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Lentera Ide

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Taiwan Berbunga

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Foto: Deklarasi PPI Taiwan

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Perintisan Universitas Terbuka (UT) untuk para TKI di Taiwan oleh PPI Taiwan

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International Symposium OISAA Tokyo 2014

PPI Taiwan mengucapkan terima kasih sebesar-besarnya kepada seluruh panitia IS 2014 yang adalah kawan2 dari Ppi Jepang dibawah mas Pramuditia selaku ketua symposium, dan Mas Roffi selaku ketua PPI Jepang yang telah mempersiapkan segala sesuatu dengan sangat matang dan menjadi tuan rumah yang sangat ramah; serta kepada teman2 PPI Negara yang tersebar di berbagai negara di dunia yang telah berpartisipasi, mensukseskan acara ini, dan semakin menguatkan konsolidasi Oisaa Ppi Dunia untuk kedepannya.

Participants of International Symposium OISAA 2014

Participants of International Symposium OISAA 2014

Pada kesempatan ini, PPI Taiwan juga mengucapkan selamat kepada Ppi Australia yang telah terpilih kembali sebagai koordinator baru PPI Dunia periode 2014-2015 dibawah komando Mas Dudy dari UOW, yang akan melanjutkan estafet kepemimpinan dari ketua sebelumnya Mas Faiz. Semoga semua rencana-rencana dan motto 3K (Kebersamaan, Keilmuan dan Kreasi) dapat selalu tertanam dan berkembang untuk semakin memajukan nama Indonesia di kancah internasional.

Kontribusi Pemuda Indonesia, untuk tanah air dan dunia

Kontribusi Pemuda Indonesia, untuk tanah air dan dunia

Ahmad Almaududy Amri - Koordinator PPI Dunia periode 2014/2015

Ahmad Almaududy Amri – Koordinator PPI Dunia periode 2014/2015

Tidak lupa, ucapan selamat juga diberikan untuk Hpmi Jordansebagai koordinator kawasan Afrika Timur Tengah, PPI Belanda sebagai koordinator kawasan Eropa Amerika danMedia Center PPI Malaysia sebagai koordinator kawasan Asia Oceania. Semoga semangat untuk selalu bekerjasama dalam mensolidkan PPI Dunia melalui aspirasi-aspirasi dari berbagai kawasan dapat berjalan dengan maksimal.

Untuk seluruh PPI Negara, mari kita bahu membahu mensukseskan program-program PPI Dunia periode 2014-2015.

Salam Perhimpunan! INDONESIA!
Salam,
Humas PPI Taiwan 2013-2014

Delegasi PPI Taiwan untuk IS 2014

Delegasi PPI Taiwan untuk IS 2014

The Mistery of Tana Toraja

Safely protected beyond the lofty mountains and rugged granite cliffs of the central highlands of the island of Sulawesi, are the Toraja People who live in valleys that are lush with green rice terraces and fertile coffee plantations.

“Discovered” and opened to the world from their long isolation only since the beginning of the last century, the Toraja today still adhere to their age-old beliefs, rituals and traditions, although many of her people are modernized or have embraced Christianity.

When one travels to the Tana Toraja highlands, therefore, expect to be awed by the spectacular beauty of nature, at the same time experience how communities have through the ages sustained their beliefs and traditions in splendid isolation in order to survive this eternal cycle of life and death on earth.

The road from Makassar to Toraja runs along the coast for about 130 km’s and then hits the mountains. After the entrance to Tana Toraja at the market village of Mebali one enters a majestic landscape of giant, gray granites and stones and blue mountains afar that form a sharp contrast with the lively green of the fertile, rain-fed terraces and the rusty red of the tropical soil. This is Tana Toraja, one of the most splendid areas in Indonesia.

Here, the nobility of Toraja are believed to be descendents of heavenly beings who came down by a heavenly stairway to live here on earth in this beautiful landscape.

