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Mayura Water Palace: This public ground can be visited by all the locals and offers great tour guides. The majestic waterfall is something that should not be missed when making a visit to Lombok.

Sumbawa, Museum Asi Mbojo,NTB Bima Sumbawa

Museum Asi Mbojo, NTB Bima Sumbawa

Museum Asi Mbojo,NTB,Indonesia Broad, solid and ancient. That is the impression of the building caught Mbojo Asi Museum located in the heart of Bima. The building was formerly a palace Bima Sultanate, now serves as a museum. Asi Mbojo Museum not only witness the history of Bima, more than that he kept a long story red thread temali civilization from the Bima Bima sultanate until now. Museum architecture Asi Mbojo Bima is a unique combination and the Netherlands. Sturdy and towering buildings that consist of two floors and covers an area of not less than five are. Asi Mbojo means Palace of Bima. The palace was built in 1927 and officially became Bima Sultanate palace in 1929. Palace building flanked by two gates on the west side and east. Asi Mbojo layout not much different from other courts in the country. Palace facing west and in front of him clearing or plaza named Serasuba. That was where the king is said to appear in public in front of people at certain moments, such as when held important ceremonies or celebration of religious holidays. Serasuba also became the imperial forces training arena. In the square there is a mosque, as a means of religious ritual. Palace, the square and the mosque which is a philosophical conception of government, people and religion is a unified whole. Along with the expiration of the sultanate in 1952, then ended Asi Mbojo role as the center of government, the center of arts and cultural development, broadcasting center of Islamic and customary courts center. Asi museum store Mbojo relics of kings and sultans of Bima. At the second gate there is no longer a member of the imperial guard troops. Serasuba square function has been turned into a football pitch. Entering the museum building Asi Mbojo, on the first floor on the right, directly akaian collection presented to the marriage customs among the nobility and the commoners pelaminannya following. On the other hand, there are a number cupboard that stores a collection of agricultural tools, hunting equipment, transportation equipment, instruments used in the field of fisheries, cooking utensils, cutlery and so on. Other collections include traditional clothes of Bima, dance clothes to art, a collection of books Sultan, firearms Portuguese and Dutch era and other collections. On the left there is room to store a collection of weapons such as kris, trident and other war equipment. No less than 100 collections in the room. Collections at the venue all made of gold and silver. After climbing the stairs in the middle of the room, on the second floor there are a number of rooms or bedrooms Sultan family. Among these rooms there is a room once used to stay I President, Sukarno, when visiting Bima. President Sukarno visited the Sultanate of Bima in 1945 and 1951. Sultanate of Bima is a kingdom located in Bima. Residents of this area was formerly Hindu (Shiva). According to old records Bima Palace, in the reign of kings who bear the title “Ta Ma Bata Ruma Wadu”, married to the sister of the wife of Sultan Alauddin Makassar named Daeng Sikontu, daughter Karaeng Kassuarang. He received the Islamic religion in the year 1050 AH or 1640 AD King or Sangaji Bima is dubbed the “Sultan” Sultan of Bima I (Sultan Abdul Kahir). After the Sultan of Bima I died and was succeeded by his son named Sultan Abdul Khair Sultan Sirajuddin II, then changed the system of government based on “Hadat and Islamic Law”. Meanwhile, Sultan Ibrahim (Sultan of Bima to-XI) from his marriage gave birth to Sultan Salahuddin who then appointed the Sultan of Bima to-XII as the last Sultan of Bima. Visiting the Museum Mbojo Asi is indeed an interesting agenda, but to reach them from Mataram, capital of West Nusa Tenggara Province (NTB), took a long time. Especially the dry season to make the air less friendly. Heat and air dried paint and agricultural areas in the region. The rain rarely falls. Traveling overland from crossing Poto Tano in Sumbawa Regency down the hill until Dompu to Bima, which looks only bare hills with trees, while grass in dry paddocks. There does not seem interesting sights along the way during the summer on the island of Sumbawa, unless the spread of beach with blue water that still leaves the impression shade. Bima is one of the city on the island of Sumbawa, which is part of West Nusa Tenggara Province. To reach this city of Mataram can be done by landline or air lines. If taken through the journey overland, from Mataram had to travel overland to the port of first crossing of Heaven in East Lombok District. Travel time between the City of East Lombok Mataram-range 1.5 -2 hours. Travel still must continue to cross into the Poto Tano in Sumbawa Regency with the travel time between 1.5 – 2 hours. After arriving at the ferry port on the island of Sumbawa, the trip to Bima still has a distance of about 350 miles. Although the road paved, but to travel as far as it needs high concentration, because the way in which the winding up and down along the hills and canyons on the steep side of the road. However, if you want a shorter trip, from Selaparang Airport in Mataram, can directly fly to the majors Sultan Muhammad Salahuddin Airport of Bima. It takes about 30 minutes. Airfare price-Bima Mataram affordable because all this is subsidized by local governments. If implemented through the land route, a few miles before entering the town of Bima, exactly into the area Bolo District, along the left of the road began to look expanse of salt ponds. Hundreds if not thousands of acres of salt ponds terpetak-patch. The farmers were harvesting sea salt after the water is channeled into the pond plots, began to produce white crystals of salt. Others put it into sacks. Price per bag (60 kilograms) of Rp60 thousand. Some time after that began to appear panoramic Lawata Coast. Beach with about half a kilometer long was on holidays many people visited. Because of its location before entering the city, the beach Lawata dubbed by some as a welcome beach. Although to reach the Museum Asi Mbojo take long, but once on the location of the ancient buildings will be paid off fatigue with a lot of historical stories of the legendary Bhima.

