East Kalimantan, Tenggarong, Riak Nyalong

East Kalimantan, Tenggarong, Riak Nyalong

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We all know the “Riak Nyalong” has proud the name of Central Kalimantan province on Lanjong Art Festival 2011, held on 5 to 13 February 2011 in the city of Tenggarong, East Kalimantan. At that moment a huge success Riak Nyalong won two titles, namely Best Contemporary Dance and Playground Best Makeup and Clothing.

Kalimantan Tong Tong Fair, The Haque, Netherlands 2011

Kalimantan Tong Tong Fair, The Haque,  Netherlands 2011

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The Tong Tong Fair (formerly known as Pasar Malam Besar) is the largest festival in the world for Indo (European-Indonesian) culture, held annually in The Netherlands. In 2009 it was renamed to ‘Tong Tong Fair’. Established in 1959 it is one of the oldest festivals and the fourth largest grand fair in The Netherlands. It is also the annual event with the highest number of paying visitors of the Dutch city of The Hague, having consistently attracted more than 100,000 visitors since 1993.

The name ‘Pasar Malam Besar’ is derived from the Indonesian/Malay language and literally means ‘Great Night Market’. The new name was chosen to emphasise its link with the ‘Tong Tong Foundation’ and its cultural mission. Another reason was to distinguish oneself from the many other fairs under the name pasar malam.

Every summer the ‘Tong Tong Fair’ formerly known as the ‘Pasar Malam Besar’ is raised on its dedicated fairground, called the ‘Malieveld’, close to the central train station of The Hague. 22.000 m² of festival terrain and many, mostly Indo, volunteers will facilitate visitors from both the Netherlands and abroad. The festival hosts three popular food courts, a culinary theatre, many large to medium stages for performance art, workshop areas, areas for lecture and interviews, market areas, as well as specific fair areas for trading merchandise.

Kalimantan, Tarian Naga, Dance

Kalimantan, Tarian Naga, Dance

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Dragon dance is played in the house owned by ethnic Dayak Betang on May 20, 2008. Thadeus Yus of Dayak Tribal Council said, “This event Dayak community celebration. All ethnicities are invited, including Chinese. Prohibition Cap Goh Meh is exclusive to the Chinese people. “

Kalimantan, Dayak Adat Dress

Kalimantan, Dayak Adat Dress

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The Dayak or Dyak are the peoples indigenous to Borneo. It is a loose term for over 200 riverine and hill-dwelling ethnic subgroups, located principally in the interior of Borneo, each with its own dialect, customs, laws, territory and culture, although common distinguishing traits are readily identifiable. Dayaks are categorised as part of wider Austronesian-speaking populations in Asia. The Dayak were animist in belief; however many converted to Christianity, and some to Islam more recently. Estimates for the Dayak population range from 2 to 4 million.

South Kalimantan, Banjar Wedding

South Kalimantan, Banjar Wedding

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The Banjar or Banjarese (Urang Banjar in Banjarese language; اورڠ بنجر in Jawi script) are a coastal, native ethnic group that settled in Tanah Laut and Banjarmasin in the south and in Hulu Sungai in the north of South Kalimantan, Indonesia, the second largest city on the island of Borneo. Several centuries ago, some of them had travelled to many places in the Malay archipelago. They set up pockets of settlement there, in Perak (mostly in Parit Buntar and Teluk Intan region), Selangor around (Sabak Bernam and Sungai Besar), in Johor (Batu Pahat), in Medan as well as other places. The Banjarese people are made up of the native Dayaks, other Malays from Sumatra, and Javanese from Java.

West Kalimantan, Tayan, Sanggau, Wedding

West Kalimantan, Tayan, Sanggau, Wedding

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Sanggau is a regency in Province of West Kalimantan, Indonesia. It is situated in the middle and in the northern part of the province, with an area of 12,857.70 km² and a population density of 32 inhabitants per km² in 2010.

West Kalimanta, Pontianak, Cap Go Meh, Lantern Festival

West Kalimanta, Pontianak, Cap Go Meh, Lantern Festival

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The 15th days of Lunar New Year, or better known as Cap Go Meh forms the highlight of any Chinese New Year Celebration. Especially in Singkawang, West Kalimantan, Indonesia. In Singkawang, the town known for its production of fine Chinese ceramics, The peak of the festival and the entire New Year series of celebrations will occur on15th days of Lunar New Year with the parade of the ancient art of Tatung ( Shaman )
Intended to repel misfortunes for the rest of the year, Tatung is the main medium of the Cap Go Meh ritual to reject evil spirits. During the Tatung rituals, its participants will enter into a trance and perform many unbelievable stunts, such as stepping on a sword, or sticking steel wires or nails into their cheeks. It is quite unbelievable to see that despite such torture, the Tatungs are not wounded or even scarred.

