Kemana anda berlibur? Ada rencana untuk berwisata ke Bali?
Jika iya dan akan menjadi kunjungan pertama ke Bali, mungkin ada baiknya meluangkan waktu beberapa menit untuk membaca tulisan ini yang sengaja saya hadirkan khusus untuk anda. Untuk apa tulisan ini dibuat? Bagaimana tidak konyol, keluhan yang disampaikan lebih banyak realitas yang tidak mungkin diubah, keniscayaan yang hanya menyisakan pilihan ‘take it-OR-leave it.’ Anda juga berhak untuk tidak berkunjung ke Bali, jika 8 hal berikut ini adalah sesuatu yang tidak anda harapkan:
1. Banyak Orang Telanjang
Bali adalah destinasi wisata internasional. Kehadiran wisman di Bali untuk mencari kehangatan matahari tropis, dan suka bertelanjang dada, sudah menjadi semacam keniscayaan. Jika anda tidak suka pemandangan seperti ini, sebaiknya anda tidak datang ke spot wisata pantai macam Kuta, Jimbaran atau Sanur.
Indonesia, a Southeast Asian nation made up of thousands of volcanic islands, is home to hundreds of ethnic groups speaking many different languages. It’s is known for its beaches, volcanoes and jungles sheltering elephants, tigers and Komodo dragons. Here are places of heaven on Indonesia which you may wants to add to your bucket list:
‘When you arrive you cry; when you leave you cry.” This is a popular expatriate aphorism about India, but almost all who visit Indonesia for any time feel much the same. Arrival in Jakarta, the capital, is the worst. The pollution, the din, the ceaseless traffic. The garbage, the floods. Everything in those first few days is an assault. But then: Spend dawn on the top of Borobudur temple in central Java. The morning mist hugs the valleys; the rising sun spears shafts of gold between two great volcanoes; the ranks of Buddhas beside you are suddenly washed with a warm orange light, the figures becoming an army of transcendent calm. The remembered assault fades away with the night, to be replaced by: How could you ever leave? For a visitor to Indonesia, such beguilements linger in the memory: tiny rice-paddy villages in Bali, fishing communities along the Sumatran coast overlooking the smolderings of Krakatoa, clearings in the nutmeg forests of Banda Neira, or among the clove bushes of Halmahera. -Simon Winchester The Wallstreet Journal
The color of Indonesia offer many promise of serene nature with humble and local wisdom. However, there are about 17,508 islands comprising Indonesia, which is home to 238 million people. The country is scientifically known to have started its beginnings as a people around 1.5 million years ago. Indonesia’s rich culture is a product of its interactions and trade with western and eastern nations. Dutch, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, and Malay greatly influenced the culture of modern Indonesia.
Indonesia’s national motto is Bhinneka Tunggal Ika, which means “Unity in Diversity.” It is a concept that identifies the nation. A shared identity was developed. Where religious pluralism is encouraged, ethnic diversity is well-entrenched and one national language binds its people. Throughout the country, there are three basic guiding principles: gotong royong or mutual assistance leads to musyawarah or consultations, which enables one to arrive at mufakat or a consensus. The Adat law, which still governs the rites of passage and social life of Indonesians, is also instrumental in providing equal rights to women in the country.
LANGUAGE AND RELIGION
Indonesia has more than 700 living languages. But the whole country is united by one single, official language – Bahasa Indonesia. On the other hand, Javanese is spoken by the majority of Indonesians as their mother tongue, although it does not have an official status. The country tolerates religious pluralism. Islam is practiced by 86% of Indonesians, although the country also recognizes Confucianism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Buddhism and Hinduism.