Sumbawa, Museum SAMPARAJA Bima Sumbawa

Museum SAMPARAJA Bima Sumbawa

Bima besides having Mbojo ASI Museum, also has another museum that is used as a place to store the relics of ancient manuscripts Bima kingdom era. SAMPARAJA Museum This museum is located in Gajah Mada street subdistrict Monggonao Bima City. The building is not the relics of the kingdom and is managed by the Foundation Museum Samparaja Bima. The building has three rooms. To dance, exhibitions and a place to store private collections and Bima ethnic groups, such as the original Book of BO. The book is to discuss particulars Bima kingdom in the 14th century AD. BO Book has been published in book form titled BO Sangajikai which is a record Bima kingdom. In this museum there are also objects relic Sultanate of Bima. To the east there is the room that holds the traditional dress dance Toja. This dance is played by four women. There are also traditional clothes Kanja dance and dresses Bima kingdom greatness. Clothing is used during traditional ceremonies Hanta U’a Pua. Also stored in this museum clothingGalarang and how indigenous Camat royal and imperial era. Building the West there is a room that is used as a place to store kitchen tools from bronze, songket equipment, gold kebaya made in the 16th century and the table remains the Sultanate of Bima. Besides, there is a photo of Sultan Ibrahim, photographs and images of Sri Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Muda Mohamed Salahuddin is still stored properly. These collections as if to invite us to remember how the royal and imperial past.

Sumbawa, Museum Dalam Loka Palace Sumbawa Besar

Museum Dalam Loka Palace Sumbawa Besar

Location Dalam Loka Palace currently located in the city of Sumbawa Besar, indicating that this is indeed the city since ancient times is the center of government and center of economic activities in the region. Old Palace “Dalam Loka” built during the reign of Sultan Jalaluddin Muhammad Shah III, precisely in 1885. Before the palace was built, the kingdom of Sumbawa has several times changed the palace, among others, had known the “Palace Mount Faithful,” “Bala Sawo Palace and the Palace Bala Balong”. Bala Rea (Graha Large) located in the complex of palaces “Dalam Loka” shaped twin houses on stilts, 99 supported teak pole that represents the 99 attributes of Allah (Husna Beautiful Names). The palace is in addition to placing the king in a great position, as well as the Palace Bala Sawo replacement of burned gunpowder explosion logistics work. Bala Rea building overlooks the south of the square straight ahead, toward the hill plague that is the site of the tombs of the ancestors. West side of the square there is a royal mosque, Masjid Nurul Huda is still standing today, and to the east of the complex isatana megalir Brang Bara river (the river around the palace stables). Raw materials development Dalam Loka palace is mostly imported from the outposts of the village around the castle. Especially for large teak wood imported from Timung Teak forest, while the roof is made of zinc imported from Singapore. Palace building work is being led by Imam Haji Hashim. Bala Rea has many rooms with their respective functions. Are as follows: Lunyuk Agung, located on the front. An indoor venue for meetings, receptions, and a series of other important activities. Lunyuk Mas, is a special room for the empress, the wives of ministers and staff when it held an important royal ceremonies. Located adjacent to the Great Lunyuk. In the west chamber, consisting of rooms that extends from south to north as the contest room king (Repan) that only the bulkhead nets with prayer rooms. In the north room in the Empress kamr sleep with a lady’s maid. In the east room, consisting of four rooms, reserved for son / daughter of the King who had been married. At its northern end is the room where the household caregivers. Courtroom, located on the northern (rear) Bala Rea. At night the room was used as a bed ladies. The kitchen is located adjacent to the dining room. The bathroom, located outside the main room, which extends from king contest room to Empress room. Bala Bule, located right in the front parlor empress (Lunyuk Mas), shaped houses in two rows. The first floor level with Bala Rea as a son / daughter of the king’s play, while the second floor to the Empress and his wife witnessed the performances of the nobility, held at the palace field. Outside the building Bala Rea is now known as Dalam Loka, as the unity of the whole complex of Palace (Inside), in ancient times there are still some important parts of the palace, namely Keban Alas (palace garden), Bala Buko (gate) the walls of the palace, Bale Jam (home hours), a special place to put the bell kingdom. Since the construction of a new palace, in the year 1932 (the palace since the 1954 work that functioned as a home office “Wisma Praja” Regent Sumbawa), Bala Rea state as the main building of the palace complex in the workshop, is not worthy of occupied and abandoned offspring began work as an occupant so displaced so much. So no wonder that when it starts again restored by the Directorate General of Culture in 1979, through a Cultural Project Sasana since fiscal year 1979/1980 through fiscal year 1984/1985, the conditions are so poor shrub cover this whole area of Bala rea.

