Friday, February 20, 2009

It's not easy to fight for Culture of UNESCO Site

Tampaksiring - MI: Minister of Culture and Tourism, Jero Wacik, said his departement still contend that three important cultural site in Bali is recognized as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.

"The culture area of the site consists of several objects, including Pekerisan River, Pura Tirta Agung Empul in Tampaksiring, and Pura Gunung Kawi. But certainly not easy, therefore we are keep on try," he said, in Tampaksiring, Bali, Sunday (15 / 2).
Jero Wacik in Pura Bale Agung Tampaksiring assistance to submit a set of gamelan gong (gamelan full) for the local indigenous community villages. Gamelan gong that has long be expected by the local community so that more sustainable activities berkesenian.

Menyempatkan self Menbudpar also play drum and advanced visible during the two accompanying dances, and Sekar Jagad line. Since boyhood, Jero Wacik own drum and learn menabuh instruments karawitan on tabuh arts master in the village, I Wayan Dibya.

If a cultural site is officially recognized by UNESCO, he said, Indonesia uses for the more obvious. "Efforts will be the better pelestariannya, planned, and sustainable. That is why we constantly memperjuangkannya," he said.

In addition, Jero Wacik also asserted, the existence of the Information Center of Majapahit (PIM), which is being built in Trowulan, East Java, but rise to controversy, is also very important for the nation's historical inheritance.

"History records, two of the nation on the great era of Sriwijaya and Majapahit. This is an important inherited," he said.

In addition to PIM, will also be built in the Garden of Majapahit who supported the concept of modern information technology systems, including internet access system, an integrated digital tools, equipment and space that is made similar circumstances at the time of Majapahit in situ. (Ant/OL-03) =

Bali Tourism

Tourism in the area of Bali is the most advanced and developed, but still more likely to develop more modern. This area has a diverse tourism, nature tourism good, tour history and cultural tours. Nature tourism, for example, include 47 tourism, such as the panorama in Kintamani, Kuta Beach, Legian, Sanur, Tanah Lot, Nusa Panida, Nusa Dua, Karang Asem, Lake Batur, Danau Bedugul, Sangieh Nature Reserve, West Bali National Park, and Garden Sea island of Menjangan.

Tour includes 83 cultural tourism, such as a tour of art in Ubud, a site sacred Tanah Lot, Jimbaran in Barong ceremony and various places and art galleries that many now appear in several places on the island of Bali. Cultural tourism is developing very rapidly, especially with many works of art produced by painters and pematung from Bali. Price paintings and sculptures made in Bali, the price can reach tens to hundreds of million rupiah. In fact, there are some bule painter who has long lived in Bali, such as Mario blank, Arie Smith, Rudolf Bonner and so forth.

Similarly, tour history, you can see various historical kingdom as some of Karangasem, Klungkung and Buleleng. Potential of tourism in Bali that have contributed to foreign countries and local income native Bali, is still more potential untukdikembangkan forward again. Denpasar city has a strategic and facilities good enough in terms of services trade, and have international airports, should be used for various purposes such as tourism and international trade.

Data foreign tourists who visited Bali in 1997, according to the BPS, reaching 1,230,316 people. In 1998, the number of foreign tourists decreased slightly, ie, only 1,187,153 people, or down 3.51% compared to 1997. while the number of domestic tourists in 1998 is estimated to reach 300,000 people. The tourists that come from some countries, such as the United States, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, UK, Germany, France, Thailand, and so forth. The number of hotels across Bali to 1998 there are around 90 unti, rooms with a capacity of 14,626 units. In addition panoramanya beauty, tourist attractions in Bali, among others, are also influenced by the uniqueness of art and cultural, including religious rituals Hindhu of the majority of Balinese people, and the hospitality of the people there.

Since mid 1980s, began to develop in the Bali tourism lembanh canyon and river. One of the pioneering tour this cliff is I Wayan Munut, who bought land in the cliff edge, next to a bungalow built. Then it became ngetrend in Bali until now. The land price at the beginning of 1980 in the valley or ravine is only Rp 125000-175000 per are. Now the price of land has reached hundreds of cliff million rupiah per are. In fact many foreign tourists who love (like) tour canyon, valley, and this river.

