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The dance is created from the fairy tales of the people of Ogan Kemering Ilir, South Sumatra. It tells about the greatness of a princess, who has strength in her index finger. Allegedly, when the princess points her finger up, the thunder will blaze.

Generally, Puteri Telunjuk Sakti dance is performed by five or more female dancers. It depends on the size of the stage. But, the number must be odd, because one person must act as the princess. The dance movement is dominated by hand movements which symbolize women have power, namely in their actions. At the beginning of the dance, four dancers will form a sitting cross-legged formation, and the princess will continue to dance by getting on a higher place. At the end, all the dancers will take out a dagger and draw it into the sky as a symbol of the true power of women. The dance is accompanied by a combination of traditional South Sumatran musical instruments, including drums, gongs, percussion, and other percussion instruments, and it is also given a touch of accordion as a characteristic of Sumatran Malay music. These various musical instruments are combined with other modern musical instruments, such as guitar and bass.

The dancers of Puteri Telunjuk Sakti wear traditional South Sumatran clothes which are dominated by gold color. The head is decorated with a siger which is equipped with a knitted jasmine flower. While the bottom part of the dancer's clothes is wrapped in black Songket cloth with floral motifs. The left and right hips of the dancers are equipped with scarves and tucked into a dagger.

The dance shows the masculine side of women. In this case, women are actually strong figures and even have hidden strengths. By taking the fairy tale of the princess in its movements, the dance of Puteri Telunjuk Sakti breaks the hegemony of masculine culture. The dance also shows how the people of Ogan Komering Ilir really respect the position of women.


Sego Boranan

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Sego Boranan

Having a culinary tour is not only about Soto Lamongan. There is also Sego Boranan, which is delicious too. Sego boranan consists of rice, spices, urap, rempeyek and other side dishes such as empuk (fried flour) and pletuk (peanuts and aking rice crumbs).Urap is a dish, which contains cooked vegetables mixed with seasoned grated coconut. While rempeyek is fried rice flour filled with peanuts. Sego Baronan is usually hunted every Lebaran Eid festivity arrives. But now, the typical food of Lamongan can be enjoyed in every corner of Lamongan city.

The word boranan derives from the rice container, which is made of woven bamboo. Usually this container is carried by using a scarf. To look more attractive, the seller of Sego Boranan will serve it by using pincuk from banana leaves and woven bamboo plates. In its serving, Sego Boranan is covered with urap. Don't forget to add urap seasoning from the grated coconut, stir-fried spices and some sambal or chili paste.

For the side dishes, a variety of choices are offered. These include chicken, offal, milkfish, omelet, salted egg, tofu, and tempeh. Another unique side dish that is not found in other foods is Sili fish, which is more expensive than the other side dishesSili fish is a freshwater fish that can only be found wild in swamps or rivers. This typical Lamongan rice is usually sold around the city markets in Lamongan for 24 hours. The price varies. For one portion it is usually sold Rp10,000, but specifically for Sili fish, one portion can be Rp15,000 to Rp25,000 depending on the size of the Sili fish.


The island of the gods, Bali has a lot of charming views that are hard to forget. There are not only its traditions that attract tourists, but also its beautiful  natural panoramas. Bali has a series of beautiful beaches that are already famous abroad. One of them is Kelingking Beach which was recently crowned the most popular on Instagram. Kelingking Beach is located in the Nusa Penida area.  Its popularity is recognized by The site analyzed more than 26 million Instagram hashtags with the keywords Most Popular Beach in The World. They also count posts about certain beaches. As a result, Kelingking Beach ranks at the top of the list. A total of 338 thousand photos accompanied by the hashtag #PantaiKelingking prove the popularity of this natural tourism attraction among domestic and foreign tourists. Kelingking also won the title of the Most Instagrammable Beach 2021.

