Madura : The Bull race ( Kerapan Sapi ) of One of the Attractions of the Tour

The bull race was the typical attraction from the Madura island that was the race (the race) cattle. Probolinggo that his inhabitants's majority of the Madura ethnic group or the mixture (between Madura and Java), then the bull race also became the attraction that was conserved.

An attraction masyarakt typical Madura, that is the race or the race (the bull race) cattle. In Probolinggo with the inhabitants's majority bersu I Madura or the mixture Madura Java (Pendalungan), the bull race also became the attraction continue to. Regional Government Probolinggo in this case the Perhubungan Service and Tourism, accommodated the aspirations of this community by preparing the forum for the bull race activity 2 (two) the time in one year. That is the Ritual Kasada Ceremony that was packed in the agenda Pre- Kasada and the struggle Trophy Regent Probolinggo in the BIRTHDAY of the Probolinggo Regency.

This also attracted local tourists even foreign countries.


Toba Lake : Lake that was Full of Astonishing Beauty

The Toba lake was a volcanic lake with the measurement of the area of 100km x 30km in North Sumatra, Sumatra, Indonesia. In the middle of this lake was gotten a volcanic island was named the Samosir Island. The Toba lake had since long before become the area of the aim of the important tour in North Sumatra apart from the Lawang Hill and Nias, attracted domestic tourists and foreign countries.

Estimated the Toba Lake happened during the explosion around 73,000-75,000 last year and was the eruption supervolcano (the volcano super) that was newest. Bill Rose and Craig Chesner from Michigan Technological University estimated that volcanic materials that were spewed out the mountain totalling 2800km3, with 800km3 the rock ignimbrit and 2000km3 volcanic ash that was estimated was blown the wind to the west for 2 weeks. Volcanic dust that was blown the wind spread to half earths, from China as far as South Africa. His eruption happened for 1 week and his dust throw reached 10 KM on sea level.

This incident caused the mass death and to several species also was followed by the extinction. According to some DNA proof, this eruption also menyusutkan the amount of humankind until approximately 60% from the number of populations of earth humankind at that time that is approximately 60 million humans. The same eruption took part in causing the occurrence of the ice time, although the experts were still debating the matter.

After this eruption, was formed the caldera that afterwards was filled by water and to that now is known as the Toba Lake. The pressure above by magma that did not yet go out caused the Samosir Island emergence.


Derawan Island: Maritime Tour that Really Captured

When you  lover the maritime tour, visited to the Laut Conservation Area (KKL) the Derawan Island, Kabupaten Berau, East Kalimantan, ought to be made the diary. Although just was developed into the tourist attraction, the potential and beauty of his waters did not lose to the other area.

This area was the sea region and mangrove that was arranged for the need of the continuous fisheries activity, the maritime tour, the research, and the socio-economic development of the community, as well as the utilisation of other sea resources in a lasting manner. It was not yet the direct flight to head this region. The flight from Jakarta only arrived at Balikpapan, the substitute by the small aircraft to the Redeb Cape, the capital of the Berau Regency. From the Redeb Cape used speedboat headed the Derawan Island.

Needed one hour followed the river to arrive in the estuary. Don't be surprised if you saw so many charts planted. This chart property of the local inhabitants and the amount could thousands. In the Derawan Island was gotten by several cottage. Sea water in this region was clean and clear with white sand that stretched.

The Derawan island was located in the Sulawesi Sea, to the Berau Regency coast, East Kalimantan, faced the estuary mouth of the Kelai River and was known with the Berau Delta. This island consisted of six groups of the big island, that is the Derawan Island, Pulau Sangalaki, Pulau Kakaban, Maratua Island, Panjang Island, Samama Island, as well as several small islands and the group of coral. Gotten 21 islands in this island. The cluster of the Derawan Island only a small part of the hundreds of islands in the east East Kalimantan coast that was numbering 248 islands. From the number, 138 islands did not yet have the name, two islands among them Sipadan and Ligitan was lost, to belonging to Malaysia. Waters in this island were known as some diving spot or the place of diving that was best in the world.

