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Indonesian future capital proposal is now under proper study

Indonesian future capital proposal is now under proper study

A proposal to move the Indonesian capital city from Jakarta to other locations has been discussed since the Sukarno presidency, and even earlier during Dutch colonial era. In fact, in early 20th century there was an effort by Dutch East Indies government to relocate the capital from Batavia (colonial Jakarta) to Bandung.[1] In 2010s, the idea to relocate the national capital or administrative center has been revisited, mainly because of Jakarta’s environmental degradation and overpopulation problems.

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Day of Silence: “Nyepi”, A Holy Day For Indonesian Hinduism, One of The Oldest Religion Of Indonesian

Day of Silence: “Nyepi”, A Holy Day For Indonesian Hinduism, One of The Oldest Religion Of Indonesian

The natives of Indonesian Archipelago practiced indigenous animism and dynamism, beliefs common to the Austronesian people. Native Indonesians venerated and revered ancestral spirit; they also believed that some spirits may inhabit certain places such as large trees, stones, forests, mountains, or any sacred place. This unseen spiritual entity that has supernatural power is identified by ancient Javanese, Sundanese and Balinese as “hyang” that can mean either divine or ancestral. In modern Indonesian, “hyang” tends to be associated with God.

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