Samosir, Tuk Tuk, Carolina Hotel

Samosir, Tuk Tuk, Carolina Hotel

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Address

Tuk-tuk Siadong – Samosir Island
Lake Toba – North Sumatra
Indonesia 22395

Room
Week day Peak season
Economy
Hill 1 nrs 1, 2, 11, 12, 20 Rp. 45.000,= Rp. 90.000,=
Hill 2 nrs 7, 8, 21 Rp. 75.000,= Rp. 125.000,=
Beach nrs 24 – 27, 53 Rp. 90.000,= Rp. 130.000,=
Standard
Hill nrs 6, 9, 10 Rp. 130.000,= Rp. 200.000,=
Beach nrs 28 – 39, 15 Rp. 145.000,= Rp. 250.000,=
DeLuxe
Hill nrs 3, 4, 5 Rp. 155.000,= Rp. 300.000,=
Beach 1 nrs 44, 45, 48, 49, 52 Rp. 170.000,= Rp. 340.000,=
Beach 2 nrs 18, 19, 22, 23, 40 – 43, 46, 47, 54 Rp. 180.000,= Rp. 350.000,=
Family
Family nrs 50, 51 Rp. 330.000,= Rp. 600.000,=
Extra bed
Rp. 50.000,= Rp. 100.000,=

Samosir, Market

Samosir, Market

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Selling peppers, tomatoes, bananas, etc., at market day at Tomok on Samosir Island on Danau Toba, a large volcanic crater lake, in northern Sumatra, Indonesia

Samosir, Tor Tor Dance

Samosir, Tor Tor Dance

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Tor-Tor dance is a traditional dance from Batak tribe in North Sumatra. At ancient times, the art of dancing in Batak land was a main media during the rite, and it still had mystical things. Moreover, the dance was also performed in happy times like harvesting and wedding ceremony.

according to history, tor tor dance is used in rituals associated with spirits. The spirit is invoked and “walked” into the stone statues, which was the symbol of the ancestors. Those statues were then moved like dancing, but with a rigid motion. The movement is identical with feet movement (tiptoe) and hand movements.

There are 3 types of Tor-tor dance. There is Tor tor Pangurason (cleanup dance). This dance is usually held at a big party.Before the party starts, the place and location of the party is first be cleaned by using lime to be far from danger.

Second, there is tor tor Sipitu Cawan (Dance of the seven bowls). This dance is usually held during the inauguration of a king. This dance is also derived from the seven daughters of heaven to bathe in a lake at the top of the Pusuk Buhit mountain along with the arrival of piso sipitu sasarung (the seven knife sheath).

Last, there is tor tor Tunggal Panaluan, which is a cultural ritual. This dance is usually held when there is disaster strikes the village. Tunggal Panaluan is danced by the shaman to be guided solutions to resolve the issue.

The moves of Tor tor dance is flows according to Margondang, which is the traditional instruments that accompanying the dance. These instruments are Gondang or percussion, Batakness trumpet and more.


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Samosir Island

Samosir Island

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Musicians at the traditional Batak village Huta Bolon Simanindo, Pulau Samosir, Lake Toba, Indonesia

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Samosir grave monuments

On the rural areas around Danau Toba, many traditional Toba, Karo and Simalungun villages with strange concrete structures can be found. These modern grave monuments which have the shape of a house are build with a big ceremony and a lot of money to house the passed-away familymembers. This traditional care of the death is still very important to the Toba, and is intermixed with the christian rituals as well. The tugu (monuments) are usually decorated with local as well as christian symbols. On the island of Samosir in Danau Toba, there are more and even older stone ones.


Lake Toba and Samosir Island

Lake Toba and Samosir Island

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Lake Toba (Indonesian: Danau Toba) is a lake and supervolcano. The lake is 100 kilometres long and 30 kilometres wide, and 505 metres (1,666 ft) at its deepest point. Located in the middle of the northern part of the Indonesian island of Sumatra with a surface elevation of about 900 metres (2,953 ft), the lake stretches from 2.88°N 98.52°E to 2.35°N 99.1°E. It is the largest lake in Indonesia and the largest volcanic lake in the world.

Lake Toba is the site of a supervolcanic eruption that occurred an estimated 69,000 to 77,000 years ago, a massive, climate-changing event. It is estimated to have been a VEI 8 eruption. It is the largest known explosive eruption anywhere on Earth in the last 25 million years. According to the Toba catastrophe theory, it had global consequences, killing most humans then alive and creating a population bottleneck in Central Eastern Africa and India that affected the genetic inheritance of all humans today. However, this hypothesis is not widely accepted due to lack of evidence for any other animal decline or extinction, even in environmentally sensitive species. However, it has been accepted that the eruption of Toba led to a volcanic winter with a worldwide decline in temperatures between 3 to 5 °C (5 to 9 °F), and up to 15 °C (27.0 °F) in higher latitudes.