The region and conservation of the sea tour that were developed into the tour selam this was famous with his coral reef that was very beautiful. With used snorkel you could enjoy beauty of the coral reef under sea because his water was very clear. Might not be very far to the middle of sea, around 100 metre from the coastal lip, the fish and the multicoloured coral reef could have been enjoyed with leased snorkel Rp 50.000 per the day. As for for equipment rent scuba (self containing underwater bhreating apparatus) around Rp 400,000.

The series of the Derawan Island that was opened up more than 100mil along the East Kalimantan shoreline, was one of the richest areas biologically in Indonesia. In this island water from the Berau River was mixed with water from the Sulawesi Sea created a seascape that was unique with the characteristics of a river delta that was wide headed towards the spread coral shoal, the bank coral reef and the atoll. In the Derawan Island was gotten by more than 460 coral kinds. This made the Derawan Island the area that had the diversity of highest hard coral the number of two in the world after the Island King Ampat in Indonesia the eastern part.

The Derawan island as one of the places that was most rich and unique in the world could become your destination was further. Confirm you scheduled him in the forthcoming holiday.


Youtefa Gulf: The Very Beautiful Gulf

A gulf with the very beautiful Scenery. This gulf officially indeed very beautiful, but had the special meaning in World War II, both the aspect of the Japanese troops and the allied troops and the United States, because of the location of this gulf was very strategic.

On April 19 1942 Japanese troops entered the Yotefa Gulf and landed in PIM and Abe the coast. By being believed in by him, that the Hollanda location was very strategic, then Japan Anchored two warships togethered with his marines in the Yotefa Gulf on May 6 1942. In the gulf this still was gotten by the legacy of the World War II history took the form of Japanese ship carcasses and the Ally that sank, while in Abe  coast was built a Landing memorial of the Japanese troops. Evidently this most protected gulf made Hollandia the Japanese defence prop. So also supplies that were owned by Japan in Hollandia it was admitted the ally as the only centre of supplies that were most big and strongest by Japanese troops all over the Pacific territory


Highest Waterfall in Indonesia

Sipiso-piso available in North Sumatra howled through to 120 metre, was crowned as the highest waterfall in Indonesia. To head this waterfall from Berastagi, aimed the trip to Para- Pat.

Was not long after passed the Kabanjahe City, paid attention to the road thoroughly and found the sign to head this waterfall. After turning to left, followed this road until finding a big lake that is the Toba Lake.

In this lake you could stop over before walking on the step rank that crossed the slope of hills in the Toba lakeside. This that was the only safe road for tourists.


Building Asian Africa: the Place was formed by the Association and the International co-operation

The building that was located in the road Asian Africa this was established by a Dutch architect who was named Van Galenlast and C.O. Wolf Shoomaker. This building became very famous since the holding of the Conference Asian Africa in 1955, afterwards the Conference of Student Asia Africa in 1956 and the Conference Islam Asian Africa that kept the texts and legacy Asian Africa that was famous. This building was opened for the public every time work day and was easy to be reached by using the bus of the route city of Cicaheum-Cibeureum, Museum that put forward the collection and things of photographs of three dimensions that were connected with the Conference Asian Africa 1955.

Building Architecture
Building was drafted by Van Gallen Last and C.P. Wolff Schoemaker. Both of them were the Professor to Technische Hogeschool (the IT College), that is ITB now, two Dutch architectures that were famous in the period, this Building was very thick with nuances art deco and this grand building was seen from his floor that was made from artificial Italia marble that good , rooms of the place drank-drank and relaxed was made from wood cikenhout, whereas for his information was used lights of the crystal ray that depended sparkling. This building occupied the area measuring 7.500 m2.

History Building
History this building named SOCITEIT CONCORDIA was utilised as the place of recreation by a group of Dutch community that was domiciled at the Bandung city and surrounding area. They were the officials of the plantation, the officer, the dignitary, the businessman, and the other quite rich circle. On the holiday day, especially tonight, this building was filled by them to watch the performance of art, eating dinner.

