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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Majapahit Empire

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Majapahit Empire

The story of Majapahit Empire is based on Negarakertagama (an Old Javanese eulogy). However, there are varieties of different stories about it as regard to the religion the royal members embraced. Some said it was Hinduism-Buddhism, while others said they embraced Islam. However Negarakertagama clearly stated that it was Hinduism-Buddhism Empire.

This article tells about Majapahit Kingdom -- its history, founder, kings, mistery, palace, heritage, and others related to Majapahit Kingdom.
Majapahit Kingdom was the last Hinduism-Budism Empire, which ruled Nusantara and based on Negarakertagama, Majapahit was stated as a Kingdom with the greatest power in Nusantara history.
Its territorial power included Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan, Semenanjung, Malaya and reached eastern part of Indonesia. However, its power in eastern Indonesia is stilldebatable.
Evidence of Majapahit Kingdom such as physical royal remnants remains a small number, which are still unclear. The historians have used the main source of kings' books in Negarakertagama language and ancient Javanese language.
The main part of the kings' books discussed Kingdom of Ken Arok as the founder of Singhasari Kingdom. Several parts of the books also talked about how Majapahit Kingdom was founded.
Besides that, Nagarakertagama is also ancient Javanese poem made during Majapahit's glorious period under the power of King Hayam Wuruk.
However, when such period elapsed, nothing was clearly mentioned about the position of Majapahit Kingdom. There were several inscriptions in ancient Javanese language or historical notes from China as well as from other countries.
History of Majapahit Kingdom
It started with the fall of Singosari Kingdom as a result of an attack led by Jayakatwang -- Regent of Gelanggelang (now Madiun) with the purpose of rebelling and finally succeeded in tearing down Singosari Kingdom. Raden Wijaya, the son of Mahisa Campaka, prince of Singhasari was given the task to guard the northern part of Singosari but the attack turned up from southern direction. When he came back to the palace, all buildings were burnt to the ground; Kertanegara, the last ruler and king of Singosari was killed. So were the other royal authorities.
Finally Raden Wijaya together with his warriors escaped with the help of Kugagu residents. After the situation was safe Raden Wijaya went to Madura to seek asylum from Aria Wiraraja, Governor in Sumenep Regency. Aria Wiraraja then advised Jayakatwang to forgive Raden Wijaya, who promised to be loyal to him. Raden Wijaya was accepted and finally succeeded in becoming the most loyal royal members and was awarded a forest region where he built a village, which later became larger and developed under his power.
The coming of Mongol warriors to Java headed by Shih-Pi, Kau Shing and Ike-Mise for the purpose of giving a sentence to Kertanegara for not submitting tribute was used by Raden Wijaya to work together with Mongol warriors to attack Jayakatwang.

Coalition between Raden Wijaya and Mongol warriors succeeded in killing Jayakatwang. The Mongol warriors celebrated the victory but at the time Raden Wijaya made use of the opportunity to wipe out and ousted Mongol warriors from Java Island.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

MNC Lido City and PT. Posco Sign MoU for Disneyland Indonesia Construction

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MNC Lido City and PT. Posco Signs MoU for Disneyland Indonesia Construction

JAKARTA – MNC Land, through  its subsidiary – PT Lido Nirwana Parahyangan – has signed an MoU with PT Posco E&C Indonesia, a Contractor from South Korea.
Managing Director of MNC Lido City, Andrian Budi Utama (Abu) said that this MoU is for Phase 1 Construction. Besides that, the project to be carried out by MNC Land and other South East Korean companies is the construction of MNC Lido City in Bogor.
"So, in the future, MNC Lido City will build an autonomous city with complete concept. Then we will start to build its infrastructure and also in the near future a world-class park will be built and all facilities will be provided in MNC Lido City Project," said Abu at Hotel Ritz Carlton Mega Kuningan, Jakarta on Thursday (9/11/2017)
Meanwhile, he also hoped that this collaboration will produce something really new that has never been found in Indonesia. PT. Posco itself is well-known as a well performing construction company.
"Well, this is very positive; this collaboration can transfer technology in addition to quality and Posco is also known as one of the leading contractors in construction," he said.
As we know that MNC Land had signed MoU between MNC and Korean Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement (KAIA) to use world-class smart infrastructure on MNC Lido City.
By means of combining innovation, technological advancement and environmental balance, such smart infrastructure will increase service quality and present new experience for all visitors and residents.


Thursday, November 9, 2017

International Surfing Competition of 2017, Tanjung Setia Krui

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Jakarta (Lampungpro.com) - One more of fierce waves in Indonesia is ready to be tested and challenged by world surfers. Tanjung Setia beach located in West Coastal Regency of Lampung will become Krui International Surfing Competition of 2017.

Bali was previously the second home of the world surfers as various types of waves exist in Bali like small waves suitable for beginners and big and fierce waves for professional surfers. No wonder if Bali is considered heaven of surfers.

Never look down on the waves of Bono in Kampau River, Riau, currently acknowledged by the world surfers as one of the miracles. Surfing is usually done on the sea, but here on the river.
Nevertheless, the height of the waves can reach 4 - 6 meters and the length of waves can extend to more than 300 meters so that this nature’s phenomenon makes travelers and world surfers curious to vie to conquer them. Bono is different from other places as its location is on the equator. So, its waves are fast, long and have difficult character.