Lombok, Museum Lombok Mataram Provincial State Museum

Museum Lombok Mataram Provincial State Museum

Lombok Mataram Provincial State Museum The Museum Negeri Nusa Tenggara Barat, Lombok also known, as Museum of West Nusa Tenggara, exhibits a variety of beautiful and fascinating cultures of the island. The ancient artifacts and decorative arts, as well as local armor and arms are all displayed in the museum. Located on Jalan Panji Tilar Negara, in the South Ampenan area, about 7 kilometres from the centre of Mataram City, the Museum Negeri Nusa Tenggara Barat holds a valuable collection of the past. Lobby Hall lies in the front section of the museum displaying a modern Berugak architecture. The Lobby Hall is connected to the exhibition hall through a corridor. On the left wall of the corridor there are illustrations of West Nusa Tenggara culture like: the Gandrung, Rudat, Cepung, Wayang, and Jaran Kamput. The right side of the wall displays paintings of Melengke, Toja, Konya, Sak Eco, Handra, and Rebana Rea. There is a beautiful garden for the tourists to relax and enjoy the beauty. Permanent Exhibition Hall I of Museum Negeri Nusa Tenggara Barat, only a few meters away from the corridor, is divided into two wings: the left wing, and the right wing. The left wing has a collection of photographs, fossils of the Stegodon, Paleokarbau, and Hypothalamus, and paintings. The paintings display the origin of earth and the universe, according to the Nebula Fog theory, tectonic structure of the West Nusa Tenggara islands, and photographs of the protected birds of Indonesia like: Jalak Putih, Rangkong Sulawesi, Camar Cokelat, and Dara Mahkota. The Permanent Exhibition Hall I’s right wing also have a collection of fossils of rare woods, like Rajumas, Cempaka, Lingsar, Bajur, Kepundung, and Kelincung, and giant photographs of the kakatua, and Koakiau. The Museum Negeri Nusa Tenggara Barat, Lombok also known, as Museum of West Nusa Tenggara, exhibits a variety of beautiful and fascinating cultures of the island. The ancient artifacts and decorative arts, as well as local armor and arms are all displayed in the museum. Located on Jalan Panji Tilar Negara, in the South Ampenan area, about 7 kilometres from the centre of Mataram City, the Museum Negeri Nusa Tenggara Barat holds a valuable collection of the past. Lobby Hall lies in the front section of the museum displaying a modern Berugak architecture. The Lobby Hall is connected to the exhibition hall through a corridor. On the left wall of the corridor there are illustrations of West Nusa Tenggara culture like: the Gandrung, Rudat, Cepung, Wayang, and Jaran Kamput. The right side of the wall displays paintings of Melengke, Toja, Konya, Sak Eco, Handra, and Rebana Rea. There is a beautiful garden for the tourists to relax and enjoy the beauty. Permanent Exhibition Hall I of Museum Negeri Nusa Tenggara Barat, only a few meters away from the corridor, is divided into two wings: the left wing, and the right wing. The left wing has a collection of photographs, fossils of the Stegodon, Paleokarbau, and Hypothalamus, and paintings. The paintings display the origin of earth and the universe, according to the Nebula Fog theory, tectonic structure of the West Nusa Tenggara islands, and photographs of the protected birds of Indonesia like: Jalak Putih, Rangkong Sulawesi, Camar Cokelat, and Dara Mahkota. The Permanent Exhibition Hall I’s right wing also have a collection of fossils of rare woods, like Rajumas, Cempaka, Lingsar, Bajur, Kepundung, and Kelincung, and giant photographs of the kakatua, and Koakiau. 2 paintings illustrating the villages and traditional wedding dresses of the Sasak, Samawa, and Mbojo ethnics are on a display in the Permanent Exhibition Hall II. Bsides there are also the language and writings of the ethnic races of West Nusa Tenggara. Collection of palm leaf manuscripts of Asta Dasa Parwa (Mahabharata), Takepan Kotaragam, Takepan Jatiswara, Kitab Katika, and Pisau Pangot are among the rarest collection found here. There is also a huge collection of traditional West Nusa Tenggara weapons of Bima Sultanate. Besides there are various tools like Kodong Iping, Bosang, and Bubu, which are used to catch fresh water fish, collection of hunting tools like Puyuh Bird Trap, Chicken String, Traps for Tekukur Birds, and a Pendiwai. Among the various other collection of the museum the most notable ones are: currency from the Portuguese, Spanish, and Dutch colonial days, Kriya arts, and traditional arts of West Nusa Tenggara, traditional game intruments, and mystical instruments. The Museum Negeri Nusa Tenggara Barat, Lombok remains open from Tuesday to Sunday from 8am to 1pm, and from 2pm to 4pm.