In the Japanese occupation period this building was name Dai Toa Kaman with his function as the centre of culture. In the proclamation period of Republic of Indonesia independence on August 17 1945 this building was used as the Indonesian youth post in order to faces the Japanese troops that at that time reluctantly handed over his authority to Indonesia.

After the Indonesian government began to be formed (1946 - 1950) that was marked by the existence of the government of Haminte Bandung, Country Pasundan, and Recomba West Java, Gedung Concordia was utilised again as the meeting building public. here normally was held by the performance of art, the party, the restaurant, and the meeting of the other public.

With the decision of the Republic of Indonesia government (1954) that maintained the Bandung City as the place of the Conference Asian Africa, then the Concordia Building was chosen as the place of this conference. At the time the Concordia Building was the place building of the meeting that was most big and grandest in the Bandung City. And his location was then very strategic in the middle of the Bandung City as well as and close to the best hotel in this city, that is the Savoy Homann Hotel and the Preanger Hotel.

And from early 1955 this Building will be restored and matched his requirement as the place of the quality International conference, and the development him was handled by the Service of province public works West Java that command by Ir. R. Srigati Santoso, and the restoration executive him was: 1) the Bureau of the noble, under the command of R. Machdar Prawiradilaga 2) PT. Alico, under the command of M.J. Ali 3) PT. AIA, under the command of R.M. Madyono.

After being formed Konstituante Republic Of Indonesia as results of the general election in 1955, the Independent Building was made the Konstituante Building. Because Konstituante it was considered failed in carrying out the task especially, that is determining the foundation of the country and basic regulations of the country, then Konstituante was dispersed by President's Decree on July 5 1959. Further, the Independent Building was made the place of the Planning Nasional Body activity and afterwards became the Building People's Consultative Assembly Now(MPRS) that was formed in 1960. Although the function of the Independent Building kept changing from time to time in line with the change that was experienced in the struggle maintained, organised, and filled up Republic of Indonesia independence, the name of the Independent Building continue to Buried in the face part of this building.

During 1965 in the Independent a Building was held by the Conference Islam Asian Africa. During 1971 the MPRS activity in the Independent Building completely was shifted to Jakarta. After erupting the revolt of G30S/ PKI, Gedung Merdeka was in charge of by the military agency and some of the buildings this was made the place of the political prisoner G30S/ PKI. in July 1966, the maintenance of the Independent Building was handed over by the government of the centre to the Level Regional Government of I Propinsi West Java, that furthermore by the Level Regional Government of I Propinsi West Java was handed again over by his implementation to the Level Regional Government Ii Kotamadya Bandung. Three years afterwards, on July 6 1968, headed by MPRS in Jakarta changed the instruction about the Independent Building (the former MPRS Building) with the provisions that that was handed over was his parent building, whereas other buildings that were located at the back of the Independent Building were still continuing to become MPRS responsibility.

In March 1980 this Building was again entrusted to the place of the Conference warning Asian Africa that was 25th and in Puncak his warning was declared the Conference Museum Asian Africa by Soeharto President Republic Of Indonesia – 2.


Raflesia,the Giant's Forgotten Flower

Apart from the snake plant (Amorphopalus titanum), the rare flower that was quite popular in the Indonesian community was Raflesia, the pretty flower measured the giant. However, the kind raflesia that was known to be wide only Raflesia arnoldii, in fact raflesia the other kind still enough. All of them demanded attention of the community to be on duty at him so that not extinct. Some of Raflesia that was the endemic Javanese kind were Raflesia zollingeriana koorders or Raflesia solinger. Same like the Raflesia kind other, the existence padma one this began to be worrying. His article, the local inhabitants often took this flower bud to be made the remedy. The flower bud padma was believed in could merapatkan the female vagina.