Dwelling place of the current tune foreign tourists in Bali Hotel is built in caster cliffs or cliff, which provides for its magical atmosphere penghuninya. If in 1970 until the 1980s, the hotel is at the seaside inn that they gemari, has now been changed. Wisman many more happy menyepi or enjoy a spiritual tour. Because of the beautiful variety of the objects of tourism in Bali, the image (image) more popular than the Bali Indonesia, in the eyes of foreigners. And this means that dollars are still flowing to Dewata Island.

Friday, January 30, 2009

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Indonesian ‘ulamas’ hopeful about Obama

Friday, January 30, 2009

Given his experience living in Indonesia, newly installed US President Barack Obama could bridge the gap between Muslims and Christians, two religious leaders said Thursday.

“We hope Obama can bridge the rightists and leftists,” said Dr. Anwar Abbas, chairman of the Entrepreneurship and Economic Council, Central Board of Muhammadiyah. He was referring to Muslims and other groups they clash with.

He and Dr. Endang Turmudi, secretary general of the Central Board of Nahdlatul Ulama, talked to The Manila Times in an exclusive roundtable interview on Thursday. They were in Manila to attend an ulama forum organized by the Philippine Council for Islam and Democracy (PCID), headed by Amina Rasul.

An ulama is a Muslim scholar.

Muhammadiyah and Nahdlatul Ulama are religious organization, among the many that exist in Indonesia. They differ in the branch of Islam that they teach.

Abbas said that living in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim majority nation in the world, has embedded Islam in Obama’s subconscious.

He explained that this “understanding” would be important, as 80 percent of decisions made during a crisis are derived from the subconscious.

“We hope Obama is different from [former President George W.] Bush,” Abbas said. “Bush didn’t understand Islam.”

Turmudi agreed, saying Obama made many Muslim friends while he was living in Indonesia. Obama spent his childhood in Jakarta in late 1960’s when his mother, Ann Durham, was married to an Indonesian.

Turmudi said he does not expect the new US president to defend Islam, but that he would uphold justice.

In an interview with the Al-Arabiya satellite television network on Monday, Obama said, “My job to the Muslim world is to communicate that the Americans are not your enemy. We sometimes make mistakes. We have not been perfect.”

“But if you look at the track record . . . America was not born as a colonial power, and that the same respect and partnership that America had with the Muslim world as recently as 20 or 30 years ago, there’s no reason why we can’t restore that.”

Acting responsibly

Despite Indonesians’ optimism, Abbas said the US should act responsibly. He explained that many of the extremists terrorizing the world were products of America’s policy during the Cold War, such the Talibans who the Soviet Army with support from Washington.

Turmudi said, “Islam is not monolithic.”

The ulamas explained that not many people understand that there are five different images of Islam, each its own distinct character—Southeast Asia, Middle East, Europe, Iran (formerly Persia) and Turkey (the former seat of the Ottoman Empire).

In Indonesia, Abbas said Muslims practice open mindedness and promotes nationalism and good relationship with other religions including the Christians.

The Islam practiced in Southeast Asia was spread through trade and commerce, giving Muslims here a softer image compared to how that religion is perceived, in Europe for example, where the religions spread through conquest and crusades.

Also in Indonesia, the madrassa or Islamic schools incorporate secular subjects—like math and science—with religious teachings. This is not the case in Islamic schools in other countries.

But he and Turmudi admitted that the existence of Muslim fundamentalist is a growing concern.

“Violence is not what Islam teaches us,” Turmudi said. The Bali bombers, for example, were following an aberrant teaching of their religion.

“This [phenomenon] is a matter of wrong interpretation [of the Islamic teachings],” added the ulama, whose organization has about 50 million members.

He hoped to promote the Southeast Asian image Islam, but adding that it is not their practice to force their faith on other people.

