East Kalimantan

East Kalimantan is an Indonesian province on the eastern tip of Kalimantan Island bordering Malaysia, North Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, West Kalimantan and Sulawesi. The total area of East Kalimantan is 127,346.92 km² and a population of 3,575,449 inhabitants.

Ketipung, the Musical Accompaniment of Malay Music
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Ketipung, the Musical Accompaniment of Malay Music

Helloindonesia.id – This one musical instrument is usually used to accompany Malay music. This small drum which has two sides has become one of the traditional musical instruments in Indonesia. This is the ketipung, a small drum that is part of the gamelan instrument. Ketipung has a small size and elongated round shape with a […]

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Chopsticks, From Traditional Weapons to Competitions
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Chopsticks, From Traditional Weapons to Competitions

Helloindonesia – Chopsticks have been known as one of the traditional weapons that are often used by the Dayak tribe in the Kalimantan region. In addition to making materials that come from nature, Chopsticks also have the advantage of having a firing accuracy of about 200 meters. Judging from its shape, chopsticks have a round […]

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Diving into the Underwater Paradise of the Derawan Islands
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Diving into the Underwater Paradise of the Derawan Islands

Helloindonesia.id – The Derawan Islands are a group of islands located in Berau Regency, East Kalimantan. The Derawan Islands have 3 sub-districts, namely Derawan Island, Maratua, and Big Dipper, Berau. There are at least 4 famous main islands in the archipelago, namely Maratua Island, Derawan Island, Sangalaki Island and Kakaban Island with their own uniqueness. […]

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Ngata Dahar
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Ngata Dahar, Alaide Palace dinner by Erau

Helloindonesia.id – On the opening night of Erau, at the palace of the Kutai Sultanate, he maintains a special banquet called Ngata Dahar. The event was carried out after the Sultanate delegation that made water extraction in Kutai Long returned to the palace. The period of this ritual practice is the night after the merging […]

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Delaying the Dragon, Delivering the Heirloom Dragon Back to its Origi
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Delaying the Dragon, Delivering the Heirloom Dragon Back to its Origin

Helloindonesia.id – The seventh day is the peak day of the festivities of the Erau Festival. On this day, there is a series of rituals starting from morning to evening. One of the sacred rituals on this day is stalling the dragon. In this ritual, the delegation of the Kutai Palace delegation paraded a pair […]

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Pulut Nasi, a Delicious-Spicy-Taste Breakfast Menu from Kutai
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Pulut Nasi, a Delicious-Spicy-Taste Breakfast Menu from Kutai

Helloindonesia.id – Like other areas in the archipelago, the people of Kutai have a special dish for dining in the morning. There are various types of jajak (market snacks) that are commonly used as a typical breakfast menu for the people of Kutai. All of these jajak have different flavors, ranging from sweet, savory, to […]

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Belimbur
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Belimbur, the Mass Tradition of Gratitude and Self-Purification

Helloindonesia.id – At the same time as the Keraton entourage that escorted Naga Bini and Naga Laki to Kutai Lama, a series of other rituals were held in front of the Kutai Palace. This series of rituals begins with beumban, begorok, rangga titi, and ends with belimbur. Belimbur is not only the last ritual of […]

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Seluang Betebak Rice Homecoming, a form of gratitude for food prosperity
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Seluang Betebak Rice Homecoming, a form of gratitude for food prosperity

Helloindonesia.id – Unlike the previous nights, the atmosphere of the seventh night of the Erau Festival was more lively. On that night, apart from the bepelas ritual, several special rituals were also carried out which were only held that night. One of these rituals is the rice betebak homecoming season. This festive procession which was […]

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Serabai
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Serabai, Serabi ala Kutai Kartanegara

Helloindonesia.id – In many areas on the island of Java, you can find a type of wet cake known as serabi. This snack market is identical to its round-convex shape with a blackish brown underside. This rice flour-based cake is usually served with brown sugar sauce or a savory oncom sauce. Around Bandung, West Java, […]

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Belogo, Permainan Tradisional nan Unik dari Kutai
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Belogo, a Unique Traditional Game from Kutai

Helloindonesia.id – The people of Kutai are still strong in maintaining the preservation of their traditional games. Amid the siege of various modern games, traditional game competitions remain a prestigious arena for the people of Kutai. This can be seen in every implementation of the Erau Festival. In this annual event, traditional games become an […]

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