The existence of this flower was the first time known by Koorders that found him in Puger, a coastal region in south East Java, during 1902. However because of the influence of nature, this flower is no longer found in the Puger region. He currently even often is encountered in the Meru Betiri National Park conservation area (TNMB), Banyuwangi, East Java. Was based on the research of Willem Meijer, the Raflesia kind solinger was the same as the kind padma Raflesia patma that his population in West Java. The measurement of the Raflesia flower was classified as amazing. The diameter of the flower could reach 35 cm, compared with the normal flower that only had the diameter 15 cm. The flower that blossomed perfect berdiameter 20-30 cm. It was long that the earlobe perigone 13-14 cm and wide 10-14 cm. Raflesia solinger was red brownish with the whitish nodule. The diaphragm hole around five until seven centimetre. The Raflesia flower be classed as holoparasit. Meaning that, the flower was the only plants organ that could be seen by the human eyes. He had two houses, namely the male and female flower that was gotten to the different individual.

The process of the formation of the flower was preceeded with the swelling in the root of the foster-mother's plants. Further was formed the bud to the surface of this root of the foster-mother's plants. This bud from the diameter several mm afterwards grew continued to this bud measuring big, reached 17 cm. Flower pollination was carried out by the green fly (Lucilia sp. ), the blue fly (Protocalliphora sp. ), the grey fly (Sarcophaga sp. ), the green eyes fly (Tabanus sp. ) and the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster). A spread spell of the seed, according to the central data of Biologi Research And Development, Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia, the possibility was carried out by land insects, the squirrel, the porcupine, the wild boar or deer.

Generally, Rafflesia zollingeriana lived from foot the hill as far as hill castors above. With the slope of the place grew around 85 percent. The height from 1-270 m. dpl (above sea level), and the distance of the revolving shoreline nine to 1000 metre. However with raging plundering against the flower bud, the existence of this flower began to be worrying. Increased again, until this, the cultivation technique that was exact to maintain his conservation was not yet found. Therefore, legally, this flower was protected by the country was based on PP No. 7 on January 27 1999.


Gold Kubah Mosque ( KUBAH EMAS MOSQUE ) - The Most Grand Mosque in South-East Asia

The Kubah Emas (Gold Kubah) mosque was a grand mosque that stood in the Depok City, Propinsi West Java. The typical characteristics of this mosque were located to his turret roof that was made from gold 24 rust. This mosque building had the area around 8 hectare and occupied the area of the land measuring 60 hectare. It seems, because of his glory, this mosque was often acknowledged as the grandest mosque in South-East Asia, exceeded the Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta.

This mosque was declared on December 31 2006 by the name of the mosque of Dian Al Mahri. The date of this appointment coincided with the Iduladha Public Holiday 1427 of H. Material materials this mosque was at once imported from European countries and Brazil, like gold, light, and granite from Italia, as well as several material other from Spain, Norway, and Brazil. His development was then undertaken by the professional power from overseas and ate the cost billions rupiah.

The Kubah Emas (Gold Kubah) mosque was built by a businessman from Banten named Hj. The lamp of Djuriah Al Rasyid. This rich businessman bought the land in the Depok area since 1996 and began to be constructive him since 2001. Pembanguan the mosque was finished at the end of 2006 and was opened for the exact public on December 31 2006.

One of the uniqueness that could be witnessed by this mosque visitor being the middle turret the mosque. The mosque of Dian Al Mahri had the numbering turret of five, namely one main turret and four small turrets. The form of the main turret resembled the Taj Mahal building turret in India. This turret had the low diameter 16 metre, the middle diameter 20 metre, and high 25 metre. While other small turrets had the low diameter 6 metre, the middle diameter 7 metre, and high 8 metre. All this turret was covered gold with a thickness of 2 through to 3 millimetre and was illustrated by the crystal mosaic. Moreover, in corners of the mosque also stood six towers that had the shape of the hexagon (heksagonal) high around 40 metre. The six towers was wrapped by grey granite stones that were imported from Italia with the ornament coiled. To the peak of these towers also was gotten the turret that was covered by gold. Six towers symbolised the harmonious number faith, whereas five turrets symbolised harmonious Islam.