This beach is named Kelingking because on the beach there is a rock that looks like a little finger. The Paluang Cliff on Kelingking Beach resembles the neck of a Tyrannosaurus or T-Rex. That's the Paluang Cliff which is the hallmark of Kelingking Beach. The name, Paluang was given according to the name of the temple there. To take pictures and witness the natural beauty of this cliff, you need to walk down wooden stairs which are quite energy-consuming. Kelingking Beach offers not only photogenic beach views, but also an attraction that you must try when visiting this beach, namely diving at Manta Point. Not a few tourists visit Kelingking Beach, who take the time to dive with dozens of manta stingrays surrounded by exotic coral reefs. Kelingking Beach is included in the marine conservation area of The Global Coral Triangle belonging to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). You can also visit other attractive beaches in the vicinity, such as Atuh Beach, Crystal Bay Beach, Broken Beach, and Angel's Billabong.

If you plan to visit this hidden paradise on the island of Nusa Penida,  you should come in the morning around 7 am local time, because at that time. it is still quiet from visitors and you can enjoy the beauty of this beach without too much disturbance. The price of admission to Kelingking beach is officially only charged Rp 5,000 for local tourists. If you have an adventurous spirit and usually like hiking a mountain, you can go down to the white beach at Kelingking beach. Kelingking Beach has a very stunning sea gradation which also complements the beauty of this beach. Even though you can't swim in the amazing water, you are guaranteed to be never disappointed, because there are many photo spots that can be explored in this place.


Drini Beach is located in Ngestirejo Village, Tanjungsari District, Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta. The distance is 60 kilometers or about 2 to 3 hours by motor vehicles from Yogyakarta City. During the trip, visitors will be treated to a very beautiful view of the coral hills. Arriving at the entrance, visitors have to walk about 400 meters to get to Drini Beach. On this beach, there is a gazebo located on this beach. In addition, on this beach there are also several food stalls that provide a variety of appetizing seafood.

The attraction of Drini beach lies in a large rock in the middle of the beach and divides this beach into two sides, namely the West and East sides. This coral looks so beautiful that it looks like a small island floating in the middle of the beach. It is said that the island is overgrown with Santigi, or local people usually call it "drini". That's why this beach and island is named "Drini". When the sea is receding, you can go to this island. On this island was built a lighthouse where from the tower you can see an amazingly beautiful view. Here you can also clearly see the seaweed among the sea corals and other marine life.

A coral island on the shore divides Drini Beach into two parts with opposite characters. On the east side, you will be treated to towering cliffs, combined with sturdy rocks that make the shores be protected from the fierce waves. If it's low tide, you can see small fish swimming. You can walk to the middle of the sea, far from the beach but you have to be careful with sharp corals. The west side is also interesting. The gently sloping terrain makes this side very pleasant for playing in the water. On this side, many people swim and enjoy the freshness of the water of Drini Beach. On the edge of the sea, rows of fishing boats line up ready to wade through the fierce waves of the Indian Ocean.


If you travel to Malang, East Java, you can visit a lot of tourism destinations, especially if you like to take photos for yourself. One of them is Taman Langit Gunung Banyak or Taman Langit Malang. It has various interesting photo spots. You can also take photos with the background of Gunung Banyak and views of Malang City. It is located in Brau Hamlet, Gunungsari Village, Bumiaji sub- district, precisely in the Gunung Banyak area, Malang, East Java.

There are various unique and interesting photo spots at Taman Langit Gunung Banyak, starting from fairy tale photo spots, grass beds, giant white swans, winged princesses to unique bird nests. You can try them one by one. After you are satisfied with taking selfies, you can try paragliding activities at Tandem Paragliding. You can also parachute with an officially licensed guide man. You only need to pay Rp 400,000 for a single flight with a duration of 15 to 20 minutes. If you are interested, Tandem Paragliding operates from 8 am to 4 pm.

