Menikmati Banda Neira: Dari Pala hingga Biota Lautnya

Pamor Kepulauan Banda Neira sebagai penghasil pala satu-satunya di dunia memang sudah surut seiring dengan dibawanya bibit pala ke luar Banda. 400 – 500 tahun lalu, segenggam komoditas ini setara nilainya dengan segenggam emas, tak pelak Banda menjadi wilayah perebutan … Lanjutkan membaca Menikmati Banda Neira: Dari Pala hingga Biota Lautnya

Pelebon; march to lead the way to Heaven

Pelebon, a cremation for the royals in Bali. The difference between Pelebon and Ngaben is the social status of the late person. Last Sunday I was lucky to experience the ceremony by myself. In 2013, Saren Ubud Temple also held cremation ceremony for the Queen, this time the cremation held for the Prince who passed away last month. Last month? Yes, he passed last month in his sickness, this is common in Bali and Tana Toraja (Part of Sulawesi). The body is balmed with formaline before held proper funeral. Quiet different from common funeral all over the world which choose … Lanjutkan membaca Pelebon; march to lead the way to Heaven