In this mosque also was gotten light was suspended that was brought directly in from Italia seriously around 8 ton. Moreover, the visitor could also witness the relief special characteristics that decorated Mihrab space that was made from gold 18 rust. This relief special characteristics could be also seen in the fence of restraint on the floor of two, the calligraphy decoration in the mosque ceiling, and the pillar crown of the numbering mosque 168 stratified the material prado or gold. Especially for the mosque ceiling was gotten the calligraphy decoration was stylish Kuffi that was made from the stratified brass plaque gold.

If being seen generally, this mosque architecture was similar to mosque buildings in the Middle East, that is with the typical characteristics of the turret, the tower, the page in, as well as the decorative ornamental feature with the geometric element and his obelisk.

As a grand building and memesona, this mosque had the building and the so wide page. The area of the mosque building around 8.000 square metre and could accommodate approximately 15,000 as far as 20,000 congregations. The room of the mosque was divided on main space, mezzanine space, the page in, selasar upper, selasar outside, and other functional spaces. The main room of the mosque was dominated by the colour monokrom with the colour of the foundation of cream. These colours appeared to give calm and comfortable nuances for the visitor that was in this mosque.

To the mosque exterior was gotten the area garden that orbited the mosque. This garden was overgrown shady trees that could show the cool and beautiful atmosphere for the visitor. The concept of this garden arrangement was collaboration between architecture of the mosque building had nuances of the Middle East and the atmosphere of the tropical Indonesian environment.


The Kuta Coast, the Most Beautiful Coast in Indonesia

Kuta began to be known when the traders from Denmark opened delegation's office of the trade here. Trade relations that were established between delegation of this trade and the inhabitants of original indigenous people afterwards developed very fast. Just began during 1930 a pair of husband and wife from Californian America really was impressed with beauty of the Kuta coast that at that time was nowhere near touched the human interference, the alias was still natural. Kuta Beach Hotel was the first hotel that stood in this region, but love must be closed because the Japanese troops attacked the Balinese island at that time. During 1960 when many Australian tourists who must stop over in Bali for the trip to Europe, Kuta began increasingly was known again. In his development, the Kuta area was increasingly interesting the visit of the tourists not only from Australia, but also from various other parts of the world.

Quickly stood various hotels all along the Kuta coastal region. Usually hotels dikawasan this was of international standard or at least a group of the international hotel. Starting from the beginning
Quickly stood various hotels all along the Kuta coastal region. Usually hotels in area this was of international standard or at least a group of the international hotel. Started from the start of the tip of the Kuta coast was gotten Inna Kuta B each the Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Mercure Hotel, etc.. Also stood a very comfortable accommodation were in a boutique style the sub-area that is Nature of KulKul Boutique and the Sub-area. Time was busiest in kawansan the Kuta coast was in the afternoon or when the sun set (sunset). All the tourists did what to foreign countries or local gathered to one here.

Everything had special torques in the country as the school holiday, the holiday of Idul Fitri Lebaran or the New Year holiday, could be ascertained by the bustle increasingly to. In the Kuta coast the visitor could carry out surfing or surfing, played football, played the kite, just rested in his coastal sand that was warm, or washed the eyes witnessed the white person's tourists sunbathing. If being attracted by the service kuncir hair or the production tato now, same could be gotten in this coast.


Aceh : Saman Dance : a thousand hand dance (Tari Saman : Tari Seribu Tangan)

Saman or the hands dance one thousand was the traditional dance withered that came from the area Acehinese Tenggara, to be precise in the Gayo plateau. The name “Saman” was taken from the person who created and developed this dance, Syeikh Saman, that is one of the Muslim scholars who spread the Islam religion in Aceh. The poem language or the song that was used was Arabic and Aceh that contained the preaching centipede, the hint, the advice quatrain and the love quatrain. This dance was known with several name kinds, including Saman Gayo in Acehinese Tenggara and Middle, Saman Lokop in Acehinese East and Saman West Aceh in Acehinese West. However was not yet found by the explanation that was more specific concerning the equality and the difference of the dance saman from respectively this area.

