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Tangerang — Part 1: Pasar Lama

Today, Tangerang is synonymous with real estates and factories. Begin your exploration from Pasar Lama and discover more marvelous things.

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The Islands of Flores and Komodo

 

Northern Raja Ampat

A Trip of Songs and Dances to Bratislava (Day 1)

A series of flights, farms, old buildings and windmills that took us to Bratislava.

 

Finally!

 

It’s traveling time! The long flight, the long wait and the not-so-long drive from Jakarta to Bratislava.

 

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A Trip of Songs and Dances to Bratislava (The Prelude)

Few Indonesians know about Bratislava. Yet, my days there were actually very enjoyable and memorable.

 

 

I went to Bratislava, the state capital of Slovakia, as part of an art group. It was August and a time for the annual Summer Festival in Bratislava. First, let’s get one thing straight: I am not a musician, nor am I a dancer. I was there in a supporting role, helping in the administrative side of things, but mostly in documentation and publication.

 

The group is called Manikam Khatulistiwa. Founded in Bandung in 2009, among its members are talented artists from Bandung and neighboring areas. The group is dedicated to preserve and develop various art forms and traditions of Indonesia and to educate the younger generations. The group has performed in many places and events in Indonesia and abroad, presenting traditional and modern music, dances, plays, and poetries.

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