Majapahit Heritages

Trowulan is one of sub-districts in Mojokerto regency, East Java. This area is located in the western of Mojokerto, bounded with Jombang regency. Trowulan is located between Surabaya-Solo main roads.
Looking at the historical background, Trowulan has popularly known as one of the remains of Majapahit kingdom, the greatest Empire in past time.

Trowulan is surrounded by some archaelogical sites that covering around 100 square Kilometers. There were so many researches conducted regarding Trowulan’s ancient heritages which all concentrated on monumental remains like, temples, tombs, and bathing places. Fortunately, those researches are widely spread about remain industrial, commercial and religious activity, habitation areas and water supply systems. All of which were the evidences of dense population during the 14th to 15th centuries.

Hence, by those founding, The Ministry of Cultures and Tourism of Indonesia had already submitted Trowulan as UNESCO World Heritage in October 2009.

All proves and facts that have been founded regarding the Trowulan facts are believed based on Mpu Prapanca’s inscriptionn, which is Kakawin Nagarakretagama and Chinese sources in 15 centuries. It said that, Trowulan was defeated on 1478, when Girindrawardhana had successfully beat Kertabumi, and since that time the capital of Majapahit moved to Daha.

The ancient’s city ruins at Trowulan had already been founded in 19th Centuru by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles. He was the governor of Java during 1811 until 1816 and he was an enthusiast person that concern about history. At his founding, he said that there were ruins of temples that scattered for miles, and the region was still in dense of teak forest. Along with his founding, Sir Thomas was amazed by the cultural founding and he said that Trowulan as a pride of Java.

There are numbers of archeological reliecs that discovered in Trowulan now displayed in Trowulan Museum, which is located in west side of Segaran Pool. During times and nature activities make Trowulan’s other heritages still on its excavation. Some of the excavations of the old settlement still lie buried under several meters of mud and volcanic debris, which was a result of eruption of Mount Kelud and the flood of Brantas River. Several archaeological ruins are damaged, while others have its reconstruction. Most of it were constructed in red brick.

Today’s archeological that already be new tourism objects in Trowulan are, short of, about the temples, the pool and tomb. There are famous temples like Candi Tikus, Candi Brahu, Candi Menak Jingga and Segaran pool that sometime being visited by tourists.


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All About Bird’s Nest

The Swiftlet bird or scientifically named Collocalia, or known as Walet in Indonesia, is belongs to the Apodidae family, which is not the same as the common Swallow bird. Swiftlet birds live in flocks along tropical seaside and consume wild insects. From the appearance, Swiftlet differs from the so called “House Swallow” size wise.

Swallows make their nest from tiny tree branches, dry grass, or even mud, and their nests are certainly not edible. Meanwhile, an edible-nest swiftlets, which can only be found in the tropical coastal areas, make their nests by regurgitating the saliva.

The saliva is produced by a pair of large salivery glands under the tongue, which can be hardened when it exposed to air. The precious swiftlet nests are therefore actually the dried saliva of the swiftlets, and they are the only swallow’s nests constructed entirely from saliva. It is the only edible swallow’s nest beneficial to human body. Hence, swallow’s nest is also referred to as bird’s nest.
The edible bird’s nests are become the most expensive animal products consumed by humans. The nests have been used in Chinese cooking for over 400 years, most often as bird’s nest soup or other variants of herbal and medical foods.

There are three different types of edible swallow nest: cave swiftlet, the featherd swallow and grass swiftlet. Swallow nest is also classified according to its colors: white, blood-red and yellow, even grey and purple. Different colors exist in the nests because swiftlets feed on different food which makes the nest having different colors. White nests are generally smooth, while yellow and blood-red nests are crunchier because they contain more minerals than white nests.

Bird’s nest is the food of the rich. It contain a cell division inducing hormone and an epithelial growth factor that can stimulate the growth and division of cells, thereby enhancing tissue growth, cellular regeneration and cell-mediated immunity in humans.