And to keep up the energy of the land and its people, the Toraja people believe that these must be sustained through rituals that celebrate both life and death, which are attached to the agricultural seasons. Here rituals in connection with life are strictly separated from death rites.

Toraja is most well known for its elaborate funeral ceremonies that can take days and involve entire villages. These are not only moments for mourning but are moreover events to renew family ties and to ensure continued unity among villages and communities.

Death ceremonies, however, are held only after the last rice harvest is in and cleared, which is normally between July to September, while ceremonies celebrating life are held in conjunction with the planting season which starts in October.  These timings are possible since the dead are not buried immediately but are kept for months, sometimes for years, in the ancestral house until time and funds allow for a proper funeral.

Tourists to Toraja, therefore, are either attracted by its unique culture and  rituals, most of which are mostly centered around graves and death ceremonies. While others prefer to avoid the morbid images and go trekking through the spectacular, almost untouched Toraja countryside visiting remote villages, or exhilarate in rafting the Sa’dan river rapids.

Capital of Toraja is Makale but visitors usually head to the town of Rantepao, heart of Tana Toraja – the Land of the Toraja people.

To reach Toraja take a plane to Makassar. There are daily flights from Jakarta and Bali and regular flights from Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. It takes between six to eight hours by road to reach Toraja. While the journey may be long, but you will be well awarded with the magnificent panoroma of the Toraja highlands.

Source: www.indonesia.travel

Departemen Budaya Pariwisata Minat dan Kreativitas PPI Taiwan 2013-2014

Raja Ampat

The roaring engines fixed to a large wooden boat are finally quiet. Nothing can be heard but the rifting little waves, lapping against the vibrant paint on the sides of the vessel that gracefully slows down. Native birds hop on the tip of a small tree in one of the deserted islands in the distance.

Raja Ampat or ‘Four Kings’, is the name given to these islands and comes from a local myth. The four major islands found here are Waigeo, Misool (which is home to ancient rock paintings), Salawati, and Batanta.

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Underwater enthusiasts flock to this region because it offers the world’s best marine sights. Two days earlier, some of these travelers had been at a deafening corner of a tourist trap in Bali. Once they took their flight to the bird head of the island of Papua everything changed as they embarked on a diving tour of a lifetime. In the Raja Ampat islands, divers can explore vertical underwater walls. The thrill of drift diving is another great challenge. These are the awesome experiences you will find in Raja Ampat.

Meanwhile, on this tour several divers were well equipped and looked advanced. The territory within the islands of the Four Kings is enormous, covering 9.8 million acres of land and sea, home to 540 types of corals, more than 1,000 types of coral fish and 700 types of mollusks. This makes it the most diverse living library for world’s coral reef and underwater biota. According to a report developed by The Nature Conservancy and Conservation International, around 75% of the world’s species live here. When divers first arrive here their excitement is palpable. It’s common to hear people praise God as they take in the remarkable scenery. Others prefer to remain in silence taking in the overwhelming sight of so many islands with crystal clear water that softly brushes over the white sandy beaches.

“Disini bagus!”, says the friendly local guide who had been appointed by the tour operator who runs an eco-lodge in Raja Ampat, indicating that they have arrived at one of the most fantastic diving sites. On other days, this guide is just a simple fisherman. The local fishermen here are accustomed to foreigners and are friendly, especially when offered pinang (betel nuts) or some sweet candies. These are very popular and offering these sweets is considered polite and a good way to win an instant smile. The fishermen usually eat this snack during Para-para Pinang, or social chatting and exchanging funny stories while chewing Pinang. In many respects, like nature, culture, and history, these fishermen are closer to the Moluccas.

