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You can see the real-size traditional houses from 33 provinces in Indonesia. Also you can buy souvenirs and taste the tradional food here. Here I listed some of the best pavilions you don't wanna missed.
1. Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam (NAD)
> Presents two traditional houses as the main building, a rice barn (krueng pade), a rice pounder (jengki), a meeting place (bale), a prayer house (langgar or meunasah), a performance stage, the Dakota RI 001 Seulawah airplane, a souvenir shop and office building.
> The Dakota RI 001 Seulawah airplane of Aceh’s donation, participated in the battle of the Indonesian people in defending their independence, is displayed in the yard.
2. Sumatera Barat (West Sumatera)
> Presents five traditional houses: the main house (“rumah gadang”), the traditional hall (“balairung”), the rice house (“rangkiang”), and prayer barn (“surau”); all four traditional Minangkabau houses; the fifth is a Mentawai traditional house. There are also some supporting buildings for offices, canteen and a performance stage (“medan nan bapeneh”) presenting various regional art on Sundays and holidays.
3. DKI Jakarta
> the ‘Special Area of the Capital City Jakarta’ Pavilion presents a modern building, an imitation of the lower section of the National Monument, the original of which can be found at the National Monument Park in front of the ‘Merdeka Palace’ (the official palace of the President of the Republic of Indonesia).
4. DIY Yogyakarta
> Imitating part of the Yogyakarta Palace (Keraton Yogyakarta) called ‘ndalem pangeran’ (the dwelling of a prince) built in the ‘joglo’ architecture on an 8.165 m2 is the main building of the Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, ‘the Special Area’ Pavilion. The gate of the pavilion has the form of a ‘tajug’ (crown) and is called ‘Regol Dana Partapa’. The yard is planted with ‘sawo kecik’ (sapodilla) tree, the symbol of nobility. In front of the main building are two statues, an imitation of the ‘Cingkara Bala’ and ‘Bala Upata’ statues to ward off misfortune.
5. Sulawesi Selatan (South Sulawesi)
> Many foreign tourists visit this Pavilion to admire one after the other the traditional ‘Bugis’ house, ‘Makassar’ and ‘Toraja’ (Tong-konan) house completed with the rice barns and a model of the ‘pinisi’ boat.
The decoration of the traditional ‘Bugis’ house is carvings in the form of climbing plants with a ‘parereng’ flower, ‘semanggi leaf’ and ‘jasmine’ leaf design; carvings of animals, birds, cocks, cockatoos, waterbuffaloes with horns, pigs, running deer, dragons or ‘garuda’ – are placed at the ‘anjung bola’ (the front and rear section of the top of the house); also of the universe. The pattern of decorations denotes the social status of the owner.
6. Papua (Irian Jaya)
> Presents the ‘Kariwari’ house and the ‘Honay’ house. The Kariwari house of the ‘Tobati-Enggros’ tribe has been chosen as a model of the main building of the Papua pavilion, besides the honay house of the ‘Dani’ tribe. These two buildings have been used to introduce the various Papua culture like the ethnic groups, the languages, the customs, traditions and the cultural objects.
7. Kalimantan Barat (West Borneo)
> Present an imitation of the “Kadriah” Palace (the Palace of the Sultan of Pontianak), the “betang” or “rumah panjang” (the long house) traditional Dayak house, an imitation of the Equator Monument, “ulambu”, a small building to store coffins (“lungun”), and the ”sanding” or “toras” (balian) wood posts to mark the place where the skull and bones of the dead have been buried) and a miniature of “bandong” and “lanting” or boat house used as a dwelling place.
> Bali is also named as the Island of God because of its beautiful nature and the numerous ‘pura’ where the God reside.
The Bali Pavilion is presented in the form of a community of Bali traditional housing on a 8.000 m2 piece of land, arranged based on the traditional architecture rooted on ‘Lontar Astha Kosala-Kosali’ containing the philosophy of ‘tri hita karana’. The building has the form of a ‘puri’ surrounded by walls (penyengker). The gate is in the form of a ‘candi bentar’ flanked by the statues of ‘Hanoman’ and ‘Hanggada’ from the Ramayana epic toward off misfortune.
9. Nusa Tenggara Timur (East Nusa Tenggara)
> You will witness various traditional houses exhibiting cultural articles of the community. The biggest building is the ‘Ende – Flores’ traditional house which has been modernized. The original house is built on stilts, has a reed (alang-alang) roof and walls made of stem of the fan palm leaf (siwalan) or ‘tal’. Inside this traditional house are displayed various wedding costumes, coconut shell handicrafts and traditional musical instruments such as ‘heo’, ‘jingga’, ‘aukululu’ and ‘sasando’ made of the leaves of the fan palm tree (siwalan).
10. Maluku (Moluccas)
> Presents a “bailen” and the house of a village head (“rumah raja” or “rumah latu”). The “baileu” is an inheritance building portraying the “siwa-lima” culture. The statue of “Martha Chistina Tiahahu” and “Pattimura” or “Thomas Matulessy” and that of a “sagu” preparation process, completed the Maluku culture exhibitions.
1. Museum of Indonesia
> The first floor themed Unity in Diversity, displays traditional dresses and wedding dresses from 33 provinces in Indonesia which reflects the cultural diversity of Indonesian society from all factors. The dresses collections in this museum is the most complete in Indonesia, even in the world.
The second floor themed Humans and the environment, shows cultural objects in the environment which is realized in the form of traditional houses.
The third floor themed exhibition of Art and Craft, featuring cultivated arts and artistic creations include a variety of fabrics, a variety of metal crafts, and art of wood carving.
PRICE: 10.000 IDR/person
2. Telecommunications Museum
> Here we can learn a variety of information about the developments in Indonesia telecommunications exhibited in the pre-war period-the beginning of independence, the new Order, and the future of the telecommunications world, including the communication tools from time to time.
PRICE: 2.000 IDR/person
3. Electricity and Energy Museum
> Exhibition in the building include the introduction of energy, theory, history, until the electricity and energy utilization. A variety of exciting games available in a special room "Energy Smart Space". Exhibits and demonstrations include the Air Line Diorama Extra High Voltage, Power Consumption Simulation in the Household. Demonstration outside the building include the Solar Cooker Versatile, House Energy and solar car.
PRICE: 5.000 IDR/person
4. Insects Museum
> The museum has unique collection of insects which all derived from the islands of indonesia. there are about 600 types of collection consisting of 250 species of butterflies, 200 species of beetles and 150 species of other insects.
5. Komodo & Reptiles Museum
> Exhibits variety of fauna in the archipelago is presented in this museum. there is a collection of different types of mammals, insects and reptiles with its natural environment. the museum also play movies about the life of fauna in indonesia and foreign country.
PRICE: 10.000 IDR/person
Collection of birds here is the most comprehensive in Indonesia, consists of 312 species by the number in the thousands, both from western and eastern Indonesia Indonesia, and in some from all over the world. Javan Hawk-Eagle, Scaly-breasted falcon, paradise, Bali starlings, maleo, hornbill, ostrich, and onagadori are some interesting collections.
PRICE: 15.000 IDR/person
PS: I can pick you up from wherever you want. Time is depends on you but i suggest to go in early morning. cos the area is so huge and takes a day to discover. and please note, the distance from central by bus usually 1,5-2hours (depends on the bus)
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