Scientific evidence shows the notion that the bird’s nest can facilitate growth, replenish strength and vital energy, accelerate the recovery from disease and reinforce immunity. The specific animal proteins in an edible bird’s nest have the following three functions; which is to stimulate the regeneration of cells, to enhance cell-mediated immunity and to enhance the resistance of an individual to X-irradiated damage. This is the main reason why the proteins of other precious medicinal foods like the sea cucumber, abalone, scallop, and egg cannot be compared to those contained in the edible bird’s nest.

Moreover, the consumption of bird’s nest during pregnancy can increase nutrition and improve the overall health of the mother and child and will give the infant a flexible mind. Woman consuming bird’s nest after giving birth can recover more quickly and slim rapidly to help maintain their beauty. Also, children require more nutrition during their growing period. Being fed with bird’s nests can help strengthen the body and stimulate the growth of the brain. Edible bird’s nest not only tastes good but when served with rock sugar, fresh milk or oatmeal aids digestion and constipation.

For youngsters, always consuming bird’s nest can enhance metabolism, strengthen various body functions and reinforce immunity. Bird’s nests are also beneficial to people who have just recovered from illness, who are old and weak, who suffer from asthma and who are always catching the cold or influenza. It is particularly effective to those who have sleep disorders, bronchitis, coughs or hangovers. Bird’s nests also show obvious therapeutic effects to help moisturize and replenish the lung and clear away intestinal heat.

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Sparkling Surabaya Gallery HD

Surabaya is known as The City Of Heroes, due to the importance Battle of Surabaya against The Dutch Colony to support the Independence of Indonesia during Indonesia National RevolutionAccording to the etymology and peple’s believe, the word Surabaya is coming from the worn Sura (Suro in Javanese) and Baya (Boyo in Javanese). Suro is kind of shark and Boyo is crocodile in Javanese term. Those two creatures, according to local myth, fouth each other to get the tittle of “the strongest and most powerful animal” in the area according to a Jayabaya prophecy. This prophecy tells of a fight between a giant white shark and a giant white crocodile. Now the two animals are used as the city’s logo, the two facing each other while circling, as depicted in a statue appropriately located near the entrance to the city zoo

Alternate derivations from Surabaya term is coming from the Javanese sura ing baya, which means”bravely facing danger”; or from the use of surya to refer to the sun. Some people consider this Jayabaya prophecy as a great war between Surabaya native people and invaders in 1945, while another story is about two heroes that fought each other in order to be the king of the city. The two heroes were Sura and Baya.

Surabaya is a main seaport and commercial center in the eastern region of Indonesia, and now become one of thelargest cities in Southeast Asia. The areas surrounding Surabaya include Lamongan to the northwest, Gresik to the west, Bangkalan to the northeast, Sidoarjo to the south, and Mojokerto and Jombang to the southwest. Gresik, Bangkalan, Mojokerto, Surabaya, Sidoarjo and Lamongan as an area is called as Gerbang Kertosusila.

As the provincial capital, Surabaya is also home to many offices and business centers. Surabaya’s economy is also influenced by the recent growth in foreign industries and the completion of the Suramadu Bridge. Surabaya is currently in the process of building high rise skyscrapers such as apartments, condominiums, malls and plazas, and hotels as a way of attracting foreign people to the city.

As a metropolitan city, Surabay is multy-ethnic city, where there are numbers of ethnics and tribe inside like: Javanese, Batak, Sunda, Maduranese, Balinese, Bugis and many more. There are also foreign nationalities include Malaysian, Chinese, Indian, Arab and European.

In everyday speaking, most inhabitants speak in Javanese with Suroboyoan dialect. This dialect is quite different with normal Javanese, especially from Central Java like Surakarta or Yogyakarta. Suroboyoan dialec is being higher in intonation and sometimes considered as harsh and high tempered.

Although, Surabaya is become so much influenced by the western culture and tradition from other tribes, but the originality is still exist and become the occasional events during some celebration like wayang, ludrug, remo dance, and some more particular Javanese culture.

Surabaya is hot, and become hotter by everything that live and exist inside the town. The people. The culture. The idea and way of life. Everything is in.


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