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  • Re: This is Indonesia

    Originally posted by wherrygirl View Post
    what are the traditional dances about, is there just the one stone carver in that village or are there more, why this and where is that........
    The pictures from the dances performed at Tjanpuhan Hotel in Ubud, Bali was from two different years. Most were from the famous sanskrit epic Ramayana; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramayana but there were also some from the even more famous epic Mahabharata; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahabharata.

    These dances are mainly performed on Bali, but is also popular in part of Java and used as base for Puppet Shows (Wayang)

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    • Great info ombugge...and that reference to "puppet shows" really interests me. I've a "thing" for puppets.

      And to go totally OT...though perhaps not, as we approach a time of year when I always get rather serious while everyone else (especially here in Scotland) is partying... I just want to say, apologise (I already stated in some thread somewhere that my New Year Resolution on CVF would be to stop apologising all the time, usually for promising something and not getting around to posting!)...

      So I'll get it in NOW (before Dec-31!!!!!) that I have commented so little on your wonderful posts and threads in 2011....yet I spend so much time enjoying them, the technical shippy ones, the Asian travels, the Ålesund sameness or storms... but comment so little...but that is probably because I know you well enough to know you know I look and appreciate, and I know you won't fret when you don't see a Seagull response…or need a response.
      Anyway, apart from our Captain you are the first person as we approach the end of 2011 that I have individually felt I should wish a truely Happy New Year.

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      • Re: This is Indonesia

        To round off this trip to Balikpapan and Samarinda, here is a view of the second longest river in Kalimantan.
        Barito River seen from 30,000 ft.:

        Those with sharp eyes can see at least 3 tug/barge combinations, even at this short stretch of river.

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        • Re: This is Indonesia

          A river looking almost like a serpent...
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          • Re: This is Indonesia

            A while ago, I came across this thrilling video on vimeo... of Mount Merapi volcano... the awesomeness of a volcano really comes alive through timelapse:

            www.vimeo.com/16802583
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            • Re: This is Indonesia

              Time to "bump" up the thread with a video from Bali, Indonesia.... surfer Wayan Matius:

              https://www.vimeo.com/49503680
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              • Re: This is Indonesia

                Another film from Indonesia:

                https://vimeo.com/54519674
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                • Re: This is Indonesia

                  Over decorated building at Batam Center:

                  God only knows what could get anybody to add this kind of tasteless decoration on what appears to be a quite ordinary building.

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                    They forgot the spot at the top of the pyramidal structure on the roof!
                    Ivy

                    "To thine own self be true.......
                    Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                    • Re: This is Indonesia

                      Originally posted by wherrygirl View Post
                      They forgot the spot at the top of the pyramidal structure on the roof!
                      If I remember right that pyramid like structure belongs to the equally tasteless Shopping Center behind.
                      They love towers and false facades at Batam. Come to think of it, in all boom towns in Indonesia. They like to make it look like Disneyland.

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                      • Nostalgia galore!!!
                        Bali of my youth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v1RGIDgwHgM
                        This what Bali was like before the airport was built and mass tourism arrived in the early 1970s.
                        I may have mentioned this before, but in 1967 we delivered equipment from USA for the Airport and the first modern Hotel, the Bali Beach Hotel.

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                        • Indonesia in the 1950s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8kgGJC0Ljw
                          Propaganda film for/by President Sukarno.

                          Indonesia today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TRfOPahWtE

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                          • More traditional Bali. This time with a story to go with it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHb1HuFO34o#t=526

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                            • An everyday occurrence in Indonesia: http://www.vgtv.no/#!/video/108101/dette-gaar-ikke-bra

                              Job Risk Assessment is not always carried out and the ability to see danger is not always present among riders and drivers in Indonesia.
                              The fellow sitting on top of this load would qualify for the Darwin Award.

                              Here is one better:

                              (Or several times better)

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                              • Bali of my young and tender days: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v1RGIDgwHgM
                                I first visited Bali in 1967, before the airport was completed and mass tourism started.

                                I don't know when this was filmed, but don't get fooled by the old model car that appears at the beginning. There were hardly any import of cars during and after WWII, until Suharto got control. (Sukarno believed in self-sustaiability)
                                A lot of pre-war cars were in use up until the early 1970s. Some of them with body work made of wood.

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