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TOLL ROAD ABOVE SEA

Do you know Patriotees? Bali has a toll road that runs above the sea and is called “Bali Mandara Toll ”

This Bali Mandara Toll Road connecting the city of Nusa Dua,  Ngurah Rai and Benoa

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And do you know?

The design and construction is done 100% by the nation’s best sons and daughters of about 3,000 workers, and is completed within 14 months. Faster than the initial plan of 18 months!

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The length of the toll bridge is 12.7 km and the bridge is located about 10 km above the sea. Bali toll bridge will be the first in Indonesia and almost equal in length Penang Bridge in Malaysia (13.5 km) and the Union Bridge in Canada (12.9 km).

Sons and daughters of the Indonesia is also really good at designing this construction.

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THE GEM OVERLAY IN THE SOIL OF BELITUNG

This is the beauty of Island of Galangal, Belitung Island of “Laskar Pelangi”

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Photo: Eddie Cheever Cheppy – d’Traveler

White sand, blue sea, and also the phenomenon of irregular granite stones that even could reach 10 meters, WOW!

The age of granite rocks on the island of Belitung is estimated at 65-200 million years ago. This rock is the result of the freezing of acidic magma.

Beautiful Indonesia! Don’t you agree Patriotees?!

 

THE BEAUTY OF GOA PINDUL

Patriotees Do you know the name of the location in this photo?

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Pindul Cave is a cave formed by karstwith underground river located about 7 kilometres south of the city centerWonosari, Gunung Kidul. Pindul known for caving way done with the tires float up above the underground river inside the cave, this activity known as cave tubing.

Pindul is one of the caves is a series of seven caves with underground streams in the village Bejiharjo, Karangmojo, Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta.

In the cave there are also some beautiful ornaments such as rock crystal, moonmilk, as well as stalactites and stalagmites. There is also a gigantic pillars formed from the meeting of stalactites and stalagmites that reach thousands of years old!

Who ever visited this place?

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WORLD BIGGEST FLOWER IS…

Yes, the Rafflesia Arnoldii flower. The flower of Rafflesia is the largest and heaviest in the world with a pungent odor. This flower has a maximum diameter of 100 cm with a weight between 7-10kg. The petals have a thickness of up to 2.5 cm. Rafflesia Arnoldii flower is a rare plant, hard to find, as well as endemic. Moreover, its existence as if hiding for months in the body of its host and eventually grow flowers blossoming just a week. Because of that, flower is defined as a rare flower Indonesia.

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Do you know Patriotees, the origin of the name of Rafflesia Arnoldii flower? Yes, the Rafflesia genus name is derived from the name of its inventor Sir Stamford Raffles, an adventurer and expedition leader of the Indonesian rainforest. Meanwhile, the species name Arnoldii is taken from the name of Dr. James Arnold, who is in the expedition team of the Indonesian rainforest. #PatrioteesME.

THESE ARE THE OLDEST MOSQUE IN INDONESIA

In Indonesia there are a lot of mosque who are already in hundreds of year of age. These old mosque are the legacy which we should preserve and moreover we should know where and how is the condition of these mosque up to now. In fact, most of the old mosque are approximately 400-700 years old.

Let’s check it out:

  1. Masjid Saka Tunggal (1288)

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Masjid Saka Tunggal is located in the village Cikakak Wangon subdistrict, Banyumas, Central Java Province. This mosque was built in 1288, as written on the Saka Guru or the main pillars of the mosque.

Nevertheless, the year of manufacture would be more obvious, when viewed from the books left by the founder of the mosque, namely Kyai Mustolih.

Unfortunately, these books had disappeared many years ago. This mosque, is called Saka Tunggal as the pillar of the mosque consists of only one pole

  1. Masjid Wapauwe (1414)

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Wapauwe Mosque is the oldest mosque in Maluku and is very historic. The age had already reached seven centuries. This mosque was built in 1414 AD, and is still standing strong.

The mosque, which is located in Kampung Tehala, Maluku was formerly located in Tanah Hitu. But were removed because of a disruption of the Dutch in 1580, when Indonesia suffered colonization.

