell various kinds of goods, ranging from clothes, perfume, tools of worship, until the fruit kurma.Keberadaan people of Arab descent in this place is inseparable from the history of Sunan Ampel, who is of Arab descent.

Sunan Ampel come to this area of Campa in the early collapse of the Majapahit Kingdom, around 1400 BC, along with Arab merchants.

Hashim family still has a relationship with Sunan Ampel. Until now he still remains firmly maintain the culture of his ancestors.

Female family members are not allowed to show themselves in public. Includes highlighted camera. Ampel area can be regarded as the forerunner presence of Arab descent in Indonesia.

Since the Arabs first came to Indonesia to this area, together with Sunan Ampel. The family of Arab descent who live in this village is the family Habib Mohamed. This family is more open.

Habib inherited this house for generations. In this place he lives with his wife and their children and grandchildren. Everyday she works as a teacher and also sells honey and Arabic coffee.

Family Habib Muhammad was a devout Muslim. Almost every day, this family activity is always filled with reading the Quran, and pray.

In terms of appetite, Habib family is also not abandon the tradition of his ancestors, namely rice kebuli.

The rice is made of rice mixed with spices and goat meat is a special meal this family. Kebuli rice usually served at dinner together is done in such a special place hall.

In terms of looking for a mate, like other citizens of Arab descent, Habib still adhere to the tradition of his family for generations.

Only boys are allowed to marry with another nation, while girls can only marry a fellow man of Arab descent.

Times may change, but tradition heritage should remain enforced. That principle held by citizens of this Arab village. They will continue to maintain that tradition until the end of time.




Selasa, 14 Desember 2010

Banua Mbaso Traditional House

Posted by Adrx Travel On 14.20 1 comment

Banua Mbaso or commonly known as the Sou King means a big house or house of the king. Mbaso Banua This is the traditional home of Central Sulawesi, which passed by a tribal royal family Kaili. Houses of this type was first built by King Palu, Jodjokodi, in 1892. This house is the unofficial residence for manganese or king and his family, particularly those living in coastal areas and cities. Houses of this kind can be found in some areas in Central Sulawesi. Banua Mbaso built by King Hammer who was hundreds of years, it is still well maintained.

Overall, the building Banua Mbaso divided into three rooms, namely:

    * Lonta karawana (front room). This room used to receive guests. Before there was a table and chairs, in this room were spread onysa (mat). This room also serves as a bed of guests who stay overnight.
    * Lonta order ugana (living room). The room is special to receive guests who still have family.
    * Lonta rorana (back room). This room serves as dining room. Sometimes the dining room was also in good lonta ugana. In the back corner of this room special for children's bedrooms for girls easily monitored by parents.

To urang avu (the kitchen), wells and latrines, made additional buildings or other room in the back which is separated from the main building. To connect the main building with kitchen space is created for covered bridge called hambate or in the Bugis language called jongke. In this covered bridge, usually made pekuntu, ie open space for wind-wind. Under the main building, normally used as work space for woodworking or a place to rest during the day. While the attic of the house used to store the heirlooms and others.

Building Banua Mbaso have a fairly unique architectural and artistic. Uniquely, this house-shaped stage which is a blend of the traditional house architecture (Bugis) in South Sulawesi and South Kalimantan custom house. Building a house is supported by a number of pillars of square logs of wood four high-quality options, such as ironwood, parrots, or the like, so that the building of this house can last hundreds of years. Pyramid-shaped roof of this building is decorated with triangular carvings called panapiri. Interestingly, at the end of the ridge of the front and rear laid carved crown-called Bangko Bangko.

Building Banua Mbaso looks more artistic, because almost all parts of the building was given a decoration in the form of Arabic calligraphy and carved with motifs of flowers and leaves. Trappings are included on jelusi-jelusi doors or windows, building walls, attic, hall, roof edge stream, papanini, and-Bangko Bangko. All these decorations symbolize fertility, dignity, hospitality and prosperity for the residents.

