Category Archives: Indonesia

Balinese Dancers, Indonesia

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A great card I received from Indonesia! Thank you very much Uniek!

Balinese dances are a very ancient dance tradition that is a part of the religious and artistic expression among the Balinese people, native to Bali island, Indonesia. Balinese dance is dynamic, angular and intensely expressive.[1] The Balinese dancers express the story of dance-drama through the whole bodily gestures; fingers, hands and body gestures.

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Fatahilah Museum, Indonesia

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A nice card I got from Indonesia from Nia! Thank you very much!

This card shows the Fatahillah Museum in Jakarta. This monument was built while dutch colonialisation and is a duplicate of Dam castle in Amsterdam. There was an underground jail inside, but today it is just a museum.

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Sultan’s Palace Guards, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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I love getting mail from Sergio 🙂 This time he added a little magnet 🙂 soo sweet 🙂

Kraton or Keraton is the Javanese word for a royal palace. Its name is derived from ka-ratu-an which means the residence of ratu. Ratu is the traditional honorific title to refer the “ruler” (king or queen). In Java, the palace of a prince is called puro or dalem. The general word to designate a palace is istana, as in Indonesian and Malay.

I like the hats of the guards 🙂 They are looking like red smurfs 🙂 too good 🙂

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traditional hut, Indonesia

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A wonderful card from Indonesia! Thank you so much Yessi I love it 🙂

Some facts about Indonesia:

Indonesia has the largest Muslim population in the world
Badminton and soccer (football) are the two most popular sports in Indonesia.
Spices (especially chili), coconut milk, fish and chicken are common ingredients in Indonesian cooking.
Indonesia has a tropical climate. Average temperatures vary very little through the year, ranging from about 26 to 30 degrees Celsius.
Indonesia is home to Komodo dragon (varanus komodoensis), the largest lizard in the world.
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Post office in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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A really gerat card from Indonesia! Thank you very much Yenny! I love this one! Especeally because it shows a post office!

I love this little rikshas they look really pretty, we have some of them too here in Munich, but they are just for fun for the tourists, I have never taken a ride in one of them, but I think I’d like to go for a ride with one of these we see on the card. Don’t you?

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Temple of Borobudur, Indonesia

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A wonderful postcard from Indonesia! Thank you so much Yenny! I love your card and I enjoy every one of them!

Borobudur, or Barabudur, is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist Temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The monument consists of six square platforms topped by three circular platforms, and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues.  A main dome, located at the center of the top platform, is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues seated inside a perforated stupa.

I like the postcard which show temples! They are so beautiful.

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Bali, Indonesia No. 3

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Here goes my third card about Bali! Thank you Sergio!

This card shows Kecak Dance!

Kecak is a form of Balinese dance and music drama, it originated in the 1930s Bali and is performed primarily by men, although a few women’s kecak groups exist as of 2006.

Also known as the Ramayana Monkey Chant, the piece, performed by a circle of 150 or more performers wearing checked cloth around their waists, percussively chanting “cak” and throwing up their arms, depicts a battle from the Ramayana where the monkey-like Vanara helped Prince Rama fight the evil King Ravana. However, Kecak has roots in sanghyang, a trance-inducingexorcism dance.

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