27 May 2006

Jogja's Earth Quake

Indonesian Quake Kills Thousands
By Ellen Nakashima and Fred BarbashWashington Post Staff WritersSaturday, May 27, 2006; 8:33 AM
SEMARANG, Indonesia, May 27 -- A powerful earthquake shook a densely populated region of the Indonesian island of Java Saturday morning, killing a thousand people or more according to early estimates by officials, and leaving many tens of thousands homeless.
The epicenter of the magnitude 6.2 quake was about 15 miles southwest of Yogyakarta, a city of half a million, and about 15 miles south of Semerang, a city of over a million.

Victims are treated outside a hospital after a strong earthquake in Yogyakarta, Central Java, Indonesia, Saturday, May 27, 2006. A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia's Central Java province early Saturday, flattening buildings and killing at least 211 people, hospitals and officials said. Scores of other people were injured. (AP Photo/Sinar Harapan, Yuyuk Sugarman) (Sinar Harapan, Yuyuk Sugarman - AP)

While officials could not assemble reliable numbers for dead and injured yet, all put the number of dead at no less than 1,000.
Yuni Naraini, of the Indonesia's Social Affairs Ministry, estimated the death toll at over 2,000. Other local officials reached by phone and speaking on the radio also spoke of thousands of dead.
Idham Sanawi, the Mayor of Bantul, just south of Yogyakarta, said on the radio that there were 2,000 dead in his town alone and that they had already buried 400 people in mass graves. He said 70 percent of the houses in the city were damaged and uninhabitable and that more than 100,000 people were moving into refugee camps.
"We need medicine. We need tents. We need paramedics," he said.
Yogyakarta provincial secretary Bambang Susanto Prihardi, speaking on Elshinta news radio, gave an area-by-area breakdown of casualties totaling 1,555, the Reuters news agency reported.
Other government and hospital officials said earlier that many people remained buried or trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings, while more deaths might be going unreported by families keeping and burying the bodies, wire services said.
The quake struck at about 6:30 a.m. Yogyakarta time Saturday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Witnesses reported repeated tremors, some lasting a full minute.
Reteno, a paramedic in a hospital near Yogyakarta, said by phone that he thought nearby Mount Merapi, a volcano that has been on top alert for a major eruption this month, was erupting when the shaking began, causing ceiling tiles to drop to the floor in his home and knocking over motorbikes parked on the street.
A vulcanologist in Yogyakarta told wire services that the quake was not caused by the volcano, but Merapi's activity increased after the shock.
"After the earthquake there were more clouds coming out of the crater," Subandrio, head of the Merapi section at the Centre for Vulcanological Research and Technology Department, told Reuters.

26 May 2006

Lundayah Festifal, Sipitang Malaysia

There was a Lundayeh Festival from April 21 to 22 in Sipitang. Lundayeh is one of the indigenous groups of Sabah. To be precise, they are the indigenous people of Borneo coz they have been living in Sarawak, Kalimantan and Brunei, before the states and countries drew the territory borders. In Sabah, there are about 10,000 Lundayeh people, concentrated in Tenom, Sipitang and Long Pasia area.
Lundayeh was also headhunter in the past. The “Ulung Buayeh” (cutting crocodile monument) ceremony, which you can see in my photo gallery, was to show the bravery of the headhunters. The crocodile represents their strong and aggressive enemies. Nowadays, Ulung Buayeh is performed as opening ceremony of important functions. The VIP will place a sword on the neck of crocodile status to symbolise the cutting.

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The Lundayeh Festival got 250 participants from Malinau (of Kalimantan, Indonesia), 40 from Sarawak and 10 from Brunei, so it is more than just a small regional celebration. The festival was considered very well done. The programme was good, packed with lot of cultural performance to show the unique culture and beauty of Lundayeh. I am sad to know that Sabah government didn’t allocate any funding to sponsor such an excellent event. Their festival is not even listed on the Sabah Tourism calender.
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The highlight on the first day were the longest “Nuba Tingaa” (Nasi Bungkus) line and Lundayeh traditional wedding ceremony (got cancelled). Nuba Tingaa is the traditional food of Lundayeh. It is just rice that is cooked til it becomes very smooth, fine and soft, then wrapped in the leaf. I went to Kaban Village to see them align more than 6,000 Nuba Tingaa together to form a 308.95M line, recorded as the longest in Malaysia Book of Records. Best thing was - everyone, included me, was invited to eat it after the record is officiated. Too bad, I was too busy taking picture so I didn’t try it…

