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Kalimutu Three Colored Craters



Kupang is the capital city of the province of East Nusa Tenggara. This province includes hundreds of islands, such as western part of Timor, Roti, Sawu, Solor, Alor, Sumba, Ende,  Flores, and Komodo.

The biggest lizard in the world can be found in the Komodo Island. The biawak Komodos weight around 50 kilograms. They are carnivores and they prey deer, pigs, birds, and sometimes baby biawaks. They are also able to swim and catch fish.

The Kalimutu volcano (1640 meters) is located in the regency of Ende, Central Flores. On the top of this volcano there are three craters which water have different colors: blue, greenish, and red. The colors of the water are constantly changed due to the activity of the magma.

The province is also welknown for its  tenun ikat (handmade cloth or hand woven textiles). 


Traditional heritage of East Nusa Tenggara

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Kuta Beach, Lombok
Storey, Robert. 1992. Indonesia: A Travel Survival Kit. Singapore: Lonely Planet Publications



The capital of the province of West Nusa Tenggara is Mataram, which located in the Lombok Island. This province includes many islands; the biggest ones are Lombok and Sumbawa. Before the Ducth Colonial era, Lombok Island became part of the Karangasem Kingdom of Estern Bali. 

The indigenous people of the Lombok Island are the Sasaks. These people practice Islam Wektu Telu, which is a blended between Islam teaching and the local beliefs. There are also many Balinese live in Lombok, especially in the western part of the island.


Traditional heritage of West Nusa Tenggara

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A priest and offerings at a temple ceremony, Bali


The capital of the Bali Province is Denpasar. Penida Island and Lembongan Island are included in this province. About three million people reside in the small island of Bali. 
Bali is also called "The Island of the Gods" and "The Island of Thousands Temples." Bali has many beautiful beaches, such as Sanur, Kuta, Nusa Dua, and Lovina.
Bali is also very famous with its traditional dances, gamelan music, crafts, paintings, woodcarvings, and ceremonies, especially the temple and cremation ceremonies (Ngaben). Every single Hindu-Balinese, from birth to death, undergoes various rituals.
It is a mandatory custom for the Balinese children, especially girls, to learn dancing since they are very young. 



Traditional heritage of Bali

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