Kalimantan, Dayak wedding

Kalimantan, Dayak wedding

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During ceremony or hosting important guests they cut pigs, buffalo or chicken. So these kind of meat only made available during ceremony. Side income for them is collecting rattan, taping rubber, and resine in the forest. The Dayak is very skillful in weaving by rattan, they make hats, mat, basket, and others which is the work of women. The villages of Dayak in the inner part of Kalimanatn do not yet have market, so they sell their products to the merchants that come to their villages, or some bring themselves to the cities such as Kuala Kapuas or even Banjarmasin, the capital city of South Kalimantan. Kinship system of Dayak is based on big family which in the past reside the long house both based on Patrilineal or matrilineal. This unit of big family also as the base of working co-operation for planting rice, opening new forest and other big and heavy job. For marriage the most ideal is those generation having the same grand father or grand mother. Considered tabou is marriage between brothers, child to parents, and if their fathers are brothers (pa tri-parallel-cousin).

South Kalimantan,Lembaga Adat, Kekerabatan

South Kalimantan,Lembaga Adat,  Kekerabatan

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The Tong Tong Fair in The Hague is the biggest Eurasian fair in the world.

The event is a sensory stimulating blend of cultural festival, exhibition and food fest rolled into one, held in an archipelago of tents and stands. One of the biggest attractions is the Tong Tong Festival, with hundreds of performances spread over 12 days. The daily entry ticket for the Tong Tong Fair also includes a theatre pass for the Tong Tong Festival.

So, if you don’t have the time or money to travel all the way to Southeast Asia, come to the Tong Tong Fair in The Hague and imagine that you are in the East. The Tong Tong Fair comprises the immense Grand Pasar, the famous East-West exhibition with hundreds of stands offering Eastern merchandise and food. Many of the exhibitors come all the way from Indonesia especially for the event; a growing number come from Vietnam and Malaysia. Equally famous is the Food Court with dozens of restaurants and ‘warungs’; it is one of the biggest of its kind in Europe.

The international Tong Tong Festival takes place in four theatres on the fair site. The large Bintang Theatre is where the major music and dance artists perform. The Tong Tong Podium is used mainly for acoustic sets and dance. The intimate Bibit Theatre presents lectures, interviews and theatrical performances: mostly in Dutch, but increasingly in English too. In the Bengkel (studio) you are welcome to participate in all kinds of workshops: in music, dance, art, cooking and lots more. We have had the pleasure of welcoming artists, writers, lecturers and master chefs from Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and the United States in recent years.

Dance South Kalimantan

Adat Dance South Kalimantan

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The Tong Tong Fair in The Hague is the biggest Eurasian fair in the world.

The event is a sensory stimulating blend of cultural festival, exhibition and food fest rolled into one, held in an archipelago of tents and stands. One of the biggest attractions is the Tong Tong Festival, with hundreds of performances spread over 12 days. The daily entry ticket for the Tong Tong Fair also includes a theatre pass for the Tong Tong Festival.

So, if you don’t have the time or money to travel all the way to Southeast Asia, come to the Tong Tong Fair in The Hague and imagine that you are in the East. The Tong Tong Fair comprises the immense Grand Pasar, the famous East-West exhibition with hundreds of stands offering Eastern merchandise and food. Many of the exhibitors come all the way from Indonesia especially for the event; a growing number come from Vietnam and Malaysia. Equally famous is the Food Court with dozens of restaurants and ‘warungs’; it is one of the biggest of its kind in Europe.

The international Tong Tong Festival takes place in four theatres on the fair site. The large Bintang Theatre is where the major music and dance artists perform. The Tong Tong Podium is used mainly for acoustic sets and dance. The intimate Bibit Theatre presents lectures, interviews and theatrical performances: mostly in Dutch, but increasingly in English too. In the Bengkel (studio) you are welcome to participate in all kinds of workshops: in music, dance, art, cooking and lots more. We have had the pleasure of welcoming artists, writers, lecturers and master chefs from Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and the United States in recent years.