Saturday, January 31, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Mt. Bromo is without doubt East Java's most well known attraction. The pre-dawn departure and trek across the mountain's 'sand sea' to watch the sun rise at the crater rim has become a daily ritual, joined by visitors from all over the world. Although by no means the highest mountain in the region, Bromo has gained a reputation on account of its fantastic surrounding landscape. Little wonder that this mountain has been revered for centuries by the local inhabitants, the Tenggerese, who claim descent from a princess of Majapahit. Each year, on the fourteenth day of the Tenggerese month of Kasodo, which falls in December, a special ceremony is held on the sand sea below the crater of Bromo. Livestock and agricultural produce are offered to the spirit of the mountain as a kind of thanksgiving, and as a request for a bountiful harvest in the coming year. The Tenggerese believe that failure to observe this annual ceremony will result in a calamity.
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Penebel Butterfly Park in Bali :
from Tabanan city Bali. we can find it near the street, not so difficult to find it. maybe all of you know Jatiluwih(Tourism objek in Penebel), if you go to Jatiluwih, you will pass this park.
so many kind of butterfly there. all kind of Butterfly from indonesia here. everyday they free 100 butterfly there, wow sound much isn it?? not only for refreshing, in this place many scientist do a reseach of bugs. they have alot kind of butterfly and another bugs.
one of famous kind of butterfly call heaven bird wings (Omithoptera Paradise). people there
said, this butterfly is so beautiful. but, bad time, when i go there, i cant find it. we can see it puppa theres. there is one box house that is placed for the puppa to metamophs to be a butterfly. we can find that every kind of butterfly has different puppa. wow. the butterfly that just metamorph still there until they can fly by it self. if you lucky, when all of that puppa was metamorph in the same time, all of the butterfly will come to you body, maybe you can be butterfly man, hahahaha.
we can se another bugs there, like grasshopper, bugs and scorpion. there are alot kind of grasshopper, like grasshopper that looks like wood, until looks like leaf. you not only can see that bugs, but you can touch to, like this grasshopper. if another bugs, we can find in inside the glass box, like scorpion, we can only see them, you want to touch?? iam not. thanks, dont want to touch them. there is a cave that containt a bugs, you can see them all there.
the ticket not so expensive, it depend on what kind of tourism you are. if you international tourism, its around Rp. 50.000,00 - Rp. 100.000,00, but if local tourism around Rp. 20.000,00 - Rp. 50.000,00, and also what time are you go there high season or low season.
Petronas Tower in Kuala Lumpur
The PETRONAS Twin Towers was designed by Cesar Pelli & Associates (USA) in association with KLCC architects.
The tower's floor plate design is based on simple Islamic geometric forms of two interlocking squares creating a shape of eight-pointed stars. Upon the eight-pointed stars, are eight superimposed semi-circles softening the inner angles.
These semicircles are themselves anchored by the arcs of the main structural columns of the buildings. The semi-circles were superimposed in the inner angles of the interlocked squares to create more usable floor space.
The design details continued to dictate the way in which the buildings would rise in as graceful a fashion as possible. To maintain the vertical axis and tapering of the design, each tower is set back five times in its ascent.
Architecturally, these forms reflect the paramount Islamic principles of "unity within unity, harmony, stability and rationality."
At the uppermost floors, the walls are gently sloped inward to taper and contribute visually to the height and the elegant form of horizontal silver ribbons of stainless steel.
Every aspect of the design contributes to the audacious verticality of the Towers. The decision to symmetrically align the Twin Towers and connect them with a spanning bridge emphasised the classical nature of the architectural design.The writings of Lao Tse, the ancient philosopher and founder of Taoism in China, tell that the reality of a hollow object is in the void and not in the walls. Cesar Pelli, architect of the Towers, has drawn upon the strength of the void between the buildings -- delineating an invisible axis of symmetry. For the architect, it is this void that gives the PETRONAS Twin Towers their sense of grandeur and unique identity.
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Kuta was the site of the October 12, 2002 Bali bombing (202 killed) and the October 1, 2005 Bali bombing (26 killed).
Kuta is now the center of an extensive tourist-oriented urban area that merges into the neighboring towns. Legian, to the north, is the commercial hub of Kuta and the site of many restaurants and entertainment spots. Most of the area's big beachfront hotels are in the southern section of Tuban.
Legian and Seminyak are northern extensions of Kuta along Jl. Legian and Jl. Basangkasa. They are somewhat quieter suburbs with cottage-style accommodations, where many of the expat crowd live. Also to the north are Petitenget, Berawa, Canggu, and Seseh - new and quieter continuations of Kuta's beach. They are easy to reach through Abian Timbul or Denpasar and Kerobokan. Several large hotels are located in this area: the Oberoi Bali, Hard Rock Hotel Bali, the Intan Bali Village, the Legian in Petitenget, the Dewata Beach and the Bali Sani Suites in Berawa.
To the south, Kuta Beach extends beyond the airport into Jimbaran. Other nearby towns and villages include Seseh (6.4 nm), Denpasar (4.5 nm), Ujung (1.8 nm), Pesanggaran (2.0 nm), Kedunganan (2.9 nm) and Tuban (1.0 nm).
The Balinese Provincial Government have taken the view that the preservation of the Balinese culture, natural resources and wildlife are of primary importance in the development of the island. To this end they have limited tourist development to the peninsula on the extreme southern aspect of the island; Kuta beach is on the western side of this peninsula and Sanur is on the east. To the north of the peninsula no new tourist development is supposedly permitted.
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Saturday, January 24, 2009
The Taj Mahal (pronounced /tɑdʒ mə'hɑl/ ---- Hindi: ताज महल; Persian/Urdu: تاج محل) is a mausoleum located in Agra, India, built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
The Taj Mahal (also "the Taj") is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Persian, Ottoman, Indian, and Islamic architectural styles. In 1983, the Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was cited as "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage."
While the white domed marble mausoleum is its most familiar component, the Taj Mahal is actually an integrated complex of structures. Building began around 1632 and was completed around 1653, and employed thousands of artisans and craftsmen. Ustad Ahmad Lahauri is generally considered to be the principal designer of the Taj Mahal.
Source Article : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taj_Mahal