“No doubt about it, Raja Ampat is definitely the richest place for fish that I have ever been.” –
-Dr G.R. Allen

“I was like a five-year-old, seeing a reef for the very first time. I was awestruck, held by the incredible power of this richest reef. We must, with all available resources, preserve the beauty of Raja Ampat. This may be the last frontier.” –Michael Aw

“I love the people, I love the diving, it’s super! I’ve never been for a second time to the same dive destination but now I’m thinking about going back for the third time! Should I say more?” –Peter van Dalen

Source: www.indonesia.travel

Departemen Budaya Pariwisata Minat dan Kreativitas PPI Taiwan 2013-2014

Bunaken National Marine Park

Bunaken is one of Indonesia’s most famous diving and snorkeling areas and it draws visitors from all over the world. In addition to banana-shaped Bunaken Island itself, the 890 km2 of marine national park includes the neighboring islands of Manado Tua (a distinctive cone-shaped extinct volcano), Siladen, Mantehage, Nain, and Nain Kecil.

Some 20,000 local inhabitants make their living from the waters in the Bunaken National Marine Park, and this has inevitably led to some conflicts. By and large though, the co-operation between national and local government authorities, conservation groups, business owners and local communities has been very successful here. This has led many to cite Bunaken as a model example of how Indonesia should be preserving its natural marine treasures.

Bunaken is one of Indonesia’s most famous diving and snorkeling areas and it draws visitors from all over the world. In addition to banana-shaped Bunaken Island itself, the 890 km2 of marine national park includes the neighboring islands of Manado Tua (a distinctive cone-shaped extinct volcano), Siladen, Mantehage, Nain, and Nain Kecil.

Some 20,000 local inhabitants make their living from the waters in the Bunaken National Marine Park, and this has inevitably led to some conflicts. By and large though, the co-operation between national and local government authorities, conservation groups, business owners and local communities has been very successful here. This has led many to cite Bunaken as a model example of how Indonesia should be preserving its natural marine treasures.

Most diving takes place near Bunaken and Manado Tua, because of the many excellent sites. The following are representative of  dive spots in the area.

Lekuan Walls (I, II, III)
This long wall at Bunaken is divided into three sites: the Lekuan I, II and III. Together they are the park’s best. Steep walls are marked with deep crevices, sea fans and giant sponges. The shallows are filled with fishes. The wall, often protected from stronger currents, is frequented by bumphead parrotfish, turtles, and Napoleon wrasses.

Mandolin
Mandolin has a knockout reef crest and a wall that attracts thousands of fishes like schooling fusiliers, surgeonfish, unicornfish, and bannerfish. They are used to divers and are easily approachable.

Bunaken Timor
There are strong currents and lots of fish on this long wall. The shallow reef isn’t as spectacular as some but there are turtles, sharks, eagle rays, and other big fish in the blue. Overhangs and small caves mark the wall.

Tanjung Kopi
Tanjung Kopi is a nice wall with a small school of barracuda and lots of sweetlips. Visibility in the shallows is not terrific but the numbers of fishes make up for it. Nudibranches and fire gobies are easy to spot here.

Siladen Island
Siladen has a beautiful wall of soft corals that bloom when the current is running. The shallows are nice with lots of fishes and schooling snappers.

Muka Gereja
Muka Gereja is a pretty site with thousands of fishes in the shallows and deeper canyons that lead to the wall.

Barracuda Point
Barracuda Point, on northwest Montehage, is one of the furthest sites. A school of giant barracuda are regulars along with jacks and tuna.

Manado Wreck
This 60m (200ft) long German merchant ship sank near Molas Beach in 1942. It sits upright with the bow at 23m (78ft). The ship is split near amidships back to the stern, exposing the wheelhouse and cargo holds. Dives finish up on a nearby shallow reef. Expect 10-15m (30-50ft) visibility.

Other than diving-enthusiasts, ornithologists and amateur bird-watchers might find visiting Tangkoko Dua Sudara Nature Reserve entertaining.

Source: www.wikitravel.org, www.indonesia.travel

Departemen Budaya Pariwisata Minat dan Kreativitas PPI Taiwan 2013-2014

Mount Bromo

Mount Bromo is an active volcano in East Java, Indonesia. The name of Bromo derived from Javanese pronunciation of Brahma, the Hindu creator God. Mount Bromo is a part of the Bromo National Park that covers a massive area of 800 square kilometres. While it may be small when measured against other volcanoes in Indonesia, the magnificent Mount Bromo will not disappoint with its spectacular views and dramatic landscapes. At 2392 meters tall, Mount Bromo is not among the tallest of Indonesia’s mountains but its stunning beauty lies in its incredible setting.

