Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Indonesia calendar of events 2009

Indonesia is the world's largest archipelago stretching 3200 miles from east to west at equator between Asia and Australia, consisting of more than 17,000 islands (The major islands are Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Papua, and Bali), which riches of cultures, language and dangerously-beautiful-nature and scenery. We have 480 ethnic groups speaking 583 different language who uphold our traditional cultural & ritual. Since today is already mid year, I only quoted the events from July-December 2009 July TOBA LAKE FESTIVAL Parapat & Samosir Island, North Sumatra Lasting a whole week, this festival is centered around Toba Lake, in the highlands of North Sumatra. The Festival features traditional sports, boat races, cultural performances and contemporary shows, horses races, water sport competitions & local handicrafts exhibitions. August 25-20 KRAKATAU FESTIVAL This annual events is held at the end of August to remember Krakatau's eruption in the late 19th century. The volcano is located in the Sunda Strait, South of Lampung, in the southern tip of Sumatra. If you like snorkelling, you can enjoy at the sea and see the tremendous scenery around the volcano & deep at the sea. 4th week of August BORNEO FESTIVAL Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan (Borneo) To honour the Dayang & Melayu culture, this event is participated by all the provinces in Kalimantan, as well as Brunei darussalam & Malaysia as honored guests. September BUNAKEN FESTIVAL Manado, North Sulawesi (Celebes) Bunaken is known for its fabulous underwater garden & extinct volcano, Manado Tua (note : Tua = Old) The festival presents art and cultural performances from the ethnics groups living in North Sulawesi. November 1- 30 ART SUMMIT INDONESIA (ASI) Jakarta ASI is an international contemporary art festival presenting performing groups from foreign countries. The event's program take place in various venues in Jakarta December 1-2 ASIAN FORMULA 3 Sentul International Circuit The best of Asian drivers compete in this international event for the title of Best Asian F3 Driver. For another major & supporting events kindly visit following websites : http://www.my-indonesia.info http://indonesiatourism.go.id http://indonesia.travel All photos here are writer's property and writer has right on those pictures

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