“We more accommodating of people of other religions [in Indonesia],” he said.


Saturday, January 24, 2009

Strong quake hits Indonesia

JAKARTA - A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit the Kepulauan Barat Daya region in Indonesia on Friday, according to the US Geological Survey. The quake was centred some 316 kilometres (196 miles) off Saumlaki in the Tanimbar Islands at a depth of 141 kilometres under the sea, a USGS statement said.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage and no tsunami warning was issued. The Indonesian archipelago sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire where continental plates meet, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity.

A 7.7-magnitude earthquake in July 2006 off the south coast of the main island of Java killed more than 600 people. A series of dozens of powerful tremors hit Indonesia following 7.6 and 7.5 magnitude quakes that struck off the West Papua provincial capital Manokwari earlier this month.

Around 14,000 people flooded into camps on high ground in the aftermath of those quakes fearing deadly waves after authorities issued and then withdrew a tsunami alert.

The tremors re-awakened bitter memories of similar deadly quakes that hit Manokwari in 2002, as well as the Asian tsunami that killed 168,000 people in Indonesia’s Aceh province and Nias island in 2004.

Bali battling rabies epidemic

Article from: Agence France-Presse

BALI will carry out mass vaccinations of pet dogs to curb a rabies outbreak that has killed four people and is threatening the Indonesian island's vital tourism industry.

About 300 officials will fan out on Saturday across northern Denpasar, the provincial capital, armed with vaccination kits.

Other parts of the city have already been covered.

"We want to ensure the rabies outbreak does not spread out of Denpasar district,'' provincial animal husbandry department head Ida Bagus Alit said.

"We don't have a target for how many dogs to vaccinate... We'll do as many as possible,'' Mr Alit said.

Since the first rabies cases were reported in Denpasar and Badung districts in November, about 24,417 pet dogs had been been vaccinated.

The department had also put down 1051 strays.

Unlike the rest of mainly Muslim Indonesia, where people do not generally keep dogs, Bali is a Hindu island and dogs are common either as pets or strays.

The Australian embassy said Canberra had provided funds to support the vaccination program after four people died from rabies on Bali since September.

The US embassy issued a warning to its citizens in Indonesia earlier this month about the rabies situation on the island, known for its surf beaches and mountain temples.

Australians and Japanese are the backbone of the tourism industry, which is essential to Bali's economy.

"We've received calls from tourists asking about the rabies situation but we haven't received reports of any tourist being bitten by dogs,'' Bali Tourism Authority head Gede Nurjaya said.

"Bali depends a lot on tourism and the community is cooperating and pet owners are sending their dogs for vaccination.''

Gerrard to deny nightclub assault

England footballer Steven Gerrard was bailed after saying he will deny attacking a man during a nightclub brawl.

The Liverpool captain appeared before magistrates over an allegation that he was at the centre of a fight at the Lounge Inn, in Southport, last month.

Wearing a smart navy blue suit and black tie, the 28-year-old appeared before JPs at North Sefton Magistrates' Court in Southport, Merseyside.

He spoke only to confirm his name, age and address, and said he intended to plead not guilty to affray and assault on 28 December last year.

The court heard that Marcus McGee, 34, received two cuts to his face and broke a tooth during the alleged fight.

The day after the incident, for which a total of eight men have been arrested, blood and broken glass were clearly visible on the floor of the nightclub - a popular spot with Merseyside celebrities. Five men are currently on bail.

Gerrard, married to model and columnist Alex Curran, was celebrating Liverpool's 5-1 victory over Newcastle United when trouble began.

He was joined in the dock by co-accused John Doran, 29, and Ian Smith, 19, both from Huyton, Merseyside. The two other men also said they would deny the same charges.

It is alleged the three defendants were part of a group that kicked and punched Mr McGee.

The case will be heard again on March 20 after a routine eight-week adjournment for case preparation. All three were given bail with conditions not to contact witnesses or enter the Lounge Bar unless with their solicitors.