Flores, museum Flores Maumere Ledalero

Flores Maumere Ledalero museum

If you want to get a glimpse of Florenese cultural and natural history, prehistory, as well as browse through unique and sometimes curious objects of art and daily life, Maumere’s Blikon Blewut Museum is the place visit. Blikon Blewut Museum is situated on the campus of Sekolah Tinggi Filsafat Katholik Ledalero, which is a well-known Roman Catholic seminary. The museum’s origins are strongly linked to the activities of the international order of SVD (Societas Verbi Divini) missionaries in the early 20th century. As many SVD missionaries were experts in the fields of history, linguistics, and anthropology, they started to explore the hidden treasures of Flores’ cultural past. As for Blikon Blewut, Theodor Verhoeven SVD from the Netherlands was the starting point. Arriving in Flores in 1949, the missionary and linguist with strong interests not only in contemporary culture but also in prehistoric issues, conducted numerous excavations as well as anthropological fieldwork on the island. His local expedition team, consisting of several seminary students, supported him with enthusiasm. A diligent collector, he stored the constantly accumulating fruits of his efforts in Seminary Todabelu in the Ngada district, where at that time the objects got relatively little attention. By the mid 1970s, the objects were moved to Ledalero Seminary in Maumere, but it was not until 1983 that Blikon Blewut Museum gained significance: one of Verhoeven’s former expedition members, Piet Petu SVD, had in the meantime become a lecturer in cultural history at Ledalero Seminary. Thanks to his initiative, the objects gathered over the years by different SVD missionaries were presented and exhibited in a small building in the Ledalero Seminary in a structured way so that the collection could finally be called a museum. It was also Piet Petu SVD who suggested naming the museum Blikon Blewut. The name is derived from an ancient verse of the Sikka ritual language about the creation of the universe. As many of the museum’s exhibited objects reach back deep into history, the name fits the museum perfectly. The exhibition, spread out over only 99m², hosts innumerable testimonies to Florenese history, not only originating from the island itself, but from all over the world: rare ikat, stone age tools, local pottery and carvings, musical instruments, ceramics originating from China, as well as traditional weapons and black-and-white photos taken by missionaries during the early decades of the 20th century. Whilst exploring the exhibition, don’t miss the bronze kris, a special dagger found by Father Mommersteg SVD in 1952 in the Naru area, Ngada, where it was used for traditional ceremonies. Originating from the Vietnam-centered Dong Son culture that lasted from about 1,000 to 1 BC, this dagger is unique to Indonesia. To this day it is a mystery how it made its way to Naru. Unfortunately the space of the museum is very limited; so only parts of the collection are exhibited, and many objects are still waiting for the museum to expand so they can be exhibited. How to get there The museum is located only about 8km from Maumere on the Ledalero Seminary Campus and is easily accessible by motorbike, car or minibus from Maumere. After passing Nita Village, the seminary is indicated with a signpost on the right. Pass a security guard before entering the parking lot in front of the big church. Opening hours are Monday to Saturday morning from 7am – 1pm.

