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Kluwek (Pangium edule)

Have you ever eaten Rawon? This Indonesian cuisine has a distinctive seasoning , called kluwek. Kluwek (Pangium edule) on rawon used as a spice and natural coloring of black on the gravy. Besides being used in rawon , kluwek also used on Makassar (Sulawesi) dish, called Sop Konro, and Brongkos, other Indonesian vegetable.

The tree of Pangium edule requires many years to mature and produce fruit, therefore  kluwek most often harvested from wild trees, as it’s less economical to be cultivated. Fresh fruit and seed of kluwek containing hydrogen cyanide and toxic if consumed without prior preparation. The seeds must first be boiled and then buried in ash, banana leaves on the ground for forty days, during this time, they will turn from creamy white to dark brown or black. This process occurs because the hydrogen cyanide released during boiling and fermentationing. The edible part of this plant is also an excellent source of vitamin C and iron.

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Parade of Gandrung Sewu

Indonesia has been known as a country that has a lot of cultural diversity.  One of them  is an event wich held my hometown, Banyuwangi, East Java, the show was called Parade Gandrung Sewu.  Gandrung Sewu means a thousand of Gandrung Dancers, yeah that’s true, this event showed a thousand of Gandrung Dancers, wich is a traditional dance from Banyuwangi.  They’ll dancing ‘Gandrung’ at Pantai Boom, one of beach  in there.  How can they get a thousand Gandrung dancers? They were collected from the schools that exist in Banyuwangi. Then they will be trained specifically for this event. This event wast first organized last year, and will be held every year, to celebrate the anniversary of Banyuwangi city.

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G-land (Plengkung Beach)

Good Morning all of my friends. At this time, I will promote one of beautiful beach in Indonesia, wich located in my birthplace. Its name is G-land or Plengkung Beach. It’s located in Banyuwangi, East Java, Indonesia.  G-land also known as One of The Seven Giant Waves Wonder, because of its big  long waves.  G-Land has a big and very long waves that dreamed by the professional surfers, high waves on the Plengkung beach [G-Land] reaches 6-8 meters with its length is more than 2 km. This beach is also ever held Quicksilver Pro Surfing Championship , an international surfing competitions in '95, '96, and '97.  

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Fire in Tambora

Tambora is one of sub-district in West Jakarta. It’s the most populous districts in Southeast Asia. If you’re going to tambora, you will see crowded people’s houses. Because of its populated, tambora was often hitten by fire. Such this morning, when I went to my office by bus, I saw TV news about fire in tambora. Dozen of people’s houses burned, 158 households  lost their houses. 

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Plant The Potatoes

Suddenly, I have an idea to planted potatoes. Why should potatoes? Not apple? Or flower? I was choose potatoes because it’s contained from carbohydrate, so it can substituted rice, wich is our staple food. Then I looked for information about how to plant potatoes from Google. I was also read lifecycle of this plant, etc. And now, I have ready to plant potatoes :D

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