In ancient, this dance was shown in the certain traditional ceremony, among them in the ceremony commemorated the birth day of the Prophet Muhammad SAW. Selain Itu, especially in the context kekinian, this dance was shown also in the agendas that were state, like guests's visit of the country, or at the time of the opening of a festival and the other diary.

The dance saman was suspected of coming from the Malay Kuno dance. This assumption emergence because of the dance saman used two elements of the movement that became the element of the foundation in the Melayu Kuno dance: applause and the chest clap. Expected, when spreading the Islam religion, Syeikh Saman studied the Melayu Kuno dance, afterwards produced came back through the movement that was accompanied with Islam preaching poems in order to facilitate his preaching. In the context kekinian, the ritual dance that was religious this still was used as the media to send the preaching centipede through performances.

In the Dutch colonisation period, the performance of the dance saman was banned because it was considered contained the magical element that could lead astray. However, this ban was not heeded by the Acehinese community, so as this dance continued to develop fast now with various dynamics that were matched with the situation and the condition. Moreover, the dance saman only was not shown in the Acehinese area, but also in the other area in Indonesia, in fact overseas, like Singapore and Malaysia.

The dance saman including one of the quite unique dances, because only put forward the movement of applause and the other movements, like the shaky movement, kirep, lingang, surang-refined and the movement lengek. The other uniqueness was seen from the position sat the dancers and the fluctuation in the body that dihentakkan to left or to right, when poems in song . Moreover, this dance did not use musical equipment, because with these movements as well as the poem that were sung created the delighted atmosphere.

Generally, the dance saman was played by belasan or dozens of men, but the amount must be odd. However, in the further development, this dance was played also by women or the mixture between the man and the woman. Moreover, the other opinion said that this dance was danced by approximately 10 people, with details 8 dancers and 2 people as the command giver while singing. To arrange various movements was pointed out a leader who was acknowledged as Syeikh. Apart from arranging the movement of the dancers, Syeikh also was assigned to sing song poems saman this.

The dancers saman wore the typical Acehinese uniform costume, with bulang the pupil in the head, the cover of the neck as well as the bracelet on the two wrists. In his implementation, the dancers sat lined up memanjang nearby with knees was folded. Syeikh sat in the middle of the other dancers. Syeikh sang the poem or the song was followed with various movements by the other dancer. The movement and the song that were sung had dynamic relations, synchronous and showed the solidarity. This dance was preceeded with a slow movement, with applause, the chest clap and the thigh, as well as lifted the hands above in a changing manner. It was increasingly old, the movement of this dance was increasingly fast until this dance ended.


Al qur'an heaviest in the world ( Al qur'an terberat di Dunia )

Unlike usual him the holy scripture of Al-Quran that was measuring small, light and could be brought everywhere. Al-Qur'an available in the Islamic Boarding School of Al Ashiryyah Nurul Iman, that was located in Parung RT 01 RW 01, the Waru Jaya Village, Kecamatan Parung, Kabupaten Bogor this was far different, because of having the measurement of the giant seriously 1,2 ton wide 120 cm and long 150 cm.

