North Sumatra is one of the province in Indonesia located in Sumatra Island. Medan is the capital city and the most famous city in North Sumatra. As the one of third biggest city in Indonesia, North Sumatra also known for their tourism. Beautiful tourist attraction from the famous Lake Toba (Danau Toba), eruption mountain of Sibayak, Orang Utan, culture, ethnic, nature and also not to forget is their food and Drinks. North Sumatra specially Medan is popular for their foodies and also known as the paradise for food traveling. There are many place to eat in Medan with different variety types of food and drink. All with their own traditional/ specialty recipe, dishes and drinks from different ethnic which live in Medan. In my previous articles, I had written about Indonesian types of drink,beverages and Deserts in general https://witaworld.wordpress.com/2016/09/08/30-types-of-indonesian-drinks-beverages-desserts/ and Traditional Medan foods https://witaworld.wordpress.com/2017/06/30/top-15s-traditional-karo-batak-cuisine-medan-indonesia/ So, in this articles i would like to highlight more about “Medan traditional drinks, beverages and juice”. Enjoy and don’t forget to try it if you visit the area.
The world is so big. Did you know how many language in the world? Based on the Ethnologue catalogue of world languages, there are 7099 living languages. Each country, each region, each ethnic, each culture, each part of the world have their own language, have their own slang. Even sometime thus country, region and ethnic have more than one languages. Traveling see the world, amaze with the nature, experience the culture and taste the locals foods is one kind of life experience. Holiday, traveling or backpacking is one of fun and relaxing time but sometime of maybe i could said often we found obstacle in language barrier to interact with the locals or to known more the culture. Although nowadays English language as international language can be used in many country and place. However, still i am always think to learn the basic language of particular country i would like to visit. I remember how i searched looking for some information in internet about Thai basic language for tourist before i gone to Thailand. It was fun and quite useful especially I didn’t used any guide or join any tour in my traveling. So, based on that experience i would like to share some tips about Indonesian Language for tourist or foreigner who like to visit Indonesia to spend their holiday. So, here some basic tips of Indonesian Language or known as Bahasa Indonesia ;
It had been more than 6 months i didn’t write any article. There is so many things i want to write and one of that is my experience living in Bali. Well, yes i mean real living in bali not in holiday. I had been living in Bali almost 6 months and during that period I have been experienced many things from their beaches, beautiful sunset, local foods, day routine local activities, culture and of course one thing which i would never forget was my first ever experienced Nyepi (Silent Day) in Bali.
Nyepi or in english known as “silent day” is the celebration day for Hindu people in Bali after the day before they fights against bad evils in the worlds. That’s ceremony known as pengrupukan; cleansing and casting out evil from the island which usually follow by ogoh ogoh parade. Ogoh Ogoh is believed as embodiment of bad evils. So, in contrary to Nyepi or silent day, the day before nyepi they have ogoh ogoh parade where everyone outside, street filled by people. Every banjar (desa or village) in Bali participate on this parade, they even have prepared ogoh ogoh a months or even 2 or 3 months before for this parade. On that day, they will arrack and bring ogoh ogoh (buta kala) around neighborhood before at the end of the day which is 12 o’clock at night they burned down the ogoh ogoh in near local beaches. All people participates, from young to old, local people to tourists all blended together to enjoy this ogoh ogoh parade. It was great experience and i did enjoy this culture even though you need to wait quite long before they start the parade and being in crowded.
Traveling or moving to new place can be very interesting, try new things and experience different things. But, sometime can also be worrying especially for those who are vegetarian. What kind of the food they serve there? Is there any vegetarian foods? What are the ingredients they use? Few question which maybe come out for vegetarian. I remember when my vegan friends told me sometime they have difficulty to find vegetarian food in some country. In Indonesia, I think there are many choices of food for vegetarian. So, nevertheless here the 15’s Types Indonesian Vegetarian Food.