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Lundayeh Festival offered me the best opportunity to take photos of Lundayeh people. If you look at the picture below, you will find that their costumes could be very different. The costume of Lundayeh Sarawak is very bright and colourful, with complex motif (like Dayak). The costume of Sabah Lundayeh is plain and simple, with black and white as main colors. The Lundayeh from Sarawak calls themselves “Lunbawang”. Despite the difference, they all speak ONE language.
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Most of the events were held in Dewan SFI, from morning until midnight. There was no bus at night. Fortunately, their people were very kind and helpful and sent me back to my hotel. I hope I can write an article about this festival soon and send it to the newspaper, so more people will learn more about them. In the cultural night, there were many dance and song performance. The Lundayeh’s Suling and Bas band is also famous. The main attraction were the Puteri Lundayeh (kids) Beauty Pageant in first night, and Ruran Ulung (adult) Beauty Pageant in second night. I have uploaded over 90 photos for your viewing pleasure.

malinau di banding jawa tengah...

Kabupaten Malinau di Kaltim luasnya 4,2 juta hektar atau lebih luas dari Provinsi Jawa Tengah yang ”hanya” 3,2 juta hektar. Meski demikian, jika penduduk Jateng sekitar 32 juta jiwa, penduduk Kabupaten Milanau 52.000 jiwa, setara penduduk satu kompleks perumahan di Jakarta.
Penduduk yang sangat minim ini pun tersebar di 135 desa. Berarti setiap desa rata-rata hanya dihuni 340 jiwa atau 85 keluarga. ”Kenyataannya, banyak pula desa yang hanya dihuni 20-40 keluarga,” kata Bupati Malinau Marthin Billa. Padahal, untuk menjangkau desa tersebut bukan main sulitnya karena harus menggunakan pesawat carter berkapasitas enam orang atau berhari-hari menyusuri sungai.

comment : benar kata babe gue, "masih banyak tanah dimalinau "

25 May 2006

what dou think ?

just extraordinary...
we proud with uniform, and we can look beautiful girl of dayak in another side.

24 May 2006

dorong mang...

Adalah Malinau Selatan, ibukota kecamatanya Long Loreh, perjalan ditempuh tiga jam melalui darat, berjarak 100 km dari malinau, kondisi berlumpur, kubangan air, hal yang lazim ditemui, mobil bergardan 4 x 4, pilihan yang terbaik.

kalo nekat, ini akibatnya .

dorong mang........

22 May 2006

punan in act

rano, slank (ditengah), two,potret anak-anak punan pedalaman, lokasi radar malinau, asuhan bung dicky dan hambali.

21 May 2006

excited history of dayak

rekan Dicky ke setulang mencoba baju dayak, kunjungan tranTV meliput adat dayak Setulang. indahnya.

14 May 2006

bantaran sungai

bantaran sungai malinau rasanya akan menjadi samarinda atau bulungan beberapa waktu lalu, bantaran sungai sebagai fungsi bagian tidak terpisahkan dari kesatuan DAS, contra dengan policy memanfaatkan bantaran sungai sebagai pemukiman atau daerah untuk sentra dagang, alhasil dalam beberapa waktu, pujasera yang cantik di seberangnya dibangun kios-kios untuk dagang, mudah ditebak, aktivitas MCK kembali ke sungai, pemandangan ini akan mengulangi keadaan samarinda atau bulungan beberapa tahun lalu, bantaran jadi kumuh

pertama, mau ndak mau bantaran sungai harus dibebaskan dari fungsi guna pemukiman, kalau jalan ada GSB , di sungai harus juga ada.
kedua, Tanjung Selor baru saja membuat Site pile di sepanjang bantaran, Samarinda merelokasi pemukiman sepanjang sungai mahakam, malinau belum terjadi itu, bercermin, harus dibuatkan policy melindungi bantaran sungai menjadi fungsi DAS. artinya dilarang membuat rumah atau menjadikan sentra dagang disepanjang bantran sungai.

boleh menjadi pujasera tanjung selor tapi, harus dibuat penahan site pile yang cukup menahan aktifitas di atasnya,
ketiga, mencegah lebih baik daripada kedaden.