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Asean Korea: Give me cookies, Cookies for Ied in Indonesia

This July, MuslimsĀ all around the world were doing the yearly fasting month, the ninth month of Islamic calendar, Ramadhan. The first day of the tenth Month, the month of Syawal, celebrated as the day of winning, or Ied (Eid al-Fitr). This is one of the biggest holidays celebrated in Indonesia, as opposed to a few countries that celebrate Eid al-Adha more.

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Silaturahmi (pikirarakyat.com)

Previously, Ied, or Idul Fitri in Indonesian has been blogged in previous articles such as here and here. In this article, we will talk about the special food for the occassion. In Idul Fitri, one tradition that’s done usually is Silaturrahmi, the term of visiting one another’ house and shaking hands as a symbol of forgiveness. Done after doing the Ied prayer together, while visiting the houses, it’s a tradition to offer food and cookies for guests, and it’s customary to take at least one.

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Asean Korea: Unique Food Stalls and Sellers

It’s a quest to satisfy your hunger in the middle of the night or under the scorching sun. It’s either it’s too hot, the restaurant has already been closed, or there is no mood left for cooking. In Indonesia, no worries, these unique food seller could provide yummy food to your crying stomach, anytime, anywhere. (You’ll seriously appreciating them after you go abroad and suddenly realise that there’s no mie dokdok sellers outside to holler by while you’re hungry in the middle of the night)

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Gulali (pixoto.com

Asean Korea: Education in Indonesia

This May, final year students in Indonesia is very anxious waiting for their graduation announcement that they have done last month. They are very anxious about their grade because it is used for their enrolment to higher education.

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Students’ Uniform in Indonesia (smartbimbel.com)

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Asean Korea: Sendratari Ramayana

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Candi Prambanan at night (viva.co.id)

Sendratari Ramayana, or Ramayana Ballet, is a performance held at night in the stage inside the Candi Prambanan complex of Yogyakarta Special Region and Central Java Province. The performance, a visualisation of story carved in the candi itself, is a combination of traditional Javanese dance and drama epoch accompanied with the sound of Gamelan orchestra, a traditional Javanese set of instrument. In the performance, there is no dialogue. The story is performed using dances and the songs in Javanese sung by sinden, singers of the orchestra. Hundreds of dancers are involved in the ballet, not to mention all the musician (niyaga) behind the gamelan, so yes, it is a big and complex stage. Although the sinden sing in Javanese, don’t be afraid because there are narrations in Bahasa Indonesia and in English alongside the ballet. In the entrance, there are also brochures with summary of the story in other languages than Bahasa Indonesia and English.

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Asean Korea: Beyond Borobudur

Have you ever been to Indonesia? If you have, or you are planning to, you must know Borobudur Temple, or Candi Borobudur. One of the largest buddhist temples in the world, Candi Borobudur is one of the must-visit destinations of Indonesia. If you like visiting Borobudur and temples in general, these temples can also suit your fancy.

 

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