To watch the uniqueness and heritage of King keartistikan Banua Mbaso Palu, the tourists can come to the Village or better known as Kampung Lere Lere, in Palu. For information, Lere village was the center of the Kingdom of Palu in the past (centuries XVII - XX). Besides in Palu, the tourists can also watch traditional houses in some areas of Palu in Central Sulawesi, as in District Sigi Biromaru and Tawaeili (Donggala) and in the District Parigi.

To reach the village of Kelurahan Lere Lere or not difficult, because the village is included in the city of Palu. The tourists can use public transportation in the form of buses and taxis that operate daily in the city of Palu. While Donggala located about 15 km east of Palu City can be reached by using a four-wheeled vehicles around 30-40 minutes.




Senin, 13 Desember 2010

Betang Tumbang Gagu Houses

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Houses Betang Tumbang Gagu built in 1870 and among the highest in Kalimantan because of distance from the house with lands reaching five meters. Betang house is located in the Katingan Regency

Privileges Betang house tumbles Gagu can be seen from the side of architecture as well as the symbolic meaning. Because of these attractions appropriate to understand the customs of the population of Central Kalimantan.

One thing that is interesting about this house is a ladder that deliberately not permanent so that can be raised and moved into the house at any time

In the past, the life of Dayak tribes who resided in the interior of Borneo that live in groups. Where is the life they lead must be passed along, it was manifested in a work that is, Huma Betang (House Betang).

Betang has unique characteristics can be observed from the elongated shape and have only found a staircase and entrance into the Betang. Stairs as a means of connecting to the Betang called hejot. Betang built high from the ground surface is intended to avoid things that are unsettling the occupants Betang, such as avoiding enemy that can come suddenly, the beast, or the flooding that sometimes hit Betang. Almost all Betang can be found on the outskirts of big rivers in Kalimantan.

Betang built typically large, can reach 30-150 feet in length and width can reach about 10-30 feet, has a pole that is about 3-5 meters. Betang built using high quality wood materials, namely ironwood (Eusideroxylon zwageri T et B), in addition to having forces that can stand up to hundreds of years as well as anti-termite.

Betang usually inhabited by 100-150 people in it, was certainly an atmosphere that is in it. Betang arguably the home tribe, because in addition to in it there is one big family who become residents and led also by a Pambakas Lewu. In the Betang divided into several rooms occupied by each family.

On the front page usually contained Betang hall as a place to receive guests as well as traditional meeting place. On the front page Betang in addition there can also be found sapundu hall. Sapundu is a statue, or totems, which generally in human form that has a distinctive carvings. Sapundu has a function as a place to tie the animals to be sacrificed for the ceremonial procession. Sometimes there are also patahu Betang page that serves as a house of worship.

On the back of Betang can be found a small hall called tukau used as warehouses for storing agricultural equipment, such as lisung or Halu. In Betang also there is a place that serve as weapons storage area, the place was called bawong. On the front or the back Betang usually there are also stumbled. Stumbled is a place where the bones of the dead and the family has gone through the process tiwah ceremony.

One of the Dayak tribe habit is that raising animals such as dogs, birds, cats, pigs, or cows. In addition to wanting to care for dogs, Dayak tribe is also in desperate need of a dog's role as a 'friend' the faithful at the time of hunting in the woods belanntara. In times past the Dayak tribe has not ever want to eat dog meat, because the Dayak tribe has considered the dog as a faithful companion who always accompany especially when in the forest. Because it considers dogs as part of the Dayak tribe, the dog was also given a name like a human.

Very unfortunate as the modernization of the buildings today, Betang now almost at the end of extinction, whereas Betang is one form of manifestation of a spirit and togetherness Dayak tribe. Maybe later Betang will truly extinct but it is our responsibility to the ancestors to keep the spirit of Huma Betang. We must realize this in itself would have sense to keep fighting the culture of their ancestors.