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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Anglo Waterfall of Pesawaran Regency

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Anglo Waterfall of Pesawaran Regency

The waterfall of Anglo or of Kaliawi in Gunung Rejo Village Pesawaran Regency is one of tourist destinations in Lampung Province. You will never end up exploring tourism resorts in Pesawaran Regency. There are always places to visit, one of which is this beautiful waterfall.

This waterfall has three names: Anglo, Kaliawi, and Gunung Rejo. It is called Anglo because according to the tale, this waterfall is located in Anglo village. The name of this village was given by Dutch Colonist.

It is called Kaliawi waterfall because it is located in Kaliawi backwoods.
It is called Gunung Rejo waterfall as the village is also called Gunung Rejo village. Whichever name you use to call the water, local people understand which waterfall you refer to.

This water fall is one of tourist destinations, which was opened at the end of 2016. The fund to build the waterfall suitable for tourism was collected by the local community. It is now managed by village-owned business unit of Gunung Rejo.

How to get there:

You can start from Duta Wisata Beach of Lempasing, follow the asphalt road until Sari Ringgung Beach resort, continue past Ketapang seaport, Clara beach and keep going until you reach Way Ratai District. Then continue until you find T junction. It takes approximately 2 hours by car. All types of cars are possible here as the road to the location is asphalted and smooth. Distance from Duta Wisata is 45 km. Use Google map to help you find the location.

Reference: jelajahlampung

M1 Voucher Issue in Central Java

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M1 Voucher Issue in Central Java

Image Credit: Detik News
Jakarta - Finance Service Authority (OJK) has banned UN Swissindo's activity that has given illegitimate promises to the society that their debt will be relieved. Its modus operandi was to sell M1 certificate claimed to be able to pay off people's debt.

Central Java is one of the locations of the fraud target of the company having an office in Cirebon. The certificate or Human Obligation Voucher that can be used to repay the debt can be downloaded from the website or the people who need the voucher are "charged" under the pretext that the charge is for printing cost.

"Based on the analysis made by the investment-alert task force, that is deception. Some of the people even bought the voucher, the amount of which you can ask Swissindo," said Head of Regional Finance Service Authority of Central Java and the investment-alert task force for Central Java, Moch Ihsanuddin to DetikFinance, Thursday (24/8/2017)

In its modus operandi, holders of such voucher worth US$ 1,200 or 1566 Million IDR could cash it from Mandiri Bank. As regard to the source of the fund, Swissindo claimed that he has a large amount of legacy from the First President of Indonesia, Soekarno. "It is said that Swissindo has the legacy from the first president of Indonesia. Those having the voucher can cash it," he explained.
OJK had made an effort to socialize it before the voucher-cashing date, August 18, 2017, promised by Swissindo. Nevertheless, there were still several victims who came to Bank Mandiri in Kudus and Pati to ask about the truth of the voucher.

It goes without saying that the vouchers cannot be cashed as the vouchers are illegitimate. Police of Central Java did not investigate it as no one reported it to the police.

For your information, Swissindo's activity has been banned by the investment-alert task force and its leader, Sugihartono alias Sino, had signed a letter of commitment that he would cease the voucher distribution as he had no official permit as per the regulation and Laws.

Sino also apologized for having made the people restless and he has promised not to repeat it. He also hopes that the people should be on the alert if there are similar offers on behalf of UN Swissindo.

Source: DetikNews

As regard to the above-mentioned news, no one from Swissindo seemed willing to argue regarding some statements made not being true and needs further clarification from Mr. Sino himself.
The followings are possible arguments that should have been made by Swissindo as soon as the news was released.

Paragraph One:
M1 Voucher was not to be sold to people. People can get it for free. If the people were charged to get the voucher, it should have been reported to Mr. Sino. This couldn’t have happened if Swissindo  had officially announced that  the voucher was for free.

Paragraph Two:
Swissindo was not to cheat people. Its target is to distribute M1 Voucher throughout Indonesia for FEE. Swissindo is not a company as mentioned in paragraph two. Human Voucher Obligation was intended for people’s monthly basic income – not to repay the debt. The debt shall be automatically written off by the banks if the government approves the agreement. No fee shall be charged for the voucher.

Paragraph Three:
No fee shall be charged to get M1 Voucher as stated by Head of Regional Finance Service Authority of Central Java and the investment-alert task force for Central Java.

Paragraph Four:
Mr. Sino should make a written statement regarding this matter to be issued to the public.
Paragraph Five and Six:

It was a possibly fatal mistake made by Swissindo to have issued the M1 voucher prior to the Government’s Agreement. If the government had agreed, the voucher issue wouldn’t have happened.

The last two Paragraphs:

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 Land and PT Posco

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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International surfing competition

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.