  1. Masjid Ampel (1421)

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Ampel Mosque is located in the village Ampel, Semampir districts, the city of Surabaya, East Java. Mosque with an area of 120 x 180 meters was established in 1421 by Sunan Ampel. Therefore, this time near the mosque made the cemetery belongs to Sunan Ampel. Now, the mosque became one of religious tourism in the city of Surabaya.

  1. Masijd Agung Demak (1401)

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This mosque was built in the 15th century AD, by Raden Patah which at the time became the first king of the Sultanate of Demak. The mosque is believed to have become a gathering place for clerics or the guardian of Islam in Java called Walisongo.

Walisongo and Raden Patah has established this charismatic mosque to give a similar picture of bulus (a kind of soft shelled turtle). Bulus image is composed of the head, which means one, four legs which means four, bulus body which means zero, and the tail of bulus which means one. From the symbols, it is estimated that the Great Mosque of Demak established in 1401

  1. Masjid Agung Sang Cipta Rasa (1480)

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The mosque is located in the complex of Kasepuhan Palace, Cirebon, West Java, Indonesia. Built in 1480 AD, the construction of the mosque was reportedly involved 500 people who had come from Majapahit, Demak and Cirebon.

  1. Masjid Sultan Suriansyah (1526)

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This historic mosque located in the city of Banjarmasin which is the oldest mosque in South Kalimantan. This mosque was built during the reign of Sultan Suriansyah who is King of Banjar who was the first to convert to Islam, which is about 1526 – 1550. The mosque, which was founded on the banks of the river named KUIN and has the form of the traditional architecture of Banjar, with the “Konstruksi Panggung” and overlapping roof. On the mihrab of the mosque, there is a roof which is separated from the main building.

  1. Masjid Menara Kudus

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Menara Kudus Mosque is a mosque built by Sunan Kudus in 1549 AD or the year 956 Hijriah, using stones Baitul Maqdis of Palestine as the first stone. The mosque is located in the village Kauman, Kota districts, Kudus counties, Central Java. This mosque has a similar tower of candi, because it is a blend of Islamic culture with Hindu culture.

  1. Masjid Agung Banten (1552)

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Banten Grand Mosque was built around 1552 by Sultan Maulana Hasanuddin, who is the first sultan of the Sultanate of Banten. Located in the village of Banten Lama, the mosque also has a lot of historical value, every day is always visited by pilgrims. The mosque is known of the tower shape which is very similar to the shape of a Lighthouse. INDONESIA how rich thou are!

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THIS IS THE CREATOR ON SINGAPORE’S NATIONAL ANTHEM WHICH IS AN INDONESIAN

Do you know Patriotees?

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Creator of the Singapore National Anthem “Majulah Singapura” is an Indonesian? The song was composed by Zubir Said in 1958. He was born in Fort de Kock (now the city of Bukittinggi, West Sumatra), the Dutch East Indies, July 22, 1907 – died in Singapore, November 16, 1987 at the age of 80 years).

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He is a musician and composer Singapore Minangkabau descent. Zubir Said is known as the creator of the Singapore national anthem, “Majulah Singapura “. He created the national anthem when he still had Indonesian citizenship in 1958.

In 1928, at the age of 21 years, Zubir decided to start making a living as a musician in Singapore, on the advice of friends.

Zubir is a self-taught musician who dubbed the composer with “true Malay soul”. He is believed to have composed more than 1,500 songs, but only 1,000 of them have been published.

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NO MATTER WHAT THE FOOD IS, THIS IS THE SIDE DISH

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It is said that the history of krupuk (crackers) taken from a true story about a poor family with many children. So to survive they are willing to eat rice with sawut (shaved / shredded cassava).

Sawut making process, first of all cassava grated and then given water. After that, the grated cassava mixed with water is squeezed and the juice is taken. Then it is left to sediment. Then the sediment is dried and become starch. Then the flour is processed into krupuk, also called krupuk samiler.

This is the most delicious 5 Crackers in INDONESIA Patriotees! #cekidot

The most delicious crackers that exist in Indonesia, the first is

  1. Shrimp Crackers

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Shrimp crackers are crackers made of tapioca flour dough and shrimp are finely mashed and given the spices and flavorings. The shrimp usually used is small shrimps or the rebon shrimp mashed until smooth.

It tastes delicious, crisp and savory very suitable to enjoy with your favorite food patriotees

  1. Kemplang Crackers

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Kemplang is a kind of fish crackers typical of South Sumatra, which is made of tapioca flour or often referred as starch.