Mount Bromo Source: http://upload.wikimedia.org

Mount Bromo
Source: http://upload.wikimedia.org

From a vantage point on Mount Penanjakan (2,770 meters above sea level), 2.5 hours from Malang. visitors from around the world come to see the sunrise over Mount Bromo. This activity is very interesting. You will want to come back again to this place doing the same thing

Sunrise in Bromo Source: http://travel.nationalgeographic.com

Sunrise in Bromo
Source: http://travel.nationalgeographic.com

Hindhu Temple in Bromo Source: http://outforvacation.com/

Hindhu Temple in Bromo
Source: http://outforvacation.com/

 

Mount Bromo has particular significance for the Tengger people who believe that this was the site where a brave prince sacrificed his life for his family. The people here appease the Gods once a year during the annual Kasada festival where offerings of vegetables, chickens and money are thrown into the crater of the volcano. This Kasada festival becoming one of attraction in Mount Bromo.

 

Tengger People Source: http://3.bp.blogspot.com

Tengger People
Source: http://3.bp.blogspot.com

 

So, what do you think? Let’s visit Mount Bromo, you will be regret if not visit this beautiful place.

Reference:

http://www.indonesia.travel/

By: Departemen Budaya Pariwisata Minat dan Kreativitas PPI Taiwan 2013-2014

Meriahnya KARTINI DAY’s – 21 April 2014

“Tiada awan di langit yang tetap selamanya
tiada mungkin akan terus-menerus terang cuaca
sehabis malam gelap gulita lahir pagi membawa keindahan
kehidupan manusia serupa alam”

SELAMAT HARI KARTINI : 21 April 2014

Majulah Wanita Indonesia..

Selamat Hari Kartini, 14 April 2014

Selamat Hari Kartini, 14 April 2014

~HABIS GELAP TERBITLAH TERANG~ dari kegelapan menuju cahaya

Menyambut Hari Kartini 21 April 2014, PPI Taiwan pun mengadakan:
LOMBA MENULIS ESAI

TEMA: “Revitalisasi Spirit Kartini: Menggagas Peran Tenaga Kerja Wanita di Taiwan dalam Era Globlalisasi”

Berikut pamfletnya:

Lomba Karya Tulis - Kartini Day - PPI Taiwan

Lomba Karya Tulis – Kartini Day – PPI Taiwan

Dan pada tanggal 21 April pun, 13 orang peserta mengumpulkan hasil karyanya, dan sekarang tepat pada jam 18.00 malam, pengumpulan ditutup dan saatnya juri untuk melakukan penilaian.

Dan hasilnyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa adalaaaaaaaaaaaah :

Selamat kepada pemenang “Lomba Menulis Esai Hari Kartini” PPI Taiwan dengan tema “Revitalisasi Spirit Kartini: Menggagas Peran Tenaga Kerja Wanita di Taiwan dalam Era Globalisasi.”

Hasil Penilaian Akhir Tim Juri PPI Taiwan Memutuskan:
Juara 1: Marsel Lewo Keda (85.60)
Juara 2: Shanty Tindaon (83.10)
Juara 3: Luluk Sunarti (82.15)

Terimakasih partisipasinya kepada para peserta yang telah mengirmkan tulisannya yang sangat inspiratif, luar biasa dan menggungah.

Untuk para pemenang akan kami hubungi lebih lanjut untuk penyerahan trophy + sertifikat penghargaan.

Semoga PRESTASI sederhana ini mampu MENGINSPIRASI masyarakat Indonesia untuk BERANI mempersiapkan diri untuk MENGEKSPRESIKAN setiap KARYANYA!

Salam

Dept. Humas, Jaringan, dan Propaganda – PPI Taiwan 2013/2014