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Indonesia at a Glance

Indonesia, a magical and creative melting pot.

The exhibition "Indonesia at a glance" takes us on a trip through a unique country, with an immense and rich cultural heritage, blessed by a delightful tropical climate, a challenging geography and with a truly rare level of biodiversity, which impels us to travel ... to discover, to feel, to smell and to live, on-site, the uniqueness of an amazing destination.


  • 02_Eruption of Merapi
  • 03_Encrusting of Wayang
  • 04_KOMODO

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01. Borobudur
Borobudur is a Mahayana Buddhist Temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The monument consists of nine stacked platforms, six square and three circular, topped by a central dome. The temple is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. The central dome is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues, each seated inside a perforated stupa. It is the world's largest Buddhist temple,as well as one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world.

02. Eruption Merapi
Gunung Merapi is an active stratovolcano located on the border between Central Java and Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It is the most active volcano in Indonesia and has erupted regularly since 1548. It is located approximately 28 kilometres (17 mi) north of the large Yogyakarta city (2.4 millions inhabitants for the metropolitan area), and thousands of people live on the flanks of the volcano, with villages as high as 1,700 metres (5,600 ft) above sea level.

03. Encrusting of Wayang
Shadow puppets are usually made of cowhide. The tools are used in the puppet encrust such as: Padukan or pedestal. Tindih, that is a 2.5 kg iron to suppress the leather. Tatah or chisel which comprises at least 10 kinds. And Ganden, the hammer is made of wood.

04. Komodo
The Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis), also known as the Komodo monitor, is a large species of lizard found in the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang, and Padar.A member of the monitor lizard family Varanidae, it is the largest living species of lizard, growing to a maximum length of 3 metres (10 ft) in rare cases and weighing up to approximately 70 kilograms (150 lb).

05. Religion
Religion and ceremonies are a large part of the Balinese culture and define the lives of most Balinese people. Unlike the majority of Indonesia, which follows the Islamic faith, over 90 percent of Bali's population follow the Balinese Hinduism religion. Temples, offerings of food and flowers, incense and images in the arts and crafts are all signs of the island's faith.


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