According to the Management of the Islamic Boarding School Al-Ashriyyah Nurul Iman Assyekh Habib Saggaf bin Mahdi bin Assyekh Abu Bakar Bin Healthy, Al-Qur'an measured the giant that currently was dipondok this, was made for five years, be begun from 1985 to 1990 and was done by nine Muslim scholars from the Javanese land.Process the execution of Al-Qur'an this needed time approximately 5 years and was done especially by 9 Muslim scholars in the Javanese land. Whereas the cost that was needed to make Al-Qur'an reach Rp 500 juta,” said Abah Pimpinan of the Islamic Boarding School of Al-Ashriyyah Nurul Iman Moreover, according to Abah, when the execution of this Al-Qur'an was ninth the Muslim scholar, including Abah, carried out fast religious duties while five years were full.It is hoped Al Qur'an this could be useful and remain up until 500 years in the future. Because of the paint that Abah utilised to write Al-Qur'an this indeed was made from the special paint that was drafted will keep to the period that lama,” Abah words Al-Quran, said Abah, the fall heavy, everything at the time of the Prophet Muhammad SAW spread his teaching was also very difficult and was full of the challenge. “Atas the foundation so we thought and the kick at to make Alquran this was like this serupa,” he explained. Al-Qur'an the giant who is claimed as the most big and heaviest book in the world, currently still concrete sheets and was kept neat in the library's space Pound the plague of Al-Ashriyyah Nurul Iman Parung Bogor, Al-Qur'an consisted of 30 sections, 6,666 articles, and 114 letters.

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TIDAK seperti lazimnya kitab suci Al-Quran yang berukuran kecil, ringan dan bisa dibawa ke mana-mana. Al-Qur'an yang ada di Pondok Pesantren Al Ashiryyah Nurul Iman, yang terletak di Parung RT 01 RW 01, Desa Waru Jaya, Kecamatan Parung, Kabupaten Bogor ini jauh berbeda, karena memiliki ukuran raksasa dengan berat 1,2 ton lebar 120 cm dan panjang 150 cm.

Menurut Pimpinan Pondok Pesantren Al-Ashriyyah Nurul Iman Assyekh Habib Saggaf bin Mahdi bin Assyekh Abubakar bin Salim, Al-Qur'an berukuran raksasa yang kini berada dipondok ini, dibuat selama lima tahun, dimulai sejak tahun 1985 sampai 1990 dan dikerjakan oleh sembilan orang ulama dari tanah Jawa.

”Proses pengerjaan Al-Qur'an ini memerlukan waktu sekira 5 tahun dan dikerjakan khusus oleh 9 orang ulama di tanah Jawa. Sedangkan biaya yang diperlukan untuk membuat Al-Qur'an mencapai Rp 500 juta,” ujar ABAH Pimpinan Pondok Pesantren Al-Ashriyyah Nurul Iman 

Bahkan, menurut ABAH, pada saat pengerjaan Al-Qur'an tersebut kesembilan orang ulama, termasuk ABAH, melaksanakan ibadah puasa selama lima tahun penuh.

“Mudah- mudahan Al Qur'an ini akan bermanfaat dan mampu bertahan sampai 500 tahun ke depan. Sebab cat yang Abah pergunakan untuk menulis Al-Qur'an ini memang terbuat dari cat khusus yang dirancang akan tahan sampai jangka waktu yang lama,” kata Abah

Al-Quran itu, kata abah, turunnya saja berat, apalagi pada saat Nabi MUHAMMAD SAW menyebarkan ajarannya juga sangat berat dan penuh tantangan. “Atas dasar itulah kami berpikir dan sepak at untuk membuat Alquran ini demikian serupa,” paparnya.

Al-Qur'an raksasa yang diklaim sebagai kitab terbesar dan terberat di dunia, kini masih berwujud lembaran-lembaran dan tersimpan rapi di ruang perpustakaan Pon pes Al-Ashriyyah Nurul Iman Parung Bogor, Al-Qur'an itu terdiri dari 30 juz, 6.666 ayat, dan 114 surat.


The mosque of Agung Demak was a mosque that was eldest in Indonesia

The mosque of Agung Demak was a mosque that was eldest in Indonesia. This mosque was located in the Kauman village, Demak, Central Java. This mosque was trusted had been the place of the gathering of the Muslim scholars (the guardian) the disseminator of the Islam religion, was acknowledged also as Walisongo, to discuss the spreading of the Islam religion in the Javanese Land especially and Indonesia generally. The founder of this mosque it was estimated was Raden Patah, that is the first king from the Demak Sultanate.

