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Robert et.al. 1992.
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Jakarta is the capital city of
Indonesia. With the population of more than nine millions makes Jakarta
becomes the most populated city in Indonesia. The indigenous people of Jakarta are the
Betawis. People who live in Jakarta also come from various regions with diverse ethnic
backgrounds. These people outnumbered the Betawis.
There is the National Monument
(MONAS-Monumen Nasional) in Jakarta. There are also many statues in the
city, including Welcome Statue (Patung Selamat Datang), Free Irian Statue
(Patung Pembebasan Irian), and Farmer Statue (Patung Petani). In addition, there are
a miniature of Indonesia or Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII), Taman Impian Jaya
Ancol, Taman Ismail Marzuki (TIM), and Ragunan Zoo.
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Sorey, Robert et.al. 1992. Indonesia: A Travel Survival Kit.
Singapore: Lonely Planet Publication.
The capital city of West Java is Bandung. During the Dutch colonial era, this city
became the vacation place for the Dutch people who lived in Batavia (Jakarta). Bandung
then was called "Paris van Java."
The indigenous people of West Java are the Sundanese, the Bantenese, the Naga
people, and the Badui people. Even though these people live in part of Java Island,
but their cultures are distinguished from those of the Javanese who live in Central Java
and East Java.
The Sundanese's unique musical instruments namely kecapi,
angklung, suling, etc. The popular dance of West Java is called
Jaipongan. Their traditional martial art is called Pencak Silat. The Sundanese
also has traditional shadow play, Wayang Golek.
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East Java includes the island of
Madura, which is located in the northeast of the Java Island. East Java's capital city is
Pura Balekambang is located in this
province. The grave of the first president of Indonesia, Sukarno, is located in Blitar,
East Java. Other important towns in East Java including Kediri, Malang, and Sidoarjo.
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A carving on Borobudur Temple.
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The province of Central Java includes the
Karimun Jawa and the Kangean Islands, which are located in the Java Sea.
The indigenous ethnic groups of this province are the Javanese, the Samin
people, the Karimun people, and the Kangean people.
Central Java's capital city is Semarang, one of the biggest cities in Indonesia. In this
city located the traditional herbal medicine museum, Museum Jamu
Nyonya Meneer. There is also a very famous Buddhist temple, Sam Po Kong temple.
city of Solo is also located in this province. Solo is very famous with its batik and
dances. There is also the palace of the Sunan (King) in this city.
In the region of Muntilan, there is the biggest Buddhist temple in Indonesia, Borobudur
Temple. Each year during the Waisak day which falls in May, thousands of the
Buddha devotees come and pray at this temple.
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The capital city of
Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta (DIY) is Yogyakarta. DIY is led by the Sultan of
Yogyakarta, who acts as the governor. The Sultan entitles Sultan
Hamengkubowono which means 'the universe on the lap of the king.'
Besides its various traditional performances, this province is known as the center of
traditional music gamelan as well as hand-made crafts, such as batik textile and silver
Interesting sites in this province are Palace of Sultan, Taman Sari, Sono Budoyo Museum,
Borobudur Temple, Prambanan Temple, Kalasan temple, Malioboro Street, etc.
Gadjah Mada University (UGM), which is the biggest state university in
Indonesia, is located in Yogyakarta. Many students from various regions in Indonesia study
in UGM and other schools in Yogyakarta.
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