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The Peacock and The Tiger Dance. Ponorogo, East Java, Indonesia

The land around Ponorogo -the pink one on the map- is harsh and fierce. Scratching a living from the soil here has always been a desperate business, and the people of the area have a reputation for being tough, both physically and mentally. The stories and myths of Java describe them as fierce fighters and skilled practitioners of magic, to be feared and respected. While most of the inhabitants of this arid land profess faith in Islam, echoes of much older beliefs still ring throughout the region.

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Heaven’s Diver. Raja Ampat, Indonesia.

Memasuki Bulan Juni-Juli-Agustus sama dengan memulai liburan! yeay! Mau kemana ya? Sama siapa ya? Hmm… oke oke, kali ini kita coba jalan-jalan ke timur Indonesia deh, tepatnya di Pulau Papua, Raja Ampat! :-) Yap! Mungkin ini bisa jadi alternatif liburan bernuansa pantai yang tidak akan pernah terlupakan dan akan sangat berkesan.

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Bird Flu

Bird flu is a disease caused by a specific type of avian (bird) influenza virus, the so-called H5N1 virus. This virus was first discovered in birds in China in 1997, and since then has infected 125 people in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Indonesia, killing 64 of them. It is spread by infected migratory birds (including wild ducks and geese) to domestic poultry (primarily chickens, ducks, and turkeys), and then to humans.

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