When you are tired of paragliding, you can relax for a moment at the Café located in the area of Taman Langit Gunung Banyak. At the Café, namely “Cangkruk Manuk”, you can enjoy various traditional dishes, starting from Javanese fried rice, Tempe Mendoan, fried tape, to Cangkruk noodles. If you want to spend your time all night, Taman Langit Gunung Banyak provides lodging. If you go with your family, you can book an inn that consists of two floors, namely “Gardu Pantau”. The price per night on weekdays is Rp750,000, while on weekends it is Rp850,000 per night. The price includes a suite bathroom, hot water, and breakfast.  Then, you can also stay at the Lavender Villa. The price per night is Rp500,000 for weekdays and Rp650,000 for holidays. The price includes a bathroom, hot water, and breakfast.


Sade is one of the hamlets in the village of Rembitan, Pujut, Central Lombok. The village is only 13 kilometers or 25 minutes away by car from the airport. This village is known as a village that maintains the customs of the Sasak tribe. The Sasak Sade tribe is well known among tourists who come to Lombok. The local Tourism Office has made Sade as tourism village because of the Sade Village’s uniqueness and the Sasak tribe that live in it. Even though it is located right next to a smooth asphalt highway, the residents of Sade Village in Rembitan still strongly maintains the authenticity of the village. Sade Village still displays the atmosphere of the original Lombok native village. It can be seen from the house building that seems very traditional. The roof is made of fibers and some the roofs are made of bamboo without nails; the walls are made of woven bamboo, and are directly grounded on the earth. The Sasak Sade people name the building, Bale.

There are eight Bales, namely Bale Tani, Jajar Sekenam, Bonter, Beleq, Berugag, Tajuk and Bencingah. Those Bales are distinguished from their function. In this village, there are 150 houses with 150 heads of families with a total of 700 people. This village has been inhabited for 15 generations. In the past, many of the population adhered to Islam Wektu Telu (only three prayers a day). But now, many Sade residents have left the Wektu Telu and embraced Islam completely. Uniquely, the villagers have a special habit of mopping the floor using buffalo dung to beautify and strengthen the floor. So, the function of buffalo dung is as an adhesive so that the floor is not porous.

Woven fabrics and accessories from threads, such as bracelets and necklaces are the expertise of the women of the Sade village. The women of the Sade Village must be able to weave. They can even get married if they are good at weaving. Sade village has an unusual marriage tradition, namely eloping marriages, where a man will elope the woman he likes and takes her away. Afterwards, the man asked for the blessing of the woman's family. This tradition is still carried out by the Sade community to this day. Proposals, and fiancées or proposing are considered a violation of custom. Amid the modernity, the Sasak Sade tribe still maintains their customs and traditions. Naturally, some tourists flock to get to know more about this village that has existed since 1500 years ago.


Adonara Island is located in east of Flores Island, which shares border with the Flores Sea in the North, Solor Strait in the South, and Lowotobi Strait in the West. Administratively, this island is included in East Flores Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province. On this island, there are some very beautiful natural attractions. One of them is Watotena Beach.

Watotena Beach is located in the Southeast region of Adonara Island. This beach has very stunning natural scenery. The stretch of white sand coupled with a collection of magma rocks and clear sea water makes the scenery on this beach very exotic. This beach is rarely visited by many tourists. So, this place is a suitable place to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. In addition, if you want to enjoy the underwater charm of this beach, you can do diving or snorkeling activities.

Watotena Beach can be accessed via Larantuka, the capital of East Flores. From Larantuka, it takes 1 hour by boat to cross to Adonara Island. After arriving at Waiwerang, you can take public transportation for 30 minutes to arrive at Watotena Beach.

If you want to visit this beach, you have to prepare enough supplies because there are no restaurants or hotels on this beach.

For hygiene issues in this place, of course a top priority, tourists are prohibited from littering, and not smoking or bringing drinks to the beach. If you want to smoke or enjoy drinks and food, this beach has provided a place or hut. This is, of course, to maintain the cleanliness of the beach.


Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno visited the Denai Lama Tourism Village in Deli Serdang Regency, North Sumatra Wednesday (9/6) for the "Socialization of the 2021 Indonesian Tourism Village Award".  The series of socialization events for the 2021 Indonesian Tourism Village Award has started from May 22 until June 25, 2021. The Denai Lama tourism village is chosen to prosper the local community in the new tourism era. Moreover, this village is also well known for its traditional and cultural literacy. Therefore, this edition of Indonesian Wonder for today will introduce you to Denai Lama Tourism Village.

To travel to the tourism village of Denai Lama, you will see views of the green expanse of rice fields. There are various tourism attractions that can be enjoyed. You can take selfies in various instagrammable photo spots. Besides, you can also visit the Paloh Naga Tourism Market, a center for the production of snacks and typical souvenirs of the Denai Lama Village. The market has a characteristic in every buying and selling transaction namely by using barter. This market is open every Saturday and Sunday. The traders are women in Denai Lama. They sell satay, grilled rice, traditional snacks and various types of coffee. The payment method is also unique, namely by using ‘Uang Kepeng’ which is made of wood and each chip is worth Rp. 2,000.

The Denai Lama Tourism Village is famous for its traditional cultural literacy such as Javanese, Malay, and Batak cultures. Furthermore, it also produces various handicrafts, such as woven typical cloth of Denai Lama Village, Jumputan Batik cloth, and Crafts from coconut shells. The Denai Lama Tourism Village is also developing in the utilization of village potential like the construction of a circle studio that has a reading cafe which also functions as a reading park and one of the benefits is for developing the character of its Community Resources. This reading café is managed by teenagers of the  Denai Lama village.


Bidadari Island is located in Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara. This island is a group of islands, located on Komodo Island. Usually, this island becomes a tour package in the Komodo Islands. The mainland of the island is surrounded by hills, trees, and beautiful white sand. Because of the beautiful white sand and calm beaches, Bidadari Island is often also called White Sand Island.

The beauty of the beach on Bidadari Island is often used as a snorkeling spot by local and foreign tourists. The beauty of the marine park owned by this island makes many tourists who come interested in diving or snorkeling. The diversity of coral reefs and fish in the sea around this island is the main attraction for tourists who come to visit this island

To reach Bidadari Island, if you are from Bali, this island can be reached by plane to Komodo airport which takes 1.5 hours. Then, your journey continues across to the island by a motorized boat for approximately 10 minutes. If you want to spend the night, on this island there are already available resorts that you can enjoy.


on June 1, President Joko Widodo became a ceremony inspector to commemorate the birthday of Pancasila. The ceremony was held at the courtyard of the Pancasila Building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Central Jakarta. He acted as the inspector virtually through the Bogor Presidential Palace. Interestingly, when leading the ceremony to commemorate the Birthday of Pancasila, President Joko Widodo appeared to wear the traditional apparel from Tanah Bumbu, South Kalimantan.

For today’s edition of Indonesian Wonder, I am going to introduce traditional apparel of Tanah Bumbu

At the ceremony to commemorate the Birthday of Pancasila, President Joko Widodo wore black clothes, and matched it with a distinctive green-patterned hat. This is the traditional apparel from Tanah Bumbu. The traditional apparel of Tanah Bumbu Bugis Pagatan is characterized by the use of Pagatan woven fabrics. This apparel is used as a sarong and also a laung or head covering. The meaning of the sarong used in this traditional dress is as a symbol of skilled and hardworking humans. Laung symbolizes authority and might.

While, the inside of the shirt is called Teluk Balana which is a symbol of the religious clothes of the archipelago. The trousers and belt worn also have meaning. The pants are a symbol of loyalty, and a cloth belt represents a symbol of simplicity. As a complement, there is a flower or gold flower on the left chest as a symbol of a wise leader.