This crackers is made with burning process to produce soft, delicious, savory and crunchy flavors. It is usually accompanied by black chilli sauce and sour mixtures

  1. Skin Crackers

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This skin crackers in some areas is often referred to as rambak or jengek. These crackers are crackers made of cowhide or buffalo mixed with flavored spices and flavorings.

These crackers is usually used as the main ingredient in cooking krecek. Crackers this one really delicious, crunchy and savory thus has many fans in Indonesia.

  1. Slummy Crackers (Kerupuk Melarat)

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Slummy Crackers is one of the specialties of Cirebon and surroundings. This crackers are fried not using oil but using sand. It is typically sold with a variety of colors.

Perhaps because it is fried without using oil thus called Slummy Crackers (in the Java language = “poor”)

  1. Aci Crackers

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This crackers that are usually sold in stalls or warteg is very familiar with to the people of Indonesia.

Usually white or yellow round shape curly, which is usually sold in a stall with blue-painted tin bearing the name of the maker manufacturers. The crackers have a variety of sizes ranging from small to jumbo.

Crackers = Really Indonesia agree? Patriotees,

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TYPICAL INDONESIAN DRINKS WHICH IS GOOD FOR HEALTH

Do you know Patriotees? Indonesia has a variety of traditional drinks which offers many benefits, especially for health. There are some Indonesian traditional beverage that is quite popular in the community

This is because in addition to its delicious taste and the effect of keeping the body warm, the drinks is believed to be able to maintain a healthy body, increasing the stamina, to help restore the condition of someone who is sick. Want to know what the drinks are? Let’s find out.

  1. STMJ

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Beverages made from milk (Susu), eggs (Telur), honey (Madu), and ginger (Jahe) is certainly already familiar to you.

Drink this drink when you feel lethargic, tired and unwell. Drinking STMJ is believed to restore power, increase immunity and warms the body.

  1. Wedang jahe

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Wedang Jahe or warm ginger water is apt consumed when the immune system has decreased, especially during the rainy season in which our body is quite vulnerable to various diseases such as flu. In addition, ginger drinks can help lower cholesterol levels, prevent potential stroke, up to the risk of heart attack

  1. Wedang ronde

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Wedang Ronde is similar to ginger, but offers a different sensation. Wedang Ronde is a blend of ginger with balls of glutinous consisting of beans and sugar. Glutinous rice balls is quite chewy and tastes good. Bean contained in the glutinous rice balls also offers a myriad of good nutrition for the body, thus consuming wedang ronde, especially when the body is less fit is the right step.

  1. Bandrek

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Traditional warm drinks originated from West Java also offers many health benefits. Just like other traditional beverages, bandrek quite effective in warming the body.

From the ingredients, it could be known that bandrek is a drink rich in benefits. Bandrek offers the fragrance of spices, consisting of cinnamon, lemongrass, clove, pandan, added sugar and a little salt.

  1. Bajigur

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Another traditional drink of West Java is bajigur. Bajigur is a hot drink made from coconut milk, palm sugar, salt, and a little ginger. Sometimes, bandrek is usually also coupled with a slight cengkaleng (kolang- kaling) in its serving.

Bajigur is very suitable to be enjoyed when the weather is cold. Boiled peanuts, boiled bananas, and sweet potatoes are the proper ‘snack’ to accompany you while enjoying bajigur.

What is your favorite Indonesian drink?

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THIS IS THE OLDEST STADIUM IN INDONESIA LEGACY OF THE NETHERLANDS

Do you know where the oldest stadium in INDONESIA is?

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Indonesia’s oldest stadium is a stadium Gajayana

Gajayana stadium is old stadium a legacy of the Dutch period,

Located in Malang, East Java. The stadium was built in 1924 and opened in 1926. Then in the early 90’s stadium is undergoing renovations so it can accommodate about 15,000 spectators.

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Gajayana stadium continue to improve to become the international standard stadium with re-doing a massive renovation in 2006 to make Gajayana stadium into a stadium with sports concept with business and the so-called pilot stadium in Indonesia.

Now the stadium Gajayana included in the complex of Malang Olympic Garden. Now Gajayana new stadium can accommodate approximately 35,000 spectators.

who ever visited this stadium?

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