Ayunan tradition of Usaba Sambah Ceremony held in Tenganan, Bali.

Ayunan tradition of Usaba Sambah Ceremony held in Tenganan, Bali

Traditional Dayak dances are usually performed every Sunday, starting from 2 PM, at Pampang Cultural Village in Samarinda.

Traditional Dayak dances are usually performed every Sunday, starting from 2 PM, at Pampang Cultural Village in Samarinda.

Pasola is an ancient war ritual festival conducted by Sumbanese men in the western part of Sumba island.

Pasola is an ancient war ritual festival conducted by Sumbanese men in the western part of Sumba island.

Sumbanese ponies, petite yet strong and magnificent, are ridden in the Pasola ritual. They are said to be the finest breed in Indonesia, a breed derived from Mongolian horses.

Sumbanese ponies, petite yet strong and magnificent, are ridden in the Pasola ritual. They are said to be the finest breed in Indonesia, a breed derived from Mongolian horses.

Pasola from Sumba Island in East Nusa Tenggara is an exciting and thrilling festival where opposing teams run into each other on saddle-less horseback, throwing blunt spears known as ‘hola’ to unseat or hurt their opponents.

Pasola from Sumba Island in East Nusa Tenggara is an exciting and thrilling festival where opposing teams run into each other on saddle-less horseback, throwing blunt spears known as ‘hola’ to unseat or hurt their opponents.

Aceh Batik, although not as popular as batik from Jogja or Solo, has its own unique characteristics, rich with flowery motifs and brilliant colors.

Aceh Batik, although not as popular as batik from Jogja or Solo, has its own unique characteristics, rich with flowery motifs and brilliant colors.

Cual is Bangka-Belitung traditional textile, dominated by golden threads & unique motifs that portray aspects of everyday life in these islands.

Cual is Bangka-Belitung traditional textile, dominated by golden threads & unique motifs that portray aspects of everyday life in these islands.

Arumbae Manggurube is a traditional Maluku boat race. Arumbae is a traditional boat that was once used as a war vessel. It takes around 30 strong men to paddle the Arumbae.

Arumbae Manggurube is a traditional Maluku boat race. Arumbae is a traditional boat that was once used as a war vessel. It takes around 30 strong men to paddle the Arumbae.

Recognized internationally as the world’s fastest, longest and hardest race for traditional fishing vessels, the annual Sandeq Race from Sulawesi covers no less than 300 nautical miles in six legs.

Recognized internationally as the world’s fastest, longest and hardest race for traditional fishing vessels, the annual Sandeq Race from Sulawesi covers no less than 300 nautical miles in six legs.

Raja Ampat Marine Festival

Raja Ampat Marine Festival

Sasadu, the traditional house of the Sahu tribe, an ancient indigenous tribe residing on the islands of Halmahera.

Sasadu, the traditional house of the Sahu tribe, an ancient indigenous tribe residing on the islands of Halmahera.

It can took 2-4 weeks to make an Ikat sarong. With simple tools, these traditional Ikat weavers in Wakatobi demonstrated the intricate process of handdyeing, binding the strands together, and other steps required in the making of this centuries-old mode of craftsmanship. Sadly, ikat weaving is a dying skill in Wakatobi, as young women today are reluctant to learn this ancient form of artistry.

It can took 2-4 weeks to make an Ikat sarong. With simple tools, these traditional Ikat weavers in Wakatobi demonstrated the intricate process of handdyeing, binding the strands together, and other steps required in the making of this centuries-old mode of craftsmanship. Sadly, ikat weaving is a dying skill in Wakatobi, as young women today are reluctant to learn this ancient form of artistry.

Makepung is an inherent tradition of the farmers of Jembrana, West Bali. Unlike in Madura where jockeys ride bulls or cows, in Bali, jockeys race on buffalos, as cows are respected as the holy animal of the gods.

The unique face of Bali Island: Makepung and Royal Cremation. Our latest entry on Jelajah.

Sam Po Kong Festival is held in Semarang every 29th or 30th day of the 6th month in the Chinese Calendar. At the height of the celebration, lively Barongsay and Liong dances join the parade.

Sam Po Kong Festival is held in Semarang every or day of the month in the Chinese Calendar. At the height of the celebration, lively Barongsay and Liong dances join the parade.

Samarinda is mostly known for its sarong. The checkered sarong is typically dominated by five colors – blue, red, white, black and purple – and woven manually by local women using a traditional weaving equipment called ‘gedokan’.

Samarinda is mostly known for its sarong. The checkered sarong is typically dominated by five colors – blue, red, white, black and purple – and woven manually by local women using a traditional weaving equipment called ‘gedokan’.

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