Indonesia is tropical countries with two season, wet and dry. Dry season is means warm tropical temperature or Hot weather. Others is Wet season where rains falling through the day and night. However basically the weather in most part of Indonesia is warm except in the highlands or village. Thus, weather condition have influences to Indonesian foods, drinks and culture. One of the Indonesian culture in hot weather is to consume cold drinks, beverage, juice, deserts and ice cream. However, We also have hot drinks for cold or wet temperature. There are many type of Indonesia drinks such as tea or coffee, fruit juices, hot sweet beverages and a lot type of ice (Indonesia known as “Es”) which also usually classified as desserts. Deserts in Indonesia can be types of rujak (sweet or spicy fruit), Ice (es) such as Ice cendol, Ice Kelapa as well as sweet desert such as Bubur candil etc. So, here’s the 30 lists of Indonesian Drinks,Beverages and Desserts. Bon Apetite and Selamat Mencoba!!
Learning new language can always be exciting but it also mean you need hard work to remember the word, grammar, numbers and the alphabet. Every language have different alphabet and the pronunciation. What it is writen sometime is not same with the sound. In below, I have write the alphabet and how to pronounce it based on three language Indonesia, English and French.
Have you heard about Bintan Islands? If yes, what it will be the first time come out in your mind?? Well, as for me it will be the beach and expensive resorts. Although, I am correctly right but is not all true, Bintan Islands offer more than that. It was our family trip to Lagoi Bay, Bintan Islands, Riau. In the beginning, I rejected to join this trip, as I though there will be nothing special over there. I did some research but still nothing is satisfied me until finally my sister able to pursue me to do this trip. So, here’s my little adventure to the Lagoi Bay, Bintan Island.
Bintan Islands is one of the biggest island in the Riau archipelago of Indonesia. It is part of the Riau Islands province, which exactly located not far from Singapore. Maybe that one of the reason why there is so many resort in Bintan Islands owned by Singaporean. Bintan Islands itself for me is almost same like other city in Indonesia but the differences is that you will find out there are strong influence of culture, religion and languages from Melayu and Chinese ethnic.
Bukit lawang is small tourist village which known as the place for rehabilitation Orangutans as well as the access point to the Gunung Lauser National Park. It is located in the bank of Bahorok River in North Sumatra, Indonesia. Bukit Lawang rehabilitation orangutans founded in 1973 and now occupy around 5000 Sumatran Orangutans. Most of Orangutans lived in Gunung Lauser National Park is wild but there is almost 20 orangutans is originally from rehabilitation which capture by human and then released back to the jungle.
Traveling or visiting a new place can be very exciting. However, there are few things that we need to research. As for me that will be what place i can visit, accommodation, transportation and next….well…. I guest what’s coming to our mind will be the food. What kind of food we can try or is that any unique local food that we can taste. Therefore, here some information about Indonesian food, but in here I will only specially highlight related to the Indonesian Rice Dish.
Rice for most of Asian people is very known as the basic food that most of us eat beside noodle and bread. Even for some people in western countries Rice is also very known well. Basically, Rice is the seed of the grass species Oryza sativa (Asian rice) or Oryza glaberrima (African rice). It is the agricultural commodity with third highest worldwide production and consumed largely by the world’s human population. Rice can come in many type, shapes, colours and size. Rice also contain nutrition and calories which provides 20% of the world’s dietary energy supply. As basic human food, there is so many type of food which use rice as the main ingredients. Here some type of Indonesian Rice dish.
Sabang, Pulau Weh berlokasi di Aceh atau ujung paling utara pulau Sumatera. Pulau weh terletak di Laut Andaman dan perairan di Sabang adalah tempat pertemuan Samudera Hindia dan Selat Malaka.
Sabang, Pulau Weh (English: Weh Island) located in Aceh or the most northern tip of Sumatra island (the northernmost outpost of Indonesia). Pulau weh is situated in the Andaman Sea and the water in Sabang is a meeting place for the Indian Ocean and the Strait of Malacca.