This mosque had parent buildings and the veranda. The parent building had four main poles that were acknowledged as the teacher's heritage. The veranda building was the building was open. His roof had the shape of the pyramid that was supported eight poles that were acknowledged as the Majapahit Heritage. In the location of the mosque of Agung Demak of the complex, was gotten several of the kings's graves of the Demak Sultanate and his servants. There also was gotten a museum, that contained various matters concerning the story of the mosque establishment of Agung Demak.

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Masjid Agung Demak adalah sebuah mesjid yang tertua di Indonesia. Masjid ini terletak di desa Kauman, Demak, Jawa Tengah. Masjid ini dipercayai pernah merupakan tempat berkumpulnya para ulama (wali) penyebar agama Islam, disebut juga Walisongo, untuk membahas penyebaran agama Islam di Tanah Jawa khususnya dan Indonesia pada umumnya. Pendiri masjid ini diperkirakan adalah Raden Patah, yaitu raja pertama dari Kesultanan Demak.

Masjid ini mempunyai bangunan-bangunan induk dan serambi. Bangunan induk memiliki empat tiang utama yang disebut saka guru. Bangunan serambi merupakan bangunan terbuka. Atapnya berbentuk limas yang ditopang delapan tiang yang disebut Saka Majapahit.Di dalam lokasi kompleks Masjid Agung Demak, terdapat beberapa makam raja-raja Kesultanan Demak dan para abdinya. Di sana juga terdapat sebuah museum, yang berisi berbagai hal mengenai riwayat berdirinya Masjid Agung Demak


Padang : Malin Kundang Stone (Batu Malin Kundang)

Scholars from Oxford University finally reveals the hoax which surrounding the Indonesian famous legendary human shape stone known as 'Malin Kundang' in Minang Province-Padang as a hoax and the alleged human shape remains were actually done by local people with the help of liquid chemical name Formaline. The empty canister and bottles were found buried near the area of the legendary site. The research done to Malin Kundang stone shows that the statue was actually came from human corpse and later undergo a formaline process. Motives behind the incidents was to attract tourist to visit the place and believed that the 'formaline preserved' Malin Kundang was a real story which took place long time ago. The research also reveals that all the artifact nearby have been created using molds and cements.

Malin Kundang is a folktale about retribution on an ungrateful son. A sailor from a poor family, the protagonist voyages to seek his fortune, becoming rich and marrying a princess. On his return to his home village, he is ashamed of his humble origins and refuses to recognize his elderly mother. She curses him, and when he sets sail, he and his ship are turned to stone. Padang, has a rock formation called Batu Malin Kundang that is said to be the remains of his ship.


Padang : Airmanis Beach ( Pantai Air Manis )

From Padang's Muara Harbour, catch a canoe across the river. There is a clear path over the hill, through the colourful Chinese cemetery, along the path are many clove trees and the scenic beauty of nature. The path over Gunung Monyet ( Mt Monkey) is cool and pleasant, take 45 minutes walk. The beach at Air Manis nice though not the best for swimming. 

The view is what makes this beach so popular for other tourists. The locals will happy to put you up and may even be able to go out night fishing. During the low tide you can walk out to Pulau Pisang Ketek (Small Banana Island ) but keep an eye on the idea. Go on walking over the next hill for a fine view over the harbour of TelukBayur, walk down then and catch a mini-bus back to downtown. The beach can be reached by bus from Pasar Raya via Mata Air Village and ride up the hills and down to the beach in twenty minutes.
Take a walk in five minutes and watch the sunset along the promenade. On the Westcoastv Padang Beach comes alive in early evening when the locals take a stall to watch the sunset while having the taste of special food 'Rujak' (mixed-fruit) and enjoying the impressive fishermen's motorboat lamps off-shore nearby. Without enjoying the late afternoon splendour and tasting the specific food atthe impressive Padang Beach, the
visit of yours to Padang, uncompletedly.