It is West Coastal Regency of Lampung, which has the longest coastal line reaching 210 km and has many surfing areas. There are said to be 21 surfing spots, among other things are Ujung Bopur, Karang Nyimbor, Way Jambu, Mandiri Beach, Labuhan Jukung and Tanjung Setia Beach.

"The waves of Tanjung Setia beach are said to have one of the best waves in the world by the world surfers. Its waves equal those in Hawaii or the world-class waves," said West Coastal Regent, Agus Istiqlal at the opening of International Surfing Championship in Krui in 2017 on Tanjung Setia beach, West Coastal Regency, Lampung, on Saturday, April 15th, 2017.

Diving locations in Tanjung Setia beach are also considered to be legendary by diving enthusiasts. "Those locations become one of the places to be visited by thousands of tourists every year," explained Agus.

Ministry of Tourism regards it important that an event in West Coastal Regency is held as an alternative of surfing heaven and at the same time introducing the beauty around it. This is exactly as explained by Assistant Deputy of Foreign Tourism Marketing Strategy of Tourism Minister, Ratna Suranti. "This becomes historical momentum for West Coastal Regency of Lampung holding International Surfing Competition of Krui Pro 2017 (QS) 1000," said Ratna.

It is said as historical moment, she added, because this competition is the first international surfing competition held by World Surf League (WSL) in Krui, West Coastal Regency of Lampung. Ceremonial hitting of Gong was the sign of commencement of International Surfing of Krui Pro 2017 in Tanjung Setia beach, Lampung.


Foreign Visits to Indonesia Reached 1.35 Million People

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Foreign Visits to Indonesia Reached 1.35 Million People

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com - Central Bureau of Statistics reported that number of foreign tourist visit to Indonesia reached 1.35 millions in July 2017. The figure increased by 21.57% compared with that in June 2017.
Cumulatively, since January - July 2017, number of foreign tourist visit had reached 7.81 millions.
The figure grew 23.53% compared with the same previous year figure of 6.32 millions.

"Number of foreign tourist visit to Indonesia who came through 19 main gates reached 6.75 million and those visiting through other gates reached 1.07 millions," said Head of Central Bureau of Statistics, Suhariyanto in his office in Jakarta, Monday (4/9/2017).

In July 2017, number of foreign visitors who came through 19 main gates reached 1.14 millions. Meanwhile, number of foreign visitors coming through other gates reached 208,993.

Increase in the number of regular foreign visitors in July 2017 occurred mostly through the main gates. The highest increase percentage occurred in Tanjung Uban Port, Riau Island reaching 56.81% followed by Hasanuddin International Airport, South Sulawesi reaching 48.47%.

Increase through Tanjung Pinang Port, Riau Island reached 40.74%, while the lowest increase occurred in Kalanamu International Airport, North Sumatera that reached 6.33 %.

In July 2017, foreign tourists visiting Indonesia through cross-border post (PLB) reached 170,703 visits.
The figure skied up to 563.31% compared with that in July 2016 that reached 25,735 visits. Of 1.35 million foreign visitors who came to Indonesia in July 2017, 15.88% of them come from China. The remaining visitors come from Australia (8.71%), Singapore (8.08%), Malaysia (6.99%), and Japan (3.61%)


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Disneyland Lido Bogor West Java -- Design Stage

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CEO MNC Group Hary Tanoesoedibjo didampingi istri Liliana Tanoesoedibjo foto bersama Donald Trump usai menandatangani kerjasama (Foto: Dokumentasi MNC)

Disneyland Lido Bogor West Java -- Design Stage

Jakarta - MNC Land Megaproject and Trump Hotel Collection located in Lido area, Bogor West java is still being developed. Design development is currently under process that has been set forth into master plan and site plan.
Vice President Director of PT MNC Land TbK, M Budi Rustanto explained that MNC Land and Trump Hotel Collection as a hotel operator have continued to coordinate to solidify the design.
"In developing the project, we've also continued to coordinate with the Local Government. We, MNC Land are working as per the permit and applicable regulation. We abide by the law and will not do anything without official permit from the local government. We always keep coordinating. The permit corresponds with the project development," said Budi to Okezone, Wednesday (9/2/2017).
According to him, Lido Project is a long-term project, possibly 15 to 20 years of development. Later the project will be developed into integrated center like hotel, villa, theme park, golf course, all of which are in international scale.
"We have got the principle permit. Well, as this project will be carried out in stages, we are still detailing it. For example, what the public facility will be like as there will be road construction inside, mosque, field, and playing grounds. After the drawings are completed, we still continue to coordinate with the local government as it should be adjusted to Building Coverage Ratio and Floor Area Ratio as per the local regulation," he explained.
Budi said that this project is purely using domestic investment. He asserted that this project is not foreign funded; so this will be the project we are proud of. When this has materialized, employment field will be opened, Bogor Sukabumi economy will revive, and it will become more interesting tourism destination than Singapore Universal Studio or Disneyland.
"As the project is domestic invested, then we will obtain permit as per the applicable regulation," he said. (rai)