January 24, 2013
Pemancingan Telaga Jati
(Competition Fishing Business Named: Telaga Jati)
On the east side of the City of Jambi there is a pool that has been specifically designed to become a fishing business. The owner of the business is Drs. H. Haris Fadila, and he started this fishing business in Nov. of 2002. The location of this business is Jl. Pattimura RT 15; Kecamatan Kota Baru. Click here for its location on a map.
January 21, 2013
Palm Oil (sawit)
Palm oil plantations cover a huge part of the Jambi Province.
Palm oil trees are a common sight throughout the Jambi Province. In our travels around the province there have been times, that as far as the eye can see, in all directions, the entire region was a palm oil plantation.
January 19, 2013
We found the colors on this insect quite interesting.
To bad we can’t determine what it’s called.
Very colorful bug we found in our home here in Indonesia.
January 17, 2013
Superior Hand-Made Batik
This information is for those who want to buy Batik wholesale (skipping the middleman).
The below was written by Siti Hajir, the owner of the Batik production business she and her husband (Kemas Junaidi) operate from their home. We personally know Siti Hajir’s family and have visited their home many times. They’ve also visited our home on several occasions.
January 14, 2013
Language learning is doable for a person at any age. The central ingredient required–desire!
Don’t Begin with Colors, Numbers, Months, Days, etc.
As foreigners living in Jambi, we frequently meet new people, and with Indonesians being very friendly and inquisitive about new people they meet, they never fail to ask many of the below questions we’ve listed.
For the foreigner coming to live and work in Indonesia, the basic set of language skills you will need is not the vocabulary of colors, days of the week, months, or lists similar to that (that can come later). Being able to answer the below list of questions will speed your language acquisition along much faster. If you can answer the below questions fluently, Indonesians will think you already have their language mastered and they’ll be very impressed.
January 12, 2013
Pemancingan R & R
(Competition Fishing Business Named: R & R)
Pemancingan R & R
Entry to the Business
Owner of Pemancingan R & R with his family.
Indonesians have developed a unique fishing businesses for anglers. These businesses involve the creation of fish ponds / pools that are stocked and people pay a fee to fish there. This article is about the fishing business named R & R.
The below couple of links has other articles we’ve written on fishing in the City of Jambi, and the City of Bandung.
January 10, 2013
Cupping Therapy (Terapi Bekam)
WARNING: the below video is quite gruesome!
Water buffalo horns being used to increase circulation and bring contaminated blood to the surface.
With Indonesia being the most populated Muslim country in the world, it’s only reasonable to expect them to embrace the Islamic practice of bloodletting (cupping). Indonesia also has a large Chinese population who also practice cupping. Though the Chinese have a religious / philosophical view (balancing qi) of cupping that differs from the Muslim view, the expected results are the same.