Flores, Museum Ende Maritime

Ende Maritime Museum,  Flores

Ende Maritime Museum is located at Jalan Mohamad Hatta, Village of King City, District of South Ende, East Nusa Tenggara province. Since inaugurated on August 14, 1996, this museum has a collection of over 22,000 species, of which 1000 species of marine mussels and 300 species of fish. Maritime Museum because of the existence of creativity figures Goran SVD Fr Gabriel. Forerunner to the museum begins with his hobby, which little by little finally able to collect the type of collection until the amount to tens of thousands of pieces. “Unforgettable memories is when I found a snail Oliva. The color is very beautiful. After comparing one house to another snail, the color variety. From there then I am happy to collect since 1981,” said Father Goran. Marine life which is the main attraction is the Maritime Museum of mollusks, sea clams, oysters, octopus, squid, cuttlefish, and so on. There are also various types of fish and shellfish, like shrimp, small crab, and crab. In addition, there are also Echinodermata, sea cucumbers and sea urchins then, a turtle reptiles, turtles, sea dragons, monitor lizards, and iguanas. It was also found algae, seaweed, and other marine plants, as well as coral, sea coral rubble mainly found as a result of fishing using explosives. It’s personal collection in addition to these findings, partly derived from public participation. Maritime Museum collection of many who came from Ile Ape Subdistrict, Lembata district, East Nusa Tenggara, which is the birthplace of Father Goran. He was born in the fishing village of Tagawiti on 14 April 1941, then was ordained a priest the first of the region Ile Ape on July 31, 1971. Everyday SVD Fr Gabriel Goran Goran was called Father. Father often replaced as pastor or priest by the Catholic religion. One kind of unique collections at the Museum Bahari is a mermaid cow believed to have gone extinct since 50 years ago. Residents found the mermaid was in the year 2000 on the island of Koa, Ende. It is estimated that, until now which can still be found in the waters of the mermaid pig East Flores regency. “Since the pay great attention to the sea, if the recreation center along with the brothers (Latin = brother, as to the prospective pastor) I often take to the beach Lembata. By carrying plastic bags, each brother could take a variety of God’s creation shells scattered on the beach , “said Father Goran who become orphans when sitting in fourth grade elementary school, and orphaned while sitting in the eighth grade. Sparked the idea to build a museum around 1990 when the type collection of male graduates of St. Paul Seminary Ledalero, Maumere, Sikka, it was all over the room at the Convent of St. Joseph, Ende. Here he lived everyday and occasionally teaches at the Orphanage Shades of Love, in the same city. Between St. Joseph Convent and Museum Bahari is only about 500-meter. The effort helped the establishment of museums engineering student from the University of Delft Holland Indonesia, bagia Suwira. Suwira time doing real work in college Flores to examine the damage caused by the earthquake December 12, 1992. Seeing so many types of collections Fr Goran, Suwira include the collection in the exhibition in the Netherlands of 250 key chains slug Oliva, and 30 sheets of woven necktie made of typical Ende commonly called Lio. From the exhibition was finally obtained from the sale of Rp 1.65 million. Most of the money was handed over to the organization Goran Pater in the Netherlands as a stock. After the plan promoted the establishment of the organization’s Maritime Museum, collected a fund of Rp 26 million. With the capital that the museum was built. Provincial Council SVD (Societas Verbi Divini or the Divine Word) Ende decided to build the building and took the contents of the building, while the Government provides land Ende. Regent Ende, Frans Gedowolo-time Maritime Museum, inaugurated in 1996. MANAGING MUSEUM From the love of the sea, along with Fr Goran Kalianus Nusa Nipa write books and Wealth Sea Maritime Museum. In some notes Fr Goran mentioned, the purpose of establishing the museum backdrop fact that NTT is an area of islands and most areas of the ocean contains a wide variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and types of biota that need to be preserved professionally. In addition, in West Timor, especially Ende, yet there are also museums that collect marine species of marine life. The museum is also intended to support science and become a source of information and marine studies center, especially for the younger generation. Goran Pater is also currently preparing a book manuscript that contains the drama of the sea. The characters in the play was chosen from marine animals. “In the last six months I could not resist a strong desire to write up until now has been completed in manuscript form written four plays and several poems. So also the two writing drama of two brothers,” he said. He plans to make books for children. According to Father Goran, the message about the sea in the form of poetry, song, or drama, would be more attractive and readily accepted the children.