Yeah…finally I am back to blog! I have been busy these past weeks but I am glad now can come back to write. During these few days, I have traveled a lot and most of the time I am using public transport (Transjakarta/Busway). At that time, I am thinking to make this post as I remember when I was traveling to other countries, I try to search they local public transport. I prefer public transport compare to taxi in the foreign countries apart it is more cheaper I also can see and learn the local culture. I think the most easily to see that is when you take their local public transports.
Indonesia is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Indonesia is an archipelago comprising thousand of Island and have 34 province. Indonesia is called heterogeneous countries because each island and province/area in Indonesia have different ethnic, language and culture. This heterogeneous also can be seen from there is so many type of Indonesian foods. Each province/area from north to south, east to west have have different variety of foods.
Besides normal main course, Indonesia people also like to eat snack which in Indonesia often called as “gorengan” or kue. Gorengan is Indonesian fritter usually fried in ample of hot cooking oil. Kue in Indonesian language is used to refer to not only these kinds of traditional snack, but also all types of cake and some types of pastries. Kue are more often steamed than baked and normally have sweet taste, but some are savory. Kue are categorized under jajanan pasar (market buys) and gorengan classified as street foods. Here’s some type of traditional kue, gorengan and other Indonesian snacks:
1. Kue Lemper
Lemper is one of Indonesia traditional kue made of glutinous rice filled with chicken, fish or abon (meat floss) and wrapped inside a banana leaf. It is taste like you eating rice but in the small portion and have smell of banana leaf.
Rissole (prounanced ‘riss-ol-less) is Indonesia snack which made from batter in the same fashion as a flat pancake. Usually rissole filled with a mixture of minced meat, beans and carrots wrapped inside thin flour omelette and fried in ample of hot cooking oil. You can find this snack in all area in Indonesia.
Salah satu hobbies gue adalah food hunting. Sebisa mungkin gue selalu ingin coba menu, masakan atau restaurant terbaru. Tapi dikarekan budget dan waktu yang terbatas tentu saja hal ini ngak sepenuhnya bisa terjadi. Dari berbagai jenis makanan/masakan salah satu favorite gue adalah BBQ dan hot pot. Jadi, ini beberapa review tentang BBQ and Hot pot restaurant di Indonesia.
Bali is an island and one of the province in Indonesia.The capital city of Bali is Denpasar and since the late 20th century, Bali has had a rise in tourism. It is one of the famous and favorite tourist destination.
As tourist destination, Bali is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, hand craft, music and etc. Besides that, Bali also offer many attraction and activities for tourist ranging from their beautiful view, nature, beach, adventure, history and culture,underwater activities, education, mountain activities and place to shop all you can found in Bali. Each corner in Bali from east to south, north to west all offer tourist attraction. I guess Bali is one the place that tourist need to visit after all although i believe not all people will agree with that. Same people say that Bali is overrated, too touristy,expensive and not worth to visit.I think it really all depends how you would see and enjoy Bali. Nevertheless, here’s my Top 10 list tourist attraction in Bali you could visit.
Located 1,5 km ( 30 minutes) from Ngurah Rai International Airport Denpasar, Kuta is one of the well known tourist destination in Bali. Most notable is Kuta beach (Indonesian: Pantai Kuta). Kuta beach is one of the beaches which most visited and popular by the tourist as it is located not far from airport and the capital city, Denpasar. It is also famous for their beautiful view, low cost and the waves which suitable for beginner surfer. Although, from my last visit the beach now is too crowded and dirty. Nevertheless, the beach offer beautiful sunset for tourist to see.
Besides the nature, Kuta also famous for shopping place and their night life. Head here if you are looking out to socialize, party and have a good time. There’s a lot restaurant, cafe, pub in here include Hard Rock cafe. And if you like the art show, you can visit Kuta Theater and for those who holiday with children can visit Waterbom Bali.